Have you ever wondered what Cordae’s net worth is?
Cordae is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter who’s made quite a name in the music industry in six years. He was included in the 2019 XXL Freshman list. Cordae made collaborations with famous artists, including Lil Wayne, Anderson Paak, Chance the Rapper, Lil Mosey, and Logic.
As of May 2023, his net worth sits at $3 million. In this article, we’ll explore everything you need to know about Cordae’s journey and how he gained success.
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Cordae’s mother was 16 years old when she gave birth to him on August 26, 1997, in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He’s named Cordae Amari Dunston by birth. His mother raised him together with his grandmother.
When Cordae turned five years old, they moved to South Carolina. Three years later, his family moved to Suitland, Maryland. At a young age, he had already found an interest in music.
In fact, his passion for music came from his father, who’s a huge fan of Eminem, 50 Cent, Nas, and Big L.
In 2015, Cordae attended Westlake High School in Waldorf, US. He began writing his rap music as a hobby.
During his junior and senior years, he recorded and released three mixtapes under the pseudonym ‘Entendre.’ The mixtapes were entitled ‘Anxiety,’ ‘I’m So Anxious,’ and ‘I’m So Anonymous.’
After graduating high school, he enrolled at Towson University in Maryland.
While he was in college, he became friends with YBN Nahmir and YBN Almighty Jay through social media. His college friends also convinced him to move to Los Angeles and pursue his dream of becoming a rap artist.
In 2018, Cordae dropped out of college and ended up in Los Angeles to pursue a career in the hip-hop industry.
He gained an immediate response from the mainstream media and the online rap community.
After joining the YBA organization or YBN, Cordae changed his pseudonym from ‘Entendre’ to YBN Cordae when he became a member of the YBN collective.
Some of Cordae’s first live performances were at the annual Rolling Loud Music Festival, where he shared the stage with Almighty Jay and Nahmir.
Then in 2018, YBN Ahmir and Cordae released their first collective YBN mixtape ‘YBN: The Mixtape,’ consisting of 23 tracks, including, ‘Kung Fu,’ ‘Intro,’ and ‘Alaska.’
The group also released the music video for their single ‘Pain Away.’ In the same year, the YBN organization embarked on its first world tour. Unfortunately, the band officially disbanded in 2020.
Solo Music Career
At the age of 16, Cordae put out his first single under the stage name Entendre. The song was entitled ‘Tough Decision’ because it was based on his decision to leave college and pursue his dream.
After that, he produced remixes of popular songs, including Eminem’s ‘My Name Is,’ and ‘Old N*ggas’ as a response to J. Cole’s ‘1989.’ In addition, he also released music videos of the remixes on WorldStarHipHop’s YouTube channel.
As a result, he gained a favorable response from the online rap community and the mainstream media.
After getting recognition from the hip-hop industry, Cordae released other hit singles, including ‘Fighting Temptations’ and ‘Scotty Pippen.’ The music videos for Scotty Pippen amassed over 15 million views on YouTube.
Besides that, Cordae joined Blake, Lil Mosey, and Juice Wrld in the North American WRLD Domination tour in September 2018. At the same time, Cordae met Drake, one of the most iconic rappers in the industry.
In July 2019, Cordae dropped two singles ‘Locationships’ and ‘Have Mercy.’ ‘Have Mercy’ became the lead single off his debut studio album ‘The Lost Boy.’
The album earned a nomination for Best Rap Album Award at the 62nd Grammy Awards. One of the tracks from the album ‘Bad Idea’ received a Best Rap Song nomination at the Grammy Awards.
Aside from Cordae’s music career, he also earns his income from several brand endorsements.
He partnered with Samsung to promote the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 smartphone. In addition, he became the Youth brand ambassador of one of the multinational corporations, PUMA.
On top of that, Cordae starred in a Super Bowl commercial along with American comedic actor Jonah Hill in 2020.
Cordae established an impressive following base in social media. His Instagram has over two million followers, and his YouTube channel gained 700,000 subscribers. Plus, the music videos he uploads on his channel get millions of viewers.
The rapper’s other social media accounts, including Twitter and Facebook, amassed 495,000 and 199,000 followers, respectively.
Cordae Net Worth 2023
As of May 2023, Cordae’s net worth is $3 million.
He gets his income from his music, brand endorsements, and YouTube ad revenue. He’s become one of the rising rap artists in the young generation of rappers in the hip-hop industry. His hard work and dedication to his craft pushed him to stardom.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who is Cordae’s girlfriend?
Cordae has been dating tennis player Naomi Osaka since 2019. Although they kept their relationship private when they first started dating, they later revealed their relationship in a GQ video.
Why did Cordae drop YBN out of his name?
Although the media suspected blood between Cordae and other YBN crews, he explained that he dropped the prefix ‘YBN’ from his name because of ownership and branding. Before his decision though, he informed Nahmir.
Does Cordae own his record label?
Cordae officially announced on his social media account that he launched his record label ‘Hi Label Productions,’ where he’ll be making more music under the new label. ‘Hi Label Productions’ is going to cultivate new artists as well.
Pursue Your Passion
Cordae left college and ended up in Los Angeles, where he pursued his love for music. He released popular songs which gained him recognition in the hip-hop industry.
Surround Yourself with Good People
The rapper joined the YBN organization where he made music with his friends, YBM Almighty Jay and Nahmir. The group earned success and embarked on its first world tour. In 2020, he decided to leave the group and pursue a solo career.
Cordae rose to stardom when he released his first studio album ‘The Lost Boy.’ The album received two Grammy nominations.