• Leslie Merritt Hall is a rap artist best known for her work in satirical rap with the band Leslie and LY’s.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $1.4 million.
• She graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in 200•
• She released her debut solo album in 2006 and has since released several albums and singles.
• She is active on social media but has not posted anything new since 2018.
Who is Leslie Hall?
Leslie Merritt Hall was born on 15 November 1981, in Ames, Iowa, USA, and is a rap artist, best known for his work in satirical rap as a part of the band Leslie and LY’s. She’s created several hits on the website YouTube, and is also a member of the duo called Neon & Nude.
The Net Worth of Leslie Hall
How rich is Leslie Hall? As of late-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1.4 million, earned through a successful career in music. She’s been active in the music industry since 2005, and also has her own business.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Growing up, Leslie leaned more towards a fashion sense that was described as strangely glamorous. She attended Ames High School in Iowa – the sole high school in the area – and during her time there attracted a lot of attention due to her prom queen campaign, which showcased her wearing clothing that made it to the local newspaper.
After matriculating, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts to enroll at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. The school is a part of Tufts University, and offers programs dedicated to the visual arts. It is affiliated with the Museum of Fine Arts, and is a member of an organization of leading art schools in the US called the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, also known as AICAD. She completed her degree in 2005, and around the same time started collecting gem sweaters. She created her own website called gemsweater.com which gained significant attention online.
Due to her online popularity, she made an appearance in “Unscrewed with Martin Sargent” as a guest, and even received a grant from her school to create a mobile gem-sweater museum. Capitalizing on the popularity of her collection, she created a band with her former classmates called Leslie and LY’s, so starting her music career, releasing their first album in 2005 called “Gold Pants”. The following year, she then released her debut solo called “Door Man’s Daughter” and toured around the world to support it. During this time, she gained the title as one of the greatest internet superstars, and she also became an advocate for network neutrality.
In 2008, she appeared in a commercial for the web browser Firefox, alongside Tay Zonday in which the two sang “Firefox Users Against Boredom”, which is a parody of the single “We Are the World”. During the same year, she released the album “ceWEBrity”, and would follow it up with the single “Zombie Killer” featuring Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. In 2009, she released several more songs which gained millions of views on YouTube – her single “Tight Pants/Body Rolls” would become her biggest hit to date.
The following year, she released the album “Back2Back Palz” and continued to perform with her band Leslie and LY’s, in line with another studio release entitled “Destination Friendship”. She promoted the single through YouTube, then in 2013 worked on another album entitled “Songs in the Key of Gold”, for which she toured around the US to support. In 2015, she became half of the musical duo Neon & Nude, alongside former Leslie and LY’s member Kate Kennedy. The duo released several singles, leading to the album “Neon & Nude: Featuring the Feminine Gazes”. The two made regular appearances in music festivals around the country during 2017.
While working on her music and her online projects, she has also taken in a few television projects, the first being an appearance in “Total Request Live”. She’s appeared in several episodes of the Nickelodeon show called “Yo Gabba Gabba!”, and in “The Aquabats! Super Show”, which is a superhero-themed comedy which was also made by the creators of “Yo Gabba Gabba!” During her appearance in the show, she played a gem-sweater-wearing camp counselor who happens to be a lycanthrope, specifically a were-ape.
working on a new gold suit with quilted arms. quilting tips welcomed. #cantbendmyarms #sweat #julysnowsuit pic.twitter.com/bBhomHXA4R
— Leslie Hall (@midwestdiva) July 9, 2015
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, not much is known in terms of Hall’s romantic relationships. She has not mentioned anything about having a boyfriend or getting married, so many of her fans believe that she is single. She often works with an older brother who helps produce her records, and who is also an aspiring musician focused on hip hop. She enjoys comedy and continues to use her popularity on a variety of projects, from working on children’s books, music, and selling merchandise. However, in recent years people have been curious about her current endeavors, as she has laid low, becoming abruptly silent in 2019 with no statement as to why.
Similar to numerous musicians and online personalities, she was active online through accounts on social media. She has an account on Facebook on which she has over 40,000 followers and uses it to promote her business endeavors, upcoming projects, and YouTube videos. She also has a Twitter account with over 7,000 followers – her last post there was a retweet during November 2018. Another account she has is on Instagram, with over 12,000 fans there. She loves posting comedy themed photos and promotions, but the account hasn’t posted anything new since 2018 as well.