|Tyler The Creator
|Tyler Gregory Okonma
|6 March, 1991
|Ladera Heights, California, United States
|singer, rapper, designer, director, songwriter, and record producer
|2007 till date
Tyler Gregory Okonma is an American singer, rapper, designer, songwriter, record producer, and music video director. You may probably know him by his stage name Tyler The Creator. He is the co-founder of a growing hip-hop collective known as “Odd Future” (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All).
He started his music career by uploading his songs on ‘Tumblr’ which quickly went viral and garnered mass attention.
Tyler self-produced his debut mixtape ‘Bastard’ and soon came up with his debut album ‘Goblin’. Though Tyler had a distressing childhood, he did his best to find solace in making original music from a tender age.
Most of his music continually reflects verses of his adverse past. Tyler The Creator’s worldwide recognition has come as a result of his die-hard attitude toward greatness as an entertainer in the industry.
He has performed in many top television shows such as ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live, ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and ‘The Mindy Project. He is also the host of ‘Camp Flog Gnaw’, the annual carnival which takes place at the Exposition Park in Los Angeles.
He has had the chance of working with big recording brands such as RED Distribution, XL Recordings, and Sony Music Entertainment.
He also owns his own clothing company which also adds up as a source of his wealth. Let’s take you through Tyler The Creator’s biography, personal life, and career journey.
Tyler The Creator’s Early Life
Tyler Gregory Okonma was born on 1991, March 6, in Ladera Heights, California. Having never met his real father, Tyler grew up with his single mother and his only sister by his side.
His father is a Nigerian with Igbo ancestry while his mother is of mixed European-Canadian and African-American descent
During his 12 years as a student, he changed schools almost every year around Los Angeles in the Sacramento area. When he was 14 years old, he decided to learn how to play musical instruments and went ahead to coach himself to play the piano and became a very talented pianist in no time.
He was an introvert in school and only started to get popular in his final years in high school. Before he began his career properly in music, he took up a few entry-level jobs at places like Starbucks and FedEx before he decided to focus on music.
Tyler The Creator’s Career
In 2009, Tyler produced and released his debut mixtape “Bastard”, and quickly started getting popular. In no time, XL Recordings signed him up, and he released his debut album titled ‘Yonkers,’ which was followed by another album ‘Goblin’ in 2010.
Tyler started getting more popular by the day. He was asked to perform for several concerts and shows and including the “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, “MTV Awards”, and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”.
In 2011 Tyler The Creator created his hip-hop group known as “Odd Future” (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) with Jasper Dolphin, Pyramid Vritra, Hodgy, Left Brain, Matt Martians, and also a few others who have since joined. In 2012 the group launched a TV series “adult swim”, which was a 31-episode live-action comedy series.
In 2015 Tyler released his third album ‘Cherry Bomb’ which featured artists such as Lil Wayne, Schoolboy Q, and Kanye West.
Since then, he has released two more studio albums and has collaborated with artists like I Smell Panties, Pharrell, Smith Lacy, ASAP Rocky, Kali Uchis, Earl Sweatshirt, Jaden Smith, and several others.
Tyler also appears in movies and television shows. He is also a video director. Additionally, he also owns his own clothing company which also adds up as a source of his wealth
Tyler The Creator’s Albums
His albums include:
- Goblin (2011)
- Wolf (2013)
- Cherry Bomb (2015)
- Flower Boy (2017)
- Igor (2019)
Awards & Achievements
Tyler has won many accolades for his distinctive efforts and contribution as an artist and performer. In the year 2011 alone, he bagged three awards – an ‘MTV Video Music Award, and two ‘MTV2 Sucker Free Awards.
His first Grammy nomination came in 2013, and in 2014, he was nominated for an ‘MTV Video Music Award. Once again in 2015, he was nominated for an ‘MTV Video Music Award.
To put things in order, through his music, Tyler has won a Brit Award, a Wall Street Journal Award, and an MTV Video Music Award.
Personal Life & Relationships
The celebrity resides in Los Angeles. He purchased his first home after he achieved unexpected success with his album ‘Goblin’. In the same year, he bought his sister and mother home.
Tyler has been involved in a number of controversies, with organizations and magazines citing that his songs’ lyrics are abusive, racial, and disrespectful, especially to women.
In 2016, it was widely speculated that he was dating TV star Kendall Jenner after the two were spotted dining together. However, the pair put matters to rest when they openly stated on their social media platforms that they weren’t dating.
There is no existing record of children which belongs to this man. He has never been married and is currently not in any relationship.
30 years old Tyler is 188cm tall with a body weight of 75kg. His hair and eyes are black in color.
Tyler The Creator Net Worth
Tyler The Creator net worth and worldwide recognition have come as a result of his die-hard attitude towards greatness as an entertainer in the industry.
He has spent most of his professional career working as a singer, rapper, designer, songwriter, record producer, and music video director. He is the co-founder of a growing hip-hop collective known as “Odd Future” (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All”.
Music Aside, he is an actor and television personality. He also owns his own clothing company which also adds up as a source of his wealth.
He resides in Los Angeles in his home where he purchased around $1 million after he achieved unexpected success with his album ‘Goblin’. He also bought his sister and mother a home which is valued at around $1 – $2 million.
Tyler The Creator net worth is estimated at $11 million.