Maurice Starr's Net Worth, Career, Bio & Age

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Maurice Starr's Net Worth, Career, Bio & Age

Maurice Starr is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. Maurice is best known for his writing songs with pop and soul bands like Con Funk Shun, New Edition and New Kids on the Block. He has attempted a solo career. Currently, he is managing NK5.

Maurice Starr “Is This the End" the second single from his debut album, Candy Girl was written and produced by Maurice. The single peaked at the number at eight on the US Billboard R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs and ranked at number 85 on US Billboard Pop 100 in 1983.

His 1984 single “Cool It Now” was certified Gold by RIAA and sold over 1 million copies in the USA. His album “Candy Girl” released on 1st March 1983 and debuted at number 90 on US Billboard 200. There is no information regarding his house and cars and other ventures.

Currently, record producer, Maurice lives in Florida.


Maurice began his musical journey in the 1970s, and he became a part of ‘The Johnson Brothers’ and worked with them. In 1980, he changed his name from Johnson to Maurice Starr before the fame.

Then he recorded two albums, Flaming Starr and Spacey Lady but the album did not go well. Then he decided to formed a band to perform the songs that he wrote. In 1982, he formed his own band called ‘New Edition’ on his talent show.

In November 1982, Maurice released his first lead single “Candy Girl” from his debut album “Candy Girl”. The single reached at number 11 on US Billboard 100 and number 1 on US Billboard Black Singles and UK Singles Chart in 1983.

Maurice Starr with New Kids on the Block After a couple of years, he created a new band named ‘New Kids on the Block’ which was a group of six teenagers brothers, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre and Maurice Starr.

Maurice intended New Kids on the Block to be a white version of New Edition. In 1984, the band released another single hit “Cool It Now” which peaked at number 4 on US Billboard 100 and number 1 on US Billboard Black Singles in 1985.

New Kids on the Block earned massive success in the late 80s and 90s. He has worked with several artists such as Rick Wes, Tommy page, Ana, and many others. Starr has written and co-wrote several songs like Be My Girl, Cover Girl, Candy, Games; I’ll Be Loving You, My Favourite Girl, Popcorn Love and more.

Starr appeared in BET's mini-series The New Edition Story starring Michael Bivins.

Is Maurice Starr Single or Married?

Musician Maurice Starr successful kept his personal life at a low profile. We do not know that he is married or not.

There is no information about his relationship not even his dating in any sites. Some people also question his sexuality that he may be gay or bisexual. According to some sources, he is neither gay nor bise*ual.


Maurice Starr was born as Larry Curtis Johnson in the middle family in 1953 in Deland, Florida.

He was raised in his birthplace and did his schooling and graduation in Florida. In the early 1970s, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts.