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August Alsina

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August Alsina has drawn from an unstable and tragic upbringing to record some of the grittiest contemporary R&B of the 2010s and 2020s. Within a few years of uploading his first clips, the singer and songwriter landed a deal with Def Jam that yielded the platinum single "I Luv This Shit" (2013) and a number two hit debut album, Testimony (2014). Since wrapping up his major-label phase, the singer and songwriter has gone independent with his Shake the World label, the outlet for the double-length album The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy (2020) and a handful of subsequent singles.

August Anthony Alsina, Jr. spent the first several years of his life in New Orleans. His mother moved his family to Houston after Hurricane Katrina to gain distance from the troubled lives led by his crack-addicted father and stepfather. In 2007, while in his early teens, Alsina uploaded covers of songs by Musiq Soulchild and Lyfe Jennings, which racked up thousands of views on YouTube. His home situation deteriorated, and he moved back to New Orleans. The shooting death of his brother was a wake-up call. Motivated to develop his talent as a singer, he moved to Atlanta in 2011 and released a handful of mixtapes, such as The Product and August Alsina University, through the following year.

Early in 2013, Alsina issued "I Luv This Shit" -- his Def Jam debut -- as the first single from The Product 2, hosted by DJ Drama. An EP for Def Jam, Downtown: Life Under the Gun, followed in August 2013. "I Luv This Shit" subsequently peaked at number 13 on Billboard's R&B/hip-hop chart and crossed into the Hot 100, where it reached number 48. The follow-up single "Ghetto," featuring Rich Homie Quan, peaked at number 37 R&B/hip-hop. Alsina's proper debut album, Testimony, arrived in April 2014 with appearances from Rick Ross, Pusha T, and Fabolous, and reached number two on the Billboard 200. By the end of the year, he also had a couple high-profile featured appearances under his belt with DJ Khaled's "Hold You Down" and Kevin Gates' "I Don't Get Tired." The singer was also hospitalized for seizures and was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease, but he wasn't sidelined for long. His second album, This Thing Called Life, was released in December 2015 and entered the Billboard 200 at number 14, promoted with singles such as "Why I Do It" (with Lil Wayne) and the charting "Sony Cry."

Alsina was relatively quiet over the next year. He made a handful of guest appearances, most notably on DJ Khaled's "Do You Mind." A half-dozen singles were scattered across the next two years. Newly independent in 2018, he established his own label, Shake the World, with distribution from Human Re Sources, and built anticipation for his third album with singles and Forever and a Day, an EP that landed in February 2019. After another string of singles into mid-2020, Alsina released his third album, The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy. The 90-minute set included Juicy J, Lil Wayne, and Tink among its featured artists, and reached its Billboard 200 peak at number 48. Between projects, Alsina released singles throughout 2022 such as "Beautiful Way," "Yeah Yeah," and "Lied to You." ~ Andy Kellman

Total plays

1.9 billion
Updated on 2024-07-13

Monthly listeners

1,784,845

Followers

2,616,790

Top Cities

  1. Australia
    32,861 listeners
  2. United States
    24,861 listeners
  3. South Africa
    Johannesburg
    36,018 listeners
  4. United States
    24,735 listeners
  5. United Kingdom
    26,314 listeners

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Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
I Don't Get Tired (#IDGT) (feat. August Alsina)
I Don't Get Tired (#IDGT) (feat. August Alsina)
200,251,360 3:30 2014-12-15
Do You Mind (feat. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future & Rick Ross)
Do You Mind (feat. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future & Rick Ross)
178,239,386 5:26 2016-08-04
No Love
No Love
163,986,794 4:36 2014-08-05
I Luv This Shit
I Luv This Shit
155,710,409 4:27 2013-01-01
I Luv This Sh*t - Bonus Track
I Luv This Sh*t - Bonus Track
155,710,409 4:27 2014-01-01
Kissin' On My Tattoos
Kissin' On My Tattoos
92,317,060 4:12 2014-01-01
Numb - Bonus Track
Numb - Bonus Track
66,862,970 4:14 2014-01-01
Gold Slugs (feat. Chris Brown, August Alsina & Fetty Wap)
Gold Slugs (feat. Chris Brown, August Alsina & Fetty Wap)
59,120,913 4:19 2015-10-13
I Luv This Shit - Remix (Bonus Track)
I Luv This Shit - Remix (Bonus Track)
54,251,320 4:27 2014-01-01
I Luv This Sh*t - Remix
I Luv This Sh*t - Remix
54,251,320 4:26 2013-01-01
Bottom of the Bottle (feat. August Alsina & Lil Wayne)
Bottom of the Bottle (feat. August Alsina & Lil Wayne)
47,243,037 3:59 2015-08-28
Wait
Wait
46,450,764 3:25 2017-01-13
Don't Matter
Don't Matter
40,798,237 2:53 2017-06-01
Song Cry
Song Cry
40,668,276 4:30 2015-10-28
Porn Star
Porn Star
35,471,680 4:38 2014-01-01
Make It Home
Make It Home
28,520,497 4:32 2014-01-01
Entanglements
Entanglements
28,160,526 3:08 2020-07-19
Grind & Pray/Get Ya Money
Grind & Pray/Get Ya Money
22,483,780 5:32 2014-01-01
Been a Minute (feat. August Alsina)
Been a Minute (feat. August Alsina)
21,255,233 3:50 2017-07-07
Lonely
Lonely
20,603,123 2:46 2017-01-20
Downtown
Downtown
18,511,496 4:43 2013-01-01
Right There
Right There
16,347,842 3:38 2014-01-01
Let Me Hit That
Let Me Hit That
15,434,404 3:49 2013-01-01
No Love
No Love
15,434,244 4:04 2014-01-01
Benediction
Benediction
15,257,427 4:55 2014-01-01
You Deserve
You Deserve
14,906,886 4:02 2014-01-01
Been Around The World
Been Around The World
13,800,629 3:23 2015-12-11
Ghetto
Ghetto
13,704,129 5:14 2013-01-01
Testify
Testify
13,333,611 4:03 2014-01-01
Ghetto
Ghetto
11,544,472 3:60 2014-01-01
FML
FML
11,497,966 3:38 2014-01-01
Why I Do It
Why I Do It
10,781,228 3:41 2015-08-28
Drugs
Drugs
10,733,905 3:14 2017-01-06
Mama
Mama
10,637,548 3:29 2014-01-01
Hip Hop
Hip Hop
8,388,778 3:29 2015-12-11
Ah Yeah
Ah Yeah
8,235,145 2:36 2014-01-01
Nobody Knows
Nobody Knows
7,960,708 4:11 2013-01-01
Today
Today
7,638,466 3:21 2019-12-06
Don't Forget About Me
Don't Forget About Me
7,314,134 3:58 2013-01-01
Work To Do
Work To Do
7,026,451 3:00 2020-06-23
We Just Came to Party (feat. August Alsina)
We Just Came to Party (feat. August Alsina)
6,117,158 3:55 2014-01-06
Job
Job
6,039,544 4:15 2015-12-11
Down On Your Luck
Down On Your Luck
5,654,349 2:17 2014-01-01
Pretty
Pretty
5,150,478 3:12 2020-06-26
Fuck The World
Fuck The World
4,894,632 3:40 2014-09-02
F*** The World
F*** The World
4,894,632 3:40 2014-09-01
She's a Keeper
She's a Keeper
4,603,951 4:01 2014-09-18
Other Side
Other Side
4,557,216 3:60 2015-12-11
Would You Know?
Would You Know?
4,201,956 5:36 2015-12-11
First Time
First Time
4,057,567 3:08 2015-12-11
Secret
Secret
4,039,236 3:04 2019-02-14
Survival Of The Fittest
Survival Of The Fittest
3,980,358 3:39 2013-01-01
Look At How Far I've Come
Look At How Far I've Come
3,920,599 4:24 2015-12-11
Why I Do It
Why I Do It
3,798,986 3:59 2015-12-11
Grind & Pray - Extended (Bonus Track)
Grind & Pray - Extended (Bonus Track)
3,748,427 3:32 2014-01-01
Hell On Earth
Hell On Earth
3,738,587 2:30 2013-01-01
Like You Love Me
Like You Love Me
3,731,843 2:59 2018-12-21
Dreamer
Dreamer
3,731,073 4:47 2015-12-11
One More Shot (feat. Rick Ross and August Alsina)
One More Shot (feat. Rick Ross and August Alsina)
3,380,540 4:31 2014-09-30
Myself
Myself
3,298,344 2:06 2023-01-20
Hollywood
Hollywood
3,068,392 3:29 2015-12-11
American Dream
American Dream
2,998,191 3:29 2015-12-11
Onyx
Onyx
2,989,354 3:46 2016-07-22
Forever and a Day
Forever and a Day
2,918,190 2:55 2019-02-14
Change
Change
2,710,204 3:20 2015-12-11
NOLA
NOLA
2,507,266 2:48 2020-06-21
The Encore
The Encore
2,357,313 3:46 2015-12-11
For You
For You
2,102,024 3:48 2019-02-14
Rear View (feat. August Alsina)
Rear View (feat. August Alsina)
2,032,315 4:10 2014-01-07
This Thing Called Life
This Thing Called Life
2,004,762 0:58 2015-12-11
Be Love
Be Love
1,966,048 3:20 2019-02-14
Rounds
Rounds
1,848,950 3:33 2020-06-22
Us
Us
1,823,184 2:52 2019-02-14
Soon As I Walk In (feat. Tink)
Soon As I Walk In (feat. Tink)
1,800,964 4:07 2020-06-26
Control
Control
1,772,264 3:12 2019-02-14
Lied To You
Lied To You
1,717,561 3:01 2022-12-16
Beautiful Way
Beautiful Way
1,678,116 3:35 2022-06-15
2am
2am
1,640,995 2:59 2022-06-24
She Got It
She Got It
1,533,093 3:53 2018-07-13
Summertime (feat. August Alsina)
Summertime (feat. August Alsina)
1,492,314 2:53 2014-03-11
Resent (feat. Lil Wayne & Juicy J)
Resent (feat. Lil Wayne & Juicy J)
1,397,538 4:05 2020-06-26
Brakes (feat. Yo Gotti)
Brakes (feat. Yo Gotti)
1,239,995 3:16 2020-06-26
Go
Go
1,140,345 2:55 2019-02-14
Lessons
Lessons
1,093,732 3:55 2020-06-26
Lost
Lost
1,055,938 3:16 2019-02-14
Sincerely
Sincerely
1,019,906 4:31 2020-06-24
Party
Party
960,354 2:32 2023-03-10
(Bonus Track) Jump
(Bonus Track) Jump
930,339 4:15 2014-12-02
Jump on It
Jump on It
930,339 4:16 2016-04-05
Fly Far
Fly Far
901,380 3:02 2020-06-26
Mrs. Mary Mack
Mrs. Mary Mack
889,049 3:32 2015-09-09
Shake The World
Shake The World
879,515 1:50 2022-04-04
On Demand
On Demand
878,496 4:02 2014-10-07
RRR (Real Recognize Real)
RRR (Real Recognize Real)
822,337 2:55 2020-06-26
Ready
Ready
788,926 3:23 2020-06-26
Deliver Us (feat. Darrel Walls)
Deliver Us (feat. Darrel Walls)
752,632 4:54 2020-06-25
Feeling
Feeling
752,424 3:21 2020-06-26
All Night (feat. August Alsina)
All Night (feat. August Alsina)
750,173 3:40 2014-01-26
Party Til
Party Til
707,516 3:34 2020-06-26
Perfect Strangers
Perfect Strangers
685,782 3:27 2020-06-26
Tonight
Tonight
684,086 3:35 2020-06-26
4Real
4Real
679,317 2:46 2020-06-26
Be Good
Be Good
678,534 2:47 2020-06-26
Chase
Chase
645,457 2:49 2020-06-26
Still Don't Know
Still Don't Know
601,393 3:19 2020-06-26
Sleeve
Sleeve
596,502 3:13 2020-06-26
If We Broke Up
If We Broke Up
588,586 3:48 2020-06-26
Never Fold
Never Fold
563,786 1:45 2023-03-10
Broken Rollie
Broken Rollie
508,951 2:56 2020-06-26
Rules
Rules
494,259 2:50 2023-03-10
August
August
493,656 2:11 2023-03-10
Bossin Up
Bossin Up
481,446 3:41 2020-06-26
Longer
Longer
477,061 2:49 2020-06-26
On Me
On Me
385,504 3:17 2023-03-10
Swervin'
Swervin'
378,291 3:42 2017-05-31
Yeah Yeah
Yeah Yeah
378,238 2:54 2022-07-22
Same
Same
344,785 2:49 2023-03-10
Weekdays (feat. Zu & Deeno)
Weekdays (feat. Zu & Deeno)
290,453 3:28 2023-02-17
My Day (feat. August Alsina)
My Day (feat. August Alsina)
239,855 4:02 2017-10-27
Strangers
Strangers
229,811 3:35 2017-05-31
Friends
Friends
226,438 2:38 2023-03-10
Back It Up
Back It Up
206,194 3:03 2017-05-31
Hell Yeah
Hell Yeah
191,665 3:19 2014-08-29
Shut It Down (feat. August Alsina)
Shut It Down (feat. August Alsina)
184,555 4:31 2015-03-28
Wont Let Go
Wont Let Go
182,592 2:48 2016-12-31
I'm That Boy (Radio Version) [feat. August Alsina]
I'm That Boy (Radio Version) [feat. August Alsina]
176,085 4:05 2015-04-22
I'm That Boy (feat. August Alsina)
I'm That Boy (feat. August Alsina)
176,085 4:05 2015-04-22
Bottom of the Bottle
Bottom of the Bottle
168,712 3:59 2016-03-20
My Day (Remix)
My Day (Remix)
162,099 4:02 2023-05-12
On the Block
On the Block
161,368 3:09 2015-07-11
Freak All Night
Freak All Night
152,504 3:46 2020-10-31
Soon As I Walk In (feat. Tink)
Soon As I Walk In (feat. Tink)
142,487 4:08 2020-06-26
All Night (feat. August Alsina)
All Night (feat. August Alsina)
128,707 3:42 2014-03-11
Fill You Up
Fill You Up
118,140 3:00 2017-05-31
Diamonds
Diamonds
99,516 3:21 2014-01-01
Down
Down
98,717 3:29 2016-08-23
Smile
Smile
95,019 3:31 2017-05-31
Right There (Remix) [feat. Meek Mill]
Right There (Remix) [feat. Meek Mill]
91,011 6:20 2017-05-31
RRR (Real Recognize Real)
RRR (Real Recognize Real)
81,115 2:55 2020-06-26
Guilty Pleasure (feat. August Alsina)
Guilty Pleasure (feat. August Alsina)
77,319 4:36 2012-08-14
I Luv This Sh*t - Commentary
I Luv This Sh*t - Commentary
76,686 0:33 2013-01-01
WONT LET GO
WONT LET GO
66,772 3:50 2017-01-22
Keep Going
Keep Going
40,883 4:07 2015-07-24
In The Bed
In The Bed
40,173 3:54 2015-04-21
Best Friend
Best Friend
33,745 3:38 2018-01-01
Hell On Earth - Commentary
Hell On Earth - Commentary
26,771 0:39 2013-01-01
One Thing About It
One Thing About It
17,133 4:00 2015-11-03
Downtown - Commentary
Downtown - Commentary
13,081 0:41 2013-01-01
Let Me Hit That - Commentary
Let Me Hit That - Commentary
9,976 0:51 2013-01-01
Survival Of The Fittest - Commentary
Survival Of The Fittest - Commentary
9,302 0:53 2013-01-01
Ghetto - Commentary
Ghetto - Commentary
8,335 1:28 2013-01-01
Don't Forget About Me - Commentary
Don't Forget About Me - Commentary
6,814 1:14 2013-01-01
Interludes And Tattoos - Commentary
Interludes And Tattoos - Commentary
6,126 1:13 2013-01-01
Nobody Knows - Commentary
Nobody Knows - Commentary
5,862 2:53 2013-01-01

New releases

Myself
Myself
2023-03-10
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Myself
Myself
2023-03-10
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Weekdays (feat. Zu & Deeno)
Weekdays (feat. Zu & Deeno)
2023-02-17
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Myself
Myself
2023-01-20
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Lied To You
Lied To You
2022-12-16
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Lied To You
Lied To You
2022-12-16
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Yeah Yeah
Yeah Yeah
2022-07-22
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Yeah Yeah
Yeah Yeah
2022-07-22
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
2am
2am
2022-06-24
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Beautiful Way
Beautiful Way
2022-06-15
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Shake The World
Shake The World
2022-04-04
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Shake The World
Shake The World
2022-04-04
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Entanglements
Entanglements
2020-07-19
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Entanglements
Entanglements
2020-07-19
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy
The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy
2020-06-26
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy
The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy
2020-06-26
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Deliver Us (feat. Darrel Walls)
Deliver Us (feat. Darrel Walls)
2020-06-25
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Deliver Us (feat. Darrel Walls)
Deliver Us (feat. Darrel Walls)
2020-06-25
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Sincerely
Sincerely
2020-06-24
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Work To Do
Work To Do
2020-06-23
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Rounds
Rounds
2020-06-22
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Rounds
Rounds
2020-06-22
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
NOLA
NOLA
2020-06-21
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
NOLA
NOLA
2020-06-21
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Today
Today
2019-12-06
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Today
Today
2019-12-06
[Shake the World / EMPIRE]
Forever and a Day
Forever and a Day
2019-02-14
[Shake The World / Human Re Sources]
Like You Love Me
Like You Love Me
2018-12-21
[Shake The World / Human Re Sources]
Don't Matter
Don't Matter
2017-06-01
[Def Jam Recordings]
Why Not
Why Not
2017-05-31
[Drip Gang]
Lonely
Lonely
2017-01-20
[Def Jam Recordings]
Lonely
Lonely
2017-01-20
[Def Jam Recordings]
Wait
Wait
2017-01-13
[Def Jam Recordings]
Drugs
Drugs
2017-01-06
[Def Jam Recordings]
Drugs
Drugs
2017-01-06
[Def Jam Recordings]
This Thing Called Life
This Thing Called Life
2015-12-11
[Def Jam Recordings]
This Thing Called Life
This Thing Called Life
2015-12-11
[Def Jam Recordings]
Song Cry
Song Cry
2015-10-28
[Def Jam Recordings]
Why I Do It
Why I Do It
2015-08-28
[Def Jam Recordings]
Why I Do It
Why I Do It
2015-08-28
[Def Jam Recordings]
No Love (Remix)
No Love (Remix)
2014-08-05
[Def Jam Recordings]
No Love (Remix)
No Love (Remix)
2014-08-05
[Def Jam Recordings]
Testimony
Testimony
2014-01-01
[Def Jam Recordings]
Testimony (Deluxe)
Testimony (Deluxe)
2014-01-01
[Def Jam Recordings]
Testimony
Testimony
2014-01-01
[Def Jam Recordings]
Testimony
Testimony
2014-01-01
[Def Jam Recordings]
Testimony
Testimony
2014-01-01
[Def Jam Recordings]
Testimony (Deluxe)
Testimony (Deluxe)
2014-01-01
[Def Jam Recordings]
Testimony (Deluxe)
Testimony (Deluxe)
2014-01-01
[Def Jam Recordings]
Testimony (Deluxe)
Testimony (Deluxe)
2014-01-01
[Def Jam Recordings]
Make It Home
Make It Home
2014-01-01
[Def Jam Recordings]
Kissin' On My Tattoos
Kissin' On My Tattoos
2014-01-01
[Def Jam Recordings]
Downtown: Life Under The Gun
Downtown: Life Under The Gun
2013-01-01
[Def Jam Recordings]
Downtown: Life Under The Gun
Downtown: Life Under The Gun
2013-01-01
[Def Jam Recordings]
I Luv This Sh*t (Remix)
I Luv This Sh*t (Remix)
2013-01-01
[Def Jam Recordings]
MUVE Sessions: "Downtown: Life Under The Gun"
MUVE Sessions: "Downtown: Life Under The Gun"
2013-01-01
[Def Jam Recordings]