Hailed as one of the greatest artists of all times, Tupac sold more than 75 million records throughout his career. From East Harlem, New York, he had honed his rap game for many years ever since his teens. In 1991, the rapper released his debut album titled, 2Pacalypse Now. A solid hit, it gave rise to several tracks including, If My Homie Calls, Brenda’s Got a Baby, Words of Wisdom, and Rebel of the Underground. From there, he dropped his second project, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.. in 1993. Even more successful than his debut, it reached platinum status in the United States after selling over a million copies.
Continuing to rise in prominence, he issued a third album titled, Me Against the World in March of 1995. His first record to reach number one, it spawned a handful of smash hits including, Dear Mama which went on to receive platinum accreditation from the RIAA. A few other highlights from the playlist include Can U Get Away, Lord Knows, Death Around the Corner, Heavy in the Game, and So Many Tears. Propelling him into a new level of fame, the album has since sold over 3.5 million copies in the US, making it his first multi-platinum record.
From there, his popularity reached an all new high with the release of his next album, All Eyes on Me. Met with universal acclaim, it quickly topped both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B Albums charts in the US. Responsible for the singles, I Ain’t Mad at Cha, California Love, How Do U Want IT, and 2 of American Most Wanted, it garnered numerous accolades including an American Music Award for Favourite Hip Hop Artist. One of the most popular albums of the 90’s, it eventually attained diamond certification in 2014- nearly two decades after its original release.
Since Tupac’s death in 1996, a handful of albums have been released in his honor. The first of them, R U Still Down? (Remember Me) was released in the fall of 1997- incredibly successful, it went on to sell over two million copies across the country. From then until now, four additional titles have been released including, Until the End of Time, Better Days, Loyal to the Game, and Pac’s Life. On top of all that, a number of compilation albums have also been issued over the past decade including, The Rose That Grew from Concrete, The Prophet: The Best of the Works, The Prophet Returns, and Best of 2Pac Part 1 and Part 2.
Tupac – 2017 Facts
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Tupac, Tupac Shakur
Occupation and Job
Record producer, rapper, and actor
Tupac rose to fame in the early 90’s with the release of his albums, 2Pacalypse Now, and Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…, both of which garnered stellar reviews from fans.
Age – How Old was He?
He was 25 years old at the time of his death
Birthday/Date of Birth
He was born on June 16, 1971
Place of Birth/Hometown
Tupac Shakur was born in Manhattan, New York City, where he spent the first few years of his childhood; he later moved to Marin City, California, with his family in 1988.
He was of African American descent
Tupac Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
He measured to be 5’9″ tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
He measured to be 176cm tall
Weight in Pounds
He weighed about 154 pounds
Weight in Kilograms
He weighed about 70kg
His body measurements are unknown at this time
Tupac’s Personal Life in 2017
Was Tupac in a Relationship?
Up until his death, he was married to American actress Keisha Morris- the two had tied the knot on April 4, 1995, while he was serving a prison sentence.
Prior to that, he had been romantically involved with Kidada Jones, Sarah Chapman, Yolanda Whittaker, Rosie Perez, and Jada Pinkett Smith. At one point in 1994, he also dated Madonna.
He had a half-sister named Sekyiwa who was two years his junior
He had an older stepbrother named Mopreme Shakur
As far as we know, he did not have any children
As a student, he went to Paul Laurence Dunbar High School for two years, prior to transferring to the Baltimore School for the Arts where he studied music, dance, and acting.
Did Tupac Go to College
As far as we know, Tupac did not go to college. Following high school, he invested the majority of his time into creating a name for himself in the show business.
At this time, we do not have any details on Tupac’s salary.
To put things into perspective, his estate drew in $3.5 million back in 2011.
He enjoyed rapping every moment he could
His favorite foods included fried chicken wings and macaroni
Favorite TV Show
The Art of War, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Still I Rise, Catcher in the Rye, 1984, and Ah This
Gold and black
Favorite Music Artists
He cited Prince as his favorite music artist
Football and basketball
Born on June 16, he was a Gemini
This information is currently unknown
This information is currently unknown
Tupac’s Social Media Accounts & Usernames
Tupac’s Facebook Account
Tupac’s Twitter Username
Tupac’s Instagram Username
Tupac’s Youtube Channel
You can view many of his official MVs at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5RrGzC-JXglhFW5NhT4r6w
Tupac’s Snapchat Username
Tupac is not on Snapchat
Other Interesting Facts:
- After being nominated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in early 2016, he was inducted into the Hall in April 2017
- His album, All Eyes on Me remains to be one of the best-selling rap albums of all time
- In 2015, Demetrius Shipp Jr. played the role of Shakur in the biographical film, All Eyes on Me
- Some of his greatest musical influences included Sinead O’Connor, U2, Kate Bush and Culture Club
- Following his death, his ashes were scattered in his Mother’s garden in Stone Mountain, Georgia
- Tupac died after being shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting incident on September 7, 1996