Diggy Simmons (full name: Daniel Dwayne Simmons III) is an American multi-talented artist who is infamous with his stage name Diggy. He is a rapper and singer. A youngest member of the hip-hop crew All City Chess Club has also showed his talent as a model and actor on different movies and TV shows. He and his family were the main portrayal of the reality show Run’s House (2005-2009).
Diggy Simmons born on 21st March, 1995 in Queens, New York City. He is fourth child of his parents – Joseph Simmons and Justine Simmons. His 5 siblings are Angela, Vanessa, Russell II, Miley, Vanessa and JoJo. He belongs to the musical family. So, he is interested in music field since his childhood.
Diggy came to light after performing on the reality show Run’s House with his family. He introduced himself as a rapper after releasing his debut mixtape, “The First Flight” in 2009. And this mixtape was downloaded for more than 100,000. After this success, he got a contract with the Atlantic Records.
In the early 2010, he uploaded his freestyle video on Made You Look song of Nas. This video became viral at that time. Kenya West admired his performance. Kenya West even posted that video in his blog by saying “I KNEW THIS KID WAS GOING TO BE FRESH. I KNEW IT!”
This American talent brings his second mixtape-Airborne in 2010 with song “Oh Yeah!” featuring Pharrell Williams and Lupe Fiasco. His other mixtape includes Great Expectations (2010), Past Presents Future (2010) and Out of This World (2013). Two years later, he released his debut album Unexpected Arrival.
22 years old rapper was listed in Billboard’s Artists to Watch 2011. He went on his first tour for BET’s 106 & Park “Closer To My Dreams” tour, followed by Scream Tour’s Next Generation tour in the same year. His first major-label single “Copy, Paste” song hits 24th rank on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
In 2013, Simmons released his fourth mixtape Out of This World. In the same year, he came up with his another single named Mama Said featuring B.o.B & Key Wane. After that, he brings My Girl (2014), Ain’t Bout To Do (2015) and Can’t Relate (2015) in the following year accordingly.
After performing in the reality show Run’s House, he got a small role in the movie Parental Guidance in 2012.
This American rapper has been nominated in different Award shows. Among his all nomination, he achieved 2 awards. List of his nomination are
YoungStars Award, 2011 (Nominated)
YoungStars Award, 2012 (Won)
Best New Artist, 2012 (Nominated)
BET Hip Hop Awards
Rookie of the Year, 2011 (Nominated)
NAACP Image Awards
Outstanding New Artist, 2012 (Won)
Teen Choice Awards
Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star, 2007 (Nominated)
There is a rumor on the internet about the relationship of Diggy Simmons with American singer Jessica Jarrell for few months. But, at this moment, he is single. He seems to be more focused on his career.
Until now, the total net worth of Diggy Simmons is $3.75 million.