How much is Silento worth?
|Net Worth:||$1.3 Million|
|Date of Birth:||January 22, 1998|
|Country:||United States of America|
Silento, also known as Prince Silento, is the stage name of Richard Lamar Hawk. He’s an American rapper, singer, and songwriter that gained mainstream popularity with his debut single “Watch Me Nae Nae/Whip)”. The song was released in May 2015 and almost immediately became a viral hit on the internet whilst also peaking at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
How Did Silento Get So Rich?
After gaining some momentum with his first song, the young rapper continued to release music projects thanks to which he became rich. His debut single titled “Watch Me” was created in collaboration with Bolo Da Producer and was released exclusively on Silento’s YouTube channel in May 2015. In just one week, it gained nearly 3 million views on the video-sharing platform, earning the hip hop artist well over $5.000. Besides YouTube, he uploaded his song on the music streaming platform SoundCloud, where it gathered more than 100,000 streams.
After impressing the officials of Capitol Records, he secured himself a multi-year recording deal with the record label, which is reportedly worth approximately $1 million. After becoming an internet sensation, Silento’s first song entered music charts in over twenty countries and peaked in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It also numerous gold and platinum certifications in six different countries. After collaborating with several artists such as Darwin, Sophia Grace, Samuel, and The Vamps on successful hit singles, Silento released his debut studio album – “Fresh Outta High School”. The album was released in August 2018 and was met with generally positive reviews. From the sales and promotions of his first studio project, the young rapper earned more than $200.000.
Why is he so famous?
Silento became famous after he released his viral hit “Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae”. He was born in Stone Mountain, Georgia on January 22, 1998. Richard often called Ricky throughout his childhood, has one sister named London with whom he has created several short Vine and YouTube videos. After the divorce of his parents, he was raised by his mother and his aunt in Atlanta. When he was five years old, he got his first girlfriend who at the time was a teenager.
Ricky was always a fan of music and envisioned himself doing something with music. He first got invaded with music when he was in eighth grade. Among some of his biggest musical influences are Ciara, Usher, Future, and Mariah Carey. Throughout the late 2000s, he started rapping at birthday parties, school events, and television shows. His musical career officially began in 2015 with the release of his debut single, which also brought him a lot of national recognition.
What Makes Him So Successful?
What makes the singer of “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” so successful are his many hip hop music projects that he has produced over the past five years. Four months after the release of his first studio album, he released his second titled “Fresh Outta High School 2”, which serves as a sequel to his first. Following the release of his sophomore album, he began working on singles. In early 2019, he released his first extended play called “Silento MOB: The Doctor’s Exclusive”, that includes mostly collaborations with the likes of Murphy Kid, Joe McLaren, and SkyyBeats.
Throughout 2020, Silento released two completely different studio albums – “Piedra y Camino” and “SKYROLYRICS”. The first includes eleven songs all in Spanish and in a different musical style, while the latter contains 33 hip hop songs. Ever since his rise to prominence, the young hip hop artist has had numerous appearances on television and his music has been included in various documentaries, television specials, and series such as “Todd Reviews Pop Songs”, “South Park”, “Lip Sync Battles”, “The Emoji Movie”, and Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show”. As himself, Silento has appeared in shows like “Good Morning America”, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “Esquenta” and various music award ceremonies.
Silento is one of the hottest rappers based in Atlanta. Inspired by various artists, he began pursuing a music career in the 2010s. In 2015, he became famous after he released his debut single “Watch Me”, which was a commercial success and besides peaking in music charts can be seen on social media platforms such as Vine, TikTok, and Instagram. Thanks to his many songs, albums, and extended play, for the past five years, the young hip hop artist has been able to collect over $6 million.