Rob Thomas made his career as a lead singer and a Famous singer of a rock band named Matchbox Twenty. He also works as a solo artist and releases his records and music. One of the most considerable solo chart successes was through a song named Lonely No More which was released in 2005. He even received the prestigious Grammy Award for co-writing and singing a very famous hit called Smooth by Santana, released in 1999.
Rob Thomas Early Life
Rob Thomas was brought up to this world on 14th February of 1972. He was born in Landstuhl, which is situated in West Germany. He is originally from Sarasota, which is located in Florida in the U.S. His parents divorced when he was at a very young age. From then on, he had always lived with his mother and sister. Their financial conditions were deplorable, so they shifted to Lake City, situated in South Carolina, where he lived with his grandmother. His grandmother had an addiction to alcohol. He grew up listening to the country music with his grandmother. At the age of 10, he received a Casio Keyboard, and one of his friends taught him how to play it. He even kept a guitar with no strings to pretend he was in a rock band. He struggled a lot during his childhood. His mother, too, was an alcoholic and often beat him. He completed his schooling at Lake Brantley High School, situated in the Orlando suburb of Altamonte Springs. He used to write songs on his own and played music during parties to impress girls.
Rob Thomas Career
After forming a band, they used to write songs and once, a producer named Matt Serletic heard them playing their songs and asked them to meet him for an introductory meeting, but they split up right before they signed any contract. Their songs were requested frequently at the Atlantic Records. Though they sounded very green all of their songs were too good. They were soon signed to the Atlantic Subsidiary Lava Records. Their debut album was named Yourself or Someone Like You, which was released in the year 1996. It sold out 600 copies in its first week. They were apprehensive about being kicked out by the company. They then released an album named Push which was a super hit album for them. This album led to being certified gold. After the album called Push, they came with various albums, and all of them went hits. Their next single was 3 a.m. which was also popular, and this album went multi-platinum. This album was nominated for the Grammy’s and Two American Music Awards. Matchbox were named among the 20 best new bands.
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Rob Thomas Personal Life
He met a model named Marisol Maldonado through a mutual friend, and later they started dating each other. They tied their knot on 2nd October of 1999.
Rob Thomas’s Net Worth
Rob Thomas has a net worth of $17 million. He earned this through his struggle during his childhood.