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August Alsina

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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. ~ 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
  5.   No Love by Nicki Minaj
  6.   Song Cry
  7.   Why I Do It
  8.   Kissin' On My Tattoos
  9.   I Luv This Sh*t featuring Chris Brown
  10.   Dreamer
  11.   Hip Hop
  12.   Been Around the World by Chris Brown
  13.   Ghetto
  14.   Make It Home
  15.   Porn Star
  16.   Let Me Hit That by Curren$y
  17.   Mama
  18.   Make It Home
  19.   Nobody Knows
  20.   Downtown by Kidd Kidd
  21.   You Deserve
  22.   Testify
  23.   FML
  24.   First Time
  25.   Right There
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