Dreezy

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Dreezy
Dreezy.jpg
Dreezy in July 2016
Background information
Birth name Seandrea Sledge
Born (1994-03-28) March 28, 1994 (age 24)
Chicago, Illinois
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2012–present
Labels
Website dreezyworld.com

Seandrea Sledge (born March 28, 1994), better known by her stage name Dreezy, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Sledge was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, where she studied fine arts as a distraction from her home life. During this time she began dancing, writing, and singing. As her skill as a songwriter grew she began rapping and in 2014 was named as the "Princess of Chicago Rap" by Noisey via Vice Magazine. Later that year, she signed a recording contract with Interscope Records.

Life and career[edit]

1994–2014: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Seandrea Sledge was born on March 28, 1994[1] where she was raised on the South Side of the Chicago, Illinois. Throughout her childhood, Sledge moved to a number of locations throughout the city of Chicago. To escape issues that a number of teens face (blended families, constantly having new friends, and problems at home) Sledge looked into the fine arts, which helped her deal with some of the realities of her life. She explored scatting, poetry writing, and drifted towards singing at the age of 10. Sledge always felt like music was her internal escapism, and by the age of 14, she found interest in becoming a rapper.[2] Sledge has cited rappers J. Cole and Lil Wayne as her biggest musical influences, referring to the former as her favourite rapper of all time.[3]

Sledge was putting more time into rapping, she became good friends with fellow Chicago native rapper Sasha Go Hard, and made a guest appearance on Sasha's song, "I Ain't No Hitta" in 2012.[4] Sledge later released a song with a fellow rapper Lil Durk, called "Ghost". In February 2013, Sledge released a collaborative mixtape with fellow Chicago native rapper Mikey Dollaz, titled Business N Pleasure.[5][6] In February 2014, she released her first solo mixtape, titled Schizo through AOE Music,[7] along with a song, which features guest verse from a fellow American rapper Common, called "No Good".

2014–present: From Now On and No Hard Feelings[edit]

In April 2014, she released her remix of YMCMB rapper Nicki Minaj and Lil Herb's "Chiraq" and received general attention, with many fans claiming that it was better than Minaj's version.[8] The remix later garnered her attention and landed her a collaboration with rapper Common on his tenth studio album Nobody's Smiling.[9] In December 2014, it was announced that Sledge signed a recording contract with Interscope Records, who dropped fellow Chicago rapper Chief Keef a few weeks prior.[10] On July 28, 2015, Dreezy released her debut EP titled Call It What You Want.[11] On December 25, 2015, Sledge released another EP titled From Now On to digital retailers and streaming via Interscope Records.[12] Her debut album, No Hard Feelings, was released on July 15, 2016.[13] In May 2018, she performed at Ivy-league institution Cornell University with Micah Street at their annual Slope Day celebration.[14] In the same month, she performed at Rolling Loud. [15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[16]
US R&B US Rap
No Hard Feelings 101 15 11

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Heat

[17]
US
South
[18]
Call It What You Want
  • Released: July 28, 2015
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Interscope
From Now On
  • Released: December 25, 2015
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Interscope
10 10

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Album details
The Illustration
  • Released: April 27, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Business N Pleasure (with Mikey Dollaz)
  • Released: February 14, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital Download
D.S.M (Schizo Pre-tape)
  • Released: August 13, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Schizo
  • Released: February 24, 2014
  • Label: AOE Music
  • Format: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[19]
US R&B/HH
[20]
US R&B
[21]
US
Rhythm

[22]
"Ghost"
(featuring Lil Durk)
2012 non-album-singles
"I Love That Bitch" 2013 D.S.M (Schizo Pre-Tape)
"Zero"
(featuring Sasha Go Hard & Katie Got Bandz)
2014 Schizo
"No Good"
(featuring Common and Ross Augusta)
"Serena"
(featuring Dej Loaf)
2015 From Now On
"Body"
(featuring Jeremih)
2016 62 20 8 32 No Hard Feelings
"We Gon Ride"
(featuring Gucci Mane)
"Close to You"
(featuring T-Pain)
[A]
"Spazz"
"Wasted" [B]
"F.D.N" 2017 non-album-single
"Spar" [25]
(featuring 6LACK and Kodak Black)
TBA
"Can't Trust a Soul" [26]
(featuring PnB Rock)
"2nd to None" [27]
(with 2 Chainz)
2018
"Where Them $ @" [28]

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[19]
US R&B/HH
[20]
US R&B
[21]
US
Rhythm

[22]
"Mean What I Mean" (AlunaGeorge featuring Leikeli47 and Dreezy) 2016 I Remember
"Got Me F*cked Up" (Keke Palmer featuring Dreezy) Lauren

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Close to You" did not enter the US R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, but peaked at number 29 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay songs chart.[24]
  2. ^ "Wasted" did not enter the R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, but peaked at number 30 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay songs chart.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards[29] Best New R&B Artist Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicago Artist Dreezy To Drop 'Schizo' Mixtape – Kollegekidd". Kollege Kidd Staff. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dreezy Is the Crown Princess of Chicago Rap". Tara Mahadevan. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ Thisis50 (April 7, 2016). "Dreezy on Why She's Single; J. Cole; New Music". YouTube. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Sasha Go Hard and Dreezy "I Ain't No Hitta"". Femalerappers.net. Archived from the original on January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Dreezy & Mikey Dollaz – Business N Pleasure". Livemixtimes.com. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Dreezy & Mikey Dollaz get down to business in Business N Pleasure mixtape". Kollege Kidd Staff. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Schizo". Amazon.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "Dreezy Is the Crown Princess of Chicago Rap". Tara Mahadevan
  9. ^ "Nobody's Smiling". Amazon.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  10. ^ "Dreezy signs with Interscope". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Dreezy – Call It What You Want". Spinrilla.com. 
  12. ^ Cuevas, Jasmina (25 December 2015). "BUZZ Dreezy Drops EP 'From Now On' Featuring Dej Loaf [LISTEN]". Music Times. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "Dreezy Reveals Debut Album Artwork, Tracklist & Release Date". Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  14. ^ "Galantis To Headline Slope Day | The Cornell Daily Sun". cornellsun.com. Retrieved 2018-02-26. 
  15. ^ "Rolling Loud Festival Lineup". Vibe.com. 
  16. ^ "Dreezy - Chart history - Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  17. ^ "Dreezy - Chart history - Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  18. ^ "Chart Search - Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  19. ^ a b "Body by Dreezy and Jeremih - Music Charts". acharts.co. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  20. ^ a b "Chart Search - Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  21. ^ a b "Chart Search - Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  22. ^ a b "Chart Search - Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  23. ^ [1][dead link]
  24. ^ "Chart Search - Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  25. ^ "Dreezy - Spar (Audio) ft. 6LACK, Kodak Black". YouTube. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  26. ^ "Dreezy - Can't Trust A Soul (Audio) ft. PnB Rock". YouTube. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  27. ^ ""2nd to None - Single" von Dreezy & 2 Chainz". Itunes.apple.com. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  28. ^ DreezyOfficialVEVO (11 June 2018). "Dreezy - Where Them $ @ (Audio)". YouTube. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  29. ^ "Drake Leads 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations". Rap-Up. January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 

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