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Snoop Dogg's Personal Details

Snoop Dogg is an American rapper and actor who emerged as one of the best-known figures in gangsta rap during the 1990s

InformationDetail
BirthdayOctober 20, 1971
NationalityAmerican
FamousAfrican American Men, African American Singers, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Rappers, ISTP
City/StateCalifornia
Nick namesSnoopy, Calvin
SpousesShante Broadus
Known asCordozar Calvin Broadus Jr.
Childrens Corde Broadus, Cordelle Braudus, Cori Broadus, Julian Corrie Broadus
Universities
  • Long Beach Polytechnic High School
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Doggystyle Records
Birth PlaceLong Beach
Height193cm
GenderMale
FatherVernell Varnado
MotherBeverly Tate
Net Worth$143 million
Sun SignLibra
Born inLong Beach
Famous asActor

// Famous African American Men

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Who is Snoop Dogg?

Calvin Broadus, famously known by his stage name ‘Snoop Dogg’, is an American rapper and actor who became one of the best-known figures in gangsta rap during the 1990s. Although he has received much recognition as a singer, Snoop has also appeared in numerous films and television dramas throughout his career. Born in the United States, he enjoyed singing and rapping from a young age but was jailed several times as a teenager in cases of drug possession before he decided to pursue a career in hip-hop seriously. Eventually, his talent was spotted by the famed producer-rapper Dr. Dre, and Snoop’s debut album ‘Doggystyle’ was released which introduced him to the world of music. With singles such as “Who Am I (What's My Name)?” and “Gin and Juice”, he became famous for his laid-back rapping style and his name became synonymous with gangster rap of the 1990s. Over the years, he has continued his success with numerous hit albums such as ‘The Doggyfather’, ‘No Limit Top Dogg’, ‘R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece’ and ‘Doggumentary’. In his illustrious career, Snoop has also appeared in numerous movies and has been a frequent guest on television shows. Throughout his life, he has also been accused of several criminal activities but was later acquitted of all the charges. An exemplary artist, his music and trouble with the law have kept him in the headlines ever since the beginning of his career

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Childhood & Early Life

He was born as Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California, to Vernall Varnado, a Vietnam veteran, singer, and mail carrier, and his wife, Beverly Broadus. But Vernall left the family soon after Calvin’s birth and thus Calvin was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr.

From an early age, he had a keen interest in singing, rapping and playing piano. In 1989, he graduated from the Long Beach Polytechnic High School.

Shortly after graduating from high school, he was arrested after being found in possession of drugs and was frequently in and out of the prison for the next three years.

During this period, he and his cousins recorded homemade tapes, calling their group ‘213’. One of his early solo freestyles over En Vogue's “Hold On” was heard by the influential producer Dr. Dre, who then invited him to an audition.

Career

At the beginning of his career, Broadus took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg, and began working with Dr. Dre on Dre's debut solo album, ‘The Chronic’, which was very well received. Later in 1993, Snoop Dogg released his debut album ‘Doggystyle’ which became quite a success.

In 1996, his second album, ‘Tha Doggfather’, was released and although the album met with positive acclaim, it was not as successful as its predecessor.

In 1998, he signed with Master P's No Limit Records and debuted on the label with ‘Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told’. In the following years, his other albums titled ‘No Limit Top Dogg’ (1999) and ‘Tha Last Meal’ (2000) were released.

In 2002, he released the album ‘Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$’ which featured the hit singles “From tha Chuuuch to da Palace” and “Beautiful”.

In 2004, his album‘R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece’ was released which featured the single “Drop It Like It's Hot”. The same year, another album ‘The Hard Way’, which included the single “Groupie Luv” was also released.

His 2006 album titled ‘Tha Blue Carpet Treatment’ and its second single “That's That Shit” were well received by critics. He released several albums in the following years such as ‘Ego Trippin' (2008), ‘Malice n Wonderland’ (2009), and ‘Doggumentary’ (2011).

In 2012, he adopted a new stage name, Snoop Lion. In March 2013, his documentary titled ‘Reincarnated’ was released and the following month, his new studio album of the same name was released.

He has appeared in a starring role in movies such as ‘The Wash’ (2001) and ‘Bones’ (2001) and ‘Mac and Devin Go to High School’ (2012). He also had various supporting and cameo roles in several films including ‘Half Baked’ (1998), ‘Training Day’ (2001), ‘Starsky & Hutch’ (2004), and ‘Brüno’ (2009).

He has also appeared in several television programs such as the sketch comedy show ‘Doggy Fizzle Televizzle’, and reality show ‘Snoop Dogg's Father Hood’.

Major Works

The first released single “Drop It Like It's Hot” from his 2004 album ‘R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece’, was one of his most successful works. It reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Snoop's first US No. 1 single.

Awards & Achievements

In 1994, he received the Billboard Music Award in three categories; ‘Top Billboard 200 Album Artist - Male’, ‘Top R&B Album Artist’, and ‘Top R&B Album Artist - Male’.

In 1994, he won the MTV Video Music Awards in the category ‘Best Rap Video’ for the song ‘Doggy Dogg World’.

In 1995, he won the American Music Award for the ‘Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist’.

In 2005, he was given the ‘International Dance Music Award’ in the ‘Best Rap/Hip-Hop Dance Track’ category for his song ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’.

He has also won several other awards including the ‘MOBO Award’, ‘Source Award’, ‘Stony Award’, and ‘Urban Fashion Award’.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 1997, Snoop Dogg married his high school sweetheart, Shante Taylor. The couple has three children together: two sons, Cordé and Cordell, and a daughter named Cori.

In 2004, Dogg filed for divorce from Shante, citing irreconcilable differences. Four years later, the couple renewed their wedding vows in January 2008.

Net Worth

Snoop Dogg has an estimated net worth of $135 million.

// Famous Actors

Snoop Dogg awards

YearNameAward

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2002Best CameoTraining Day (2001)

MTV Video Music Awards

2015Best Art DirectionSnoop Dogg: So Many Pros (2015)
1994Best Rap VideoSnoop Doggy Dogg: Doggy Dogg World (1994)

Snoop Dogg biography timelines

  • // 20th Oct 1971
    He was born as Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California, to Vernall Varnado, a Vietnam veteran, singer, and mail carrier, and his wife, Beverly Broadus. But Vernall left the family soon after Calvin’s birth and thus Calvin was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr.
  • // 1989
    From an early age, he had a keen interest in singing, rapping and playing piano. In 1989, he graduated from the Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
  • // 1993
    At the beginning of his career, Broadus took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg, and began working with Dr. Dre on Dre's debut solo album, ‘The Chronic’, which was very well received. Later in 1993, Snoop Dogg released his debut album ‘Doggystyle’ which became quite a success.
  • // 1994
    In 1994, he received the Billboard Music Award in three categories; ‘Top Billboard 200 Album Artist - Male’, ‘Top R&B Album Artist’, and ‘Top R&B Album Artist - Male’.
  • // 1994
    In 1994, he won the MTV Video Music Awards in the category ‘Best Rap Video’ for the song ‘Doggy Dogg World’.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, he won the American Music Award for the ‘Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist’.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, his second album, ‘Tha Doggfather’, was released and although the album met with positive acclaim, it was not as successful as its predecessor.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, Snoop Dogg married his high school sweetheart, Shante Taylor. The couple has three children together: two sons, Cordé and Cordell, and a daughter named Cori.
  • // 1998 To 2000
    In 1998, he signed with Master P's No Limit Records and debuted on the label with ‘Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told’. In the following years, his other albums titled ‘No Limit Top Dogg’ (1999) and ‘Tha Last Meal’ (2000) were released.
  • // 1998 To 2009
    He has appeared in a starring role in movies such as ‘The Wash’ (2001) and ‘Bones’ (2001) and ‘Mac and Devin Go to High School’ (2012). He also had various supporting and cameo roles in several films including ‘Half Baked’ (1998), ‘Training Day’ (2001), ‘Starsky & Hutch’ (2004), and ‘Brüno’ (2009).
  • // 2002
    In 2002, he released the album ‘Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$’ which featured the hit singles “From tha Chuuuch to da Palace” and “Beautiful”.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, his album‘R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece’ was released which featured the single “Drop It Like It's Hot”. The same year, another album ‘The Hard Way’, which included the single “Groupie Luv” was also released.
  • // 2004
    The first released single “Drop It Like It's Hot” from his 2004 album ‘R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece’, was one of his most successful works. It reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Snoop's first US No. 1 single.
  • // 2004 To Jan 2008
    In 2004, Dogg filed for divorce from Shante, citing irreconcilable differences. Four years later, the couple renewed their wedding vows in January 2008.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he was given the ‘International Dance Music Award’ in the ‘Best Rap/Hip-Hop Dance Track’ category for his song ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’.
  • // 2006 To 2011
    His 2006 album titled ‘Tha Blue Carpet Treatment’ and its second single “That's That Shit” were well received by critics. He released several albums in the following years such as ‘Ego Trippin' (2008), ‘Malice n Wonderland’ (2009), and ‘Doggumentary’ (2011).
  • // 2012 To Mar 2013
    In 2012, he adopted a new stage name, Snoop Lion. In March 2013, his documentary titled ‘Reincarnated’ was released and the following month, his new studio album of the same name was released.

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Snoop Dogg's FAQ

  • What is Snoop Dogg birthday?

    Snoop Dogg was born at 1971-10-20

  • Where is Snoop Dogg's birth place?

    Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach

  • What is Snoop Dogg nationalities?

    Snoop Dogg's nationalities is American

  • What is Snoop Dogg nick names?

    Snoop Dogg's nickNames is Snoopy, Calvin

  • Who is Snoop Dogg spouses?

    Snoop Dogg's spouses is Shante Broadus

  • Who is Snoop Dogg childrens?

    Snoop Dogg's childrens is Corde Broadus, Cordelle Braudus, Cori Broadus, Julian Corrie Broadus

  • What was Snoop Dogg universities?

    Snoop Dogg studied at Long Beach Polytechnic High School

  • Which company or organization was founded by Snoop Dogg?

    Snoop Dogg was the founder/co-founder of Doggystyle Records

  • How tall is Snoop Dogg?

    Snoop Dogg's height is 193

  • Who is Snoop Dogg's father?

    Snoop Dogg's father is Vernell Varnado

  • Who is Snoop Dogg's mother?

    Snoop Dogg's mother is Beverly Tate

  • What is Snoop Dogg's sun sign?

    Snoop Dogg is Libra

  • How famous is Snoop Dogg?

    Snoop Dogg is famouse as Actor