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Yung Berg

Yung Berg in Chicago, Illinois.
Background information
Birth name Christian Ward
Born 1986 (age 23–24)
Origin Chicago, Illinois,
United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, Singer
Years active 2001 - present
Labels Bloodline, E1, Epic
Website www.yungberg.net

Christian Ward (born September 9, 1986),[1] better known by his stage name Yung Berg, is an American rapper from Chicago. His first single was "Sexy Lady" which features R&B singer Junior. Yung Berg had been previously signed to DMX's Bloodline Records as Ice Berg. He is featured on the Exit Wounds soundtrack. His debut album Look What You Made Me was released on August 12, 2008, and is a joint venture between Epic Records and Koch Records. [2]

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Career

At age 15, Yung Berg was signed to DMX's Bloodline Records. He made his debut on the Exit Wounds soundtrack on the song "Dog 4 Life" as Iceberg. However, his parents sent him to a military boarding school in Montana in 2001.[3] He moved to Los Angeles after finishing school in 2003.[4][3] In 2005, Yung Berg worked as a hypeman and recording assistant for Disturbing tha Peace member and Chicago rapper Shawnna. He founded his Yung Boss imprint and production team Yung Bosses with JFK and Rob Holladay. Berg's debut single "Sexy Lady, which featured R&B singer Junior, became a hit on Los Angeles urban radio, and he signed with Epic Records among many labels that approached him. Berg's six-track EP Almost Famous: The Sexy Lady EP was released in July 2007. "Sexy Lady" peaked at #18 on the Billboard 100. In 2008, Berg released another single "Sexy Can I", a collaboration with singer Ray J, then his debut album Look What You Made Me.[3] The second single was "Do That There", featuring Dude 'n' Nem, followed by "The Business", featuring Casha, which peaked at #33 on the Hot 100.[5]

Yung Berg insulted Miami rapper Brisco on a video podcast.[6] After singer Ne-Yo accused Berg of copying auto-tune vocal style from T-Pain and Lil Wayne, Berg posted a video blog criticizing Ne-Yo.[7]

In December 2008, Berg began casting "exceptionally stand out beautiful dark skin/brown skin women to showcase beauty of all races" for a potential dating reality show that he would host.[8] However, as evidenced by the trailer for his new TV Show, titled "Back In Business", it will not be a dating show. [9] In September 2009, was released his song "Baby Im Back" featuring Rihanna.[10] He also appeared in the music video of singer Kat DeLuna's debut single "Whine Up."

Discography

Awards

  • BET Hip-Hop Awards
    • 2008, Best Ringtone ("The Business") with Casha [Nominated][citation needed]
    • 2008, People's Champ Award ("The Business") with Casha [Nominated][citation needed]
  • 2009 ASCAP Pop Award - "Sexy Can I"
  • 2009 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award - "Sexy Can I"

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