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Laine Hardy Net Worth: How Rich is the Singer Actually in 2023?



Laine Hardy Net Worth

Laine Hardy is an American singer who won Season 17 of American Idol. Hardy made it only to the top 50 in his first audition on Season 16 of Idol. After winning Season 17, his coronation single, Flame was released on May 19, 2019. Hardy was reportedly booked by the East Baton Rouge Prison by Louisiana State University Police Department for planting a listening device in his ex-girlfriend’s room on April 29, 2022. Laine Hardy net worth is roughly $1.5 million as of 2023.

Full Name Laine Hardy
Birthday September 12, 2000
Birthplace Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Profession Singer, Guitarist
Relationship Status Unknown
Net Worth $1.5 million

Early life

Laine Hardy was born on September 12 in the year 2000 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He grew up in Livingston, Louisiana. Laine was born to Barry and Cindy Lou. His dad serves as a general contractor for a construction company. And his mom works as a real estate agent. He has two siblings; a brother Kyle and a sister, Brittany Banta.

Hardy studied at the French Settlement High School. He received his high school graduation degree in 2018. Hardy was just 8 when he learned to play guitar. He started performing in a band along with his brother and cousins when he reached 14. The band was named the Band Hardy, and performed in local bars and restaurants.

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Hardy was not much into singing earlier. However, he started singing later after he got encouraging words from his brother. He gave auditioned for the American Idol first time in Season 16. Although he made it to the Top 50, he could not go further in the season. In 2019, he came back to the Idol as a support to his friend, Ashton Gill for whom he played guitar. After getting encouraged by the Idol judges, he gave an audition again and made it through the next round.

Hardy gave the best performances throughout Season 17, and in the end, came up as the winner. In the finale, he came out as the winner over Alejandro Aranda, who finished as runner-up, and Madison Vandenburg, who finished as second runner-up. Before claiming the Idol title, he had already released a 3 song EP titled “In the Bayou”. He has also released the single titled “Blue Christmas”.

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After winning the American Idol, he released a coronation song “Flame” on May 19, 2019. In May 2019, he performed the song on the American talk show “The View”. In April 2020, he dropped two new singles titled “Let There Be Country” and “Ground I Grew Up On’. Hardy came back on American Idol in May 2020 and performed a cover of the song “Life Is A Highway”.

Hardy released a new song “Tiny Town” in July 2020 after getting recovered from COVID-19. Then in September, he dropped a cover of “Please Come Home For Christmas”. He released another song titled “Other LA” to streaming services and his previous song, Tiny Town was sent to radio. In May 2021, he came up with a new song “Memorize You”. The song eventually gained positive reviews. He also performed the song on ABC’s The Bachelor series, after which, the song gained more popularity.

In July 2021, he released a follow-up song titled “Authentic”. Following a week, he announced his first album “Here’s To Anyone”. His debut album eventually hit the market on September 17.

Personal Life

Laine Hardy was reportedly dating Sydney Becnel. As per the reports, he started dating Sydney in the mid of 2018. Hardy was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after being arrested by the Louisiana State University Police Department on April 29, 2022. He was arrested after his ex-girlfriend alleged that he planted an electronic recording device in her Louisiana State University dorm room.

Following his arrest, Hardy wrote on Facebook that he is cooperating with the investigators. His ex-girlfriend became suspicious after Hardy revealed information about her private life that she had never told him.

Sources also revealed that Hardy at one point did confess to his ex-girlfriend planting a device in her room. However, at that time he falsely told her that he had thrown the divorce on the pond. Hardy’s attorney, Frank Holthaus confirmed that the singer has been surrounded by allegations. However, the attorney didn’t give any further information on the related matter.

Laine Hardy Net Worth

Laine Hardy’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million as of 2023. He reportedly earned $250 thousand for his album after winning the Season 17 of American Idol. In addition, he was also getting $1K in a week during the album recording and received 15% as royalties from the sales of the album.

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