Biography

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971) is an American music icon who has grown into a leading brand since being featured on Dr. Dre‘s solo debut single, Deep Cover

He is known professionally by the monikers, Snoop Dogg and Snoop Lion. He is a rapper, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur. 

Snoop Dogg has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and has received 17 Grammy nominations. He is the founder of Doggy Style Records and the owner of Death Row Records.

American rapper

Snoop Dogg
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Wiki Facts & About Data
Real Name: Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.
Stage Name: Snoop Dogg
Born: 20 October 1971 (age 50 years old)
Place of Birth: Long Beach, California, United States
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: 1.93 m
Parents: Beverly Tate, Vernell Varnado
Siblings: Bing Worthington
Wife • Spouse: Shante Broadus (m. 1997)
Girlfriend • Partner: Laurie Holmond (ex.)
Children: Cordell Broadus, Corde Broadus, Julian Corrie Broadus, Cori Broadus
Occupation: Rapper • Actor
Net Worth: US$160 million

Early Life

Snoop Dogg was born on the 20th of October, 1971, to Beverly Tate (mother) and Vernell Varnado (father). He was named Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., after his stepfather – Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr. He was born in Long Island Beach, California. He is a brother to Bing Worthington.

This is because three months after Snoop Dogg‘s birth, his father Vernell Varnado left the family and was absent throughout his life. Vernell Varnado was a Vietnam War Veteran, singer, and mail carrier. He was the second child and son of his mother. He has two brothers. Snoopy‘s nickname was due to his fondness for a character (with the same name) in the Cartoon, Peanuts

His mother and stepfather, Cordozar Calvin Broadus Sr., divorced in 1975. Snoop Dogg had picked up an interest in music from a young age and started singing at the Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church. He also learned how to play the piano during his childhood. 

Education

Snoop Dogg studied at a public-owned elementary and high school in California. 

He is an alumnus of Long Beach Polytechnic High School

Career

In November 1993, Snoop Dogg released his debut studio album titled Doggystyle. The album was produced by Dr. Dre and released under Death Row Records. The album was a huge success, selling 800,000 copies in its first week and was number one on Billboard 200 and Billboard Top R&B/ Hip Hop Albums. 

By 1994, Doggstyle was certified quadruple platinum by RIAA. This was made possible by the album’s many hit singles, such as, What’s My Name? and Gin & Juice. He released a soundtrack for the short film, Murder Was The Case in 1994. Snoop Dogg was also cast in the film. 

Encouraged by the success of his debut full-length project, Snoop Dogg began work on a second album. His sophomore album, The Doggfather, was released in 1996. This project also did well in the music market and climbed to number one spots on Billboard 200 and Billboard Top R&B/ Hip Hop Albums. 

He left Death Row Records in 1998 and signed a record deal with No Limit Records. He released three albums under the record label. They are Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998), No Limit Top Dogg (1999), and Tha Last Meal (2000). After that, he signed a record deal with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records. He released his sixth studio album, Paid Tha Cost to Be da Boss, in 2002. The record label released his albums, Malice ‘n Wonderland in 2009 and Doggumentary in 2011. 

By 2004, Snoop Dogg had joined the Geffen Records family and released three albums under the music imprint. The albums are R&G: The Masterpiece, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, and Ego Trippin’. He released his first gospel album, Bible Of Love, after his conversion to Christianity in 2018. His 17th studio album, I Wanna Thank Me, was released to the thrill of fans in 2019. 

In 2022, Snoop Dogg decided to go into music entrepreneurship and acquired the record label Death Row Records from MNRK Music Group. He released the album BODR under the label. EMI Records once hired him to serve as the Chairman of Priority Records

Social Media

Snoop Dogg has over 20.1 million followers on Twitter and over 73.4 million followers on Instagram. 

  • Twitter handle: @SnoopDogg
  • Instagram handle: @snoopdogg

Personal Life

On the 12th of June 1997, Snoop Dogg tied the knot with his high school girlfriend, Shante Broadus. After almost seven years of being married, the couple’s union was faced with challenges. Snoop Dogg filed for divorce in May 2004, and they got separated. However, in a twist of fate, the couple remarried in January 2008. 

Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus have three children, two sons, and a daughter. Their children are Corde Broadus (born in 1994), Cordell Broadus (born in 1997), and Cori Broadus (born in 1999). Cordell Broadus is a former footballer and a filmmaker. 

He also has another son named Julian Corrie Broadus, from a relationship with Laurie Holmond. Julian Corrie Broadus was born in 1998. 

Snoop Dogg is first cousins with music acts Brandy and Ray J. He is also a cousin of female WWE professional wrestler Sasha Banks

Net Worth

He is one of the biggest rappers in the United States. Snoop Dogg has an estimated net worth of US$160 million.





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