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Silentó

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Richard Lamar Hawk[1] (born January 22, 1998),[1] known professionally as Silentó or Prince Silentó, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.[2] He is best known for his debut single "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)", which charted at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. He later released a project titled Fresh Outta High School in August 2018 after some delay. He is a native of Stone Mountain, Georgia.[3]

Silentó
Birth nameRichard Lamar Hawk
Born (1998-01-22) January 22, 1998 (age 20)
Conyers, Georgia, U.S.
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2014–present
LabelsCapitol
Websitehttps://silentoworld.com/

Contents

CareerEdit

Silentó's debut single "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)", made with Bolo Da Producer, was released on his YouTube channel on January 25, 2015.[4] Over the course of one week, it gained over 2.5 million views. In April 2015, Silentó was signed to Capitol Records, who released the track as a single with an accompanying music video. It peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. In June 2015, Silentó performed at the BET Awards, alongside the cast of the show Black-ish.[5] He also performed the hit single on December 31, 2016 in Times Square for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 program.[6] On August 3, 2018, Silentó released his first album, “Fresh Outta High School”, which was originally scheduled to be released on May 25. He later released Fresh Outta High School Part 2 on November 29, 2018.

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[7]
AUS
[8]
CAN
[9]
DEN
[10]
FRA
[11]
GER
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
"Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" 2015 3 9 15 16 19 50 11 52 41 19 Non-album singles
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

As featured artistEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
Dance

[22]
AUS
[8]
NZ
[13]
DEN
[23]
NOR
[24]
SWE
[14]
"Lightning in a Bottle"[25]
(Sunny featuring Silentó)
2015 Non-album single
"Dessert"
(Dawin featuring Silentó)
68 5 7 6 17 Dessert
"Girl in the Mirror"[28]
(Sophia Grace featuring Silentó)
2016 Non-album singles
"Emoji"[29]
(Sicko Mobb featuring Silentó)
"Spotlight"[30]
(Samuel featuring Silentó)
"Slide"[31]
(ELS featuring Silentó)
2017
"Like It Like It"
(Marcus & Martinus featuring Silentó)
16 48 Moments
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singlesEdit

List of singles
Title Year Album
"Get Em"[32] 2016 Non-album single

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Volcano" 2015 The Vamps Wake Up
"Juicy Fruit" 2018 The Vamps Night & Day (Day Edition)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result ref
2015 Teen Choice Awards Rap/Hip-Hop Track
"Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)"
Nominated
MTV Video Music Award Song of the Summer
Soul Train Music Awards Best Dance Performance Won [33]
2016 Billboard Music Awards Top New Artist Won
2016 BET Awards YoungStar Award Nominated
2017 26th Seoul Music Awards Global Collaboration Award
"Spotlight" w.Punch
Won [34]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Silentó Biography". AllMusic.com. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "Silentó - Biography". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "How Silentó got the nation doing nae nae". Maxim. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  4. ^ Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) (audio) on YouTube
  5. ^ "The kids from Black-ish had the best time at the BET Awards". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "New Year's Eve 2017: Times Square live ball drop and how to watch celebration online". nj.com. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "Silento – Chart history: The Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media.
  8. ^ a b "Discography Silentó". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Silento – Chart history: Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media.
  10. ^ "Discography Silentó". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Discographie Silentó". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Discographie Silentó" (Enter "Silentó" into the "Suchen" box). German Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  13. ^ a b "Discography Silentó". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ a b "Discography Silentó". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Discographie Silentó" (select "Charts" tab). Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Silentó". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "American certifications – Silento". Recording Industry Association of America.
  18. ^ "CHART WATCH #352 - auspOp". auspOp. January 23, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  19. ^ "Certified Awards" (enter "Silento" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  20. ^ "Gold/Platinum". Music Canada. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  21. ^ "New Zealand single certifications". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  22. ^ "Dawin - Chart history (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  23. ^ http://danishcharts.com/search.asp?search=dawin&cat=s
  24. ^ http://norwegiancharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Silent%F3
  25. ^ "Lightning in a Bottle (feat. Silentó) - Single by Sunny". iTunes. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  26. ^ "New Zealand single certifications". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  27. ^ Ryan, Gavin (November 14, 2015). "ARIA Singles: Adele 'Hello' Spends Third Week at No 1". Noise11. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  28. ^ "Girl in the Mirror (feat. Silento) - Single by Sophia Grace". iTunes. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  29. ^ "Emoji (feat. Silentó)". iTunes. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  30. ^ "Spotlight - Single by Punch". iTunes.
  31. ^ "Slide (feat. Silentó) - Single by ELS". iTunes. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  32. ^ "Get Em - Single". iTunes. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  33. ^ "Winners". BET.com. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  34. ^ "Watch Performances from the '26th Seoul Music Awards'!". allkpop.com. Retrieved 2017-08-15.