|Net Worth:||$35 million|
|Age/Date of Birth:||September 30, 1985|
|Height:||5 feet, 8inch (1.73 m)|
|Wife or Girlfriend:||Amber Najm (m. 2003)|
|Parents:||Father: Shasheem Najm
Mother: Aliyah Najm
Tallahassee Pain, or T-Pain, as the world knows him, is one of the most influential musicians in modern history. His popularization and creative use of auto-tune gained him fame and set him apart from his peers as his voice is the magic that was behind a lot of successful songs in the 2000s. But despite his successes as a rapper and singer, T-Pain lives a life very different from the quintessential hip hop artist. He is an avid gamer that streams regularly on Twitch and has a wife to whom he has been married for more than 15 years.
T-Pain Met His Wife, Amber Najm When He was 18
There is a lot of uniqueness in T-Pain’s career, but one that arguably stands out the most is his love life. He has been married since 2003, the year before he became a professional musician, and two years before he released his debut single, “I’m Sprung”.
His wife, Amber Najm, is a graduate of Business at Florida A&M University. Amber met her future husband when she was in college. She is three years older than him, having been born in 1982 while he was born in 1985.
Hip Hop artists are known for having an uneasy relationship with law enforcement, but the Bartender singer was married to one. His wife worked for the American military, beginning her career in 2001. Despite the cultural and social differences of their professions, T-Pain and his wife were in love, and according to the singer, that love inspired his first successful song, “I’m Sprung”, which he wrote as a tribute to her.
Since they got married in 2003, they have started a family, weathered their challenges, and become one of the most inspiring couples in hip hop.
They Enjoy an Open Sex Life and Have Welcomed Three Children
T-Pain and Amber’s marriage has resulted in the birth of three children. Their first is a daughter named Lyriq who was born in 2004, and then two sons named Muziq and Kaydnz, who were born in 2007 and 2009, respectively.
During the early days of his career, the singer struggled to maintain his dedication to his young family. But he grew up and has remained a great father and husband to Amber and their children. One example of his commitment was in April 2017, when he famously canceled a concert he was scheduled to headline to attend his son’s birthday.
Other ways T-Pain has maintained a good relationship with his wife include having a great sex life. According to the rapper, the couple occasionally invites other people to their bed, often at the suggestion of his wife. Although news of the dynamic sparked rumors of an open marriage, he denied it. According to him, the couple is very much in an exclusive marriage, and their random threesomes are for spicing up their sex life.
Analysis of T-Pain’s Successful Career and Massive Net Worth
No one needs to be told that the American rapper made most of his money through his music career. Apart from that, he has involved himself in other endeavors that helped him accumulate his $35 million fortune.
T-Pain Has Sold Over 16 Million Albums and 50 Million Digital Tracks Across the Globe
T-Pain was part of the rap group Nappy Headz when his cover of the Akon song, “Locked Up”, attracted attention from several label heads, including Akon himself. T-Pain would then go on to sign to the singer’s label, Konvict Muzik, signaling the start of more than one and a half decades of hits.
His first album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, released in 2005, sold more than 500 thousand copies in the US, peaking at #33 on the US Billboard 200 and #8 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album featured the singles “I’m Sprung” and “I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper)”. Since his debut album, T-Pain has released five more albums, his most successful being his sophomore album, Epiphany, which sold more than 830 thousand copies. He has also released seven mixtapes, one soundtrack album, and one compilation album.
Aside from album sales, T-Pain also made money from the sales of his singles. He has released 21 so far, several of which have sold more than one million copies, going platinum multiple times. Some of his most successful singles include Buy U a Drank, Bartender, Can’t Believe It, Best Love Song, Turn All the Lights On, 5 O’Clock, and Church. All in all, T-Pain has sold over 16 million albums and more than 50 million digital tracks worldwide.
Highest-selling Albums of the Rapper
- Epiphany (2007)
- Copies Sold – 830,000
- Amount Generated – $13.2 Million
- Three Ringz (2008)
- Copies Sold – 700,000
- Amount Generated – $10.5 Million
- Revolver (2011)
- Copies Sold – 110,000
- Amount Generated – $1.3 Million
Earnings from Concert Tours Have Contributed to His $35 Million Fortune
T-Pain’s array of popular singles makes him a popular fixture at concerts all over America and the rest of the globe. For instance, his 2009 Thr33 Ringz Tour was a very successful outing with multiple sold-out shows across North America.
Over the course of his career that took off in 2004, the prolific American singer has pulled off at least 579 concerts. Considering that and his popularity in the industry, it is easy to see that rapper has made a great deal of money through this avenue. The figures involved may not be known but it amounts to several millions of dollars.
The Rapper Has Made Decent Sum from TV and Movie Appearances
Beyond rapping, singing, and producing records, T-Pain has spread his wings to other areas of the entertainment industry. In addition to hosting TV shows like BET Hip Hop Awards and making an appearance as a musical guest in Saturday Night Live, the rapper has played several roles and voiced characters in small screen projects like The Masked Singer, We Bare Bears, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Eric Andre Show, Robot Chicken, and much more.
His big-screen credits are in films like Freaknik: The Musical, Lottery Ticket, Furious 7, The Boss, and Ghostmates. As it is with what he has earned from concert tours, details of T-Pain’s earnings in the movie industry are best known to him. Nonetheless, we are certain it is a major source of income for the rapper.
Income from His “I Am T-Pain” Offerings
Aside from music, T-Pain’s impressive net worth also comes from some of his products. He made a toy I Am T-Pain Microphone in 2011 which retailed at $40. A few years earlier (2009), he released an auto-tune app called I Am T-Pain.
Reports had it that the app which allows users to transform their voice into Auto-Tuned vocals similar to that of the rapper goes for $2.99. Now, T-Pain has 2.4 million followers on Instagram as of January 2021. If half of them purchased the app, it means that he has made over $3.5 million from it.
T-Pain Is the Founder of Nappy Boy Entertainment
It was in 2006 that the rapper founded the record label which has grown to partner with RCA Records as its distributor. Over the years, the label has worked with famous artists like Shay Mooney, Sophia Fresh, One Chance, Tay Dizm, Shawnna, Travie McCoy, and much more.
For a label that has pulled off over 1.5 million album record sales, it is not difficult to see it is a profitable venture that has added significantly to the rapper’s wealth.
Highlights of the Rap Star Sources of Income
- Proceeds from record sales
- Earnings from concert tours
- Paychecks from movies and TV roles
- Profits from his I Am T-Pain offerings
- Income from his record label
The Singer Was Once Worth Over $40 Million
When Faheem Rasheed Najm got his big break in the music industry and became a popular name thereof, he was all about making money. In his own words: “I was hustling, I needed to be on everybody’s record, and every record gotta go No. 1…”.
T-Pain succeeded in his quest as he became a multi-millionaire. But then, he had no idea about how to manage the money he was making, so he made bad investments and was spending as much as he was earning.
Soon the rapper learned he was on the verge of losing a $6 million property he owns in Atlanta. Worst still, the $40 million he had to his name was no more. According to the rapper, he was so broke he had to borrow money to buy his kids Burger King.
The Most Lucrative Years of T-Pain’s Career and What He Earned
2009 – 15 Million
2010 – $6 Million
2011 – $5 Million
A Look at His Net Worth Over the Years
- 2007 – $5 Million
- 2010 – $25 Million
- 2012 – $40 Million
- 2015 – $15 Million
- 2017 – $10 Million
- 2019 – $20 Million
- 2020 – $30 Million
- 2021 – $35 Million
Exploring The Meanings Behind the Rapper’s Tattoos
Tattoos are not a new phenomenon for hip hop artists, but in the case of T-Pain, they stand out. His tattoos have been a subject of internet conversations, with many wondering why he inked a meme on his right hand. Below is a list of his tats and what they mean.
The Jackie Chan Meme Tattoo
The most noteworthy of T-Pain’s body artwork is his Jackie Chan meme tattoo located on the back of his right hand. The tattoo has no real meaning other than being another evidence of the hip hop artist’s unconventional personality.
Tattoos on His Right Hand
Other tattoos on his body include a Faheem tattoo on his right forearm, taken from his full name; Faheem Rasheed Najm. There is also a Two-Faced Mask tattoo on the outer side of his right forearm. The tattoo, made out of fondness for The Joker, represents anger and happiness. He also has “You Don’t Have To Like Me” written on his upper right arm, with the ‘Like’ designed like the Facebook like button.
Tattoos on T-Pain’s Left Hand
T-Pain has the name of his record label, Nappy Boy, tattooed on the outer side of his left arm. The name has a castle designed on top of it. On the inner side of his left arm is a tattoo of an arrow that forms the title of his first album, Rappa Ternt Sanga.
Other tattoos on the singer’s left hand include a panda on the backside of his left hand, the word “BAEN” on his left forearm, and a floral leaves design located at the back of the left hand. In addition to those, the rapper has the word “tattoo” inked on the left side of his neck and a couple of artful designs on his right wrist and neck.
|Also Known As:||T Pain Nappy Boy, Teddy Pain|
|Profession:||Rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer|
|Famous For:||Founder of
imprint Nappy Boy Entertainment
|Birthday & Zodiac
|Age/Date of Birth:||September 30, 1985|
|Birth Place:||Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.|
|Country of Residence: ||United States of America (USA)|
|Height:||5 feet, 8 inch (1.73 m)|
|Eye Colour:||Dark Brown|
|Other Body Measurements:||N/A|
|Spouse/Partner:||Amber Najm (m. 2003)|
|Family and Relatives
|Father:||Shaheed Mutee Najm|
Kaydnz Kodah Najm,
|Other Relatives:||Hakim and Zakiyyah (Older siblings);
A'pril (Younger sister)
|Estimated Net Worth:||$35 million|
|Salary:||Approximately $5million annually|
|Source of Wealth:||Album sales|