Wale

Wale

Biography

Wale (born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin; September 21st 1984) Wale is a US rap artist.

Net worth: Wale has a net worth of $6 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).

Musical career: He signed to Studio 43 in 2006 and released the track 'Dig Dug (Shake It)' to much local radio attention. It featured on his debut mixtape 'Paint a Picture'.

In 2007, he was discovered by Mark Ronson with whom he went on tour in the UK, and Wale also made an appearance on Ronson's remix of 'Smile' by Lily Allen. Ronson appeared on Wale's third mixtape '100 Miles & Running' also featuring Daniel Merriweather and Amy Winehouse.

Wale signed with Ronsons's Allido Records and Interscope in 2008. The following year he released his debut album 'Attention Deficit' which featured the single 'Chillin' ft. Lady Gaga. Pharrell, K'Naan and J. Cole were also among guest collaborators.

In 2011, he signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group, with Jay-Z's Roc Nation for management. That year he released second album 'Ambition' which topped US R&B and Rap charts. He also toured the US in support of the release. 'Lotus Flower Bomb' featuring Miguel was the Grammy nominated lead single which was Gold certified. He also released the single 'Focused' featuring Kid Cudi.

He released chart-topping third album 'The Gifted' in 2013, which he promoted with a remix of Fun.'s 'Sight Of The Sun'.

The following year he released the first single of his next chart-topping album 'The Album About Nothing' entitled 'The Body'. He also embarked on his Simply Nothing headline tour. The album is a collaboration with Jerry Seinfeld.

Personal life: Wale was born in Washington, D.C. but went to Quince Orchard High School in Maryland. He played football for Robert Morris University and Virginia State University, and later briefly attended Bowie State University.

His cousin is Gbenga Akinnagbe from 'The Wire'.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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Wale - Wale Performs at Coda in Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - Friday 15th January 2016

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2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA's)

Wale - 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA's) at the Microsoft Theater - Arrivals at Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 30th August 2015

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Wale Arrives At The ABC Studios To Record 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Wale - Wale arrives at the ABC studios to record 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' at Jimmy Kimmel studio - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 16th June 2015

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Wale Scores Second U.S. Number 1 With 'The Album About Nothing'


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It’s all change at the top of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart this week, as rapper Wale claims the Number 1 spot with his fourth LP The Album About Nothing – his second chart topper following his previous effort, 2013’s The Gifted.

Wale’s album, which he has revealed was inspired by Jerry Seinfeld and features the comedian himself, sold 100,000 copies in the week ending April 5th, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Billboard chart now measures individual track and streaming equivalent sales as well as conventional physical and digital album sales.

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The rapper scored his second American Number 1 album this week

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Premiere Of "Furious 7" At The TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX

Laura Govan and Wale - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the world premiere of "Furious 7" which was at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 2nd April 2015

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Wale Performing At The 'SIMPLE Mobile Simply Nothing Tour'

Shots of the American rapper from Washington D.C. Wale as he gave a live performance as part of the 'SIMPLE Mobile Simply Nothing Tour' at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States - Wednesday 11th February 2015

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Wale Explains Punching Twitter Troll At WWE Live Event


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Rapper Wale was involved in a physical altercation while attending a WWE wrestling event in Washington, D.C., on Monday night (March 31st).

The incident turned out to be a rarity for a celebrity as the 29 year-old was standing face-to-face with a Twitter trolls, and there wasn't any keyboard to hide behind this time.

A fellow wrestling fan, who was seated near Wale, took to Twitter in an attempt to provoke the music star by posting a series of offensive tweets, which have since been deleted.

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Common, Wale And Co. Releasing"Game Of Thrones" Mixtape For All Your Catching Up Needs


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It’s official – HBO has the best promotional strategy. Not that the fourth season of Game of Thrones needed any more hype, but it’s getting heaps of it with a new hip hop mixtape. Dragons, kings, ice creature zombie... things – hip hop should fit right in there, right? The new mixtape is intended to help fans catch up on the fantasy series ahead of Season 4 and is called Catch the Throne, because... well, you know.

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Turns out, Common is big on hip hop.

But wait, there’s more! Because HBO wouldn’t just bank on some third rate rappers to get the job done, the mixtape features the likes of Common, Wale, Big Boi and DADDY YANKEE (always pegged him for a GoT fan). It also shines the spotlight on some fresh talent like Bodega Bamz and Show Tha Product. Each rapper had a chance to spit fire (pun intended) about the show’s big theme – the struggle for power. It makes perfect sense, according to Common.

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Hip-Hop's Sleeping Giant Awoken By Kendrick Lamar. What Took You So Long?


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Kendrick Lamar turned heads in the hip-hop world this week following the premiere of a new track by Big Sean - Control - featuring the Compton rapper.

It was the instant classic verse from Lamar that caused the stir, with the 26-year-old dubbing himself the "King of New York" and putting himself in the company of some of the game's very best.

"I heard the barbershops spittin' great debates all the time, Bout who's the best MC? Kendrick, Jigga and Nas," he spits.

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Kendrick Lamar Attacks Rap Peers' Out Of 'Control' Luxurious Lifestyles


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Kendrick Lamar has not been in the most subtle of moods of late. He's started to find the trappings of fame and fortune irritating or so his lyrics would suggest.

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Kenrick Lamar at the Way Out West Festival in Sweden.

Lamar's rant features of Big Sean's upcoming Hall of Fame album. The 7 minute long track, in which Lamar raps, has not been released owing to sample-clearance issues. This track, 'Control', is highly critical of the attributes of rap culture, including the frivolous lifestyles of other celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan.

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Joan Jett, Linkin Park And Other Surprises Made Sunset Strip 2013 One Of The Best


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The sixth edition of Hollywood's Sunset Strip Music Festival was a memorable affair with some amazing surprise features and a great show from this year's honouree Joan Jett with her band The Blackhearts.

The event took place last weekend (August 1st - 3rd) with an astounding 15,000 fans showing up to soak in the rock vibes. It kicked off on the Thursday as veteran rock chick Joan Jett was landed with the Elmer Valentine Award celebrating her influence on the Sunset Strip music scene. Following a stunning performance, the star told Rolling Stone how good it felt to be once again playing on the Strip. 'It felt really fulfilling in a lot of ways. When I left LA, it was with a hangdog vibe', she explained. 'I had the impression. of people laughing at me, saying. 'We told you girls couldn't play rock and roll'. It's very humbling. People are very sincere in their praise and you can't take it lightly.'

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Drake Stuns With Mind-Blowing OVO Fest Line-Up In Toronto


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For the 16,000 fans who attended Drake's OVO Fest show in Toronto, the whole evening was full of perfect "I Was There" moments with appearances from the exalted lords and ladies of R&B and hiphop royalty.

With an acronym that stands for 'October's Very Own' (October referring to Drake's birth month), OVO Festival is an event that has seen success in recent years and looks to get even bigger still. Previous years have seen performances from Stevie Wonder, Snoop Lion, Eminem, Jay Z and Nicki Minaj but the Canadian rapper and organiser outdid himself at OVO Fest 2013.

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Drake Put On A Great Show At OVO Fest.

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J. Cole's 'Born Sinner' No.1 On Billboard 200 Chart


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J. Cole's sophomore album Born Sinner has shot to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart after its release on 18th June 2013. According to Billboard, a case such as J. Cole's - where an album climbs to the top as opposed to debuting at No.1 - is rare due to most titles enjoying their best sales weeks during their debut frame and struggle to maintain momentum to compete with newer albums. Ever since Nielsen SoundScan started analysing the chart in 1991, there have been 583 albums to reached No. 1. Of those, only 13% (76 records) did not debut at No. 1 - J Cole's Born Sinner is now one of the few to do so. However, this is the sixth smallest selling week ever in SoundScan's records with just 58,000 sold to claim the top spot.

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J. Cole Enjoying His Second Taste Of No.1.

The 28 year-old North Carolinan tweeted his excitement and thanked his fans for helping him get to No.1: "3 weeks later. #1 Album in the country. Born Sinner. Thank You." According to USA Today, after its release Born Sinner had to contend with spending its first fortnight at No. 2, first behind Kanye West's Yeezus and then Wale's The Gifted then overtook the other two rappers after selling 58,000 in its third week. It has now sold 439,000 copies surpassing Yeezus' 431,000. The Gifted was No. 2 this week with 50,000 followed by Yeezus with 39,000,

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"The Gifted" Wale Snags The Billboard Top Spot From Kanye's "Yeezus"


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This week introduced an unexpected change in the Billboard chart – rapper Wale came out of the blue to claim the top spot in the chart with his brand new album, The Gifted. Wale snatched the number one from Kanye’s Yeezus, which this week had an 80% drop in sales, taking the record down to number 3. Yeezus only managed to sell 65,000 copies this week, which is respectable, but still nothing compared to last week’s 324,000.

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Wale emerged seemingly out of nowhere to dominate the Billboard chart this week.

This debut marks Wale’s first crack at the Billboard number one. The closest the rapper had come previously was his previous release, 2011’s Ambition, which entered the chart at number two and never went any higher than that. The album sold a respectable 164,000 that week, however had to take the second spot after Justin Bieber’s Under the Mistletoe debuted with over 210,000 copies sold.

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Rapper Wale Tops Billboard No.1 As Kanye West Suffers 80% Sales Drop


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Washington D.C rapper Wale has topped the Billboard No.1 after his third album 'The Gifted' sold a very solid 158,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Wale's follow-up 2011's 'Ambition' - which saw him cement a place in the mainstream - ousted Kanye West from the top-spot, whose album Yeezus suffered a dreadful drop in sales.

Clearly, Wale was boosted by the success of lead single 'Bad' which has been a mainstay on rap radio since the beginning of the year. It peaked at No.3 on Billboard's rap chart and spawned a Rihanna remix. 

Last week, Kanye West had marginally seen off J Cole's new album Born Sinner for the top spot, though the tide has turned dramatically. West suffered an 80% drop in sales - the fourth biggest second week drop since SoundScan began keeping records in 1991 - to allow J Cole to snatch the No.2 spot with an additional 84,000 sales. Kanye's slump echoes Madonna's huge sales drop with MDNA, which sank a massive 87% in week two.

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Wale

Date of birth

21st September, 1984

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.78






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