LaTavia Roberson’s net worth is estimated to be $500,000. She is an American R&B singer and actress who began her career in 1997. LaTavia earned success after she became a member of one of the world’s best-selling female groups, Destiny’s Child.
LaTavia started performing with his group alongside other members including Kelly, Michelle, and the legendary singer Beyonce. Along with the group, LaTavia has released two studio albums and they have managed to sell over 25 million records globally.
Following her success in the music industry, LaTavia tried her hand at acting, appearing in several television shows. She appeared in more than 9 TV projects throughout her career. So today, we are going to discuss the biography and net worth of LaTavia Roberson.
LaTavia Roberson’s Net Worth
|LaTavia Marie Roberson
|42 years old
|Singer, Rapper, Actor
LaTavia Marie Roberson was born on November 1, 1981, in Houston, Texas. She was raised by her father Cheryl Lastrap and mother Terry Roberson. Her parents knew their daughter was destined for at least some kind of stardom.
LaTavia’s family encouraged and allowed their daughter to model for several children’s products and commercials. Growing up, she had some prominent commercial gigs on her hands including the very popular Natural hair relaxer brand “Soft and Beautiful”. At this time in her career, she was under 10 years old.
LaTavia Roberson Career
The turning point in LaTavia’s career was when she auditioned for a local girl group in Texas, alongside a young Beyoncé Knowles who later became one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Both LaTavia and Beyonce were chosen to be a part of the act with LaTavia rapping and dancing and Beyonce singing. At 8 years old the two girls became best friends and began performing at live shows. LaTavia who was the youngest member of the group, was smart and resourceful from a young age.
During her time in elementary school, LaTavia recommended Kelly Rowland to join the group, and Kelly took her advice. With Kelly on board, LaTavia found herself in a group of six girls who were all determined to be the best they could be.
LaTavia had a big break when she teamed up with Beyoncé, Kelly, Tamar Davis, and her cousins Nikki and Nina Taylor participating in a music competition TV show called “Star Search”. However, they were lost out to an all-male rock band called “Skeleton Crew”.
After losing the “Star Search” Beyonce’s father Mathew quit his job to begin managing the group full-time. Instead of six, the girl’s number changed to four with LaTavia’s cousins and Tamar Davis getting the boot and being replaced by another little girl from Houston named LeToya Luckett. LaTavia Roberson earned a net worth of 500 thousand US dollars.
The girls signed with two different record labels between 1995 and 1997, recording only a few songs. Beyonce’s dad allowed the girls to sign with Columbia Records in 1997 under the name “Destiny’s Child”. LaTavia went from equal member of the group to a background act.
Their first self-titled album was released in 1998 and introduced the world to the girls in their distinct sound. It was their second album “The Writing’s on the Wall” that shot LaTavia and the girls into the spotlight in 1999. It debuted hit singles like “Say My Name”, and “Jumpin’, Jumpin'”, one of Destiny’s Child’s biggest hits. The album became a huge success being certified 8-times platinum in the United States.
LaTavia and LeToya were frustrated with Matthew’s favoritism towards his daughter and Kelly, as they felt ignored by the manager. These two girls suggested an outside mediator come in and manage the two of them separately from Beyonce and Kelly.
In February 2000 the music video of the group’s song “Say My Name” was released where LaTavia discovered that her vocals were replaced. From there, the group Destiny’s Child” broke up. Additionally, LaTavia and LeToya filed a lawsuit against Beyonce, Kelly, Matthew, and Sony Music whom the girls were signed under.
After departing from Destiny’s Child
After such a messy breakup, LaTavia and LeToya won two Grammys for their collaboration to Destiny Child’s hit single “Say My Name”. Later, these two girls formed their own group called “Angel”. They began recording their debut album with two other girls Naty Quinones and Tiffany Beaudoin.
However, for LaTavia, Angel never achieved even half of the success of Destiny’s Child. Their album was shelved and the girls split up. After that, LaTavia rededicated herself to her family and moved home to Houston.
In 2006 it was rumored that she had been working on a solo project. LaTavia has never released an album on her own and since Destiny’s Child, she has only released one solo song, “Best Time Of Your Life”.
Instead of pursuing her music career, LaTavia is mostly been focused on business ventures, acting, and being a mother to her children. In 2007, LaTavia appeared in a TV documentary “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”. The show gave her a chance to tell her side of the story.
In 2010 and 2014, LaTavia decided to film episodes for two different reality TV shows. She first appeared in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”. LaTavia then starred in “R&B Divas: Atlanta season 3” where she talked about her anxiety about returning to the music industry and singing again.
LaTavia Roberson Personal Life
LaTavia appeared in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” in which she got real about struggling with alcoholism after Destiny’s Child. Her career never really recovered after leaving the group. While she may have settled multiple lawsuits out of court and is a happy mother to two children.
She started dating a producer named Don Vito and the two welcomed their first child, a daughter in August 2013. Their second child, a son was born in September 2019.
LaTavia Roberson Net Worth
LaTavia Roberson has a net worth of $500 thousand as of 2024. She emerged as one of the most prominent singers in the early 90s. Her career took a big turn when she became part of the most popular girl group “Destinys’ Child”.
LaTavia Roberson accumulated a lot of wealth as a member of the group, releasing their biggest hit single “Say My Name”. That song earned over 370 million views on YouTube. As of now, LaTavia Roberson is a philanthropist, the owner of a Boxing Magazine, and a successful spokesperson.
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