Is Common married? No, he isn’t. This means that the American rapper has no one in his life whom he may introduce as his wife. According to some online sources, he is currently in the relationship with lawyer and activist Angela Rye (born on October 26, 1979).
He has also been in the relationship with beautiful celebrities in the past including singer Erykah Badu (born on February 26, 1971), actress Kerry Washington (born on January 31, 1977), tennis player Serena Williams (born on September 26, 1981) and actress Taraji P. Henson (born on September 11, 1970). He was also reported to have dated actress Regina Hall (born on December 12, 1970).
Despite being into multiple relationships, he has never reached the point of celebrating his wedding program. He has a daughter named Omoye Assata Lynn born in 1997 from his relationship with Kim Jones. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Common:
Who is Common?
Born as Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn (real name), he is an established American rapper and actor. Previously, he was called Common Sense but now is popular by the stage name, i.e. “Common.” In addition to that, he is also a model, author, songwriter, activist and renowned philanthropist as well. The rapper’s first studio album was titled “Can I Borrow a Dollar?” released on October 6, 1992.
His 2000’ album Like Water for Chocolate was able to earn a massive commercial success. He became more famous after winning the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 2003 for his hit single Love of My Life. His album “Be” was able to receive the nomination at the 2006 Grammy Awards in the category for Best Rap Album. Following his commercial successful albums release, he launched his own record label imprint named Think Common Entertainment in 2011.
Early Life and Education
Common was born on March 13, 1972, which makes the age of American rapper be 48 years old as of 2020. He was born at the Chicago Osteopathic Hospital to the parents named Dr. Mahalia Ann Hines (mother) and Lonnie Lynn Jr. (father). Talking more about his parents, his mother was an educator whereas his father is a former ABA basketball player who later turned as a youth counselor.
Common spent his childhood days mostly in the Calumet Heights neighborhood. At the age of six, he felt broken after seeing his parents getting divorced. After the divorce, Lynn lived with his mother whereas his father moved to Denver, Colorado. However, his father has always supported him and played a crucial role in providing Lynn a job with the Chicago Bulls.
He was always passionate about music from his early days and therefore formed a rap trio named C.D.R. along with his two friends while attending Luther High School South in Chicago. The trio was able to open for acts like Big Daddy Kane and N.W.A. For his further education, he was enrolled at Florida A&M University after securing a scholarship and received his degree majoring in business administration.
Career and Professional Life
In the beginning, Lynn was featured in The Source magazine at its Unsigned Hype column. He released his single named “Take It EZ” in 1992 and eventually released his first studio album under the stage name i.e. Common Sense. On October 4, 1994, he released his second studio album named Resurrection by Relativity Records which was produced by No I.D.
His second studio album was able to receive critical acclaim which entered into the list of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. His third studio album was named One Day It’ll All Make Sense and was released on September 30, 1997. The album was the follow up to his previous album Resurrection.
On March 28, 2000, his next album was released through MCA Records and was named Like Water for Chocolate. On August 11, 2000, the album received the certification of Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) where it made sales of more than 750,000 copies.
On December 10, 2002, he released his fifth studio album by the now-defunct MCA Records and was titled Electric Circus. Many critics praise the album and was highly anticipated. The album sold less than 300,000 copies which means that it was not successful as Common’s previous album. His next album was “Be” which became a critical success receiving a perfect “XXL” rating by XXL, the hip hop publications. The album was released on May 24, 2005, produced by rapper Kanye West. RIAA certified Common’s sixth studio album as Gold which was able to make more than 800,000 copies of sales.
Common released his seventh studio album on July 31, 2007, and was entitled Finding Forever. It was also certified Gold and was able to make more than 500,000 copies sales in the United States. Further, the album received the nomination for Best Rap Album for a Grammy Award.
Common’s eighth studio album was named Universal Mind Control which was released on September 30, 2008. The album was scheduled to get a release on June 24, 2008, but was postponed due to Common filming Wanted. The first single of the album was named Universal Mind Control released on July 1, 2008. This album received the nomination for Best Rap Album for a Grammy Award in 2010.
On December 19, 2011, he released his ninth studio album named The Dreamer/The Believer through Warner Bros. On July 22, 2014, he released his tenth studio album named Nobody’s Smiling. On November 4, 2016, he released his eleventh studio album through ARTium Recordings and Def Jam Recordings and was named Black America Again. The album earned widespread acclaim from critics and was able to enter the US Billboard 200 at number 25. In 2018, he released August Greene formed by the collaboration with producers Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins,
Moving to his film career, he has appeared into the numerous movies like Smokin’ Aces (2007), Wanted (2008), Terminator Salvation (2009), Bouncing Cats (2010), New Year’s Eve (2011), The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), Every Single Thing (2014), Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016), A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2017), The Hate U Give (2018), The Kitchen (2019) and much more. In addition to that, he has also appeared in multiple television programs like The Wiz Live! (2015), Hell on Wheels (2011-2014) and so on.
American rapper Common isn’t married yet. He is at the age of 47 as of 2019 but looks much younger than his real age. His sexual orientation is straight which is proven from his relationship history. He previously dated author Karrine Steffans in 1999. Later, he was romantically linked with singer Erykah Badu and ended their relationship by 2002.
Later, he started a romantic relationship with actress Taraji P. Henson and dated for a couple of years. In 2007, he was said to have been together with actress Kerry Washington. In his relationship history, Common has also dated renowned tennis player Serena Williams. Further, he was also reported to be in the relationship with activist Angela Rye.
Many of the people are not aware of Common’s daughter who is born to mother Kim Jones who used to be Common’s girlfriend at that time. The name of his daughter is Omoye Assata Lynn who is at the age of 22 now considering her birth year, i.e. 1997.
Moving to the body measurement, let’s talk about rapper Common’s height and weight. He stands at a tall height of 6 feet and is blessed with a maintained weight of 84 kilograms. Talking more about his body statistics, Common’ chest, arms and waist measure 44, 16 and 35 inches respectively. He is conscious of his diet and exercise routine and is a pescatarian.
Salary and Net worth
American rapper and actor Common has an estimated net worth of 45 million USD. He has released ten successful studio albums and has also earned respectable fame in the acting industry. He has made multiple awards in his name including The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Best R&B Song, Best Song, the CD of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, Centric Award and Viewer’s Choice. Common is active in the industry since 1991 from which he has been able to garner such an impressive amount of net worth.
View this post on Instagram
I never even dreamed about going to the #grammys let alone possibly winning one. It wasn’t until I saw my brothers @theroots win that I thought it was obtainable. I never take these moments and opportunities for granted. Thanks for having me @recordingacademy . Although #standupforsomething didn’t win, I was truly honored to be invited. @andradaymusic @warren_diane
Wiki and Facts
Most of the demanded wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb have provided Common’s bio. The rapper’s Facebook page is reachable @thinkcommon where he has managed to retain more than 2.5 million followers. Similarly, his Twitter profile can be visited @common whereas his Instagram account is reachable @common where he has amassed over 5.35 and 2.7 million followers respectively.