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BIO OF SAWEETIE  (DIAMONTE QUIAVA VALENTIN HARPER)

PARENTS

Trinidad Valetin, Johny Harper

Net Worth

$ 4 Million

Place of Birth

Santa Clara California

Date of Birth

July 2, 1993

Zodiac Sign

Cancer

ERA

2006 to date

Nationality

American

Religion

Christianity

Debut Title

Icy Girl

Relationship

Single

Height

5.7’

BACKGROUND

Saweetie was born on July 2, 1993, in Santa Clara, California. She had a close relationship with her grandmother, who gave her the nickname ‘Saweetie,’ which she later adopted as her stage name. She was born in Santa Clara but later moved to other cities to complete her education and graduate.

She shared a home with her parents and two younger sisters, Maya and Milan, who are twins. She spent the majority of her early years in the San Francisco Bay Area, which was the epicenter of rap music at the time. Popular female rappers such as Nicki Minaj, Trina, Lil’ Kim, and Foxy Brown influenced her.

Saweetie was inspired by female rappers and she regularly shared her short rap videos on Instagram. She became an internet sensation overnight after her rap video set to the beats of Khia’s classic ‘My Neck, My Back’ went viral. In the summer of 2016, the song was first made available on SoundCloud, and its video was later released and uploaded on YouTube. As of March 2017, it had received 10 million views.

On March 16, 2018, Saweetie released her first major-label EP, “High Maintenance,” which included nine songs. Saweetie has released three EPs, 19 singles (eight features), and 19 music videos since beginning her professional career.

Saweetie and Keith Powers dated for about four years before breaking up in 2014. She took some time off after the breakup before starting a relationship with Diddy’s son, Justin Combs, in 2016. It is unclear how long the couple dated, but Saweetie seemed to address the breakup in her 2018 track ‘B.A.N.,’ in which she writes about a man leaving her for another woman.

Quavo and Saweetie were first linked in the summer of 2018, and they later confirmed that their romance began when the Migos member slid into her D.M.S. This relationship was officially confirmed in a 2020 interview where Quavo revealed that the D.M. he sent led to a real romantic connection with Saweetie. Sadly, the couple ended things in March 2021, as confirmed by a tweet from Saweetie’s verified account. Dating rumors have since linked her with artists such as James Harden and J. Cole.

Not only is Saweetie a well-known rapper, but she also ventured into the TV industry, playing Indigo in “Grown-ish” in 2021.

BEFORE FAME

An interest in poetry led her to perform at open mics, which in turn helped her discover her passion for music. She transferred from San Diego State to the University of Southern California, where she would study communications with an emphasis on business.

FAMILY LIFE

She was born Diamonté Harper in Santa Clara but relocated to Sacramento. Her grandmother gave her the nickname Saweetie. She has two sisters named Maya and Milan. Her father is a first cousin to actress Gabrielle Union, and her uncle is MC Hammer. She dated Migos member Quavo Marshall. In May 2023, she began dating YG. 

CAREER TIMELINE

2012 Saweetie Enters the Music Scene Saweetie begins posting short rap video clips on her Instagram account.

2018 Saweetie Creates Her Own Record Label Saweetie launched her record label, Icy Records, in February.

2018Her First E.P. Under her record label, she releases her major-label debut EP, “High Maintenance,” on March 16.

2019 Her Second E.P. Drops Saweetie’s second major label E.P., “Icy,” drops on March 29, and its lead single, ‘My Type,’ debuts at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first song to enter the Hot 100.

2021 Brand Collaborations She establishes business collaborations with big companies such as Morphe, PrettyLittleThing, and McDonald’s.

2022 A Grammy Nomination  She received a Grammy nomination in the ‘Best New Artist’ category, although she lost the title to Olivia Rodrigo.

EARLY LIFE

Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper was born on July 2, 1993, in Santa Clara, California, to Trinidad Valentin, a Video Vixen, who is of mixed Filipino and Chinese heritage, and Johnny Harper, who is African-American. She grew up in Hayward and later in Sacramento, attending Merrill F. West High School in Tracy and graduating from Monterey Trail High School in Elk Grove. She began writing music at the age of 13. After high school, she attended San Diego State University, where she studied communication and business before transferring to the University of Southern California, where she completed her degree and received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication. After graduating, she began to focus on her rap career.

CAREER

2016–2018: High Maintenance

Saweetie began posting clips of her freestyles to her Instagram account in 2016. One video featured her rapping over the beat from fellow female rapper Khia’s “MybNeck, My Back (Lick It),” which eventually became “ICY GIRL.”. The song was released on her SoundCloud in the summer of 2017 and brought her to the attention of Max Gousse, a well-known producer and A&R executive who became her manager. The video went viral online, accruing 100 million views on YouTube as of June 2020.

That same month, Saweetie released a freestyle rap, “High Maintenance,” accompanied by a short clip of herself rapping a verse to the song, all while chilling in her kitchen. 

Saweetie performing in 2018

In January 2018, Saweetie was named Tidal’s Artist of the Week and one of Pigeons & Planes’s Best New Artists of the Month. During Super Bowl LII in February 2018, she was featured in an ad for Rihanna’s cosmetic company, Fenty Beauty. That month, she signed with Warner Bros. Records (since May 2019) and Gousse’s record label, Artistry Worldwide

In February 2018, Saweetie launched her own record label, Icy Records.

Saweetie released her major label debut EP, High Maintenance, on March 16, 2018. It has nine tracks and was produced by CashMoneyAP, Nyrell, and Saweetie’s cousin, Zaytoven. The single “Icy Girl” was certified Gold in June 2018, for sales of 500,000 in the U.S.In September 2019, the single was certified RIAA multi-platinum and reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs airplay chart.

2019–2020: Icy and other ventures

Saweetie released her second major label EP album, Icy, on March 29, 2019. Its first single, “My Type,” written by Saweetie and produced by London on da Track, samples the 2004 song “Freeek-a-Leek” by Petey Pablo. Debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 81 on the charts, it was Saweetie’s first song to enter the Billboard Hot 100. “My Type” peaked at number 21, becoming Saweetie’s first top-40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. “My Type” hit number 1 on the Rhythmic Radio charts in September 2019 and was later certified double platinum in the U.S.

In September 2019, Saweetie collaborated with PreetyLittleThings to launch a 59-piece clothing collection, PrettyLittleThing x Saweetie. She said the theme of the capsule was “A bougie rich girl enjoying the finer things in life.

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2020–present: Pretty Bitch Music

Saweetie released the lead single, “Tap In,” from her upcoming debut album, Pretty Bitch Music, on June 20, 2020. The single peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first top-20 single and her first song to enter the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 38. In September 2020, the single reached number one on Mediabase’s Urban Radio Chart and the Billboard x Triller US and Global charts. In August 2020, Saweetie released a remix of the single, “Tap In Remix,” which featured rappers Post Malone, DaBaby, and Jack Harlow. This was followed by the promotional single “Pretty Bitch Freestyle” on July 2, 2020.

On July 31, 2020, Saweetie appeared alongside American rapper Tay Money on the song “Bussin 2.0,” with a music video premiering the same day. On August 6, 2020, she was featured on Ava Max’s song, “Kings & Queens, Pt. 2,” alongside Lauv. On October 23, 2020, she released “Back to the Streets” (featuring Jhene Aiko), which serves as the second single from Pretty Bitch Music. The album’s third single, “Best Friend” (featuring Doja Cat), was released on January 7, 2021.

In 2020, Saweetie was added to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Music list and Variety’s Hitmakers Impact list. In March 2020, she embarked on her first beauty collaboration by becoming the face of the KISS Colors Edge Fixer glue in the Edge Fixer Glued x Saweetie collection. In October 2020, she launched her own virtual educational content series, Icy University.

As of March 2021, Saweetie has also launched a jewelry line, a capsule clothing collection (partnering with retailer PrettyLittleThings), and a co-branded makeup collection with cosmetics retailer Morphe. 

In April 2021, Saweetie released the extended play Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1. It was supported by the singles “Risky” (featuring Drakeo the Ruler) and “Talkin’ Bout” by Loui, featuring Saweetie. On April 30, 2021, Saweetie collaborated with British girl group Little Mix to be featured on the remix version of its song “Confetti,” with a video released the same day. The song peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart. On May 7, 2021, Saweetie released “Fast (Motion)” as the fourth single from Pretty Bitch Music.

In November 2021, Netflix released a sex-positive comedy special titled Sex: Unzipped, in which Saweetie was the host. On November 19, she released the single “Icy Chain,” which she performed on Saturday Night Live the following day. On November 18, 2022, Saweetie released her fourth EP, The Single Life. The EP was preceded by the single “Don’t Say Nothin'”, which was released just hours ahead of the project’s release.

In July 2023, it was announced that Saweetie would co-headline a tour with YG and Tyga for the West Coast and Canada. It was announced on September 12, 2023, that the tour was canceled. 

PERSONAL LIFE

Saweetie is the first cousin, once removed, of actress Gabrielle Union. Her grandfather is Willie Harper, who played football for the San Francisco 49ers.

Saweetie began dating American rapper Quavo of the group Migos in September 2018. Saweetie confirmed via social media that she and Quavo are no longer together. In late March 2021, video footage surfaced showing the pair in a physical altercation that allegedly happened in 2020.

BUSINESS VENTURE

Beyond her music, Saweetie is involved in the worlds of business and entrepreneurship. In 2019, she partnered with the UK-based fashion retailer PrettyLittleThing to launch a capsule clothing collection, which debuted at New York Fashion Week. The following year, Saweetie became the face of the beauty product KISS Colors edge fixer glue. Additionally, she has her own jewelry line and co-branded makeup collection. Saweetie has also had brand partnerships with McDonald’s and the Revlon nail polish company, Sinful Colors.

NET WORTH OF SWEETIE

As of 2023, Saweetie’s net worth is reportedly $4 million.

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