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Ray Charles (Soul Singer) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Ray Charles
Ray Charles Robinson Sr. was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He is regarded as one of the most iconic and influential singers ever, and he was often referred to by contemporaries as "The Genius". Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called "Brother Ray". Charles was blinded during childhood, possibly due to glaucoma. Charles pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s by combining blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic Records. He contributed to the integration of country music, rhythm and blues, and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, notably with his two Modern Sounds albums. While he was with ABC, Charles became one of the first black musicians to be granted artistic control by a mainstream record company. Charles's 1960 hit "Georgia On My Mind" was the first of his three career No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
BornRay Charles Robinson, September 23, 1930, Albany, Georgia, U.S.
DiedJune 10, 2004, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Resting placeInglewood Park Cemetery
OccupationMusician, singer, songwriter, composer
Years active1947–2004

About Ray Charles

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Ray Charles

Soul Singer Ray Charles was born in Albany, Georgia, United States on September 23, 1930. He dies at the age of 73, on June 10, 2004.

The Godfather of Soul Music helped to build R&B and popular music with hits like as "Hit the Road Jack" and "Crying Time". He received 17 Grammy Awards during his long and famous career.

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Ray Charles before becoming famous

Ray Charles was born in the Zodiac sign Libra (The Maiden), and 1930 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Horse (馬).

He was blind from glaucoma when he was seven, and he began to think about the world in terms of sounds. When he was fifteen, he dropped out of school and began playing piano for bands in Jackson, Mississippi.

Achievement of Ray Charles

After releasing the smash song "Georgia on My Mind", he canceled a concert after learning that the audience would be separated. After being sued for breach of contract, he was fined $757.

Ray Charles's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

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Ray Charles

He married Eileen Williams on July 31, 1951, and Della Beatrice Howard on April 5, 1955, following their divorce in 1952. He had a daughter named Alicia with an anonymous woman. He had another daughter, Alexandra, with Chantal Bertrand, and a third child, Vincent, with Arlette Kotchounian.

Ray Charles on Social Media

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Ray Charles Collabed with

Pop Singer Frank Sinatra dubbed Soul Singer Ray Charles "the only true genius in show business".

Ray Charles Income & Net worth

Ray Charles's income mainly comes from the work that created his reputation: a soul singer. Networth of Ray Charles in 2023 is 150,000$+.

Ray Charles Height and Weight

How tall is Ray Charles? At the age of 73, Ray Charles height is 5'9" (1.75m).

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Latest information about Ray Charles updated on March 14 2023.