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Tory Lanez - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson, who’s more known by his stage name Tory Lanez, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

He rose to prominence by releasing mixtapes such as Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story (2013) and Lost Cause (2014).


With various mixtapes and self-directed recordings, Tory took steady steps toward his stardom during the first half of the 2010s.

His 2014 mixtape Lost Cause became a huge hit after he uploaded it on YouTube. His slow jam Say It and the Grammy-nominated song Luv from the album were the source of multi-platinum hits.

Because of his huge success, Tory was signed by Interscope Records and Mad Love Records.

His breakthrough came when he released his first proper album I Told You in 2016. The album made it to a Top Ten hit in Canada and the U.S.

In 2020 Tory came back with an album Daystar and secured a position within the Top Ten Canadian and U.S. charts.

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  • Real Name: Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson
  • Stage Name: Tory Lanez
  • Nickname: Tory
  • Birthday: July 27, 1992
  • Birthplace: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Religion: Christian
  • Professions: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
  • Education: Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School
  • Hobbies: –
  • Facebook: Tory Lanez Official
  • Twitter: @torylanez
  • Instagram: @natashabassett
  • TikTok: @torylanez
  • YouTube: Tory Lanez Official

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances 

  • Height: 170 cm (5’7”)
  • Weight: 68 kg (150 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: –


  • Father: Sonstar Peterson
  • Mother: Luella Peterson
  • Brother: Suheyb Ali Isse
  • Sister: –
  • Children: Kai

Girlfriend & Dating History


Tory and Trina, who’s a Miami-based rapper, were linked together in around 2014 to 2015. There were reports that the two dated.

However, years later in 2023, Trina clarified the speculations during her appearance in Caresha Please podcast, by stating that he had a crush on her but their relationship never took anywhere further than that.

Kaylin Garcia 

Tory was rumored to date Kaylin Garcia, who appeared on Love & Hip Hop reality TV show, in 2017.

Their alleged relationship came to surface when there were reports that the pair attacked Celina Powell, a model, who speculated to he Tory’s former girlfriend.

Bria Myles 

In 2017, Tory posted a cute picture of him with Bria Myles, Drake’s former girlfriend. In the picture, they can be seen lying down together and he touched her stomach, so fans speculated that she might be pregnant.

However, neither side has ever addressed the rumor so it most likely is not true.

Kash Doll 

Tory began dating Kash Doll in May 2018. However, their short-lived romance only lasted until August that year.

It is not known why they chose to separate with each other.

Megan Thee Stallion 

Tory and Megan Thee Stallion were rumored to date each other in around 2020, as they were seen multiple times together.

Many believed they also spent most time during the COVID-19 pandemic in one another’s houses.

That being said, he allegedly shot her in her foot in July 12th, after having argument inside an SUV car.

After the incident, he still stated that they were “still friends” while she referred to him as someone who is “genuinely crazy.”

Iggy Azalea

In 2022, Tory was linked to Iggy Azalea. The rumors swirled around for months.

However, no clarification has ever came out from both sides and they have not say anything regarding their alleged romance.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated his net worth to be around $1 million to $5 million. He seems to earn his income primarily from his music career as a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.


Sentenced to 10-year Prison Due to Shooting Megan Thee Stallion

In July 2020, Tory was convicted on charges related to the incident where he shot Megan Thee Stallion in the foot.

He was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison in December 2022.


  • Tory is known for his crazy antics in front of an audience which includes swinging from stage equipment, climbing the walls, and an impromptu group surf session.
  • He comes from Ontario, Canada. However, he moved to Florida U.S.A. toward the start of his teenage years when he fostered an interest in rap music.
  • Tory’s friend gave him the stage name ‘Lanez’ because of Tory’s troublemaker tendencies where he used to run into the streets and play in the lanes without checking the traffic first.
  • His mother died from an uncommon illness when he was still young. Music is what helped him through his difficult situation.
  • At a young age, he had to live on the roads for around three years. Over time, he found his passion for hip hop.
  • Tory’s father is from Barbados, while his mother was from the Caribbean island, Curacao.
  • He turned into a renowned rapper before he was even endorsed by a record label.
  • Tory is motivated by senior artists like Brandy and R. Kelly.
  • He is old buddies with American rapper Meek Mill.
  • Tory considers his music style swavey. Swavey means that he can rap, sing, and do numerous other music-related stuff at the same time.
  • His ideal type is…

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  • Alone at Prom (2021)
  • Daystar (2020)
  • Chixtape 5 (2019)
  • Love Me Now? (2018)
  • Memories Don’t Die (2018)
  • I Told You (2016)


  • 2020 Juno Award – Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year – Feel It Too
  • 2019 Juno Award – Rap Recording – Freaky
  • 2018 Juno Award – Rap Recording – Love Me Now?
  • 2017 Juno Award – Rap Recording of the Year – Shooters


  • 2020 Juno Award – Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year – Chixtape 5
  • 2019 Juno Award – Artist of the Year 
  • 2019 Juno Award – Fan Choice Award 
  • 2019 BET Hip Hop Award – Best International Flow 
  • 2018 Juno Award – Artist of the Year 
  • 2018 Juno Award – Fan Choice Award 
  • 2018 NAACP Image Award – Best New Artist 
  • 2017 Juno Award – Breakthrough Artist of the Year 
  • 2017 Juno Award – Fan Choice Award
  • 2017 Grammy Award – Best R&B Song – Luv
  • 2016 Soul Train Music Award – Best New Artist 
  • 2016 MOBO Award – Best International Act  
  • 2016 BET Hip Hop Award – Best New Hip Hop Artist 
  • 2016 BET Award – Best New Artist 
  • 2015 Much Music Video Award – Best Hip Hop Video – Henny in Hand


“I’m not a hater. I’ve expressed this before.”

“I’m not a singer. I’m not an R&B singer. I’m an artist.”

“I’m a very cultural person, and Canada is a very cultural place.”

“I’m definitely more of a rockstar than anything.”

“Swavey, it puts more than one genre of music together. That’s the approach I have with all music I do.”

“I have a lot of fans, but a lot of people don’t know who I am.”

“People have to remember this – I’ve literally been going at this music thing since my mother passed away.”

“Hip-hop is a contact sport.”

“I try to make music, all kinds of music, whether it be singing or rapping.”

“There’s a different energy at one of my shows than anybody else’s.”


Who is Tory Lanez?

He is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Who is Tory Lanez’s real name?

His real name is Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson.

What makes Tory Lanez famous?

He rose to prominence by releasing mixtapes such as Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story (2013) and Lost Cause (2014).

Where is Tory Lanez from?

He was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

How old is Tory Lanez?

He was born in 1992, and he is 33 years old as of 2025.

When does Tory Lanez celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 27th of every July.

How tall is Tory Lanez?

His height is 5’7″ or 170 cm.

Who are Tory Lanez’s parents?

His father’s name is Sonstar Peterson and his mother’s name is Luella Peterson.

Is Tory Lanez married?

He is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether he is in a relationship or not.

Who is Tory Lanez’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriends are Kash Doll and Megan Thee Stallion. He also used to be rumored to date Trina, Kaylin Garcia, Bria Myles, and Iggy Azalea. 

How rich is Tory Lanez?

His net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Tory Lanez’s nationality?

His nationality is Canadian.

The multitalented rapper, Tory Lanez, has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry and his passion for music has positively inspired those around him.