Melvin Edmonds Biography
Melvin Edmonds was until his death an American Singer, Songwriter, and the founder of the R&B group After 7 which was started in 1987. He, unfortunately, passed on after a short illness, on 18th May 2019 shocking his fans and family members.
Melvin Edmonds Age
Edmonds was born in 1954, he was 65 years old at the time of his death on 18th May 2019.
Melvin Edmonds Height
Edmonds stands at an average height and weight. His height is 1.71m, and his weight at the time of his death was 70kg.
Melvin Edmonds’s Parents / Family
Edmonds was the elder brother of Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Further, he was the son of the late Marvin Edmonds Sr. and Barbara Edmonds. Melvin was the second oldest of six sons: Marvin Jr., Melvin, Michael, Kevon, Kenny, and Derek. Marvin Sr. died in 1972, followed by Marvin Jr. in 2011 and Barbara in 2012. The Edmonds, led by the success of Babyface, an 11-time Grammy Award winner, has been described as Indiana’s most prominent musical family since the Jackson 5.
Melvin Edmonds Wife
Edmonds was a very private person when it came to love life. He has never disclosed details about his wife to the public. We will be sure to keep you updated if the information on his wife arises. However, he was survived by his four children: Melvin, Jason, Chris, and Courtney. Nothing much is known about his children other than their names.
Melvin Edmonds After 7
The roots of After 7 trace its origin to when Kevon met Arlington High School alum Keith Mitchell on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University, where they were members of the IU Soul Revue. Kevon worked at Eli Lilly and Co., Mitchell worked at John Hancock in Chicago and Melvin worked at Chrysler Corp. in Indianapolis before After 7 signed a recording contract with Virgin Records. In the early 1990s, After 7 landed three singles in the Top 20 of Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 chart: “Can’t Stop,” “Ready or Not” and “Heat of the Moment.” Their 2016 comeback album, “Timeless,” sent three songs — “Runnin’ Out,” “I Want You” and “Let Me Know” — into the Top 10 of Billboard’s adult R&B songs chart.
The R&B group was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best R&B Performance by a duo or group for the 1990 single “Can’t Stop.” They also won an NAACP Image Award for best new male artist or group that same year. Following the release of the group’s third album, “Reflections,” in 1995, Melvin exited the lineup of After 7. When the group re-emerged as a touring entity following Kevon’s solo debut, 1999’s “24/7,” his son, Jason, joined Kevon Edmonds and Mitchell in After 7. In 2011, Melvin suffered a stroke that prevented him from re-joining a revamped version of After 7 with Kevon and his son Jason.
Melvin Edmonds Death
Melvin passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019, after a brief illness. He was only 65 at the time of his death. His death was confirmed by his son, who is also named Melvin. Edmonds’ cause of death has not been revealed yet. We will keep you updated if any information on the cause of his death arises.
Melvin Edmonds’s Net Worth
Edmonds’s net worth was estimated to be $3.2 million as of 2019.