Who is Kelly Hansen?

Kelly Hansen was born on 18 April 1961 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in Hawthorne, California USA. He’s a 61-year-old singer and songwriter, probably best recognized for being the lead singer of the famous British-American rock band Foreigner.

How rich is he, as of now? Kelly Hansen’s Net Worth

As of mid-2022, Kelly Hansen’s net worth is estimated at over $3 million, earned through his successful involvement in the music industry, since he’s released numerous studio albums and singles, and collaborated with other famous music personalities.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Kelly Hansen spent his early years in his hometown of Hawthorne, where he was raised by his parents; however, there’s no information about their names and professions, but it’s believed that his father was a singer as well, and that his mother was an athlete – it’s unknown whether he has any siblings or is an only child. He holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian. Kelly Hansen hasn’t shared any details regarding his educational background. He developed his love for music very early, and was a member of several local bands during his high school years.

Rise to Fame – Hurricane

Kelly Hansen started pursuing his professional career in the music industry as studio session singer, then met guitarist Robert Sarzo and bassist Tony Cavazo in 1984, and they together formed a hard-rock band called Hurricane, releasing their debut studio album “Take What You Want” in the next year. It was followed up with their second studio album “Over The Edge” in 1988, which reached No. 92 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart; it became their most successful album, which led them to achieve moderate commercial success. Their third studio album was issued in 1990 under the title “Slave To The Thrill”, but in the following year they disbanded, apparently because their record label went bankrupt; they would later reunite to release one more album “Liquifury” (2001).

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Further Work

After Hurricane disbanded, Kelly Hansen continued to create music and collaborate with many famous musicians and bands, such as Don Dokken, Slash’s Snakepit, Bourgeois Pigs, and Fergie Fredriksen. He also released two studio albums, “Sarrph Cogh” (1994) and “The River / The Life” (1999) with the band Air Pavilion. In 1998, Kelly joined the hard rock band Unruly Child, replacing vocalist Mark Free, and they together issued a studio album in 1999, entitled “Waiting For The Sun”. The following year, he collaborated with Tim Donahue on the album “Into The Light”, after which he became a member of the hard rock band Perfect World and released with them their self-titled studio album via the Frontiers Records label in 2003.

Worldwide Recognition – Foreigner

In 2005, Kelly Hansen became the lead singer of Foreigner, which was founded in New York City in 1976 by Mick Jones, Ian McDonald and Lou Gramm. The band previously released numerous commercially successful studio albums, such as “Foreigner” (1977), which reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, “4” (1981), which topped the Billboard 200 chart and sold more than six million copies around the world, and “Agent Provocateur” (1984), which was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

 

Kelly made his debut performance on their live album “Extended Versions”, which was recorded at Texas Stadion in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2006. He continued to tour with the band and they eventually released their greatest hits anthology album “No End In Sight: The Very Best Of Foreigner” (2008), which also included several new recordings. Their first studio album released with Kelly as their lead singer came out in September 2009 under the title “Can’t Slow Down”. The album debuted at No. 29 on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as at No. 12 on the Billboard Rock Albums; the two singles “In Pieces” and “When It Comes To Love” entered the Top 20 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and the album achieved gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association, for selling more than 100,000 copies in Europe.

They then issued their most famous songs on the 2011 album “Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged”, which was followed up with such albums as “An Acoustic Evening With Foreigner Live” (2013), “40 – Forty Hits From Forty Years: 1977-2017” (2017), and “Double Vision: Then And Now – Live Reloaded Live” (2019).

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Kelly Hansen has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.65m), while his weight is around 155lbs (70kgs), however, information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

Kelly Hansen isn’t very open when it comes to speak about her personal life, however, the public is aware of his several love affairs. He was romantically involved with singer Dyna Shirasaki in the 2000s, and was then in a relationship with famous fashion designer and TV personality Margaret Josephs in 2013.

On 19 May 2020, he tied the knot with a woman named Anna, but has kept all information about their marriage away from the spotlight; it’s unclear if they have any children. The family divides their time between their homes in Calabasas and Malibu, both in Los Angeles.

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