Big Baby D.R.A.M is the American rapper. His estimated net worth is almost 2 million dollar.
On the arena of rapper and singer, Big Baby D.R.A.M is a famous name. He was born on 3rd August 1988, and his original name is Shelley Marshaun Messenburg-Smith. Though he was born in Germany, he spent maximum time of his adolescent years at Hampton, Virginia. As his mother was in the military, he was mainly raised by his grandparents and he spent most of his times with them. As he was growing, he used to grow a sense of music, and the responsibility falls on his staying with his grandparents.
His grandparents used to visit the local church regularly, and little Shelley followed them. During his youth, he used to take part in the local church chorus and was an active member of it. From childhood, he used to listen to different types of music. When he was at his eighth grade, he started writing a rap for the first time.
When he was in the senior class of his high school, things become more serious. He was requested by one of his friends attend now-defunct mall located at Hampton, where the duo established a small recording booth in the mall. There they invested making in their own creation and started recordings. It was their sheer talent and skill that soon own the owner of the studio.
D.R.A.M got interested in creating music and rapping from an early age. He got the sense of music from his childhood which ultimately turned him into the most popular rapper of America. He started his first recording with his friend in a booth at a mall where he impressed the owner of the studio. But, that was only a flicker of fire. There was much time before being worldwide famous.
After being graduated, D.R.A.M took a job in various call centers so that he could make him financially stable. But, that never hampered his musical passion. It was his years at Kentucky State University when he finally chose his way of passion and dropped his course in the University. His dedication towards music soon brought success when released his debut mixtape, ‘#1EPICSUMMER’. It featured only a single number, ‘Cha Cha.’ As soon as it was included on the Cleveland R&B Radio Station 107.9 FM, and it became regionally hit. The craze of this song was so much that Beyonce Knowles also made her version of this song.
This hit number gave a flight to the career of D.R.A.M but, there was still time to touch the sky. It was in the year 2015 when he released the single, ‘Broccoli’ and got worldwide recognition. It was featured with his contemporary rapper Lil Yatchy, the song was considered for the 87th rank on the Billboard Hot for 100, and in the second week, it got on the 65. Not only that, but the song also got the top rank of the Hot R&B and Hip Hop Songs chart and also secured number 22 on the Mainstream Top for 40 chart.
The success of ‘Broccoli’ wasn’t limited only to the US. The song soon gets a place on the blockbuster chart of other countries, like Sweden, Belgium, Australia, Netherlands, Portugal, France, Czech Republic and Slovakia. This song was no-doubt; D.R.A.M’s best-selling song till date with the video being watched more than 217,000,000 views on YouTube. The success of ‘Broccoli’ can be understood by another statistics; within one month of release, 1,100,000 copies have been sold off ‘Broccoli’ within America.
After this huge success of ‘Broccoli,’ D.R.A.M came up with his two singles, ‘Cute and Cash Machine, but those didn’t match the popularity of its predecessor. D.R.A.M released the second EP, ‘Google Play: Live at the Milk Jam Room’ on July 15, 2016. It was ended up by securing the place of number37 on the Billboard Top 200.
Within few months, D.R.A.M released his very first full album with the name ‘Big Baby D.R.A.M’ through Empire and Atlantic Records. After the release, it got the rank 12 on the Billboard Top R&B and Hip Hop chart and number 19 on the Billboard Top 200.
D.R.A.M is not a married man. Moreover, there is no rumor regarding his relationship with someone. Hopefully, he is only concentrating on his career now.
Full Name- Shelley Marshaun Messenburg-Smith
Date of Birth: 3rd August 1988
Popular as: D.R.A.M
Net Worth: 2 million dollars