What is Labrinth’s Net Worth?
Labrinth is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer who has a net worth of $6 million. Labrinth rose to fame in 2010, first as a featured artist on Tinie Tempah’s hit single “Frisky” and then with his debut solo single “Let the Sun Shine.” He went on to have further success with his debut album “Electronic Earth,” which spawned four hit singles in the UK. Among his other music projects, Labrinth is a member of the supergroup LSD and composed the score to the acclaimed HBO television series “Euphoria.”
Labrinth was signed by Simon Cowell as a solo artist and became his first non-talent show signing in six years. Labrinth’s debut studio album Electronic Earth was released in 2012 and was certified Gold in the UK. It also reached #2 on the UK charts and made the top 30 in Australia and Ireland. Labrinth has had success with the singles “Let the Sun Shine”, “Earthquake” (featuring Tinie Tempah), “Last Time”, “Express Yourself”, “Treatment”, and “Let It Be”. His most successful single “Beneath Your Beautiful” (featuring Emeli Sande) was certified Platinum in the UK, 3x Platinum in Australia, and 2x Platinum in New Zealand. It also reached #1 in the UK, Ireland, and Scotland. Labrinth was also featured on the #1 UK single “Pass Out” by Tinie Tempah. His second studio album “Imagination & the Misfit Kid” was released in 2019. His third studio album “Ends & Begins” was released in October 2022.
Labrinth, whose real name is Timothy Lee McKenzie, was born on January 4, 1989 in London, England as one of nine siblings. He is of Jamaican descent. Growing up, he and his siblings formed a band called Mac 9. McKenzie was educated at Stoke Newington School, where he began pursuing his career in music. At the age of 15, he was introduced to studio recording by his brother Mac.
McKenzie, now going by the stage name Labrinth, got his start in the music industry as a co-producer on Master Shortie’s 2009 album “A.D.H.D.” His work drew the attention of EMI Music Publishing executive Guy Moot, who offered him a deal with the company. Labrinth subsequently served as a mentor to the Urban Development Vocal Collective, many of whose tracks he produced.
Rise to Fame
Labrinth had his breakthrough year in 2010. In February, he appeared as an uncredited guest on rapper Tinie Tempah’s number-one hit debut single “Pass Out,” which he also produced and co-wrote. Later in the year, Labrinth reunited with Tempah as a featured artist on the single “Frisky,” which debuted at number two in the UK. Throughout 2010, Labrinth also wrote material for such artists as Loick Essien and Professor Green. Due to his success, he was eventually signed to Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Music, through which he released his debut single “Let the Sun Shine.” The song debuted at number three in the UK.
Labrinth continued his success in 2012 with his debut studio album, “Electronic Earth.” Reaching number two on the UK Albums Chart, it spawned the hit UK singles “Earthquake,” “Last Time,” and “Beneath Your Beautiful,” plus the previously released “Let the Sun Shine.” Also in 2012, Labrinth released the EP “Atomic” for free download on SoundCloud. His next studio album, “Imagination & the Misfit Kid,” came out in late 2019; it features guest appearances by Zendaya and Sia. In 2022, Labrinth released his third studio album, “Ends & Begins,” which includes the singles “Lift Off” and “Kill for Your Love.”
Labrinth has worked on some soundtracks for television and film. In 2019, he made his debut as a composer when he provided the score to the first season of the HBO television series “Euphoria.” Additionally, a number of his original songs were used throughout the show. For his work, Labrinth earned two Emmy Award nominations, winning for the single “All for Us.” He later returned to score the second season of “Euphoria” in 2022, and received two more Emmy nominations.
In his other soundtrack work, Labrinth co-wrote and produced the original song “Spirit” from Disney’s 2019 remake of “The Lion King.” Sung by Beyoncé, the track charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and received Grammy and Golden Globe Award nominations. In 2021, Labrinth reunited with “Euphoria” star Zendaya to compose the score to her Netflix film “Malcolm & Marie.”
Alongside Australian singer-songwriter Sia and American music producer Diplo, Labrinth is a member of the supergroup LSD. In 2019, the group released its self-titled debut album, which was supported by the singles “Genius,” “Audio,” “Thunderclouds,” “Mountains,” and “No New Friends.”
Labrinth has collaborated with a wide array of other artists during his career. In 2012, he co-wrote and co-produced Rihanna’s song “Lost in Paradise” and produced Ed Sheeran and Devlin’s single “Watchtower.” The following year, Labrinth appeared on two tracks on Tinie Tempah’s album “Demonstration.” One of his most notable collaborations has been with the Weeknd, whose 2015 album “Beauty Behind the Madness” he co-produced and earned a Grammy nomination for. Labrinth has also found success in collaborations with such artists as Mike Posner, Noah Cyrus, Sia, Nicki Minaj, and Sam Smith.
In 2015, Labrinth got engaged to his girlfriend Muzhda Zemar. He proposed to her live on stage at the V Festival. The now-married couple has two children.