The 22-year-old “Head-on-ice” artist rose to fame in 2020 after a struggling life. Yes, you might have guessed his name right because there is no artist other than Rod Wave of “Head-on-ice.”
He is a young American singer and songwriter gaining the attention of the masses.
Who Is Rod Wave? Net Worth, Salary, Girlfriend, Age
The new rising artist in the hip-hop and R&B music industry has a touch of unique style and passion in his songs.
Most of his songs convey the tales of his life that are deeply rooted in his mind and heart.
To know more about Rod Wave’s life and career, keep reading.
Born Rodarius Marcell Green on 27 August 1999, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Rod Wave’s mother played the role of both parents for quite some time after her separation from his husband. After the separation, Rod’s father ended up in prison.
The mother and the son struggled financially. To make both ends meet, young Rod has to steal money and do drug dealing on the streets, ending up in the prison twice.
After getting free from jail, Rod’s father realized the consequences of his absence in his son’s life and began working to make things better between the father and the son. He gifted him a computer and a microphone and pushed him to pursue his dreams and make something in music for himself.
Rod Wave attended Lakewood High School, and after graduating from college, he started pursuing music full-time.
Currently, he does not have a committed partner for life, but his girlfriend Kelsey Coleman is looking to be his future wife.
Rod Wave Beginning Of The Career
The career of the musical artist began in 2016 when he was 16 years old, but at that time, he was a struggling musician.
The teenage artist was working hard with his father’s gifted computer and mixtapes to make his name, and finally, his determination and consistency showed results.
The “Soulfly” artist began his career with the first release of his mixtape Hunger Games Vol.1.
The Corona pandemic proved lucky for him as he gained the masses’ attention in 2019 with his mixtape PTSD. His release PTSD on 14 June included the song “Head on Ice” which went viral on YouTube and TikTok and peaked as high as 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. Later he got signed up with Alamo Records.
His debut album, Ghetto Gospel, reached number 10 on the US Billboard 200, released on November 1, 2019.
The singer’s second album “Pray 4 Love” released on April 3, 2020, debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200.
His other song “Rags2Riches” became his highest-charting song.
The rising artist’s other album “Soulfly” became the number one streaming album on YouTube after its release on March 6, 2021.
In November 2021, he got tangled in some controversy with his new release song “Nirvana,” which sparked concerns among his fans. Some regarded Nirvana as a suicide note, and then Wave briefly shut down his social media accounts.
After returning to Instagram, he denied the claims that the song was his “suicide letter.” He apologized to his fans for scaring them and assured them he was super good and working on his next album happily.
In 2022, he released “Cold December” in January, a freestyle of Future’s “Wait for U” on May 1, and Beautiful Mind on June 3.
Rod Wave Girlfriend And Personal Life
There is not much information available regarding his personal and childhood life. But currently, he is dating his dream girl, who is rumored to be his girlfriend since his teenage years, Kelsey Coleman.
And their loving relationship hints that they may tie the knot in the future. The rapper’s girlfriend is said to be around his age and share twin daughters with him.
The young rapper did not have any past relationships before meeting his lady love, according to the sources.
It is safe to believe that the name of the two twin daughters is Kash and Mocha, and they are maybe around their elementary age.
Currently, Rod Wave is living in St. Petersburg, Florida, with his girlfriend and daughters.
He is very close to his father, who pushed him into this industry and helped him believe in himself and his dreams.
Since he rose to prominence, Rod Wave has been nominated for numerous awards.
In 2020, he was nominated for Best New Hip-Hop Artist by BET Hip-Hop Awards.
In 2021, he was nominated three times for different awards.
His album “Soulfly” led to his nomination for the Favorite Hip-Hop Album by the American Music awards.
His songs have earned him other nominations such as Top New Artist and Best New Hip-Hop Artist by Billboard Music Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards, respectively.
How Much Did Rod Wave Earn Each year?
As per the research, Rod Wave began earning in 2018. Though his income was not so great, it was more than enough for him.
In 2018 he earned approximately $24.8K and could vary between $23.7K – $31.3K.
In 2019, his revenue for the whole year was between $18.9K – $24.9K.
Eventually, the young singer’s salary multiplied in 2020 from $19K to $135.6K after his hit song went viral on TikTok.
In 2021, he earned approximately between $719.6K – $950.8K.
What Is Rod Wave’s Net Worth In 2022?
The estimated net worth of rap music star Rod Wave is $23.1 million, which is 60 times greater than the average US salary of $52,000.
The main source of his income is his music sales, YouTube channel with 4.3M subscribers with 37.3K new subscribers in the last 30 days, and concert ticket sales.
What Assets Does He Own Today?
Rod Wave has a property in Miami, Florida, which is believed to be worth 2 million dollars. To complete his studio, he bought land worth $2 million.
The famous rap star also has an extensive car collection including Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Dodge Durango Srt Hellcat, Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S Coupe, Mercedes Benz Convertible, Infiniti Q60 Red Sport, and a Volvo S90.
The 16-year-old child turned his father’s gift into millions by opening his first youtube channel in 2016 with dreams in his eyes and faith in himself.
Today, he has achieved his dreams and made his name.
Rod Wave has his quote that he believes in – Dreams come true, you gotta chase it.