Alistair Ian Campbell Wiki Biography
Alistair Ian Campbell was born on 15 February 1959, in Birmingham, England, and is a singer and songwriter, best known as a founding member and lead singer of the reggae band UB40. He sold over 70 million records worldwide as part of UB40, and toured the globe for 30 years. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Ali Campbell? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $1 million, mostly earned through a successful career in music. He’s embarked on a solo career, and is also part of the judging panel of “New Zealand’s Got Talent”. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Ali Campbell Net Worth $1 million
Ali is the son of Scottish folk singer Ian Campbell. He started his career forming the pop and reggae band UB40 in 1978. They would eventually become popular, having a diverse set of musicians, and achieve international success, increasing their net worth significantly. They were nominated four Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album, and also got a Brit Award nomination for Best British Group. The band released hit singles such as “Food for Thought”, “Red Red Wine”, and “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, and their most successful albums include “Labour of Love”, and “Promises and Lies”.
In 2007, Campbell decided to release a solo album entitled “Running Free”, which would gain gold certification in the UK; it was the first top ten entry for him since UB40’s “Labour of Love”.
The following year he decided to quit the group, but performed with the group a few more times in Uganda, New Zealand, as well as Australia. He then issued a statement on their website that he was unhappy with the business practices of the managers of UB40, and launched an investigation into the financial handling of the business, and eventually left. The keyboard player Michael Virtue also came to the same conclusion a few months later, and left the band too. Ali continued on with his solo career, in 2010 releasing “Great British Songs”, a collection of hits from the 1960s and 1970s. The album reached the top 15 of the charts. and would also reach the top spot of the iTunes reggae album chart.
In 2012, he then joined the judging panel of “New Zealand’s Got Talent” alongside Jason Kerrison and Rachel Hunter, remaining with the program for two seasons.
In 2014, Ali announced that he would reunite with former UB40 bandmates to record the new album “Silhouette” – thanks to the band’s success, they were given an Ivor Novello Award for international achievement. He was also awarded a Mauritius Government Award for his services in music and charity.
For his personal life, it is known that Ali has been married to Julie since 2006, and they have two children. He also has six other children from other relationships. His brother is Robin Campbell who also became the frontman of UB40.
|Full Name||Ali Campbell|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Date Of Birth||February 15, 1959|
|Place Of Birth||Birmingham, England, UK|
|Children||Indica Campbell, Kaya Campbell, Max Campbell, Ali Junior Campbell, Louis Campbell, Kibibi Campbell, Drew Campbell, Jack Campbell|
|Parents||Ian Campbell, Patricia Weaver|
|Movies||UB40: Live at Montreux 2002|
|TV Shows||New Zealand’s Got Talent|
|1||Never before had we seen pop getting so brazenly political. Thatcher was a hate figure that seemed to unite everyone.|
|1||Peace Concert with Ub40 in Sri-Lanka, invited by the new government. [December 2002]|
|2||Children with Bernadette: Ali Campbell Jr (1981), Max Campbell (1983), Kibibi Campbell (1988), Indica Campbell (1993).|
|3||Is the lead singer and rhythm player of UB40. His brother is the lead guitarist Robin Campbell. They are sons of folk singer Ian Campbell.|
|Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two||2016||TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode|
|Beautiful Creatures||2000||writer: “Girls Like Us”|
|Something Wild||1986||writer: “Zero, Zero Seven Charlie”|
|New Zealand’s Got Talent||2012||TV Series||UB40|
|UB40 and Chrissie Hynde: I Got You Babe||1985||Video short||Ali Campbell|
|Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two||2016||TV Series documentary||Himself – Musical Guest|
|Flashback: The History of UK Black Music||2016||Documentary||Himself – singer UB40|
|The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Song||2013||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|80s Rewind Festival 2011||2011||TV Movie||Himself|
|Breakfast||2005-2011||TV Series||Himself / Himself – Singer and Songwriter|
|Ali Campbell: Great British Songs||2010||Video documentary short||Himself|
|Loose Women||2007-2009||TV Series||Himself|
|Spicks and Specks||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|Quelli che… il calcio||2008||TV Series||Himself – Performer|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2006||TV Series||Himself – Musical Guest|
|TV Tonga News||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|Tubridy Tonight||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|The Pop Years||2003||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Never Mind the Buzzcocks||2002||TV Series||Himself|
|The Pretenders: Greatest Hits||2000||Video documentary||Himself (segments “I Got You Babe” and “Breakfast in Bed”) (as UB40)|
|Top of the Pops||1980-1998||TV Series||Himself – UB40 / Himself|
|Lauren Hutton and…||1996||TV Series||Himself|
|Zona franca||1995||TV Series||Himself|
|Pero ¿esto qué es?||1990||TV Series||Himself|
|The Comic Strip Presents…||1988||TV Series||Himself – Vocals and Guitar, UB40|
|The Roxy||1987||TV Series||Himself|
|A tope||1987||TV Series||Himself|
|Urgh! A Music War||1981||Documentary||Himself – UB40|
|20 to 1||2010||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Top of the Pops||1981-1995||TV Series||Himself / Himself – UB40|