Desiigner is a well-known American singer who is also an actor, record executive, record producer, rapper, and songwriter. He rose to fame after releasing the song “Prada” in 2016. Desiigner began his career as a teenager and had won many awards. In 2016, he released his debut mixtape entitled ‘New English’. He is all set to release his debut studio album and his second mixtape. Let’s find out how much is Desiigner’s net worth in 2018.
Sidney Royel Selby III, better known as “Desiigner” was born on May 3, 1997, in Brooklyn, New York. He was raised in Bedford–Stuyvesant neighbourhood, and his grandfather is Sidney “Guitar Crusher” Selby.
He started to create music when he was 14 years old. He has got three siblings and attended a school in Brooklyn. In the beginning, he was known as “Dezolo”. He is known to maintain a good relationship with Kanye West.
Desiigner was reported to be dating Lil Kim in 2016. However, it has not been confirmed. In September 2016, he was arrested in New York City for possessing firearms and controlled substances. He was acquitted on a gun charge.
He was influenced to music by Atlanta, Georgia’s trap music. His rapping has been compared to Future.
After taking the suggestion of his sister, Selby adopted the stage name of “Desiigner’ and released the single “Zombie Walk” in December 2015. In the same month, he released “Panda” on SoundCloud. The single peaked at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts and became a multi-platinum certified single.
In 2016, he released the single “Champions” along with several other artists like Kanye West, Rapper Gucci Mane, Big Sean, Yo Gotti, Quavo, Travis Scott, and 2 Chainz. This followed by releasing the platinum single “Timmy Turner”.
In 2017, Desiigner released the singles “Outlet”, “Holy Ghost”, “Thank God I Got It”, “Up”, and “Life”. He has appeared as a featured artist for many other artists like Pusha, Mura Masa, Kanye West, BTS, 16yrold, Tyga, Jim Jones, Rah Smooth, and Phresher.
His debut studio album entitled ‘The Life of Desiigner’ is set to get released soon’. He is also set to release an EP on Def Jam Records. In 2016, he released his mixtape called ‘New English’. ‘New English 2’ is set to get released soon. Desiigner has also released eight music videos.
He has also guest appeared for many other artists like Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill, Kanye West, and Young King.
Awards and Achievements
In 2017, Desiigner won two Billboard Music Awards out of five nominations. He was nominated for the 2017 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance. He has also received three nominations for iHeartRadio Music Awards in 2017. In 2016, he was nominated for two American Music Awards and in three different categories at the BET Hip Hop Awards. He is the winner of the 2016 WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards. He has also received nominations from the Teen Choice Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.
Net Worth of Desiigner
Desiigner has an estimated net worth of more than $5 million. He made this fortune by releasing a number of singles in his career. He found considerable success after releasing his debut single “Panda”, which became multi-platinum. He has successfully released a mixtape and has guest appeared or featured for several other artists. Part of his wealth also comes by appearing as a guest actor in Netflix’s ‘Bill Nye Saves the World’. He has also featured on the album ‘The Life of Pablo’ by West.
Desiigner is considered one of the most popular singers in the world. He has already received global acclaim without releasing a single studio album. He has been active in his career from a very young age and has been active in the music industry for just under two years. He has performed in several concerts.