Metro Boomin Biography

Metro Boomin is an American hip-hop music producer, DJ, and songwriter. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, personal life, career, and achievements.

Metro Boomin
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Birthday: September 16, 1993

Nationality: American

Famous: DJs Lyricists & Songwriters

Age: 25 Years, 25 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Virgo

Also Known As: Leland Tyler Wayne, Young Metro, Metro, Lil Metro

Born in: St. Louis, Missouri

Famous as: Record Producer

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Males

U.S. State: Missouri

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education: Morehouse College, Parkway North High School

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Metro Boomin is a popular American hip-hop music producer, DJ, and songwriter. He has established himself as one of the most prolific and leading music producers of the world in a short period. He started his career in music production at the age of 16, when he was still in school. He released his own mixtape at the age of 19. Now, at the age of 24, he has already worked with leading hip-hop and rap artists such as Kanye West, Drake, Nicki Minaj, ‘Migos,’ Future, and Gucci Mane. He is one of the most sought-after music producers in the US recording industry.

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Metro Boomin
Childhood & Early Life
  • Metro Boomin was born Leland Tyler Wayne, on September 16, 1993, in St Louis, Missouri, US, to Lamont and Leslie Wayne. His family is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, US. He has four siblings. His parents split when he was in third grade. Following this, he was raised by his mother.
  • He attended the ‘Parkway North High School’ in St. Louis County. He was fond of playing bass guitar in his middle-school band. When he was 13 years old and in seventh grade, his mother bought him a laptop. He acquired a copy of the music production software ‘FruityLoops’ and started creating beats on his laptop.
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Career
  • His song ‘Karate Chop,’ performed by Future and featuring Lil Wayne, from Future’s album ‘Honest,’ became a hit when Metro was a freshman at the prestigious ‘Morehouse College.’ Unable to balance his life as a music producer and a college freshman, he decided to drop out of college to pursue music production as a full-fledged career.
  • In 2013, he released his first mixtape, ‘19 & boomin.’ In 2014, the single ‘Tuesday,’ sung by iLoveMakonnen and featuring Drake, reached number 12 on the ‘Billboard US Hot 100’ chart and the second spot on the ‘Billboard US R&B’ chart. The song also reached number 58 on the ‘Billboard Canadian Hot 100’ chart and number 165 on the ‘UK Singles’ chart. It was certified “platinum’ by the ‘RIAA.’
  • In 2015, the single ‘3500’ by Travis Scott, featuring Future and 2 Chainz, reached numbers 82, 25, and 16 on the ‘Billboard US Hot 100,’ the ‘Billboard US R&B,’ and the ‘Billboard US Rap’ charts, respectively. It was certified “gold” by the ‘RIAA.’ The single ‘Where Ya At’ by Future, featuring Drake, reached numbers 28, 13, and 11, on the ‘Billboard US Hot 100,’ the ‘Billboard US R&B,’ and the ‘Billboard US Rap’ charts, respectively. It was also featured at number 62 on the ‘Billboard Canadian Hot 100’ chart and was certified “3xplatinum” by the ‘RIAA’ and “gold” by the ‘MC.’
  • In 2015, the single ‘Jumpman’ by Future and Drake reached numbers 12, 47, 44, and 58 on the ‘Billboard US Hot 100,’ the ‘ARIA,’ ‘Billboard Canadian Hot 100,’ and the ‘UK Singles’ charts, respectively. It also reached the third and the second spots on the ‘Billboard US R&B’ and the ‘Billboard US Rap’ charts, respectively. It was certified “4xplatinum” by the ‘RIAA,’ “platinum” by the ‘RMNZ,’ and “gold” by the ‘BPI,’ the ‘MC,’ and the ‘ARIA.’
  • In July 2016, he released an EP named ‘Savage Mode’ with 21 Savage. It reached number 23 on the ‘Billboard US 200’ chart. The song was also featured at the ninth and the seventh spots on the ‘Billboard US Top R&B/Hip-Hop’ and the ‘Billboard US Top Rap Albums’ charts, respectively. The track ‘X’ by him and 21 Savage, featuring Future, reached numbers 36, 12, 10, and 66 on the ‘Billboard US Hot 100,’ the ‘Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop,’ the ‘Billboard US Hot Rap,’ and the ‘Billboard Canadian Hot 100’ charts, respectively. It was certified “2xplatinum” by the ‘RIAA.’ The track ‘No Heart’ by him and 21 Savage reached numbers 43, 17, 12, and 79 on the ‘Billboard US Hot 100,’ the ‘Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop,’ the ‘Billboard US Hot Rap,’ and the ‘Billboard Canadian Hot 100’ charts, respectively. The track was also certified “2xplatinum” by the ‘RIAA.’
  • In 2016, the song ‘Father Stretch my Hands Pt. 1’ by Kanye West, featuring Kid Cudi, reached the ninth spot on the ‘Billboard US Hot Rap’ chart. The song ‘Low Life’ by Future, featuring The Weeknd, reached the eighth and the fifth positions on the ‘Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop’ and the ‘Billboard US Hot Rap’ charts, respectively. The song was certified “3xplatinum” by the ‘RIAA,’ “2xplatinum” by the ‘MC,’ “gold” by the ‘ARIA’ and the ‘RMNZ,’ and “silver” by the ‘BPI.’ The song ‘Wicked’ by Future reached the eighth spot on the ‘Billboard US Hot Rap’ chart. It was certified “platinum” by the ‘RIAA.’
  • The same year, the song ‘You Was RIght’ by Lil Uzi Vert, reached numbers 40, 27, and 22 on the ‘Billboard US Hot 100,’ the ‘Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop,’ and the ‘Billboard US Hot Rap’ charts, respectively. It was certified “platinum” by the ‘RIAA.’ The song ‘Bad and Boujee’ by ‘Migos,’ featuring Lil Uzi Vert, aced the ‘Billboard US Hot 100,’ the ‘Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop,’ and the ‘Billboard US Hot Rap’ charts. It was certified “4xplatinum” by the ‘RIAA,’ “platinum” by the ‘ARIA,’ “gold” by ‘RMNZ,’ and “silver” by the ‘BPI.’ The song ‘Bounce Back’ by Big Sean reached the sixth spot on both the ‘Billboard US Hot 100’ and the ‘Billboard US Hot Rap’ charts. It was certified “2xplatinum” by the ‘RIAA’ and “gold” by the ‘ARIA.’
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  • In 2017, his song ‘Both’ by Gucci Mane, featuring Drake, reached number 11 on the ‘Billboard US Hot Rap’ chart and was certified “platinum” by the ‘RIAA.’ The song ‘Congratulations’ by Post Malone, featuring Quavo, reached the eighth, fifth, and third spots on the ‘Billboard US Hot 100,’ the ‘Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop,’ and the ‘Billboard US Hot Rap’ charts, respectively. It was certified “8xplatinum” by the ‘RIAA,’ “3xplatinum” by the ‘MC,’ “2xplatinum” by the ‘ARIA,’ and “platinum” by the ‘GLF’ and the ‘RMNZ.’ The song ‘Tunnel Vision’ by Kodak Black reached the sixth, fourth, and second spots on the ‘Billboard US Hot 100,’ the ‘Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop,’ and the ‘Billboard US Hot Rap’ charts, respectively.
  • In 2017, the song ‘Mask Off’ by Future reached the fifth, third, and second spots, on the ‘Billboard US Hot 100,’ the ‘Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop,’ and the ‘Billboard US Hot Rap’ charts, respectively. The single ‘No Complaints’ by Offset and Drake reached number 22 on the ‘Billboard US Hot Rap’ chart.
  • In 2017, the song ‘Bank Account’ by 21 Savage, reached the fifth and the fourth spots on the ‘Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop’ and the ‘Billboard US Hot Rap’ charts, respectively. It was certified “platinum” by the ‘RIAA.’
  • In 2017, Metro Boomin released two studio albums and a mixtape of his own. The albums were titled ‘Without Warning’ and ‘Double or Nothing’ and the mixtape was titled ‘Perfect Timing.’ ‘Without Warning’ reached the fourth and the second spots on the ‘Billboard US 200’ and the’ Billboard Top US R&B/Hip-Hop’ charts, respectively. ‘Double or Nothing’ reached the second spot on both the ‘Billboard Top US R&B/Hip-Hop’ and the ‘Billboard Top Rap’ charts. ‘Perfect Timing’ reached the seventh spot on the ‘Billboard Top US R&B/Hip-Hop,’ the ‘Billboard Top Rap,’ and the ‘Canadian Albums’ charts.
  • In March 2018, the song ‘Ric Flair Drip,’ performed by Metro Boomin and Offset, reached number 13 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ chart. This song was part of the 2017-released album ‘Without Warning.’ The song has been certified “3xplatinum” by the ‘RIAA’ and “gold” by the ‘ARIA.’
  • In January 2018, Metro Boomin appeared in a ‘Gap’ campaign. His debut solo album, ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes,’ was released in November 2018. The album featured artists such as Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, and 21 Savage. It debuted at the first spot on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart and at number 16 on the ‘UK Top 40 Albums’ chart.
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Major Works
  • ‘Karate Chop’ was his first major hit. ‘Where Ya At’, ‘Jumpman’, ‘Low Life’, ‘Bad & Boujee’, ‘Congratulations,’ and ‘Mask Off’ are some of his most popular songs.
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Awards & Achievements
  • He has won the ‘Producer of the Year’ award at both the ‘BET Hip Hop Awards’ and the ‘BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards’ in both 2016 and 2017.
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Family & Personal Life
  • He is a private person, and almost nothing is known about his personal life. He is said to be dating a girl named Chelsea, who is a former “Viner.” Chelsea also reportedly owned a fashion website. The two have been dating since high school.
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Trivia
  • At the beginning of his music-production career, when he was still in high school, his mother would drive from Saint Louis to Atlanta to help him meet his collaborators.
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