Kenny Lattimore is an American R&B and soul singer and composer whose mellifluous voice and heartfelt lyrics have made him a beloved figure in the music industry. His journey in the world of music has been marked by remarkable talent and an unwavering passion for soulful melodies. The New York Times called him a “modern soul man” on stage.
Kenny Lattimore was born Kenneth Lee Lattimore to Walter Lattimore and Sonya Ball Ryan on Apr 10, 1970, in Washington, D.C. He attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School, where he was a member of the school band. He often acknowledges Dr. Barbara Baker for setting him on his current path. Kenny spoke at the 2005 Eleanor Roosevelt High School Graduation. After graduating from high school, he attended Howard University.
Kenny married singer Chanté Moore on January 1, 2002, in Jamaica. The couple welcomed their son, Kenny Lattimore Jr. on April 10, 2003. The relationship didn’t last long and ended in divorce in 2011. On March 8, 2020, he married American judge Faith Jenkins. In late 2022, it was announced they were expecting their first child together. Their daughter, Skylar Leigh Lattimore was born soon after on January 16, 2023.
Kenny Lattimore has been active in the music industry since 1988. He relocated to New York City where he signed a solo recording deal with Columbia Records. Kenny rose to fame after releasing the studio album “Kenny Lattimore” in 1996. With over half a million copies sold, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album earned Kenny a win for Best New Artist at the NAACP Image Awards in 1996. The singles “For You” and “Never Too Busy” reached #1 and #2, respectively, on the “Billboard” Adult R&B Songs chart, and “For You” earned a Grammy nomination.
In 1998, Kenny released the album “From the Soul of Man,” which reached #71 on the “Billboard” 200 chart and #15 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. His third solo album, 2001’s “Weekend,” also reached the “Billboard” 200 chart. He then released the albums “Things That Lovers Do” and “Uncovered/Covered” with his then-wife Chanté Moore, both of which were also successful. He was named Outstanding New Artist at the 1997 NAACP Image Awards, and he has received “Soul Train” Award nominations for Best R&B/Soul Single – Male for “For You” and Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance for “Find a Way.”
Kenny continues to serenade audiences with his timeless music. With each passing year, his soulful tunes continue to captivate and inspire fans across the globe. His dedication to his craft and his ability to evoke genuine emotions through his songs have solidified his place as a respected and cherished artist in the world of R&B and soul music. He started his own record company SincereSoul Records in 2012. Kenny has amassed enough wealth from his music career to be worth an estimated $3.5 million.