‘American Idol’ Finalist Josh Gracin Loses Half of Music Rights in Divorce
American Idol alum Josh Gracin, who finished in fourth place on the second season of the hit reality show, recently lost half of his music rights in an embroiled divorce battle.
According to divorce documents obtained by TMZ, Gracin's ex-wife of 17 years, Ann Gracin, will receive a 50 percent stake in the 24 songs he recorded during their marriage. Gracin was also ordered to pay $1590 per month in alimony and $1436 per month for child support. The singer and his wife have four children together.
It's been a difficult year for the 34-year-old, who sought help after posting what seemed to be a suicide note in August of 2014. Later that same month, he shared new music, apologized and indicated he was on the road to recovery.
Gracin first rose to fame during his stint on Idol, where his soulful voice and obvious passion garnered him thousands of supporters who dubbed themselves "Gracin Nation." He released a self-titled debut album soon after finishing his run on the show, and it was certified gold by the RIAA. His sophomore album, We Weren't Crazy, released in 2008, spawned five more chart singles, including a Top 10 in its title track. Gracin released his third album, Redemption, in 2011. His new EP, "Worth This Love," will be available soon. Fans can visit his website for more information about his upcoming music and tour dates.
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