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August Alsina

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Biography

R&B singer August Alsina spent the first several years of his life in New Orleans, Louisiana, but his mother moved his family to Houston, Texas to gain distance from the troubled lives led by his crack-addicted father and stepfather. In 2007, as a young teenager, Alsina uploaded covers of songs by Musiq Soulchild and Lyfe Jennings, which racked up thousands of views on YouTube. His home situation deteriorated, and he moved back to New Orleans, where he turned to dealing drugs. The shooting death of his brother was a wake-up call; motivated to develop his talent as a singer, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia and recorded a 2012 mixtape, The Product, which featured Lloyd on the track "Sucka." Early in 2013, Alsina released "I Luv This Shit" as the first single from his second mixtape, The Product 2. An EP, Downtown: Life Under the Gun, followed in August 2013. "I Luv This Shit" subsequently peaked at number 13 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart and crossed into the Hot 100, where it reached number 48. Alsina's proper debut album, Testimony, was released in April 2014. It featured appearances from Rick Ross, Pusha T, and Fabolous, and reached number two on the overall albums chart. The same year, he was hospitalized for seizures and was diagnosed with degenerative eye disease, but he continued to record. This Thing Called Life, his second proper album, was released in December 2015. Over the next year, Alsina stayed largely quiet, briefly popping up as a guest on DJ Khaled's "Do You Mind" single. In 2017, he reemerged with "Drugs," the lead single off his third full-length album of the same name. Tentatively slated for release in August of that year, Drugs also features the singles "Lonely" and "Wait." ~ Andy Kellman
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Top Tracks

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  2.   I Luv This Shit
  3.   Numb featuring B.o.B.
  4.   No Love by Nicki Minaj
  5.   Song Cry
  6.   Lonely
  7.   No Love
  8.   Why I Do It
  9.   Kissin' On My Tattoos
  10.   I Luv This Sh*t featuring Chris Brown
  11.   Dreamer
  12.   Wait
  13.   Drugs
  14.   Hip Hop
  15.   Been Around the World by Chris Brown
  16.   Ghetto
  17.   Make It Home
  18.   Porn Star
  19.   Nobody Knows
  20.   Mama
  21.   FML
  22.   Downtown
  23.   Benediction
  24.   Let Me Hit That
  25.   First Time
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