August Alsina is an American recording artist who has a net worth of $4 million dollars. He began uploading his own singing videos to YouTube in 2007 and has since released a number of popular recordings. He released his first official mixtape in 2012, and then released a single and a second mixtape in 2013.
Alsina then signed with Def Jam records and released his first EP in August of 2013. The EP spawned three popular singles and led to the recording of his first studio album, “Testimony” (2014), which reached #2 on the “Billboard” 200 chart and #1 on the US R&B and US R&B/Hip-Hop charts.
August released his second studio album, “This Thing Called Life,” in 2015, and it reached #2 on both the US R&B and US R&B/Hip-Hop charts and #14 on the “Billboard” 200. His single “I Luv This Shit” (featuring Trinidad James) was certified Platinum and reached #4 on the US R&B chart. Alsini’s other popular singles include “No Love” (featuring Nicki Minaj), “Ghetto” (featuring Richie Home Quan), and “Numb” (featuring B.o.B and Yo Gotti).
Alsina was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 3, 1992. In New Orleans, he went to middle school. Despite the fact that no one in his family was musically inclined, Lauryn Hill in Sister Act 2 motivated him to sing. Alsina began uploading videos to YouTube when she was 14 years old, with a cover of Lyfe Jennings‘ “Hypothetically.”
Alsina’s mother relocated him to Houston, Texas after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, because both his father and stepfather were addicted to crack cocaine. Alsina’s father then passed away. Alsina had a falling out with his mother and was “kicked out” at one point.
He became more focused to his music when his older brother, Melvin La’Branch III, was shot and killed on August 31, 2010, and moved to Atlanta in 2011.
Downtown: Life Under the Gun and Testimony, 2012–2014: Although a “Untitled” mixtape with six acoustic covers aired in October 2011, his first mixtape, The Product, was released in April 2012. In January 2013, he released his single “I Luv This Shit” with Trinidad James, and in May 2013, he released his mixtape The Product 2.
On August 20, 2013, the EP Downtown: Life Under the Gun was released, followed by a video for “Hell on Earth” the following month. “Ghetto,” the third single from his EP Downtown: Life Under the Gun, was released to urban contemporary radio on December 9, 2013, and it was the most added song on urban radio for the week ending December 12, 2013. Alsina released “Make It Home,” a collaboration with Jeezy, as the lead single from his debut studio album on January 14, 2014.
Along with the announcement, it was revealed that the album’s title would be Testimony, and that it will be released on April 15, 2014. He was chosen to the XXL freshman class of 2014.
This Thing Called Life, 2015–2016: This Thing Called Life, Alsina’s second studio album, was released on December 11, 2015. It debuted at number 14 on the Billboard 200, selling 41,000 copies in its first week in the United States.
“Hip Hop,” “Why I Do It” (with Lil Wayne), “Song Cry,” “Been Around the World” (featuring Chris Brown), and “Dreamer” were among the album’s five singles.
The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy (2017–present): Since 2017, Alsina had been working on his third studio album. Alsina released the single “Drugs” on January 6, 2017. The album’s first single, “Lonely,” was released on June 1, 2017, followed by “Don’t Matter” on June 6, 2017.
On June 26, 2020, The Product III: State of Emergency was finally launched. The singer said the album focuses on “the struggle in my life, my childhood as a drug baby, losing my father and sister, and becoming the guardian for my three nieces,” as well as his battle with an auto-immune disease.
He announced his “likely” retirement from music on September 21, 2021.