By what name is rapper Rakim Athelaston Mayers better known as?
Rakim Athelaston Mayers Mayers (born October 3, 1988), known professionally as ASAP Rocky is an American rapper and record producer from Manhattan. Rocky released his debut mixtape "Live. Love. A$AP" in 2011 to widespread critical acclaim. The success of his mixtape led to a record deal with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, and Sony Music Entertainment.
Rocky has won a BET Award, two BET Hip Hop Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, Japan and an MTVU Woodie Award, as well as being nominated for two Grammy Awards, six World Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards and two MTV Europe Music Awards. Furthermore, he is a noted record producer, producing under the pseudonym Lord Flacko.
His debut studio album "Long. Live. A$AP" (2013) debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and became certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album was preceded by Rocky's breakout single, "Fuckin' Problems" which was nominated for Best Rap Song at the 2014 Grammy Awards. In 2015, Rocky released his second album, titled "At. Long. Last. A$AP." The album was Rocky's second consecutive album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 and received mostly positive reviews from music critics. The album's single, "L$D", was nominated for Best Music Video at the 2016 Grammy Awards. In 2018, Rocky released his third album, "Testing", which peaked in the top five of seven countries, including the US Billboard 200.