T-Pain is the professional name of rapper, singer, producer, and songwriter Faheem Rasheed Najm. Aside from his various charting hits, T-Pain is known for being the first to popularize the use of Autotune in rapping. He also owns a record label called Nappy Boy Entertainment which he founded in 2005. T-Pain has released six albums, seven mixtapes, and 21 singles in his 18 years long career that is still going strong.
Najm was born on 30 September 1984 in Tallahassee, Florida in a Muslim household. He had a rough childhood growing up in Tallahassee. His stage name T-Pain is short for Tallahassee Pain which reflects his earlier struggles in the city. Najm’s first exposure to music came when he was just three years old through popular gospel jazz artist Ben Tankard. Tankard was a family friend and he allowed Najm to visit his recording studio and play around with things. By the age of 10, he had a keyboard, a four-track recorder, and a beat machine in his bedroom where he kept experimenting with them.
At the age of 24, Najm joined Nappy Headz, a rap group, in 2004. Around this time, he recorded a cover of “Locked Up” by Akon called “I’m Fucked Up”. The cover made its way to Akon himself and it ended up with Najm getting signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label.
T-Pain was inspired by the use of Auto-Tune in mainstream music and started using it in his own music right from the beginning of his career. In 2005, he released his first studio album Rappa Ternt Sanga which peaked at number 33 on the Billboard 200. It sold over 500K units and received a Gold certification. His second album was Epiphany, released in 2007 under the Zomba Label Group. It was an even bigger success, topping the Billboard 200, and selling over 819K units. The success of these two albums influenced the entire music industry and many artists adopted the style of T-Pain and his use of Auto-Tune. It includes Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Diddy, and the Black Eyes Peas among many others who used it shortly after Pain’s success.
From 2007 to 2008, Pain collaborated with numerous artists like Kanye West, R. Kelly, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, and Flo Rida. in 2008, he alongside Kanye West won a Grammy for their single Good Life. Later that year, he released his third album called Three Ringz. It was his first album under his own label and featured Akon, Rocco Valdes, and Lil Wayne on different tracks. The album peaked at number 4 on the charts. Pain then formed a duo with Lil Wayne called T-Wayne and they released a mixtape in 2008. The duo was also supposed to release a full album in 2009 but it never came about.
In 2009, Pain announced a fourth album UBER which kept getting delayed and underwent a name change to RevolverR by the time of release. Pain collaborated with app creators Smule and released an app called “I Am T-Pain” with a build-in Auto-Tune.
From 2009 to 2011, he kept releasing singles and promotional tracks to hype his album. He also released a mixtape called prEVOLVER which was seen as a prequel to the album. The album RevolveR was released under the RCA records label in 2011 after Pain’s label was disbanded by RCA Music Group.
In 2013, Pain announced his fifth album titled Stoicville: The Phoenix. Like his previous album, this project too faced multiple delays and a name change before ultimately getting released in 2017. Before the album’s release, Lil Wayne and T-Pain finally released their duo album that had been on the shelves since 2008.
In 2019, T-Pain participated in the first season of The Masked Singer and ended up winning it. Following his win, he released his sixth album 1UP without any prior announcement. T-Pain has
T-Pain has been married since 2003 and has three children with his wife Amber.
Birthday & Zodiac Details
- Date of Birth – 30 September 1984
- Birthplace – Tallahassee, Florida
- Zodiac sign – Libra
Body Appearance Height, Weight
- Height – 5’6”
- Weight – 171 lbs / 78 kg
- Profession – Rapper, Singer, Producer.
- Educational Qualification – High School
- Religion – Islam
- Nick Name – Nappy Boy
- Nationality – American
- Residence – Georgia
Social Media Account
- Instagram – (https://www.instagram.com/tpain/)
- Twitter – (https://twitter.com/TPAIN/)
- Fb – (https://www.facebook.com/t-pain)
T-Pain is one of the most successful rappers and singers ever and has accumulated a net worth of around $10 million. He has released 6 hit studio albums and has been featured in countless collaborations with many successful artists. He keeps appearing in multiple films and TV shows to this day as well.
What year was T-Pain born?
T-Pain was born in 1984.
How old is T-Pain?
T-Pain is 38 years old.
How much is T-Pain worth?
T-Pain is worth around $10 million.
What is T-Pain’s net worth?
T-Pain’s net worth is around $10 million.
How tall is T-Pain?
T-Pain is 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Where does T-Pain live?
T-Pain lives in Georgia now.
Where was T-Pain born?
T-Pain was born in Tallahassee, Florida.
Where is T-Pain now?
T-Pain is in Georgia now.
Where is T-Pain from?
T-Pain is from Tallahassee, Florida.