Van Hunt is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He transitioned to Blue Note Records where his 2008 album, Popular, was shelved and would not be released until 2017. In 2009, Van self-released the compilation album Use in Case of Emergency.
Singer, Musician, Record Producer, Dancer
Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums, Saxophone
Capitol Records, Blue Note Records, Godless Hotspot/Thirty Tigers
Neo-Soul, Funk, Rock
Birthday / Date of Birth
Van Hunt was born on the 8th of March 1970, in Dayton, Ohio, United States.
He is 53 years old
He is of African-American descent.
Hunt attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia to study English, but soon dropped out after deciding to produce demos for rappers instead.
- Father – Unknown
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – Unknown
Girlfriend / Spouse
Van Hunt has dated –
- Halle Berry (2020-Present) – Van had hinted at a romance with her in late August via an Instagram image, while she seemed to confirm their relationship by dropping a photograph on her Instagram account (2020). On January 2, 2022, Halle confirmed that she was not married to Van.
- In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
- In centimeters – 175 cm
- In meters – 1.75 m
- In Kilograms – 76 kg
- In Pounds – 168 lbs
Van became known for being of the winner of Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, along with John Legend and Joss Stone, for their cover of the Sly & the Family Stone song, Family Affair, which appeared on the 2006 tribute album Different Strokes by Different Folks. In 2009, Hunt described winning the award as one of the bigger pleasures I’ve had to The Athens Blur Magazine.
In 2004, Hunt released his debut album, Van Hunt and a follow-up, On the Jungle Floor, in 2006, both on Capitol Records. He won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Van Hunt Net worth
Van Hunt has an estimated net worth of 10 million dollars as of 2023.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Van Hunt
- His father, Van Hunt Sr., was a friend of Ohio Players drummer Jimmy “Diamond” Williams.
- Guitar was the last instrument he learned to play; he played guitar in a rock band called Royalty.
- Hunt met up-and-coming record producers and artists like Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri and TLC through his work on demos.
- Van wrote and co-produced the song Hopeless for singer Dionne Farris, formerly of Arrested Development, and joined her band on guitar and keyboards.
- In 2000, Hunt recorded much of the songs from his debut album.
- In 2006, He appeared with Nikka Costa on the Sam Moore album, Overnight Sensational, on the song If I Had No Loot. Hunt was also featured on “Half the Fun”, a track on the Count Bass D album, Act Your Waist Size, released on Fat Beats Records.
- On August 7, 2007, Hunt released the 4 track digital EP, The Popular Machine.
- In June 2008, Hunt was recording a fourth album, which he planned to release himself and market using the Internet.
- On June 14, 2011, Van Hunt took to his Twitter to announce the release of his first song in 3 years.
- In March 2015, Hunt announced the title of his album as The Fun Rises, the Fun Sets.