Snoop Dogg Biography

Snoop Dogg is an American rapper and actor who emerged as one of the best-known figures in gangsta rap during the 1990s. This biography of Snoop Dogg provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline

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Nick Name
Snoopy, Calvin
Also Known As
Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr.
Famous as
Actor
Nationality
Birth Date
20th October, 1971 AD
Age
45 Years
Sun Sign
Libra    Libra Men
Height
1.93 m
Born in
Long Beach
father
Vernell Varnado
mother
Beverly Tate
Spouse/Partner
Shante Broadus
children
Cori Broadus, Julian Corrie Broadus, Corde Broadus, Cordelle Braudus
Personality Type
Grouping of People
African American Men, African American Singers
City, States, Provinces & Districts
Founder/Co-Founder
Doggystyle Records
Net worth
$143 million
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education
Long Beach Polytechnic High School
awards
MTV Europe Music Award for Best Hip-Hop - 2005
MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video - 2010
BET Award for Best Collaboration - 2003
MTV Video Music Award for Best Electronic Dance Music Video - 2006
MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video - 1994
American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist - 1995
Billboard Music Award for Top Male Artist - 1994
Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap Album - 1995
Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Song - 2001
MuchMusic Video Award for MuchFact Video of the Year - 2010
MTV Movie Award for Best Cameo - 2002
YouTube Music Award - 2015
MTV Australia Award for Best Hip-Hop Video - 2007-2006
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Calvin Broadus, famously known by his stage name ‘Snoop Dogg’, is an American rapper and actor who became one of the best-known figures in gangsta rap during the 1990s. Although he has received much recognition as a singer, Snoop has also appeared in numerous films and television dramas throughout his career. Born in the United States, he enjoyed singing and rapping from a young age but was jailed several times as a teenager in cases of drug possession before he decided to pursue a career in hip-hop seriously. Eventually, his talent was spotted by the famed producer-rapper Dr. Dre, and Snoop’s debut album ‘Doggystyle’ was released which introduced him to the world of music. With singles such as “Who Am I (What's My Name)?” and “Gin and Juice”, he became famous for his laid-back rapping style and his name became synonymous with gangster rap of the 1990s. Over the years, he has continued his success with numerous hit albums such as ‘The Doggyfather’, ‘No Limit Top Dogg’, ‘R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece’ and ‘Doggumentary’. In his illustrious career, Snoop has also appeared in numerous movies and has been a frequent guest on television shows. Throughout his life, he has also been accused of several criminal activities but was later acquitted of all the charges. An exemplary artist, his music and trouble with the law have kept him in the headlines ever since the beginning of his career

Childhood & Early Life
  • He was born as Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California, to Vernall Varnado, a Vietnam veteran, singer, and mail carrier, and his wife, Beverly Broadus. But Vernall left the family soon after Calvin’s birth and thus Calvin was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr.
  • From an early age, he had a keen interest in singing, rapping and playing piano. In 1989, he graduated from the Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
  • Shortly after graduating from high school, he was arrested after being found in possession of drugs and was frequently in and out of the prison for the next three years.
  • During this period, he and his cousins recorded homemade tapes, calling their group ‘213’. One of his early solo freestyles over En Vogue's “Hold On” was heard by the influential producer Dr. Dre, who then invited him to an audition.
Career
  • At the beginning of his career, Broadus took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg, and began working with Dr. Dre on Dre's debut solo album, ‘The Chronic’, which was very well received. Later in 1993, Snoop Dogg released his debut album ‘Doggystyle’ which became quite a success.
  • In 1996, his second album, ‘Tha Doggfather’, was released and although the album met with positive acclaim, it was not as successful as its predecessor.
  • In 1998, he signed with Master P's No Limit Records and debuted on the label with ‘Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told’. In the following years, his other albums titled ‘No Limit Top Dogg’ (1999) and ‘Tha Last Meal’ (2000) were released.
  • In 2002, he released the album ‘Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$’ which featured the hit singles “From tha Chuuuch to da Palace” and “Beautiful”.
  • In 2004, his album‘R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece’ was released which featured the single “Drop It Like It's Hot”. The same year, another album ‘The Hard Way’, which included the single “Groupie Luv” was also released.
  • His 2006 album titled ‘Tha Blue Carpet Treatment’ and its second single “That's That Shit” were well received by critics. He released several albums in the following years such as ‘Ego Trippin' (2008), ‘Malice n Wonderland’ (2009), and ‘Doggumentary’ (2011).
  • In 2012, he adopted a new stage name, Snoop Lion. In March 2013, his documentary titled ‘Reincarnated’ was released and the following month, his new studio album of the same name was released.
  • He has appeared in a starring role in movies such as ‘The Wash’ (2001) and ‘Bones’ (2001) and ‘Mac and Devin Go to High School’ (2012). He also had various supporting and cameo roles in several films including ‘Half Baked’ (1998), ‘Training Day’ (2001), ‘Starsky & Hutch’ (2004), and ‘Brüno’ (2009).
  • He has also appeared in several television programs such as the sketch comedy show ‘Doggy Fizzle Televizzle’, and reality show ‘Snoop Dogg's Father Hood’.
Major Works
  • The first released single “Drop It Like It's Hot” from his 2004 album ‘R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece’, was one of his most successful works. It reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Snoop's first US No. 1 single.
Awards & Achievements
  • In 1994, he received the Billboard Music Award in three categories; ‘Top Billboard 200 Album Artist - Male’, ‘Top R&B Album Artist’, and ‘Top R&B Album Artist - Male’.
  • In 1994, he won the MTV Video Music Awards in the category ‘Best Rap Video’ for the song ‘Doggy Dogg World’.
  • In 1995, he won the American Music Award for the ‘Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist’.
  • In 2005, he was given the ‘International Dance Music Award’ in the ‘Best Rap/Hip-Hop Dance Track’ category for his song ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’.
  • He has also won several other awards including the ‘MOBO Award’, ‘Source Award’, ‘Stony Award’, and ‘Urban Fashion Award’.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • In 1997, Snoop Dogg married his high school sweetheart, Shante Taylor. The couple has three children together: two sons, Cordé and Cordell, and a daughter named Cori.
  • In 2004, Dogg filed for divorce from Shante, citing irreconcilable differences. Four years later, the couple renewed their wedding vows in January 2008.
Net Worth
  • Snoop Dogg has an estimated net worth of $135 million.

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