Anderson Paak

Anderson Paak is an American Hip-hop/R&B singer, rapper and record producer who is probably best known for his albums Venice (2014), Malibu (2016), Oxnard (2018) and Ventura (2019). He first attracted attention in 2014 when he teamed up with Dr. Dre for his 2015 album Compton, on which Paak recorded a total of six songs. That same year, Paak released his debut album Venice and his second album Maliby followed in 2016. Ventura became his first successful album, peaking at number 4 on the US Billboard. In addition to his solo career, he is also part of the band NxWorries, a duo band consisting of Paak and record producer Knxwledge. He is also half of the duo known as Silk Sonic and the other is singer-songwriter Bruno Mars. Part of the duo Silk Sonic, An Evening with Silk Sonic arrived on November 12, 2021 with the lead single Leave the Door Open, which became Paak’s first song to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song received four Grammy nominations in 2022. The exuberant rapper has amassed more than 3.2 million followers on Instagram.

Anderson Paak Biography

Birth name

Brandon Paak Anderson


Breezy Lovejoy, Cheeky Andy, Almond Titfudge


February 8, 1986


36 years old


Oxnard, Ventura, California, United States

Birth sign



Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer




He has African American roots on his father’s side and has Korean and African American ancestry on his mother’s side.

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Family details

Anderson was born to a South Korean mother and an American father. His mother was born in South Korea and was orphaned during the Korean War. She was adopted by an African American family in Compton, CA. His father worked in the Air Force. He has a younger sister.


He attended Foothill Technology High School in Ventura, California.




Los Angeles, California, United States

Personal life of Anderson Paak

Anderson Paak has been married since 2011 to Jaylyn alias Jae Lin, a music student from South Korea. The couple welcomed their first son named Soul Rasheed in 2011. Their second son, Shine, was born in 2017.

Body Stats


5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm



Hair colour


eye color

Dark brown


Straight ahead

Career overview

Anderson learned music as a teenager and played drums as part of his church band. He briefly worked as a music teacher at Musicians Institue, where he met his wife Jae Lin. He was homeless for a short period after finishing his job on a marijuana farm in Santa Barbara.

He released his debut album Venice in 2014 and rose to fame with Dr. Dre’s 2015 album Compton, where he contributed six songs. He became even more popular with his second album, Maibu, which was released on January 15, 2016. With contributions from 9th Wonder, Rapsody and Kaytranada, the album debuted at number nine on the Billboard R&B/hip-hop chart. Malibu was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category.

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Paal dropped his third album Oxnard on November 16, 2018 and came out on April 12, 2019 with a follow-up album Ventura, with artists such as André 3000, Smokey Robinson and Brandy. He and fellow singer-songwriter Bruno Mars formed a band called Silk Sonic in February 2021 and released the band’s debut album, An Evening with Silk Sonic, on November 12, 2021. Featuring hit singles such as “Leave the Door Open”, “Skate”, and “Smokin Out the Window”, the album topped the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The single “Leave the Door Open” topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and it was his first song to top a chart.

Anderson Paak Net Worth

Through all of his achievements in the hip/hop scene, Anderson Paak has built a huge fortune for himself. As of 2022, Anderson Paak has amassed a whopping $4 million dollars.

Anderson Paak Facts

He grew up in Oxnard, California.

He last saw his estranged father when he was 7 years old when he attacked his mother. His father was eventually arrested and served a 14-year sentence before dying.

His previous stage name was Breezy Lovejoy, a name under which he released the album OBE Vol.1.

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Paak was a drummer for singer and songwriter Haley Reinhart, who finished 3rd in Season 10 of American Idol.

In 2016, Anderson was named one of XXL Freshmen, alongside rappers Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Lil Yachty, G Herbo, Dave East, Denzel Curry, Lil Dicky and Desiigner.

In 2016, he founded The Brandon Anderson Foundation, a non-profit organization. Several artists have performed at Paak House, an annual benefit concert that raises money for the organization. It includes The Game, Jay Rock, Kali Uchis, Jhené Aiko, Ty Dollar $ign, Cordae, Freddie Gibbs, Masego, Thundercat and Schoolboy Q.

His third album Oxnard (2018) featured artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, J. Cole, Q-Tip and Snoop Dogg among others. The album was produced by Dr. dre.

He contributed to a track entitled Lock It Up from Eminem’s 11th studio album, Music to be Murdered By (2020).

He formed a music band called Silk Sonic along with singer Bruno Mars. Silk Sonic won the 2021 BET Award for “Best Group” and released their debut album An Evening with Silk Sonic in November 2021.

In 2021, he won the MTV Video Music Awards in the “Best R&B” and “Best Editing” categories for the single Leave the Door Open.

On February 13, 2022, Paak played drums while Eminem performed “Lose Yourself” on the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show.


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