How much is Typga worth? $5 Million
How did Tyga earn his wealth and money?
Michael Ray Stevenson, an American rapper, goes by the name Tyga, which is short for “Thank You God Always”. He was born on 19th November 1989, in Compton, California. He is of mixed race – Vietnamese and African-American. He was born into a poor family and he got into music in order to get out of poverty. Tyga, when younger, used to listen to the likes of Eminem, Cam’ron, and Lil Wayne. Tyga was signed by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Records in the year 2011. His debut album, “No Introduction” was independently released in 2008. Even though it did not reach any charts, it singles were popularly used for video game titles, such as Need for Speed and Madden.
He had released a mixtape in 2007 called “Young on Probation”, which along with his debut album, captivated Young Money Entertainment. He, then, collaborated with artists he had grown up thinking of as idols, like Lil’ Wayne. His single, “Deuces” from the 2007 mixtape bagged the number 1 place on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. His second album was released under Young Money Entertainment in 2012. It was titled “Careless World: Rise of the Last King”. More than one single of that album was highly ranked on the charts, especially “Rack City”, which gained huge commercial and critical success.
In 2013, he released “Hotel California” which was also very well received by the critics. During the first week, it sold 54,000 copies. He had worked with various artists in that album – Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, and Wiz Khalifa. The same year, he released “The Fan of a Fan Mixtape” with Chris Brown, and he also did a tour with Brown which earned him $5 million. “The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty”, his fourth album, was released in 2015. Focusing on “straight rap” and fun, the album was different than his old ones which were suited for mainstream music. Hence, this album did not do well, garnering only 2,200 sales in the first week. However, it still got Tyga sales worth over $300,000.
Tyga was signed by GOOD Music imprint (Kanye West’s company) with Def Jam Recordings in 2016. In 2017, he released his fifth album called “Bitch Im The Shit 2” – a sequel to his mixtape, “Bitch Im The Shit”. He also owns “Last Kings”, a high-end clothing store in Los Angeles. Since Tyga is a heavy spender, it is reported that he spent $120,000 on the interior of the above-mentioned store.
Tyga is slated to star in the main role (as Jamal) on the third season of the television series, “Scream”. Tyga has been nominated for a Grammy only once yet. He has been nominated for 3 BET Awards, 2 BET Hip-Hop Awards, 1 American Music Award, 1 Much Music Video Award, – which he won – 1 MTV Europe Music Award, and 10 World Music Awards.
What are Tyga’s highest-selling albums?
1. Careless World: Rise of the Last King
2. Hotel California
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