Fast Facts

  • As a teen, served some time in jail for stealing cars.
  • A longtime fan of All My Children, he dedicated songs to the character Erica Kane and even appeared on the soap in 1995.
  • In 2000, he was the first major recording artist to have an album (Devotion) released in the audio DVD format.
  • Is a devout Catholic and was honored with the James Cardinal Gibbons Medal in 2002.
  • Lost his New Orleans home during Hurricane Katrina.
  • Met his second wife, photographer Sarah A. Friedman, during a People magazine photo shoot in 2008, when she was hired to do a portrait of the Neville Brothers.


  • 1994, Grammy — Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: Winner
  • 1989, Grammy — Best Pop Instrumental Performance: Winner
  • 1989, Grammy — Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 1990, Grammy — Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner


  • Arthur Neville — Father
  • Sarah A. Friedman — Wife
  • Aaron Neville Jr. — Son
  • Charles Neville — Brother
  • Cyril Neville — Brother
  • Ernestine Neville — Daughter
  • Athelgra Neville — Sister
  • Ivan Neville — Son
  • Joel Neville — Wife (deceased)
  • Art Neville — Brother
  • Amelia Neville — Mother
  • Jason Neville — Son


  • Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisana, United States
  • Profession: Singer

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