Barry White

Barry White

R&B Singer

Barry Eugene Carter, better known by his stage name Barry White, was an American singer and songwriter.

Full Name
Sep 12, 1944
Jul 4, 2003
6′ 4″
Net Worth


Barry White was born on September 12, 1944 in Galveston, Texas. He is an American R&B singer, songwriter and record producer. White had a difficult childhood as he grew up in a troubled family with his father being absent during most of his youth. He left school in the ninth grade to pursue a career as a musician. At the age of 16, White formed a gospel group called The Upfronts which performed in various churches around Los Angeles.

White released his debut solo album "I've Got So Much To Give" in 1973 which was successful. His second album "Stone Gon'" featured the hit single "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe" which became one of his signature songs and led to him becoming one of the biggest stars of the 1970s disco scene. In addition to his music career, White also worked as a film composer and actor appearing in several films including "The Birth Of Soul: The Complete Story Of Aretha Franklin" (1995) and "The Temptations" (1998).

White has received numerous awards and accolades for his work including four Grammy Awards for Best Male Vocal Performance, Best Rhythm & Blues Song, Best Rhythm & Blues Album and Best Disco Recording; two American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Single and Favorite Soul/R&B Album; three NAACP Image Awards; two Soul Train Music Awards; two MTV Video Music Awards; two BET Awards; and multiple World Music Awards. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2003.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1944</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Barry White is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 12, 1944, Barry White was born in Galveston, Texas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins the Upfronts</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At the age of 16, White joins an R&B group called The Upfronts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signed to Uni Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">White signs with Uni Records and releases his first single "The Right Night and Barry White".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1974</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Goes Solo</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">White goes solo and releases his first album, I've Got So Much to Give.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Platinum Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">White releases Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe which becomes a platinum selling album.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">White is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his contributions to the music industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Dies After Battle With Kidney Failure</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">White passes away on July 4, 2003 after a long battle with kidney failure.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Soulful Voice</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Barry White had a soulful voice that was unforgettable. His music was filled with emotion and passion and his vocal range was incredible. He could easily go from a low baritone to a high falsetto, making him one of the truly great singers of all time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Music Lives On</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Barry White's music lives on today and is still popular among people of all ages. His music has been sampled by many artists, including Jay-Z and Kanye West. His music has even been featured in movies and television shows, proving that his music will live on for many years to come.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Innovative Style</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Barry White was known for his innovative and unique style of R&B music. He incorporated elements of jazz, funk, disco and even classical music into his songs, creating an entirely new sound that no one had heard before. This pioneering style helped shape the sound of R&B for decades to come.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Grammy Award-Winning Artist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Barry White won four Grammy Awards throughout his career, including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Appeared in Many Movies and TV Shows</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Barry White was featured in many movies and television shows, such as "The Blues Brothers" and "The Simpsons". He also made a cameo appearance in the music video for "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Disco Record to Reach Number One</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Barry White's "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" was the first disco record to reach number one on the Billboard charts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Got His Start as a DJ</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Barry White got his start DJing at a local radio station in Los Angeles and then went on to produce and compose his own songs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Founder of 20th Century Records</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1975, Barry White founded the record label 20th Century Records which released albums by other artists such as Donna Summer, The Spinners, and Thelma Houston.</p></div>


Arrow icon

Arrow icon

Arrow icon