Rag’n’Bone Net Worth 2020, Bio, Profile, Career, and Achievement
Rory Charles Graham, also known as “Rag’n’Bone Man,” is a popular English singer and songwriter. He is best known for his hit single ‘Human,’ which earned a “double platinum” honor in the UK and a “platinum” honor in the US.
Rag’n’Bone Man was born Rory Charles Graham, on January 29, 1985, in Uckfield, East Sussex, England.
His father’s love for music inspired Rag to make a career in music. His father played the guitar and listened to different types of music. Thus, Rag was exposed to various genres of music from an early age.
At the age of 5, he started his career as an MC and sang with a local drum and bass crew. During those formative years, he drew inspiration from his favorite sitcom, ‘Steptoe and Son.’
In school, he was also interested in a lot of other artistic activities such as gardening and painting. However, he was not the best of students.
He was a troublesome and mischievous child and showed no inclination toward academics.
He was expelled from ‘King’s Academy Ringmer’ and then returned to his hometown and joined ‘Uckfield Community Technology College’ to complete his education.
With time, his love for music grew intense. He joined several local groups and learned the basics of music. He moved to Brighton, where his musical aspirations were encouraged.
Rag soon joined his friend Gi3mo’s rap group named ‘Rum Committee.’ ‘Rum Committee’ supported many new artists. Following his inclusion in the group, Rag’s career received a solid start.
While working with ‘Rum Committee,’ Rag continued to polish his other musical skills, too. He did not want to limit himself to rapping.
His father supported his son’s aspirations, and with his support, Rag managed to perform at a blues open-mic event at the age of 19. His baritone voice struck a chord with the listeners, and his performance was met with thunderous applause.
By 2012, he had finished working on his debut EP, ‘Bluestown EP,’ which had Gi3mo producing the music. The blend of hip-hop and blues was a hit with the local pubs and youth clubs. Rag gained a decent fan base after the release of his EP.
Soon, a small-time record label named ‘High Focus’ offered Rag a contract. The contract had Rag working with several musicians such as Leaf Dog and Dirty Dike.
He worked on their albums in 2013 and 2014, before he joined hands with popular record producer Mark Crew.
Mark was a known man in the UK music scene and was working with the popular band ‘Bastille’ when he got in touch with Rag.
By then, American record labels had also begun to show interest in Rag and he was offered a contract by the American label ‘Warner Chappell.’
In 2014, Rag released his first big project, an EP titled ‘Wolves.’ It was a collaborative effort with Mark Crew and was released under ‘Best Laid Plan Records.’
The album consisted of nine tracks and featured several budding rappers of that time such as Vince Staples, Stig of the Dump, and Kate Tempest.
‘ Bastille’ featured Rag in a song named ‘Remains,’ which was included in the band’s third EP, ‘VS.’ This boosted Rag’s career in the UK music scene.
Apart from devoting time to collaborations, Rag also continued to work on his own projects. ‘Best Laid Plan Records’ released his next EP, ‘Disfigured.’ ‘Bitter End,’ a single from the album, was featured on ‘BBC Radio 1 Xtra.’
Soon, ‘Columbia Records’ signed a deal with Rag. This collaboration brought Rag worldwide success. In July 2016, Rag released a single titled ‘Human,’ which became an immediate success.
It reached the top spots on the music charts of several European countries and was certified “gold” in many of them.
The song was picked up by the makers of the ‘Amazon Prime’ series ‘Oasis’ as the theme song of the series. The song was also used at the trailer launch of the video game ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ and in the TV series ‘Into the Badlands’ and ‘Inhumans.’
In February 2017, Rag’s full-fledged album, ‘Human,’ was released. Apart from the lead single, ‘Human,’ another song from the album, ‘Skin,’ became highly successful. The album also featured musicians such as Mark Crew, Johnny Coffer, and Two Inch Punch.
Following its release, the album became a huge hit, both locally and internationally. It debuted at the top spot on the ‘UK Albums Chart’ and became the fastest-selling debut album by a male artist in the 2010s.
Although critics had a mixed opinion about the album, listeners across the world loved it.
Rag appeared in the song ‘Broken People’ from the 2017 Will Smith-starrer ‘Bright,’ which was released worldwide on ‘Netflix.’ Rag also appeared in a single of the virtual band ‘Gorillaz’s fifth studio album, ‘Humanz,’ titled ‘The Apprentice.’
RAG’n’Bone Man now boasts a fortune of millions of pounds. The bearded star from Lewes – who married earlier this year with guests asked to wear tracksuits – is now worth almost £3.1million.