|Birth Day:||August 16, 1985|
|Birth Place:||Vernon, Canada|
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He first began to gain a musical foothold through YouTube in 2010 after many of his videos began to earn hundreds of thousands of views.
SonReal began his career in 2008 with the release of a series of mixtapes he recorded while living in Vancouver, BC. These included: Good Morning (2008), The Stroll (2009),The Lightyear Mixtape (2010), Where's Waldo (2010), Words I Said (2012), Good News (2012), and One Long Day (2014).
SonReal's live shows started coming together in 2008 when he met DJ Rich-A in Vancouver, BC. Together, the pair played live shows across Canada and the US. This would lay the groundwork for what would evolve into SonReal's live show as it is known today.
2012 also saw the release of The Closers, a collaboration with Toronto's Rich Kidd which was nominated for a Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year in 2013. It also included the critically acclaimed single "Hometown".
In 2014, SonReal and DJ Rich-A were booked as the opening act on a 53-date tour with Seattle rapper Grieves which exposed him to a new audience of listeners. Previous Canadian domestic tours also included a direct support for Mac Miller's Ontario campus tour in February 2013, a 2014 Canada wide tour as direct support for Down With Webster, and SonReal's own 2014 headlining Everywhere We Go Tour in BC, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. In February 2015 SonReal and DJ Rich-A joined Canadian hip hop artist Classified as direct support on his 26-date national Greatful Tour.
SonReal kicked off his own North American For The Town tour in Canada in May 2015. This 28-date headlining tour took him through eastern and western Canada as well as the United States. Another key opportunity as an opening act came in 2016 when SonReal headed out with Jon Bellion on an international tour in support of Jon's album The Human Condition in June/ July 2016. It was during The Human Condition Tour that SonReal expanded his live show to include guitar player Joey Resly.
In 2016, SonReal released The Name EP which included hit singles and music videos for "No Warm Up" and "Can I Get a Witness". "Can I Get a Witness" peaked at #52 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 chart and was certified Platinum in Canada.
In August 2017, SonReal released his first full length studio album entitled One Long Dream. Producers on the project include Rahki (known for his work with Kendrick Lamar, Syd, and Mac Miller), Alex Lustig, and the legendary DJ Khalil. This release saw the subsequent music video releases for the singles "Repo Man", "Grammy Song (Live)", "Problems", and "Potential". SonReal made his debut international radio appearance on Sway's Universe in August 2017 to promote the release of his album, which also included a live on-air freestyle during Sway's iconic "5 Fingers of Death" segment.
Following the release of this album SonReal released the song "My Friend" (produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Charlie Handsome) on November 2, 2017 . This song is a deeply personal and touching tribute to his late father Glenn Hoffman, who suffered a heart attack while SonReal was on tour in early 2016. A music video for My Friend was also released in November 2017.
One Long Dream was released globally in August 2017, and SonReal immediately hit the road on a 45 date One Long Dream North American headlining tour in Sept - Dec 2017. This tour included DJ Rich-A (DJ, Keys), Colanthony Humphrey (Drums), Peter Huang (Guitar). This tour continued into early 2018 with 19 more dates being added in North America in Feb/ March 2018. In addition to this tour SonReal also performed at the SiriusXM Kickoff Show at the CFL's 105th Grey Cup on November 26, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada.
In July 2018, SonReal released the single "Have a Nice Day". The quirky music video for "Have a Nice Day" has since been nominated for a Juno Award for Video of the Year in 2019. along with a second nomination for a Prism Prize. The video was directed by Peter Huang and produced by Mad Ruk Entertainment, both of whom have been long time creative partners to SonReal.
Having gained a large fan base touring North America over the last 4 years, SonReal took his live performance to Europe for the first time in Oct/Nov 2018. This included shows in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Ireland, and Denmark as part of his SonReal Goes Sightseeing Tour in support of One Long Dream and his 2018 singles.
In February 2019, he teased this upcoming album with the release of the lead single "Parachute". In typical SonReal style this single also saw the release of a unique music video.
SonReal's real name is Aaron Hoffman. SonReal's mother made a cameo in his music video for the single "Whoa Nilly." He married Sheena Main in 2018.
Currently, SonReal is 36 years, 3 months and 14 days old. SonReal will celebrate 37th birthday on a Tuesday 16th of August 2022. Below we countdown to SonReal upcoming birthday.