Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg 2019 by Glenn Francis.jpg
Snoop Dogg in 2019
Born
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.

(1971-10-20) October 20, 1971 (age 50)
Other names
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg
  • Snoop Lion
  • Bigg Snoop Dogg
  • Dogg Father
  • Snoop Rock
  • DJ Snoopadelic
  • Snoopzilla
  • FaZe Snoop
  • Niggaracci
EducationLong Beach Polytechnic High School
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • actor
  • media personality
  • singer
  • record producer
Years active1992–present
OrganizationSnoop Youth Football League
Works
Filmography
Title
  • Founder of Doggystyle Records
  • Owner of Death Row Records
  • Executive Creative Consultant at Def Jam Recordings
  • Member of FaZe Clan's Board of Directors
Spouse(s)
  • Shante Taylor
    (m. 1997; div. 2004)
  • (m. 2008)
Children4
Relatives
AwardsFull list
Musical career
Genres
Labels
Member of
Websitesnoopdogg.com

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg (previously Snoop Doggy Dogg and briefly Snoop Lion),[note 1] is an American rapper, media personality, and actor. His fame dates to 1992 when he featured on Dr. Dre's debut solo single, "Deep Cover", and then on Dre's debut solo album, The Chronic. Broadus has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide.[2][3]

Broadus's debut solo album, Doggystyle, produced by Dr. Dre, was released by Death Row Records in November 1993, and debuted at number one on the popular albums chart, the Billboard 200, and on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Selling 800,000 copies in its first week, Doggystyle was certified quadruple-platinum in 1994 and featured the singles "What's My Name?" and "Gin and Juice". In 1994, Death Row Records released a soundtrack, by Broadus, for the short film Murder Was the Case, starring Snoop. In 1996, his second album, Tha Doggfather, also debuted at number one on both charts, with "Snoop's Upside Ya Head" as the lead single. The next year, the album was certified double-platinum.

After leaving Death Row Records in January 1998, Broadus signed with No Limit Records, releasing three Snoop albums: Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998), No Limit Top Dogg (1999), and Tha Last Meal (2000). In 2002, he signed with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records, releasing Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss. In 2004, he signed to Geffen Records, releasing his next three albums: R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, then Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, and Ego Trippin'. Priority Records released his album Malice 'n Wonderland during 2009, followed by Doggumentary during 2011. Snoop Dogg has starred in motion pictures and hosted several television shows, including Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, Snoop Dogg's Father Hood, and Dogg After Dark. He also coaches a youth football league and high-school football team. In September 2009, EMI hired him as the chairman of a reactivated Priority Records.[4]

In 2012, after a trip to Jamaica, Broadus announced a conversion to Rastafari and a new alias, Snoop Lion. As Snoop Lion he released a reggae album, Reincarnated, and a documentary film of the same name, about his Jamaican experience, in early 2013. His 13th studio album, Bush, was released in May 2015 and marked a return of the Snoop Dogg name. His 14th solo studio album, Coolaid, was released in July 2016. In March 2016, the night before WrestleMania 32 in Arlington, Texas, he was inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame, having made several appearances for the company, including as master of ceremonies during a match at WrestleMania XXIV.[5] In 2018, Snoop announced that he was "a born-again Christian" and released his first gospel album Bible of Love.[6] On November 19, 2018, Snoop Dogg was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[7] He released his seventeenth solo album, I Wanna Thank Me, in 2019.[8] In 2022, Snoop Dogg acquired Death Row Records from MNRK Music Group (formerly known as eOne Music), and released his 19th studio album, BODR.[9]

  1. ^ Chris Jericho (August 12, 2015). "TIJ – EP168 – Sasha Banks". Talk Is Jericho (Podcast). No. 168. Archived from the original on December 8, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2015 – via PodcastOne.
  2. ^ "Billboard Magazine Match 1, 2008 - pág 25". Billboard. March 1, 2008. p. 25. Retrieved July 28, 2015. Snoop's Upside Ya Head soundscan.
  3. ^ Ross, Christopher (August 27, 2015). "Um dia com o rapper Snoop Dogg". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "Snoop Dogg Resurrects Priority Records". XXLmag.com. Archived from the original on November 8, 2010. Retrieved June 20, 2010.
  5. ^ "Snoop Dogg to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame". WWE.com. Archived from the original on April 15, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  6. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Snoop Dogg Responds To Criticism Of Gospel Album: 'Are You Going To Heaven?". YouTube. March 30, 2018. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  7. ^ "Snoop Dogg getting a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, touring with Bone Thugs". BrooklynVegan. Archived from the original on November 14, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  8. ^ Espinoza, Joshua (August 16, 2019). "Listen to Snoop Dogg's 'I Wanna Thank Me' Album f/ Mustard, Rick Ross, and More". Complex. Archived from the original on August 16, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  9. ^ Melas, Chloe (February 10, 2022). "Snoop Dogg acquires Death Row Records". CNN News. p. 1. Archived from the original on February 10, 2022. Retrieved February 11, 2022.


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