Singer Jewell Caples has passed away and fans have been paying tribute to the ‘First Lady of Death Row Records’. The American singer’s death was announced at the weekend. As listeners and fellow musicians remember the star, we take a look at her life, from her songs to Jewell Caples’ net worth estimates at the time of her death.
The American singer, who performed on multi-platinum R&B and hip-hop albums, was aged 53. It’s reported she died on Thursday morning, 6 May.
Jewell Caples’ cause of death is not yet known and more information surrounding her passing hasn’t been released.
Tributes have been pouring in, with fans offering condolences to her loved ones and friends.
One social media fan wrote: “I’m hearing Jewell Caples passed away today. She was signed to Death Row Records in the 90s and sang on The Chronic and Doggystyle plus having two songs on both the Above The Rim and Murder Was The Case soundtracks.”
Another added: “Jewell Caples @deathrowmusic First Lady RIP. Thank you for your contribution to the culture with those amazing vocals on them @drdre beats. You are one of those beautiful black soulish pioneer amazing voices that paved the way.”
A third fan tweeted: “Jewell Caples (1968-2022) was one of the most important singers in Death Row Records history.”
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What was Jewell Caples’ net worth?
The singer was born on 12 June 1968 in Chicago, Illinois. Caples was the second child born to her parents. Her mother was a mechanic, and so was her dad. But it’s said even though she was a shy child she enjoyed singing. Her family moved to California when she was five years old. Caples had two sisters, Jamesina and Barbara.
She was signed to Death Row Records between 1992 and 1996.
In 1994 she covered Shirley Brown song Woman to Woman, which peaked at no. 16 on the Billboard’s Hot R&B and Hip-Hop chart. It also came in as number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100. She also released Love Or Lust, which was heard in Bill Duke’s film Deep Cover.
The star told fans she “almost died” after being rushed to hospital on 2 March after doctors found fluid around her heart.
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Jewell Caples’ songs and album releases
Caples performed with Dr Dre on The Chronic album, singing on the tracks Let Me Ride and B****es Ain’t S**t, as well with Snoop Dogg on Who Am I (What’s My Name) on his Doggystyle album.
The singer also featured on Tupac’s All Eyez record on Thug Passion, as well as Bone Thugs-N track Harmony’s The Love Of Money.
In 1996, she signed for EastWest Records and released debut album Ju-L. She then signed with J Records in 2001 for her second album and two years later featured on Beyoncé song Crazy In Love.
Moving to 2004, the singer performed on Nelly’s Girlfriend track, and it’s believed in total her voice featured in more than 550 million record sales across the board.