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R&B and Soul Musician; "Don't Know Much" and "Tell It Like It Is"

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The first of his singles that got airplay outside of New Orleans was "Over You." Neville's first major hit single was "Tell It Like It Is," which topped Billboard's R&B chart for five weeks in 1967 and also reached No. 2 on the Hot 100. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. A remake of the song was a top 10 pop hit for the rock group Heart featuring Ann and Nancy Wilson in 1981.

In 1989, Neville teamed up with Linda Ronstadt on the album Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind. Among the duets recorded for the disc were the #1 Grammy-winning hits "Don't Know Much" and "All My Life". "Don't Know Much" earned a million-selling Gold single, while the album was certified Triple Platinum for US sales of more than 3 million.

His other hits have included "Everybody Plays the Fool," his 1991 cover of the 1972 Main Ingredient song, that reached No. 8 on the Hot 100; "Don't Take Away My Heaven," "Hercules" and "Can't Stop My Heart From Loving You (The Rain Song)." Neville's biggest solo successes have been on the Adult Contemporary chart, where "Don't Know Much," "All My Life" and "Everybody Plays the Fool" all reached No. 1 in 8 European countries.

In August 2005, his home in Eastern New Orleans was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. He evacuated to Memphis, Tennessee, before the hurricane hit. He moved to Nashville after the storm, and had yet to return to the city as of early 2008, causing the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to temporarily change its tradition of having the Neville Brothers close the festival. However, the Neville Brothers, including Aaron, returned for the 2008 Jazzfest, which returned to its traditional seven-day format for the first time since Katrina. Neville is in the process of moving back to the New Orleans area, namely the North Shore city of Covington. Neville performed Randy Newman's "Louisiana 1927" during NBC's A Concert for Hurricane Relief on September 2, 2005.

Neville signed to SonyBMG's new Burgundy Records label in late 2005 and recorded an album of songs by Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke and others for Bring It on Home... The Soul Classics, released on September 19, 2006. The album, produced by Stewart Levine, features collaborations between Neville and Chaka Khan, Mavis Staples, Chris Botti, David Sanborn, Art Neville, and others. The album's first single was a remake of The Impressions' 1963 classic "It's All Right."

Neville's career has included work for television, movies and sporting events. Neville sang the National Anthem in the movie "The Fan," starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. In 2006, Neville performed "The Star-Spangled Banner", alongside Aretha Franklin and Dr. John on keyboards at Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan. In addition, Neville did background vocals for the songs "Great Heart," "Bring Back the Magic," "Homemade Music," "My Barracuda" and "Smart Woman (in a Real Short Skirt)" on Jimmy Buffett's Hot Water, released in 1988.

In 2008 he released Gold, which includes a double album of his hits.

On December 12, 2010, while performing at Baton Rouge's Manship Theater in the Shaw Center, Neville was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame. Neville is also an inductee of the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame in Ferriday, Louisiana.

In 2013, paying tribute to the songs of his youth, Blue Note Records released Neville's My True Story, a collection of 12 doo-wop tunes, produced by Don Was and Keith Richards, with backing by musicians such as Benmont Trench and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

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Aaron Neville

R&B and Soul Musician; "Don't Know Much" and "Tell It Like It Is"

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The first of his singles that got airplay outside of New Orleans was "Over You." Neville's first major hit single was "Tell It Like It Is," which topped Billboard's R&B chart for five weeks in 1967 and also reached No. 2 on the Hot 100. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. A remake of the song was a top 10 pop hit for the rock group Heart featuring Ann and Nancy Wilson in 1981.

In 1989, Neville teamed up with Linda Ronstadt on the album Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind. Among the duets recorded for the disc were the #1 Grammy-winning hits "Don't Know Much" and "All My Life". "Don't Know Much" earned a million-selling Gold single, while the album was certified Triple Platinum for US sales of more than 3 million.

His other hits have included "Everybody Plays the Fool," his 1991 cover of the 1972 Main Ingredient song, that reached No. 8 on the Hot 100; "Don't Take Away My Heaven," "Hercules" and "Can't Stop My Heart From Loving You (The Rain Song)." Neville's biggest solo successes have been on the Adult Contemporary chart, where "Don't Know Much," "All My Life" and "Everybody Plays the Fool" all reached No. 1 in 8 European countries.

In August 2005, his home in Eastern New Orleans was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. He evacuated to Memphis, Tennessee, before the hurricane hit. He moved to Nashville after the storm, and had yet to return to the city as of early 2008, causing the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to temporarily change its tradition of having the Neville Brothers close the festival. However, the Neville Brothers, including Aaron, returned for the 2008 Jazzfest, which returned to its traditional seven-day format for the first time since Katrina. Neville is in the process of moving back to the New Orleans area, namely the North Shore city of Covington. Neville performed Randy Newman's "Louisiana 1927" during NBC's A Concert for Hurricane Relief on September 2, 2005.

Neville signed to SonyBMG's new Burgundy Records label in late 2005 and recorded an album of songs by Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke and others for Bring It on Home... The Soul Classics, released on September 19, 2006. The album, produced by Stewart Levine, features collaborations between Neville and Chaka Khan, Mavis Staples, Chris Botti, David Sanborn, Art Neville, and others. The album's first single was a remake of The Impressions' 1963 classic "It's All Right."

Neville's career has included work for television, movies and sporting events. Neville sang the National Anthem in the movie "The Fan," starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. In 2006, Neville performed "The Star-Spangled Banner", alongside Aretha Franklin and Dr. John on keyboards at Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan. In addition, Neville did background vocals for the songs "Great Heart," "Bring Back the Magic," "Homemade Music," "My Barracuda" and "Smart Woman (in a Real Short Skirt)" on Jimmy Buffett's Hot Water, released in 1988.

In 2008 he released Gold, which includes a double album of his hits.

On December 12, 2010, while performing at Baton Rouge's Manship Theater in the Shaw Center, Neville was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame. Neville is also an inductee of the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame in Ferriday, Louisiana.

In 2013, paying tribute to the songs of his youth, Blue Note Records released Neville's My True Story, a collection of 12 doo-wop tunes, produced by Don Was and Keith Richards, with backing by musicians such as Benmont Trench and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

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  • How to book Aaron Neville?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Aaron Neville for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Aaron Neville, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Aaron Neville or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Aaron Neville?

    Booking fees for Aaron Neville, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Aaron Neville, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Aaron Neville?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Aaron Neville for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Aaron Neville for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Aaron Neville or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Aaron Neville or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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