Desiigner: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Desiigner: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Desiigner. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Desiigner. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Sidney Royel Selby III

Also Known As: Dezolo

Born: May 3, 1997

Origin: New York City, U.S.

Genres: Hip hop – Trap

Zodiac: Taurus

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Early Start

  • The American rapper Desiigner was born in Brooklyn, New York City, to Afro-Barbadian and African-American parents, and is the grandson of blues music legend Sidney “Guitar Crusher” Selby.
  • His childhood was spent in the Louis Armstrong housing projects of Bedford-Stuyvesant.
  • During school and church choir practice, he began to practice vocals.
  • When he was 14, he began his musical career.



Career Journey

  • 2015: Produced by The Shell God, his debut track, called “Zombie Walk” was released under his new pseudonym. His commercial debut single, titled “Panda” came out on SoundCloud.
  • 2016: Desiigner’s debut studio album, The Life of Desiigner, was produced by Mike Dean.
  • 2018: Desiigner’s debut EP, L.O.D., came out to public
  • 2020: Desiigner released “Diva” under his independent label LOD Records.



Awards & Recognition

  • He won and received WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards
  • Teen Choice Awards nomination
  • MTV Video Music Awards (2 nominations)
  • ET Hip Hop Awards (3 nominations)
  • TV Video Music Awards Japan nomination
  • American Music Awards (2 nominations)
  • Grammy Awards nomination
  • iHeartRadio Music Awards (2 nominations)
  • Billboard Music Awards (2 awards out of 5 nominations)



Fun Facts & Trivia

  • He lived in the same neighborhood of The Notorious BIG, Aaliyah and Chris Rock.
  • Dezolo was his name when he began his career in rap then later on changed to Designer Royel.
  • Due to poverty, he slept on the floor or couches as he never had a bed when he was young.




Artist’s Favorites

Movie:  The Fast and the Furious (2001)



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Desiigner:


Length: 4:06

Release: 2016

Opening Lyrics:

You are now listening to the hottest Producer
With the hottest beats
Calling that, Madness
This what they all been waitin’ for
I guess so
They been waitin’ for this shit for a long time didn’t they, hey
I guess so
Been waitin’ for this shit for a long time didn’t they, hey
Time to share my vibe right now
I’m feelin’ myself
Panda, Panda
Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda
I got broads in Atlanta
Twistin’ dope, lean, and the Fanta
Credit cards and the scammers
Hittin’ off licks in the bando
Black X6, Phantom
White X6 looks like a panda

More Songs to Listen to:

Desiigner: Top 5 Songs



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