21 Savage

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21 Savage
Savage performing in Austin, Texas, in 2018
Savage performing in Austin, Texas, in 2018
Background information
Birth nameShéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph
Born (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 29)
London, England
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2012–present
Labels
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born 22 October 1992), known professionally by his stage name 21 Savage, is a rapper, songwriter and record producer. He is based in Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia.[3][4][5]

21 Savage started his career in 2014. He has released two mixtapes, two extended plays and two solo studio albums. He released his first album, Issa Album, in 2017. The album's lead single was "Bank Account". He was featured on Post Malone's single "Rockstar" in 2017. The song reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was also nominated for two Grammy Awards. His second album, I Am > I Was, was released in 2018.[6]

On his 21st birthday, 21 Savage was shot six times by two assailants, but survived. His friend, Johnny, died in the shooting. This is the meaning of his stage name "21 Savage".[7]

21 Savage was born in Plaistow, Newham, in London, England and grew up in the United States, but never became a citizen nor permanent resident. He was expelled from middle school for bringing a gun. He was involved in multiple robberies. In February 2019, he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).[8][9] Officials said that he overstayed his visa illegally when it ended in July 2006.[10][11]

References[change | change source]

  1. Pementel, Michael (26 December 2018). "21 Savage Shines When He Gets Deep on I Am > I Was". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on 27 July 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  2. "21 Savage Whispering Like the Ying Yang Twins Makes for an Incredible Song". Rolling Stone. 2 November 2018. Archived from the original on 25 July 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  3. 21 Savage Opens Up About Dating Amber Rose, First Album Success & Much More, archived from the original on 16 July 2021, retrieved 16 July 2021
  4. "Meet 21 Savage, Atlanta's Most Respected New Rapper". The FADER. Archived from the original on 20 June 2021. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  5. "21 Savage – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Archived from the original on 7 June 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  6. "Album Review: 21 Savage Shines When He Gets Deep on I Am > I Was". Consequence. 26 December 2018. Archived from the original on 16 July 2021. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  7. McGregor, Nesta; Blake, Jimmy (6 February 2019). "21 questions about 21 Savage". BBC News. Archived from the original on 14 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  8. ""We got Savage": Rapper 21 Savage describes arrest by ICE". NBC News. Archived from the original on 21 February 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  9. Brett, Jennifer. "21 Savage's lawyers say ICE "provided incorrect information"". ajc. Archived from the original on 9 February 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  10. Davies, Gareth (4 February 2019). "21 Savage, Grammy-nominated rapper who told of his tough upbringing in Atlanta, is actually British". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 4 February 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  11. "ICE is trying to 'intimidate' 21 Savage into leaving the country, lawyer says". NBC News. Archived from the original on 6 February 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2021.

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