Henri Belolo was a French songwriter and producer, born in Casablanca on November 27, 1936. He died at the age of 83.
He joined Sacem as an author on January 5, 1975 and composer soon after. He became a definitive member on April 14, 1983.
In 1970’s along with his friend, Jacques Morali, a composer formed an American vocal group named The Ritchie Family and American disco group Village People, best known for their on stage costumes, catchy tunes, and suggestive lyrics. He was also an author and for …In the Navy: As Performed by Village People, Single Songbook.
Net Worth & Income of Henri Belolo
Belolo had already enjoyed a remarkable career in Paris as a producer for recording companies when in 1970 he set up his own Scorpio label and, later, music publisher.
If we talk about Henri’s net worth then it is harder to guess because, a part of his life, he spent in France and when he back to America to extend his business he was familiar with USA. According to his work in France, and in United States, he earned around $1 million in her bank account. Well, there would be some other sources of earning, but as professionals, he earned $1 million before he died.
Life & Professional Achievements Henri Belolo
Belolo was born on November 27, 1936 in Casablanca, Morocco. He was of French nationality and his birth sign is Sagittarius.
Since his childhood, he was passionate about music. He grew up listening African music. He pursued degree of business in Casablanca, before switching to Paris in 1956.
At Paris, Belolo met French music producer and company owner Eddie Barclay. He then worked along with Barclay. In 1960, the Polydor Records recruited him in Paris and, he work in a music publishing company, A & R.
Besides that, he also organized concerts of James Brown, the Bee Gees and others. Later, Belolo set up his own record label and music publishing company named, Scorpio Music. Henri Belolo moved to New York City and set up Can’t Stop Productions. In the early 1975, he met Jacques Morali and the recorded the single Brazil. The song was recorded by Ritchie Family, in Philadelphia.
In 1978’s, Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali, and singer Victor Willis release the debut album Village People, which particularly targeted the disco’s gay audience.
Belolo was continuously contributed to the Village People records which includes: The song Y.M.C.A, “In the Navy” and “Go West”