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Calboy performing in 2019
BornCalvin Woods
(1999-04-03) April 3, 1999 (age 20)
Calumet City, Illinois
ResidenceChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Other names147 Calboy
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active  2017–Present
Home townCalumet City, Illinois

Calvin Woods (born April 3, 1999), better known as Calboy (/ˈkælbɔɪ/), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is signed to Meek Mill's Dream Chasers Records and RCA Records. In 2018, he came to prominence after the release of his viral single "Envy Me". His debut studio album Wildboy, was released on May 31, 2019.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Calvin Woods was born in South Side, Chicago, but later relocated to Calumet City, Illinois.[1] Woods turned to music to channel the frustrations of growing up below the poverty line. He is one of five children raised by a single mother.

Woods witnessed two of his best friends die, one of a drug overdose and the other to gun violence. His family migrated between small homes to small apartments.[2][3]

Career[edit | edit source]

2016-2017: Career beginnings[edit | edit source]

In 2017, Calboy released his debut mixtape, The Chosen One.[4] Calboy released his second mixtape, Anxiety, on December 17, 2017.[5]

2018–present: Calboy, the Wild Boy and Wildboy[edit | edit source]

Woods released his third mixtape Calboy, the Wild Boy On June 18, 2018.

He released his single "Envy Me" on September 13, 2018, to critical acclaim. It later served as the lead single from his debut studio album Wildboy, released on May 31, 2019. "Envy Me" peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the RIAA.[6]

Artistry[edit | edit source]

Calboy and rapper Meek Mill

Influences[edit | edit source]

Woods has cited his influences as Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson, Chance the Rapper, Lupe Fiasco, Chief Keef, Lil Wayne, G Herbo, The All American Rejects and 50 Cent.[7]

Discography[edit | edit source]

Studio Albums

  • Wildboy (2019)


  • The Chosen One (2017)
  • Anxiety (2017)
  • Calboy, the Wild Boy (2018)

Concert tours[edit | edit source]

Headlining[edit | edit source]

  • Rockstar Wild Boyz Tour (2019)[8]

Supporting act[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "In Search Of: Here's Why People Are Looking Up JENNIE, CalBoy, & Jackson Wang". Genius. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  2. "CalBoy". Genius. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  3. "Chartbreaker: Calboy on His Chicago Rap Roots and Avoiding 'The Sunken Place'". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  4. Mixtapez, My, Mixtape of The Chosen One by Calboy, retrieved 2019-07-02
  5. Mixtapez, My, Mixtape of Anxiety (hosted by DJ Pharris) by Calboy, retrieved 2019-07-02
  6. "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  7. III, Robby Seabrook. "The Break Presents: Calboy - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  8. "Rockstar Wildboyz The Tour with 147 Calboy". SOBS. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  9. Entertainment, Live Nation. "Kodak Black Announces 'The Dying To Live Tour'". PR Newswire. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  10. "Kodak Black Announces 'The Dying To Live Tour'". Live Nation Entertainment. 2019-02-12. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  11. "21 Savage Announces "I Am > I Was" Tour Dates With Young Nudy & Calboy". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2019-07-12.

External links[edit | edit source]

Category:African-American male rappers Category:African-American businesspeople Category:Living people Category:Businesspeople from Illinois Category:21st-century male musicians Category:Songwriters from Illinois

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