Silento is a 23-year-old American rapper and vocalist who goes by the stage name Richard Lamar Hawk. His smash song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” made him famous. The blockbuster song was certified 5x Platinum, and over 1.8 billion people have viewed it on YouTube to date. Silento’s net worth is predicted to be around $1.5 million in 2021.
Silento was arrested in February 2021 for killing Frederick Rooks, his cousin. On August 3, a grand jury indicted him on four counts: felony murder, aggravated assault, malice murder, and firearm possession.
|Full Name||Richard Lamar Hawk|
|Birth Date||January 22, 1998|
|Birth Place||Stone Mountain, Georgia, U. S.|
|Profession||Rapper and Singer|
Silento Early life
Richard Lamar Hawk, better known as Silento, was born on January 22, 1998, in Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States. He hasn’t revealed anything about himself, his parents, or his academic history. However, just a few sources have confirmed that he attended Redan High School.
In January 2015, Silento released his first single, “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).” The song quickly became a great hit, and as a result of its fame, he began to be known all over the world. He signed a recording deal with Capitol Records three months after the song was released.
The song was officially published by Capitol Records on May 5, 2015. It reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. The song was also certified 6x Platinum in the United States, 2x Platinum in Canada, and 2x Platinum in Australia.
The official music video for the popular song was published on YouTube on June 25, 2016. The music video has gotten a lot of attention since it was released. The video has received over 1.8 billion views so far. For his hit single, he was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award and a Teen Choice Award. He was also honored with the 2015 Soul Train Music Award.
Silento has sung his hit song at a variety of functions. He and the actors of the TV sitcom “Black-ish” performed at the BET Awards in June 2015. Similarly, on December 31, 2016, he played his hit song on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” an annual New Year’s Eve TV spectacular.
On August 3, 2018, Silento released his first studio album, “Fresh Outta High School.” On November 29, 2018, he released his second album, “Fresh Outta High School Part 2,” after a three-month wait. On October 14, 2020, he released his fourth studio album, “Skyrolyrics.” “Bars Behind Bards,” his most recent album, was published on March 13, 2021.
Silento Net Worth
Silento’s net worth is predicted to be around $1.5 million in 2021. His singing career has earned him a large amount of money. In addition, his SilentoVEVO YouTube channel, which has 4.5 million followers and over 1.9 billion views, could be bringing in a lot of cash.