Donald Glover: A Man of Many Talents
Donald McKinley Glover Jr. was born September 25, 1983, at the Edwards Air Force Base to parents, Beverly and Donald.
The early years of Danny Glover were spent in Stone Mountain Georgia where he was raised by his parents among siblings, Stephen and Brianne.
In 2006, he graduated from the New York University Tisch School of Arts with a degree in dramatic writing. He got his first breakthrough as a writer Tina Fey’s comedy show 30 Rock and later went on to write and star in other sitcoms like his Grammy-winning television show Atlanta.
While taking acting and writing seriously, he played several roles in movies and released Guava Island, starring Rihanna in April 2019 which has since been gaining a lot of recognition.
Not only is Glover an actor, writer, director and comedian, he is also a successful musician. He performs under the name Childish Gambino and is popular amongst hip-hop and R&B listeners.
Glover’s music career which depicts his versatility as an artist began in 2006 with a mixtape titled Sick Boi. He released several mixtapes afterwards while he starred on the show Community and signed to Glassnote Records in 2011. His first album, Camp, was released later that year (2011).
In 2013, he released his second album, Because The Internet, and earned himself a nomination for Best Rap Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards. The following year 2016, he released arguably his most experimental, album Awaken, My Love!.
This show off of talents didn’t end there; he went on to sign with RCA Records in January 2018 and released a single titled “This Is America” in May. The song debuted at number one, becoming both his first number one and top ten single in the United States.
Glover, no doubt, is not just a multiple award-winning artiste but a multifaceted one who has delved into all realms of entertainment, looking to create and depict things that are completely new and different.