Wiz Khalifa began his fame in the music industry when the president of Rostrum Records, Benjy Grinberg, heard his mixtape with other Pittsburgh artists.
He eventually released his own mixtape titled Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania in 2005. Then, he launched an album called Show and Prove a year after that.
Warner Bros. Records asked him to join their label in 2007. Khalifa’s single with them was Say Yeah and peaked at number 20 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks.
In 2010, he launched a mixtape titled Kush and Orange Juice and it became the number 1 trending topic on Twitter.
Khalifa launched a single Black and Yellow in the same year. The single ranked #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
In 2011, his album called Rolling Papers was released and sold almost 200,000 copies within the first week of release. He won the 2011 BET Awards for Best New Artist.
Throughout his career, he received many reputable awards, such as Billboard Music Award and Teen Choice Awards.
He also collaborated with other famous artists, such as Maroon 5 on Payphone and Charlie Puth for See You Again, the soundtrack of Furious 7, which led him got a nomination for Best Original Song at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards.
- Full name: Cameron Jibril Thomaz
- Stage name: Wiz Khalifa
- Nickname: Little Queer
- Born: September 8, 1987, in North Dakota, USA
- Nationality: American
- Religion: Islam
- Profession: Rapper, singer, songwriter
- Education: Taylor Allderdice High School
- Hobbies: Rapping
- Parents: Laurence Thomaz (Father) and Peachie Wimbush (Mother)
- Sibling: Dorien Lala Thomaz
- Girlfriend: Aimee Aguilar
- Facebook: @wizkhalifa
- Twitter: @wizkhalifa
- Instagram: @wizkhalifa
- TikTok: @wizkhalifa
- YouTube: Wiz Khalifa Official
- This rapper smokes marijuana daily.
- Khalifa’s favorite food is turkey burgers.
- His go-to musicians are Cam’ron and Mumford & Sons.
- He likes listening to Ugly God’s song, Booty from a Distance.
- The singer is a massive fan of Pittsburgh’s sports teams, including Pittsburgh Power (Soccer) and Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB).
- When he was a child, he had lived in different countries, such as the United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany.
- Eventually, he settled in Pittsburgh, US, with his mother.
- He began writing songs when he was 9 years old.
- In 2010, this rapper was named MTV’s hottest breakthrough MC of the year.
- The magazine XXL listed him as the Top 10 Freshman.
- He married Amber Rose in July 2013 but divorced in 2015.
- In 2013, his son with Amber Rose named Sebastian Taylor Thomaz was born.
- As of 2014, he has been endorsed by a cannabis company The Cookie Company, and no longer pays for marijuana.
- His relationship with Carla Howe was revealed after they made a sex tape together.
- His song with Charlie Puth titled See You Again got three nominations at the 2016 Grammy Awards for Song of the Year, Best Song Written for Visual Media, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
- In 2017, he started training Brazilian jiu-jitsu with a former Pan American Champion, Rigan Machado.
- Forbes magazine named him as one of the Top-Earning Hip-Hop Acts in 2017.
- He dated a Canadian model with vitiligo, Winnie Harlow, in 2018.
- During the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020, he hosted a virtual charity with an online fundraising platform.
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Wiz Khalifa Photos
1. Wiz wears a square pattern shirt
2. What do you think of this star pattern?
3. He often shares a post of him smoking marijuana
4. Khalifa is topless during his performance
5. Look how happy he is!
Wiz Khalifa is a rapper who is full of talent. No wonder his singles often become a hit on the market.