Wanya Morris Biography

Wanya Jermaine Morris is a soul music artist currently affiliated with the R&B group Boyz II Men. He is also popular for his appearance on the season 22 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.  Morris had known hardships as a child, having grown up in a broken home, but music always gave him the necessary refuge.

Wanya Morris Age

The American singer Wanya was born in  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on July 29, 1973 he is currently 46 years old as of 2019.

Wanya Morris Height|Weight

Wanya stands at a medium height of 5 feet 8 inches. He has an athletic body built however the actual measurements is unknown.

Wanya Morris Education

Wanya attended the prestigious Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), where he sang alongside his future band mates in the school’s choir.

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Wanya Morris Wife

Wanya  was previously in a relationship with American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress, Brandy Norwood during the mid-nineties. Currently, he is a married man. He is married to Traci Nash. The pair married on 11 May 2002. They have four children together. Their marriage is going strong as there is no news regarding any extramarital affairs at present.

Wanya Morris Children

He is married to a designer Traci Nash on 11th May 2002. They share up and down in more than 17 years of married life which makes their bond much stronger. They have four children together but their name is still missing.

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Wanya Morris Career

 Wanya  became a permanent member of the group Unique Attraction in 1987. Formed in 1985, Unique Attraction had originally consisted of friends Nathan Morris, Marc Nelson, George Baldi, Jon Shoats, and Marguerite Walker all students of CAPA. Within the next few years, Baldi, Shoats, and Walker left the group following their graduation and in their place, Shawn Stockman and Michael McCary were recruited in.

They were heavily influenced by New Edition, an R&B group based out of Boston. So it was only fitting that they would rebrand themselves as Boyz II Men, with New Edition’s song ‘Boys to Men’ from their 1988 album Heart Break serving as the inspiration. The group became a quartet after Nelson, a founding member, left due to the delay in recordings of their own materials and the alleged disputes with others. McCary departed in 2003 due to chronic back problems.

Their debut album, Cooleyhighharmony was released in 1991 through Motown record label. Produced by New Edition member Michael Bivins, it has received 9x Platinum certification from the RIAA and won the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Award at the 1992 Grammy Awards. Boyz II Men has since released ‘II’ in 1994, ‘Evolution’ in 1997, Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya in 2000, ‘Full Circle’ in 2002, Throwback, Vol. 1’ in 2004, The Remedy in 2006, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA’ in 2007, ‘Love’ in 2009, Twenty in 2011, and Collide in 2014. Their most recent studio album is ‘Under the Streetlight’ which was released on October 20, 2017.

‘II’ is their most successful studio album to date. Not only it has been certified 12x Platinum by RIAA, it also topped the US Billboard 200 and the US R&B charts at the time of its release. It was conferred with the inaugural Grammy Award for the Best R&B Album in 1995 and one of its tracks, ‘I’ll Make Love to You’, clenched another Grammy for the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

In the 1990s, Boyz II Men was at the vanguard of the artistic movement to bring R&B music back into the mainstream. Their hip-hop beats were nothing out of the ordinary but focusing primarily on the harmony, they ushered in changes that forever affected the entire music industry. Morris teamed up with professional dancer Lindsay Arnold to compete in the season 22 of the dance reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars’, eventually coming in fourth overall.

The Boyz II Men group member  Morris has earned a good amount of money with his association with the group and his singing career. As per celebritynetworth.com, Morris’ estimated net worth is around $60 million.

Wanya Morris Net Worth

The Richest reported, he received a good amount of money for his appearance in the dance reality show Dancing with the Stars in 2016. According to the site, she received a total of $345,000 for signing the contract. In 2011, he earned $23,920 by the record sales of the album Twenty with the group Boyz II Men.

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