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Wiz Khalifa (born Cameron Jibril Thomaz) was born on September 8, 1987 in Minot, North Dakota but moving all over the globe as his parents were in the military before landing in Pittsburgh.
Wiz Khalifa first got noticed when Rostrum Records president Benjy Grinberg heard his vocals on a mixtape of artists from Pittsburgh eventually signing with them and undergoing a artist development lasting seven years.
Wiz Khalifa put out his first mixtape “Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania” in 2005. Just after he released his first studio album “Show and Prove” released on September 5, 2006 through Rostrum Records, Receiving positive reveiws but only selling ten thousand copies initially, the album also managed to get Khalifa noticed by Rolling Stone magazine, who declared him an artist to watch.
In 2007 Khalifa was picked up by Warner Bros. Records, and put out the single “Say Yeah” which reached the number 20 spot on the Billboard Rythmic Top 40 and number twenty on Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks.
The album “Deal or No Deal” came out on November 24, 2009 through Rostrum Records and after Khalifa left Warner Bros. citing continuous delays as the decisive factor in his departure. The album managed to sell over 167,000 copies in the US to date hitting the number twenty five spot on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and the number ten spot on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart.
On July 30, 2010 Wiz Khalifa confirmed the rumors that he had made the move to Atlantic Records leading to the release of “Rolling Papers” his third studio album was released on March 29, 2011 through Atlantic Records and Rostrum Records debuting at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 selling just under 200,000 copies in the US, managing to become certified gold by the RIAA, featuring the hit single “Black and Yellow” which hit the number one spot in the US on the Billboard Hot 100. The album came out to mixed review from critics who complimented his sound but criticized the subject matter. The album features collaborations with Curren$y, Rick Ross, Too $hort, and Snoop Dogg .
Just a year later Khalifa managed to release another album “O.N.I.F.C.” his fourth studio album, which debuted at the number two spot selling over 131,000 copies in the first week. This album features an even longer list of collaborations than the first, this time featuring 2 Chainz, Akon, Berner, Cam’ron, Courtney Noelle, Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Iamsu!, Lola Monroe, Pharrell, Problem, Tuki Carter, The Weeknd, and Amber Rose. The album hit the number one spot on the Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and number two on the Billboard 200.
Khalifa’s most recent album “Blacc Hollywood” was released on August 18, 2014 through Rostrum Records, Taylor Gang Records and Atlantic Records. The album features appearances by Taylor Gang members Juicy J, Ty Dolla Sign, Chevy Woods, and Project Pat, along with Ghost Loft, ScHoolboy Q, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Curren$y, Pimp C, Nas and Snoop Dogg. The album took the top spot on both the Billboard 200, and Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and sold almost 100,000 albums in the first week.
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