Chipmunk is an English rapper and songwriter who has a net worth of $4 million. He was born on the 26th of November 1990, which makes him 28 years old in 2018. Chipmunk is just a stage name. His real name is Jahmaal Noel Fyffe. Apparently, he thought that his name is not suitable for a rapper. So he opted for a stage name. He grew up in North London’s Tottenham area.
Genres: Grime, hip hop
Labels: Jive, Sony Music, Cash Motto, Grand Hustle
Associated acts: B.o.B., Angel, Meek Mill, Lethal Bizzle, Mavado, Trey Songz, T.I., Stormzy, Trae the Truth, WSTRN, Jeremih, Ella Mai, Tanika, Skepta, Tinchy Stryder, Ice Kid, Wiley
Albums: League of My Own II, Transition , I Am Chipmunk
Chipmunk introduced himself to the world with three singles with the titles “Oopsy Daisy,” “Diamond Rings,” and “Chip Diddy Chip.” The three of them became instant hits and were a real boost to Chipmunk in the very beginning of his career. He became a star and had a huge fan following. These three songs remain his most famous songs till date.
Chipmunk specializes in hip-hop rap. His first album was “I am Chipmunk” in 2009. The three songs discussed above are a part of the very same album which is one of the biggest reasons for his fame and success today. He released his second album two years later in 2011. That album was named “Transition” which became even more popular than the first one. But the three singles remain his most famous songs.
His career has been awe-inspiring considering the fact that he has won some big awards at this very young age of 28. Chipmunk was awarded the “Best Newcomer” in 2008 and “Best Collaboration” in 2011 during the Urban Music Awards. He has 2 MOBO awards for UK’s best newcomer to his name and an Urban Garage Grime.
Chipmunk was different since childhood. He didn’t want an ordinary life for himself and soon started looking for something to major at, other than maths, physics, or biology. After some battle with his inner self, Chipmunk discovered that it was singing that gave him peace and a motive in life. So he started to pursue music as a career, rap to be specific.
He began with small footsteps. Made his own mixtapes and sold in his school which eventually made him some money. It was just a matter of time that he caught the attention of some professionals. He was ultimately signed by “Sony” and the rest, as they say, is history.
When Chipmunk was in the 11th standard, he wrote his very first song which he called “My Life.” He eventually caught the attention of grime pioneer Willey who was impressed by the boy’s talent and passion towards the hip-hop genre. So, he started coaching his younger self. Other mentors that Chipmunk had were Tinchy Stryder and Dizzee Rascal.
How Rich is Chipmunk?
Chipmunk started from the very bottom, worked hard and had a passion for music, and now he is here, shining among the top stars in the music industry. His versatility regarding signing has played a significant role in his success. He currently has a contract with a popular Colombian record label company. This deal made a massive contribution to the Chipmunk’s net worth of $4 million.