Corey Clark Biography


Corey Clark is an American Idol, Season 2 contestant. He came to the limelight after having an alleged affair with the American Idol judge, Paula Abdul.

More about the relationship

Corey Clark is married to Monica Rodriguez Gonzalez. The couple together has a daughter Yeshua.

His wife Monica filed domestic violence protective order against him in 2006. The same year this singer was arrested on suspicion of violating a court order.

Relationship Facts of Corey Clark

  • Corey Clark is married to Monica Rodriguez Gonzalez.
  • He is father of One (Yeshua).
  • Corey Clark is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Corey Clark?

Corey Clark is an American singer who is known for his highly publicized disqualification from the second season of American Idol.

He also released his first album titled Corey Clark in 2005.

Corey Clark: Birth, Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

This singer was born on July 13, 1980, in California, the US with the birth name Corey Delaney Clark.

His father Duane was R&B and disco singer and his mother Jan worked in nightclubs specializing in R&B and Barbra Streisand.

He has a younger sister Alysha Clark who is a WNBA player. Corey is of All-American, Cherokee, Apache, Blackfoot, Hungarian-Ukrainian, Jewish, Irish, French, and Cherokee descent.

He says in the first grade, he and his sister got into a fight with schoolmates who called them ‘Niggers’ and ‘Cottonhead’. Clark says that African Americans did not accept him either.

Corey Clark: Early Career, Professional Life

This singer was interested in music from childhood. Corey Clark’s first clear memory was of his parents and recording a demo tape in a Denver studio.

Without any formal training, he began singing at age 11 at school functions and concerts.

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Caption: Corey Clark and Host (Source: Daily Mail)

When Corey was 13, he received his first professional singing job when his family friend and vocal coach enlisted him and his parents to be among the backup singers for Barry Manilow during a week-long appearance in Las Vegas.

He started performing as lead vocalist in an R&B vocal group Envy at the age of 14. This band performed in several talent contests and won the grand prize at a Las Vegas amateur singing contest and also performed at the famous Apollo Theater in New York.

In 2000, Envy signed a recording deal and disbanded after 8 years. In 2002, this singer auditioned for the American Idol and was in the semifinal.

Salary and Net Worth

The average salary of a singer in the United States is $42,000. Meanwhile, according to some sources, his estimated net worth of Corey is $20 thousand as per 2022’s data.

Rumor and Controversy

Corey was arrested at his home on October 12, 2002, after his neighbor called the police after hearing a confusion within the residence, during his American Idol competition.

Clarks said he was not punished for his disclosed arrest records but for causing conflicts with producers. Two years later, this singer makes allegations about his relationship with American Idol judge, Paula Abdul. Paula is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress, and television personality.

Clark and Paula were seen being intimate together in public places. An internal investigation by an independent counsel concludes that their mentorship also developed into a three months sexual relationship.

In 2000, Wal-Mart sued this singer for passing more than $600 in bad checks. Similarly, the next year Topeka grocery store sued him for passing $50 bad checks.

He was released on a misdemeanor battery charge after getting into a food fight during breakfast in a hotel room throwing food and dishes.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Corey Clark is 6 feet 1 inch tall with decent weight. Similarly, he has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Social Media Profile

Corey has over 1.4 K followers on Twitter. However, he is not active on Facebook and Instagram.


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