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Based on his words, the success of his first single didn’t affect his life a lot, so he is still an average senior student of Redan High School in his hometown.
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He is an American R&B and hip hop recording artist who became extremely popular in 2015 after introducing “Watch Me”, his debut single, at such well-known platforms as YouTube and Vine. This song is about a dancing craze appreciated by many people all over the world, and it has got its popularity because of its catchy hook and contagious beat."Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)" is the debut single from the 17-year-old rapper from Atlanta. In it, the text that cannot be translated is based on shouts and tunes that denote dance moves and are difficult to verbal decipher. As they write on Tjournal, the song is better to “dance” than “sing”, for which bloggers in Vine fell in love with it, who turned dance into a global meme in the manner of “Harlem Shake” or “Trap Queen”.
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Family: Silento was raised in Atlanta by his mother, aunt and grandmother. His aunt had an important influence on his life, but she wanted him to become a pharmacist, just like her.
Manager: Bolo Da Producer who worked with other popular rappers in the past.
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Sexual Orientation: Silento is straight despite endless rumors about him being gay that he doesn’t comment at all.
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Net worth: As in 2020, Silento has an estimated net worth of $6 million
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Place of living: The rapper was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but now he lives in Stone Mountain with his dear aunt.
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- He keeps getting an allowance from his manager, but its amount is a secret.
- He’s not a pro dancer, but he wants to take lessons.
- The rapper still attends his regular high school with old friends.
- His favorite film is “Rush Hour” with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.
- He wants to start producing movies and acting as soon as possible.
- His next song will be for the ladies, but nothing too soft.
- Silento had his first girlfriend when he was five years old, and she was a teenager.
- He wants to hit up the high school prom, but a date with a celebrity is a must. Reginae Carter, the daughter of Lil Wayne, is a possible candidate.
- He is a good driver who has already got his permit.
- The singer constantly gets messages from older women (over 40 years old) on social media networks, but he is not dating with anyone, as of the end 2015.
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What is the real name of Silento?
His real name is Ricky Lamar Hawk, but his stage name is Silento because he prefers to talk less and do more!
Does Silento have any connection with Illuminati?
Some people claim that he’s just another Illuminati puppet, and this is what explains his sudden and extreme success, but these are only rumors.
What about Silento’s earnings?
The rapper and his manager (producer) keep working with TuneCore to collect all earnings possible from multiple channels, and this means that Silento gets 100% of iTunes download profits, YouTube sound recordings and the ads placed on videos that use his music. Don’t forget about the revenue stream from about 60 countries.
Who is his manager?
Bolo Da Producer is both his manager and producer who used to work with other rappers, such as Doe B, in the past. Silento is careful with the money handled by his producer, and he gets his weekly allowance, but this amount is not revealed.
What is his dream?
The rapper always wanted to become a role model because he wanted to be someone other people copy and look at.
When did Silento start with music?
His first interest in music was shown in the 8th grade.
What is DanceOn all about?
There are many listeners and viewers who decided to follow the dancing instructions given by Silento in his first music video and show off their personal skills. They have contributed to the dance-craze, and it’s so fun to watch their YouTube videos.
Is Silento signed with any recording label?
Yes, he signed a contract with Capitol Records (April, 2015).
Is he a professional dancer?
No, but the rapper wants to learn how to do that professionally.
What are his future plans?
Silento says he wants to participate in the movie industry to produce and act in addition to sticking to his music career.
How did “Watch Me” become popular?
This song was recorded in December, 2014 with Bolo Da Producer, but it was available on YouTube one month later. This track got a few millions streams over the first week, so Silento was signed to his recording company and released the accompanying music video in April, 2015. It was shot in Atlanta and featured the rapper dancing with different dance crews, cheerleaders, fans and other people (this video got record views, too). Silento explains that Nae Nae and the Whip are two different dances, and they inspired him to write “Watch Me”.
His debut single continued to become a real hit, and it got high places in Billboard and other charts the same year. The rapper encourages his fans to keep making their own videos inspired by it, despite this song has already got its official video. It’s interesting that this track was written by Silento fast (during his classes), and he uploaded it on his Instagram and got numerous comments that made him upload it on his YouTube channel. As of 2015, he is signed with Capitol Records and got many awards from fans and critics.
What was his first major live performance?
Silento took part in the 2015 BET Awards ceremony (during his summer break).
What are his musical influences?
They include Justin Bieber, Usher, Future, Gorillaz and others.
Did Silento win any major awards?
In 2015 he was twice nominated (MTV and Teen Choice Awards) for “Watch Me”.
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