Who is Rico Love? Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Wife, Marriage

Rico Love

The American rapper Rico Love, born Richard Preston Butler Jr., is a multi-talented personality who works as a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his work with The Runners and Young Chris. They Don’t Know and Bitches Be Like are two of his most well-known songs.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name: Rico Love
Real Name/Full Name: Richard Preston Butler Jr.
Gender: Male
Age: 39 years old
Birth Date: 3 December 1982
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.81 m
Weight: 64 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Robin Thompson
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Carys Preston and Believe Beyond)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): No
Is Rico Love Gay?: No
Profession: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Salary: $400,000
Net Worth in 2022: $16 million
Last Updated: June 2022

Rico Love Biography

Richard Preston Butler Jr., better known as Rico Love, was born on December 3, 1982, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and grew up in Wisconsin and Harlem. After his parents divorced when he was an infant, he moved to New York. Rico enjoyed writing poetry as a child, and his mother always encouraged him. His passion for poetry prompted him to join the African American Children’s Theater. While still in his teens, he realized he wanted to pursue a career in rap but first needed to finish his studies.

Love attended Florida A&M University, where he pursued his musical interests by winning numerous talent shows and rap battles. He frequently visited Atlanta, Georgia, where he met the Jagged Edge members who inspired his songwriting. Rico eventually dropped out of college due to a significant paperwork error made by the college administration’s office. Rico then moved to Atlanta, where he met Usher for the first time. Rico was encouraged by Usher, who also introduced him to the music industry.

Rico Love Age, Height, Weight

Rico Love was born on December 3, 1982, and is 39 years old as of  2022. His height is 1.81 m, and he weighs 64 kg.

Rico Love
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Rico has contributed to the soundtracks of Usher’s films “In the Mix,” “Settled Down,” “Sweat,” and “On the Grind,” all of which features Juelz Santana and Paul Wall. Rico recorded his first solo album, “the Fifth Element,” in 2007, but decided not to release it. Juvenile, Rich Boy, Fat Joe, and his own artist Young Chris have all featured him as a guest performer.

Rico Love released his EP, “Discrete Luxury,” on February 27, 2014, and the first song from the album, “They Don’t Know,” reached the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Rico’s highest-charting single.

Rico also dabbled in songwriting and music production. He contributed to Beyonce’s five-time Grammy-winning album “I Am… Sasha Fierce.” “The Dutchess,” “In a Perfect World…” by Keri Hilson, Usher’s “Raymond v. Raymond,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Scared of Lonely” are among his other notable contributions.Rico’s co-produced and co-written single “There Goes My Baby” reached the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for a Grammy.

Rico Love Achievements and Awards

Rico Love’s accomplishments and awards as a rapper, singer, and songwriter are as follows: In the year 2005, he was nominated for a Grammy Award.
He received the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album in 2005. In 2010, he was ranked ninth on the Billboard chart in the category of Songwriter of the Year. In 2010, he was ranked 26th on the Billboard chart in the category of Publisher of the Year. In 2011, he and his co-artist Usher won the Grammy Award again.”

Rico Love’s Net Worth in 2023

Rico Love’s net worth is estimated to be $16 million as of March 2023, with record sales and royalties accounting for the majority of his earnings. He has produced albums for some of America’s most well-known artists, including Usher, BeyoncĂ©, and Chris Brown.

As a recording artist, his solo concerts and collaborations with other musicians increase his net worth. According to his website, the artist lives in Golden Beach, Miami, and drives a Rolls-Royce. His artist salary is estimated to be $400,000.

Rico Love, an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer, received his first break from Usher when he wrote “Throwback” for him. His success grew as he continued to write and produce hit records. He has contributed to a number of albums that have gone on to win Grammys. He is also the CEO of Division1, a record label that collaborates with the renowned Interscope Records.

Rico Love Wife, Marriage

Rico Love is currently married to celebrity photographer Robin V. (born Robin Thompson). The couple lives in Miami with their two children, a son named Carys Preston and a daughter named Believe Beyond. Rico prefers to keep his personal life private, and little is known about his relationships.