How rich is Karen Valencia Clark?
Karen Valencia Clark Net Worth:
Karen Valencia Clark Net Worth:Karen Clark-Sheard (born Karen Valencia Clark on November 15, 1960) is an American gospel four-time Grammy Award winning singer, musician, and songwriter. The youngest daughter of pioneering gospel choral director Mattie Moss Clark, Sheard began her career as a member of the Grammy-Award winning, gospel legendary female group, The Clark Sisters. She is the mother of contemporary gospel singer and actress Kierra "Kiki" Sheard.During the hiatus of the Clark Sisters, Sheard rose to fame after she recorded her critically acclaimed and much anticipated solo album Finally Karen, which spawned her hit, "Balm in Gilead" (a re-recording of a song she originally recorded as part of The Clark Sisters back in the 1980s for their Heart & Soul album) the R&B-flavored "Just For Me" and "Nothing Without You" - a contemporary duet with R&B diva Faith Evans. Finally Karen became one of the most successful gospel albums of 1998 earning Sheard a Grammy nomination and earning her a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for "Best Female Vocalist".After her debut album success and much touring, Sheard was hospitalized in 2001 after one of her blood vessels burst during a minor surgery, resulting in doctors giving her a 2% chance of survival. Her testimony inspired the title name for her long-awaited sophomore project, Second Chance released in 2002, featuring a "Secret Place" - which is now considered a classic amongst fans. Sheard recorded two more live albums, including The Heavens Are Telling and It's Not Over (which featured some studio recordings), before releasing All in One, Sheard's first all-studio-recorded album in 13 years. The album debuted at #3 on the U.S. Billboard Gospel Chart and #98 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart, while its first single "Prayed Up" has so far peaked at #10 on the U.S. Billboard Gospel Songs chart.Sheard is in talks to play Kitty Parham (a member of The Famous Ward Singers) in Aretha Franklin's upcoming biopic.Sheard released her latest single "Sunday A.M" in 2014, which is nominated for the Best Gospel Song in the 57th Aunnal Grammys.
|Birth date:||November 15, 1960|
|Birth place:||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Profession:||American gospel singer, musician, songwriter, actress|
|Spouse:||John Drew Sheard|
|Children:||Kierra Kiki Sheard, John Drew Sheard II|
|Siblings:||Dorinda Clark Cole, Twinkie Clark, Jacqueline Cullum|
|Awards:||Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance (2010), Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song (2008), Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for Best Gospel Album, 1998; Stellar Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year, 1999|
|Record labels:||Billmo Records, Sound of Gospel Records, Island Black Music, Elektra, Word, Karew Records|
|Music groups:||The Clark Sisters (Since 1966), Youthful Praise|
|Nominations:||Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album, Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance/Song, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album, BET Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album, Soul Train Music Award for Best Gospel Album, God Is Here, My Words Have Power, Balm in Gilead|
|Movies:||Blessed & Cursed, Twinkie Clark & Friends: Live in Charlotte, Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers: The Grand Finale: Encourage Yourself|