Romeo Miller : biography
Percy Romeo Miller, Jr. (born August 19, 1989), MSN. Retrieved July 16, 2012. better known by his stage name Romeo (previously Lil’ Romeo), is an American rapper, actor, basketball player, entrepreneur, and model. As a hip hop musician, Miller has released three studio albums and two compilation albums.
Romeo Miller was born in New Orleans. He is the son of rapper and entrepreneur Master P and former rapper Sonya C. He is the nephew of rappers C-Murder and Silkk the Shocker and the brother of singer and actress Cymphonique Miller. Romeo was signed to No Limit at the age of five, after he wrote a rap to his father.
Lil’ Romeo (2001)
He released his debut album seven years later, titled after his original alias Lil’ Romeo. This offering contained the hit single "My Baby" that charted No. 1 . R&B/Hip-hop Singles. The album peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and No. 5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, selling more than 200,000 copies in its first week out soon making it certified Gold. The album is now Miller’s highest selling album selling 600,000 copies. Also in 2001 he was featured on his uncle Silkk the Shocker’s remix single of "That’s Kool", which was also featured on his own album.
Game Time (2002–2003)
In 2002, a year later after his debut album, Miller put out his second studio album, Game Time. It peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard 200 and No. 10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums selling close to a 80,000 copies the first week . It spawned the billboard charting single "2-Way" that charted to No. 66 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It also spawned the album second single "True Love" which charted at No. 16 under the Hot 100 Singles. Though not as successful on the charts as Miller’s debut album it was successful in sales for selling 450,000 copies. The Album is Certified Gold by the RIAA for shipment of 500,000 copies making this his second Gold album.
In 2004, Miller released his third studio album Romeoland, which was not as successful as his last two albums selling 30,000 the first week, but still managed to sell over 300,000 copies in the United States. It was also the last studio album to feature Miller billed as Lil’ Romeo. In 2005 Romeo along with his brother Valentino Miller who was known as Young V at that time and their three cousins C-Los, Lil’ D & Willie J formed the group Rich Boyz & released their debut album Young Ballers: The Hood Been Good to Us which sold 30,000 the first week and sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. In 2006 Miller released a compilation album entitled Greatest Hits the album featured all of his hit songs when Miller was billed as Lil’ Romeo. In 2006 Romeo released the two albums Lottery & God’s Gift on the new label owned by himself and his father Master P, entitled Guttar Music. Lottery served as Miller’s first independent release while God’s Gift served as a soundtrack to a movie with the same name the soundtrack went to sell 518,000 to date . God’s Gift was also Miller’s first album to use the name Romeo and to have explicit language. The two albums were also known for containing Miller’s single "U Can’t Shine Like Me" which was a direct response to Bow Wow, who fans thought dissed Miller in his song "Fresh Azimiz". In 2007 Miller released a collaboration album with his father Master P titled Hip Hop History it sold 34,000 the first week and sold 70,000 records worldwide.
Intelligent Hoodlum (2008–present)
In 2008 Miller stated he was working on his fourth studio album entitled Gumbo Station. On June 17, 2008 Miller released the first single from the album which was "Get Low wit It" which featured Akon & his brother Valentino Miller it failed to gain success on the Billboard charts.
On March 3, 2009 Romeo released a compilation entitled Get Low LP that contained songs that were supposed to be on Gumbo Station. It debuted at No. 149 on the Billboard 200 with 5,000 copies and as of May 5, 2009 it has sold over 20,000 copies. In 2010 Romeo confirmed that he was still working on his fourth studio album but he changed the name of the album to The College Boy. Romeo then announced that the title of the album was going to be I Am No Limit.