Donny Osmond Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Biography – Early Life
Donny Osmond was born in Odgen, Utah, on December 9, 1957. He started singing at quite a young age with his siblings, the Osmond Brothers.
Osmond lives in Utah with his wife Debbie. The couple has five sons: Don, Brandon, Jeremy, Christopher, and Joshua.
A natural entertainer, Donny began performing with his older siblings as part of the Osmond Brothers when he was a young child.
Alan, Wayne, Merrill, and Jay had already been singing together for years before adding Donny to the group.
In 1962, the Osmond Brothers appeared on The Andy Williams Show, which introduced the act to a national audience.
They became regular guests, and Donny first joined his brothers on the program when he was 5 years old.
Initially, the group sang barbershop quartet style harmonies on religious material, but they later incorporated more popular tunes into their performances.
Devoted to their Mormon faith, the Osmond Brothers were known for their conservative image.
Like Michael Jackson of The Jackson 5, Donny became the standout performer. He served as the lead vocalist on many of the group’s tracks, including their first big hit, “One Bad Apple,” which spent five weeks at the top of the pop charts in 1971.
Then, billing themselves as the Osmonds, they had several more hits, including “Down by the Lazy River” and “Crazy Horses.”
For much of the early 1970s, the group developed an enthusiastic teenage fan base with some calling it “Osmondmania,” after the earlier frenzy known as Beatlemania.
Donny went solo in the early ’70s, covering such hits as Go Away Little Girl and Puppy Love, to the delight of his young girl audience.
For thirty-five years, he and younger sister Marie Osmond gained fame as Donny & Marie, due in part to the success of their 1976–79 self-titled variety series.
The duo also hosted a 1998–2000 talk show and have been headlining in Las Vegas since 2008.
Though the industry had been good to Donny in his younger years, the squeaky-clean image he had portrayed up to this point was about to haunt him.
In 2009, Donny told the Larry King Live show that longtime friend Michael Jackson even suggested Donny change his name to boost his image.
His 1989 single Soldier of Love was initially released to radio stations without an artist’s name to get unprejudiced feedback from audiences.
In July 1992, Osmond played Joseph in the Elgin Theatre’s Toronto production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and toured North America with the production until 1998.
Creator Andrew Lloyd Webber, impressed by Osmond’s talents and the show’s successful six-year run, chose him for the 1999 film version.
In 2009, Osmond competed on the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars and took first place.
Donny Osmond has a net worth of $18 million.