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T-Pain is an American singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer. He released his fírst album, Rappa Ternt Sanga in 2005. Two years later, his second album Epiphany followed. This album did a lot of good for T-Pain net worth as it reached first position on the US Billboard 200 chart. He released Thr33 Ringz in 2008, and is known for his string of hit singles, including Buy U a Drank, I’m Sprung, 5 O’Clock, I’m ‘n Luv, Bartender, Can’t Believe It, and more. For all his efforts, T-Pain has earned a list of awards, including two Grammy Awards, alongside artists Jamie Foxx and Kanye West respectively.
Faheem Rasheed Najm, alias T-Pain, was born to Aliyah Najm and Shasheem Najm, on September 30, 1985, in Tallahassee Florida. Although he grew up in a staunch Muslim family, he never had particular interest in the concepts of religion when he was young. He grew up in the company of his younger sister A’pril, and two older siblings, Hakim and Zakiyyah. Although he had interest in music as a young child, he found himself in a family with below average income, which made it impossible for his parents to afford afford quality music education for him. One time, his father gifted him a keyboard which was found on the side of the road.
This state of lack never deterred his dreams of making music. By the time he was 3, he began to visit the studio regularly, further sparking his interest in rap music. At 10, he started to experiment with making music after converting his bedroom into a mini music studio, with a beat machine, a keyboard, and a four-track recorder.
At the completion of high school, T-Pain had become seriously interested in his prospect of becoming a musician. He started to push this agenda forward and his career started progressing when he was 19 years old in 2004.
T-Pain has made a bulk of his wealth from his lucrative professional career as a rapper and singer whose journey started in 2004 after he graduated from high school. T-Pain proceeded by joining the rap group Nappy Headz and shot to almost instant success, recording a cover of Akon’s globally popular song Locked Up. On seeing his effort, Akon was impressed and signed Pain to his label, Konvict Muzik. However, the song had brought T-Pain the attention of other record labels which offered him many lucrative deals. On seeing this, Akon promised Pain a good future ahead and went on to become the young musician’s mentor.
Under the new record label, T-Pain net worth started to gain weight starting from when he released the song I’m Sprung in August 2005. The song was an instant hit and found its way to the 8th spot on the music chart of the Billboard 100. It also appeared on the top spot of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. T-Pain net worth continued to experience yield as he continued to get more popular. He dropped his first album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, in December 2005. It peaked at spot 33 on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart. It sold over 500 thousand units and earned a gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In 2006, T-Pain joined Zomba Label Group. In collaboration with Jive Records and Konvict Muzik, he released his second album in June 2007, titled Epiphany. The album sold more than 171,000 copies in the first week, and even topped the Billboard 200 chart. Song singles from the album, like Bartender and Buy U a Drank got to the top spots on many charts. After the release of his 2nd album, T-Pain started getting features in other artists’ singles. He worked with the likes of DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Kanye West, and R Kelly. Kanye West’s Good Life featuring T-Pain won a Grammy Award in the Best Rap Song category in 2008.
Following his success, T-Pain established his own record label in 2006 which he called ‘Nappy Boy Entertainment.’ Under his label, he released the album Thr33 Ringz in collaboration with stars such as Lil Wayne, Rocco Valdes, and Akon.
The album which was released in November 2008 was an instant success. It got to the 4th spot on ‘Billboard 200’ chart, with several singles from the album, such as Freeze and Can’t Believe It becoming chart-toppers.
Throughout this time, T-Pain was featured in singles from albums of other rappers, such as Go Hard by DJ Khaled, One More Drink by Ludacris, and Cash Flow by Ace Hood. He eventually began to appear on TV shows such as Saturday Night Live and Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing songs from his albums.
His 2008 collaboration with fellow rapper Lil Wayne was a big plus. Forming a duo called T-Wayne, they released a self-titled mixtape in their first venture together. Pain’s fourth studio album RevolveR was released in December 2011, but it did not attain significant success despite sincere efforts by the rapper to promote his album. This led him to take a 6-year break before the release of another album Oblivion in 2017. The album received abysmal reception, getting to the 155th spot on ‘Billboard 200’ chart.
His latest album till this day, titled 1Up, was also mediocre in terms of success and only managed to attain spot 115 on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart.
T-Pain net worth has also gained interest from his income as an actor. He has appeared in films such as Visual Reality, Good Hair, and Lottery Ticket among several others.
Although he has been nominated for a list of awards, some of which he eventually won, T-Pain will likely be most recognized for winning two Grammy Awards; one in 2008, and another two years later in 2010.
In 2003, before he became successful, T-Pain married his girlfriend, Amber Najm, who he has been with for many years. Together, they have three children – Lyriq, Muziq, and Kaydnz.
T-Pain Net Worth
As of 2020, T-Pain net worth is estimated to be $35 million dollars. He has made his wealth through his career as a Grammy Award winning singer and rapper, and as an actor who has appeared in a number of movies and television series.