Joseph performing in 2017
|Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph|
October 22, 1992 |
Dominican republic 
|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia U.S.|
Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), better known by his stage name 21 Savage, is an American rapper.
He received attention for projects such as Free Guwop (2015) as well as Savage Mode (2016, with Metro Boomin) before going on to release his debut album, Issa Album in 2017. He is best known for his songs "Bank Account" (2017), "No Heart" (2016), and "X" (2016), and "Rockstar" (2017), with Post Malone, which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph was born on October 22, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was raised by his mother Heather, who is of Dominican descent and father who is of Haitian descent, and his four brothers and six sisters, though one is deceased due to a shooting after a drug deal. In the seventh grade, Abraham-Joseph was banned permanently from every school in the DeKalb County School District due to gun possession. He began attending schools around the Atlanta metropolitan area before being sent to a youth detention center.
Growing up, Abraham-Joseph was in a gang that was associated with the Bloods and committed numerous criminal acts with them. In 2013, on his 21st birthday, Abraham-Joseph was shot six times and his best friend was killed during an attempted robbery.
On July 2, 2015, 21 Savage released a collaborative EP, Free Guwop, with Sonny Digital. It is a tribute EP to fellow rapper and influence Gucci Mane. On December 1, 2015, 21 Savage released his second mixtape, Slaughter King.
In June 2016, 21 Savage was named as one of the "Freshman Class" of 2016 by XXL. On July 15, 2016, 21 Savage released his joint EP Savage Mode with Atlanta-based record producer Metro Boomin. The EP gained international success and peaked at number 23 on the Billboard 200, which became their highest charting EP to date. He was on the cover of Fader. His single "X" featuring Future on the EP was confirmed by Billboard as going platinum in the US, being 21's 1st platinum record. On January 18, 2017, 21 Savage announced that he had signed to Epic Records.
In 2017, his debut studio album, Issa Album, reached at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart. Its lead single, "Bank Account", charted in the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Later that year, he was featured on Post Malone's single "Rockstar", which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and broke several records.
|2018||BET Awards||Best New Artist||Himself||Nominated|
|iHeartRadio Music Awards||Best New Hip-Hop Artist||Nominated|
|Hip-Hop Song of the Year||Rockstar||Nominated|
|Billboard Music Awards||Top New Artist||Himself||Nominated|
|Top Hot 100 Song||Rockstar||Nominated|
|Top Streaming Song (Audio)||Nominated|
|Top Rap Song||Nominated|