|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Source of income||Hip-hop, rap artist, Movie score producer|
|Full Name||Olubowale Victor Akintimehin|
|Also known as||Wale|
|DOB||September 21, 1984|
|Birthplace||Northwest Washington, Washington DC, USA|
|Years Active||2005 to present|
|Recent Update||September, 2019|
Wale is an American hip-hop artist and musician with a net worth of a whopping $5 million. He initially rose to critical acclaim in 2006, when his hit song “Dig Dug (Shake It)” got mainstream in his old neighbourhood of Washington, D.C.
Wale, born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, was born in the city of Washington D.C. on 21 September in 1984. His folks were initially from southwestern Nigeria and the couple emigrated from Austria to the U.S. in 1979. In 2002, Wale moved on from Quince Orchard High School. He initially sought after a vocation in football, and went to school at Robert Morris University and Virginia State University on football grants. He accordingly decided to abandon his plans of higher education and instead started to focus and perform on music, and started to become well known during the 2000s.
His first single to get radio play was 2006’s “Rhyme of the Century”. He delivered his first mixtape “Paint a Picture” the very year and started to draw in the consideration of distributions like The Source and The Washington Post. His track “Dig Dug (Shake It)” turned out to be immediately mainstream in Washington D.C. also, was an accolade for Ronald “Dig Dug” Dixon, a percussion player for the go-go band Northeast Groover. In September 2006, “Uptown Roamers” appeared on XM Radio Channel 66 where it was played two times every day. The particular song and its accompanying hit track “Breakdown” were included on Wale’s second mixtape “Disdain Is the New Love.” In January 2007, Wale delivered another single to radio called “Great Girls.”
By the arrival of his third mixtape in 2007, he had been named “D.C. Metro Breakthrough Artist of the Year”, grabbed the eye of Fader Magazine, and visited as a feature of Mark Ronson’s UK Tour. He endorsed to both Interscope and Allido Records in 2008. His presentation studio collection, “Consideration Deficit”, dropped in 2009 to positive basic comments and arrived at #21 on the Billboard Hot 200. Wale pushed out his sixth mixtape in total, titled ‘More About Nothing’ in the August of 2010.
October of 2011 saw the artist and his group of friends hold a private, reserved song listening and sampling occasion as a sampler for his impending collection. The venue was a snazzy one; the Gansevoort Hotel of Chelsea in New York and was gone to by music chiefs, bloggers, different craftsmen, and hip-hop heads. His subsequent collection “Aspiration” was delivered at 12 PM on November 2, 2011. Wale and companions held a 12 PM discharge show at The Highline Ballroom in New York City. The collection peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and sold 162,600 duplicates in its first week. The collection got mixed reviews and performed just okay.
He delivered a third collection in 2013 named The Gifted which arrived at #1 on the Billboard 200 just as on the US R&B and US Rap graphs and #10 in Canada. Wale’s fourth studio collection The Album About Nothing was delivered in 2015 and furthermore arrived at #1 on the Billboard 200, US R&B, and US Rap graphs. This collection highlighted Jerry Seinfeld, J. Cole, Usher, SZA, and numerous different craftsmen. It turned into his second No. 1 collection in the United States. That very year, Wale recorded the first music topic for the well-known ESPN sports television show “First Take.”
In April 2017, Wale delivered his fifth studio collection “Sparkle.” The album performed well, selling out 28,000 records and copies in the initial week. After he headed out in different directions with Atlantic Records, Wale delivered an unexpected four-track EP named “It’s Complicated” in March 2018. After two months, Wale delivered a second EP named “Self Promotion.” In May 2018, it was declared that Wale had been endorsed to Warner Records. In September 2018, he delivered a third EP named “Free Lunch.” On December 20, 2018, he delivered two tracks, “Winter Wars” and “Poledancer” in front of his 6th collection, “Wow..That’s Crazy” delivered on October 11, 2019. This collection incorporated the single “On Chill.” On June 19, 2020, Wale delivered an EP, “The Imperfect Storm.”
On November 25, 2011, not long after the arrival of Ambition, Wale reported on Twitter that he has just started taking a shot at his third collection. In a meeting with UpVenue in January 2012, Wale affirmed the third collection and the center will be about his development personally. He was highlighted on Maybach Music Group’s second studio collection Self Made II. Wale delivered the mixtape Folarin on December 24, 2012, which is facilitated by DJ Clark Kent. He delivered a trailer for Folarin on December 6, 2012. He has additionally begun chipping away at his third studio collection which is to be delivered in 2013. The mixtape highlights visitor spots Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Scarface, Nipsey Hussle, French Montana, Tiara Thomas, Lightshow, and Trinidad James among others. Creation comes from Hit-Boy, Jake One, Cardo, Diplo, Beat Billionaire and Rico Love among others.
When discussing his third studio collection Wale would state, “it will have one sound, extremely, heartfelt” and said the primary single, “TerWalele” is a very decent sign of the heading I’m going for this undertaking.” The collection is set to deliver on June 25, 2013, and with his fourth collection is coming two or three months after that. Wale declared he was working together with Jerry Seinfeld on his fourth studio collection to be named The Album About Nothing. He later said he was likewise teaming up with maker No I.D. on the collection. He additionally said he would deliver a cooperation mixtape with Meek Mill during 2013.
In December 2012, Wale had declared he was anticipating delivering a Go-go collection: “I wanna do the collection for me. This is the subsequent time I’m reporting it, yet I’m doing a Go-Go collection after my collection. Also, when I state Go-Go I don’t mean like messy Go-Go. It’s going to be sequenced. It’s going to be me likely rapping just 40 per cent on the collection, yet getting the sound out.”
To build publicity for The Gifted, Wale delivered “Sight of the Sun,” a remix of the Fun. melody of a similar name. This was like the melodies “Clashing” and “Fly Away,” which he delivered preceding Attention: Deficit.
On September 9, 2014 Wale delivered the principal single from the collection The Album About Nothing named “The Body” including American vocalist Jeremih. On November 17, 2014, Wale declared a 31-date US visit entitled the Simply Nothing Tour. The visit is on the side of his impending 2015 collection, The Album About Nothing. On December 24, 2014, Wale delivered the mixtape Festivus vigorously themed by the Seinfeld occasion. Highlights on the mixtape included Chance The Rapper, A$AP Ferg, and Pusha T, among others.
On March 31, 2015 Wale delivered his fourth studio collection The Album About Nothing, which highlighted Jerry Seinfeld, J. Cole, Usher, and SZA among others. It turned into his second No. 1 collection in the United States. It was uncovered that Wale would next fill in as the Executive Producer for Maybach Music Group’s next collective collection Self Made 4.
Wale additionally recorded the first music subject for the mainstream ESPN sports syndicated program First Take, which highlights writers/specialists Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and arbitrator/have Molly Qerim. The two-hour show, which airs twice day by day at 10 a.m. also, 1 p.m. on ESPN, highlights Wale’s subject toward the start of the show.
Wale’s fifth studio collection, Shine was delivered on April 28, 2017, selling 28,000 units in its first week.
Wale’s single “Lotus Flower Bomb” (highlighting Miguel) arrived at #1 on the US R&B diagram and he has likewise had accomplishment with the singles “Chillin” (including Lady Gaga), “That Way” (highlighting Jeremih and Rick Ross), “Pack of Money” (including Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and T-Pain), “TerWalele” (including Tiara Thomas or Rihanna), “Brave” (with Kid Ink, Tyga, YG, and Rich Homie Quan), and that’s just the beginning. Wale has won BET Awards and was selected for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song for “Lotus Flower Bomb”. In 2013, Wale won a Soul Train Award for Best Hip Hop Song of the Year for his single “Awful” highlighting Tiara Thomas.
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Business ventures outside music
Outside of his music profession, Wale collaborated with Philadelphia retailer Ruvilla and ASICS in 2015 to chip away at an item called Bottle Rocket Asics Gel Lyte.
Wale is an energetic expert wrestling fan and has made a few wrestling references in his melodies. He has the yearly WaleMania during WrestleMania weekend and has additionally shown up on WWE TV. On July 4, 2017, Wale facilitated a rap fight between The New Day and the Usos on a scene of “Smackdown Live.” He was additionally the visitor reporter during Noam Dar TJP’s match on “205 Live” in 2018. In October 2019, Wale accompanied previous NXT Tag Team champions The Street Profits to the ring for their title shot.
Wale has broken up with his long-term sweetheart Chloe Alexis, however the two have a little girl who was born in July 2016. He claims property in Atlanta, Georgia, however rents a penthouse condo in New York City.