Martha Wash Net Worth

Martha Wash is famous for TOP songs. This singer has written many songs about love, life, struggle and everything else that people laugh, nod their head or cry to. Martha Wash is a Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter from American. Receiving domestic and worldwide recognition, Martha Wash can still be labelled a family person due to close relationships with unknown, unknown unknown unknown. Of course it is hard to divide time between family matters and being an awesome singer, but Martha Wash manages to do that. But what about money? Does being a singer pays off? Sure thing, because Martha Wash has a net worth of $4 Million.

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Martha’s career started in the ‘70s when she sang in the gospel group NOW (News of the World), alongside Izora Rhodes. The two then joined disco musician Sylvester, but soon decided to venture out on their own, and started a group called Two Tons of Fun. Their first self-titled studio album came in 1980, and released one more album “Backatcha”, before changing their name to Weather Girls in 1982. With the name change came their most prominent hit single – “It’s Raining Men” – which reached No. 2 in the UK chart and topped the charts in Australia and Europe, while also reaching No. 1 on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart. They existed until 1988, releasing such albums as “Success” (1983), “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (1985), and “Weather Girls” (1988). Izora later reformed the group with her daughter, but Martha stayed out of picture.

Instead, Martha focused on a solo career, and so far has released three studio albums, including “Martha Wash” in 1993 which reached No. 8 on the Top Heatseekers, and “Something Good” (2013), the sales of which also increased her wealth. Most recently, she joined with disco vocalists Evelyn “Champagne” King and Linda Clifford on the song “Show Some Love”.

Martha has made several notable live performances, and has covered songs of other musicians too, including “I’m Still Standing” originally performed by Elton John, and “Mr. Big Stuff” by Jean Knights.

Martha’s net worth also increased from her public appearances, including at Big Gay Day in Brisbane, Australia on 9 March 2008, and the same year she also performed at Chicago Gay Pride Street Fest. In 2009 she sang at the Opening Ceremony of the NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series in Milwaukee, and later, in the summer 2014 she sang at the World Pride in Toronto, Canada, among many other notable appearances.

Regarding her personal life, Martha has never married and she has no children; there are rumours concerning her sexuality..

Back in the ‘90s, when Weather Girls disbanded she sued Black Box label RCA, because most of her contributions to Weather Girls were uncredited. The charge was settled outside the court, with Martha receiving payment and a recording contract with RCA, which she used well to release her debut solo album “Martha Wash”.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Martha Wash
  • Net Worth: $4 Million
  • Date Of Birth: December 28, 1953
  • Place Of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter
  • Nationality: American
  • Nicknames: Wash, Martha , Marta Wash
  • MySpace: https://myspace.com/marthawash
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1456219/
  • Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/martha-wash-mn0000367417
  • Record Labels: RCA Records
  • Albums: Martha Wash, I’m Not Coming Down”- Power Mixes Volume I, Dreamland, Remixland, Something Good, The Collection, I’m Not Coming Down”- Power Mixes Volu
  • Music Groups: The Weather Girls (1980 – 1982), Black Box (1988 – 1998), David Cole (1989 – 1994)

Facts

  • Her Weather Girls song “It’s Raining Men” was ranked #35 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Dance Songs while her controversial vocal lending to C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” landed on #9.
  • She was in the midst of a big scandal in the early ’90s, as she claimed that the C&C Music Factory didn’t credit her for vocals on their #1 hit “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now).” It was Wash’s rich, shattering voice that turned “Everybody Everybody” into a smash for Black Box, but she wasn’t featured in the video. Wash, who is overweight, was invariably replaced in the songs and videos by lip-syncing models, and was forced to resort to legal action to get a proper share of the royalties for her work.

Filmography

Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Who’s Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series performer – 1 episode
American Crime Story 2016 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Boss 2016 performer: “Gonna Make You Sweat Everybody Dance Now”
The Footy Show 2014 TV Series performer – 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland 2013 TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Secret Disco Revolution 2012 Documentary performer: “It’s Raining Men”
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special performer: “It’s Raining Men”
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series 2010 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Unsung 2010 TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode
RuPaul’s Drag Race 2010 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Disco Ball 2003 TV Special performer: “It’s Raining Men”
Kiss Me, Guido 1997 performer: “Magic Charms”
D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 performer: “MR. BIG STUFF”
Melrose Place 1993 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Gung Ho 1986 performer: “BREAKIN’ THE ICE”
Actress
Title Year Status Character
Wholly Broken 2017 TV Movie post-production Rose
The Gordon Elliott Show 1995 TV Series
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked! 2010 TV Series special thanks – 1 episode
Self
Title Year Status Character
Concert for America 2017 TV Special Herself
The View 2015 TV Series Herself
Unsung 2010-2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
The Secret Disco Revolution 2012 Documentary Herself
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Herself – Performer
RuPaul’s Drag Race 2010 TV Series Herself – Guest Judge
The Wendy Williams Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Sommarkrysset 2008 TV Series Herself
Queens of Disco 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
6ABC Boscov’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2006 TV Movie Herself
Showtime at the Apollo 2006 TV Series Herself
I’ve Got a Secret 2006 TV Series Herself
Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion 2004 TV Special documentary Herself
The Disco Ball 2003 TV Special Herself
Sylvester: Mighty Real 2002 Documentary short Herself
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1985 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 1984 TV Series Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1978 TV Series Herself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked! 2010 TV Series Herself – Guest Judge
Video on Trial 2007 TV Series Herself – Accused