Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., or famously known as Snoop Lion, Snoop Doggy Dogg, or Snoop Dogg, is a multi-talented American media personality and rap artist.
- Stage Name: Snoop Dogg, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Snoop Lion
- Full Name: Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
- Gender: Male
- Birthday: October 20, 1971
- Place of Origin: California, United States
- Age: 49 Years Old
- Height: 6’3”
- Nationality: American
- Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
- Status: Married
- Wife: Shante Taylor
- Profession: Rap Artist, Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Producer, Entrepreneur, Media Personality
- Total Net Worth: $150 million
Snoop Dogg Born on October 20, 1971, in the beautiful City of Long Beach, California, United States. His parents are Vernall Vernardo and Beverly Broadus, his father Vernall is a Vietnam Veteran mail carrier and singer, left him when he was just three months old, that is why he is named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Sr. Snoop was the second son of his mothers and he has two other siblings.
When he was a child, the nickname “Snoop” was already with him, because of his fondness of a cartoon character from the show “Peanuts”.
At a very early age, Snoop has already begun playing the piano and singing at Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church. Then he started rapping in sixth grade, his passion for rap music gathered crowds in school hallways that made their principal think, there is a fight going on.
He was known to be an enthusiastic churchgoer and a dedicated student, he was very active in joining the church choir and playing football.
Growing up, he delivered newspapers, bagged groceries, and sold candy just to help out his family.
In 1993, Snoop started engaging with gangs and criminal activities. His gang group is known as Rollin’ 20s Crips Gang, which is in the Eastside of Long Beach. He frequently ran into trouble and just after he graduated from high school, he was arrested for having involvement in possession of cocaine.
On June 12, 1997, Snoop married his high school girlfriend, Shante Taylor, and in 2004, both of them filed for divorce because of irreconcilable differences. After four years in 2008, the couple renewed their vows. They have 3 children, two sons namely, Corde and Cordell, and a daughter named Cori. He also has a son, during his relationship with Laurie Holmond named Julian Broadus.
Part of Snoop’s life is his dedication to sports where he supported his local teams, a profound unbiased perspective when it comes to religion, generous in his charity, proactive in support to political influences, and has positive engagements with animal rights.
Snoop Dogg Career
Snoop’s career started in 1992, as he was featured in the first debut solo single of Dr. Dre, called “Deep Cover”. Since then, Snoop has sold over 23 million albums in the US and 35 million albums, worldwide.
His debut album was in November of 1993, called Doggystyle, it was produced by Dr. Dre and the album was released by Death Row Records. The album also debuted and hit the number one spot in Billboard 200 and Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In the first week, it sold over 800,000 copies and was certified with a quadruple-platinum in 1994.
After his contract with Death Row Records, Snoop signed with No Limit Records, where he released three albums, “Da Game is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told, Tha Last Meal, and No Limit Top Dogg.
He also signed with Capitol, Priority, and EMI Records, and released the album, Paid the Cost to Be da Boss.
Continuing in 2004, Snoop Signed with Geffen Records and released three albums titled, R&G Rhyme and Gangsta: The Masterpiece, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, and Ego Trippin’. While Priority Records released his album Malice’n Wonderland, in 2009.
From his music venture since 1992 up to the present, Snoop has been successful with his endeavors.
Snoop did not limit himself to the music industry itself but also played a part in numerous Television and Film episodes.
In 2000, Snoop directed a pornographic film that was produced by Hustler. It features a mix of Hip-Hop and X-Rated materials. It’s success awarded him with the 2002 AVN Awards.
He founded his own production company in 2205, called “Snoopadelic Films”.
Snoop also appeared on WrestleMania XXIV, his role was the Master of Ceremonies of the match.
He made appearances and performances to several talk shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live and Coachella.
Now, his TV shows include being the host of the revived show, The Joker’s Wild. His future engagement with the film industry is in an upcoming SpongeBob Squarepants Film.
Early in this year 2020, Snoop released his first batch of wine product called, Snoop Cali Red, this is made in partnership with the Australian wine brand, the 19 Crimes. You can see Snoop’s face on the bottle label.
Snoop Dogg Awards and Nominations
Snoop Dogg has received several awards and nominations in the music industry, film industry, and the community.
He has nominations in, BET Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, Black Reel Awards, California Music Awards, Capricho Awards, Echo Awards, Grammy Awards, MOBO Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Australia Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards Japan, MuchMusic Video Awards, O Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Source Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Vibe Awards, and World Music Awards.
He has won awards in Urban Fashion Awards, Stony Awards, Source Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, Rolling Stone, MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV Australia Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Movie Awards, MOBO Awards, International Dance Music Awards, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Billboard Year-End Chart Awards, Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, BET Awards, AVN Awards, APRA Music Awards, and American Music Awards.
He has a total of 96 award nominations and 27 award wins.
Snoop Dogg Total Net Worth
Snoop Dogg is a multi-talented artist in the music and media community. He is a very hardworking person and has received recognition and praise from different personalities, critics, and fans.
As a musician, television producer, actor, rap artist, film producer, film score composer, screenwriter, songwriter, voice actor, and record producer, he has a total net worth of $150 million.