Snoop Dogg is a famous and influential American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur. He has maintained a solid fan following since 1992 and is among the best-selling music artists of all time.
Born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., Snoop Dogg married his high school girlfriend Shante. The couple later divorced but remarried in 2008. Snoop Dogg is a father of four.
Snoop Dogg first rose to fame in 1992 when he was on Dr. Dre’s Deep Cover, his debut single as a solo artist. He released his debut in 1993. The first album was Doggystyle, produced by Dr. Dre and under the Death Row Records label. It debuted on number one on the charts, including the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums. It hit quadruple-platinum by 1994 with hit singles like What’s My Name?, Gin & Juice, and more. 1996 saw his second album, The Doggfather, hitting number one once more and reaching double-platinum within a year. In 1998, Snoop Dogg left Death Row Records to join No Limit Records. He released three albums with the label in the next three years: Da Game is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told, No Limit Top Dogg, and The Last Meal.
In 2002, Snoop Dogg moved labels again, signing with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records, and released Paid the Cost to Be da Boss in 2002. In 2004, he moved to Geffen Records for the next three albums: R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, and Ego Trippin’. In 2009, he released Malice ‘n Wonderland and Doggumentary with Priority Records. In 2012, he released a reggae album Reincarnated under the name Snoop Lion, a name he adopted after a trip to Jamaica when he converted to Rastafari. He went back to the Snoop Dogg name for his 2015 album Bush, followed by Coolaid in 2016, a gospel album Bible of Love in 2018, and I Wanna Thank Me in 2019.
Snoop Dogg has appeared in many films and shows, often making cameos as himself. He was the host for shows like Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood, Dogg After Park, and more. In addition, he released Reincarnated, a documentary film about his experiences in Jamaica that led to him converting to Rastafari. However, since then, he has announced his conversion as a born-again Christian.
Since 2009, he has been the chairman of Priority Records.
The artist was previously known as Snoop Doggy Dogg and as Snoop Lion for a brief time.
Snoop Dogg has sold over 23 million albums in the U.S. and an additional 35 million internationally.
Snoop Dogg got a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame, appearing on WrestleMania and other company events.
One of the most distinctive traits of Snoop Dogg is his love of marihuana, although he announced giving it up for a brief period.
The artist has been nominated for the Grammy Awards 17 times but has not won yet.
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