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Sheryl Crow's net worth comes from decades of her own music, as well as singing with and for others.
Crow got her start singing jingles, earning a mint before she even landed her own record deal. She earned her touring stripes before hitting it big as well, working as a background singer for Grammy winners and music legends—and now, Crow is finally getting her flowers for being a Grammy winner and a legend in her own right with her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
"The people that have meant the most to me in my musical life have been inducted into this organization so to have my name in the hat with theirs, it's a giant honor," she gushed to PEOPLE. "These people… really were the architects."
Celebrate Crow's induction with a breakdown of her wealth. Here's Sheryl Crow's net worth in 2023.
How did Sheryl Crow become famous?
Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri, on Feb. 11, 1962, to two musicians: Her mother was a piano teacher and her father an attorney and trumpeter. After graduating high school, she got a degree in music education from University of Missouri's School of Music, where she was also a member of a local band.
After college, Crow taught elementary school music in Missouri and had a side gig performing jingles for commercials for major brands, including Toyota and McDonald's. She told CBS News that her Mickey D's jingle alone netted her a cool $40,000—more than $100,000 when adjusted for 2023's inflation.
Her success in advertising music led her to become a background singer for Michael Jackson, then for Don Henley, Belinda Carlisle, Jimmy Buffett, Stevie Wonder and more. In 1991, her song "Heal Somebody" was featured on the Point Break soundtrack, and that September, Kenny Loggins released the album Leap of Faith, which featured a duet with Crow called "I Would Do Anything."
In terms of her own success, Crow recorded a debut album in 1992, but scrapped the entire thing because she felt it was overproduced. She went back to the drawing board and hit it big in 1994 with her single "All I Wanna Do" from her album Tuesday Night Music Club, which was released almost a year earlier, but was a slow burn on the charts. In 1995, Crow won the Best New Artist Grammy, as well as Record of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Female Vocal Performance for "All I Wanna Do."
Tuesday Night Music Club sold more than 7.6 million copies in the United States and the U.K. alone, but not without some strife: Crow had a team of co-writers on the album who called themselves the "Tuesday Music Club," and the group feuded with Crow over songwriting credits.
Co-writer Brian Bottrell, who also worked with Crow on her self-titled second album, told The New York Times, "The truth is hard to describe, but it lies between what all the people were shouting. It was all very vague and very complicated. She wrote the majority of the album. The guys and I contributed writing and lyrics, including some personal things. However, the sound was the sound that I developed."
What is Sheryl Crow's net worth in 2023?
Sheryl Crow's net worth in 2023 is estimated at $70 million. Though the bulk of her income is from touring and record sales (more than 50 million worldwide!), Crow has also been featured in ads for several brands, including Self magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Got Milk?, Revlon and American Express.
When did Sheryl Crow come out?
Crow's debut album, Tuesday Night Music Club, dropped on Aug. 3, 1993, but her breakout moment didn't come until the following year when "All I Wanna Do" became a hit single, released in July 1994.
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What was Sheryl Crow's biggest hit?
"All I Wanna Do" was Crow's biggest hit, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at No. 1 on the brand's Pop Airplay and Adult Contemporary Charts, as well as hitting No. 1 in Australia and Canada.
How much does Sheryl Crow make per concert?
It's estimated that Crow commands a booking fee of $300,000 to $500,000 for a private performance, but her public concerts' take-home pay can vary by a number of factors. These include ticket sales, venue size, merchandise sales, production costs and how many opening acts and staff there are to share in ticket grosses.
What was Sheryl Crow's first big hit?
Crow's first big hit was "All I Wanna Do" in 1994.
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What 1994 song won Sheryl Crow a Grammy?
"All I Wanna Do," released as a single in July 1994, earned Crow several Grammys, including Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It was nominated for Song of the Year as well.
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How many hits has Sheryl Crow had?
Crow's got a number of hits under her belt. Here they are, by chart peak on the Billboard Hot 100:
"All I Wanna Do," No. 2, 1994
"Picture (feat. Kid Rock)," No. 4, 2002
"Strong Enough," No. 5, 1994
"If It Makes You Happy," No. 10, 1996
"Every Day Is a Winding Road," No. 11, 1996
"The First Cut Is the Deepest," No. 14, 2003
"Soak Up the Sun," No. 17, 2002
"My Favorite Mistake," No. 20, 1998
"Always On Your Side (feat. Sting)," No. 33, 2006
"Can't Cry Anymore," No. 36, 1995
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How many times has Sheryl Crow been nominated for a Grammy?
Crow has been nominated for 33 Grammys so far throughout her career and has won nine. Her wins are:
Best New Artist (1995)
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("All I Wanna Do," 1995)
Record of the Year ("All I Wanna Do," 1995)
Best Rock Album (Sheryl Crow, 1997)
Best Female Rock Vocal Performance ("If It Makes You Happy," 1997)
Best Rock Album (The Globe Sessions, 1999)
Best Female Rock Vocal Performance ("Sweet Child O' Mine," 2000)
Best Female Rock Vocal Performance ("There Goes the Neighborhood," 2001)
Best Female Rock Vocal Performance ("Steve McQueen," 2003)