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Quavo performing in August 2017
Quavious Keyate Marshall

(1991-04-02) April 2, 1991 (age 28)[1]
Athens, Georgia, United States
Other names
  • Huncho
  • Yate
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2008–present
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • keyboards
Associated acts

Quavious Keyate Marshall (born April 2, 1991), known professionally as Quavo, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as a member of the hip hop and trap music trio Migos. Quavo is related to his fellow Migos members, being Takeoff's uncle and Offset's cousin.[2]

Outside of Migos, Quavo has been featured on four singles that have peaked within the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, including DJ Khaled's "I'm the One". On October 11, 2018, he released his debut solo album, Quavo Huncho which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 200.

Personal life[edit]

Quavious Keyate Marshall was born on April 2, 1991, in Athens, Georgia.[3] Marshall's mother, Edna Marshall, was a hairdresser and his father died when he was four years old.[4][5] The three members of the Migos grew up together in Gwinnett County, a mostly suburban area half an hour northeast of Atlanta.[6]

Marshall attended Berkmar High School and was the starting quarterback of its football team during the 2009 season, his senior year.[6] Although his height was listed as 6 ft 1 in tall, in actuality closer to 5 ft 10 in,[7] he was thin for a football player (described by the Gwinnett Daily Post as "spindly").[8] Berkmar went 1-9 in the 2009 season, and Marshall went 19-of-25 for 201 yards and three touchdowns for the first win of the season.[9][10] Quavo previously held the record by completing 28 passes in a game back in 2009.[11]

Despite finishing the football season for his senior year, Marshall dropped out of Berkmar months before graduation.[6]

Marshall received the MVP Award during the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game after a 19 point performance and victory.[12] In 2019, Marshall played on the "Away" roster during the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at the Bojangles' Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina.[13]

He started dating rapper Saweetie in July 2018.

Musical career[edit]

Migos was formed in 2008 by Quavo and fellow rappers Takeoff and Offset. The three members are directly related and were raised together by Quavo's mother. Quavo is Takeoff's uncle, and Offset is Quavo's cousin.[14] The group was originally known as Polo Club and are from Lawrenceville, Georgia. The group eventually decided to change their name to "Migos" after deciding Polo Club was too generic. The group released their first full-length project, a mixtape titled Juug Season, on August 25, 2011. They followed with the mixtape No Label, on June 1, 2012.

Migos initially rose to prominence in 2013 after the release of their single "Versace". The song was remixed by Canadian rapper Drake and peaked at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 31 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Quavo had his first lead single as a solo artist with the song "Champions" featuring several other artists, the song peaked at number 71 on the Billboard Hot 100.[15]

After the success of Migos' second studio album Culture, which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, Quavo was subsequently featured on several popular songs, including "Congratulations", "I'm the One", "Portland", and "Strip That Down". In an interview with GQ, Houston-based rapper Travis Scott, with whom Quavo previously worked with on the Young Thug collaboration "Pick Up the Phone", revealed he had a collaborative album with Quavo in the works.[16]

In April 2017, Quavo was featured on The Fate of the Furious: The Album on the song "Go Off" with Lil Uzi Vert and Travis Scott. The song was eventually certified Gold by the RIAA.[17] Quavo also released "Ice Tray" with Lil Yachty[18] on December 14, 2017. The song peaked at number 74 on the Billboard Hot 100.

On December 21, 2017, Quavo announced that he would release Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho with Travis Scott on December 22, 2017 without any prior promotion.[19] The album had eight songs that debuted on the Billboard Hot 100.

On January 26, 2018, Migos released Culture II. Quavo released three singles for his upcoming debut solo album,[20] "Workin Me", "Lamb Talk" and "Bubble Gum" with "Workin Me" peaking at 52 on the Billboard Hot 100, Quavo's highest yet.

On May 18, 2019, Quavo performed "Future" alongside Madonna at the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.[21][22]

Legal issues[edit]

On April 18, 2015, authorities stopped a Migos concert at Georgia Southern University and arrested all three members of the group, as well as several members of their entourage. Quavo was charged with possession of an unspecified Schedule II narcotic, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm in a school safety zone, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.[23][24] He was released from jail on bond, and later pleaded no contest to misdemeanor marijuana charges and received a 12-month sentence, which was suspended based on payment of fines.[25][26]


Studio albums

Collaborative albums


Television series
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Atlanta[27] Himself Episode: "Go for Broke"
2018 Star Himself Episode: "Dreamers"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2017 Teen Choice Awards[28] Choice Electronic/Dance Song "Know No Better" (with Major Lazer, Travis Scott and Camila Cabello) Won
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song "I'm the One" (with DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne) Won
MTV Video Music Awards[29] Best Hip Hop Video Nominated
American Music Awards[30] Collaboration of the Year Nominated
Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop Won
2018 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Song Nominated
Billboard Music Awards Top Streaming Song (Audio) "Congratulations" (with Post Malone) Nominated
Top Rap Song "I'm the One" (with DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne) Nominated


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  2. ^ "Migos". Biography.com. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  3. ^ "Happy Birthday, Quavo! - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  4. ^ "Interview: Migos". The FADER. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  5. ^ "The Three A-Migos: Quavo, Takeoff & Offset". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  6. ^ a b c "Migos: Young, Rich and Outrunning Trouble". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  7. ^ Quavo true height revealed after research - Quavo Researched by CelebHeights
  8. ^ Awtrey, Stan. "Upson-Lee 39, Berkmar 7". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  9. ^ "Berkmar High School 09-10 Football Schedule". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  10. ^ Curtright, Guy. "Berkmar 33, Meadowcreek 6". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  11. ^ Weiner, Natalie. "Migos Hit-Maker Quavo Was Actually a Record-Setting High School Quarterback". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  12. ^ Janes, Théoden (2019-02-16). "The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game was looking weak. Then some strong basketball saved it". charlotteobserver. Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  13. ^ release, Official. "ESPN and NBA announce celebrity rosters and coaches for 2019 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles exclusively on ESPN". NBA.com. Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  14. ^ "Migos' Wild World: One Night in the Studio With 'Bad and Boujee' Trio". Rolling Stone.
  15. ^ "Kanye West Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  16. ^ "Travis Scott Teases Quavo Collab Project and 'AstroWorld' Album in New Freestyle". XXL. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  17. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  18. ^ "Quavo and Lil Yatchy Mock Joe Budden in New 'Ice Tray' video". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  19. ^ "Quavo & Travis Scott Move Up the Release Date for 'Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho': 'We Drop It Tonight'". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  20. ^ "Quavo announces debut solo album". The FADER. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  21. ^ Legaspi, Althea (17 May 2019). "Madonna and Quavo Welcome the 'Future' in New Song". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  22. ^ Smith, Neil (16 May 2019). "Madonna Eurovision appearance confirmed". BBC News. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  23. ^ Offset of the Migos Denied Bond After Georgia Southern University Arrest. XXL.
  24. ^ "Migos Members Arrested on Guns, Drugs Charges After Concert". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  25. ^ "Quavo And Takeoff Released From Jail, Offset's Bond Denied". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  26. ^ "Plea deals keep rap group Migos out of jail". WSB-TV. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  27. ^ "Quavo Steals The Show On Donald Glover's 'Atlanta'". The Source. September 15, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  28. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2017 Reveal "Second Wave" of Nominations". E! Online. July 12, 2017. Archived from the original on July 12, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  29. ^ "VMAs: Kendrick Lamar Tops Nominations as MTV Continues to Eliminate Gendered Categories". The Hollywood Reporter. July 25, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  30. ^ "Here Are All the Winners From the 2017 AMAs". Billboard. November 19, 2017. Retrieved November 20, 2017.

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