Is Elijah Connor Related to Prince? His Age, Height, Net Worth

Elijah Connor is an American pop singer-songwriter and TV personality, who appeared in the reality TV music competition series “The Four: Battle for Stardom.” He is a cousin of the late American musician, Prince.

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Elijah Frederick Harry Connor is a native of Detroit, Michigan, who was born under the Cancer zodiac sign on 20 July 1990, which makes him 33 years old as of 2023. His mother, Janice, is an educator and evangelist, whereas his father, whose name remains unknown, is a minister. Connor’s parents parted ways when he was very young, and he was raised alongside his brother, Eddie, by his mother in a tight-knit Christian household. Elijah discovered his talent for entertaining and singing through his church’s choir and began singing when he was three years old.

Elijah was educated at Farmington High School, Oakland County. He later joined college to study medicine.

Career

During his time in college, Connor worked as a runaway and print model for Armani and Sears. He has appeared in commercials for H&R Block, and Burger King.

On-Screen Career

In 2011, Connor appeared as a Bachelor in Donald J. Trump’s reality dating show “The Ultimate Merger.” The show, which is a spin-off from “The Apprentice” aired on TV One, and its first and second seasons starred Omarosa and Toccara Jones, respectively; Connor appeared in four episodes.

In the year that followed, he was cast for a minor role in the musical film “Sparkle,” which starred Mike Epps, Jordin Sparks, and Whitney Houston. Connor later played himself in two episodes of the Oxygen/NBC TV drama series “Player Gets Played” in 2015, and his following performances were in the second season of “The Four: Battle for Stardom” (2018), in which he starred alongside Sean Combs in 2018, and “Sister Circle Live” in 2019.

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Connor portrayed Kevin in the 2022 Brely Evans and Erica Pinkett-starred film “Single Not Searching” which follows the self-discovery journey of a group of young women as they relocate from Atlanta to their motherland for the first time. 2023 saw Connor play himself in the musical podcast “Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz,” which airs on over 150 TV stations and key digital networks. Most recently, in 2023, Elijah appeared with the likes of Tasha Page-Lockhart and BreeAnn Hammond in the TV reality show “Grown & Gospel,” in which five childhood friends work towards stepping out of the shadows of their rich and famous parents.

Music Career

Connor has released various songs; one of his oldest is 2016’s “We On.” In 2018, Connor collaborated with Tee Grizzley to write the Billboard-charting hit “Mill Ticket”, which was ranked at position 60 on the Billboard Index of 2018. Elijah’s following songs were “Reputation” (2019) which was written by the famous Grammy Award Winning singer and songwriter, Makena Riddick, and “Say the Word” (2020). Connor signed with Barry and Jomo Hankerson’s record label, Background Records 2.0. in October 2021, but left the label in February 2022. Some of his latest songs include “Appetite” and “Lemon & Lime.”

Connor has shared the stage with numerous artists, such as Jason Derulo, P. Diddy, A$Ap Rocky, and Big Sean, among others. Moreover, he’s been featured in “Hip Hop Weekly,” “LA Daily,” and “Hip Hop Weekly.

Stare-Down Meme

Elijah was confident that he could out-sing his competitors in an episode of “The Four: Battle for Stardom,” in which he revealed to a panel of judges that he was the cousin of the iconic musician, Princ,. He gave an enthusiastic performance, but Meghan Trainor and DJ Khaled weren’t satisfied by his performance, nor was P Diddy, and straightforwardly told Elijah that he hated his performance. After the decision to eliminate him was made, Elijah seemed very upset. Instead of leaving the stage, he stood still and gave Diddy a long ‘death stare’ which went viral, and has since been used as a hilarious meme on social media.

Social Media Presence

Elijah is active on Instagram (@elijahconnor) with almost a million followers, and has a verified Twitter account (@ElijahConnor) which he opened in April 2009, and is currently followed by 25,000 fans.

Connor launched his self-titled YouTube channel on 17 March 2010; its description reads ‘A familiar new face to the entertainment industry, who is said to be one of television and music’s fastest rising stars. That’s what one Fox Atlanta News anchor said when describing the singer/songwriter.’ He posted his first video, “Elijah Connor – Mill Ticket ft. Tee Grizzley,” on 14 June 2018. His most popular music videos are “Elijah Connor – Say the World [Official Music Video],” (uploaded on 3 September 2020) which has over a million views, and “Elijah Connor – Appetite (Official Music Video)” (uploaded on 21 April 2023), which has at least a million views. Connor has over 24,000 subscribers and has posted seven videos, which have accumulated over 2.4 million views.

Personal Life

Elijah is a very private person, who hasn’t publicly introduced anyone as his girlfriend, or boyfriend. He’s unmarried without any children as of 2023.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Connor is of Afro-American ethnicity, and has a pair of dark brown eyes, black hair and sports a beard. He’s 6ft (1.83m) tall, but his weight remains unknown. He’s fond of wearing designer outfits and expensive chains.

Net Worth

Elijah has accumulated his net worth from his career as a singer and actor. His net worth is approximately $1 million as of 2023, and he seemingly leads a lavish lifestyle.

Who is Elijah Connor’s Older Cousin, Prince?

Prince Rodgers Nelson was a singer-songwriter, actor, and record producer, who was born under the Gemini zodiac sign on 7 June 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the son of the songwriter and pianist John Lewis Nelson, and the jazz singer Mattie Shaw. Prince is regarded as one of the most influential singer-songwriters of his generation, and is remembered for his androgyny – possessing both feminine and masculine traits – and flamboyant persona, diverse vocals which included high-pitched screams and falsetto, and his skills when it came to playing multiple instruments. His songs incorporated numerous styles, including R&B, funk, rock, pop, and blues. Elijah’s cousin signed with the record label, Warner Bros. Records when he was 19, and went on to release the albums “For You” in 1978 and “Prince” in the year that followed.

Prince released about 40 albums, most of which entered the US Top 10 Charts, and sold more than 100 million globally, making him one of the world’s best-selling musicians. He has won numerous awards including an Academy Award, Grammy President’s Merit Award, and Billboard Icon Award, among others. He was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, the UK Music Hall of Fame, and the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2004, 2006 and 2016 respectively. Prince succumbed to an accidental fentanyl overdose at age 57, on 21 April 2016.

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