Who is T-Pain and what is his net worth 2018? T-Pain is an American singer who has given several hits. His album, Epiphany reached the number 1 spot in Billboard 200 chart. He is also the founder of his record label ‘Nappy Boy Entertainment’ and has featured in more than 50 chart toppers between the period of 2006 to 2010. The rapper cum singer has made a pretty fortune after his success. He is best known for the songs “Bartender”, “5 O’ Clock”, “I’m Sprung”, “Buy U a Drank”, and “I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper)”. The style of music that T-Pain does is called ‘Hard & B’ and he uses software Logic Pro and GarageBand to create his own rhythms.
T-Pain’s real name is Faheem Rashad Najm, and he was born in Tallahassee, Florida on September 30, 1985. His parents are Aliyah Najm and Shasheem Najm who was an entrepreneur. He adopted the stage name T-Pain as Tallahassee Pain as he experienced a lot of hardship during his stay in the city. When he was three years old he got an opportunity to spend time in the recording studio of gospel jazz artist Ben Tankard.
He began to pursue singing when he was too young. He transformed his bedroom into a recording studio when he was ten years old by putting in a four-track recorder, a beat machine, and a keyboard. He graduated from James S. Rickards High School in Tallahassee, Florida. He is also sometimes referred as Teddy Pain, Nappy Boy, and Teddy Penderazzdown. T-Pain was raised as a Muslim, but he always detested it as an organised religion.
In 2003, T-Pain married Amber Najm, and together they have three children. They have a daughter named Lyriq, and two sons named Kaydnz Kodah and Muziq and they reside in Atlanta. T-Pain is an avid gamer and has got many tattoos which are in the form of internet memes. T-Pain loves collecting cars and has got many of them.
In 2004, T-Pain joined the Nappy Headz, a rap group and recorded the song ‘I’m Fucked Up’ which was the cover version of Akon’s ‘Locked Up’. Akon signed him to his label Kovict Muzik. T-Pain’s first music album Rappa Ternt Sanga was released in December 2005. It was a gold certified album and reached sales of 500,000 units. The single “I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper)” peaked at Number 5 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Another album Epiphany was released in June 2007. Epiphany was a huge success and sold over 819,000 records in the US alone. His single “Buy U a Drank” was the No. 1 song in various chart lists. The second single ‘Bartender’ which featured Akon also peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. His third album was under his own production company and was titled Thr33 Ringz. The album also featured various other artists like Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Ciara, Kanye West, Chris Brown and DJ Khaled. In 2009, his album ‘Take Your Shirt Off’ was released. This was followed by his fourth studio album RevolveR. His fifth studio album Stoicville: The Phoenix was released in 2013.
T-Pain has won 2 Grammy Awards out of 12 nominations. He has also been nominated for the American Music Awards in 2007. Other awards won by him include BET Awards, BMI Awards, Peoples’ Choice Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
T-Pain Net Worth
As an accomplished rapper, the 31-year-old have achieved stardom and accumulated good wealth. T-Pain’s estimated net worth is $40 million. There has been a considerable gain in his net worth after his career got officially started. Apart from singing, he also writes and produces songs. Between 2016 and 2017 his earning was $3 million. T-Pain’s Tallahassee mansion is worth $1.32 million. T-Pain also earns good by venturing into other business. He created his own app “I Am T-Pain” for iPhone users. He was also seen as Frylock in Aqua Teen Hunger Force. His film debut was in the movie ‘Lottery Ticket’.
T-Pain has been known to use Auto-Tune for his vocals. This has influenced other artists like Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West. He has appeared as Stevie Wonder in the YouTube series Epic Rap Battles of History. His songs have dominated the Billboard charts throughout his career.