Snoop Dogg Biography


Birthday: October 20, 1971 (Libra)

Born In: Long Beach, California, United States

Calvin Broadus, famously known by his stage name ‘Snoop Dogg’, is an American rapper and and media personality 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

Quick Facts

Nick Name: Snoopy, Calvin

Also Known As: Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.

Age: 52 Years, 52 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Shante Broadus

father: Vernell Varnado

mother: Beverly Tate

children: Corde Broadus, Cordelle Braudus, Cori Broadus, Julian Corrie Broadus

Born Country: United States

Rappers Hip Hop Singers

Height: 6'4" (193 cm), 6'4" Males

Notable Alumni: Long Beach Polytechnic High School

U.S. State: California

City: Long Beach, California

Founder/Co-Founder: Doggystyle Records

More Facts

education: Long Beach Polytechnic High School

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    What is Snoop Dogg's real name?

    Snoop Dogg's real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.
  • 2

    How did Snoop Dogg become famous?

    Snoop Dogg rose to fame in the early 1990s as a rapper and was discovered by Dr. Dre. His debut album, "Doggystyle," was a huge success and helped establish him as a prominent figure in the hip-hop industry.

  • 3

    What is Snoop Dogg's favorite food?

    Snoop Dogg has mentioned in interviews that his favorite food is fried chicken.

  • 4

    How did Snoop Dogg get his stage name?

    Snoop Dogg's stage name was given to him by his mother, who noticed his resemblance to the character Snoopy from the Peanuts comic strip. He later added "Dogg" as a nod to his love for dogs.

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    What is Snoop Dogg's favorite hobby?

    Snoop Dogg is known to be a passionate sports fan, particularly of football and basketball. He enjoys playing and watching these sports in his free time.

Childhood & Early Life

Snoop Dogg 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.

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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.

Snoop Dogg's other albums include 'Coolaid' (2016), 'Neva Left' (2017), 'Bible of Love' (2018) and 'I Wanna Thank Me' (2019).

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).

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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.
Facts About Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg holds the Guinness World Record for the largest paradise cocktail, which he created in May 2018 at the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival.

Snoop Dogg is an ordained minister in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a satirical religion that promotes a light-hearted view of spirituality.

Snoop Dogg is a talented artist beyond music, having painted a portrait of himself that was displayed in a Los Angeles art gallery.

Snoop Dogg is an avid fan of video games and has made appearances in several popular gaming franchises, including "Call of Duty" and "NBA 2K."

Snoop Dogg is a passionate advocate for animal rights and has worked with organizations to promote pet adoption and responsible pet ownership.

Snoop Dogg Movies

1. Training Day (2001)

  (Drama, Crime, Thriller)

2. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

  (Biography, Comedy, Drama)

3. Half Baked (1998)

  (Comedy, Crime)

4. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

  (Music, Comedy)

5. Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

  (Music, Comedy)

6. Baby Boy (2001)

  (Crime, Thriller, Drama, Romance)

7. The Beach Bum (2018)


8. Reincarnated (2012)

  (Documentary, Music)

9. Starsky & Hutch (2004)

  (Crime, Comedy)

10. Meet the Blacks (2016)

  (Horror, Comedy)


MTV Movie & TV Awards
2002 Best Cameo Training Day (2001)
MTV Video Music Awards
2015 Best Art Direction Snoop Dogg: So Many Pros (2015)
1994 Best Rap Video Snoop Doggy Dogg: Doggy Dogg World (1994)

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