Snoop Dogg

~ Person

Legal name: Calvin Broadus

Also performs as: Snoop Lion (Snoop Dogg reggae side-project), Snoopzilla (Snoop Dogg moniker for 7 Days of Funk)


Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre of N.W.A and, as a result, was prominently featured throughout Dr. Dre's solo debut album, The Chronic (1992). He has since sold over 21 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide.

Snoop's debut album, Doggystyle, was released in 1993 under Death Row Records, debuting at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Selling almost a million copies in the first week of its release, Doggystyle became certified 4× platinum in 1994 and spawned several hit singles, including "What's My Name?" and "Gin & Juice". In 1994, Snoop released a soundtrack on Death Row Records for the short film Murder Was The Case, starring himself. His second album Tha Doggfather (1996), also debuted at number one on both charts with "Snoop's Upside Ya Head", as the lead single. The album was certified double platinum in 1997.

After leaving Death Row, Snoop signed with No Limit Records, where he recorded his next three albums. Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998), No Limit Top Dogg (1999), and Tha Last Meal (2000). Snoop then signed with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records in 2002, where he released Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss. He then signed with Geffen Records in 2004 for his next three albums R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, and Ego Trippin'. Malice 'n Wonderland (2009) and Doggumentary (2011), were released on Priority. Snoop Dogg has starred in motion pictures and hosted several television shows including, Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, Snoop Dogg's Father Hood and Dogg After Dark. He also coaches a youth football league and high school football team. In September 2009, Snoop was hired by EMI as the chairman of a reactivated Priority Records.

In 2012, after a trip to Jamaica, Snoop announced a conversion to the Rastafari movement and a new alias, Snoop Lion. Under the new moniker, he released a reggae album, Reincarnated, and a documentary film of the same name, of his Jamaican experience, in early 2013. His thirteenth solo studio album, Bush, was released in May 2015.

Snoop Dogg shares a dubious distinction with Brian McKnight of having sixteen Grammy nominations without a win, the most of any artist.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Doggystyle Snoop Doggy Dogg 4 9
1996 Tha Doggfather Snoop Doggy Dogg 4
1998 Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told Snoop Dogg 2
1999 No Limit Top Dogg Snoop Dogg 2
2000 Pleezbaleevit Snoop Dogg presents Doggy's Angels 1
2000 Tha Last Meal Snoop Dogg 4
2002 Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$ Snoop Dogg 3 3
2004 R & G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece Snoop Dogg 3 3
2006 Tha Blue Carpet Treatment Snoop Dogg 2 2
2008 Ego Trippin’ Snoop Dogg 3 3
2009 Malice N Wonderland Snoop Dogg 5
2011 Doggumentary Snoop Dogg 3
2015 BUSH Snoop Dogg 2
2015 Cuzznz Daz-N-Snoop 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Smokefest Snoop Dogg 1
2000 Dead Man Walkin Snoop Dogg 1
2001 Bones (soundtrack) Snoop Dogg 1
2001 Death Row's Snoop Doggy Dogg Greatest Hits Snoop Dogg 2
2002 Snoop Dogg Presents... Doggy Style Allstars: Welcome To Tha House, Volume 1 Snoop Dogg 1
2003 Tha Dogg: The Best of the Works... Snoop Dogg 1
2003 A Tribute to 2Pac Snoop Dogg 1
2004 Doggy Style Hits Snoop Dogg 2
2004 50 Cents and a Million Snoop Dogg 1
2005 Doggy Stuff Snoop Dogg 1
2005 The Best of Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg 2
2007 Snoop Dogg Presents the Big Squeeze Snoop Dogg 1
2007 Tha Shiznit Episode I Snoop Dogg 1
2007 Tha Shiznit Episode II Snoop Dogg 1
2007 Tha Shiznit Episode III Snoop Dogg 1
2008 Getcha Girl Dogg Snoop Dogg 1
2008 Best of tha Street I Snoop Dogg 1
2008 Best of tha Street II Snoop Dogg 1
2008 Best of tha Street III Snoop Dogg 1
2008 Death Row Dayz Snoop Doggy Dogg 1
2008 The Revival Snoop Dogg & DJ Whoo Kid 1
2009 Snoop Dogg Presents: Bacc to tha Chuuch, Volume 1 Snoop Dogg 1
2009 Death Row: The Lost Sessions, Volume 1 Snoop Doggy Dogg 2
2009 The Jamaican Episode Snoop Dogg 1
2010 Snoop Dogg Presents: The West Coast Blueprint Snoop Dogg 2
2010 More Malice (CD/DVD Set) Snoop Dogg 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Drop It Like It's Hot Snoop Dogg 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Welcome to tha Chuuch, Volume 6: Testify Snoop Dogg 1
2004 Welcome to tha Chuuch, Volume 5: The Revival Snoop Dogg 1
2011 Puff Puff Pass Tuesdays Mixtape, Volume 1 Snoop Dogg & DJ Skee 1
2012 That's My Work 1 Snoop Dogg & Tha Dogg Pound 1
2013 That's My Work 2 Snoop Dogg 1
2014 That's My Work 3 Snoop Dogg 1
2014 That's My Work 4 Snoop Dogg & Tha Eastsidaz 1
2014 That's My Work 5 Snoop Dogg & Tha Dogg Pound Gang 1
2015 Peaches-N-Cream Snoop Dogg & Pharrell Williams 1

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