Neil Diamond Bio

(Singer, Songwriter)

Relationship Statistics of Neil Diamond

What is Neil Diamond marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Neil Diamond get married ? (married date):April 21, 2012
How many children does Neil Diamond have ? (name):Four (Elyn, Marjorie, Jesse, and Micah)
Is Neil Diamond having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Neil Diamond gay ?: No
Who is Neil Diamond wife ? (name):Katie McNeil

More about the relationship

Neil Diamond is married to Katie McNeil. His wife is a producer by profession. The couple has an age difference of 29 years.

The lovebirds got married on the 21st of April 2012 in Los Angeles very quietly in front of their family and friends. They got engaged on the 7th of September 2011 and announced the big news via Twitter.

Previously, Neil was in a longterm live-in relationship with Rae Farley started in 1996. They first met in Brisbane, Australia. However, they ended their relationship in late 2000.

Before that, he was married to Marcia Murphey. She is a production manager by profession. They got married on the 5th of December 1969. Together they have two sons, Jesse Diamond, and Micah Diamond. After 25 years of marriage, they parted their ways via divorce in 1965.

Neil was also married to his High school girlfriend, Jaye Posner. She is a school teacher by profession. The wedding took place in March 1963. Together, they have two daughters, Elyn and Marjorie.

However, they got separated in 1967. Eventually, they got divorced on the 25th of December 1969.

Who is Neil Diamond?

American Neil Diamond is the best selling singer and Hall of Fame inducted songwriter. He is renowned for his Adult Contemporary Charts.

As an actor, in 2010, he appeared in Neil Diamond: Radio 2 Electric Prom.

Neil Diamond- Birth, Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Siblings

Neil Diamond was born on the 24th of January 1941 in Brooklyn, New York.

His father, Akeeb Diamond, and mother, Rose Diamond-Rapoport were dry-good merchants. They were of Jewish-Russian-Polish ethnicity.

He has a brother, Harvey Diamond.

Education History

He completed his High School education from Abraham Lincoln High School in his hometown. At the time, he was also a member of the High School fencing team.

Later, he received a fencing scholarship at New York University. However, he dropped out of University to pursue music as his career.

Neil Diamond- Musical Journey

Early Career

Neil Diamond started his musical journey at the age of 16 with the guitar that he received on his birthday. During High School, he once attended Surprise Lake Camp. Under the musical environment in the camp, he got inspired to pursue a musical career as a singer and songwriter.

Moving forwards, dropping college, he joined Sunbeam Music Publishing as a songwriter of the music house. However, he lost the job after 16 weeks.

Professional Career

As a singer, in 1962, he first recorded four singles with his friend Jack. However, those records didn’t go well commercially but received excellent reviews. Later, he signed with the Columbia Records as a solo performer and released singles under the label but could not make it to charts.

Later, in the mid-’60s, he gave Cherry, Cherry that peaked at the 6th position of Billboard. After that, he wrote, Sunday and Me which was the first milestone in his songwriting career. Later, in 1969, he wrote and sang, Sweet Caroline which peaked at the 4th position in Billboard.

Moving forwards, he got the back to back hits like Hot August Night, Serenade, and Beautiful Noise. As of now, he has more than 45 albums. Also, he is popular with his musical tours and concerts.

Besides that, he is also active in the movies like Lost & Found, The Jazz Singer, and Keeping Up with the Steins as a singer. Also, he has contributed the soundtracks to various movies and TV series too.

Back in 2018, he came in the spotlight when he announced he is taking retirement from the live performance. However, he is active in songwriting and composing.

Awards, Nomination

  • 1974- Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
  • 1974- Grammy Awards for Best Original Album.
  • 1991- ASCAP Award for The Jazz Singer.
  • 1977, 1978- Nominated for Primetime Emmy.

Neil Diamond: Net Worth, Salary

Through his music and acting career, he has made a net worth of $175 million. His net worth is attributed to the sales and royalties of more than 100 million records worldwide. Apart from that, the major source of his income is his music tours, concerts, and songwriting.

Apart from that, he also makes through his movie appearance too. As an actor, his earnings are in the range of $19k to $210k. Also, as a composer, his salary is $25k to $126k.

Talking about salary, his first job as a songwriter pays $50 per week.

Neil Diamond- Controversy & Rumors

Till the date, he has managed to be far from any sort of controversy that created a buzz in the media. Similarly, there are no rumors linked with him.

However, recently, he became the talk of the town, when he posted Sweet Caroline on YouTube with modified lyrics that spread awareness about COVID-19 Pandemic.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Neil Diamond has Hazel eyes with light hair. His height is 6 feet and weighs around 79 kg.

Social Media

Neil has over 873.9k followers on Twitter, over 1.46m followers on Facebook, and over 68.9k followers on Instagram.

On Instagram & Twitter, he is following Katie Diamond.

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