- Name: August Alsina
- Age: 25 years old
- Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: Singer
- Net Worth: US $4 Million
- Status: Alive
August Alsina is an American singer and songwriter. He rose to prominence with the single “I Luv This” featuring Trinidad James. His discography include the albums Testimony (2014) and This Thing Called Life (2015). He’s currently signed to Def Jam Recordings. August Anthony Alsina Jr. was born on September 3, 1992 in New Orleans, Louisiana. At age 13, he relocated to Houston, Texas, with his mother Sheila. The move came shortly after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Alsina faced his fair share of hardships and struggles as a child. He dropped out of high school and was homeless at one point. His brother, Melvin, was shot and killed in 2010. The loss served as a wake-up call. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2011.
Alsina drew early inspiration from Lauryn Hill, Usher and Lyfe Jennings. He created his YouTube channel ‘AugustAlsina’ in June 2007 and started out uploading song covers. Initially, he covered songs like “Hypothetically” by Lyfe Jennings, and “Love” by Musiq Soulchild. The channel has since evolved to include original songs ans music videos It now boasts 570K+ subscribers and more than 135 million video views. Alsina’s debut mixtape, The Product, was released in April 2012. It was supported by the track “Sucka” featuring Lloyd. Three more tapes followed August Alsina University (2012), Throwback (2012), and The Product 2 (2013). The latter was hosted by DJ Drama.
Alsina’s debut EP, Downtown: Life Under the Gun, arrived in August 2013. It was released on the labels Radio Killa Records and Def Jam Recordings. The EP peaked at #44 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It was supported by the singles “I Luv This” featuring Trinidad James, and “Ghetto” featuring Rich Homie Quan. ‘I Luv This’ became a hit, peaking at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100. The accompanying music video has been viewed more than 58 million times on YouTube. Alsina’s debut studio album, Testimony, was released in April 2014 by Def Jam. It charted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album featured guest appearances from Jeezy, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Yo Gotti and others. He won the 2014 BET Award for best new artist. He was also named to the 2014 XXL Freshmen class.
Alsina was featured on the song “Hold You Down” from DJ Khaled‘s 8th album, I Changed a Lot (2014). Later that year he collaborated with rapper Kevin Gates on the track “I Don’t Get Tired” from the mixtape, Luca Brasi 2 (2014). Alsina’s second full-length album, This Thing Called Life, was released in December 2015. It sold 41,000 copies during the first week. The album spawned the singles “Hip Hop”, “Song Cry”, and “Why I Do It” featuring Lil Wayne. His 2017 singles include “Lonely” and “Don’t Matter”.
August Alsina stands 6ft tall and he’s of African-American ancestry. He was diagnosed with degenerative eye disease in 2014. His personal net worth is estimated at $4 million. Alsina has three living siblings, Jamal, Travis and Netia. He has been romantically linked to Mandy Williams and Miracle Watts.
August Alsina Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: August Anthony Alsina Jr.
- Birthday: September 3, 1992
- How Old : Age: 25 years old
- Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- How Tall : Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
- Years Active: 2007-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $4 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Alive