What is Alejandro Aranda’s net worth? Singer graces American Idol stage

Bruno Cooke April 18, 2022
What is Alejandro Aranda’s net worth? Singer graces American Idol stage
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Alejandro Aranda competed in season 17 of American Idol – you might know him as Scarypoolparty – but graced the stage yesterday (Sunday, 17 April 2022) for a guest performance on season 20’s Top 20 round. What is his net worth, and where can you listen to his new(ish) album The Act Of Forgiveness?

American Idol: What is Alejandro Aranda’s net worth?

Accounts of Alejandro Aranda’s net worth vary – some put it as $350K, others somewhere between $1m and $5m. 

Estimating the personal wealth of private individuals is difficult unless they are required to declare their assets, as is often the case with politicians, but not musicians. 

Aranda started playing music in earnest when he was 20. He had recently come close to losing his hand in a conveyor belt incident at the factory where he worked. 

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“I was working at a warehouse”, he told Yahoo in 2019. “And I got my hand stuck in the conveyor belt. I could’ve really lost my hand.”

Now 27 years old, Alejandro Aranda has spent six years as a performing artist – since he appeared on American Idol in April of 2019, his net worth is likely to have ballooned. But until then, his following was relatively modest.

How far did Aranda get on American Idol when he competed?

Throughout his Idol journey, Aranda performed seven of his own original songs. Others, he borrowed from the likes of Justin Bieber (Sorry), Fleetwood Mac (Go Your Own Way), Coldplay (Yellow), Post Malone (I Fall Apart), Drake (One Dance) and Queen (Under Pressure).

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He reached the finale, where he performed three original songs: Millennial Love, Tonight and Out Loud. In the end, he finished Runner-Up.

Aranda has released three studio albums since placing second in American Idol season 17. Exit Form came out in November 2019, and peaked at sixth in the US Heat chart. 

Doom Hologram followed just under a year later, and Alejandro’s third album, The Act Of Forgiveness, came out in August last year.

How to listen to Alejandro Aranda’s newest studio album The Act Of Forgiveness

Aranda released The Act Of Forgiveness on 27 August 2021. It is the Californian artist’s third studio album. 

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It’s on Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora and Apple Music, and received positive reviews from critics. 

Sputnik Music called it a “wild exhibition of talent”; Shore Fire’s press release about the album noted its “cascading and expressive piano arrangements” and described it as a “testament to why Scarypoolparty has been called an artist to watch by The Guardian, Alternative Press and Ones To Watch”.

Alejandro Aranda revisited the American Idol studio yesterday to perform The Darkness, which features as the 12th track on The Act Of Forgiveness. Watch his performance via YouTube here.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.