Hoodie Allen is an American rapper who became famous with the release of his first EP entitled All American in 2012. Before pursuing a career in music, Allen was working for Google which he quit to take up a musical career. He released his debut album People Keep Talking in 2014 followed by his second Happy Camper in 2016 and The Hype in 2017. The upcoming singer and rapper have so far associated with artists such as G-Eazy, Ed Sheeran, Max Schneider, and Blackbear. Scroll down to know more about the life, career, and net worth of Hoodie Allen in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Hoodie Allen was born as Steven Adam Markowitz on August 19, 1988, in Long Island, New York, the United States and was raised in Plainview. Allen began writing songs as a child and used to perform before his friends in parties. He attended the Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School and later attended the University of Pennsylvania where he studies marketing and finance.
He began working for Google and used to write songs and perform concerts after returning home from the office at 6 PM. Once he started to get frequent opportunities to perform in live shows, he quitted his job and concentrated wholly on music.
Though there is not much information available about the personal life of Hoodie Allen, he is reported to have been dating British model Sadie Newman for the past few months. Their relationship became public when Allen shared a picture with her on his Instagram account with the caption “hey I like you.” Since then the couple has been posing together often on Instagram, but none of them has confirmed their relationship publicly.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Hoodie Allen initially partnered with Obey City and the two worked together as a duo releasing the mixtape Making Waves and the EP Bagels & Beats EP. Hoodie received an MTVU Best Music on Campus nomination for these works and the duo separated in 2010. Allen then partnered with RJ Ferguson and released the mixtape Pep Rally following the success of You Are not a Robot.
In March 2012, he released the first single from his debut EP All American followed by the second single on April 9th. The EP was released on April 10, and it debuted No.1 on iTunes and No.10 on Billboard 200. Allen then toured across the United States and the UK performing All American.
On May 7, 2014, he released the lead single of his debut studio album People Keep Talking which debuted No.2 on iTunes following which Allen performed the acoustic version of the song on the television program Good Day Philadelphia. He toured US, Canada, Europe, and Australia after the album’s release until June 2015.
In 2016 January, Hoodie released his second studio album Happy Camper whose eighth track featured Blackbear and KYLE. The album went on to reach No.2 on the iTunes. The latest album by Hoodie was his third album The Hype which was released on September 29, 2017.
Net Worth & Earnings
The young rapper enjoys an annual income of $650,000 through his album releases, tours, and other endorsements. His debut EP All Americans earned him $430,000, and the 2013 album Crew Cuts earned him $500,000. He is said to have amassed approximately $1.5 million through his albums and his net worth is $1 million.
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