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John “Johnny” Mathis born John Royce Mathis on September 30, 1935 in Gilmer, Texas, United States, is an American singer and songwriter of pop music. Johnny who started his career with some singles of standard music became very famous as an album artist, with many dozen of his albums attaining gold or platinum status, with 73 reaching the Billboard charts to date. Johnny Mathis has received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for three different recordings.
Johnny, although frequently regarded as a romantic singer, has a discography which includes blues, Brazilian and Spanish music, rhythm and blues, soul, Tin Pan Alley, soft rock, show tunes, country music and also some disco songs for his 1979 album – Mathis Magic. He has also recorded 6 albums of Christmas music. His musical influences include Bing Crosby, Lena Horne and Nat King Cole.
Early Life — Johnny Mathis Biography
Johnny Mathis is the fourth of seven children. He was born in Gilmer, Texas, United States in 1935. His parents were Clem Mathis and Mildred Boyd. His ethnic origin is Native American and African American. His father on seeing his talent bought him an old piano for $25 (US$356 in 2018 dollars) and encouraged his music. Johnny Mathis started to learn songs from his father. He started to sing and dance for visitors at home, at church functions and at school.
Johnny Mathis was a star athlete at George Washington High School San Francisco. He was a hurdler and high jumper, and also played for the school’s basketball team. He enrolled at San Francisco State College on an athlete scholarship in 1954 with the intention to become a physical education teacher and an English teacher. While in college, he set a record of 6′-5 1/2″ for high jump. This record is still one of the college’s top high jump heights. This record was only two inches short of the Olympic high jump record at the time.
Johnny Mathis has never completely abandoned his enthusiasm for sports, and today he is an avid golfer with nine holes in one. Johnny has hosted many self-named Golf Tournaments in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Johnny Mathis has undergone rehabilitation for addictions to both prescription drug and alcohol. Through the years, he has supported many Organizations including the March of DImes, YMCA, YWCA, NAACP, Muscular Dystrophy Association and the American Cancer Society.
Honors and awards — Johnny Mathis Biography
The pop star’s fame and success came with numerous honors and awards. In the year 2003, the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences presented Johnny Mathis the Lifetime Achievement Award. This Special Merit Award is presented by a vote of the National Trustees of the Recording Academy to individual or group performers who, during their lifetimes, made creative contributions of excellent artist significance to the field of recording.
He has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for 3 different recordings – in 1998 for “Chances Are”, in 2002 for “Misty”, and in 2008 for “It’s Not for Me to Say”.
Discography — Johnny Mathis Biography
Johnny Mathis in his most active years recorded 73 studio albums. The following are some of his top songs:
- It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
- Chances Are
- Wonderful Wonderful
- It’s Not for Me to Say
- Twelfth of Never
- Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
- When a Child Is Born
- We Need a Little Christmas
- What Child is This?
- The Last Time I Felt Like This
- Wild Is the Wind
- A Time for Us
- What Will My Mary Say
- When Sunny Gets Blue
- By The Time This Night Is Over
- All I Ask of You
- A Certain Smile
- Sleigh Ride
- My Love for You
- Without Us
- What’ll I Do
- And I Love You So
- The Folks Who Live On The Hill
- Begin the Beguine
- Killing Me Softly With Her Song
- The Christmas Song
- All The Things You Are
- I’m Stone in Love With You
Age — Johnny Mathis Biography
Johnny Mathis was born on September 30, 1935
Wife and Children
There’s no record of Johnny Mathis marriage, wife, or children. Johnny Mathis says he has never been married and does not regret not starting a family. He also has no children.
Johnny Mathis Net Worth 2021
Johnny Mathis is an actor, singer and songwriter with an estimated total net worth of $400,000,000 (four hundred million dollars), an amount he made from all his active years as a musician.