Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer best known for his hits “Oh Carol,” “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” and “Laughter in the Rain.” Over the course of his career, he has written and produced over 500 songs.

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Neil Sedaka’s Net Worth and Salary in 2021

This American singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist has a net worth of $120 million as of August 2021. He has amassed this sum throughout the course of his illustrious career, which includes live performances, recordings, and work as a composer and lyricist for a number of famous musicals. Collaborations with some of the most well-known pop, rock, and jazz artists of all time, including Bobby Darin, Tony Martin, Johnny Mathis, Clyde McPhatter, Jane Olivor, Cliff Richard, Andy Williams, Bernadette Peters, Susannah McCorkle, Jim Nabors, Jan & Dean, and Wanda Jackson.

It would be an understatement to call Neil Sedaka a musical legend. His career in the music industry has extended over six decades, and he is a voice extraordinaire and an artist par excellence. Despite a few years of failure and unfulfillment, he worked hard to restart his career’s momentum, giving it his all and therefore setting an example for the rest of the world.

Biography and Early Years

Sedaka grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born in 1939. On his early years, he lived in Brighton Beach. He went to Abraham Lincoln High School and showed an interest in music as early as second grade. He was also accepted into the Juilliard School of Music for Children, where he received classical piano training.

Age, height, and weight

Neil Sedaka, who was born on March 13, 1939, is 82 years old today, August 16, 2021. He stands 1.65 meters tall and weighs 72 kilograms.

Career of Neil Sedaka

Soon after graduating from high school, Sedaka and his classmates created the Linc-Tones, a vocal group. They began as a local band and went on to have small singles. He did, however, leave the group in 1957 to pursue a career as a solo performer. Despite the fact that his initial records failed to chart, they were nice enough to secure him his first recording contract with RCA Victor.

Neil Sedaka is singing .also he is a good music composer (SOURCE:majorten,com)

For RCA, he had a string of hit singles. Victor reached the top of the charts all around the world in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Among his many songs are “Stairway to Heaven,” “You Mean Everything To Me,” “Calendar Girl,” “King of Clowns,” “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” and “Little Devil.”

He did not limit himself to English music; he also created and issued records in Italian, Yiddish, Spanish, and German.

After the advent of “Beatlemania” in the West in the late 1960s, Sedaka’s career began to wane. RCA Victor also terminated his contract, leaving him without a label to represent. He took it all in stride and went out to right his wrongs. He performed live events while also writing and composing for other artists. He was successful in this method, and his song “Star Crossed Lovers” made a surprising comeback on the charts after four years.

He signed with the Rocket Record Company Limited in 1973 and went on to have increasing success in the years that followed.

Personal Experiences

His father, Mac Sedaka, was of Lebanese heritage, and his mother, Eleanor Appel, was of Polish-Russian descent, therefore Sedaka had a diverse background. He has a sister who is older than him.

Neil Sedaka and his wife Leba Strassberg at the young age (SOURCE:Taddlr.com)

For nearly 57 years, he has been married to Leba Strassberg. Dara Sedaka (a singer and recording artist herself) and Marc Sedaka (a scriptwriter) are the couple’s two children. Marc is the father of three children, Amanda, Charlotte, and Michael.

Achievements & Awards

Neil Sedaka has gained more popularity and notoriety than anyone else throughout the course of his six-decade career. He has a plethora of honors and trophies to his name. For his outstanding contribution to the music industry, he received The Ivors Special International Awards and the Variety Club’s Silver Heart Award. He was also awarded the Guinness World Record for his song “Amarillo,” which was the best-selling single of the twenty-first century.

Sedaka was also honored with the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 1975. He has a star on the Hollywood Wall of Fame and has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He also has a street named after him in Brooklyn.

Quick facts of Neil Sedaka

Celebrated Name: Neil Sedaka
Real Name/Full Name: Neil Sedaka
Gender: Male
Age: 82 years old
Birth Date: 13 March 1939
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York
Nationality: American
Height: 1.65 m
Weight: 72 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Leba Strassberg
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Dara Sedaka, Marc Sedaka)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Neil Sedaka Gay?: No
Profession: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2021: $120 Million
Last Updated: August 2021