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Snoop Dogg Biography, Family, Wife, Music, Children, Awards and Worth

Snoop Dogg Biography

Snoop Dogg, an American rapper and actor was born as Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. on October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California.

He is the son  to Vernall Varnado, a Vietnam veteran, singer, and mail carrier, and his wife, Beverly Broadus.His biological father Vernall left the family soon after Calvin’s birth and thus Calvin was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr.

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From an early age, he had a keen interest in singing, rapping and playing piano.Snoop’s music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre of N.W.A, and as a result Snoop was featured on Dre’s solo debut, Deep Cover.

Broadus Jr. made his stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg soon as he started recording with Dr.Dre.  Snoop Doggy Dogg then collaborated with fellow rap artist Tupac Shakur in the 1996 single 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted a song that would turn out to be one of Shakur’s last songs while alive as he was shot 6 days later.

In 2004, Snoop signed to Geffen Records/Star Trak Entertainment which produced several tracks for Snoop’s 2004 release R&G -Rhythm & Gangsta: The Masterpiece. Drop It Like It’s Hot, the first single released from the album, was a hit and became Snoop Dogg’s first single to reach number one on the charts.The same year, another album The Hard Way, which included the single ‘Groupie Luv’ ,was also released.

He released several albums in the following years such as ‘Ego Trippin’ in 2008, Malice n Wonderland in 2009 and ‘Doggumentary in 2011.

In terms of his acting career he has appeared in a starring role in movies such as ‘The Wash’ in 2001 and ‘Bones’ in 2001 and ‘Mac and Devin Go to High School’ in 2012. He also had various supporting and cameo roles in several films including ‘Half Baked’ released in 1998, ‘Training Day’ in 2001, ‘Starsky & Hutch’ from 2004 and ‘Brüno’ which was released in 2009.

The talented musician has gone ahead to release more music hits including hangover featuring in singer Psy.

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Snoop married his high school sweetheart, Shante Taylor, on June 12, 1997 but On May 21, 2004, he filed for divorce from her citing irreconcilable differences.The couple however renewed their wedding vows on January 12, 2008.

Snoop Dogg Children

Snoop Dogg and his high school sweetheart have three children together: sons Cordé who is 22 years old and Cordell who is at 20 years and daughter Cori who is 18 years old.

Snoop Dogg Awards

Snoop Dog has won numerous awards which include: American Music Awards, APRA Music Awards, AVN Awards, BET Awards, BET Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards,Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, Billboard Year-End Chart Awards, International Dance Music Awards, MOBO Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and several others.

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