With so many new artists breaking into the music industry, it’s difficult for established singers to stay relevant for long. New songs or adoptions have to be released, or tours started in order to keep fans interested. Artists who started off playing in bands often choose to “break up” in order to pursue individual stardom, but few are able to do so. Brendon Urie is one of the few artists who has managed to pull it off, producing top Billboard hits, six albums, and making a Broadway debut since the release of Pan!c at the Disco’s first song, “Time to Dance” in 2005. So how much is Brendon Urie worth in 2018? We breakdown Brendon’s net worth, by looking at all his record hits and performances.
Brendon Urie Net Worth As Of 2018: $9 Million
To truly understand Brendon’s success, it’s important to take a look at how he first got started.
Brendon grew up in a small town in St. George, Utah, moving to Las Vegas with his family when he was just two years old. Although he was raised as Mormon, he decided that the faith wasn’t for him at the age of 17. While attending Palo Verde High School, he met his future bassist Brent Wilson, who invited Brendon to try out for his current band because they needed a replacement guitarist. Brendon accepted the invitation and quickly became the lead vocalist, working a job at a smoothie cafe in order to pay for the band’s practice space.
Brendon’s career took off after the release of Pan!c’s mega-hit “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, which had over 1.8 million sales and reached No. 7 on the 2005 Billboard Hot 100 List in the U.S. The band released their second album Pretty. Odd. in 2008, with Brendon writing the two tracks “I Have Friends in Holy Spaces” and “Folkin’ Around” by himself. Following the release of their third and fourth albums, Vices and Virtues in 2011 and Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die in 2013, Brendon was awarded “Best Vocalist” at the Alternative Press Music Awards, marking a turning point in his career. He was given the opportunity to work with labelmates Fall Out Boy, Travis McCoy, Cee-Lo Green and Janelle Monae on Coca Cola’s “Open Happiness” single. He also performed “Big Shot” in front of Billy Joel, President Obama, and a large crowd as Billy Joel became the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors award.
In 2015 drummer Spencer Smith and bassist Dallon Weekes chose to leave the band, following in the footsteps of Ryan Ross who had moved on after the release of Pan!c’s second album. Thier departures left Brendon as the sole member of the official lineup. Despite the setback Brendon continued to pursue music, writing and recording the band’s fifth album Death of a Bachelor by himself. The album became a smash hit debuting at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, earning the band’s best sales week ever and their first number one album.Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots marked Brendon’s Broadway debut, where he played the lead role of Charlie Price through the summer of 2017.
Looking ahead, Brendon will be touring this summer with a sixth studio album on the way.