Giving up on life may be easy for many, but the real heroes are those who stand up again and fight for their future. The American gospel and R&B singer, Alice Tan Ridley despite having painful personal life didn’t give up on her career and now has been established as a well-recognized singer of the nation. She is known for reaching up to the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent and released her debut album ‘Never Lost My Way’ in 2016.
Her Journey at America’s Got Talent:
The R&B singer, Ridley auditioned for the fifth season of America’s Got Talent in the New York City. She sang the Etta James’ famous song “At Last,” and, with her beautiful voice, she was praised by all three judges and approved for the Vegas Week.
The singer took a step forward and got selected on the Top 48. On 20th of July, Ridley performed the “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight for which she received the standing ovation from the audiences and the judges.
The singer was advanced to semi-finals in which she performed “I Have Nothing.” Her time on America’s Got Talent ended from the semifinals and was eliminated by the judges.
Her Early Career:
Alice Tan Ridley used to sing in the busking of the subway stations of the New York City mainly at Herald Square in Midtown Manhattan. Ridley performed for the first time in her life with the 65-piece symphony orchestra at Ohio Northern University on October 6 of 2012.
How much is Alice's Net Worth?
The R&B singer, Ridley tours with a 7-piece band and sings at performing arts centers across the America. She won the pilot episode of ’30 Seconds to Fame’ where she was honored with price amount of 25 thousand dollars. Although her actual earnings are out of reach, we suspect her career in the musical sector must be
Her Personal Life: Married, Divorce, and Children:
The American gospel singer, Alice Tan Ridley was previously married to Ibnou Sidibe, a cab driver from Senegal in 1979. After the wedding, Alice and her then-husband settled in the New York City and extended their family by welcoming their first child, Ahmed in 1982.
Following the arrival of first child, the couple welcomed another little bundle of joy, Gabourey who is eleven months younger than her brother. She is an actress who was starred in the hit film ‘Precious’ in the year 2009.
Caption: Alice Tan Ridley and her daughter, Gabourey posing together.
However, things turned sour in their relationship later, and Ridley divorced Ibnou after she found he had someone else in life for six years who was the cousin she had met in Senegal.
After the incident, the singer left with her children and moved with her sister. By the time Ridley left her ex-husband, Gabourey was eight years old and she took care of the kids as a single parent.
Her Short Bio:
Based on the wiki sources, Ridley was born on December 21, 1952, in Georgia, U.S. The gospel singer aged 64 is originated from the Afro-American ethnicity and has an American nationality. She has a decent tall height which is ideally suited to her body shape.