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Chad Gray’s (Mudvayne) Net Worth, Wife. Died or Still Alive?

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• Chad Gray is an American songwriter, musician and singer.
• He is the co-founder and lead singer of the heavy metal band Hellyeah.
• He wrote “Death Blooms” in honor of his grandmother’s struggle with her disease.
• He is married to Shannon Gunz, a radio host for various Sirius XM channels.
• His net worth is estimated at over $5 million.

Early life, family, educational background

American songwriter, musician and singer Chad Gray, was born on 16 October 1971, in Latham, Illinois, USA. He is the co-founder and lead singer of heavy metal band Hellyeah, and is also known as Kud, Helvis, and Chüd. He was born to Mitzi Gray and Dan Gray, but was raised by Betty Rau, his grandmother. In Hellyeah’s DVD “Below the Belt,” he spoke about how his grandmother supported him by taking him to choir practice and performances.

Career

He made $40,000 annually when working in a Firestone tire factory – the company became notorious for fitting faulty tires used on Ford Explorers, which were the cause of the vehicles rolling.

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He told the Peoria Journal Star, ‘I had a job that paid good money, and I basically wasn’t living my life… I wasn’t following the dream in my heart.’ He quit his job and moved to Peoria, adding that he didn’t have savings, as he had spent all of his money on useless nonsense such as pinwheels, bubble gum and beer.

Mudvayne

After quitting his factory job, he formed Mudvayne in 1996. The band released five studio albums – “L.D. 50” in 2000, “The End of All Things to Come” in 2002, in 2005 “Lost and Found” was released, “The New Game” in 2008 and 2009, “Mudvayne.” “Lost and Found,” reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart, and their single – “Happy?” – reached number one on the US Mainstream Rock chart.

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He wrote “Death Blooms” in honor of his grandmother’s struggle with her disease, believing that his grandmother was feeling neglected towards the end of her life.

In 2004 their song “Silenced/Not Falling” was in the video game, “Backyard Wrestling 2”, and “Determined” appeared in “Need for Speed: Underground 2.” In 2007, “Happy?” played in “MX vs. ATV Untamed.” In 2007, their compilation album “By the People, for the People,” was released.

Their EPs included “Kill, and I Oughtta” in 1997, “The Beginning of All Things to End” in 2001 and “Live Bootleg” in 2003.

Chad Gray and Tom Maxwell, former Nothingface guitarist, worked together on creating another band, Coldwhitechrist, however, the project never entirely took off due to Chad’s commitments to Mudvayne.

Hellyeah

After working with Tom, Mudvayne and Nothingface decided to tour together, and during the Tattoo the Earth tour in 2000, they discussed forming a supergroup. Although they could not go through with anything immediately because of their busy schedules, they came up with five possible band names, and in 2006, Hellyeah was formed in Dallas, Texas. The American heavy metal group was composed of Chad Gray as lead vocalist, Tom Maxwell and Christian Brady as guitarists, Roy Mayorga as the drummer, and Kyle Sanders as bassist.

Greg Tribbett, the guitarist of Mudvayne, approached Tom and asked to join the band. Nothingface’s drummer, Tommy Sickles, was the original drummer, but it did not work out, so they searched for a new drummer.

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They tried to persuade Vinnie Paul, the former drummer of Pantera and Damageplan. At the time, he was unsure about returning to music following his brother, Dimebag Darrell’s death, and went on hiatus for 18 months – ‘It was one of those things that I didn’t think I’d be a part of this ever again without him.’ He said that Chad and Tom contacted him and asked if he would be interested in joining the band. At first, he told them that he didn’t think he was ready yet, but they were determined. ‘And one night, I had been drinking some red wine and listening to some KISS on 12… and I said… let’s see what happens.’ Upon joining the band, he commented, ‘Everybody had their head in the right place, and that let’s-tear-the-world-a-new-ass attitude.’

During an interview on AOL Noisecreep’s “Creep Show,” Chad said that their fans find an escape in Hellyeah’s music, ‘People need this… we’re giving people a relief… a night where they are not worried about the house payment or car payment.’

In 2007 they released their first self-titles album, which reached number nine on the Billboard 200 chart, and number three on the US Rock chart. In 2010 “Stampede” came out, which reached number eight on the Billboard 200, number three on the US Rock chart, and number two on the US Hard Rock chart. “Band of Brothers” was released in 2012 and reached number three on both the US Hard Rock and the US Rock charts.

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In 2014, “Blood for Blood” was released, and it reached number one on the US Hard Rock chart. “Unden!able” was released in 2016, and reached number two on the US Hard Rock chart.

In 2007, their song, “You Wouldn’t Know” was in the video games “WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008”, and “Madden NFL 08.”

Other

Chad and Greg Tribbett often co-produce and co-write songs for other artists. Man Made Machine from Phoenix released their debut album entitled “Become,” with “Victim” on the tracklist, a song written and produced by Chad and Greg.

They also produced Nonpoint’s sixth studio album, “Miracle” – Chad also lent his voice to the album’s title track. Other songs he has featured in include “Falling Backwards” by Bloodsimpleand and “Monsters” by V Shape Mind. He sang Suicide Silence’s “Fuck Everything” at Mitch Lucker’s Memorial Show. He has claimed that he enjoys helping other bands with their tracks more than singing and performing.

In his 2015 interview with All Access, he said, ‘I purposely write songs kind of open-ended so listeners can draw a line between what I’m saying lyrically and make it applicable to their lives.’

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Personal life

In 2005 Chad married Kelli Olson, and they lived in Redding, California, together. That same year Rau, his grandmother, passed away after battling cancer for several years. He dedicated “Thank You” by Hellyeah and “Death Blooms” by Mudvayne to her and her struggle. He had said that he is grateful for his grandmother’s love, and that she had encouraged him to join the choir when he was a young boy, which led to his passion for singing.

He divorced Kelli Olson, and is currently engaged to Shannon Gunz. She is the radio host for various Sirius XM channels, including Octane, Ozzy’s Boneyard, and Turbo. Together they have a dog, Milly.

Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts

Chad occasionally wears make-up when performing on stage. He is well-known for his trademark growls, screams, but clean singing.

He enjoys painting, hiking, golfing, photography, and tries his best to eat healthily.

Appearance

He has blue eyes and natural black hair, which he sometimes dyes. When performing, he usually wears his hair down, and sometimes he styles it into a mohawk.

Net worth and salary

Chad’s net worth is estimated at over $5 million, as of mid-2020.

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Seventeen Member – Yoon Jeonghan – Who really is he?

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Who is Yoon Jeonghan?

Yoon Jeonghan is a South Korean musician, who is best known to the world as one of the singers of the South Korean K-Pop group Seventeen. So far, he has worked on all three of the group’s studio albums, but has recently taken leave, due to problems with his health.

Yoon Jeonghan Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Yoon Jeonghan was born on the 4th October 1995 in Seoul, South Korea; so far he hasn’t said much about his family, only that his parents have supported him in his career, and that he has a younger sister.

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He went to Hyangnam High School, from which he matriculated in 2014, and soon after joined Pledis Entertainment.

Career Beginnings

With Pledis Entertainment, Jeonghan practiced his vocal skills for about two years before Seventeen was formed. Seventeen went through several line-up changes, and now consists of the musicians, S. Coups, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seunghwan, Vernon, and Dino. Before the band’s official debut, they were a part of the television show “Seventeen TV”, which showcased the band’s formation and first steps into the music scene.

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Their first ‘official’ appearance on television was on MBC on the 26th May 2015, and three days later they released their debut EP entitled “17 Carat”, which reached No. 4 on the Korean chart, and No. 8 on the US World chart, actually becoming the longest-charting K-pop album of the year in the US.

The same year the world saw the release of the band’s second EP, “Boys Be”, which topped the US World chart, and reached No. 2 on the Korean chart, becoming the highest selling rookie album of 2015.

With the release of new music, the group organized concerts from 24th to 26th December, ending a successful year with a big Seoul concert. They continued to make new music, and their first full-length album – “Love & Letter” – came out on the 25th April 2016, topped the Korean chart and reaching No. 3 on the US World chart. Furthermore, the album made it on the Japanese chart, reaching No. 8, while it also peaked at No. 5 on the US Heatseekers chart.

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Rise to Prominence

With the success of the band the group was becoming more popular, including Yeonghan. Before the year ended, they released their third EP – “Going Seventeen” – and their first to top the Korean charts. The following year was even more successful, which they started with six concerts in Japan from 15th to 24th February, with the title of the concerts “17 Japan Concert: Sat The Name #Seventeen”; after the last concert, it was estimated that the group attracted audiences of over 50,000.

In May 2017 Seventeen released another EP – “AI1” – which also topped the Korean charts, while later that year, the group released their second full-length album “Teen, Age”, which topped both Korean and US World charts., and the group went on a world tour, performing through Asia and North America in thirteen cities overall.

Since then, Jeonghan and the whole group have become stars, and have released new music, including the mini-album in Japan “We Make You” in May 2018 and their sixth and seventh EPs, “You Make My Day”, and “You Made My Dawn”, while the third full-length studio album “An Ode” came out on the 16th September 2019.

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However, Jeonghan has been away from the band since late 2019, as he has experienced some health problems, and on the doctor’s suggestion, has been on leave from the whole music scene, until he recovers.

Yoon Jeonghan Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Yoon Jeonghan has become a very popular musician, not only in his home country but across the world, and the success of the group Seventeen has increased his wealth by a large margin. According to authoritative sources, Jeonghan’s net worth has been estimated at close to $2 million, as of early 2020.

Yoon Jeonghan stands at 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, while he weighs approximately 136lbs ~ 62kgs – his vital statistics are unknown, but he has a slim figure. Jeonghan has brown eyes and light brown hair, but he often dyes it in various colors from blonde to pink.

Yoon Jeonghan Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single

Like many other k-pop stars, Yoon hasn’t been involved in any romantic relationships, due to the strict policy of the entertainment media company. For now, he is single and focused on his career as a musician.

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Although he is not allowed to date, he has been seen in the company of numerous young female fans. Because of him being single and his overall looks, there were some rumors of him being gay, but those are just rumors.

Yoon Jeonghan Facts, News, Influence

Most recently, Yoon has returned to the group and was with them on their global tour “Ode To You”, in support of their most recent release.

In addition to his talents as a singer, Jeonghan also knows to play the bass guitar.

Yoon also goes by the name Angel, a nickname he earned thanks to his birth date, as the 4th October is pronounced Cheonsa in Korean, which means Angel. Alongside other Seventeen members, Jeonghan is a star on social media platforms, especially Instagram, and with close to six million followers, they have certainly inspired others to pursue their dreams as musicians.

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The Untold Truth Of CNCO Member – Christopher Vélez

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Who is Christopher Velez?

Christopher Velez is an American-Ecuadorian musician and singer, who is best known to the world as a member of the Latin-American boy band CNCO, which was formed in 2015 following the finale of the first season of the singing competition show “La Banda”, created by Simon Cowell and produced by Ricky Martin. Since then, CNCO and Christopher himself have become stars.

Christopher Velez Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Christopher Bryant Velez Munoz on the 23rd November 1995, in New Jersey, USA, when she was just three years old the family moved to Ecuador, which is the home country of his parents.

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He finished high school there, and returned to the USA when he was 18 years of age. He wanted a better life for himself and his parents, but started by doing several menial jobs, including shoe shining, just to survive. Nevertheless, he had a dream of becoming a musician from an early age, and wanted to enroll in college to study music, but once he saw an ad for La Banda, Christopher decided to sign up for the audition.

Career Beginnings

Alongside other band members, Christopher auditioned for the first season of La Banda, and reached the finals singing with several other musicians as a part of the band.

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CNCO was created on the La Banda’s finale, and Velez was joined by Richard Camacho, Zabdiel De Jesus, Joel Pimentel De Leon and Erick Brian Colon to form the band. The name comes from the abbreviation of the Spanish’ word for Cinco, which means five. Following the end of La Banda, the band signed a recording contract with Sony Music Latin which would last for the next five years. Their first song “Tan Facil” came out on the 29th January 2016, and the single reached the No. 25 on the Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay, while it topped the US iTunes Latino charts and also Latin Airplay Chart.

The following day, the band held their first concert at The Fillmore, Miami Beach. Since Ricky Martin was the producer of the La Banda, he took them under his wing and the band started touring with him during his US and South American shows. As a result, the band performed in Hollywood, Florida, San Juan, Puerto Rico, then Chile and Argentina.

Rise to Stardom

Christopher and the rest of the band continued to produce new music and the second single “Quisiera” came out on the 13th May, while the debut full-length studio album “Primera Cita” came out on the 26th August.

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The album reached No. 39 on the US Billboard chart, while it topped the US Latin chart and Argentinian chart. It achieved gold status in Latin America, making the band extremely popular in Latin countries. Before the release of the second album, the band released several singles, including “Reggaeton Lento”, which reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. The group continued working on increasing their popularity with new songs, collaborating with other musicians, including Rio Roma, Becky G, and Ana Mena, among others.

The second studio album came out on the 6th April 2018, entitled “CNCO”, and it again topped the US Latin chart and the Argentinian chart, while the album reached No. 33 on the US Billboard Chart.

Furthermore, the album achieved platinum status and spawned such hits as Mamita, and “Hey DJ”, which is their most popular song. Since the release of the second album, they have also released their first EP “Que Quiénes Somos” on the 11th October 2019. Currently, the band and Christopher are preparing for their world tour, scheduled to start on the 30th May 2020 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, in San Juan.

Christopher Velez Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Christopher has become a star, thanks to his musical talents and his wealth has increased thanks to the success of the band. According to sources, Christopher Velez’s net worth is as high as $1 million, as of early 2020.

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Christopher Velez stands at 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, while he weighs approximately 156lbs ~ 71kgs – his vital statistics are unknown, but he has an athletic build. Christopher has black hair, but he often likes to highlight his hair, dying it to blonde, and he has dark brown eyes. Christopher has several tattoos on his body, including the “Feeling Lucky” on his right arm, among other minor tattoos.

Christopher Velez Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single

Christopher rarely speaks about his personal life and avoids questions about his relationship status. However, according to reports, Christophe is currently single and focused on his career, while there are no rumors of him dating anyone.

Also, his social media accounts don’t speak much about his personal life, except that he likes spending time with his friends and family, whenever he is free.

Christopher Velez Facts, News, Influence

Christopher has stated that he got inspired to pursue music after seeing the pop duo Sin Bandera and from an early age, he started uploading his music on YouTube alongside his childhood friend. He never gave up on his dreams and is now often featured in magazines, thanks to the success of the band.

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Most recently, it was announced that CNCO has signed the global publishing deal with Sony/ATV. Also, the media has taken the freedom to write about Christopher and the rest of the band and their romantic lives.

Christopher has become a star on Instagram but has come a long way from a simple shoe shiner to an accomplished musician. You can find out more about the band’s work, and Christopher’s lifestyle. With his immense popularity and success, he has certainly inspired new generations of young musicians to chase their dreams, no matter how hard it gets.

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The Untold Truth Of ATEEZ Member – Choi Jong-ho

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Who is Choi Jong-ho?

Choi Jong-ho was born on 12 October 2000 under the sign of Libra, in Nowon-gu, Seoul, South Korea, and is a 19-year-old musician, singer, and songwriter, probably best recognized for being a member of the famous K-Pop boy band, called ‘ATEEZ’.

How rich is he, as of now? Choi Jong-ho Net Worth

Choi Jong-ho’s net worth is over $300,000, acquired through his involvement in the music industry, during which he has released a number of albums, EPs, and singles with ‘ATEEZ’. He’s also increased his fortune through various appearances in reality shows.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education

Choi Jong-ho spent his early years in his hometown of Seoul – he belongs to Asian ethnic group, and holds South Korean nationality. He went to Surak High School, where he ran track & field during his middle school days. Although he initially wanted to become a professional athlete, his love for singing was greater, and he moved his focus to the performing arts and music.

Career Beginnings and “MIXNINE”

Choi Jong-ho started his career in 2017, after auditioning for the survival reality show “MIXNINE”, aired on the JTBC network.

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The show follows Yang Hyun-suk, a producer and founder of YG Entertainment, in his search for new K-pop stars, after which comes a competition between two teams – the winning team will become idols. Choi passed the auditioned, competed in the show and was ranked at No. 43, after being eliminated in episode 10.

Idol Boy Band ‘ATEEZ’ and Members

The K-pop idol band, called ‘ATEEZ, was formed by the record label company KQ Entertainment in 2018.

It is composed of eight members – Choi Jong-ho (the youngest member), Kim Hong-joong, Song Min-gi, Choi San, Park Seong-hwa, Kang Yeo-sang, Jeong Yun-ho, and Jung Woo-young. The original line-up also included Junyoung, but he left.

Pre-Debut

The band was previously called ‘KQ Fellaz’, and the label released the series “KQ Fellaz Exciting USA Training” on YouTube, which followed their training at dance studios Millennium Dance Complex and Movement Lifestyle in Los Angeles, California. They released their debut performance video in May, while their debut song, entitled “From”, was released in the final episode of the show in July 2018.

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Thereafter, the name of the band was changed to ‘ATEEZ’, which stands for ‘A TEENAGER Z’, and was announced in their reality show entitled “Codename Is ATEEZ”, aired on the Mnet broadcasting media.

Rise to Fame and Debut EP

In October 2018 the band released their debut EP, entitled “Treasure EP.1: All To Zero”, with the singles “Treasure” and “Pirate King”. They also released music videos for the title singles. It became a commercial success, since it peaked at No. 12 in Korea, reached No. 4 on the US Billboard’s World Albums chart, and No. 7 on the Gaon Albums Chart.

Continued Success

In January 2019, ‘ATEEZ’ released their second EP, entitled “Treasure EP.2: Zero To One”, with the lead single “Say My Name”, after which they announced their first tour – ‘The Expedition Tour’. Their third EP, “Treasure EP.3: One To All”, was released in June 2019, and spawned such singles as “Wave” and “Illusion”, while peaking at No. 2 on the Gaon Albums Chart. Thereafter, the band won the Best Performance Award at the 2019 Soribada Awards, before in September of the same year releasing their debut studio album, “Treasure EP.Fin: All To Action”, which topped the Gaon Albums Chart and reached No. 7 on the US Billboard’s World Albums chart.

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They also created their own reality shows, “Ateez Wanted”, “Ateez Long Journey”, “Ateez Treasure Film”, and “Ateez ANEWZ”, all in 2019.

Japanese Debut Single and Album

In November 2019, the band produced their debut Japanese single, entitled “Utopia”, which was followed by their Japanese debut album, “Treasure EP.Extra: Shift The Map”. They even won the Worldwide Fan Choice at the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards, and moreover were rewarded with the Best Korean Act at the 2019 MTV EMA Awards.

Recent Projects

In January 2020, ‘ATEEZ’ released their fourth EP, entitled “Treasure Epilogue: Action To Answer”, which became the band’s second number-one album in South Korea, since it topped the Gaon Albums Chart. The lead single is “Answer”, which was also released in Japanese. Most recently, they released their fifth EP “Treasure EP.Map To Answer”, on 12 February 2020.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The handsome singer has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.76m), while other information regarding his weight and vital statistics is missing.

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Personal Life, Hobbies, Favorites

  • Choi Jong-ho is single at the moment and completely focused on his career.
  • His role model is Jeon Jung-kook, better known for being a member and vocalist of the boy band ‘BTS’.
  • He is also a big fan of Bruno Mars and South Korean boy band ‘Monsta X’.
  • One of his roommates was fellow ‘ATEEZ’ member Mingi.
  • Choi is left-handed.
  • The interesting fact is that he has an ability to break fruits in half using only his hands.
  • Choi hates
  • His favorite colors are black and red.
  • In his spare time, Choi enjoys playing soccer and working out.
  • His favorite drink is Sprite, while his favorite food is pizza, ramen, steak, and chicken.
  • His motto is ‘Do not be afraid if you have not even tried.’
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