21 Savage

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21 Savage
21 Savage 2018.jpg
Savage performing in Austin, Texas in 2018
Background information
Birth nameShéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph
Born (1992-10-22) October 22, 1992 (age 27)
Plaistow, 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 English rapper, songwriter and record producer currently based in Atlanta in the state of Georgia in the United States.

He 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 also was also nominated for two Grammy Awards. His second album, I Am > I Was, was released in 2018.

Abraham-Joseph 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".[1]

Abraham-Joseph 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). Officials said that he overstayed his visa illegally when it ended in July 2006.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. McGregor, Nesta; Blake, Jimmy (February 6, 2019). "21 questions about 21 Savage". BBC News. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  2. 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.

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