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(Record producer, Musician and songwriter)

Relationship Facts of Maurice Starr

Maurice Starr is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Is Maurice Starr married or single?

Maurice Starr has kept his personal life private. Hence we don’t know if the famous musician is married or not.

He hasn’t publicly spoken about his marriage or engagement publicly. Starr has kept his personal life very private and has never mentioned anything about it.

Maurice Starr: Biography in Details

Who is Maurice Starr?

Maurice Starr is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer who is best known for his work in the music industry, particularly in the realm of R&B and pop music.

He has played a significant role in shaping the careers of several successful artists and groups, making him a prominent figure in the music world.

He is famous for creating songs and albums with the boy band New Edition and New Kids on the Block.

Maurice Starr -Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Maurice Starr was born on July 14, 1953, in Deland, Florida, United States. As of 2023, his age is 70. His birth name is Larry Curtis Johnson.

Not much information is available about his parents, siblings, or his early life. Starr is of African-American ethnicity.

Regarding his education, details about  Starr’s formal education are scarce. However, his passion for music and his natural talent played a more significant role in shaping his career rather than formal education.

Maurice Starr – Professional Life, Career

Maurice Starr, formerly known as Larry Curtis Johnson, started his music journey as a member of the Johnson Brothers and the Jonzun Crew.

In 1980, he changed his name to Maurice Starr and released two R&B albums called “Flaming Starr” and “Spacey Lady,” but they didn’t achieve much success.

In 1982, Starr discovered the talented group New Edition during a talent show. He worked with them as a co-writer and co-producer for their debut album, which included popular tracks like “Candy Girl,” “Is This the End,” and “Popcorn Love.”

Despite the album’s success and a successful tour, New Edition accused Starr of financial misconduct in late 1983. They filed a lawsuit and won, allowing them to continue using their group name. New Edition signed with a new label and continued to release hit songs throughout the 1980s.

In 1986, Maurice Starr formed a new band called New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) with five white teenagers. He aimed to replicate the success of New Edition, believing that a white group would be even more popular.

By 1989, NKOTB became a rising act in the United States. Starr played a significant role in their marketing success, including merchandise sales like posters and T-shirts.

Afterward, Starr attempted to recreate his previous achievements with various artists such as Perfect Gentlemen, Rick Wes, Homework, the Superiors, Heart Body & Soul, Classic Example, Tommy Page, and Ana.

However, none of these acts achieved the same level of popularity as New Edition and NKOTB. Starr also tried to revive Tiffany’s career with her album “New Inside,” but it failed to make an impact on the charts.

Starr adopted a persona called the General, often dressing in quasi-military uniforms with medals and gold piping. However, he openly admitted that he did not earn these medals through military service in an interview.

Maurice Starr – Net worth, Salary

As a result of his successful career in the music industry, Maurice Starr has amassed a considerable net worth. His estimated net worth as of 2023 is around $80 Million.

His earnings primarily come from record sales, songwriting royalties, and his involvement in managing and producing successful artists and groups.

Maurice Starr – Rumors, Controversy

Throughout his career, Maurice Starr has faced some rumors and controversy. One notable controversy surrounded his professional relationship with the groups he managed.

Some members of New Edition and New Kids on the Block have accused Starr of unfair business practices and financial discrepancies. These allegations led to legal disputes, but the details and outcomes are not extensively documented.

Body Features – Height, Weight

Maurice Starr stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 67 kg. He has short gray-black hair and a pair of brown eyes.

As a music producer and songwriter, his physical appearance is not typically a focal point of public interest or discussion.

Social Media

As of 2023, Maurice Starr’s presence on social media platforms remains relatively limited. He has chosen to maintain a more private and low-key lifestyle, keeping a distance from the public eye.

However, he does have an account on Instagram with more than 2.5K followers and Facebook with more than 2.3k followers.

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