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Carman Licciardello

Carmelo Domenic Licciardello was born on January 19, 1956 in Trenton, New Jersey. Carmelo is an evangelist and contemporary Christian music artist. He is known by his stage name, Carman. He was also seen in many religious TV series like Carmen: Celebrate Jesus, Time-2, and Carmen’s Reality Check.

Musical Career

As a child growing up in Trenton, New Jersey, Carmelo used to play drums. He started as a member in his mother’s band and then formed a band of his own in his teenage years. Approximately around the age of 20, Domenic moved to California on his own.

His evangelistic career started while he attending an Andraé Crouch concert. It was that moment when he became a born again Christian. In 1980, he made a custom album titled God's Not Finished with Me. The following year, he was invited by Bill Gaither to tour with The Bill Gaither Trio. Between 1987 and 1989, he was named Charisma Magazine's Readers' Choice for favorite male vocalist. In 1990 and 1992, Billboard recognized Carmelo's influence on Christian music by naming him the Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year. Carmelo holds the record for the biggest attendance for a Christian musical performance.

Controversy and Relationships

In 2008, he was accused by many sources for having many illicit affairs. A rumor about an erotic love triangle consisting of Mario Murillo, Carmelo and another woman named Oksana went on for about two years. It was even speculated that he was having a sexual relationship when he was in the ministry. His devoted fans refused to accept the fact that Carmelo would have a relationship out of marriage.

None of the rumors were proved as no woman came forward and took responsibility. He was also rumored to have a relationship with Keli Miller but like all the other rumors, there wasn’t any strong evidence.

Carmelo got married in 2004. His wife was said to be Rosa Licciardello but she was never seen in the media and did Carmelo never spoke about her publicly.


Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 19-01-1956
Ex. Wife: Rosa Licciardello
Profession: Actor, Writer, Producer
Birth Place: Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Net Worth: around $20 million
Girlfriend: Mario Murillo, Oksana
Nationality: American
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Published : Jun 29 2014
Modified : Sep 18 2018