Faheem Rashad Najm, popularly known by his stage name T-Pain, is a famous American rapper. He came to limelight after he released his second album, Epiphany, which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. Till now, he has released five albums among which his most popular hit songs include I’m Sprung; I’m ‘n Luv, Buy U a Drank, Bartender, Can’t Believe It and 5 O’ Clock. For his great work and dedication, he received 2 Grammy Award, 2 BET award and much more. Currently, he is in a marital relationship with Amber Najm and is blessed with three children.
T-Pain was born on 30th September 1985 and was raised in Tallahassee, Florida. He was bought up in a Muslim household but later he expressed that he has no interest in religion.
When he was 3-years-old, his interest in music increased when a friend of the family, Ben Tankard, a gospel jazz artist and producer allowed him to spend time at his recording studio.
Later, when he was 10, he decorates his bedroom into a music studio with the help of a keyboard, a beat machine, and a four-track recorder.
T-Pain began his musical journey after joining the rap group Nappy Headz in 2004. The group recorded their first song I’m Fucked Up which is a cover version of Akon’s single Locked Up. After Akon heard the song, he immediately signed T-Pain for Konvict Muzik, a record label founded by R&B. Soon, he began singing rather than rapping.
He released his first album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, on 6th December 2005 which reached number thirty-three on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA). In his first album, he released 19 songs among which I’m Sprung reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 9 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
On 5th July 2007, he released his second album, Epiphany, with Zomba Label Group as well as Konvict Muzik and Jive Records which reached number one on the Billboard 200. The record sold 918,000 records in the United States. From the album, Buy U a Drank featuring Yung Joc in February 2007 reached number one on both the Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It was one of his first single to top charts.
While promoting his second album, he made guest appearances on multiple songs by other artists. He featured in different songs with artists R. Kelly, Bow Bow, Plies, Chris Brown, Flo Rida and Kanye West. Later, he was featured on four top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Also, his Good Life along with Kanye West won the BET Award for Best Collaboration and in 2008, the single won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Songs.
His third album was Thr33 Ringz where he worked with Rocco Valdes, Akon, and Lil Wayne. The album was released on 11th November 2008 which reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and sold 168,000 records in its first week. T-Pain and rapper Lil Wayne formed the duo T-Wayne in the same year which reached on the Billboard 200 in January 2009. Their debut album was going to release in 2009 but unfortunately, it never revealed.
T-Pain was to release his fourth album in 2009 but due to certain reason, he couldn’t do so. In November 2009, he released his first single from his fourth studio album, Take Your Shirt Off. Later, he confirmed that to release his fourth studio album but did not do so until the album sales increase.
On 20 August 2010, he made his acting debut in Erik White’s directed movie, Lottery Ticked in 2010. The movie starred Bow Wow, Brandon T, Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Teairra Mari, Keith David, Charlie Murphy and so on. Later the album, RevolveR was released in December 2011.
Despite releasing his fifth album, Stoicville: The Phoenix he released Happy Hour and its first single, Up Down produced by DJ Mustard featuring B.o.B was released on 13th August 2013. The song peaked No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Moreover, he has joined with iPhone app creator Smule to create a new app, I Am T-Pain to allow people to use his style of Auto-Tune in karaoke and was released on 25th September 2009.
T-Pain is in a marital relationship with his wife, Amber Najm since 2003. The husband and wife are together since then and there is no any news regarding their divorce and another love affair. The couple is blessed with three children: daughter Lyriq and sons Muziq and Kaydnz.
Once he was involved in a golf cart accident on 27th March 2009. Unfortunately, the same day he was due for a music video shoot for Lil’ Kim’s Download songs. During the accident, he suffered cuts, bruises, and four missing teeth and had emergency dental work done and returned to performing two days later.
In June 2007, he has issued a warrant for his arrest over a suspended driver’s license and subsequently turned himself into the Leon County Jail on 2nd November 2007. He was held without a bail but was released three hours later.
Talking about T-Pain’s net worth, he has accumulated an estimated net worth of $35 million which he earned from his career in singing popular songs and acting. Currently, he lives in the lavish bungalow in Duluth, Georgia’s Winfield on the River Gated subdivision. The house was built in 2001 which consists of 5-bed room, a swimming pool and stands on 5,962 square feet area.
He is passionate about cars and has 32 cars which he garages in his house. Among which Bugatti Beyron, Rolls Royce, Phantom, Drop head Coupe, Mini Cooper, and Ferrari are the favorite one.