• Cordae is a hip-hop rapper, singer, and songwriter from North Carolina, America. He rose to fame by remixing famous songs of Eminem. His remixes of “my name is” by Eminem and Old niggas were released on the Youtube platform by WorldStarHipHop. 
  • This favored Cordae and he became immensely popular in the rap community. Multiple songs on his official YouTube channel have crossed the million mark. “Have Mercy” was the first song to surpass a million views on YouTube. The 25-year-old artist has a net worth of over 3 million U.S. dollars.

Early life and educational background

  • He was born on 26 August 1997 in Raleigh, North Carolina in the eastern part of the country and his complete name is Cordae Amari Dunston. In childhood, he was looked after by his mother and grandmother. His mother was just 16 during his birth. Not much is known about his family. After he was 5 years old, the family moved to South Carolina and then to Suitland, Maryland for 5 more years.
  • He is a high school graduate of 2015 from Westlake High School in Waldorf and later briefly attended college at Towson University Maryland. Citing that he was studying in college only for his mother, he soon dropped out of college in 2018 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the rap industry.
  • Since childhood, he was inclined towards music and his father too was a fan of classical hip-hop music. He researches artists on YouTube and has been writing raps from 15 years of age. He is a unique artist and tries to bridge the rift between old-school rap artists and new-school rap artists. He is deeply influenced by artists like Eminem, Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, 2Pac, and Travis Scott. His raps are a blend of old and new school raps.
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Cordae Career growth 

  • While he was in college he was working at T.G.I. Friday’s chain of restaurants. During his teens he worked on three mixtapes named Entendre – Anxiety which was released in 2014, I’m So Anxious in 2016, and I’m So Anonymous released in 2017. His other notable works include remixes of “My Name Is” by Rap God Eminem. He was only 16 at that time.
  • His “My Name is” remix which was uploaded by WorldStar HipHop on their official Youtube channel multiplied his popularity to many folds. He performed twice at the Annual Rolling Loud music festival in 2018 along with YBN Nahmir and YBN Almighty Jay. The same year he joined Blake, Lil Mosey, and Juice Wrld for the WRLD Domination tour.
  • His YouTube channel was launched on 27 July 2018. His first song was “Target” followed by “Locationships”, “Have Mercy” and more. Two dozen of his videos on YouTube have crossed one million views. His song “RNP” feat Anderson Paak has the most number of views 14 million and above.
  • He has collaborated with other popular artists such as Lil Wayne, Eminem, Roddy Ricch, Young Thug, Q Tip, and more. His best achievements include two Grammy nominations for “Bad Idea” and one for his album.
  • He was briefly associated with the “YBN Collective” and released a single track named “Pain Away” along with Nahmir. But in 2020 rift between Nahmir and Cordae escalated. Later Cordae disassociated from the group and removed YBN from his initials.

Cordae’s Net worth, and income sources

  • His net worth stands at around $$3 million. So far he has been able to accomplish what many cannot in the music industry. Though his subscriber count is below a million, he has collaborated with many legendary artists such as Eminem and Lil Wayne. On his YouTube channel, 24 songs have millions of views. He earns a decent amount from YouTube views and advertisements.
  • Previously, he endorsed the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and was also a youth ambassador for Puma. His annual net income ranges between $450000 to 500000 dollars.
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Cordae’s personal life

  • Sources suggest that he has been dating Naomi Osaka a tennis player, since 2019. The duo met at the LA Clippers game and are expecting a child.
  • As he represents the Afro-American community, he has been vocal about the hardships faced by minorities and his community. He also participated in the “Black Lives Matter” protest. He also has been arrested once in July 2020 at the Breonna Taylor protest.

What is Cordae’s real name?

Cordae Amari Dunston is his real name and his stage names include Cordae, YBN Cordae and Entendre.

How many of Cordae’s songs have above a million views?

On his YouTube channel, 24 tracks have over 1 million views.

What is Cordae’s girlfriend’s name?

He is dating Japanese tennis star player Naomi Osaka.

Why did Cordae separate from YBN?

Due to some differences, Cordae separated from the “YBN collective” in 2020 however the exact reason is unknown.

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