Wale

There's only one Wale. Since arriving in 2006, he has consistently gone against the grain. An old
school lyricist with new school energy, otherworldly hooks and a sense of irony tailormade for
its own Seinfeld episode, he instantly set himself apart. 2008's inventive Mixtape About Nothing
cemented him as a critical favorite and preceded the major label debut Attention Deficit in 2009.
Bowing at #2 on the Billboard 200, the now-classic and gold-certified Ambition yielded the
GRAMMY® Award-nominated platinum-selling "Lotus Flower Bomb." Two more blockbusters
followed as The Gifted [2013] and The Album About Nothing [2015] both crashed the Billboard
200 at #1 back-to-back. Shine [2017] gave the world "My PYT," which is RIAA certified
platinum, as Wale continued dropping heat. Along the way, Wale covered magazines such as
Complex, Billboard, XXL and Vibe, and would receive honors at the BET Awards, BET Hip-
Hop Awards, Soul Train Awards and more. To date, Wale has achieved four platinum or multi-
platinum singles, three gold singles and two gold albums. Wale continues to break ground with
the release of 2019's critically-acclaimed Wow... That's Crazy, which includes #1 single "On
Chill" featuring Jeremih. What's more, Wale has accumulated over 7 million monthly listeners
on Spotify and has reached over half a billion channel views on YouTube.
Wale also made history as "the first rapper to open the State Of The Union," gracing the stage
with an unforgettable performance before President Obama's final State Of The Union Address.
A regular guest of the First Family, he participated in First Lady Michelle Obama's "Reach
Higher" initiative for higher education as well. Expanding his cultural influence, Wale teamed up
with Villa for a limited-edition line of sneakers. These included the Asics "Bottle Rocket," the
Timberland "Gift Box Set" and the VILLA x Wale x ASIC Gel Lyte III "IC Champion." Wale's
label imprint, Every Blue Moon, encompasses the scope of his creative vision with musicians,
comedians and screenwriters under its umbrella.