Willie Spence Biography
Quick facts of Willie:
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
West Palm Beach, Florida
Singer and songwriter
For competing in American Idol season 19
181 kg (242 lbs)
Willie Spence Sr.
Coffee High School
Florida State Univsersity
Who is Willie Spence?
Willie Spence is a young American singer and songwriter. He became an Internet sensation after he posted videos of himself showing off his singing talent over social media He became more famous for competing in the 19th season of American Idol and he was the runner up along with Chayce Beckham and Grace Kinstler.
Where is Willie from?
Willie was born on June 18, 1999, in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States. He spent his childhood in Georgia. He is the son of Sharon Spence mother and Willie Spence Sr. His mother is a singer while his father is a chef. He began singing at 3 years old. Willie was very close to his grand father who passed away in March 2021 due to corona virus. He went to Coffee high school and then to Florida State University for his Graduation.
Willie was only three years old when he turned to sing. His mother and grandfather have always supported him to continue his career in singing. She has participated in America’s popular singing show called American Idol. He also posts many singing videos on the official YouTube channel.
Journey to American Idol Final
From the day he auditioned, Willie has managed to impress American Idol judges and fans. For the audition, she sang Rihanna’s “Diamond.” He didn’t even finish the song that the judges praised him for and called him for the next round.
In the next round, she sang songs like “All of Me” by John Legend, “Stay” by Rihanna and “I Was Here” by Beyonce. With this, he reached the knock out round.
In the top 24 spots, she sang “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler and “The Prayer” by Celine Dion. Again he easily broke into the top 16 spot.
In the top 16 spot, she sang “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele, which moved him to the top 12. In the top 12, he sang “Stand Up” by Cynthia Erivo and was once again safe to move on to the next top 10 round.
While singing in the Top 10, Willie performed “Circle of Life” by Elton John and made it to the Top 7 spot, where he sang “Yellow” by Coldplay and “You’re So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker.
In the Top 4 round, Willie sang a duet with Grace Kinsler as well as “Glory” by John Legend and Common.
During his American Idol journey, Willie had always impressed the judges and never seemed to be in danger of elimination. Even some people also claimed that Willie was most likely to win season 19 of American Idol. While performing one last time in the finale, Willie sang “Georgia on My Mind” by Ray Charles, “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke, and “Stand Up” by Cynthia Erivo. Sadly, Chase Beckham got more votes than him in the finale.
Willie has over 487K followers on his Instagram account @williespenceofficial, over 12K followers on his Twitter account @williespenceofficial, and over 551k subscribers on his YouTube channel “Willie Spence”. He has first opened his YouTube channel on 01 July 2016 the and his videos have 46 million views. His first video named “Diamond” was recorded by his friend. And it has 12 million views till now and counting.
He has also released his first single on his YouTube channel “So Gone”, which was uploaded on January 19, 2021. The famous Ocean and Luh Kel have featured in Spencer’s music video. Apart from this, he has also sung many songs like “Chance on Me”, “Reckless”, “One Minute with God”, “Forever More”, “Champion” and “Notice Me”.
Willie weight loss
If we talk about Willie’s physical attributes, he stands a little above the average height ie his height is 6 feet. Throughout the years, he had problems with his weight. He was bullied because of his weight.
Before auditioning on American Idol season 19, Willie opened up about a health issue that prompted him to lose weight to save his own life. He further said, “I turned myself into the hospital for a checkup because I had chest pains”. Later the doctor informed him that he had fluid in his lungs and his weight was going to cause him some serious health problem. At that Willie was 600 pounds (272 kg).
After that, he started exercising, adopting healthy eating habits, and even hired a trainer to help him in the process. And was able to reduce his weight from 600 to 400 pounds (181 kg).
Willie Spence Personal Life and Girlfriend
Willie Spence is a boy who is just 21 years old and currently, he is single. It means he is not dating anyone right now and has no past dating history or been engaged before. He hopes to find a lucky girl soon whom he can update about himself on social media.
Willie Spence Net Worth
Willie is a young talented man who turned into social media star by his singing talent. He has a major source of income that comes from the music industry. There is no information about his house and his cars. But he is living a decent life. He has earned $11k working as a caretaker. Also earning $4K from his YouTube Channel. In conclusion, we can say his net worth is around $5 million.
Some interesting facts about Willie Spence
- He started singing when he was just 3 years old boy and grown up singing in his grandfather’s church.
- His grandfather passed away in March 2021 due to Corona Virus.
- Got fame after participating in American Idol Season 19.
- Before the audition in American Idol, he was in hospital with some serious health issue.
- In the grand finale of American Idol, he was very close to winning the title but due to fewer votes he couldn’t make it and Chayce Beckham won the finale.
- Currently,he is single.