Sage the Gemini

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Sage the Gemini
Sage the Gemini in 2015
Sage the Gemini in 2015
Background information
Birth nameDominic Wynn Woods
Born (1992-06-20) June 20, 1992 (age 30)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
OriginFairfield, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2008–present
Member of

Dominic Wynn Woods[1][2] (born June 20, 1992),[3] better known by his stage name Sage the Gemini /s/, is an American rapper and record producer from Fairfield, California. He is perhaps best known for his 2013 singles "Gas Pedal" (featuring Iamsu!), which peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Red Nose", as well his feature on Flo Rida's 2014 single "Going Down For Real (GDFR)".[4] His debut studio album Remember Me was released through Republic Records in March 2014. He is a member of Bay Area hip hop collective The HBK Gang, and the only member of the group alongside singer Kehlani to be signed to a major label.

Life and career[edit]

1992–2012: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Sage the Gemini was born on June 20, 1992, in San Francisco, California.[5] His family moved to Fairfield, California, when he was 6–7 years old.[5] He started recording at the age of eleven with his brother after he bought a microphone from Gordon's Music and Sound shop in Fairfield, California. The first track he recorded, at 14, was titled "Made In China".[6] Woods took the name Sage the Gemini due to the color of his eyes and his zodiac sign.[7][8]

In 2008, Sage released his first single, "You Should Know" on MySpace. It became a viral hit, generating over three million views worldwide. He then joined Black Money Music Group. Being close friends with rapper Iamsu!, he also joined The HBK Gang, or the Heartbreak Gang.[7][8]

2013–present: Remember Me[edit]

In March 2013, Sage released the singles "Red Nose" and "Gas Pedal" featuring Iamsu!, the latter has reached number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it his first top 40 hit; it also reached number six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[4] The songs immediately became hits and gained substantial airplay, which persuaded Republic Records to sign a deal with him in August 2013.[9] The Recording Industry Association of America certified "Red Nose" Gold and "Gas Pedal" Platinum.[10] On March 25, 2014, Sage released his debut studio album, Remember Me.[11][12]

In October 2014, he was featured on Flo Rida's single "G.D.F.R.", which peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.[13] In July 2017, Sage released his debut mixtape, Morse Code, which includes the Gold certified single "Now and Later".[14] "Now and Later" peaked at the #1 spot on the urban charts in Australia and the UK.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Sage has a daughter named Lai'lah Woods.[16] Sage dated Jordin Sparks for a short time in 2015.[17][18]



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  2. ^ "Artist Spotlight: Get To Know Sage The Gemini". Republic Records. Archived from the original on January 30, 2016. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  3. ^ Jeffries, David. "Sage the Gemini Biography". AllMusic (All Media Network, LLC). Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Sage The Gemini – Chart history. Billboard. Retrieved on September 14, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Sage The Gemini Doesn't Listen to Rap". Noisey. March 25, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  6. ^ McIntire, George (October 30, 2013). "Sage the Gemini's Career Slams the 'Gas Pedal'". East Bay Express. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Artist Profile: Sage The Gemini". Republic Records. Archived from the original on July 9, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  8. ^ a b Ju, Shirley (March 27, 2014). "Sage The Gemini Recalls Meeting HBK Gang and His Early Influences | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef and Old School Hip Hop". HipHop DX. Archived from the original on January 15, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  9. ^ "Bay Area's Sage The Gemini Signs Deal with EMPIRE/Republic Records". DUBCNN. August 22, 2013. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  10. ^ Baker, Soren (January 7, 2014). "Sage the Gemini's "Gas Pedal" Goes Platinum and "Red Nose" Goes Gold". HipHop DX. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  11. ^ "Sage The Gemini and Kool John Have The Party Jumping In "College Drop" – XXL". December 23, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  12. ^ "Interview: Sage the Gemini On His New Album and Working With Justin Bieber « News". February 13, 2014. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  13. ^ "Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Hot 100 for 12th Week; Flo Rida Reaches Top 10". March 25, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  14. ^ "Sage The Gemini Drops "Morse Code" Mixtape". HipHopDX. July 23, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Hip Hop and R&B Singles Chart Top 40 | Official Charts Company". January 27, 2017. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  16. ^ "Sage The Gemini's A Proud Papa, Secret Baby Born?". January 25, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  17. ^ "Sage The Gemini Net Worth 2019, Bio, Age, Height". Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  18. ^ "Sage the Gemini: Jordin Sparks Relationship Was a PR Stunt at First". Us Weekly. February 23, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2020.

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