How much is Lil Xan worth?
|Net Worth:||$3 Million
|Date of Birth:||September 6, 1996|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Lil Xan
Lil Xan is the stage name of Nicholas Diego Leanos. He is a popular American rapper, singer, songwriter, and occasional model. Known for his versatility and smooth transition from hip hop, trap, and emo rap among many other genres, this rapper began his career in the late 2010s and soon gained popularity in the summer of 2017 with his song “Betrayed”. The song became a national hit as it not only entered various music charts but was also certified platinum by the RIAA.
As of now, he has released only one studio album called “Total Xanarchy”. The album includes guest appearances from many artists such as Diplo, Yo Gotti, Charli XCX, YG, 2 Chainz, and others. It did relatively well in album charts, entering the US Billboard 200 where it peaked at number 10. Since the release of his first project, the singer and songwriter continuously released new projects and took part in multiple music festivals as well as headlined his own nationwide tours.
American rapper Lil Xan has a net worth of $3 million dollars, as of 2021.
How Did Lil Xan Get So Rich?
Lil Xan became rich immediately after his breakthrough single “Betrayed” premiered. Just before the song had come out, Nicholas began uploading his own songs on various platforms such as YouTube and SoundCloud. The first song that he put out at that time was named “Slingshot”, which would later become one of the lead singles for his debut album.
In late 2016 and early 2017, after he wrote a lot more songs, Lil Xan released his very first projects – the extended plays “CITGO” and “Toothache”. In August 2017, he released his breakthrough song, which immediately debuted at the Billboard Hot 100 chart where it peaked at number 64. What helped the song so triumphant is its backstory. The song focuses on the artist’s drug abuse, past relationships, and most notably his struggle with Xanax, which is the same drug that serves as an inspiration for his stage name.
The single not only entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart but in many other music charts from around the world. Among some of the countries where it excelled are Canada, Portugal, and Sweden. Just a few months after its release, “Betrayed” was certified gold by the ARIA in Australia and platinum by the RIAA in the United States, becoming his first song to achieve this. Thanks to his hit single, Lil Xan became friends with many international artists with whom he began working on his debut studio album. In December that year, he announced his first nationwide tour called “Total Xanarchy”, which according to the Billboard magazine sold out in just 5 hours.
Why Is He So Famous?
The rapper is famous because of his different music projects and his exciting personality. He was born on September 6, 1996. Born and raised in Redlands, California to Mexican parents, long before he became popular, Lil Xan spent most of his childhood in motels due to a lot of family issues. He attended the Redlands East Valley High School, however, he dropped out during his freshman year. After spending some time being unemployed, Nicholas began working as a drug dealer and street cleaner.
Just before he began rapping and earning money from it, Diego worked several months as a photographer before he focused on his music career. Besides being inspired by the likes of Lil Wayne, Pharell Williams, Arctic Monkeys, and Mac Miller, Diego was forced to quit his photography stint after his camera was stolen. Instead of investing in a new camera, he then decided to pursue rapping and started writing and recording his own songs.
What Makes Him So Successful?
The release of his first album really helped the rapper find success. Thanks to his impressive rapping abilities, the rapper was offered a recording deal with the label Columbia Records in early 2018. At the peak of his career, Lil Xan released his very first studio album called “Total Xanarchy” in April 2018. The album was supported by five lead singles, including “Betrayed”, “Color Blind”, “Far”, “Slingshot”, and “Wake Up”. Upon its release, the album was met with generally positive reviews by both mainstream and music critics and it debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The album includes 16 songs, most of which collaborations with popular artists such as Charli XCX, 2 Chainz, Rae Sremmurd, YG, Yo Gotti, and Diplo. One of the reasons why it’s so well-liked is because it includes songs in many different genres, starting from the hip hop and trap to emo and SoundCloud rap. To further promote his album, Lil Xan embarked on his first tour “Total Xanarchy” which began on January 25, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia and ended two months later on March 31, 2018, in Sayreville, New Jersey.
After the premiere of his debut album, the talented rapper continued to release new music. His most recent projects are the mixtapes “Heartbreak Soldiers” and “Heartbreak Soldiers Part 2”. Simultaneously with the release of the three projects, the rapper received his very first nominations for awards. He was nominated for an MTV Video Music and MTV Europe Music Awards in the categories “Push Artist of the Year” and “Best Push” respectively.
Besides for his music, Lil Xan is also known for his funny and happy personality, as well as his stint as a model and relationships with other artists. In June 2018, he began a relationship with actress and singer Noah Cyrus which further helped him gain popularity. Cyrus and Xan released their first and only song – “Live or Die” in August before they broke up a month later. A year later, in November 2019, he began dating the famous YouTuber Gabby Parsons.
Now known primarily as the “new face of sad rap” and “anti-Xanax movement”, Lil Xan continues to make a name for himself. Thanks to his relatable content and genuine personality, the rapper has found success in the music industry almost immediately.
As of 2021, he is one of the fastest rising stars in the hip hop industry, and with millions of fans from around the world, he continues to make an impact and use his name to help others.