Happy Birthday Dr Dre: American rap star turns 51 today

Published on 18 Feb 2016 10:29 AM GMT
Happy Birthday Dr Dre: American rap star turns 51 today
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Los Angeles: Noted American rapper, Andre Romelle Young, who is widely known by his stage name Dr Dre, is celebrating his 51'St birthday on Thursday. On this noteworthy occasion, newztrack.com wishes him a very happy birthday and brings you some fascinating facts about the rap star:

  • Dr Dre was born on February 18, 1965 in Compton, California.
  • He is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur.
  • He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
  • He has produced numerous albums and overseen the careers of many other rappers.
  • His solo debut, The Chronic, which was released in 1992 under Death Row Records, led him to become one of the best selling American artists.
  • He bagged a Grammy Award for the single 'Let me ride' in 1993.
  • He left Death Row Records in 1996 to establish his own label Aftermath Entertainment.
  • He has won six Grammy Awards, including 'Producer of the Year'.
  • The rapper also acted in movies like Set It Off (1996), The Wash (2001) and Training Day (2001).
  • Rolling Stone, a biweekly American magazine ranked the rap star at 56 on their list of '100 greatest artists of all time'.
  • Dre released his first brand of headphones, Beats by Dr. Dre in July, 2008.
  • In 2014, Dre was ranked as the second richest figure in the American Hip Hop scene with a net worth of 550 million dollars.

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