Born as Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson in Ontario, Canada, Tory Lanez is a Canadian singer, rapper, music video director, record producer, and fashion designer. With a net worth of $4.5 million, Lanez is also the founder of the record label, One Umbrella. He is not a billionaire yet.
His debut album was “I Told You” in 2016, and his first single, “Say it,” reached the fifth spot on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs Chart. It also reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He has collaborated with Meek Mill, YG, Paul Wall, Kid Ink, Sean Kingston, and others. Also, he has directed most of his successful music videos including, “Band A Man,” “In the Air,” and “Do the Most.”
Tory Lanez early life
Tory Lanez was born on July 27, 1992, to Sonstar Peterson and Luella. His mother Luellapassed away due to a rare disease when Tory was just 11. She was from Curacao, and her death had a huge impact on him as he didn’t know how to express himself. Hence, he turned to music to channel his anger.
His father, Sonstar, worked as an ordained minister and as a missionary. Tory had to go live with his cousin in Queens, New York, in 2006 due to his behavioral issues. He then lived with his grandmother in Toronto, but she didn’t want to take care of him. Many think Tory is adopted, but he isn’t.
Lanez once mentioned that he ended up moving downtown with three dudes he didn’t know. He didn’t have anyone to help him. He quit school at age 16 and started performing at outdoor concerts.
As of 2022, Tory Lanez’s net worth is estimated at $4.5 million.
Tory Lanez career
Lanez released a mixtape in 2009. Rapper Sean Kingston came across it and asked Torey to meet him in early 2010. That year Lanez released four mixtapes, and in 2011 he signed with Kingston’s record label, Time is Money Entertainment. He released more mixtapes in the next few years. His debut studio album, “I Told You,” was released on August 19, 2016, on Interscope Records/Mad Love Records. The album then reached #1 on the Billboard, Top Rap Albums chart.
His “Memories Don’t Lie” topped the Canadian Albums Chart and reached #3 on Billboard 200 chart. His next two albums, Love Me Now and Chixtape 5, reached #1 on the Top Rap Albums chart, R&B Albums Chart, UK Hip Hop, and Canadian Albums Chart. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he started hosting “Quarantine Radio” on Instagram Live. He released his fifth album, “Daystar,” in 2020 on his own label. The album reached #4 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums charts and Top Rap Albums.
Lanez has also performed on several tracks by other artists, such as Busta Rhymes’s ‘Girlfriend’ in 2017 and ‘Getcha Roll On’ with T-Pain in 2019. He has also been a songwriter on Alicia Keys, Fifth Harmony, Meek Mill, and Jeezy.
Tory Lanez accused Spotify of removing his project Loner in December 2020. Loner was available on all streaming services, but Spotify removed it without reason.
Tory Lanez musical style
Tory’s music is a blending of styles that incorporates R&B singing, hip-hop rapping, and melody and drives from pop to Jamaican ragga. His songs are more on the autobiographical style telling his life story. They reveal his unbridled ambition.
He compares his creation of the record to make a movie. Tory shares that he does his best to make it a real cinematic feeling record. His albums play like a complete movie and include everything from skits, interludes, and everything. Also, he believes in making all kinds of music, be it rapping or singing.
Tory Lanez legal issue
Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion’s scandal has created a lot of uproars. According to the latest report, the LA County DA’s office reviews assault charges and the singer’s involvement in the incident. In July 2020, Tory was arrested in Hollywood Hills and Megan Thee Stallion.
Megan had an injury in her foot. She later explained that the injury was due to a bullet shot. Further, she claimed she was not arrested, and the officers just assisted her in reaching the hospital. She underwent surgery after the incident.
Tory has been linked with inciting violence. Earlier, he was caught in a conflict with security in March 2016. A video from the venue went viral where he was seen hurling objects at others.
Tory Lanez girlfriend
Tory Lanez is currently single. The Canadian nationality singer earlier has dated Megan Thee Stallion (2020), Joseline Hernandez (2018), Kash Doll (2018), Nakita Johnson, Kaylin Garcia, DreamDoll, and others. He also had an encounter with Bria Myles in 2017.
Tory and Megan were secretly in a relationship in 2020 before the infamous shooting incident. Tory Lanez considers Megan now a friend after the felony charge. The ‘Savage’ rapper accused Lanez of shooting her in a vehicle after leaving from a party together hosted at Kylie Jenner’s house. He was then found guilty of carrying a weapon but was released later. The 29-year old singer Tory Lanez does not have any kids.