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Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg

Birth name

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.

Also known as

Snoop Rock, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion, DJ Snoopadelic, Snoopzilla

Born

20 October 1971 (age 44)
Eastside, Long Beach, California, United States

Genre

Hip hop, reggae

Occupation(s)

Rapper, actor

Years active

1992-present

Label

Death Row (1992-1997)
Interscope (1992-1997)
Doggy Style (1995-present)
No Limit (1998-2001)
Priority (1998-2002)
Star Trak (2004-2005)
Geffen (2004-2008)
Priority (2009-2011)
Berhane Sound System (2012-2013)
Mad Decent (2012-2013)
Vice (2012-2013)
i am OTHER (2015)

Associated acts

213, Bow Wow, C-Murder, The D.O.C., Tha Dogg Pound, Dr. Dre, Tha Eastsidaz, Ice Cube, Master P, Nate Dogg, Tupac Shakur, Wiz Khalifa

Calvin Broadus, Jr. (born 20 October 1971), best known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. He has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and is one of the most successful hip hop artists ever. Snoop Dogg holds the record of having seventeen Grammy nominations without a win, the most of any artist.

Snoop Dogg first rose to prominence in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre, and was subsequently featured heavily on Dre's solo debut The Chronic. Snoop's debut album, Doggystyle, was released in 1993 under Death Row Records, debuting at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. Selling almost a million copies in the first week of its release, Doggystyle became certifired 4x platinum in 1994 and spawned several hit singles, including "What's My Name?" and "Gin & Juice". In 1994, Snoop released a soundtrack on Death Row Records for the short film Murder Was the Case, starring himself. His second album Tha Doggfather was released in 1996 and debuted at No. 1 on both charts with "Snoop's Upside Ya Head" as the lead single. The album was certified double platinum in 1997.

After leaving Death Row, Snoop signed with No Limit Records, where he recorded his next three albums. Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998), No Limit Top Dogg (1999), and Tha Last Meal (2000). Snoop then signed with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records in 2002, where he released Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss. He then signed with Geffen Records in 2004 for his next three albums R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment and Ego Trippin'. Malice n Wonderland (2009) and Doggumentary (2011), were released on Priority. Snoop Dogg has starred in motion pictures and hosted several television shows. In September 2009, Snoop was hired by EMI as the chairman of a reactivated Priority Records.

In 2012, Snoop announced a conversion to the Rastafari movement and a new alias, Snoop Lion, after a trip to Jamaica. Under the new moniker, he released a reggae album, Reincarnated, and a documentary film of the same name that was about his Jamaican experience. His thirteenth solo studio album, Bush, was released in May 2015 and marked a return to hip hop music.

DiscographyEdit

Main articles: Snoop Dogg discography and Tha Eastsidaz discography

Solo albumsEdit

Collaboration albumsEdit

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