Wale, born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, is a rapper from Washington, D.C.
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He attended Robert Morris University, Virginia Stste University, and Bowie State University before dropping out. Wale’s first song to hit the radio was “Rhyme of the Century”. He had several other songs that were popular in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas. Wale released five mixtapes between 2006 and 2009 before releasing his debut album, Attention Deficit, in November 2009. “Attention Deficit” debuted at number 21 on the Billboard 200. He sold 28,000 copies of his debut album in the first week of its release. His album and subsequent tour featured artists such as Lady Gage, Jazmine Sullivan, Pharrell, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, J. Cole and Melanie Fiona.
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Wale considers his musical style to incorporate elements of go-go music. Go-go music is percussion-driven with similarities to disco. His discography contains seven albums since 2008. These albums include: “The Mixtape About Nothing”, “Attention Deficit”, “Self Made Vol. 1”, “Ambition”, “Self Made Vol. 2”, “The Gifted”, and an upcoming album entitled “The Album About Nothing”. Wale has been nominated for a host of awards and has won three. He won BET’s Best Collaboration for his hit song “Lotus Flower Bomb”. He won an award for Best Club Banger at the BET Hip Hop Awards for “No Hands”. In 2010, Wale was named Best New Artist at the Soul Train Awards. He has also been nominated in the Viewer’s Choice category for “Lotus Flower Bomb”. He was nominated for Best New Artist, Best Collaboration, Best Hip-Hop Video, and Best Combo at the BET Hip Hop Awards. He was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Song and for two Soul Train Awards, Best Hip-Hop Song and Song of the Year, for “Lotus Flower Bomb”.
How much is Wale’s Net Worth? $6 Million!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyGjTyHLFuAVideo Transcript:Wale, whose real name is Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, is an American Hip Hop artist. He was born on September 21, 1984 in Washington D.C. His parents were Nigerian immigrants who came from Austria to D.C in 1979. In many of his songs, you can here Wale reference his African roots. He moved to Montgomery county when he was 10 and finished high school at Quince Orchard High School. Wale was a talented football player in high school, which earned him a scholarship to both Robert Morris University and Virginia State University. He decided to hang up his cleats for the mic and his decision has paid off tremendously.Wale has become one of the D.C area’s most successful rappers. His rise to fame started in 2006 when he was discovered by legendary producer Mark Ronson. He signed to Allido records in 2007 and put out a slew of free mixtapes. In 2007 he was a headliner on a UK tour put on by Ronson, and this exposure eventually lead to his first major record deal.His mixtape hype was enough to earn Wale a $1.3 million deal with Interscope Records in 2008. His first major album, “Attention Deficit”, sold just under 30,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number 21 on the Billboard 200. After this album he signed to Maybach Music Group, where he has been ever since. His latest album “The Album About Nothing” debuted at number one on the Billboard charts.Wale has an estimated total net worth of $6 millionVideo Credit: AlphaLife.me on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyGjTyHLFuA