A popular actress and rapper from the United States, Da Brat began her career when she was just a teenager. She has released many albums in her career and has also won many awards. She is best known as the host of the television show, ‘Dish Nation’ since 2015. She has also acted in many movies. Let’s find out more about how much is the net worth of Da Brat in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
The real name of Da Brat is Shawneise Harris. She was born in April 1974 in Joliet, Illinois. She grew up in West Side, Chicago and is the daughter of Nadine Brewer and David Ray McCoy. Her parents were not married and she went on to live with her mother. She used to attend the church and sing in the choir.
She went to Kenwood Academy and used to play basketball and run track. She later went to the Academy of Scholastic Achievement for her high school degree. In 1992, she entered a local rap contest and won it. She has also been involved in many legal troubles and has also served a prison sentence.
Da Brat was previously in a relationship with Andre Benjamin. She has also dated Allen Iverson and Kirk Frost. In 1995, the rapper was in a relationship with singer Keisha Spivey. In 2006, she was in a relationship with David Gest. There were also rumors that she had encounters with Traci Bingham, Karrine Steffans, and Missy Elliott.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1994, Da Brat released her debut album called ‘Funkdafied’. It was released on So So Def Records and Colombia Records and became a platinum-certified album. With this, she became the first female rap artist to give a platinum-certified album. She also went on to win the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards as well as the Billboard Awards in 1995. In 1996, she released her second album called ‘Anuthatantrum’. Her album ‘Unrestricted’ was released in 2000. This became another commercially successful album. She has been nominated twice for the BET Awards.
She then released the album entitled ‘Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz’ in 2003. This was released on Arista Records. Da Brat has also released many popular singles like “Funkdafied”, “Fa All Y’all”, “Give It 2 You”, “Sittin’ on Top of the World”, “Ghetto Love”, “Is It the Chu?”, and “In Love Wit the Chu”. She has been nominated twice for the Grammy Awards in different categories. She has also made guest appearances for several other artists.
Apart from music, Da Brat has also appeared in many television shows. In 1994, she was seen in an episode of ‘All That’. Her other television credits include ‘The Parent ‘Hood’, ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’, and ‘Empire’. She has been hosting the ‘Dis Nation’ since 2015. In 2000, she was a part of the Rainbow World Tour along with Missy Elliott and Mariah Carey.
Net Worth & Earnings
Imagine about the net worth of a person who began her career when she was only 18 years old? She has released many commercially successful albums and has also won many awards. With this, the female rapper has made a net worth of over $4 million. She has also successfully appeared in films and television. Her film roles are ‘Kazaam’, ‘Rhyme & Reason’, ‘Glitter’, ‘Carmen: a Hip Hopera’, ‘Civil Brand’, and ’30 Days’. She is all set to release the album ‘Da Brat: The Return’ later this year’.
Da Brat is a very successful person. She has influenced many females to be a rap artist. She has got many fans and has successfully released many popular singles. After a gap of over a decade, the rapper is back again with her fifth studio album.