Muni Long is an American singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $4 Million. She is a Grammy-winning artist who rose to stardom in 2022 with her successful viral hit single “Hrs & Hrs“. Muni has been an entertainer for almost two decades and was supposed to be the next big pop singer.
Formerly known by her birth name “Priscilla Renea”, she was forced to put her solo career on pause for nearly a decade. In the meantime, she co-wrote songs for some of the biggest names in music across many genres and is credited with more than 100 songs.
She eventually reinvented herself and stepped back into the spotlight as Muni Long. Muni co-wrote global charting-topping hit singles for artists like Rihanna, Fifth Harmony, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, and Pitbull, among others. Let’s take a look at the biography and career of the singer.
Muni Long’s Net Worth
|Priscilla Renea Hamilton
Priscilla Renea Hamilton was born on September 14, 1988, in Gifford, Florida, and was raised in Vero Beach, Indian River County. She comes from a musical background. Her mother was a lead vocalist in a band and her father was a singer and trumpet player who went on to serve in the Navy.
Her family relocated frequently so Pricilla was forced to change schools often. She developed an interest in singing as a young child and evolved as she grew. Every school she enrolled in, she made sure to join their musical theater, drama clubs, and choirs.
Her mom regularly volunteered her to sing at Church, weddings, and funerals. In December 2006 while attending Community College, 18-year-old Long joined a Grammy Awards contest where one unsigned unknown artist would win the chance to perform on stage with Justin Timberlake during the Award show.
Long didn’t end up winning the contest, but she uploaded the video she made of herself singing Justin’s “Cry Me a River” and Dream Girls’ “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” to YouTube. From there, she began regularly posting on YouTube showcasing her singing ability.
Her talent generated a generous following across YouTube and MySpace. Muni’s most popular video became the clip of her singing Dictionary over Fergie’s “Glamorous”. In 2007, she performed on MTV’s “Say What? Karaoke” show, singing Cassie’s “Me and You”.
Long garnered mainstream attention after uploading the cover of Drake’s hit single “Best I Ever Had”. Her cover went so viral that Drake himself reached out to her via MySpace and invited her to move to Atlanta to live in a music house with other rising artists.
In 2009, Priscilla caught the attention of Power Entertainment and Capitol Records Executives, signing with both labels. She quickly relocated to Los Angeles to follow her dreams of becoming a star. In March 2009, she dropped a three-song digital EP “Hello My Apple” and then got to work on her debut album.
In August of that year, Long released her debut song “Doll House” which many critics compared to Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold”. Her song became a mild chart success peaking at number 11 on the Heetseeker Singles Chart.
Muni’s debut album “Jukebox” came out in December 2009 under Capitol Records. It generated positive reviews but failed to have the success Priscilla and the label intended. The album only reached number 23 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album chart.
In early 2010, Muni embarked on a promotional tour for her debut album, and by March 2010 she was ready to drop her second single titled “Lovesick”. However, when that single failed to chart, Capitol Records canceled all plans for the music video.
Sometimes in 2010, popular singer Akon asked Priscilla to go on tour with him to write songs. The pair had met back when she temporarily relocated to Atlanta in 2008.
During her first session, she wrote a song titled “Promise This” which ended up being recorded by English singer Cheryl, becoming a number-one track in the UK and Ireland. The song was such a hit that even Adele did a cover of it on BBC.
After the breakthrough success of the song “Promise This”, Muni Long decided to pursue a career as a songwriter. She called her publisher to help her find other artists to write for. Priscilla would regularly participate in about five songwriting sessions per day for long hours throughout a year and a half.
In between that time, Muni Long co-wrote songs like Rihanna’s “California King Bed” and “Watch n’ Learn” for the singer’s fifth and sixth studio albums. Additionally, she earned success by writing the songs “Beg for It” and “Don’t Wake Me Up” for Chris Brown. Thanks to her success, Muni Long accumulated a net worth of 4 million US dollars.
Muni Long Biography
|Date of Birth
|September 14, 1988
|5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
|54 kg (119 lbs)
|Names Not Known
In 2011, Muni penned songs like “Bang Bang Bang” and “Who Says” by Selena Gomez. The song “Who Says” went on to become Selena’s highest-charting single of that year and it was a hit of summer 2011.
Later that year, Priscilla co-wrote, produced, and provided vocals on songs for Big Sean, Kelly Rowland, Madonna, Demi Lovato, and Mary J Blige. By 2013, Priscilla was ready to release her sophomore album and recorded its lead track “V.S.O.P.” but the song was taken from K. Michelle and became a hit for the singer.
At 23 years old, Muni Long fired her management team and in turn, they filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against her. Despite all of this, she still managed to pin the catchy hook of the mega-hit song “Timber” by Pitbull and singer Kesha. The track is certified 15 times platinum in Norway and Diamond in the United States, making this Priscilla’s first U.S. Billboard number-one song.
Over the next several years, she followed it up with even more hits like “Worth It” by American girl group Fifth Harmony, “Infinity” by Mariah Carey, “Something Bad” by Miranda Lambert, and “Imagine” by Ariana Grande.
Despite having co-written platinum-selling charting singles, Priscilla found herself in exploitive music contracts where she only got a small percentage of royalties from those songs. None of them could save her from being dropped by her label or bankruptcy. Priscilla was also diagnosed with Lupus.
Back To Singing
In 2016, she headed back to the South to give her sophomore album another try after seven years. She originally grew up in the South with her grandmother who owned a farm and an uncle who was a black cowboy.
Her sophomore album titled “Coloured” finally arrived in June 2018 through the 30 Tigers Music Distribution company for independent artists based in Nashville. It wasn’t a Billboard charting album but it was well-perceived by critics.
Muni promoted the record with a special show at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Two years later the singer launched her own record label “Supergiant Records” in January 2020. At that same time, she rebranded as “Muni Long”.
As Muni Long, she released her first EP titled “Black Like This” in November 2020. This was followed by two other EPs in 2021 which all racked up thousands of streams and views on YouTube. In 2022, her single “Hrs & Hrs” went viral reaching number 16 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with over 12 million streams in the U.S. alone.
Additionally, Muni’s song “Hrs & Hrs” was certified Platinum by RIAA and led her to a partnership with Def Jam Records. She also received a Grammy Nomination for “Album of The Year” for her work on the record “Back of My Mind” by singer H.E.R.
- 2022 – American Music Awards – Favorite R&B Song – Favorite Female R&B Artist _ Nominations
- 2022 – Grammy Awards – Album of the Year _ Nomination
- 2022 – MTV Europe Music Awards – Best Push _ Nomination
- 2022 – MTV Video Music Awards – Push Performance of the Year _ Nomination
- 2022 – Soul Train Music Awards – The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Tribute _ Won
- 2023 – Grammy Awards – Best R&B Performance _ Won
Muni Long Net Worth
Muni Long has a net worth of $4 Million as of 2024. She established herself as one of the biggest songwriters in the American industry, thanks to her collaborations with the likes of Rihanna, Fifth Harmony, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, and others.
The spotlight is finally on Muni Long after spending over a decade fitting for a chance and writing songs that turned artists into superstars. She earned a lot of fame by reaching the number one spot on Apple Music and iTunes R&B Singles Chart to Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 and Global Viral 50. Muni Long’s annual income is roughly $500,000.