Bow Wow

Bow Wow


Shad Gregory Moss, better known by his stage name Bow Wow, is an American rapper and actor. His career began upon being discovered by rapper Snoop Dogg in the late 1990s, eventually being brought to record producer Jermaine Dupri and signed to So So Def Recordings.

Full Name
Shad Gregory Moss
Mar 9, 1987
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Shad Gregory Moss, better known as Bow Wow, was born on March 9, 1987 in Columbus, Ohio. His zodiac sign is Pisces and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of Alfonso Preston Moss and Teresa Rena Caldwell and has two half brothers. At an early age, he developed an interest in rap music and began to record his own songs.

Bow Wow signed with So So Def Recordings at the young age of 13 and released his debut album “Beware of Dog” in 2000. The album was a commercial success and spawned the hit single “Bounce With Me” which reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2003, he released his second album “Doggy Bag” which contained the hit singles “Take Ya Home” and “My Baby”. In 2005, Bow Wow released his third studio album titled “Wanted” which featured collaborations with Omarion, Chris Brown and Snoop Dogg among others. 

In 2004, Bow Wow made his acting debut in the film “Like Mike” alongside Lil' Romeo and Morris Chestnut. In 2006, he starred in the movie “The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift” alongside Lucas Black and Nathalie Kelley. From 2005-2006 he had a recurring role on the television series Entourage as himself, appearing in several episodes throughout those two seasons. He also voiced characters for various animated films including 2006's Ice Age: The Meltdown and 2010's Marmaduke. 

Bow Wow went on to release four more albums between 2007-2009 before taking a break from music for a few years to focus on acting projects. In 2013 he returned to music with the release of Underrated, followed by Greenlight 5 in 2016 and Edicius in 2017. He is currently working on new music while continuing to pursue acting roles.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bow Wow is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 9, 1987, Bow Wow was born in Columbus, Ohio. He was born to Teresa Caldwell and Alfonso Moss.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with So So Def Recordings</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At the age of six, Bow Wow signs a contract with So So Def Recordings.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album “Beware of Dog” is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bow Wow releases his debut studio album 'Beware of Dog' at the age of 13.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Hit Song “Like You”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bow Wow releases his hit single "Like You" featuring Ciara which peaks at number three on the Billboard Hot 100.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in Film “Lottery Ticket”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bow Wow stars in the comedy film 'Lottery Ticket', alongside Ice Cube and Naturi Naughton.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with Cash Money Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bow Wow signs a deal with Cash Money Records, ending his longtime relationship with Sony Music Entertainment.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Final Album “Edicius”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bow Wow announces that his upcoming album 'Edicius' will be his last and releases it on December 7, 2018.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bow Wow is an inspiration to many young people. His music speaks to the struggles and successes of growing up in the inner city. He has been able to use his experiences to create meaningful music that resonates with his fans.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Entertainer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bow Wow is also a great entertainer. He can perform live and put on a show that will keep you entertained for hours. His music videos are always visually stimulating and fun to watch. He also makes sure to keep up with what's new in the rap industry to stay relevant.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Positive Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bow Wow is also a positive role model for his fans. He encourages them to stay away from drugs, alcohol and violence and instead focus on their education and career aspirations. He uses his platform to promote positivity and inspire young people to reach their goals.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Rapping at Age 5</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bow Wow started rapping at the age of 5, appearing on stage with his mentor Snoop Dogg when he was just 6 years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Album Certified Double Platinum</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bow Wow's first album, Beware of Dog, was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Hosted 106 & Park for Six Years</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bow Wow hosted BET's hit show 106 & Park for six years before it ended in 2014.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Appeared in Several Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bow Wow has appeared in several films including Lottery Ticket, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and Roll Bounce.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Nominated For Multiple Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bow Wow has been nominated for multiple awards including a Grammy Award, an American Music Award, and a Soul Train Music Award.</p></div>


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