Brenda K Starr is an American singer and songwriter best known for her work in R&B, dance, as well as pop, but now primarily in salsa-based music. Furthermore, the singer is well-known for his contribution to freestyle music in the 1980s.
|Celebrated Name:||Brenda K Starr|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Brenda K. Starr|
|Age:||55 years old|
|Birth Date:||15 October 1966|
|Birth Place:||Manhattan, New York, United States|
|Children:||Yes (Gianna Isabella)|
|Profession:||American singer and songwriter|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$5 Million|
Brenda K Biography
Brenda K was born in 1966 to a Puerto Rican Roman Catholic mother and a Jewish American father, an organist named Harvey Kaplan, who is also known as Harvey Kaye of the 1960s band Spiral Starecase.
Brenda K’s Age, Height, Weight
Brenda K Starr was born on October 15, 1966, and is 55 years old in 2022. Her height is 1.65 meters and her weight is 55 kilograms.
Brenda K Starr began her career by landing a role in the 1984 hip-hop film Beat Street; the singer performed in that as a singer in the open-microphone type audition. This occurred in the early 1980s as a result of an unintentional meeting with Harry Belafonte.
Her appearance in the film drew attention, leading to a recording contract with Mirage Records, signed by Arthur Baker, who enlisted the help of two production teams (Richard Scher and Lotti Golden, and Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken) to complete her debut album, I Want Your Love.
Her sophomore LP, which was released in 1987 on the MCA Records label prior to it becoming a part of the current Universal Music Group, contained what is considered her signature song.
It is known as the power song “I Still Believe,” and it peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, becoming her first and only top 20 single.
Two of her songs were included on the soundtrack for the film. “Sweet Surrender” was included on the soundtrack for the 1988 teen film License to Drive, starring Corey Haim, and “Sata” was included on the soundtrack for the 1990 film Lambada.
Aside from that, she was a disc jockey at WNEW-MIX FM’s 102.7, where she hosted a show called Under the Stars.
Achievements and Awards
Brenda K Starr’s lead single from her seventh album, Atrevete an Olvidarme, i.e., “Tu Eres,” received a nomination from the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2006.
She has received Lo Nuestro Awards: Tropical/Salsa Female Artist of the Year in 1997, Latin Grammy Awards: “Best Salsa Album: for Temptation in 2002, Latin Grammy Awards: “Best Salsa Single” for “Por Ese Hombre” in 2002, and Billboard Latin Music Awards: “Best Salsa Single” for “Tu Eres” in 2006.
Brenda K Starr’s Net Worth in 2023
Brenda K Starr’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million as of March 2023. She made the majority of her money as a singer and songwriter. She is best known for her single “I Still Believe,” which peaked at #13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1987.
Mariah Carey included “I Still Believe” in her 1998 album. The version peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and she was eventually certified platinum. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, many of her songs were used in films.
After a few years, this singer has reinvented herself as a Spanish-language pop star. Surprisingly, she needed to learn Spanish before she could advance in her career. Furthermore, she has also worked as a DJ, most notably at New York’s WNEW.
Brenda K Starr is one of those singers who rose to prominence in the music industry thanks to her R&B work. The 1980s and 1990s provided opportunities for her to rise to prominence and gain experience in this field.
Despite difficulties in her music career in the 1990s, the singer returned, and her perseverance has had a significant impact on increasing her wealth.
Brenda K Husband, Marriage
Brenda K married Chris Petrone, and the couple has one daughter, Gianna Isabella. Her daughter reached the top ten of American Idol’s fifteenth and final season last year.