Christopher Wallace is one of the best known American rapper of all time. He became popular under the name, Biggie Smalls. Wallace has successfully made two albums in his lifetime. Unfortunately, Wallace left this world on March 9, 1997. He was killed in a drive-by shoot.
Christopher George Latore Wallace was born as “The Notorious B.I.G (Biggie Smalls)” on May 21, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York. He was only child to Voletta Wallace and Selwyn George Latore. During his teen age, he began rapping and entertain people in his streets.
Christopher Wallace tied knot with Faith Evans, R&B singer on august 4, 1994. They were blessed with two children- Tyanna Wallace and Christopher Wallace Jr. Christopher Wallace Jr. has developed his skills in acting and is now a net worth of $50 million.
Christopher Wallace started his career as a rapper and came into contact with DJ Master Cee. In 1992, He was featured in the source magazine. He was noticed by Sean ‘Diddy’ Comb which got him part in Bad Boy Records imprint. In April 1993, he released his solo track, “Party and Bullshit” lined up by “Flava in Ya Ear” and “Real Love” .
Christopher and Sean Combs released their first album, “Ready to die” in September 13, 1994. This was the first success of Christopher in which he was recognised in the east coast hip hop scene. The album was ranked No.13 in Billboard 200 chart. Wallace started a group-Junior M.A.F.I.A (junior masters at finding intelligent attitudes) with his childhood friends.
In, August 1995, the group released the album Conspiracy. Thereafter, Wallace started efforts for second album, “Life after Death”. Despite of many circumstances, accidents and criminal assault, the album release was planned on March 25, 1997. Despite his death on March 9, “Life after Death” was released on March 25, 1997 as per the schedule. It became popular and ranked one in the billboard 200 chart.
Many posthumous albums were released that include, “Mo money Mo problems”, “Sky’s the limit”, “No way Out”, “Victory” and “missing You”. His works were majorly recognized and certified only after his death. In 1999, his first album, “Ready to Die” was certified 4X Platinum, followed by “Born Again” certification. In 2006 “The Final Chapter” was given 2X Platinum certification.
Wallace entered into Hall of fame with “The king of New York Takes Over” in 1995. He was honored with the Lyricist and Live performer of the year award in august 1995. He also, won the best Rap artist of the year award from Billboard awards. His second album, “Life after Death” was nominated for the rap category in the Grammy Awards.
How much is Christopher Wallace Net Worth
Christopher Wallace is an iconic rapper who was estimated over a net worth of $20 million at the time of his death. But, after the release of his posthumous albums, his net worth was raised to a maximum of $160 million.
Although Christopher is not alive, his family has started “The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation”, a non-profit organization that aims at helping students regarding their education. Christopher Wallace still remains in everyone’s mind and heart because of his contribution to the music industry.