Smiley is a Canadian rapper who has a net worth of $1 Million. He rose to fame after releasing his 2021 breakthrough single Over the Top featuring Drake. The track became a big hit, reaching at #57 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The rapper Smiley came to the spotlight after becoming one of OVO’s most promising home-grown superstars. His music caught the attention of legendary Canadian rapper Drake who signed Smiley under his labels OVO Sound and Warner Records.
What is Smiley’s Net Worth?
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Alexander Eli Morand was born on August 6th, 1997 in Montreal, Canada. Growing up, French was his first language, but he didn’t live in Quebec for long before moving to Toronto, Ontario at the age of 3 years old.
Smiley has raised in a family of both Mexican and Haitian descent on the streets of Pelham Park. His parents Juana and Edie did what they could to keep their son away from drugs. His mother worked as a cashier at a local restaurant alongside running a cleaning business on the side.
Smiley’s father headed to the outskirts of town each day as a lumberjack, cutting down trees. Unfortunately, his dad left the family when he was just 5 years old which is why his relationship with him was never all that good.
Since then, Smiley was raised by his single mother alongside siblings Levi, Ahjalla, Vanessa, and Yohan. He spent most of his early days inside the home playing video games such as Call of Duty.
Before launching his music career, Smiley did a bunch of odd jobs including working as a paper delivery boy while studying in high school. Around that time he also had a passion for video games and of course rap music.
After attending a French Immersion School during his early years, he transferred to the Oakwood Collegiate Institute for his final year of high school. There he discovered music from the likes of Lil Wayne and 50 Cent.
Smiley didn’t pay attention to his studies and as a result, he was expelled from the school in the 11th grade. Even though he never had any plan of getting into hip-hop but it was some of his friends started freestyling around that time and that encouraged him to start rap music.
In 2014 Smiley teamed up with his friends now the Garden Gang and they began releasing some of their music online. Before long, the crew was generating a real buzz around the city of Toronto. Smiley’s rap career began alongside the Garden Gang in 2014.
The rapper Smiley had a big break when he dropped the song titled Garden Girl which made him stick out amongst the other members of the Garden Gang crew. That song helped develop the framework of Smiley’s rhymes.
Smiley landed on the radar of famous producer Boi-1da following the release of his single 9 on Me in 2015. Two years later his tracks grabbed the attention high profile rapper Drake.
In 2018 Smiley dropped his debut album, “Bye or Bye“. That project had resonated so strongly with Drake that he even named it as an influence on his own work scorpion later that year after posting lyrics to Smiley’s single “Free Baby” on Instagram in response to Pusha T’s diss track titled The Story of Adidon.
Smiley continued to release one project after another. In 2018 he released A Tape To Remember followed by the Buy Or Bye 2 playlist in 2019 and YYZ To LAX in 2020. It was his collaboration with Drake that took Smiley’s career to the next level.
In July 2021 Smily released a collaborative single with Drake titled Over the Top produced by Tay Keith. Drake was impressed with Smiley’s music skills and he officially signed him to the OVO Sound. Thanks to his song Over the Top Smiley had his first Billboard entry which introduced him to a larger audience than ever before.
Upon his breakthrough moment, the rapper came back to the studio and began recording the sequel to his debut album titled “Buy Or Bye 2”. The boasting appearances came from the likes of Yung Bleu, Drake, Pressa, and OhGeesy.
When Smiley turned 24 years old, he decided to move to Los Angeles where he hired a personal trainer and lost a bunch of weight. He cut all the sugar from his diet and even went full vegetarian. Despite all of his success, Smiley found himself behind bars in 2015 when he had a gun-related charge.
- Garden Girl (Song, 2014)
- 9 on Me (2015)
- Bye or Bye (First album, 2018)
- Over the Top (ft Drake, 2021)
Smiley Net Worth
Smiley is one of the biggest up-and-coming rappers in the music scene. He has been releasing music since 2014 but the turning point of his career came in 2021 when he signed with Drake’s record label OVO. After signing a deal with the label Smiley earned a massive net worth for himself.
He also inspired hip hop’s big names such as Ice Spice who is a huge fan of his music. With the help of his fans, Smiley attempts to cross off his long-term goals by giving back to his family and the community. As of 2023, the Canadian rapper Smiley’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Million.