Biography Of American Rapper And Singer Silentó

Below are some facts you need to know about American rapper and singer Silentó, with birth name – Richard Lamar “Ricky” Hawk.

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Biography Of American Rapper And Singer Silentó
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 26: Recording artist Silento attends day 1 of the radio broadcast center during the 2015 BET Experience on June 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Richard Lamar “Ricky” Hawk (born January 22, 1998), better known as Silentó or Prince Silentó, is an American rapper and singer. He is best known for his debut single “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”, which charted at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. He later released a project titled Fresh Outta High School in August 2018 after some delay. He is a native of Stone Mountain, Georgia.


Silentó’s debut single, “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”, made with Bolo Da Producer, was released on his YouTube channel on June 25, 2015. Over the course of one week, it gained over 2.5 million views. After making the song when he was 17 years old in his basement and had already garnered more than 100,000 streams on SoundCloud, Capitol Records approached and signed him in April 2015. They then released the track as a single with an accompanying music video. It peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. In June 2015, Silentó performed at the BET Awards, alongside the cast of the show Black-ish. He also performed the hit single on December 31, 2016 in Times Square for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 program. On August 3, 2018, Silentó released his first album, Fresh Outta High School, which was originally scheduled to be released on May 25. He later released Fresh Outta High School Part 2 on November 29, 2018.

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