August Alsina Biography
Birthday: September 3, 1992 (Virgo)
Born In: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
August Anthony Alsina, Jr. is an American rhythm and blues singer and recording artist. He is associated with the American record label, ‘Def Jam Recordings’. Coming from a troubled family background he faced several hardships in his childhood which however could not deter him from his passion for music. While still in his teens, he came out with covers of songs by Musiq Soulchild and Lyfe Jennings and uploaded them on YouTube. The songs soon garnered thousands of views. As the situation in family deteriorated he got involved into drug dealings. However the incident of his brother’s murder was an eye opener for him. It led him to channel his energy back to music again and he came out with a mix tape titled ‘The Product’ (2012). One of its tracks ‘Sucka’ featured American R&B singer Lloyd. The first single of ‘The Product 2’ (2013), his second mixtape, titled ‘I Luv This Shit’ climbed at # 13 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart and ranked #48 at the list of Hot 100. He furthered his fame with his 2014 debut studio album titled ‘Testimony’ that climbed at #2 on the albums charts. Other notable musical endeavours of Alsina includes the 2013 EP titled ‘Downtown: Life Under The Gun’ and 2015 album ‘This Thing Called Life’.