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Born: September 3, 1992 (age 30 years), New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Parents: Sheila Alsina, August Alsina Sr.
Siblings: Melvin La’Branch III, Travis Labranch, Jamal Labranch, Netia La’Branch
Genres: R&B; hip hop
Labels: Shake the World; EMPIRE; Def Jam; Radio Killa;
Birthday: September 3, 1992 (Virgo)
Born In: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Also Known As: August Anthony Alsina Jr.
Age: 30 Years, 30 Year Old Males
Father: August Alsina Sr.
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U.S. State: Louisiana
City: New Orleans, Louisiana
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August Anthony Alsina Jr is an American singer from New Orleans, Louisiana, formerly signed to Def Jam Recordings.
Alsina released his first mixtape The Product in 2012, followed by The Product 2 and his debut extended play (EP) Downtown: Life Under the Gun in 2013, the latter released under The-Dream’s Radio Killa Records and Def Jam Recordings.
Alsina was born on September 3, 1992 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended middle school in New Orleans. Although no one in his family was musically inclined, he was inspired to sing by Lauryn Hill in Sister Act 2.
Alsina first uploaded videos to YouTube in 2007 at age 14, starting with a cover of “Hypothetically” by Lyfe Jennings.
With both his father and stepfather battling crack cocaine addiction, Alsina’s mother moved him to Houston, Texas, in search of a fresh start after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Then, Alsina’s father died.
Alsina had disagreements with his mother at some point and was “kicked out.” After his older brother, Melvin La’Branch III, was shot and killed on August 31, 2010, he became more committed to his music, and relocated to Atlanta in 2011.
In 2015, the singer revealed that he was going blind due to a degenerative eye disease. In 2017, the singer revealed that he suffers from a severe autoimmune disease that attacks his liver.
This illness has led to multiple incidents including a collapse on stage in 2014 which he ended up in a three-day coma.
On July 8, 2019, Alsina updated his health scare. In a video he posted to Instagram, the singer explained that he was hospitalized after suffering a loss of mobility.
“We’re doing a bunch of tests and they’re saying I have some nerve damage going on throughout my body”.
On June 30, 2020, Alsina claimed he was granted permission from Will Smith to be in a romantic relationship with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
The following day, a representative for Pinkett Smith released a statement concerning the claims, referring to them as “absolutely not true.”
However, on July 10, in an episode of her talk show Red Table Talk, alongside Will Smith, Jada revealed that she did have a romantic relationship with Alsina four and a half years prior, when she and Will were separated.
She stated she “got into a different kind of entanglement with August.” Jada and Will denied that Will gave Alsina permission for the relationship, with Jada saying Alsina “would perceive it as permission because we [her and Will] were separated amicably”.
Pinkett Smith further claimed she wanted to “heal” Alsina, but needed to find healing for herself first. She and Will eventually reconciled after she broke things off with Alsina; she says she has not spoken with Alsina since.
After Jada’s use of the word “entanglement” went viral on the Internet, Alsina released a collaboration titled “Entanglements” with rapper Rick Ross on July 19, 2020, in which Alsina sings “You left your man just to fuck with me and break his heart”.
Augusta Alsina was born on September 3, 1992, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to August Alsina Sr. and Sheila Alsina.
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.’
In 2007 he uploaded his first video on YouTube comprising of a cover song of Lyfe Jennings titled ‘Hypothetically’ from the album ‘Lyfe 268-192’.
Thereafter he uploaded many video covers of others including works of Musiq Soulchild and gradually garnered millions of views.
What started as a hobby soon took shape of a career proposition for Alsina. However, as he decided to take up singing as career, a difference of opinion cropped up with his mother who had other plans for him. As a result of this, he was “kicked out” by her.
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.
For a short while he was taken care of by his elder brother Melvin La’Branch III who was also struggling in the streets for a living.
However, following the unsolved murder of Melvin who was shot and killed on August 31, 2010, Alsina took the road to music again to start afresh in life.
He looks after his three nieces Amayila, Kayden and Chaylen – daughters of his late elder brother Melvin La’Branch III who once took care of him. In this way he shows respect and gratitude towards Melvin’s invaluable brotherly love and contributions to his life.
In September 2014 while performing in one of the shows of his first national tour, ‘Testimony Live’, at the Irving Plaza in New York City, he collapsed and was hospitalised and kept in ICU where he went into coma for three days.
He later recovered and was discharged from hospital.
August Alsina aka August Anthony Alsina Jr. is an American singer and songwriter. As of 2023, August Alsina’s net worth is $5 million. He has also made the collaboration with the def jam recordings. In the year 2012, he released his first mixtape.
He generally used to sing the song in R&B and hip-hop genres.