Sage the Gemini

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Sage the Gemini
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Sage the Gemini in 2015
Background information
Birth name Dominic Wynn Woods
Born (1992-06-20) June 20, 1992 (age 26)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Origin Fairfield, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active 2008–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website sagethegeminiofficial.com

Dominic Wynn Woods[1][2] (born June 20, 1992),[3] better known by his stage name Sage the Gemini /s/, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Fairfield, California. He is a member of The HBK Gang. He is known for his single "Gas Pedal" featuring Iamsu!, which peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] His debut studio album Remember Me was released in March 2014. His second studio album Bachelor Party, is planned for release in 2018.

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.[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.[9] immediately became hits and gained substantial airplay, which attracted Republic Records who signed a deal with him in August 2013. " The Recording Industry Association of America certified "Red Nose" Gold and "Gas Pedal" Platinum.[10] The singles' success led to a deal with Republic Records in August 2013.[11] On March 25, 2014, Sage released his debut studio album, Remember Me.[12][13]

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.[14] In July 2017, Sage released his debut mixtape, Morse Code, which includes the Gold certificated single "Now and Later".[15]

Personal life[edit]

Sage has a daughter named Lai'lah Woods.[16]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drake, David. "The Recipe: Sage The Gemini On Hitmaking Without a Cosign". Complex. Complex Media, Inc. Archived from the original on February 3, 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-24. ...he was born in San Francisco but reps Farfield, California... 
  2. ^ "Artist Spotlight: Get To Know Sage The Gemini". Republic Records. Archived from the original on January 30, 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  3. ^ Jeffries, David. "Sage the Gemini Biography". AllMusic.com (All Media Network, LLC). Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  4. ^ Sage The Gemini – Chart history. Billboard. Retrieved on 2013-09-14.
  5. ^ a b "Sage The Gemini Doesn't Listen to Rap". Noisey. March 25, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2018. 
  6. ^ McIntire, George. "Sage the Gemini's Career Slams the 'Gas Pedal'". East Bay Express. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  7. ^ a b "Artist Profile: Sage The Gemini". Republic Records. Archived from the original on July 9, 2015. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  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 2014-03-28. 
  9. ^ Sage The Gemini – Chart history. Billboard. Retrieved on 2013-09-14.
  10. ^ Baker, Soren (2014-01-07). "Sage the Gemini's "Gas Pedal" Goes Platinum and "Red Nose" Goes Gold | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News and Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  11. ^ Thursday (2013-08-22). "Sage The Gemini signs to Universal Republic – The latest Bay Area rap and hip-hop music – Thizzler On The Roof". Thizzler.com. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  12. ^ "Sage The Gemini and Kool John Have The Party Jumping In "College Drop" - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-12-23. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  13. ^ "Interview: Sage the Gemini On His New Album and Working With Justin Bieber « Radio.com News". News.radio.com. 2014-02-13. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  14. ^ "Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Hot 100 for 12th Week; Flo Rida Reaches Top 10". March 25, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Sage The Gemini Drops "Morse Code" Mixtape". HipHopDX. July 23, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Sage The Gemini's A Proud Papa, Secret Baby Born?". SOHH.com. January 25, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 

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