Tory Lanez, born on July 27, 1992, is a prominently recognized rapper, songwriter, singer, and record producer. He rose to stardom with the mixtape, “Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story”. The mixtape was released in August 2013 and in 2015, he was signed with Benny Blanco’s Mad Love Records. This was made possible through Interscope Records. He debuted his studio album in 2016. The album was titled, “I Told You” and had hits like ‘Say It’ and ‘Luv,’ that went on to be ranked on the Billboard Hot 100. He simultaneously released his next two albums in 2018 titled, “Memories Don’t Die” and “Love Me Now?”. In 2019, he released his fourth album, “Chixtape,” which was ranked number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. He released his fifth album in 2020 and was also featured on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number 10. Lanez has also been a recipient of several awards and nominations. We are extremely excited to be celebrating such talent with you.
Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson
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July 27, 1992
Tory Lanez is an established rapper, songwriter, and record producer. His music is popular all over the world and is celebrated both as an artist and as a producer. He was born on July 27, 1992, in Brampton, Ontario to his father, Sonstar, and mother, Luella. His father is Bajan and his mother is from Curacao. They moved to Miami in Florida from Montreal, where they were previously based. Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson, known professionally as Tory Lanez, started his craft at a very young age. He always refined his rapping abilities frequently as a child. Unfortunately, his mother passed on due to an unknown illness. His father then became an ordained minister and this made them move around the United States a lot. He later remarried and they all moved to Atlanta in Georgia. Lanez then met Hakeem, a janitor who gave him the name Lanez because of his thrill-seeking behavior.
He lived with his cousin and grandmother before ending up alone in the streets. He survived on his own from the age of 15 years old to around 18 years old. He admittedly states that his life in the streets shaped the man that he is to date. His first name, Tory, came from a nickname he had given himself, Notorious, as a reference to Notorious B.I.G. who was his idol and that is how Tory Lanez came to be. He began performing at the age of 16 at outdoor concerts and at 17, he took an interest in singing. He started gaining recognition through the mixtape, “Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story”. The mixtape was released in August 2013 and in 2015, he was signed with Benny Blanco’s Mad Love Records. This was made possible through Interscope Records. In 2016, he debuted his studio album that was titled, “I Told You” and had hits like ‘Say It’ and ‘Luv’ that went on to be ranked number 23 and 19 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100.
He simultaneously released his next two albums in 2018 titled, “Memories Don’t Die” and “Love Me Now?”. In 2019, he released his fourth album, “Chixtape.” He released his fifth album, “Daystar,” in 2020, and was also featured on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number 10. Lanez is also a proud recipient of several awards and nominations. In 2017, he was nominated for ‘Best R&B Song’ at the Grammy Awards and won ‘Rap Recording of the Year’ at the Juno Awards. Lanez has described his genre as “Swavey”. This means fusing more than one together. He says that as much as record labels try and fix artists to one genre, it is not entirely a bad thing to be able to do more than one music genre and it means that you are multi-talented. He terms such artists “Swavey Artists”.
He releases his first-ever mixtape titled “Conflicts Of My Soul: The 416 Story.”
He signs with Benny Blanco’s Mad Love Records through Interscope Records.
He debuts his studio album titled, “I Told You”, with hits such as ‘Say It’ and ‘Luv.’
He releases his second album, “Memories Don’t Die” and his third album, “Love Me Now?”
He releases his fourth album, “Chixtape 5,” which gets ranked number two on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Why We Love Tory Lanez
He is religious
He is religious and actively practices Christianity. He believes that God helped him reach where he currently is in this life. He also believes that he is multi-talented and can do anything he puts his mind to because he is led by Christ.
He is confident
Lanez is confident in himself. He is not worried about what his critics say about him. He believes in his versatility and that nobody can match his craft. He says he does not sound like anybody in the music industry the same way nobody sounds like him.
He is friendly
He is very talkative and friendly. Lanez is a very social person and lights up a room. He engages with everyone and is nice to everyone he talks to. People, however, have confused his passion for his craft with arrogance but he says he is just mindful of his craft.
5 Surprising Facts
Ed Sheeran did a cover to his song
Sheeran, the British singer and songwriter, released a cover of Lanez's song, ‘Say It,’ that gathered three million views.
He is friends with Meek Mill
He gets along pretty well with rapper Meek Mill and they have even worked together on a single called ‘Litty,’
His “I Told You” album
He did not feature anybody on his album, “I Told You.”
He is working on a film
He is working on a film entitled “I Told You Movie” that will focus on its narrative story.
He has been booed off stage
He was once booed off stage while performing in Houston and this inspired his song, ‘Loners Blvd.’
Tory Lanez FAQs
Who is Tory Lanez inspired by?
He discovered his passion for hip-hop and was inspired by artists such as Brandy and R. Kelly.
Did Tory Lanze admit to shooting Meg?
The report notes “during the week of August 21, following Megan’s revealing August 20 live stream, Tory’s streams plummeted by nearly nine million — a 40% drop from the previous week’s 22 million streams.” Tory reached out to refute the claims as untrue, he didn’t address the shooting or Megan Thee Stallion.
Why did Tory Lanez delete Instagram?
Lanez shocked fans by wiping his social media accounts clean after posting a cryptic message one year after the Megan Thee Stallion shooting allegations.
Tory Lanez’s birthday dates