August Anthony Alsina Jr. born September 3, 1992, is an American singer from New Orleans, Louisiana, formerly signed to Def Jam Recordings.
He released his first mixtape The Product in 2012, followed by The Product 2 and his debut extended play EP Downtown: Life Under the Gun in 2013, the latter released under The-Dream’s Radio Killa Records and Def Jam Recordings.
Alsina then his debut studio album Testimony in 2014, after garnering success from the Platinum-selling singles “I Luv This Shit” featuring Trinidad James and “No Love” featuring Nicki Minaj.
The album was followed up by This Thing Called Life in 2015. After leaving Def Jam and a long hiatus, he released the EP Forever and a Day in 2019.
In 2020, Alsina released his third album, The Product III: State of Emergency—along with a five-part documentary series detailing his life experiences, family, and health, supported by a heavily publicized “entanglement” with actress Jada Pinkett Smith.
August Alsina Parents: Meet Sheila Alsina, August Alsina Sr.
Alsina was born on September 3, 1992 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Sheila Alsina, and August Alsina Sr.
Alsina’s mother moved him to Houston, Texas in search of a fresh start after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Then, Alsina’s father died.
Alsina had disagreements with his mother at some point and was “kicked out.”
After his older brother, Melvin La’Branch III, was shot and killed on August 31, 2010, he became more committed to his music, and relocated to Atlanta in 2011.