Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, singer, record producer, television personality, entrepreneur and actor. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and featured on Dre’s solo debut, “Deep Cover” and then on Dre’s solo debut album, The Chronic. He has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide. On November 19, 2018, Snoop Dogg was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Birth Name

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.

Nickname

Snoop Doggy Dogg, Bigg Snoop Dogg, The Doggfather, Snoopzilla, Snoop Lion, DJ Snoopadelic

Profession

Rapper, Record Producer, Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Activist

Genre

Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Reggae

Instrument

Vocals

Label

Atlantic, Death Row, Interscope Records, Doggystyle, No Limit, Priority, TVT, Capital, Star Trak, Geffen, Rostrum, Mad Decent, Vice, RCA, Stones Throw, i am OTHER, Columbia Records

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Snoop Dogg was born on October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California, United States.

Age

He is currently 47 years old.

Sun Sign

Libra

Ethnicity

Black

Religion

Rastafari Movement

In 2012, he converted from Muslim to a Rastafari movement after a trip to Jamaica.

Education

Snoop did schooling from Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, California.

Family Details

  • Father – Vernell Varnado (Vietnam veteran, singer, mail carrier)
  • Mother – Beverly Broadus (née Tate)
  • Siblings – He has one older brother and one younger.
  • Others – Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Sr (Stepfather), Ray J (First Cousin) (Singer, rapper, record producer), Brandy Norwood (First Cousin) (Recording Artist, actress), Sasha Banks (Cousin) (Professional Wrestler), Nate Dogg (Cousin) (Rapper)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Snoop Dogg dated –

  • Shante Taylor (June 12, 1997 – May 21, 2004; January 12, 2008 – Present) – Snoop married his longtime girlfriend, Shante Taylor, on June 12, 1997. The couple filed for divorce in May 2004 but eventually continued their wedding vows on January 12, 2008. They have three children – sons Cordé (born August 21, 1994) and Cordell (born February 21, 1997), and daughter Cori (born June 22, 1999).

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 193 cm
  • In meters – 1.93 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 85 kg
  • In Pounds – 187 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 39-14-32
  • Chest – 39 inches
  • Biceps – 14 inches
  • Waist – 32 inches

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Black

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

Snoop Dogg wears a size 12 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Rapping in the West Coast hip-hop scene and for being one of Dr. Dre‘s most notable protégés.

Album Debut

Snoop Dogg released his debut studio album titled Doggystyle on November 23, 1993, under Death Row Records. The album debuted at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, selling almost 1 million copies in its first week. Overall, the album sold over 11 million copies in its full run. The album spawned hit singles “What’s My Name?”, “Gin and Juice”, and “Doggy Dogg World” and received 4x platinum from RIAA. As of 2018, Dogg has released sixteen studio albums, four collaborative albums, seventeen compilation albums, two extended plays, twenty mixtapes, 127 singles.

Film Debut

Snoop made his acting debut by playing a minor role as Scavenger Smoker in the 1998 film, Half Baked. This was his cameo appearance. That same year, he had his first proper role as Kool Kitty Kat in the film Caught Up.

Television Debut

In 1997, he appeared in a TV sitcom called The Steve Harvey Show as himself in the episode titled “I Do, I Don’t”.

Brand Endorsements

Snoop has endorsed several brands and products, including Adidas Originals, Chrysler 300, Orbit Gum, Metro PCS Samsung Galaxy 4G, “Serious Pimp” clothing line, “iFizzle” iPhone Application, Pepsi Max, Vybe Mobile and several of his own business ventures.

Snoop Dogg Favorites

  • Favorite Food – Chicken Wings
  • Favorite TV Program – The Tudors (2007)
  • Favorite Color – Black
  • Favorite Sports – Football, Basketball
  • Favorite Band – Thrash Metal, Metallica
  • Favorite Basketball Teams –  Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Favorite Football Teams – USC Football,  Pittsburgh Steelers

Snoop Dogg Net worth

Snoop Dogg has an estimated net worth of $135 million as of 2019.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Snoop Dogg

  • Snoop Doggy Dogg is the previous stage name of rapper Snoop Dogg.
  • His father, Vernell Varnado, left the family soon after his birth and so he was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr.
  • He was arrested for possession of cocaine and was frequently in and out of prison during his teens.
  • He took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg and worked on Dr. Dre’s debut solo album The Chronic. During this time, he released his debut album Doggystyle to tremendous success.
  • Snoop is good friends with Cameron Diaz and David Beckham.
  • In 1994, he won the MTV Video Music Awards in the category ‘Best Rap Video’ for the song ‘Doggy Dogg World’.
  • In 2000, Snoop directed Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, a pornographic film produced by Hustler followed by Snoop Dogg’s Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp in 2002.
  • Snoop launched his own production company, Snoopadelic Films, in 2005. He produced the film, Boss’n Up, which was inspired by Snoop Dogg’s album R&G, starring Lil Jon and Trina.
  • Snoop runs his own new digital media business, Merry Jane, that focuses on news about marijuana.
  • As an avid sports fan, Snoop supports his hometown teams Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, and USC Trojans, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Snoop is a certified football coach and has been the head coach of his son Cordell’s youth football teams and the John A. Rowland High School team.
  • Snoop has won 2 Adult Video News (AVN) awards for Best Music soundtrack & Top Selling Tape for the pornographic film, Doggystyle in 2001.
  • In December 2013, Snoop performed at the annual Kennedy Center Honors concert, honoring jazz pianist Herbie Hancock.
  • In November 2015, he starred in an Old Navy TV commercial together with Kumail Nanjiani and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
  • In January 2016, a Change.org petition was created in the hopes of having Dogg narrate the entire Planet Earth series. The petition comes after Snoop narrated a number of nature clips on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • In March 2016, he was inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame.
  • In March 30, 2016, Broadus was reported to be considering purchasing the famed soul food restaurant chain Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles out of bankruptcy.
  • In April 2016, Snoop Dogg performed “Straight outta Compton” and “Fuck tha Police” at Coachella, during a reunion of N.W.A. members Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and MC Ren.
  • In May 27, 2018, Snoop Dogg set the Guinness World Record for the largest Paradise cocktail. Concocted at the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival, the “Gin and Juice” drink measured over 132 gallons and “contained 180 bottles of gin, 154 bottles of apricot brandy and 38 jugs of orange juice”.
  • Visit his official website @ snoopdogg.com.
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