We all play on hits like “The London” and “Stoner”. So today we’re going to talk about the man who gave us those hits, namely Young Thug. Known for his unique voice and fashion, Young Thug has been one of the people who have led the music industry. If you’re new to his work, we’re here for you. Let’s get started!
Who is Young Thug?
Young Thug is a professional rapper, singer and songwriter. Apparently, Young Thug’s real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams. He was born and raised in Atlanta. You may know Young Thug from collaborations such as “Havana” and “Goodbyes”. But his singles and albums are bangers. Jeffery Lamar was born on August 16, 1991. In addition, Young Thug is the father of six children by four women. Later in 2015, Thug got engaged to Jerrika Karlae.
Although he has faced various trials in his life, Thug Young Thug has shone in his music career. He is considered one of the most influential singers and rappers. Certainly, he made a breakthrough as part of the New Atlanta wave and remains the integral part of Hip-Hop today.
Highlights of Young Thug’s career
Apparently, Young Thug has been in the industry for about a decade. Admittedly, he started his music career in 2010. Thug initially used to release his mix-tape series titled “I Came from Nothing” and caught the attention of Gucci Mane. Later in 2013, Mane signed him to his label – 1017 Brick Squad Records. Subsequently, Young Thug released his debut album “1017 Thug”. Thug has received critical acclaim from the beginning.
However, Young Thug gained mainstream fame in 2014 when he released “Stoner” and “Danny Glover”. In addition, he has continued to make collaborations with various artists. As a result, he appeared on T.I’s “About the Money,” Tyga’s “Hookah,” etc. Later that year, Thug signed with 300 Entertainment and released a number of mix tapes. The list certainly included “Barter 6”, “I’m Up”, etc. In 2017, Thug collaborated with Camilla Cabello in her hit song “Havana”. In fact, the song became Thug’s first No. 1 single on Billboard Hot 100.
Subsequently, Young Thug released a compilation album called “Slime Language” in 2018. He released the album with his own Atlanta-based YSL Records. Later, Thug’s first studio album “So Much Fun” was his first “No. 1 on the US Billboard 200.” It yielded epic tracks such as “The London” and “Hot” that also peaked on the charts. In addition, Young Thug reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Franchise” ft. MIA
Awards won by Young Thug
So far, Young Thug has received many nominations. However, he has won 9 awards out of 21 nominations. Most importantly, Young Thug won a Grammy (Song of the Year) for “This is America”, which he co-wrote with Childish Gambino. He also won three American Music Awards for “Havana”. In addition, Thug has been nominated for BET Awards for “Stoned” and “Throw Sum Mo”.
Young Thug Net Worth
Young Thug is an esteemed artist in the world. He is a gem of the Hip-Hop genre. In a career spanning nearly a decade, Young Thug’s net worth stands at $8 million in 2020. Most importantly, he has conquered the world with his music and style.