August Alsina is a recording artist from the United States who has achieved a decent measure of fame from his music. He started out small and became a sensation with hits on popular record charts. Alsina has an estimated net worth of $4 million, but how did he become so wealthy as a musician? We checked into his past to learn more about his career and to find out how he made his millions of dollars. We also learned some interesting facts about his personal life. Here is what we discovered.
From YouTube to a recording contract
According to Celebrity Net Worth, August Alsina started uploading homemade videos of himself singing on his YouTube channel in 2007. His videos were well-received and he continued advancing in his musical career. He has come a long way since his YouTube days. His first mixtape was released in 2012 with the second the following year. Afterward, he was signed to a contract with Def Jam records. With this recording studio, he released his debut EP in August of 2013. A 2014 song made it to number 2 on Billboard's 200 hit chart. The song went all the way to number one on two US R&B and Hip Hop charts. He went on to release a second studio album in 2015, titled "This Thing called Life." The hits kept coming for Alsina with a collaborative single with Trinidad James that made it all the way to Platinum status. He also recorded singles with Richie Home Quan, B.o.B., Yo Gotti, and Nicki Minaj.
His childhood and early life
Alsina is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born there in 1992 on September 3rd. His parents named him August Anthony Alsina Jr. He retained his birth name for his musical career. He was raised with his siblings Melvin, Netia, Travis, and Jamal. August was moved by the film "Sister Act 2," when he saw Lauryn Hill perform. After watching the movie he started uploading his own YouTube videos when he was 14 years old. He didn't have things easy growing up. His father had an addiction to crack cocaine, as did his stepfather. After a period of struggle, his mom made the decision to take the kids and move to Houston, Texas. After Alsina's natural father died that year, he moved back to New Orleans at the age of 16. Things did not improve for the family. Things went from bad to worse in 2010 when his elder brother Melvin became the victim of a violent crime. His brother was murdered and this prompted young August to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia.
August is a man who loves his family
Alsina's family was not finished with grief and emotional struggle. In 2018, after August had achieved fame and fortune, yet one more tragedy befell his family when his deceased brother's fiancee Chandra died from cancer. She left behind three nieces. She died without the murder of her fiancee being solved. August stepped up to the plate during this difficult time. He took on the responsibility for raising his brothers' orphaned daughters, becoming their legal guardian.
He has his own struggles
August has had his share of health problems. He was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. It affects his liver and has caused him to collapse. He has been in a coma from the illness. He endured eye surgery to relieve blindness and has also gone through periods when he was unable to walk.
According to Plunged In Debt, he engaged in a romantic affair with Jada Pinkett Smith. He stated that he had the permission of her husband Will Smith before the start of the relationship. Jada admitted that the two had a romantic relationship when she and her husband Will were separated during a rocky spot in their marriage.
Alsina is a caring person who made his millions in the music business. He's a responsible guy who is making sure that his nieces get a proper upbringing. He also spends time working with at-risk youth programs in his local community. The artist has made most of his fortune with his music, but some of it has been earned through endorsements. He did have some financial issues with a suit for a $20,000 back payment for rent filed against him after an eviction. He went through a time when he couldn't afford to pay his rent. Alsina has not yet children of his own but he's busy taking care of his nieces. he has never been married.
A resilient man who rises above obstacles
Cheat Sheet confirms that August Alsina's music reflects much of the pain and chaos he experienced during his early years. He was exposed to drugs and gangs and even got kicked out of his home at the tender young age of 16. This put an end to his YouTube career. He began selling drugs, and when his brother was shot to death he made some big changes in his life and got back on track with his music, moved to Atlanta, signed with Def Jam Records, and the rest is history. He has had his ups and downs in life, but so far, he has always found a way to rise above the pain, the sickness, and the negative circumstances to survive. He doesn't like talking about the bad times in his life. That comes through in the music. He focuses on the positive and he neither needs nor wants anyone's sympathy.
August Alsina is a self-made millionaire who has an estimated net worth of $4 million. He stands as an example of how to overcome the worst life circumstances and become a success. He may have gotten off track a time or two, but overall, he's done remarkably well. His story needs to be shared to understand what a great guy he is because August won't blow his own horn.
Written by Allen Lee
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