How much is Chamillionaire worth?
|Date of Birth:
|November 28, 1979 (age 43)
|United States of America
|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Chamillionaire is the stage name of Hakeem Sekiri. He’s an American entrepreneur, investor, record producer, rapper, and songwriter who began his career in the early 2000s. At the early stages of his career, the rapper released several hits and collaborated with many artists, including Paul Wal with whom he released a collaborative album titled Get Ya Mind Correct. After he began rapping, Chamillionaire quickly gained international attention thanks to his seven anticipated Mixtape Messiah series.
Apart from creating his own music projects, Chamillionaire is known for being the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. Thanks to the label, a few artists such as Lil Ken, Tony Henry, Rasaq, 50/50 Twin, and Yung Ro, were able to prosper in the industry. Since early 2015, he’s also spent most of his time in the capital firm Upfront Ventures where he’s an entrepreneur.
The distinguished rapper became famous mainly because of his perfected melodic style and breathtaking overlapping. He was born on November 28, 1979, in Washington, D.C. He began rapping during his teen years when he met fellow rapper Paul Wall. Long before he became famous, the rapper developed the stage name “Chamillionaire” as a portmanteau of the words “chameleon” and “millionaire”.
Among some of the promotions that he did in his early years were for Michael 5000 Watt’s company named Swishahouse. The friendship between Wall and Chamillionaire eventually helped both of them receive offers from Watts and several other Houston producers. In the late 1990s, the two aspiring rappers officially created their own group – The Color Changin’ Click. Their first studio project was released in 2001 and it was a mixtape called Ace Ventura.
In the early 2000s, the two rappers released eight more mixtapes and two collaborative albums – Get Ya Mind Correct and Controversy Sells. Both albums really elevated the careers of the young rappers and in just a month’s time after their releases, they sold more than 350,000 copies.
Just after the release of their second album, Chamillionaire and Paul Wall announced they’re going to pursue their solo careers. Chamillionaire was able to land a recording deal with Universal Records, which was soon followed by his own label – Chamillitary Entertainment. His first solo project was released in November that year. The album The Sound of Revenge sold over 800,000 copies in just one week and debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 chart.
His success came in the late 2000s when he continued to release new music. The release of Chamillionaire’s debut album boosted his popularity and wealth. In 2006, the multi-talented rapper received a variety of nominations for awards such as the American Music Awards, BET Awards, MTV Music Video Awards, and Ozone Awards in the categories “Favorite Breakthrough Artist”, “Best New Artist”, “Hip Hop Song of the Year” and “Best Video”.
At that time, he released two lead singles from his album that helped him rich and popular – Ridin and Turn It Up, with the former becoming by far his most successful track as it won him a Grammy Award in the category “Best Rap Performance” and also earned him another nomination. Continuing the momentum of his well-received hits and album, Chamillionaire continued to release new music.
From 2004 to 2009, he released seven installments of the Mixtape Messiah series, which found international success. Towards the end of the decade, he left Universal Records and released his second studio album Ultimate Victory, which was far more successful than his first.
Chamillionaire is a multi-talented rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur that has made a name for himself and helped many artists find success in the music industry. Throughout his 20+ years long career, he has released seven mixtapes, three extended plays, two collaboratives, and two studio albums, and is expected to release his third sometime soon. Mainly because of his work as an entrepreneur and owning various companies, he was also able to make millions of dollars.
Apart from appearing in multiple awards shows, Chamillionaire has also had several memorable appearances in various reality series such as Punk’d, The Game, Pump My Ride, and Beyond the Game. In addition to that, some of his eminent songs were even used as soundtracks in box-office hits such as Step Up, Little Man, Never Back Down, and The Wire to name a few.