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Wanda Young (Wanda LaFaye Young) was born on 9 August, 1943 in Inkster, Michigan, U.S., is a singer. Discover Wanda Young’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 78 years old?
|Popular As||Wanda LaFaye Young|
|Age||78 years old|
|Born||9 August 1943|
|Birthplace||Inkster, Michigan, U.S.|
|Date of death||(2021-12-15)|
|Died Place||Garden City, Michigan, U.S.|
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Wanda Young Height, Weight & Measurements
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Dating & Relationship status
She is currently single. She is not dating anyone. We don’t have much information about She’s past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, She has no children.
Wanda Young Net Worth
Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Wanda Young worth at the age of 78 years old? Wanda Young’s income source is mostly from being a successful singer. She is from Michigan. We have estimated
Wanda Young’s net worth
, money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth in 2023||$1 Million – $5 Million|
|Salary in 2023||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2022||Pending|
|Salary in 2022||Under Review|
|Source of Income||singer|
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In her later years, Young resided in Inkster, Romulus, Redford, and the Brightmoor section of Detroit. She died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Garden City, Michigan on December 15, 2021, at the age of 78.
On February 17, 2015, Young’s biological daughter Miracle Rogers, adopted and raised by an aunt, was murdered with a friend in Inkster, Michigan. Rogers was born on August 27, 1982, seven years after Young and Miracles’ singer Bobby Rogers got divorced. Although her paternity is unknown, she received the singer’s last name and was named after his group, the Miracles, even though he was already remarried by the time she was conceived.
In 2002, Kanye West sampled Young’s version of the Miracles’ “After All” for Jay-Z’s rap duet, “Poppin’ Tags” from The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse album, which featured Killer Mike, Big Boi and Twista. The Marvelettes were nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013 and again in 2015.
Young was involved with many years of substance abuse and alcoholism following the Marvelettes’ departure, largely due to witnessing the shooting death of her sister at the Young family’s Inkster residence. She also separated from her husband and lost custody of their children. She re-emerged in 1989 after accepting an offer from Motorcity Records’ Ian Levine to record new songs and revised versions of her classics with the Marvelettes. Levine had invited a number of former Motown artists, one of whom reported that she looked like a “decrepit mess”. Another former Motown Artist, Kim Weston, encouraged her and helped rise above her problems to make her comeback. She made a brief return to performing in the early 1990s but without Marvelettes members Gladys Horton and Katherine Anderson. Katherine retired from show business after the Marvelettes’ breakup though both Horton and Young collaborated on a Marvelettes recording for Motorcity Records. They released an album called The Marvelettes Now!, the artwork of which was modeled after their pink, 1967 album, and featured both Young and Horton on the cover.
A moment of misjudgement in 1964 changed the fortunes of the band. They turned down the offer to sing Where Did Our Love Go, and the song was instead given to the Supremes, while the Marvelettes recorded Too Many Fish in the Sea. This song only got to 25 in the charts, while Where Did Our Love Go was an instant hit.
On June 3, 1962, Wanda’s first of four children, Meta (Young) Ventress, was born (Florence Ballard of The Supremes substituted her in the Marvelettes during this period). On December 18, 1963, Young married her longtime boyfriend Bobby Rogers, a member of the Miracles, in Detroit and became known professionally as Wanda Rogers. The union produced two children; son Robert III and daughter Bobbae. Wanda and Bobby divorced in 1975 after 12 years of marriage.
After a successful audition, Young joined the group and the quintet, which had auditioned for a deal with Motown earlier, returned with a song co-written by Dobbins titled “Please Mr. Postman”. Impressed with the group’s sound, Berry Gordy immediately signed them, and named them “the Marvelettes”. After the song was remastered, the song was released and became Motown’s first No. 1 Pop single in late 1961—it also held the top slot for seven weeks on Billboard’s R&B chart. Young sang lead on the B-side of the single on a ballad, “So Long, Baby”. In 1963, the Beatles recorded “Please Mr. Postman” on their second studio album With the Beatles. In 1975, the Carpenters’ remake of “Please Mr. Postman” hit No. 1 around the world and was one of a dozen million-selling Gold-certified singles for the duo in the United States. It was also the second song to ever hit No. 1 by two different artists.
The Marvelettes’ hit making days had waned by the end of the 1960s and in 1970 the group disbanded. In 1970, Wanda recorded a solo album with Smokey Robinson serving as her producer. Sensing marketing value as a Marvelettes release, Motown released the album as The Return of the Marvelettes. The other Marvelettes refused to participate for the album cover and the album flopped. Young left the label in 1972 when the Motown label relocated from Detroit to Los Angeles.
Wanda LaFaye Young (August 9, 1943 – December 15, 2021), also known as Wanda Rogers, was an American singer, known for being a member of the Motown all-female singing group the Marvelettes, and after 1965, the lead singer.