Luke James Wife, Gay, Daughter, Net Worth
American singer, Luke James is best known for his 2012 single I Want You. He was once part of a band named Upskale and later, half of Luke & Q. Besides singing, Luke is also a talented songwriter.
He wrote songs for many high profile artists, such as Britney Spears and Justin Bieber.
Bio: Details On Parents & Background
Born on the 13th of June 1984 as Luke James Boyd, the singer hails from the city of New Orleans in Louisiana.
While Luke never knew his biological father, he was raised by his single mother. She worked at NASA. He has a lot of praise for his mother - he even honored her with the Earth, Wind & Fire’s songs at the Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mom.
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As for what is known, Luke stands with a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
Is Luke James Gay? Relationship Info
Because of how secretive the singer has kept the details of his relationship, he has been the subject of gay rumors and controversies. However, looking back at his rapports, Luke has been romantically linked with multiple women.
Luke has either been in a relationship or associated with famous figures like Kim Gingras, Rita Lynn, Maadmoiselle, and Khadija Nicholas. Out of all his relationship with girlfriends, the one that really stood out was with fellow singer Jessie J, the daughter of Stephen Cornish and Rose.
Luke James with girlfriend Jessie J. (Photo:hellomagazine.com)
The pair began dating discreetly sometime in 2014 and Jessie confirmed the speculations on November the same year. On the 4th of November 2014, Jessie shared a photo of herself getting cozy with her boyfriend.
However, their relationship became short-lived as the duo ended up parting ways after a year. Like how they got together, the split was also kept low key. Neither Luke nor Jessie have commented on why they broke up.
Nevertheless, even after splitting, Jessie came to the premiere of The New Edition Story to support her ex-boyfriend in March of 2017. No wonder, many took her as Like's wife hopeful.
Career & Net Worth
Luke began his journey in showbiz early on in life. He attended the Saint Augustine High School in New Orleans along with Quinten and Tah. The three friends formed a band named Upskale.
The band did not live for long, however, Luke kept in touch with Quinten and again formed Luke & Q. Together, the duo performed at several venues and performed opening acts for Tyrese Gibson. But again, stagnant with moderate success, the duo split and parted ways.
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Alone, Luke released a debut album named #Luke and the single I Want You as a free digital download in 2011. The single earned him a nomination for Best New Artist at the Soul Train Music Awards in 2012.
In December 2012, the singer released another free digital mixtape called Whispers in the Dark which put more momentum.
Then, Luke released his self-titled debut album on the 23rd of September 2014. With a rewarding journey, the singer has undoubtedly reached the destination of fame and glory.
The singer completed his tour at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA, the US on the 5th of July 2019.
Out of his time, his career has yielded him a net worth of $3 million.