Sage the Gemini

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Sage the Gemini
Birth nameDominic Wynn Woods
Born(1992-06-20) June 20, 1992 (age 22)
San Francisco, California, United States
OriginFairfield, California, United States[1]
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active2011-present
LabelsHBK Gang Records, EMPIRE Recordings, Republic (current) Black Money Music Group (former)
Associated actsThe HBK Gang, Berner, Iamsu!
WebsiteSage the Gemini on Twitter
 
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Sage the Gemini
Birth nameDominic Wynn Woods
Born(1992-06-20) June 20, 1992 (age 22)
San Francisco, California, United States
OriginFairfield, California, United States[1]
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active2011-present
LabelsHBK Gang Records, EMPIRE Recordings, Republic (current) Black Money Music Group (former)
Associated actsThe HBK Gang, Berner, Iamsu!
WebsiteSage the Gemini on Twitter

Dominic Wynn Woods (born June 20, 1992), better known by his stage name Sage the Gemini, is an American rapper from Fairfield, California. He is a member of California's The HBK Gang. He is known for his single "Gas Pedal" featuring Iamsu!, which peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it both artists' first top 40 hit, number six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number four on the Hot Rap Songs charts in 2013.[2] Sage's song "Red Nose" also peaked at number 54 on the Hot 100 and at number 12 on the Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs. Both songs are taken from his debut EP Gas Pedal, which peaked at number 29 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[3] He signed to Republic Records in August 2013.[4] His debut studio album Remember Me was released on March 25, 2014.

Early life[edit]

He started recording at the age of eleven with his brother after he bought a microphone from Gordon's Music and Sound shop in Fairfield, California. The first track he ever recorded was titled "Made In China". At fourteen he dropped out of Fairfield High School to pursue music full-time. One of his first collaborations was with his cousin in a group called Tree Boys.[5] Dominic took the name Sage the Gemini due to the color of his eyes and his zodiac sign.[6][7]

Musical career[edit]

In 2008, Sage released his first single, "You Should Know" on MySpace. It became a viral hit, generating over three million views worldwide. He then joined Black Money Music Group, in order to release his music worldwide. Being close friends with rapper Iamsu!, he also joined The HBK Gang.[6][7] Sage then released the singles "Red Nose" and "Gas Pedal" in March 2013. These singles immediately became hits and gained a lot of airplay, which attracted Republic Records who signed a deal with him in August 2013.[8] On January 7, 2014 the Recording Industry Association of America certified "Red Nose" Gold, and "Gas Pedal" Platinum.[9] On March 25, 2014 Sage released his debut studio album Remember Me.[10][11]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and sales figures
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
USUS
R&B
US
Rap
Remember Me47115

EPs[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected information
TitleAlbum details
Gas Pedal EP
  • Released: September 10, 2013[13]
  • Label: Black Money, EMPIRE, Republic
  • Format: digital download

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with selected information
TitleAlbum details
Gang Forever
(with The HBK Gang)
  • Released: August 2013
  • Label: HBK Gang
  • Format: digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
USUS R&BUS Rap
"Red Nose"20135214Gas Pedal EP and Remember Me
"Gas Pedal"
(featuring Iamsu!)
2964
"Swerve"Gas Pedal EP
"College Drop"
(featuring Kool John)
57Remember Me
"Down On Your Luck"[15]
(featuring August Alsina)
2014

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
USUS R&BUS Rap
"Only That Real"
(Iamsu! featuring 2 Chainz and Sage the Gemini)
201456Sincerely Yours
"2AM"[16][17]
(Adrian Marcel featuring Sage the Gemini)
10429TBA
"Kiss It"
(DEV featuring Sage the Gemini)
Bittersweet July
"GDFR"
(Flo Rida featuring Sage the Gemini)
The Perfect 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sage the Gemini — 25 New Rappers to Watch Out For". Complex. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  2. ^ Sage The Gemini – Chart history. Billboard. Retrieved on 2013-09-14.
  3. ^ Sage The Gemini – Chart history. Billboard. Retrieved on 2013-09-14.
  4. ^ Thursday (2013-08-22). "Sage The Gemini signs to Universal Republic - The latest Bay Area rap and hip-hop music - Thizzler On The Roof". Thizzler.com. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  5. ^ Gilbert, Andrew. "Sage the Gemini's Career Slams the 'Gas Pedal'". East Bay Express. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  6. ^ a b Republic Records. "Republic Records". Republic Records. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  7. ^ a b Ju, Shirley. "Sage The Gemini Recalls Meeting HBK Gang & His Early Influences | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef & Old School Hip Hop". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  8. ^ "Bay Area’s Sage The Gemini Signs Deal with EMPIRE/Republic Records » Blog Archive » DubCNN.com // West Coast Hip-Hop: Daily For Over A Decade". Dubcnn.com. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  9. ^ Baker, Soren (2014-01-07). "Sage the Gemini's "Gas Pedal" Goes Platinum & "Red Nose" Goes Gold | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  10. ^ a b "Sage The Gemini & Kool John Have The Party Jumping In "College Drop" - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-12-23. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  11. ^ "Interview: Sage the Gemini On His New Album & Working With Justin Bieber « Radio.com News". News.radio.com. 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  12. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.28149/title.hip-hop-album-sales-week-ending-3-30-2014
  13. ^ http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00EVVB1RU/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?qid=1396232356&sr=8-6
  14. ^ a b "American certifications – Sage the Gemini". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Down On Your Luck: Sage The Gemini: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. 2014-02-25. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  16. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. 
  17. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. 

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