Best known for the hit song, “I Luv This Shit”, August Alsina is a popular recording artist who has been conferred with many nominations and awards. The versatile singer has released two albums and five mixtapes. The New Orleans based recording artist has been signed to Def Jam Recordings for his music. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career, and earnings of August Alsina in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Born as August Anthony Alsina Jr. he was inspired to music by Lauryn Hill. He is very young and was born in September 1992 in New Orleans. But he later moved to Houston in Texas along with his mother Sheila Alsina. His father Alsina Sr. battled with cocaine addiction and later died.
August later got “kicked out” by his mother after having disagreements. He also had an older brother, who got killed in 2010. He went to Worthing High School but still used to engage in drug dealings. He used to live in the streets and it was in 2007 when he first uploaded a song on YouTube. It was the cover of Lyfe Jennings’s “Hypothetically”.
The singer is currently single, but it does not mean he never had a girlfriend. He has dated Mandy Williams from 2013 to 2015. After their breakup, August then started having a relationship with Miracle Watts. But the couple soon parted ways. He has also dated Kaya Phillips. He is a very responsible person and looks after the three children of his deceased brother. In 2014, he was hospitalised after collapsing in a tour in New York City.
Career, Award & Nominations
August Alsina began his career by releasing the mixtape ‘August’ in 2011. With a craze to be in the music industry, he soon went on to release the mixtapes ‘The Product’, ‘August Alsina University’, ‘Throwback’, and ‘The Product 2’. In 2013, he released his first EP called ‘Downtown: Life Under the Gun’.
It was in 2014 when the rapper released his first studio album, ‘Testimony’ on Def Jam Records. It peaked at No. 1 on the US R&B charts and became a gold-certified album. It gave him a nomination for the Soul Train Awards in the category of Best New Artist. He has also won the BET Award as Best New Artist. In 2015, he released ‘This Thing Called Life’. The album was a moderate hit. He is all set to release the album ‘DRUGS’ in 2018.
Alsina became popular after releasing many singles, particularly “I Luv This Shit”. This made him won the BET Awards in 2014. His other singles include “Ghetto”, “Numb”, “Make It Home”, “Kissin’ on My Tattoos”, “Song Cry”, “Why I Do It”, and “Don’t Matter”. He also released “No Love” (Remix), which earned him another nomination for the BET Awards. He has done several concert tours in his career.
Net Worth & Earnings
Can you ever imagine how much will be the net worth of a man who has won awards and has released many albums? He has been performing from a very early age and has managed to make a net worth of $5.5 million. This success comes from his albums and singles. But the rapper has also performed as a featured artist for Sage the Gemini, DJ Khaled, Kevin Gates, and Stalley. He has made guest appearances for Flo Rida, Young Jeezy, Lloyd, Plies, Jeremih, Chris Brown, and Trey Songz.
August Alsina is very career oriented and is all set to release his third studio album. It seems like he has still got this craze for music and also to perform. We wish to see him come up with many hit songs and win many awards.