Being nominated for the Grammy awards has always been the ultimate wish of everyone indulged in the music industry. However, to actually get nominated for this award that too for your second album is nothing short of a dream come true. Kendrick Lamar is one such fortunate music artist. He is a US-based rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. In the 2012 US presidential polls, he met Barack Obama and endorsed his candidature. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Kendrick Lamar in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Kendrick was born on 17 June 1987 in the Compton city of California, United States. At the age of eight, his love and passion for music intensified after watching the music videos of two rappers: Tupac Shakur and Dr Dre. For his primary education, he went to McNair Elementary and Vanguard Learning Center, California. For his higher education, he went to Centennial High School, Compton and proved himself to be a very genius student by securing grade ‘A’ in all the subjects he opted for.
Kendrick’s parents were born and raised in Chicago and his dad Kenny Duckworth was associated with a street gang called “Gangster Disciples”. His family had connections even with the African-American street gang called “Bloods”. Kendrick has been dating his girlfriend, Whitney Alford from quite a long time and in April 2015, he got engaged with her. He loves Whitney so much and is so loyal to her that before being engaged, he used to smoke Cannabis but now he doesn’t.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
The professional career of Kendrick Lamar began in 2004 after he launched his 1st mixtape, “Youngest Head Nigga in Charge”. After its release, he gained average praise and got signed by the American record label, Top Dawg Entertainment. His first debut album titled “Section.80” aired on 2 July 2011. The album received average reviews and was ranked at 113 on the Billboard 200 list.
His second album, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” which released on 22 October 2012 got amazing reviews. It was ranked at the 2nd position on the Billboard 200 and was even certified Platinum. Later, it also got nominated for Best Rap Album and Album of the Year at the 56th Grammy Awards. His 3rd and 4th album titled “To Pimp a Butterfly” and “Damn” were aired in 2015 and 2017, respectively. Both the albums were praised much with the third one getting nominated at the 58th Grammy Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The total estimated net worth of Kendrick Lamar till date is $50 million. In 2017, Forbes listed him as the 16th top-earning hip-hop personality of the world. He earns most of his wealth from his studio albums and live shows. However, he also earns by endorsing various top brands like Reebok, Nike, etc. His net worth includes multiple luxury cars like Ferrari, Range Rover, Chevrolet, and a magnificent house located in Los Angeles.
Kendrick Lamar is known as a one-woman man with Whitney being the only woman he ever loved. He is today a millionaire hip-hop personality, but his childhood was not so well. His dad was a member of a street gang, and so was he. However, later his love for music grew so much that he chose it as his destiny. He worked hard, and today his performance is being praised worldwide. With many chart-topping numbers to his credit, Kendrick Lamar is undoubtedly an artist to watch out for in the coming years. We wish him a very bright future even in the coming days and hope to witness him clinching many more Grammies.