Migos is an American rap group from Atlanta consisting of relatives Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset. The group got their first major breakthrough in 2013 with the release of the hit single, “Versace”, which was later remixed by Drake. Since then, the rap trio has been on the rise, spawning a number of hits some hip-hop acts can only wish for.
After staying on 300 Entertainment’s roster for about a year, the group boycotted the major label in 2015, choosing instead to be managed solely by independent label Quality Control Music. The move saw their show earnings surge from $40,000 per show to $65,000 per show. The Dab pioneers have been featured by many top acts; from Usher to Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and more.
Meet Members of The Migos
Being a hip-hop group, the key members of Migos include three rappers popularly known by their stage names as Offset, Quavo, and Takeoff.
- Real Name: Kiari Kendrell Cephus
- Date of Birth: December 14, 1991
- Age: 31
- Net Worth: $26 Million
- Height: 1.74 M
Offset is famed as the notorious member of the hip-hop trio. He has had several legal issues to fend off over the years. Most recently, he was arrested by the Beverly Hills Police in California for possessing a concealed weapon; this was in October 2020. The previous year, it was reported that he was facing a felony charge for possession of drugs and three handguns; the list goes on and on.
Offset has been incarcerated and freed twice. Apart from his musical pursuit with the Migos, Offset has other things going for him. He is quite an actor and has been seen in an episode of Atlanta (2016) and NCIS: Los Angeles (2020). The rapper has been having an on-off relationship with Cardi B whom he married in a private event on the 20th of September 2017. He has at least four kids and is Quavo’s cousin.
- Real Name: Quavious Keyate Marshall
- Date of Birth: April 2, 1991
- Age: 32
- Net Worth: $26 Million
- Height: 1.78 M
Like other members of the Migos, Quavo was raised in Gwinnett County, Atlanta. He lost his father when he was four and was solely raised by his hairdresser mom, Eden Marshall. Music wasn’t what people imagined Quavo would grow up to do as he played football in high school and was a starting quarterback for the Berkmar High School team. Quavo never got to college as he dropped out of high school a few months before graduation.
As his mother raised him alongside his cousin Offset and his nephew Takeoff, it was easy for Quavo and other members of the hip hop group to form Migos in 2008. Quavo has been doing music since then and has become a bonafide member of the entertainment industry. Also an actor, he has been seen in several small-screen projects like Atlanta, Star, Black-ish, Ballers, Narcos: Mexico, and Justine Bieber: Seasons.
- Real Name: Kirshnik Khari Ball
- Date of Birth: June 18, 1994
- Age: 29
- Net Worth: $26 Million
- Height: 1.77 M
While Takeoff is Offset’s cousin, Quavo is his uncle. Like other members of the Migos, he decided to focus on pursuing a career as a rapper in 2008. It is a decision that has paid off in no small manner as it accounts for the fame and fortune he currently enjoys.
When all members of Migos began pursuing solo careers in 2018, it led to the release of The Last Rocket, Takeoff’s debut studio album as a solo artist. The album debuted at number 4 on the US Billboard 200 and two songs thereof (“Last Memory and “Casper”) made it to the US Billboard Hot 100.
Revenue Generated from Record Sales Is The Major Source of The Migos’ Net Worth
The trio – Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset grew up together in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Bound by a common passion which is music, they began recording themselves from the 7th grade. In 2009, they started performing under the moniker Polo Club. They began generating buzz at local clubs, buying the DJ’s drinks to play their record.
They renamed themselves to Migos in 2010 and released their debut mixtape titled “Juug Season” in 2011. Their second mixtape “No Label” included the local hit Bando which sparked the interest of ace record producers Zaytoven and Coach K. Migos landed their big break in 2013 after releasing the Zaytoven-produced single, “Versace”. Released via Atlantic, 300 Entertainment and Quality Control, Versace peaked at #99 on the Billboard 200. The gold-certified single received recognition from media powerhouses like XXL, Rollingstone, Complex, Billboard, and Pitchfork.
Versace was succeeded by the release of their critically acclaimed mixtape, “Y.R.N. (Young Rich Niggas)”. Their October 2015 iTunes-released single “Look At My Dab” went viral, birthing a dancing phenom known as “dabbing” which dominated 2016. Migos had people from all walks of life doing the dab dance across the globe. They ended 2016 with yet another hit, “Bad and Boujee” (featuring Lil Uzi Vert), which achieved platinum certification and topped the Billboard Hot 100.
Thanks to the thumping success of the single, Migos’ second album, Culture, which was released in early 2017, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.
How Much Does The Migos Earn Per Show?
After achieving their breakthrough, Migos went on to prove that it was far from being a one-hit-wonder. The highly prolific rap trio released numerous mixtapes scoring Billboard-charting hits like “Fight Night”, “Handsome and Wealthy” and “One Time”.
Despite announcing in September 2015 that they had cut ties with 300 Entertainment, Migos went on to achieve a slew of milestones. They appeared on Forbes’ 2015 Hip-Hop Cash Prince list with their show earnings estimated between $30,000 – $40,000 per performance.
However, that number quickly surged to $65,000 per night after they left 300 Entertainment. The reason being that they were no longer bound to a 360 deal which gives the label a cut of every revenue stream. With Quality Control as their sole management, the trio had more money left after expenses to split between themselves.
The Trio Owns a Record Label and a Clothing Line
As their popularity soared, the Migos capitalized on it to enhance their earning power. One way they have been able to successfully do this is through the clothing line they launched called Young Rich Nation (YRN). According to their management, the clothing line brings in “a couple million”.
The group also has a record label called YRN. Much hasn’t been heard about the label but there are no reasons to doubt the trio is poised to increase their earning power through it in the nearest future.