Jimmie Herrod, the contestant on the June 22, 2021-episode of America’s Got Talent performed Simon Cowell’s LEAST FAVORITE song in the world but slays it anyway. After singing an unbelievable version of “Tomorrow” from Annie, he had Simon Cowell not only take back his words but also earn the Golden Buzzer from Sofia Vergara.
Find out more about him in this Jimmie Herrod Wikipedia.
Jimmie Herrod Gender: Is The AGT Star Male Or Female?
In Jan. 2021, he revealed how it was tough for him growing up as a gay Black guy in Tacoma, Washington. Jimmie Herrod was born a male child. Even on his Facebook profile, he lists his gender as male.
Is Jimmie Herrod Gay?
The Portland, Oregon resident Jimmie Herrod is openly gay and has also made it public that he is interested in men. He was in fact dating a guy named Ruslan Kamalov (at the time of this writing).
Jimmie’s boyfriend, Ruslan, is from Ufa in Russia, and now is a Portland, Oregon resident. His relationship status on Facebook reads: “in a relationship with Jimmie Herrod.”
Profession-wise, Ruslan is a grievance and appeals specialist at VillageCare.
While Ruslan did not share much of his personal life on social media, he made regular appearances on Jimmie’s Instagram.
Jimmie Herrod Age
As a Libra born October 4th, 1990, Jimmie Herrod reached the age of 30 in 2020.
Jimmie Herrod Parents, Siblings
Jimmie’s father is Jimmie Herrod (who turned 57 in July 2020) and his mother is Latonya Herrod (who turned 51 in Aug. 2020). They are now (2021) living in Spanaway, Washington.
Jimmie is the only child of his parents and has no siblings. Jimmie is really close to his parents and feels beyond grateful to have been born to them and for their unfailing support.
Back in the day, Jimmie was scared of performing in public. He used to “hide” in a choir. Then, everything changed after his mother, who is originally from Canada, told him to make his music his job.
Talking to The Olympian early in 2021, he revealed how his mom was like how the matriarch gave him the idea to perform at physical rehabilitation centers and senior centers and ask them for a small fee. So, when only in high school, Jimmie started doing music as a job. He had set up a network of six or seven different places where he performed each month.
Jimmie Herrod stands under 5’10” or 1.78 meters in height.
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His Instagram, TikTok
Until June 23, 2021, Jimmie Herrod had 7,791 followers on Instagram @jimmie_herrod.
Meanwhile, Jimmie enjoyed 1,176 followers on Facebook @Jimmie Herrod.
Jimmie, however, did not seem to be on TikTok.
Jimmie Herrod Net Worth
Reportedly, Jimmie Herrod had almost an estimated $300K net worth (before 2021).
Jimmie hails from his hometown of Bitburg, Germany. In 2012, he moved to Portland, Oregon, and again relocated to New York probably to pursue a music career.
At the time, he took his talents on AGT, he was a guest vocalist at Pink Martini. Jimmie has toured with the band all over the world. He recorded his first single with Pink Martini — “Exodus” — in 2018. He has also toured with the bands ‘ODESZA’ and ‘Lauderdale’ before the pandemic and before he landed high-profile gigs.
Jimmie released his own album titled “Falling In Love” and “Learning To Love Myself.” He frequently performs from Jazz, Classical, Choral, Theater, and music in general, predominantly in the Greater Seattle and Greater Portland areas.
Besides, his LinkedIn introduced him as an adjunct professor at Portland State University. He has been employed there since Apr. 2016.
For his education, he went for Masters in Music Jazz Studies at Portland State University from 2014 – 2016. Also, he got his bachelor’s in Music Composition and Performance from Cornish College of the Arts.
Formerly a teacher at Meter Music School, his several singles and EPs are now available on Spotify.
His AGT Journey
Jimmie performed for the audition on the sixteenth season of America’s Got TalentGot Talent. He performed his ever-favorite “Tomorrow” of Annie.
Initially, when Simon Cowell heard that Jimmie was planning to sing “Tomorrow” he had commented, “That is my worst song in the world. You should do another song.”
Jimmie anyway sang the song and his gorgeous rendition of the musical classic just magically received an ovation from Simon.
Even Sofia Vergara decided to play a trick on him at first. She said she didn’t like his performance only to give the guy her Golden Buzzer.
Now, the Golden Buzzer recipient’s growing number of fans can not wait till his performance in the live shows.
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Last modified: June 23, 2021