Cameron Jibril Thomaz
September 8, 1987
Minot, North Dakota, U.S.
|Education||Taylor Allderdice High School|
(m. 2013; div. 2016)
|Origin||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Member of||TGOD Mafia|
Cameron Jibril Thomaz (born September 8, 1987 in Minot, North Dakota), known by his stage name, Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. His stage name comes from Khalifa, an Arabic word meaning "successor", and wisdom, which was shortened to Wiz when Khalifa was a young boy.
He released his first album, Show and Prove, in 2006. He signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His Eurodance-influenced single "Say Yeah" received urban radio airplay and entered the Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot Rap Tracks charts in 2008.
In November 2009, Khalifa released his second album, Deal or No Deal. He released the mixtape Kush and Orange Juice as a free download in April 2010. He then signed with Atlantic Records.
He is also well known for his first single for Atlantic, "Black and Yellow". The single peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. His fist album for Atlantic, Rolling Papers, was released on March 29, 2011. Khalifa's fourth album O.N.I.F.C. followed on December 4, 2012. It included the singles "Work Hard, Play Hard" and "Remember You".
Khalifa released his fourth album Blacc Hollywood on August 18, 2014, featuring the lead single "We Dem Boyz". In March 2015, he released the song "See You Again" for the soundtrack of the movie Furious 7. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks.
Discography[change | change source]
Albums[change | change source]
|2006||Show and Prove|
|2009||Deal or No Deal|
|2018||Rolling Papers 2|
Singles[change | change source]
|2010||Black and Yellow|
|2015||See You Again|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Exclusive interview: hip hop phenomenon Wiz Khalifa". Brotha Ash Productions. March 18, 2006. Retrieved November 18, 2010.
- ↑ Richards, Dave (September 18, 2008). "He'll make it hot Archived 2009-01-13 at the Wayback Machine". Erie Times-News. Retrieved on September 18, 2008.
- ↑ "Rising rap Wiz kid's got the right mix". Boston Herald('the edge' Boston Herald.Com). August 6, 2010. Retrieved August 8, 2010.
- ↑ "Pre-Order Rolling Papers". Wiz Khalifa. Archived from the original on February 23, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
- ↑ "Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' Leads Hot 100 for 10th Week". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
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