Desiigner is a songwriter, an actor, singer a record producer and a rapper based in the United States. Back in 2016, he stormed the airwaves with his debut single “Panda” which hit the top of the Billboard charts. Today Desiigner has been signed to Good Music Imprint.
Despite being a new entrant into the music world, he has already made a name for himself working with bigwigs such as Kanye West and Gucci Mane among others. That has left many people wondering exactly what’s Desiigner net worth as of 2018. Well here is more of Desiigner net worth value and a few things you probably didn’t know about Desiigner.
Desiigner was born as Sidney Royel Selby III in 1997 in Brooklyn, New York. He was raised by his African/American and Afro-Barbadian folks in Louis Armstrong where he was brought up as well. He is related to Sidney “Guitar Crusher” Selby, his grandpa who was also an artist and he was named after him. When he was 14 years old, Desiigner was shot, and after recovering, he continued with his passion for music which he started while still in school.
Although he is in his early twenties, Desiigner keeps his personal life private away from the public eye and has rarely been heard with any controversies with ladies.
When Desiigner started his career in music, he called himself Dezolo before changing it to Designer Royel and finally to his current stage name Desiigner. He then launched his first single, ‘Zombie Walk’ in 2015 under his own umbrella. The song did not receive a lot of airplay, but that didn’t make him loose hope rather he pulled up his socks and embraced himself to a brighter future in music. Later that year was when his hit song, ‘Panda’ debuted after uploading it on SoundCloud. The song triumphed within a week and was also launched on the famous platform, called iTunes. The song debuted atop of Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at the no.1 spot, peaked no.1 on US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, no.2 on UK R&B and no.2 on US Rhythmic. Commercially the song has received 2× Platinum certifications in Australia and Italy while in the US it has received 5× Platinum certification.
After his breakthrough, his potential was recognized by Kanye West who signed him to his own label, GOOD Music. He thereafter released singles with the label including ‘Freestyle 4’ and ‘Pt.2’ which also did well. Since then he has released music videos like; On the Low 2015, Gucci Snakes 2015, Outlet 2017, and Life 2017. He has also associated with notable names such as Kanye West, Pusha T, Gucci Mane, among others.
His producer Mike Dean told the sources that he would be the lead producer of his next mixtape, ‘The Life of Desiigner’ which was set to debut a year later. For his compilation album on his signed label, he released ‘Champions’ in 2016. His recent project was collaborating with BTS band to remix his debut song, ‘Mic Drop’ which was launched in November 2017.
On awards and achievements: He has received many nominations and has won three awards to date. Some of the awards he has won are 1 WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Award and 2 Billboard Music Awards.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Desiigner net worth is $6.5 million as of the date of writing. Desiigner worth figures have been cashed in through the sale of his music and tours considering some of his albums have been triple and quadruple platinum certified. Another of Desiigner net worth booster is his career in production as a record executive.
5 Facts You Need To Know About Desiigner.
Probably you have heard of a teenager Desiigner if not he is the 20-year-old rapper behind the hit song “panda” the chart-topping song that dethroned Beyoncé, Drake, Rihanna to take the no.1 spot on Billboard Hot 100 and took over a lead in many charts across the world. However how much do you know him? Well here are a few things that probably you don’t know about rapper Desiigner.
1. He bought the instrumentals of “Panda” at the cost of $200.
2. In his song “Tiimmy Turner” he actually refers to himself, not the Nickelodeons, Timmy Turner.
3. He usually sounds in a similar way like the Future which its something he acknowledges.
4. He almost signed to Cash Money Records that was before releasing “Panda”.
5. He got shot when he was a teenager on the hip.
Though he is young, Desiigner net worth figures shows a man who has overcome all odds and made it in the industry. In 2018-2019 we hope that he will release something to keep the fire burning.