August Alsina is an American born recording artist and musician. He is best known for his hit single “I Luv This Shit” which he was featured alongside Trinidad James. August did not have a happy life prior to starting his musical career. He was born and raised in New Orleans and lived with his mother most of the time. His father was stricken down by drug abuse and the same fate befell his stepfather after. It prompted August to fend for himself at an early age and to try to survive by using unconventional methods. Young August did what he needed to do to survive. It included dealing drugs and hanging out with some pretty shady characters before he was still of legal age.
Even though nobody in his family was musically gifted, singing came natural to August Alsina. As part of his brake though he recorded a song of himself singing “Hypothetically,” performed by Lyfe Jennings. He uploaded the song on YouTube and it was the first step he took towards his singing career. But problems with his family and the coming Hurricane Catharina forced him to move from New Orleans to Houston, Texas. He would spend a couple of years there but eventually fell apart with his mother and decided to leave. The road got him back to New Orleans where he re-enrolled in school again. But he never really gave up on his singing career as well.
August Alsina released his first mixtape, dubbed “The Product” in April 2012. But before this official release, he also made an untitled mixtape which has six acoustic songs in 2011. This was followed by the song which made him famous, “I Luv This Shit” with Trinidad James in 2013 and then the album called, “The Project 2,” later that year. His EP “Downtown: Life Under the Gun” was probably his prized achievement as a number of songs and singles were featured in the top charts. Particularly the song “Ghetto,” featuring Rich Homie Quan, become the most added song on urban radio in 2013. He would later go on to make “Testimony” in 2014 and in 2015 he already released his second studio album called “This Thing Called Life.” The newest album was met with great reviews prompting it to debut at number 14 on the Billboard 200 chart.
August’s music is labeled as Alternative R&B and he states that his musical influences are Usher and Lyfe Jennings, but it was Lauryn Hill from Sister Act 2 which inspired him to make his first video which he uploaded on the web.
August Alsina Net Worth and Salary
Due to his rising popularity and great record sales, August Alsina has a net worth of $5,000,000 as recently reported. Because his sales are getting bigger and bigger and he also earns a lot through endorsements, advertising and sponsorship, he does have a pretty nice income to his name. All we can say is that August made a long way after his routes when he started as kid living in a poverty stricken upbringing.
Partner and Family
August Alsina’s real name is August Anthony Alsina Jr. and he was born to his mother Sheila Alsina and father his father August Alsina Sr. Unfortunately his father died due to his addiction to cocaine and crack and left August and his mom at a young age. The same fate found his stepfather after his father who was also a struggling substance abuser. Sheila moved her family to Huston to get away from this kind of a life but it was all met with her cutting ties to August and him leaving her. August also has three brothers, or rather stepbrothers as they all came from the relationship that Sheila had with Melvin La’Branch. His brothers include Melvin La’Branch III, Travis Labranch, and Jamal Labranch. The oldest brother Melvin was actually shot and killed due to a gang dispute.
August Alsina is not married but he is currently dating Miracle Watts. He and she have been together for already two years but they are not married still. August has never been married nor divorced before and does not have a child with Miracle. But there have been some reports that he has an illegitimate child with an unknown girl. There was a scandal that broke with her posting a pregnant pictures on Instagram and her claiming that the child belongs to August. He denied this claim and has never confirmed any connections with this girl.
August Alsina Age
August Alsina was born in New Orleans on September 3, 1992. This makes him 24 years old currently. Although the dropped out at first when he moved to Houston, the would later return to New Orleans in order to finish highs school
How High and Weight is August Alsina?
August Alsina has a pretty average build. He is tall and is 6’1” tall while his body weight amounts to 70 kg.
Is August Alsina Gay?
Any rumors of August Alsina being gay are not true. He has been constantly related to various woman and affairs that he had thought his career and any indication of him being gay are not true. He has never been married but there are numerous pictures that prove his sexual orientation as he is constantly seen in the company of beautiful woman. These are just some of the perks that come with being a famous musician.
Nationality and Ethnicity
August Alsina was born in America and it makes him an American citizen. His nationality being American also makes him an African-American by his ethnicity.
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