Who Is Quavo?
Quavious Keyate Marshall, better known by his stage name Quavo, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and music video director.
Quavo is best known for his involvement with the hip-hop/trap trio, Migos. He cofounded the group and is also its current frontman. Other Migos members include Takeoff and Offset. Quavo is related to all Migos members. He is Offset’s cousin and Takeoff’s uncle.
Migos has since released four studio albums. They include Yung Rich Nation (2015), Culture (2017), Culture II (2018), and Culture III (2021).
Quavo has also enjoyed moderate success outside of Migos. He has been featured on four singles, all of which peaked within the top #10 of the Billboard Hot 100. On October 12, 2018, Quavo released his debut solo studio album, titled Quavo Huncho. The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200.
Quavo is also noted for his collaboration with Travis Scott. The duo released their 2017 album, titled ‘Hunch Jack, Jack Huncho.’ The album peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200. Outside of the music industry, Quavo has graced several television shows, mostly appearing as himself. Examples include the shows Atlanta (2016), Star (2018), and Black-ish (2019).
|Full Name:||Quavious Keyate Marshall|
|Birth Date:||April 2, 1991|
|Parents:||Edna Marshall, father unknown|
|Birth Place:||Athens, Georgia, United States|
|Education:||Berkmar High School|
|Marital Status:||Single but recently in a romantic relationship with fellow rapper Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper (known by her stage name Saweetie)|
|Net Worth:||USD 30 million|
|Source of Wealth:||Album & Record Sales, Songwriting, Record Producing, Music Video Directing, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||5′ 10″ (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||73 kg; In pounds: 160 lbs.|
Early Life and Career Information
Quavious Keyate Marshall was born on April 2, 1991, in Athens, Georgia, United States, to Edna Marshall. Not much is known about his father, except that he died when Quavious was only four years old. Quavo’s mother was a hairdresser.
Quavious Keyate Marshall attended Berkmar High School. Marshall played American football while in high school. He was Berkmar’s starting quarterback during the 2009 season, which was also his senior year. However, Quavo dropped out of Berkmar months before his graduation despite completing the football season.
Quavo kicked off his music career in 2008. He teamed up with fellow rappers Offset and Takeoff to found the hip-hop/trap group, Migos (originally known as Polo Club). On August 25, 2011, Migos released their first mixtape titled Juug Season. They followed with a second mixtape on June 1, 2012, titled No Label.
Migos rose to prominence in 2013 following the release of their single “Versace.” The song’s popularity was widely attributed to Canadian rapper Drake, who remixed and shared it. “Versace” peaked at #99 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached the #31 spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
On July 31, 2015, Migos released their debut studio album, titled Yung Rich Nation. They’ve since followed up with three other albums, namely Culture (2017), Culture II (2018), and Culture III (2021).
But Quavo doesn’t credit his entire success in the music industry to his involvement with the Migos trio. The rapper has also enjoyed moderate success as a solo artist. He released his debut lead single as a solo artist, titled “Champions.” The song, which featured numerous other artists, peaked at #71 on the Billboard Hot 100. Quavo has also been featured in numerous smash hits, including “I’m the One” and “No Brainer” by DJ Khaled, as well as “Congratulations” by Post Malone and “Portland” by Drake.
On October 12, 2018, Quavo released his debut studio album and his only album to date, titled Quavo Huncho.
Quavo has also appeared in numerous television shows over the years. Examples include:
• Atlanta (2016)
• Saturday Night Live (2018)
• Star (2018)
• Black-ish (2019)
• Ballers (2019)
• Narcos: Mexico (2020)
Awards and Honors
Quavo has received 1 American Music Award and 2 Teen Choice Awards
Quavo’s Net Worth
Quavo has enjoyed an illustrious music career, both as a solo artist and as a member of Migos. As of 2023, the rapper had a net worth of $30 million.
Quavo’s debut studio album, Quavo Huncho, debuted at #66 on the U.S Billboard 200. On August 19, 2019, the album earned a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with cumulative album-equivalent sales of over 500,000 units in the United States alone.
Quavo’s albums with Migos have also performed exceptionally well.
Migos debut studio album, Yung Rich Nation, peaked at the #17 position in the US Billboard 200. The group’s second album, Culture, peaked at #1 on the US Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the RIAA. Culture II also peaked at #1 on the US Billboard 200. It has since been certified double platinum by the RIAA.
Besides singing and rapping, Quavo also earns from songwriting, record producing, and music video directing.
Lessons from Quavo
1. Keep busy as you endeavor to discover your passion
While in high school, Quavo wasn’t already sure that he would become a rapper. But he didn’t idle about while waiting to discover his passion. Instead, he involved himself in various constructive activities, including playing football.
2. Involve your family in your pursuits
Quavo may not have known his father, but he has kept the rest of his family close to him. That explains why all other Migos members happen to be his cousin.
3. Bloom where you’re planted
Very few artists have managed to excel both solo and as members of music groups. Quavo is undoubtedly among the talented few.
Famous Quotes by Quavo
• People want to know where I’m going, and I just don’t ever know.
• Wealth is just consistency… I don’t want to be rich. I want to be wealthy.
• Our music attracts the people that we rap about and make music about, and they come out and actually do it.
• I’m just willing to try different things. But you gotta keep it all making sense.
• Smile through the pain, never let them see you down.
Quavo is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and music video director with a net worth of $30 million.
The rapper earned his wealth from his involvement with the hip-hop/trap trio, Migos, as well as from his moderately successful solo career.