ASAP Rocky

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ASAP Rocky
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Mayers at South by Southwest, 2019
Born
Rakim Athelaston Mayers

(1988-10-03) October 3, 1988 (age 34)
New York City, U.S.
Other namesLord Flacko
EducationBayard Rustin Educational Complex
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • record executive
  • model
  • director
  • actor
Years active2007–present
AgentWilliam Morris Endeavor
Partner(s)Rihanna (2020–present)[1]
Children1
AwardsFull list
Musical career
OriginHarlem, New York City, U.S.
Genres
Labels
Member ofASAP Mob
Websitewww.tstng.co

Rakim Athelaston Mayers[2] (born October 3, 1988), known professionally as ASAP Rocky (stylized as A$AP Rocky; /ˈsæp/, AY-sap), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. In August 2011, Rocky's single "Peso" was leaked online and made him popular. His popular mixtape Live. Love. A$AP debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2013. It earned him a BET Award nomination for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. He is a member of the hip hop collective ASAP Mob.

In May 2021, Rocky revealed during an interview with GQ that he was dating Barbadian singer Rihanna.[3] On January 31, 2022, People reported that the couple is expecting their first child.[4]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

BET Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2012[5] Himself Best New Artist Nominated
2013[6] Best Male Hip-Hop Artist Nominated
Video Director of the Year Nominated
"Fuckin' Problems" Video of the Year Nominated
Best Collaboration Won
Viewer's Choice Nominated

BET Hip Hop Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2012 Himself Rookie of the Year Nominated
Best Live Performer Nominated
Made-You-Look Award Nominated
"Goldie" Best Hip Hop Video Nominated
LIVE.LOVE.A$AP Best Mixtape Nominated
Himself (with Sam Lecca) Video Director of the Year Nominated
2013[7] Himself (with A$AP Ferg) Nominated
"Fuckin' Problems" (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar) Best Collaboration, Duo or Group Won
Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
People's Champ Award Nominated
Best Club Banger Nominated
Himself Made-You-Look Award Won
2014[8] Nominated
2015 Nominated
2016 Nominated

Grammy Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2014[9] "Fuckin' Problems" Best Rap Song Nominated
2016 "LSD" Best Music Video Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2012[10] "Goldie" Best Editing Nominated
2013[11] "Fuckin' Problems" Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
2015 "L$D" Best Editing Nominated
2020 "Babushka Boi" Best Art Direction Nominated

World Music Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2014[12] Himself World's Best Male Artist Nominated
World's Best Entertainer of the Year Nominated
World's Best Live Act Nominated
"Fuckin' Problems" World's Best Song Nominated
World's Best Video Nominated
Long. Live. ASAP World's Best Album Nominated

References[change | change source]

  1. Sanchez, Chelsey; Park, Sabrina; Mackelden, Amy (January 31, 2022). "Everything We Know About Rihanna and A$AP Rocky's Relationship". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
  2. Anwar, André. "Es wird eng für den US-Rapper ASAP Rocky in Stockholm". Augsburger Allgemeine (in German). Archived from the original on July 25, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  3. "ASAP Rocky confirms what everyone knew: He and Rihanna are in love". Los Angeles Times. 2021-05-19. Archived from the original on August 13, 2021. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  4. VanHoose, Benjamin; January 31, Georgia Slater. "Rihanna Is Pregnant! Singer and Fashion Icon Expecting First Baby with A$AP Rocky". PEOPLE.com.
  5. "106 & Park: A$AP Rocky – Best New Artist Nomination". BET. Archived from the original on May 29, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  6. "Beyoncé and Kanye West Lead BET Awards' 12 Nominations". Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  7. "Kendrick Lamar Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations | Rap-Up".
  8. "Here Are the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominees". Complex Networks.
  9. "Jay Z Tops 56th GRAMMY Nominations With Nine". GRAMMY.com. November 6, 2013.
  10. "Best Editing 2012 MTV Video Music Awards". MTV. Archived from the original on August 4, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  11. Montgomery, James (July 17, 2012). "2013 MTV Video Music Awards: The Nominations Are In!". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  12. "World Music Awards :: Vote". World Music Awards. Retrieved 2 May 2014.