Envy (American rapper)

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Envy
Born Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, record producer, songwriter
Years active 2008–present
Labels UniMo Digital Distribution
Website imenvy.com

Envy is a hip-hop performer/songwriter/engineer whose music has appeared in numerous movies and television programs. His notable singles include Stagga Dance (2011) and Ringtone (2008). Envy's singles have charted on Billboard as well as RadioWave.

Early life[edit]

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Envy's music career began at an early age. He draws inspiration from a variety of music, from Pop to soul music, country music to jazz, Rock to hip hop, as well as notable acts from Minneapolis, including Prince and Mint Condition. His decision to pursue a career in music was heavily influenced by his older sister, who died when he was 17.[1][2]

Music career[edit]

Envy's music has appeared on numerous movie soundtracks, including A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,[3] Lottery Ticket, and Piranha 3D.[4] His music has also appeared on E!'s Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, MTV's The Hills and VH1's Basketball Wives.[1][1]

Ringtone, his first notable hit, hit number 1 on Billboard's Hip Hop/R&B Single Sales chart[1][1] in 2008 and has logged over a million views on YouTube.[5]

Stagga Dance, released in 2011, also charted on RadioWave.[1][1]

His debut album, The Pulse, was released on June 7, 2011.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • 2011: The Pulse
Singles
  • 2011: "Stagga Dance"
  • 2008: "Ringtone"
Film music credits

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Envy, a Talent that is Surely on the Rise". Yahoo! News. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "About Envy". Envy. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]". AllMusic. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Piranha 3D [Soundtrack]". AllMusic. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ringtone" on YouTube

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