B.O.B. Net worth, money and more
NET WORTH: $ 5 Million
B.O.B. is a famous rapper from America. He rose to fame after the release of his single, ‘Nothing on You’. He was discovered in 2006 by Rebel Rock Entertainment imprint. He later signed a deal with Atlantic along with fellow southern hip hop artist TI. Nothing on you was the number single on the billboard charts in America and United Kingdom. He has released three albums and has attained massive mainstream success.
EARLY LIFE AND CAREER
BoB’s real name is Bobby ray Simmons Jr. He was born on 15 November 1988, in North Carolina, United states. He played trumpet in his school band since childhood. He decided to pursue a music career since the sixth grade. His parents were disapproving but he was adamant. He has used music as a medium to relieve stress. He began making his own beats and write his own lyrics. He once a entered into a club owned by fellow Atlanta artist, T.I. Although he was underage, he entered with the help of a companion. There he performed a self-produced song named ‘Cloud 9′ and the crowd loved it. Many esteemed producers were present in the club and one of them signed him. His first single ‘Haterz everywhere’ reached the top 5 of the Bubbling Billboard R&B tracks. The song gained him a massive underground recognition and he became quite famous. Another album ‘I’ll be in the sky’ was released later. The song became quite successful. It was the #13 spot in the list 100 Top Rap songs of 2008. A song produced by him named ‘Generation lost’ was the no. 32 spot in the same list. He was also featured on T.I.’s album, Paper Trial in the song, ‘On top of the world’. He was then featured on the front page of Vibe with the magazine describing him as a bright young talent. He then released 4 mixtapes, all of them selling quite well. In 2009, he created a song named ‘Autotune’ for Grand theft auto.
B.o.B then announced the release of his first studio album in 2011. It was named The Adventures of Bobby Ray. He released a mix tape to promote the album. The mix-tape was named ’May 25′. It received massive critical acclaim. The single ‘Nothing on you’ became massively popular. This led B.o.B to release his album in 2010. The album featured Lupe Fiasco, Hayley Williams and Bruno Mars. The album received positive reviews from the critics. The singles, ‘Don’t let me fall’ and ‘Airplanes’ became quite successful as well. The album sold 84,000 copies In its first week. It peaked at the #1 spot on the billboard charts. The album earned BoB various awards and nomination including BET, Grammy’s, American Video awards and EMA. B.o.B then went on a tour named ‘Shooting for stars’. B.o.B opened for Eminem and Jay Z in their tours. He was named the best new artist by iTunes in 2010. His next studio album was named, Strange Clouds. It was released on 1 May 2012. The album sold about 76,000 copies in its first week. It has sold about 2,97,000 copies overall. It received positive reviews from the critics.
BoB has a net worth of $ 5 Million. He charges about $35,000 to $ 65,000 for a performance or appearance. He has an affinity for sneakers including Jeremy Scott by adidas. He sports many accessories by Nialaya. Coming from a modest background, It is commendable for an artist to garner such treasure. He is 25 years old. He has a proclivity for Urban clothing as well. His albums have sold numerous copies across the world and he is a recognized mainstream artist. He has been working hard since his childhood and deserves all the fame and money he has received.
FAMOUS QUOTES BY B.O.B.
“I’ve got a transcendental way of thinking about things. I’ve got a galactic self. John F. Kennedy said, “A man may die, but an idea lives forever.” Or something like that.”
“I have the opportunity to voice my opinion freely without the consequences you may face in another country, like getting burned at the stake. We definitely privileged over here. You have sexual freedom, you have freedom of speech—depending on what the situation is.”
“ I check out artists like J. Cole, I check out Lupe, Donnis, and Wiz Khalifa. Because I’m in the hip-hop community, I’m kind of aware of what’s going on a certain level. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s so much. I’m always trying to find new stuff.”
“I play guitar. Bass. Piano. Cello. I also read music. [I played] Everything stated except the cello. I did a lot. I got a guitar solo on Strange Clouds. I also put [out] a lot of material that I have been working on acoustically.”
“I think my personality led me to things that led me to music and different artists like Outkast, Bjork, Gnarles Barkley, Goodie Mob, and rock musicians, like the Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance, Coldplay. Even the earlier stuff by James Brown and Michael Jackson and Tina Turner. I’ve always been led to the right musicians who inspired me the right way at the right amount of time.”