Maxi Priest Bio, wiki, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Family
Max Alfred, a notable British reggae performer of Jamaican heritage, was one of just two British reggae musicians to score a #1 record on the American Billboard Charts in 1990 with his song “Close to You.”
Early Childhood Development and Education
Max Alfred, an English reggae performer, was born in Lewisham, London, England, on June 10, 1961. He is the second youngest of a family of nine siblings. He grew up in a blended family in Lewisham.
Max used to listen to a wide range of music as a kid, including gospel, reggae, R&B, and pop. His Pentecostal missionary mother urged him to learn music. As a youth, he started singing in church and hoisted speaker boxes for the Jah Shaka and Negus Negast sound systems.
Jacob Miller, Max’s cousin, was a Rastafarian and a Jamaican reggae performer. Miler was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 1980. Maxi is British in nationality and ethnicity, and he comes from a mixed ethnic background.
A Professional Life
Maxi Priest began his singing career with Saxon Studio International, a South London reggae sound system. After releasing a few independent singles, he released his self-titled debut commercial album in 1988.
After a few years, Max became one of just two British reggae performers to have a Billboard number one in the United States: ‘Close to You.’ The song was also a great hit in the United States, peaking at number twenty.
Max has also collaborated with artists like Beres Hammond, Apache Indian, Roberta Flack, and Lee Ritenour. In the year 2012, Max recorded a rendition of L’Arc-en-song Ciel’s “Vivid Colors” for the band’s English-language tribute album.
Easy to Love, Max’s 2014 album, was ranked No. 2 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart.
Maxi Priest, who is 56 years old, has made no mention of his wife, but he is a single father of three children. Marvin Cornell Elliott, his first son, was born on October 27, 1981.
Marvin Cornell Elliott, better known by his stage name Marvin Priest, is an English-born singer and composer who now lives in Australia. Che Elliott and Ryan Elliott are Max’s other two sons.
Max appears to keep his personal life off the radar of the media, therefore little is known about his marriage, affair, or wife.
Estimated Net Worth
Maxi Priest has amassed a sizable net worth as a result of his singing career, in which he has released several all-time hit songs and collaborated with a slew of well-known singers. Lee Ritenour, for example, has a net worth of $14 million.
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