Quavo performing in August 2017
|Birth name||Quavious Keyate Marshall|
|Also known as||Huncho|
April 2, 1991|
Athens, Georgia, U.S.
|Origin||Gwinnett County, Georgia, U.S.|
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 trio Migos. Quavo is related to his fellow Migos members, being Takeoff's uncle and Offset's cousin.
Quavious Keyate Marshall was born on April 2, 1991, in Athens, Georgia. Marshall's mother was a hairdresser and his father died when he was four years old. The three members of the Migos grew up together in Gwinnett County, a mostly suburban area half an hour northeast of Atlanta.
Marshall attended Berkmar High School and was the starting quarterback of its football team during the 2009 season, his senior year. Although he was listed as 6 ft 1 in tall, he was thin for a football player (described by the Gwinnett Daily Post as "spindly"). 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. Quavo previously held the record by completing 28 passes in a game back in 2009.
Despite finishing the football season for his senior year, Marshall dropped out of Berkmar months before graduation.
Migos was formed in 2009 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 nephew. 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.
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.
On January 26, 2018, Migos released Culture II.
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. 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.
- Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho (2017)
|2016||Atlanta||Himself||Episode: "Go for Broke"|
Awards and nominations
|2017||Teen Choice Awards||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||Best Hip Hop Video||Nominated|
|American Music Awards||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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