Juicy J is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer best known as a founding member of the Southern hip-hop group Da Mafia 6ix. The Bandz A Make Her Dance hitmaker has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
Juicy J Net Worth: How He Began with Three 6 Mafia
Juicy was born Jordan Michael Houston on April 5, 1975 and raised in North Memphis Tennessee. In 1991, he joined forces with DJs Lord Infamous and Paul, to found Southern hip-hop group known as “Backyard Posse”. The group later changed their name to Tripple 6 Mafia, then Three 6 Mafia and are now known as Da Mafia 6ix. They began recording under their label, “Prophet Entertainment” and were soon joined by other rappers like Gangsta Boo, Crunchy
They began recording under their label, “Prophet Entertainment” and were soon joined by other rappers like Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black and Koopsta Knicca. Their EPs were marketed locally in Memphis and in the Mid-South.
Three years later, in 1994, the group members founded another label called Hypnotize Minds. In 1995, they released their debut studio album “Mystic Stylez”. In the new millennium, The group began achieving greater commercial success. Their fourth studio album “When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1” released on June 13, 2000 debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200. Six months later, the album sold over 1 million copies and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
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Juicy J Net Worth: More Commercial Success With Three 6 Mafia
Subsequently, they signed a record deal with Sony Entertainment via which they released their sixth studio album “Da Unbreakables” in 2003. The album debuted at #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #4 on the Billboard 200. It also achieved gold status selling over 500,000 copies.
Three 6 Mafia landed another breakthrough in 2005 with the release of their 8th studio album “Most Known Unknown”. It topped the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and reached #3 on the Billboard 200. Within two weeks of its release, the album sold over 500,000 and before a year, it sold over 1 million to receive the platinum certification. It produced some of the best-known hits of the group like “Stay Fly”, “Poppin’ My Collar” and “Side 2 Side”. The album is greatly credited for launching them into the mainstream. In the following year, in 2006 their success surged with an Academy Award win for Best Original Song for “It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp”, which they recorded for the movie “Hustle & Flow”.
It produced some of their best-known hits like “Stay Fly”, “Poppin’ My Collar” and “Side 2 Side”. The album is greatly credited for launching them into the mainstream. In the following year, in 2006 their success surged with an Academy Award win for Best Original Song for “It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp”, which they recorded for the movie “Hustle & Flow”.
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The group has sold over 6 million album copies and remains active to this day. However, its membership often fluctuates due to internal disagreements which force some to launch solo careers. The group went separate ways in 2011 but reunited in 2013.
Juicy J Net Worth: Solo Career
Juicy, like most members of the group, launched his solo career in the early 2000’s. He achieved moderate success with his debut studio album “Chronicles of the Juice Man”, released in 2002. Between 2009 and 2011, Juicy focused more on his solo career. Thankfully, his third solo effort “Stay Trippy” released in 2013 under Columbia Records, achieved much more success. It spawned hit singles like platinum certified “Bandz A Make Her Dance” ft Lil Wayne & 2 Chains “Bounce It”, and “Show Out”.
The album which debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 also featured top acts like Trey Songz, Big Sean, Justin Timberlake, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown and more. At this time he had joined Wiz Khalifa‘s “Taylor Gang Records” and began collaborating more with his fellow marijuana enthusiast.
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In 2014, Juicy earned his first Grammy nod for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, thanks to his feature on Katy Perry‘s Dark Horse. For the song, Juicy also won an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video and an American Music Award for Single of the Year.
Juicy reportedly commands about $200,000 to produce one song. His success has allowed him live quite the life of luxury. In 2010 he sold his Sherman Oaks for over $1.8 million. He owns a 2014 model Rolls Royce Phantom valued at $402,000. Juicy also banks from the sale of his own weed strand called Green Suicide. In promotion of the strand, Juicy released a video of the same name with Wiz Khalifa. The song is also known as the Stoners Anthem.
Juicy is got hitched to his long-time girlfriend Regina Perera in July 2016.
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