Desiigner, the rapper who gave the commercial success, “Panda” when he was just 19, is worth $5 million. Desiigner has collaborated with several other popular artists and has released numerous hit tracks.
Sidney Royel Selby III was born in Brooklyn, New York and is of Afro-Barbadian and African American descent. He grew up in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighbourhood. When he was 14, he got shot in his hip, and though the injury wasn’t severe, it changed his entire perspective on life.
It was after this incident that Desiigner decided not to involve himself in any drug activities and also to give back to the society. He also decided to focus on music.
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Desiigner is the grandson of blues musician Sidney “Guitar Crusher” Selby. He began to practice vocals at school choir and church. Desiigner began a career in music when he was 14, under the stage name Desiigner Royel and eventually dropped the “Royel” part.
He released his debut track “Zombie Walk”, produced by The Shell God on December 2015. However, he rose to fame after the release of his track “Panda” in SoundCloud. In 2016, he signed a contract with Kanye West’s GOOD Music.
Desiigner has released one mixtape, 21 singles and eight music videos.
He has also announced the release of his first studio album “The Life of Desiigner”, and the release date is yet to be revealed. Apart from Panda, some of his famous tracks include Timmy Turner, Outlet, Champions, Overnight, Make it Out, Zombie Walk and Life. His track Panda peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, US R&B and US Rap Charts.
Not only did he earn fans in America, but he also became world famous with his song topping in countries like Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand and the UK.
Desiigner was also featured on tracks like Pt. 2, The Life of Pablo, Back in my Ways, The Difference and X 4 X.
Desiigner performed at the 2016’s South by Southwest Music festival.
He made a television debut, when he performed his single “Panda”, at the 2016’s BET Awards. He has also made a cameo appearance in the Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World.
Desiigner has also acted in TV series and shows like Logan Paul Summer Saga, Seven Bucks Digital Studio, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story(documentary), I am Def Jam: Desiigner, Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show, Verified and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He has also appeared in a cameo role in the movie Armed which was released in 2018.
Awards and Achievements
Desiigner’s tracks and albums have been nominated for numerous awards including Teen Choice Awards and Grammy Awards and his track “Panda” has garnered him with three awards including WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards, and two Billboard Music Awards for the categories Top Streaming Song and Top Rap Song. In 2016, XXL magazine included him in the “Freshmen Class” along with nine other artists.
The 20-year young rapper has gotten arrested for drug and weapon charges. However, later he was acquitted of the gun charge, and it was found that the drugs belonged to his driver.
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Desiigner Net Worth
Desiigner has had a successful five years career in rapping and is already shining with a net worth of $5 million, which is a lot for any budding artist. Desiigner’s track “Panda”, brought him a huge recognition and he closely worked with several established artists like Kanye West and Gucci Mane.
Desiigner is a car enthusiast and spends generously on his cars. Desiigner owns a BMW x6, which was featured in “Panda” video. His collection also includes Buddhisagar Salve G656 Amg, Amg GT-S, S65, BMWi8, Ferrari F430 and Rolls Royce Wraith.
Desiigner has been breaking records with his music sales and chart records. Undoubtedly, Desiigner, who is just 20 now, has all the potential to become the biggest rapper in the US. He has managed to earn a very rapidly growing, yet strong fan base around the world. For someone who is in music career for just three years, Desiigner surely has achieved a lot. He is also working on numerous tracks now.
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