B.o.B is a rapper, singer-songwriter and music producer from the United States of America. So far, he has released 5 studio albums, 3 EPs, more than 20 mixtapes next to other albums and singles. Below, you can check out B.o.B’s net worth in 2018, career and achievements.
B.o.B Early Life
B.o.B was born as Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. on November 15, 1988, in Winston Salem city in North Carolina, United States. His father Bobby Ray Simmons was a pastor, and his mother’s name is Karen Simmons. B.o.B’s parents didn’t really support him a lot when he was young at his early talent discovery, but they later knew and believed in him and what he’s trying to accomplish.
B.o.B played the trumpet during his time at schools. When he was in 6th grade, he decided to start working toward pursuing a music career. B.o.B studied at the Columbia High School, and he dropped out at the 9th grade after securing a recording contract.
There’s not much information on B.o.B’s personal life as it seems like he kept it private. The only known thing is that he used to date the singer and songwriter Sevyn Streeter.
After playing the trumpet at school, B.o.B’s parents or maybe it’s his father who got him his first keyboard ever according to what he said. He also mentioned that his parents helped him in acquiring several types of equipment. In 2002, B.o.B met his talent manager and mentor B. Rich, and then he sold out his first beat ever to an artist who was signed to Slip-n-Slide Records for a song named “I’m the Cookie Man”.
B.o.B wanted to start gaining money fast, and that’s the reason behind selling the first beat. Soon after doing that, he went to perform at underground venues and clubs and pubs. Later, T.J. Chapman began co-managing B.o.B which led to B.o.B signing with the Atlantic Records and then he began rising to fame.
For his albums, B.o.B released his debut studio album in 2010 titled “B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray” and the album successfully debuted at 1 on the US Billboard 200, Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and on the Billboard Rap Albums charts. Following the success with his debut studio album, B.o.B another studio album which also was successful titled “Strange Clouds”. His latest released studio album is titled “Ether”. Recently in 2018, B.o.B released an album titled “The Upside Down”.
Awards & Achievements
B.o.B was nominated for several awards including over 6 Grammy Awards, 11 BET Hip Hop Awards, 5 MTV Video Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, 5 Teen Choice Awards and many others.
The awards that B.o.B’s won including the Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Hook Up for “Airplanes” which ranked on top charts and in several countries, and the Soul Train Music Award for Best Song of the Year for “Nothin’ on You” song featuring Bruno Mars which also peaked at 1 next to other ranks on charts in several countries.
Net Worth of B.o.B
The rapper, singer-songwriter and music producer B.o.B net worth is $8 million. He made his millions from the great singles and albums he released, sold and performed. B.o.B’s debut album sold over 2 million units in the United States only, and his second studio album “Strange Clouds” sold around 300 thousand copies in the United States.
B.o.B is a very talented rapper, singer and songwriter who successfully rose to fame in a very short period. His debut album “B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray” gave him a great breakthrough success as it debuted at 1 on 3 charts. B.o.B’s latest 2018 news is the release of an album titled “The Upside Down”.