Wiz Khalifa (born Cameron Jibril Thomaz 08.09.1987)
Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper, known for his mixtapes and chart-topping albums, as well as the single 'Black and Yellow'.
Wiz Khalifa: Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Wiz Khalifa has a net worth of 30 million USD.
Wiz Khalifa: Childhood
Wiz Khalifa was born in Minot, North Dakota, to two military parents. Khalifa's parents divorced when he was three years old, and led to him having to move around a lot as a child, growing up in places like Japan, Germany and England, before he settled in Pittsburgh and started studying at Taylor Allderdice High School. When Khalifa was 17-years-old, he tattooed the word that would become hi stage name. 'Khalifa' is an Arabic word meaning 'successor' and 'wisdom'.
Wiz Khalifa: Career
Wiz Khalifa released his debut mixtape, 'Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania' in 2005. This led on to his first debut album, entitled 'Show and Prove', which was released on 5th September, 2006, receiving rave reviews. The next mixtapes released by Wiz Khalifa were 'Star Power' in 2008 and 'Flight School' in 2009 - the same year as his second studio album. 'Deal of No Deal' was released on 24th November 2009, reaching the tenth position on Billboard's Top Rap albums. The next mixtape from Khalifa was 'Kush and Orange Juice', released in April 2010.
Wiz Khalifa released his third studio album, 'Rolling Papers', on 29th March 2011. The album received moderate reviews from critics, yet topped the US R&B/Hip Hop Albums and US Rap Albums charts, as well as reaching number two on Billboard's 200. The following year on 13th March, Khalifa released the mixtape 'Taylor Allderdice' to generally favourable reviews. On 4th December 2012, he released his fourth studio album, entitled 'O.N.I.F.C.' which performed similarly well to 'Rolling Papers', but received only mediocre reviews.
On 18th August 2014, Wiz Khalifa released his fifth studio album, 'Blacc Hollywood' to mixed reviews once again. This album, however, topped Billboard's 200 list, and making its way to the top of the Canadian album charts as well.
Wiz Khalifa: Personal Life
After a gig at East Carolina University, Wiz Khalifa was arrested for trafficking marijuana. He raised the $30,000 bail and resumed his tour.
In 2011, Khalifa began dating Amber Rose. On 1st March 2012, the couple were engaged, and they were married on 8th July 2013. After having a son, Rose filed for divorce on 24th September 2014. Before the divorce was settled, Khalifa made headlines after a sex-tape between him and Playboy model, Carla Howe, was leaked.
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Anabelle Acosta and Wiz Khalifa - Warner Bros. Pictures' L.A. Premiere of 'Entourage' held at The Regency Village Theatre - Arrivals at Regency Village Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Anabelle Acosta and Wiz Khalifa - Warner Bros. Pictures' L.A. Premiere of 'Entourage' held at The Regency Village Theatre - Arrivals at The Regency Village Theater, Regency Village Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 1st June 2015
Wiz Khalifa - A variety of stars from the music industry were snapped as they arrived to the 2015 Billboard Music Awards which saw Taylor Swift clean up, winning 8 awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 17th May 2015
Hoda Kotb and Wiz Khalifa - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended the Live Nation National Concert Day 2015 Summer Spotlight event which was held at the Irving Plaza in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 5th May 2015
The song pays tribute to the late ‘Furious 7’ star Paul Walker.
Wiz Khalifa is on top of the UK chart for a second week with his Paul Walker tribute single ‘See You Again’ from the Furious 7 soundtrack. According to the Official Charts Company the single added another 142,000 combined chart sales to its total tally this week, after becoming the fastest selling single of the year so far.
Wiz Khalifa’s 'See You Again' is spending a second week at the number one spot.
‘See You Again’ has also broken its own record as the UK’s most streamed record ever, with 3.72 million listens in the last seven days, beating last week’s total of 3.68 million. “I was really honoured to be asked to be a part of this song in paying tribute to Paul Walker. I hope we did him proud,” the rapper told the Official Charts Company after retaining the number one spot.
The model has said she’d would like to get back together with her estranged husband.
Despite filling for divorce last year, model Amber Rose has said she’d still like to get back together with ex Wiz Khalifa, though the two are currently dating other people. The 31 year old, who is currently on a promotional tour of the UK, ended her relationship with the rapper last September, after allegations that he cheated on her with blonde twins.
Amber Rose is currently on a tour of the UK.
In an interview with MailOnline, Rose said, “We're not back together but ideally I would like to. He's the love of my life and we have a beautiful kid together but right now we're just dating other people.”
Continue reading: Amber Rose Opens Up On Ex Wiz Khalifa "He's The Love Of My Life"
‘See You Again’ is taken from the soundtrack to ‘Furious 7’.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa is on top of the UK charts this weekend with the emotional ‘See You Again’, which pays tribute to the late Furious 7 actor Paul Walker. The track, which features Charlie Puth on vocals, has also become the fastest selling single of the year so far, overtaking Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do’.
Khalifa's ‘See You Again’ pays tribute to the late Paul Walker.
‘See You Again’ climbed 21 places to top the chart this week, bringing its combined sales total up to 193,000 copies. The single is taken from the soundtrack to the seventh instalment of the Fast and Furious series, which has just surpassed the $1billion mark at the worldwide box office.
Wiz Khalifa is the king of Spotify,
Rapper Wiz Khalifa has broken the record for the most Spotify streams in the U.S in 24 hours after his single See You Again was played 4.2 million times on Monday April 13. The song featuring Charlie Puth appeared on the soundtrack for Fast & Furious 7 and now also has the record for most streams in a single week, with 21.9 million.
Wiz Khalifa has broken two Spotify records with his single See You Again
As a result of its popularity, See You Again rocketed to the top of the charts in 26 countries including the US, the UK, Australia, Germany, Canada and Switzerland.
Continue reading: Wiz Khalifa Breaks Spotify Record with 4.2m Streams in 24 Hours
The movie is a runaway success in the box offices domestically and internationally, and now it can add the Billboard charts as another conquest.
In addition its reign at the top of the American box offices, Furious 7 has doubled its domination after its soundtrack album roared to Number One in the Billboard 200. The multi-artist compilation climbed a place to the top spot in the week ending April 12th, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The Furious 7 soundtrack has benefitted from the massive single ‘See You Again’ by Wiz Khalifa, which is also sitting atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart this week. The track, a tribute to the movie’s late star Paul Walker, plays over the movie’s end credits.
The song sold 464,000 individual downloads last week, and that translates into 58,000 track equivalent album sales for the soundtrack, over 50% of its 111,000 sales total.
Continue reading: 'Furious 7' Soundtrack Tops The Billboard 200 Albums Chart
Amber Rose has revealed she still loves her ex-husband Wiz Khalifa.
Amber Rose has publically declared her love for ex-husband Wiz Khalifa, only months after filing for divorce. Rose posted a picture of the two swapping saliva on Instagram on Thursday (2nd April) and attached a nauseatingly sentimental caption in which she claimed Khalifa is the only one who can make her happy.
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose at the 2014 Billboard Awards.
Continue reading: Amber Rose Declares Her Undying Love For Ex-Husband, Wiz Khalifa
As part of REVOLT Live, Wiz Khalifa took to the Honda Stage to give a live performance of his song, 'You and Your Friends', which was recorded. The single was released on 22nd July 2014, and appeared on his fifth studio album, 'Blacc Hollywood'.
The 31-year-old model recently spoke candidly about her failed marriage with the rap star, including allegations of his infidelity.
Last September Amber Rose filed for divorce from Wiz Khalifa, and five months later it seems the curvy model is finally ready to move on from her failed marriage. But she has a few things to get off her chest first!
Rose filed for Divorce from Khalifa in September
During a new interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, Rose opened up about her estranged husband, their relationship and set the record straight on whether Khalifa remained faithful or not.
Continue reading: Amber Rose Opens Up About Split From Wiz Khalifa: “I'm Done Crying”
In a series of harsh tweets, the 27-year-old rap star accused his estranged wife of using their 2-year-old son, Sebastian, against him.
For any fans that are hoping Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose will rekindle their marriage, the pair seem to be firmly against ever getting back together, which was confirmed when the rap star exploded on Twitter after he was told to “get your wife back.”
Wiz and Amber filed for divorce last September
Khalifa, who was handed divorce papers last September, responded to the concerned fan with a simple “no thanks” before blasting Rose, who is the mother to his 2-year-old son Sebastian, in a series of extremely harsh tweets.