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) October 22, 1992 (age 29)
Plaistow, London, England
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2014–present

Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), better known by his stage name 21 Savage, is an British-born rapper, songwriter and record producer. He is based in Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

21 Savage was shot on his 21st birthday. He was shot six times but lived. His friend, Johnny, died in the shooting. This is the meaning of his stage name "21 Savage".[5]

21 Savage was born in Plaistow, Newham, in London, England. He grew up in the United States, but never became a citizen or permanent resident. In February 2019, he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).[6][7] Officials said that he overstayed his visa illegally when it ended in July 2006.[8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. 21 Savage Opens Up About Dating Amber Rose, First Album Success & Much More, retrieved 2021-07-16
  2. "Meet 21 Savage, Atlanta's Most Respected New Rapper". The FADER. Retrieved 2021-07-16.
  3. "21 Savage – Chart History: Billboard 200".
  4. "Album Review: 21 Savage Shines When He Gets Deep on I Am > I Was". Consequence. 2018-12-26. Retrieved 2021-07-16.
  5. McGregor, Nesta; Blake, Jimmy (February 6, 2019). "21 questions about 21 Savage". BBC News. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  6. ""We got Savage": Rapper 21 Savage describes arrest by ICE". NBC News. Retrieved 2021-07-16.
  7. Brett, Jennifer. "21 Savage's lawyers say ICE "provided incorrect information"". ajc. Retrieved 2021-07-16.
  8. Davies, Gareth (February 4, 2019). "21 Savage, Grammy-nominated rapper who told of his tough upbringing in Atlanta, is actually British". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  9. "ICE is trying to 'intimidate' 21 Savage into leaving the country, lawyer says". NBC News. Retrieved 2021-07-16.

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