Big Freedia is an American rapper who is known for making known the genre of Hip-Hop known as Bounce Music. She has achieved praises for popularising the style which was not very popular in the 90s. Let us now look into the detail of Big Freedia’s early life, career development, awards, achievements and her current net worth as of 2018.
Big Freedia whose real names were Frederick Ross was born in the year 1978 on January 28th. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her mother was Vera Ross. She had two siblings. The names of the two siblings were Crystal Ross and Adam Ross.
She lost her mother in the year 2014. In her childhood years, she used to play piano and used to sing in a choir. Big Freedia’s mother gave her the story of artists such as Patti LaBelle and the legendary pop singer, Michael Jackson. Other artists included Sylvester and Salt n Pepa. She joined Walter L. Cohen High School.
While in school, she rose to the rank of choir director. It is credited to her hard work and determination to make it in life. She decided to nickname herself ‘Big Freedia’ a stage name. Freedia is a name that was given to her by one of her friends.
Her career kick-started in the year 1999. She started by performing in the Reds group where she found that she could go out as a solo artist. She then began to show in various entertainment joints such as clubs and hotels. The same year, she was able to release her first single that was entitled ‘A-Ha, Oh Yeah.’ This single depicted the story and the image of an upcoming artiste.
Even after the release of her first track, she did not abandon performing in various clubs in New Orleans. In 1999, Katey Red launched Melpomene Block Party. Katey Red belonged to the famous label ‘Take Fo Records.’ She did perform at this event, and her performance was quite a thing. She performed ‘Rock Around the Clock’ and ‘Gin N My System’ was A class performance. It is from this performance that her friend named her Freedia a name that she continues to carry even up to date.
Freedia did not release any other song after that as she went silent. She released her album in the year 2003. The album was named ‘Queens Diva.’ The album was a hit as it went even beyond New Orleans. Whenever she performed in Orleans, she was very impressive. She continued to release singles that became instant hits. In the year 2010, she collected all the singles from 1999 and made them an album. The album was titled ‘Big Freedia Hitz Vol 1’. The fans received the album so well. She previously had performed at Voodoo Experience and Sissy Nobby.
Awards & Achievements
Freedia got nominated for the GLAAD Media Awards in the year 2011. She got the nomination in the category ‘The Best Emerging Artist.’ She also won Best Hip Hop Artist reward. In 2012, she won ‘Too Much Ass’ of MTV awards. She has been able to collaborate with Beyoncé to release a single ‘Formation.’
Net Worth of Big Freedia
Big Freedia has a net worth of over $3 million. Her net worth is from her career in the music industry. The albums she has released has received an excellent response from the public and has good sales. Her various performances fees were very high.
Big Freedia has made an enormous contribution to the growth and popularity of hip-hop as a music genre. She will be remembered even in the days to come for her excellent work in the music industry.