An extremely talented American rapper and songwriter, raised in Compton, California, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth. Kendrick Lamar is no new name to our ears when we talk about Rap music. The 30 years old rapper started his musical career as a teenager which the stage name K-dot.
Kendrick Lamar Start To The Top
As K-dot, released is first mixtape “Youngest Head Nigga in charge”, that gained local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) in 2004. Afterward, released his second mixtape “Training Day” in 2006.
Throughout 2006 and 2007, Lamar would appear alongside other up-and-coming West Coast rappers, such as Jay Rock and Ya Boy, as opening acts for veteran West Coast rapper The Game. Still, under the moniker K-Dot, Lamar was also featured on The Game‘s songs “The Cypha” and “Cali Niggaz“. Then around 2009, launched his Third mixtape “C4”.
Kendrick Lamar breakthrough came in 2010 with his first retail release, “Overly Dedicated”, which made over $1 million. Then in 2011, he independently released his first studio album, Section.80, which included his debut single, “HiiiPoWeR”. By that time, he had already gathered many followers and collaborated with other top artists. Among those artists were The Game, Busta Rhymes, and Snoop Dogg.
Then came his second studio album “good kid, m.A.A.d city”, in 2012 where he gained over $2 million. “To pimp a butterfly” is Lamar’s third album, out in 2015. On March 23, 2017, Lamar released a promotional single “The Heart Part 4“. A week later, Lamar released the lead single, titled “Humble“, accompanied by its music video, which ranked in the “Billboard Hot 100“.
On April 11, Lamar announced another album title, “Damn”, as well as the tracklist, which confirmed guest appearances by Rihanna, Zacari, and U2. On April 14, 2017, the album was finally out. Furthermore, the album was described as a combination of “The old school and the next-level“.
Kendrick Lamar’s Honors & Awards
With over 200 nominations for several honors and 87 awards such as Grammy, MTV Music Video, expect a lot.
Lamar received a total of seven nominations at the 2014 Grammy Awards, including “Album of the Year”. A year later, at the 2015 Grammy Awards, he won “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Performance“ for his song “i”. Lamar received his second Album of the Year nomination for the 58th Grammy Awards, also leading the list with 11 categories.
For the latter, he became the rapper with the most nominations in a single night. At the ceremony, Lamar won five awards, including Best Rap Album for “To Pimp a Butterfly”, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for “Alright“, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “These Walls“. In 2015, Lamar received the California State Senate‘s Generational Icon Award from State Senator Isadore Hall III.
Additionally, Lamar was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music, the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award. He also received seven nominations at the 2018 Grammy Awards for “DAMN”. and its songs “HUMBLE.” and “LOYALTY.“. See the full list.
Kendrick Lamar’s Net Worth
Kendrick Lamar net worth rose progressively throughout previous years. His exceptional songs job made him a fan favorite. Lamar makes much wealth in his extremely young age. There is a high possibility that his net worth will certainly grow in coming years. With his latest album, “DAWN“, boosted by guest appearances like Rihanna and U2, earned him a double-platinum certificate. With Lamar grossing more than $1 million per tour stop, you would not be surprised about much he is worth. He sits at sixth place in Forbes highest hip-hop artist 2017 with $30 million.
- Fullname:- Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
- Other names:- K-dot
- Date Of Birth:- 17 June 1987 (age 30 years)
- Born in:- Compton, California, USA.
- Nationality:- American
- Height:- 1.68 m
- Partner:- Whitney Alford
- Profession:- Actor, Rap artist, Songwriter, Singer
- Famous for:- Rapping
- Labels: Top Dawg; Aftermath; Interscope
- Genres: Hip-hop
- Years active:- 2003 – present