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Tory Lanez

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Tory Lanez
Lanez in 2018
Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson[1]

(1992-07-27) July 27, 1992 (age 31)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Other names
  • Argentina Fargo
  • Swavey Fargo
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2009–2023
Height5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Criminal statusIncarcerated
Criminal penalty10 years imprisonment
Date apprehended
October 9, 2020
Musical career

Daystar Peterson (born July 27, 1992), better known by his stage name Tory Lanez, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Lanez was perhaps first recognized for his 2014 mixtape Lost Cause and his single "Say It" (2015). Lanez is signed to Mad Love Records and Interscope Records.[3][4] His single "Say It" peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.[5]

Legal trouble[change | change source]

On July 12, 2020, Lanez was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.[6] While being arrested, he was pulled over in a limo with fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion. Megan exited the car with an injured foot. She said it was because of broken glass but she later said that it was from a bullet.[7]

He denied shooting Megan on his fifth studio album Daystar.[8]

In October 2020, he was charged with felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, personal use of a firearm, and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle.[9] On December 23, 2022, a jury convicted him on three charges. On August 8, 2023, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.[10]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2015 Much Music Video Awards Best Hip Hop Video "Henny in Hand" Nominated
2016 BET Awards[11] Best New Artist Himself
BET Hip Hop Awards[12] Best New Hip Hop Artist
MOBO Awards[13] Best International Act
Soul Train Music Awards[14] Best New Artist
2017 Grammy Awards[15] Best R&B Song "Luv"
Juno Awards[16] Fan Choice Award Himself
Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Rap Recording of the Year "Shooters" Won[17]
2019 NAACP Image Awards Best New Artist Himself Nominated
Juno Awards Fan Choice Award Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Rap Recording Love Me Now? Won
2019 BET Hip Hop Awards Best International Flow Himself Nominated
Juno Awards Fan Choice Award Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Rap Recording Freaky Won
2020 Juno Awards Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Chixtape 5 Nominated
Juno Awards Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Feel It Too Won

References[change | change source]

  1. "Canadian hip-hop artist Tory Lanez faces gun, pot charge in Florida". ctvnews.ca. April 14, 2017 – via The Associated Press.
  2. "Tory Lanez Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More". AllMusic.
  3. http://www.interscope.com/artists/tory-lanez
  4. malbin (31 July 2015). "Tory Lanez Signs To Mad Love/Interscope Records; Releases 'Say It'".
  5. "Tory Lanez - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com. Archived from the original on 2019-01-11. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  6. "Rapper Tory Lanez Arrested After Police Find Concealed Weapon in Vehicle". Variety. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  7. "Megan Thee Stallion says Tory Lanez shot her". CNN. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  8. "Tory Lanez Denies Megan Thee Stallion's Account of Being Shot in a Highly Defensive Surprise Album". Variety. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  9. "Tory Lanez Found Guilty on All Counts in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Trial". Billboard. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  10. "Canadian rapper Tory Lanez sentenced to 10 years for shooting that wounded Megan Thee Stallion". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  11. "The Full List Of BET Award Winners 2016". HipHopDX. June 26, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  12. "Here Are the Nominees for BET's 2016 Hip-Hop Awards". Complex. August 18, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  13. "MOBO Awards 2016 nominations announced: Find out who made the shortlist". Glasgow Live. September 21, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  14. "Drake Leads Soul Train Awards 2016 Nominations". Rap-Up. October 12, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  15. "Here Is the Complete List of Nominees for the 2017 Grammys". Billboard. December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  16. "Juno Awards Nominees 2017: Here's the Full Nominations List". Flare. February 7, 2017. Archived from the original on March 14, 2017. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  17. "Junos 2018: the complete list of winners". CBC News, · March 25, 2018

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