Kendrick Lamar Net Worth: Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper who has a net worth of $75 million. He is one of the most popular and highest paid rappers in the world. To date, he has earned more than $180 million in his career. In 2018 alone, he earned $60 million, making him one of the highest-paid entertainers of the year.
Early Life: Born on June 17, 1987 in Compton, California, Kendrick Lamar, aka Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, began rapping while still in elementary school, inspired by his idols Tupac Shakur and Dr. dr. Lamar’s parents had moved to Compton from the south side of Chicago three years before he was born, as his father was heavily involved in gang activities and his mother had given them an ultimatum to elope together. Kendrick received his first name from his mother in honor of Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations. Despite his surroundings and the family’s struggles to make ends meet, he described fond memories of his childhood and was a straight-A student who wrote award-winning essays and impressive test scores at Centennial High School in Compton.
Career: Lamar released his first mixtape (Youngest Head Nigga in Charge) at age 16 while still in high school and immediately caught the attention of local record labels. In the early 2000s, he signed with Top Dawg Entertainment and went on to release another mixtape. 2008 and 2009 brought him more recognition, including appearing in a music video for Jay Rock’s All My Life (in the Ghetto) and signing with Lil Wayne. After signing with Lil Wayne, he began calling himself Kendrick Lamar instead of his stage name K. Dot. He then released another mixtape and re-released an earlier tape with his real name. He toured extensively in 2010 and 2011, releasing a popular mixtape and an independent album. His first major studio album, good kid, mAAd city, was released on October 22, 2012 under Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment. This album has sold over 1.1 million copies in the United States alone. Lamar performed the album’s first singles “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice” in his debut performance on Saturday Night Live. He also appeared alongside Adam Levine and The Lonely Island in a digital short film,
Outside of studio albums, Kendrick has appeared on dozens of singles with many popular artists including Big Sean, Robin Thicke, Drake, 2 Chainz, Birdman and J. Cole. Lamar’s second studio album Good Kid, mAAd city, was released in 2012 and reached #1 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart and #2 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In September 2013, Kanye West announced that Kendrick Lamar would headline his first solo tour in five years to promote the album Yeezus. The following month, Lamar was featured on Eminem’s eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. A month later, in November, he was voted Rapper of the Year by GQ magazine. Lamar was nominated for seven Grammys in 2014, including Best New Artist and Best Album of the Year, but received no awards. Lamar was featured on the remix of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” in May 2015 and the single reached #1 on the Billboard charts and the music video earned them a Grammy for Best Music Video as well as an MTV Video Music Award for Video of the year one.
His album To Pimp a Butterfly was released in 2015 and reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The album was critically acclaimed for its diverse sound and creativity, and was called “groundbreaking” by many critics for its ability to bend the “rules” of hip-hop. Kendrick received five Grammys at the 58th ceremony for To Pimp a Butterfly, including Best Rap Album.
Lamar’s next album, Damn, was released in 2017 and reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and in Canada. His most successful single “Humble” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, US R&B/Hip-Hop and US Rap charts. Lamar’s other successful singles include the songs “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, “DNA” and others. In May 2017, “Damn” was certified platinum. He won Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Music Video, and Best Rap/Song Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Kendrick Lamar earned nearly $60 million through his various endeavors.
Building on the success of Damn, Lamar produced and curated the soundtrack to Marvel’s Black Panther. The album received universal praise from critics and audiences. He received an Oscar nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song “All the Stars”.
Lamar made his acting debut on the Starz drama series Power in July 2018. He played a Dominican drug addict named Laces. 50 Cent, a close friend and collaborator, serves as executive producer on the series and asked to cast Lamar. His work has been highly acclaimed by critics and audiences.
Honorable Mentions: Throughout his career, Kendrick has won thirteen Grammy Awards, has appeared on the Time 100 list of Most Influential People, and has received two civic awards. His album Damn won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music, and he made history by becoming the first non-jazz or classical artist to ever win that award. Lamar is celebrated worldwide for his thought-provoking lyrics and rhymes and has appeared on many publications’ lists of the greatest rappers of all time.
Personal Life: Lamar got engaged to Whitney Alford in 2015. They had their first child together in 2019.
Lemar is a former cannabis user and a converted, devout Christian. During the 2012 presidential election, Lamar stated he had no intention of voting. However, in the days leading up to the election, he recanted that claim and said he planned to vote for Barack Obama.
Lemar is a former cannabis user and a converted devout Christian.
Kendrick Lamar career earnings by years:
2013 – $9 million
2014 – $9 million
2015 – $12 million
2016 – $19 million
2017 – $30 million
2018 – $60 million
2019 – $39 million
|Birth date:||Jun 17, 1987 (32 years old)|
|Height:||5ft 6in (1.68m)|
|Job:||Rapper, songwriter, music artist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|