Juice Wrld is a popular American rapper, singer and songwriter whose breakout song All Girls Are the Same scored him a $3 million record deal. Known for his genre-wide style of music, Juice Wrld has released other songs including Legends and Lucid Dreams. His music encompasses not only hip-hop but also RnB, emo rap and cloud rap as well. Juice is currently posited among fast-rising artists, waiting to take the world by storm and as he gears up to do that, let’s take a look at his profile.
Juice Wrld Biography (Age)
Jarad Higgins was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 2, 1998. His parents got divorced when he was at the age of three, thus, Wrld was raised by his mother along with his older brother.
He attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School after the family moved to Homewood, Illinois and grew up listening to rock and pop music since his religious and conservative mother wouldn’t let him listen to hip-hop. He took piano, guitar and drum lessons and played the trumpet for his school’s band while in school. All these grew his passion for music and propelled the course of his career in entertainment.
Juice Wrld took interest in rapping at freshman year of high school but started taking it more seriously in his sophomore year. He first used the name Juicethekidd on his first track Forever, which was released on SoundCloud in 2015. He later adopted his current stage name, Juice Wrld, inspired by his admiration of late rapper Tupac Shakur and the movie Juice – which also featured Janet Jackson. According to him, the name represents taking over the world.
Wrld uploaded majority of his tracts on SoundCloud via his cell phone, during his sophomore year in high school. His passion for music was so intense, he couldn’t retain a factory job he got more than two weeks before he got himself fired.
Nevertheless, the lad with good lyrics multiplied his audience after he joined the Internet Money and released his debut full-length EP, 9 9 9, with the breakout song “Lucid Dreams” on June 15, 2017.
The same year, precisely December 2017, Juice Wrld’s three-song EP Nothings Different was released. It was long before his track, “All Girls Are the Same” gained huge popularity on the internet, mostly due to heavy exposure on several hip-hop blogs. By February 2018, its music video was released, earning him a $3 million deal with Interscope Records.
All Girls Are the Same received wide praises and was named Best New Music by the online magazine, Pitchfork. It became Wrld’s first entry on a Billboard chart at number 92 of the Hot 100, while his single Lucid Dreams peaked at number 3 on the Billboard and one of 2018 biggest streamed songs.
Wrld matched these successes with the release of his first studio album Goodbye & Good Riddance, on May 23, 2018. Shortly after the death of rapper Lil Peep and XXTentacion, Juice Wrld released a two-song EP, Too Soon…, as a tribute to the young budding artistes whose lives were cut short.
The single, Legends, from the EP made it to number 65 on the chart. His other songs and album include Goodbye & Good Riddance which debuted at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100; “Wasted” is his first single featuring a collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert; and Motions. Wrld has worked on an album with Travis Scott, featuring on the song No Bystanders which later peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The young rapper announced his first WRLD Domination tour on July 20, 2018, with other acts Lil Mosey and YBN Vrodae. During his first late night TV debut on August 8, 2018, Wrld performed the song Lucid Dreams for the live audience. His style of music is described as freestyle and genre-wide, largely influenced by other famous artists like Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan and of course, Tupac.
Juice Wrld Net Worth
Considering he’s garnered huge popularity in his few years into the entertainment industry, Juice Wrld is already raking in a pretty sum of money. But as we mentioned earlier, his signed deal with the Interscope Records is worth a whopping sum of $3,000,000 (2018), making him a million at the age of 19.
Therefore, his net worth is estimated to be just that, for now. But of course, that does not include his music sales, since one thing is certain, the stipulated net worth is bound to skyrocket if his musical talent is of any indication.
As for his height, Juice Wrld is not an overly tall man. He simply got the average American male height of 5’10” (1.78 m).
Wrld live with his girlfriend Alexa in Los Angeles. It isn’t clear when they started dating, but he once expressed his affection for her on Twitter saying he loves his gf [girlfriend] as well as his fans and hoped they continue to stand by him as he grows and achieves the goal he has always wanted.
Is He Dead?
On whether Juice Wrld is dead, we say the rising star rapper is alive and soaring to a greater height of his career. Although some of his tweets indicate his anxiety moods, whether that is due to post-stage performance or something he suffered since childhood, is what we are yet to confirm.