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August Alsina

Born and bred from the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, enter into the game August Alsina was born August Anthony Alsina, Jr. on September 3, 1992 is an is an American rhythm and blues singer and recording artist.He had a troubled family life since childhood and both his father and later his stepfather struggled with crack cocaine addiction. Following the 2005 Hurricane Katrina his mother relocated him to Houston, Texas, for a better life. Shortly after that, he lost his father to substance abuse.Although his family was never into music nor inclined towards it, Alsina, intertwined with family problems, found solace in anything musical. Furthermore he got motivated to singing after viewing Lauren Hill’s rendition of ‘His Eyes on a Sparrow’ from American musical comedy film Sister Act 2. He fought with his mother and was kicked out.He returned to New Orleans at just 16 years of age and started attending high school. However, his life became unsettled and as deprivation knocked his door he took to the streets and got involved into drug dealings. it wouldn’t be long before August learned that the addiction to money could be as deadly as the addiction to drugs. Just days before August’s 18th birthday, his older brother was gunned down in New Orleans East, another unsolved murder in one of the nations most dangerous cities.” but not for August. His brother’s death became his motivation to not become a statistic, but to pursue his musical aspirations on an entirely new level.He got noticed by Atlanta based independent American management and production company ‘NNTME MuCo.’, also known as ‘Noontime’ and a result of this, he relocated to Atlanta in 2011 and became more devoted to his musical career.Although an ‘Untitled’ mixtape of Alsina comprising of six acoustic covers came out in October 2011, he released his debut mixtape titled ‘The Product’ in April 2012. It consisted of twelve tracks. The two other mixtapes of Alsina that came out in 2012 were ‘August Alsina University’ and ‘Throwback’.In 2013, he released his single, “I Luv it ,” which reached No. 48 on the US Billboard Charts. After that, he released his second mixtape, The Product 2, in 2013. August released his EP, Downtown: Life Under The Gun, in 2013 and the video for “Hell On Earth” followed. His song, “Ghetto,” featuring Rich Homie Quan, was the most added song on urban radio the week it was released. In 2014, Alsina released his first album, Testimony, which debuted at No. 2.In August 2014, he featured on the cover of ‘XXL magazine’ and was named as part of its 2014 freshmen class. His second studio album titled ‘This Thing Called Life’ released on December 11, 2015. It made its debut on the Billboard at #14 and sold 41,000 copies in the US in the first week.

August Alsina albums

  • Testimony
  • Downtown: Life Under the Gun
  • This Thing Called Life
  • The Product
  • The Product 2
  • August Alsina University
  • Throwback
  • Untitled
  • Accomplishments

  • Won Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award
  • Best New Artist
  • Wins R&B Album of the Year in the 2015 The Boombox Fan Choice Awards.
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