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August Alsina Biography

August Alsina
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Virgo
  • Name: August Alsina
  • Birth Name: August Anthony Alsina, Jr.
  • Father: August Alsina Sr.
  • Mother: Sheila Alsina
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Profession: Record producer
  • Net Worth: $4 million
  • Salary: N/A
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Dark-Brown
  • Weight in KG: 70 kg
  • Famous for: Singer songwriter record producer
  • Married: Not Yet
  • Education: N/A
  • Awards: Best New Artist 2014
  • Siblings: Melvin La'Branch III, Jamal Labranch, Travis Labranch
  • Albums: Testimony 2014
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Synopsis

August Anthony Alsina, Jr. known by his stage name August Alsina is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best recognized for his single, I Luv This Shit.

Early Life and Education

Alsina was born on September 3, 1992, in New Orleans, US. His mother is Sheila Alsina and his father is August Alsina Sr. At the age of 14, he lost his father due to drug abuse. His childhood was rough and jeopardy because his life was intertwined with drugs.

Alsina has three brothers Melvin La'Branch III, Travis Labranch, and Jamal Labranch. One of his brothers, Melvin was shot dead on August 31, 2010. Ethnically August Alsina is an African-American and his nationality is American.

Alsina studied his middle school in New Orleans and relocated to Houston, Texas. He was inspired to singing after watching 'Sister Act 2' He first uploaded his video to YouTube covering the song of Lyfe Jenning's 'Hypothetically' at the age of 14 in 2007. 

Career

Alsina first launched his mixtape 'The Product' in April 2012. Despite the fact that he released his acoustic mixtape 'Untitled' in October 2011. 

Later, Alsina premiered his single 'I Luv This Shit' featuring Trinidad in January 2013. Followed by his May 2013's mixtape 'Product 2' His songs, music, and lyrics were praised by many music critics, creating a chance to sign-in to Def Jam Recording.

His extended play Downtown: Life Under The Gun was released on August 20, 2013. According to his bio, his third single 'Ghetto' featuring Rich Homie Quan from 'Downtown: Life Under The Gun' was a tune-up to urban contemporary radio and it became the most hit song on the urban radio.

Alsina released "Make It Home" featuring Jeezy. Along with the release, it was unveiled that the album would be titled Testimony, the album includes 'Kissin on my tattoos' and 'No Love' (remix) featuring Nicki Minaj totaling six songs. It was released on April 15, 2014.

On December 11, 2015, Alsina published the album, 'This Thing Called Life'. It made it to number 14 on the Billboard 200. The album included five singles; "Hip Hop", "Why I Do It" featuring Lil Wayne, "Song Cry", "Been Around the World" featuring Chris Brown and ''Dreamer''.

Personal Life

Moving on to his personal life August Alsina faced many difficulties in his life, unlike his career. His father and stepfather were the victims of cocaine addiction. Forcing his mother, Sheila to move to Houston in pursuit of a fresh start, after the Katrina Hurricane. 

Alsina stayed with his mother, but however, he was kicked out of the house by his mother due to some arguments. Tensions mounted and he was merely 16 years old. He returned to New Orleans.

Alsina joined high school and trying to get his life back on track. But without a proper living situation or money in his pocket, he turned to the very streets that had led his family so much grief. He smuggles drugs as a means of staying alive. Most of the nights, he would sleep in the corner store and footpath.

Alsina had no one to turn to for help, as his older brother Mel was hustling in the streets and tragically gunned down. It became another unsolved murder in one of America’s most violent cities.

Alsina is currently dating Miracle Watts since 2015. It has been rumored that Alsina has a daughter, but there is no information about him getting married neither who his wife is.

A girl from Virginia posted a photo of herself with a bump on her stomach on Instagram claiming that she's pregnant by Alsina. She further added that Alsina was begging to get an abortion. However, Alsina never replied to the rumor.

Height, Net Worth and Salary

Alsina is 6 feet 1 inch (185) in height. His net worth from 2015-2016 is estimated to $5,000,000, he also gets paid from advertisement, sponsorship, endorsement and much more.

  • Last modified : 17 September, 2017
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