Donell Jones Net Worth: How Rich Is The R&B Singer?

Donell Jones is an R&B singer, songwriter, and producer born in the USA. He started his music journey in June 1996 with his first album, “My Heart,” under LaFace Records. He’s also famous for tracks like “Knocks Me Off My Feet.”

He gained significant popularity when he released his second album called “Where I Wanna Be” in 1999. After Donell released his 2013 album Forever, he took a break from active music release; he came back in 2021 with a release of an album titled 100% Free, right after the end of the pandemic.
According to Donell, in an interview with 11Alive, he said he got inspired by the need to re-inspire people destabilized by the 2020 pandemic.

Donell Jones performing at a show in Ontario, CA
Donell Jones performing at a show in Ontario, CA (May 2023 – Instagram)

Donell Jones Net Worth

Donell Jones is famous for being good at making and writing music. His album “Where I Wanna Be” was super successful, selling many copies.

It had three popular songs, including the big worldwide hit “U Know What’s Up,” which was his most successful song so far. It got high on the Billboard Hot 100 and was number two on the UK Singles Chart.

The album also had a popular song in the UK called “Shorty (Got Her Eyes on Me),” a kinda popular R&B/Hip Hop song called “This Luv,” and a successful, soulful slow song called “Where I Wanna Be,” which is also the title of the album.

With all these successes, Donell Jones is said to have an estimated net worth of $500,000.

Profile Summary

Net Worth$500,000
NameDonell Jones
Age 50 years old
Place of BirthChicago, Illinois, U.S.A
Date of BirthMay 22, 1973
Occupation Singer
Nationality American
ParentsFather: Roy Jones
Mother: Renee Byrd
Wife Jasmine Jones
ChildrenTatiana & 5 others
Weight76 kg
168 lbs

Donell Jones Biography

Donell Jones is an American producer and Songwriter born on May 22, 1973, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is the son of Renee Byrd and gospel singer Roy Jones.

He grew up in the Southside of Chicago, was “Gang Banging,” and got arrested at the age of 15 for armed robbery – the police mistook him for the actual robber.

They are also no information on where he went to school, like which high school or college he attended, and we’re also no details regarding his family members, such as whether he has brothers or sisters.”

The only record of his high school was during an interview with DJ Vlad; Jones said he took off his career in music when girls in his high school were attracted to him when he sang Bobby Brown’s song in the launch room.

Professional Career

Jones’s father’s music career gravitated him towards music early on. He started with his first album, “My Heart,” in June 1996 on LaFace Records at 24. He recorded most songs and later got help from Eddie Ferrell’s Untouchables Entertainment team (Mookie, Marks Sparks, Kenny Tonge, and Darin Whittington). Before his first album, he co-wrote songs for Usher’s 1994 album Think of You.

Donell’s album, My Heart, reached number 30 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. His songs “In the Hood” and a version of Stevie Wonder’s “Knocks Me Off My Feet” both did well on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and New Zealand Singles Chart.

In 1999, his second album, “Where I Wanna Be,” became popular with the hit song “U Know What’s Up,” hitting number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming famous worldwide.

The album got a platinum certification from RIAA and had three more hit songs, like “Shorty (Got Her Eyes On Me)” and the title track.

His third album, “Life Goes On,” came out in June 2002, reaching number 3 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. While it sold well, its songs were not as successful, with “You Know That I Love You” being the best, reaching the top twenty on the R&B charts.

“Journey of a Gemini,” his fourth album from 2006, had songs made by different producers. It did the best on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, hitting number one, and also reached the top 20 on the Billboard 200.

Between 2009 and 2021, Jones put out many albums and songs under his label Candyman Music Inc. and eOne Music. “The Lost Files,” his collection of songs that hadn’t been released before, came before his fifth usual album, “Lyrics,” which started at number 28 on the US Billboard 200.

His sixth album, “Forever,” reached number 20 on the Billboard 200, creating hits like its main song and “Never Let Her Go,” a song he made with rapper David Banner.

In 2018, Jones sang, produced, and wrote songs for “23” by Jacquees. In 2019, he worked with Jon B. on the song “Understand” and hinted about a new album, “100% Free,” which came out in February 2021 on digital platforms and as a free download on his official website.

Right now, Jones is getting many plays on Spotify, with 1,680,101 people listening monthly.

Albums released:

  • My Heart (1996)
  • Where I Wanna Be (1999)
  • Life Goes On (2002)
  • Journey of a Gemini (2006)
  • Lyrics (2010)
  • Forever (2013)
  • 100% Free (2021)

Personal Life

Donell Jones is married to Jasmine Jones, and they have two kids. Their names are kept private and not shared with the public.

Jones also has four daughters from his past relationship, and one of them is named Tatiana.

Tatiana followed her dad’s path and became a singer and songwriter. She is married and has a child named Messiah.

Donell celebrated the birth of his grandchild, Arie Jaide, in 2023 with his daughter, Shakia McClain. Shakia got married in 2021.

Donell Jones Car Accident

Donell Jones disclosed surviving a car crash caused by falling asleep at the wheel.

Sharing images of his Mercedes-Benz stuck in a ditch on social media, the singer revealed he emerged without injuries.

Donell Jones Car Accident Image
Donell Jones Car Accident Image

His message urged people to park if tired, emphasizing the importance of avoiding such incidents.

Physical Appearance

Donell Jones is an African American with dark hair, brown eyes, and a tattoo on his left arm. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 168 pounds (76 kilograms).

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