How Old is Soulja Boy

Soulja Boy is 33 years old as he was born on the 28th of July 1990. The American rapper is only in his 30s, but he has achieved a lot.

Soulja Boy has several chart-topping singles and albums to his name. He also owns a record label and a fashion line, and also maintains a huge online presence. In 2016, he signed a mouthwatering deal to be a representative for World Poker Fund Holdings, a builder and operator of online and event-based social gaming platforms and imprints.

Soulja Boy’s Bio

  • AGE: 33
  • BIRTHDAY: 28th of July 1990
  • BIRTHPLACE: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • ETHNICITY: African-American
  • FATHER: Tracy Way
  • MOTHER: Carlisa Way
  • SIBLINGS: three including John Way and Deion Jenkins (who died in a car crash in 2011)

Soulja Boy is Originally From Chicago, Illinois

Soulja Boy is 33 years old. He was born on the 28th of July 1990. His birthplace is Chicago, Illinois, and he is an American citizen. His ethnicity is African-American. Soulja Boy’s real name is DeAndre Cortez Way. He hails from a family of six. His father’s name is Tracy Way while his mother’s name is Carlisa Way. He has three brothers, including John Way and Deion Jenkins (who died in a car crash in 2011).

He Grew Up in Atlanta and Began Rapping as a Child

Soulja Boy spent the first six years of his life in Chicago before his family relocated to Atlanta. He spent the next eight years there and was majorly shaped by the city. Soulja Boy fell in love with rap as a child growing up in Atlanta and put a lot of effort into his craft. He impressed his father with his abilities and his father provided a recording studio for him.

Soulja Boy released his first musical tracks at the age of 15, in November 2005. He shared his songs on digital platforms such as SoundClick, YouTube, and Myspace. His songs attracted decent buzz and this encourages him to continue pursuing his music career.

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Soulja Boy Released His First Album at the Age of 17

The American rapper released his first album at the age of 17 (in October 2017). The album was titled and had 14 tracks. Amongst the most popular ones were Crank That (Soulja Boy), Soulja Girl, and Donk.

Soulja Boy’s first album was well-received by fans. It reached No. 4 on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The lead single, Crank That, also topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and the US Hot Rap Songs.

Since that debut album, Soulja Boy has dropped nine more studio albums. They are iSouljaBoyTellem (2008), The DeAndre Way (2010), King Soulja 3 (2014), Loyalty (2015), Best to Ever Do It (2018), Young Draco (2018), Big Draco (2021), Big Draco 2 (2021), and Big Draco 3 (2022).

These albums have spurned hit songs such as Kiss Me Thru The Phone and Turn My Swag On. Soulja Boy has sold tens of millions of copies of his albums digitally and has made millions of dollars in revenue.

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He Won His First Award at the Age of 17

Soulja Boy won his first award at the age of 17. This was at the 2007 edition of the BET Hip-Hop Awards where he won the award for Best Hip-Hop Dance. The award was in recognition of his highly popular dance for his Crank That song. The dance helped to fuel the popularity of the song on social media and beyond.

The rapper has also won other awards such as the Social Verified Award at the 2019 BET Social Awards and Patiently Waiting: Mississippi at the 2007 Ozone Awards. The Social Verified Award was for his social media comeback. The Patiently Waiting: Mississippi Award is given out to regional artists on the verge of breaking. It is safe to say that Soulja boy eventually broke through.


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