Cameron Jibril Thomaz (born September 8, 1987 in Minot, North Dakota), known by his stage name, Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. His stage name comes from Khalifa, an Arabic word meaning "successor", and wisdom, which was shortened to Wiz when Khalifa was a young boy.
Cameron Jibril Thomaz
September 8, 1987
Minot, North Dakota, U.S.
|Education||Taylor Allderdice High School|
(m. 2013; div. 2016)
|Origin||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Member of||TGOD Mafia|
He released his first album, Show and Prove, in 2006. He signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His Eurodance-influenced single "Say Yeah" received urban radio airplay and entered the Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot Rap Tracks charts in 2008.
He is also well known for his first single for Atlantic, "Black and Yellow". The single peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. His fist album for Atlantic, Rolling Papers, was released on March 29, 2011. Khalifa's fourth album O.N.I.F.C. followed on December 4, 2012. It included the singles "Work Hard, Play Hard" and "Remember You".
Khalifa released his fourth album Blacc Hollywood on August 18, 2014, featuring the lead single "We Dem Boyz". In March 2015, he released the song "See You Again" for the soundtrack of the movie Furious 7. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks.
|2006||Show and Prove|
|2009||Deal or No Deal|
|2018||Rolling Papers 2|
|2010||Black and Yellow|
|2015||See You Again|
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- "Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' Leads Hot 100 for 10th Week". Retrieved 30 June 2015.