Rick James

United States

Rick James Bio

Who is Rick James

Rick James was an American musician and composer. He is a funk singer. He is mainly known for his hit singles such as “You And I” and “Super Freak”. He also has many hit albums and other many hit singles.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was born in Buffalo, New York. His parents are Mabel and James Ambrose Johnson, Sr. He is one of eight children of his parents. He studied at the Orchard Park High School. He then attended Bennett High School but later dropped out.

Interesting Facts

His birth name is James Ambrose Johnson, Jr. He has dark brown eyes. His hair is dark brown in color. His net worth is estimated to be $35 million. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He belongs to African American ethnic background.

Personal Life

In 1990 he was in a romantic relationship with Tanya Hijazi. The couple together welcomed their child. On December 24 1997 they got married and divorced in 2002. He then got close with Teena Marie. He has three children with Syville Morgan.


In 1991 he was awarded with Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for his song U Can’t Touch This. He then won American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album in 1982 for his Street Songs. He has many hit albums.


There were rumors about his sex tape.