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#VitalFactz: Happy Birthday - Snoop Dogg

Happy Birthday Snoop Dogg. Born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. October 20, 1971. Calvin was first introduced to the world in 1992 when Dr. Dre first discovered him & included him on his debut single Deep Cover. This would be the lead single off the Soundtrack bearing the same title. Later on that year Snoop made a bigger name for himself as he contributed tremendously to Dr Dre's masterpiece Known to the world as The Chronic. His contributions (on songs like Nuthin But a G Thang) helped push the album to over 5 million copies being sold in the US, thus creating an anticipation beyond belief for his own debut album Doggystyle. The album was released in November of '93. it sold over 800,000 copies in the first week & went on to sell over 7 million copies in the US. This album topped the Billboard Hot 200 Albums Chart as well as the R&B Albums Chart. He would have the same chart success with his next 2 albums (Tha Doggfather & Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told) even though those 2 albums both only went Double Platinum, the latter being his debut album for Master P's No Limit Label. He would go on to make 2 more albums for the label (No Limit Top Dogg & Tha Last Meal) before parting ways with the label. In 2004 Snoop scored his first #1 hit on the Charts (Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart and R&B Singles Chart) with the Neptunes produced single Drop It Like It's Hot. This single was certified Triple Platinum and was the lead single off his 7th studio album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece. Snoop has 15 studio albums to date & is still making music & doing shows.

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