Steven Adam Markowitz, professionally known by his stage name Hoodie Allen, is the spectacular songwriter, singer, and rapper from Plainview, New York. The outstanding performer completed his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, he started a job at Google. He was enjoying his work there, but always wanted to chase his musical dreams. Eventually, he left his job at Google in order to pursue a career as a professional musician. Things weren’t easy at the beginning, but he remained steadfast to achieve something bigger.
Finally, in 2012, Allen came up with his debut extended play titled ‘All American’. It proved to be the initial breakthrough for the talented musician. The EP went into top charts on the US Billboard 200 and secured 10th spot. It was a big achievement for Hoodie as he didn’t expect such kind of tremendous response for his first effort. Two years later in 2010, he officially rolled out his debut studio album with caption ‘People Keep Talking’. Again it was a massive hit with over 30,000 copies sold just within the first week. The first studio album was peaked at number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 200.
Allen didn’t want the success trail to stop and that’s the reason he officially launched his 2nd studio album titled ‘Happy Camper’ in January 2016. It contained outstanding numbers that made American music enthusiasts feel out of this world. Hoodie has gained significant experience in different genres such as alternative hip hop, hip hop, and pop-rap. He has emerged as a splendid performer and singer over the last few years. The guy with gifted talent has performed associated acts with other big names including, Fall Out Boy, Skizzy Mars, Ed Sheeran, Blackbear, Max Schneider, G-Easy, and Chance the Rapper.
Who are Hoodie Allen's Parents?
Hoodie graced this beautiful earth with his arrival on Aug 19, 1988. He was born to a loving family in Plainview, New York, United States. He grew up in a Jewish home with his beloved brother named Daniel. He has a poetic nature from the beginning. The talented young lad used to write lyrics and perform freestyle raps in front of his friend. Buddies of the little star liked his efforts. Later one, friends of Hoodie started to invite him to perform at birthday parties and similar events.
In regards to his educational career, Allen went to Long Island School located in South Huntington. Later on, he attended the Plainview John F. Kennedy High School. He went to the University of Pennsylvania for further education. He remained busy playing sports during his educational era. He played football while being part of the University. He earned a degree in marketing and finance after completing his graduation in 2010. He was lucky enough to get a good job at Google where he performed duties as an AdWords associate. He applied for their START (Standardized AdWords Reseller Training) program and was admitted to become a part of that.
At the beginning of his career, Allen became a part of the duo with his childhood friend named Obey City (Samuel Obey). Hoodie performed as the vocalist while Obey used to take part in the production work. They launched two mixtapes titled ‘Making Waves’ and ‘Bagels & Beats EP’. These were well-received across the country and helped the duo receive the nomination for the ‘Best Music on Campus Award’ of MTVU in 2009. They received notable attention through track ‘UPENN Girls’.
On Oct 14, 2014, Hoodie released his debut studio album titled ‘People Keep Talking’. It was a self-release that came out in CDs and digital download formats. The album secured 8th spot on the US Billboard and 2nd on the US R&B Chart. It was a chart-topping hit in other major music markets including, Canada, Sweden, and Germany. Two years later on Jan 22, 2016, Allen launched his 2nd studio album with the heading ‘Happy Camper’. It was another great success for the rising star. The second album was peaked at 28th position on the US Billboard and 2nd on the US Hip Hop chart. Again it was a self-release that he launched in digital download and CD formats.
The third studio album from Hoodie came out as ‘The Hype’ on Sep 29, 2017. It was an average success that couldn’t be compared with his previous two hit albums. It was ranked 166 on the US Billboard with no significant attention from other markets. Allen has launched his fourth studio album titled ‘Whatever the USA’ on Aug 16, 2019. Aside from his studio albums, Hoodie has given some of the most striking extended plays to his music fans. He has successfully launched three EPs thus far in his professional career as a singer. These are titled ‘All American’, ‘Americoustic’, and ‘All Aout It EP’.
He has given many remarkable singles including, ‘Hell of a Time’, ‘Never Going Back’, ‘Know it All’, ‘Come Around (with Christian French)’, ‘Sushi’, ‘Champagne and Pools’, ‘Are U Having Any Fun’, ‘Dumb of You’, ‘Let it Work Out’, ‘Cake Boy’, and ‘You Are Not A Robot’. The American singer is determined to launch more hit albums, EPs, and tracks over the coming years.
Not just a singer, but Hoodie is a wonderful actor as well. He made his acting debut on Mar 3, 2011, when he appeared in four fun-filled episodes of ‘Jake and Amir’. It is a college humor series that has great acceptance among teenagers. He portrayed the character of Amir’s rap teacher, which helped him gain a significant recognition on the American television.
Does Hoodie Allen Have a Girlfriend?
Hoodie is a dashing guy who gained fame through his extraordinary singing and acting talent. He has thousands of female fans from all over the world. The 31-year old (as of August 2019) lad is said to be in a relationship with a beautiful fashion model named Sadie Newman. Both of them have been dating each other for years. However, she has not mothered any child from romantic associations with Allen. The couple has not made any official announcement regarding the future of their relationship.
How much is Hoodie Allen's Net Worth?
Allen started looking for a good job after completing his graduation from the University. He needed a good income source to live the life of his dreams. He began working at Google and kept working there for some time. Later on, he left the job and started his professional music career. Soon after launching the debut EP, he realized the worth of his talent in the American music industry. He gained critical acclaim through many hit albums, EPs, and singles. Today, he owns an estimated net worth of $800,000.