Van Hunt is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his debut album ‘Van Hunt’ which he released in 2004. As of 2020, Van Hunt net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
Van Hunt was born on March 8, 1970, in Dayton, Ohio. He got an interest in music when he was a child. He began taking drumming lessons at the age of 7 and saxophone at the age of 8. Van also knows how to play bass, keyboards, and guitar.
Hunt’s career in music started in 1997 when he wrote and co-produced the song “Hopeless” which appeared in the soundtrack for the movie ‘Love Jones’. In 1999, he released an album titled “Love in Stereo” where he co-wrote several songs with Rahsaan Patterson including the song “Mean Sleep”.
In 2000, he signed with the Capitol Records and released his debut album “Van Hunt” four years later. It consists of singles like “Down Here in Hell”, “Dust”, and “Seconds of Pleasure”. In 2006, he released his second album titled “On the Jungle Floor” which featured his hit singles like “Character” and “Mean Sleep”. In his peak time, he worked and toured with several artists including Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Boney James, Seal, Coldplay, the Dave Matthews Band, and Kanye West.
In 2007, Van Hunt won a Grammy Award for his collaboration with John Legend and Joss Stone for their cover of the Sly & the Family Stone song “Family Affair”. The same year, he released a four-track digital EP “The Popular Machine”. A year later, he signed with Blue Note Records where his album “Popular” was shelved and would not be released until 2017.
Regarding his personal life, Van Hunt likes to keep his personal life private but what we know is that he has one teenage son. He is now dating famous actress Halle Berry. Halle posted a pic of herself on Instagram in a Van Hunt t-shirt while holding a glass of whiskey. In a caption, she wrote, “now ya know…”