Makonnen Sheran who is popularly referred by his stage name, ILoveMakonnen, is an American rapper and a signer who has gained fame for his remix of ‘Tuesday’ by Drake that was released in 2014. Together with a popular rapper, Drake, they created the song together. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of ILoveMakonnen in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Makonnen was born in 1989 on April 12th in South Los Angeles, California. He was named after the birth name of Haile Selassie I, Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael. His father is an immigrant from Belize who was working as an electrician while his mom was a nail instructor who was working in the beauty business for over thirty years. He has a mixed race that comprises black, white as well as the Asian Heritage.
He grew up in Los Angeles before later moving to Atlanta in 2002 when he was thirteen years old as a result of parents’ divorce, and when he was a teen, he witnessed the death of a very close friend during his senior year. His grandfather was an opera singer who greatly influenced his musical career.
His personal life has remained such a secret such that no one knows if he is married or not. In 2017 January, he announced via the twitter account that he was gay. Currently, he is living in Portland, Oregon. Keep it here for any development regarding the personal life of Makonnen.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His career began at a very young age. He had revealed that the biggest influence when he was starting his music career was his grandmother who used to work as a soap opera. He was very active when it came to music, and he started by creating songs using my Gateway computer and later, he would upload them on MySpace. His career gained a huge success. When his friend died, he would be placed under house arrest and because of being bored, he would create various tracks.
During the school days, he was part of a group ‘Phantom Posse,’ and he was a good friend to Mike Will who is working as a producer. His breakthrough happened in 2014 after he released a song titled ‘Don’t Sell Molly No More.’ Among all the songs that he has done, his famous is ‘Tuesday’ in which he featured Drake. He has received nominations to various awards including Grammy Awards and MTV Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of ILoveMakonnen is estimated to be over $3 million. The wealth has been created through his career as a rapper. He has enjoyed high sales when it comes to the albums that he has released. Also, he has performed in various shows as well as concerts.
ILoveMakonnen has been rated among the best rappers that we have in the twentieth century, and it has been amazing how he has nurtured his talent. Despite the hardships that he faced when he was growing up, he has never given up on his dreams.