What is the net worth of N.O.R.E.? People born in the ’90s are the ones who experienced the new wave of Hip Hop firsthand. Those were the time when O.G.’s used to make it to the Billboard with serious bangers. Dr.Dre, Tupac, Coolio, M.C. Hammer are just a few names among many whose style was unique, and so were their music and lyrics. Their words reached the heart of people. One such artist is N.O.R.E. In this article, we would talk about N.O.R.E.’s net worth and also look into his life.
Initially, N.O.R.E. made songs with his Capone. Capone-N-Noreaga was the name the duo went by. Their debut album was a success which leads to 3 more singles. Soon after, Capone went back to prison. Noreaga went on a solo journey and came out with his solo debut album N.O.R.E. The artist was soon certified Platinum. And for those who don’t know what Platinum is, it is basically a standard of the music industry where when an artist sells 1,000,000 units of his album in sales or streaming; they are given the platinum certification.
N.O.R.E. Early Life And Career
N.O.R.E. or Noreaga was born Victor Santiago Jr. on September 6, 1977, in New York City. He is an American rapper, actor, and media personality. N.O.R.E. first came into the Hip Hop scene in 1995 with a fellow Queen’s rapper, Capone. He first met Capone when he was doing time in prison. They signed with a music label called Penalty Recordings in 1996. Under the label, they released their first album, ‘The War Report,’ in 1997. The album was a commercial success which made the duo well-known in the Hip Hop industry and among its audience. The album was at number 21 on the Billboard 200. Following the success of the album, Capone was once again sentenced to prison. This made Noreaga take on a solo career.
In 1998, he released his debut solo album ‘N.O.R.E.’. The title was a backronym “Niggaz On (the) Run Eatin'” and also the short version of the artist name. The solo album became even more famous than the duo’s debut album, charting at number 2 on the Billboard 200. This album made him get certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.). N.O.R.E. continued to pursue his career as a solo artist. He officially changed his stage name to N.O.R.E. In 1999, he would go on to release his second solo album, “Melvin Flynt – Da Hustler”. This album was not such a great success, although it did make it to the Top 10 of the Billboard 200.
Later, N.O.R.E. released his third solo album in 2002, titled ‘God’s Favorite’. The album was yet another big success and reached number 3 on the Billboard 200 and did also get certified platinum. It contained the major hit ‘Nothin” which reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. It became N.O.R.E.’s highest-charting hit.
Career In Reggaeton Music
Following ‘God’s Favorite,’ N.O.R.E. changed his music genre from rap to reggae. He began recording Spanish songs to pay tribute to his Puerto Rican background and stick to the roots. So he started making reggaeton music rather than traditional hip hop. He released his first reggeaton single in 2004, titled ‘Oye Mi Canto’. The song became a major hit and reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Confident by his success on his first single, N.O.R.E. released a reggaeton album in 2006, which included the lead singles ‘Oye Mi Canto’ and ‘Mas Maiz’. The album was released under Jay-Z’s ‘Roc-La-Familia’. It had both English and Spanish language tracks. However, it did not do nearly as well as any of his previous solo albums, as it only reached number 82 on the Billboard 200.
N.O.R.E. went on to release two more solo albums. The first was ‘Noreality,’ released in 2007 and supported by the single ‘Set It Off’. The second album S.O.R.E. [Still On (The) Run], was controversially released in 2009. N.O.R.E. went on to even say that he had nothing to do with the album and the people shouldn’t buy it. He also mentioned that 5 of the songs on the album were picked on from the internet. This all happened due to the label not doing financially well. N.O.R.E. then later made an announcement that he is already working on a new album called ‘N.O.R.E. pt 2: Born Again’, which he later renamed ‘Student Of The Game’.
On April 16, 2013, N.O.R.E. released ‘Student Of The Game,’ and shortly after that, he also announced a sequel to the album that will be released. He told MTV that his next album, ‘Melvin Flynt II: Da Final Hustle’ will be his final album. He stated that he would stop releasing solo albums and touring. N.O.R.E. also added that he would focus on being a music executive.
N.O.R.E. Net Worth
N.O.R.E.’s net worth is estimated to be around 2 million dollars. The rapper made a significant amount of money in his career. N.O.R.E.’s income per year is around 300k dollars. He earns 27k dollars per month and 6k dollars per week. He mostly makes money off royalty. The rapper also has a YouTube channel (other than his artist page), ‘Drink Champs’. Here he records podcasts with several of the famous names in the Hip Hop industry. The rapper is happily married to his wife, Neri. The couple also has three kids, but the rapper does not talk much about his personal life and keeps it private as much as possible. He is also set to feature in the new season of the popular VH1 reality television show ‘Love And Hip Hop: Miami’. Fans are very excited about N.O.R.E.’s appearance on the show, and so are we.