Van Hunt Biography
Van Hunt is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and recording artist. His debut album, Van Hunt, was released in 2004 and his follow-up, On the Jungle Floor, was released in 2006, both on Capitol Records.
Van Hunt Age
How old is Van Hunt? Hunt is 51 years as of 2021. He was born on March 8, 1970, in Dayton, Ohio, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 8th of May every year and his zodiac sign is Pisces.
Van Hunt Height | Weight
He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 80kg (176 lbs).
Van Hunt Family| Father| Siblings
Hunt was born into a well-to-do family as his father, Van Hunt, Sr., was a friend of Ohio Players drummer Jimmy “Diamond” Williams. Hunt has had an interest in music since he was a child, taking drums at 7 years of age and saxophones at 8 years of age, then studying bass and keyboards. He played guitar in a punk band named Monarchy, too.
Van Hunt Net Worth
Hunt has an estimated net worth of between $4 million – $6 million. His income is mainly attributed to his career in Singing, Songwriting, Musician, and as a Producer. On the other hand, his girlfriend, Halle Berry has a whopping career estimated at $80 million.
Van Hunt Girlfriend | Halle Berry
Van Hunt is currently in a relationship with Halle Berry. Berry is a popular Oscar-winning American actress who has starred in a number of films including, “Boomerang“, “The Flinstones”, “Bulworth” and “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”. She also ranked first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant and sixth in the Miss World 1986.
Hunt and Berry’s relationship has been one of the hot topics all over the internet following their confirmation as it was shocking that Berry who is really sensitive about her private life herself announced their relationship status.
Their confirmation was officially made after Berry posted a photo on Thursday, September 17, 2020, wearing a pageboy cap with a Van Hunt merch t-shirt with a caption, “now ya know…” seeming to confirm fans’ suspicion that Berry is dating Hunt.
The foot emoji on the caption actually was related to one of the photos which Berry several weeks ago with her feet next to someone else’s(not tagged) but left the caption, “sunday, funday”. It got to confirmation as in August 2020, Hunt himself posted a photo of the couple in which Berry was seen kissing his cheek.
Aside from his dating life with Berry, Hunt is the father of his only son named Drake who enjoys football and is attending New York University as of 2020.
Van Hunt Education
After graduating from high school, Hunt relocated to Arlington, Texas for a short period before moving to Atlanta, Georgia in 1996 to attend Morehouse College, where he studied English but soon dropped out to focus his career in music.
For living in Texas, he started producing a couple of hip-hop demos for Atlanta rappers to pay bills. Subsequently, through his work on demos, he met up-and-coming album producers and musicians such as Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, and TLC.
Van Hunt Career
Hunt started his career initially writing and co-producing the song “Hopeless” for singer Dionne Farris. He also joined her band on guitar and keyboards. Working with Farris he met Randy Jackson who later became Hunt’s manager in 2002. He co-wrote several songs with Rahsaan Patterson on his album “Love in Stereo” (1999) and co-wrote the single “Mean Sleep” in 1999 with Cree Summer.
Hunt released his debut album “Van Hunt” through Capitol Records on February 24, 2004. The album featured singles like “Down Here in Hell (With You),” “Dust” and “Seconds of Pleasure.” The album was followed by his second album entitled “On The Jungle Floor” released on April 4, 2006. The album included a song, “Character,” “Mean Sleep,” and a cover for “No Sense of Crime” by The Stooges.
Van Hunt More Career
In 2006, Hunt appeared with Nikka Costa on Sam Moore’s song “If I Had No Loot” and also on “Half the Fun“. For covering the Sly & the Family Stone song, “Family Affair”, Hunt along with John Legend won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 2007.
On August 7, 2007, he released the 4-track digital EP, “The Famous Computer.” In May 2009, he released “Used in Case of Emergency,” a collection of demos, remixes and B-sides posted on his website between 1997 and 2005. He performed on the theme song for the film Hurricane Season the same year, entitled “Be on Our Way.”
On 15 June 2011 he launched his first single in three years entitled “June,” followed by the launch on his own record label Godless Hotspot by his third album, “What were You Hoping for?.” In 2015, he released another album titled “The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets.” In August 2017, his full-length album, “Popular” finally was released on all online distributors 10 years after it was shelved.
Van Hunt Selected Song List
- Seconds of Pleasure (2004)
- Down Here in Hell (2004)
- Dust (2004)
- Character (2006)
- What Can I Say (2004)
- Out of the Skay (2004)
- Highlights (2004)
- Who Will Love Me in Winter (2004)
- Being a Girl (2006)
- Anythings (2004)
- June (2011)
Van Hunt Albums
- Van Hunt (2004), Capitol
- On the Jungle Floor (2006), Capitol
- What Were You Hoping For? (2011) – Godless Hotspot/Thirty Tigers
- The Fun Rises, the Fun Sets (2015) – Godless Hotspot/Thirty Tigers
- Popular (2017), Blue Note
Van Hunt Awards
- 2005 Grammy Award nomination for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for “Dust.”
- 2006 Grammy Award win for Best R&B Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocals for “Family Affair”