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

Rick Ross Exits Def Jam For Epic

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The Everyday I'm Hustlin' star signed with the label in 2006 and released eight solo albums and four collaborative efforts under the banner. However, the 39-year-old is now moving over to Epic.

Announcing the news on Instagram.com on Friday (15Jan16), a representative for Ross' new label wrote, "Welcome @richforever to the #EPIC fam!"

Ross added a photo of himself in an Epic sweatshirt and hat, captioning it, "LIT!".

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Wale Performs At Coda

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


Meek Mill Blasts Wale Over Drake Comments

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Mill clashed with his girlfriend Nicki Minaj's Young Money Entertainment pal in July (15) after accusing Drake of using ghostwriters to pen his rhymes, and the attack sparked a war of words between the rap stars.

The Started From the Bottom star is widely considered by fans to have emerged victorious in the feud after launching two diss tracks taking aim at Mill, and now the Pretty Girls star is weighing in on the controversy, suggesting Drake is too well known of an artist to feud with.

"I just feel like, and this is me speaking as someone who has been in the industry for a long time, I honestly feel like (Meek) brought a pencil to a gun fight..." he says. "You can't compete with somebody who has those types of relationship. I'm telling everyone who thought Meek lost just off the strength of losing, it doesn't matter what he made..., the opinions of the people would have been that of the kid from Toronto waxed him."

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Wale Dating Empire Star - Report


The hip-hop star and Serayah, who plays pop star Tiana Brown on the hit TV drama, have secretly been dating since June (15), according to ETOnline.com.

A source tells Entertainment Tonight the new couple has been maintaining a long-distance relationship and see each other every few weeks, as he lives in Los Angeles and she spends most of her time in Chicago, Illinois, where Empire is filmed.

While the two have yet to go public with the reported romance, Serayah took to Twitter in September (15) to support the rapper by sharing a link to his song Spoiled.

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


Wale Heading To The White House To Promote Education Initiative


The Pretty Girls hitmaker will perform at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (23Jul15) in support of the Reach Higher campaign and he will also join Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Brown University student Manuel Contreras for a panel discussion moderated by E! News host Terrance Jenkins.

A statement from the rapper to Revolt.com reads: "I'm beyond honored and grateful to be involved in the First Lady's Reach Higher initiative and to have the opportunity to sit down with her, as well as perform for the kids of D.C. I believe that the youth are the first step in creating a better country, so to be involved in a program that aims to enrich their lives is truly the greatest reward.

"Having grown up in Washington, D.C., being invited to the White House by the First Lady is a dream come true. Thank you to Mrs. Obama and her entire staff for this opportunity."

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


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.

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

Laura Govan and Wale
Laura Govan and Wale
Laura Govan and Wale

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

Wale and Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Wale and Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Wale and Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Wale and Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Wale and Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Wale and Olubowale Victor Akintimehin

Wale Wants Kanye West To Design Wizards Basketball Team Kit

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Rapper Wale is in talks with Kanye West to have the Stronger hitmaker design the new kits for his hometown Washington Wizards basketball team.

The Pretty Girls star was appointed the creative liaison for the Wizards in October (14) and he is in the process of helping to redesign team uniforms and merchandise for on and off the court.

Wale reveals he has been in touch with West to discuss the project and the superstar hasn't said no.

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Mariah Carey Unveils 'personal' Album Title

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Mariah Carey has named her new album 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse'.

The 44-year-old singer has announced the ''personal'' title for her 14th studio album, which will be released next month.

'The Elusive Chanteuse' is Mariah's latest nickname for herself, following previous monikers such as 'Mimi' and 'MC'.

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Wale Explains Punching Twitter Troll At WWE Live Event


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.

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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21st September, 1984







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