He was on top during the late 90s and early 2000s. Some of his Billboard 200 charting albums include his 1996 debut and 2009’s The Rose Experience.
Case has recorded and written songs that explore insecurity between women and men, poor communication, relationships which never began due to the cowardice, relationships which ended bitterly, infidelity, and his love for his own children.
He was born on October 4, 1975, in the USA.
Woodard has a younger sister named Kim.
Case was raised in several areas of NYC and New York state, including Mount Vernon, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.
At the start of his musical career, he sang with a duo called ”Black” and an R&B group called ”Future.” After, he got work singing background and co-writing for artists including:
- Al B. Sure;
- Christopher Williams;
Woodard was noticed by Russell Simmons (chairman and CEO of Rush Communications) who signed him to Def Jam Records.
In 1996, he released the single “Touch Me, Tease Me” that featured Mary J. Blige and Foxy Brown. The single was a success across Europe, reaching the top 40 of the UK Singles Chart. In addition, “Touch Me, Tease Me” reached #14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart as well as #4 on the R&B Songs chart.
Later that year, Woodard released his debut album, that also featured Mary J. Blige and Foxy Brown. In the same year, he released the R&B hit singles “I Gotcha” and “More to Love.”
In 1999, Woodard released another album titled – ”Personal Conversation.” It achieved gold status. The album featured the hit named “Think Of You” which reached #50 on the R&B charts. Another single from the album is “Happily Ever After” which featured Beyoncé.
The biggest single from ”Personal Conversation” is titled – “Happily Ever After” and featured R&B singer Joe. The single reached #15 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B charts.
In 2001, Woodard released his 3rd album, called – ”Open Letter.” It is his most well-known album. The album has a single (“Missing You”) that reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single also appeared on the Johnson Family Vacation soundtrack.
At the end of 2001, he released another single, titled – “Not Your Friend.”
In 2008, Woodard released a duet with singer Coko (an American R&B recording artist and television personality) titled – “Face to Face.”
In 2009, Woodard released a single, named – “Lovely” that reached #72 on the R&B chart.
On March 24, 2009, he released his 4th studio album, named – ”The Rose Experience.”
On June 15, 2010, Case released his 5th studio album, entitled – ”Here, My Love.” The album featured the single named – “Old Fashion Lovin'” which reached #58 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart.
In 2014, Woodard released his 6th studio album named – ”Heaven’s Door.” His first single from the album is “Shook Up,” released on January 13, 2015.
In 2016, Case released a Valentine’s Day EP named – ”Love Jones Vol. 1.”
On September 21, 2018, Woodard released another album named – ”Therapy.” The album’s first single is called “Make Love” and it featured Tank and Teddy Riley.
He has two daughters and a son.
He has been in a relationship with Mary J. Blige, an American songwriter, actress, and singer, who has received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination as well as three Golden Globe Award nominations.
In addition, Blige has won twelve Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and nine Grammy Awards.
Woodard is now married to the mother of his third child.
”Every time I write a song, it’s either about something I am going through, have gone through or somebody really close to me has gone through.”
”I like to go to the club too, but I’m dealing with real emotions. I’m dealing with love, happiness, and loss.”
”Music is supposed to express you, what you’re going through, and your surroundings.”
“I want to make sure that my music always has soul, always has substance.”
“It’s okay to sing about the club cause we like to go to the club.”
“My grandmother, who pushed me musically, passed away. When she died, it made me start thinking back, and I was thinking about those memories.”
His released studio albums are:
- Therapy (2018);
- Heaven’s Door (2015);
- Here, My Love (2010);
- The Rose Experience (2009);
- Open Letter (2001);
- Personal Conversation (1999);
- Case (1996).
In 2016, Case was profiled in the TVOne series Unsung that followed his career.
Many of Woodard’s most popular tracks appear on the soundtracks for:
- “Missing You” (Nutty Professor II);
- “Best Man I Can Be” (The Best Man);
- “Faded Pictures” (Rush Hour);
- “Touch Me Tease Me” (Nutty Professor).
In 2001, Case appeared on rapper Ja Rule’s hit “Livin’ It Up.” Ja Rule is an American hip-hop and rap artist who is best known for releasing the singles “Mesmerize” with Ashanti and “I’m Real” with Jennifer Lopez.
In 2002, Woodard earned nominations for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Livin’ It Up”) and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (“Missing You”) at the 44th Grammy Awards. Woodard lost both to “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” by Eve and Gwen Stefani and “U Remind Me” by Usher, respectively.
Case Woodard – Net Worth
Woodard earned most of his wealth from selling the albums he has released as well as the tickets to his concerts.
For example, his self-titled debut album featured the hit “Touch Me Tease Me,” which sold more than one million copies. In total, the Grammy-nominated singer has released seven albums.
In addition, Case sells t-shirts on his website – www.iam-case.com. Therefore, Case Woodard has an estimated net worth of $7.8 million.