MC Hammer
MC Hammer

MC Hammer’s real name is Stanley Kirk Burrell. He is an American rapper, entertainer, and dancer.

Quick Biography

Born Stanley Kirk Burrell, Hammer was brought forth on March 30, 1962, in Oakland, California. Youngest of his six siblings, he lived in a government housing project apartment in East Oakland. He was born to His father, Lewis Burrell, a warehouse supervisor and his mother, a secretary.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Stanley Kirk Burrell
Age: 57 years old
Birth Date: March 30, 1962
Birth Place: Oakland, California
Nationality: American
Religion: Christian
Parents: Louis Burrell, Sr.
Spouse: Stephanie Fuller
m. 1985
Children: Jeremiah, Stanley, Samuel, Sarah, and A’keiba.
Height: 80 kg
Weight: 1.83 m
Profession: American rapper, entertainer and dancer
Net Worth: $2 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Hammer is 57 years old, 80 kg heavy, and 1.83m tall.

Education, School/College University

During high school years, He played baseball. He joined communications study after passing out from school. Later, he was enlisted for US Navy and served as an aviation storekeeper for three years.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Born Stanley Kirk Burrell, Hammer was brought forth on March 30, 1962, in Oakland, California. Youngest of his six siblings, he lived in a government housing project apartment in East Oakland. He was born to His father, Lewis Burrell, a warehouse supervisor and his mother, a secretary.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Mc Hammer With Wife Stephanie Fuller
Mc Hammer With Wife Stephanie Fuller

It was in a church revival that Hammer met his wife, Stephanie Fuller, whom he married on December 21, 1985. They have five children, three sons – Bobby, Jeremiah and Sammy, and two daughters – Sarah and A’keiba.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): married
When did he get married? (married date): December 21, 1985
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is MC Hammer Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Stephanie Fuller
Kids: Jeremiah, Stanley, Samuel, Sarah, and A’keiba

Professional Life and Career

He started his career playing drums after being honorably discharged from the US Navy. It was during this time that he formed ‘Holy Ghost Boys,’ a Christian rap music group with Jon Gibson.

In 1987, Hammer released an album that sold over 60,000 copies. In 1988, he earned a multi-album deal with the ‘Capitol Records’ through his album and one of his live acts.

He traveled around promoting the album and installed a recording studio for recording songs at the back of this tour bus.

On February 12, 1990, he released another album, ‘Please, Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em.’ The single, ‘U Can’t Touch This,’ was massively received and had was diversely covered.

Though successful, the album faced a lot of criticism as there were claims if repetitive lyrics of other musicians.

In 1991, he released ‘Too Legit to Quit,’ which sold over 5 million copies and was in Top 5 on the ‘Billboard 200.’ The title track of this album was the most popular number. After spending so large amounts of money in a way to promote this album and realizing that the album’s sales were not sufficient to finance it, Hammer canceled the tour midway.

In 1994, he released another album, ‘The Funky Head hunter,’ through the ‘Giant Records’ label.

His next productions included ‘V Inside Out’ (1995) and ‘Too Tight’ (1996) ‘Greatest Hits’ (1996) and ‘Back 2 Back’ (1998). In 1998, he released a ‘Gospel’ based music album, ‘Family Affair,’ which included ‘Set Me Free,’ ‘Our God,’ ‘Never without You,’ among others.

In 2001 he released, ‘Active Duty,’ which was followed with ‘Full Blast,’ but both these albums did not have any charting singles.

In 2006, ‘Look Look Look’ was released and sold 300,000 copies. After 2010, He released a few more singles.

He also was a part of many TV shows and films.

After spending so much through lavish lifestyles and stage shows, he filed for bankruptcy in 1996.

He returned to faith in 1997and became a preacher with a Christian Ministry TV show.

Awards & Nominations

Among the many awards he has won include:

American Music Awards

1991 Winner
American Music Award
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
1990 Winner
American Music Award
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album

For the album “Let’s Get It Started.”

Nominee
American Music Award
Favorite Soul/R&B Album

For the album “Let’s Get It Started.”

Grammy Awards

1993 Nominee
Grammy
Best Music Video – Long Form
Hammerin’ Home (1992)
1992 Nominee
Grammy
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
The West Coast Rap All-Stars: We’re All in the Same Gang (1990)
1991 Winner
Grammy
Best Music Video – Long Form
Please, Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em: The Movie (1990)

MTV Movie + TV Awards

1992 Nominee
MTV Movie Award
Best Movie Song
the Addams Family (1991)For the song: “Addams Groove.”

MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)

1994 Nominee
VMA
Best Choreography in a Video
Hammer: Pumps and a Bump, Version 2 (1994)
1992 Nominee
VMA
Best Video from a Film
Hammer: Addams Groove (1991)
the Addams Family (1991)
Best Choreography in a Video
MC Hammer: 2 Legit 2 Quit (1991)
1991 Nominee
VMA
Best Choreography in a Video
MC Hammer: Pray (1990)
1990 Winner
VMA
Best Dance Video
MC Hammer: U Can’t Touch This (1990)
Best Rap Video
MC Hammer: U Can’t Touch This (1990)
Nominee
VMA
Best Male Video
MC Hammer: U Can’t Touch This (1990)
Best Choreography in a Video
MC Hammer: U Can’t Touch This (1990)
1989 Nominee
VMA
Best Rap Video
MC Hammer: Turn This Mutha Out (1988)

Razzie Awards

1992 Winner
Razzie Award
Worst Original Song
the Addams Family (1991)

MC Hammer Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020

MC Hammer Net Worth
MC Hammer Net Worth

As of May 2020, he has a current estimated net worth of $2 million.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

James took legal action against Hammer for involving some parts of James’ ‘Super Freak,’ in the track, ‘U Can’t Touch This.’

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

MC Hammer Facebook page has around 259K fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 3.32M followers. On the MC Hammer Instagram account, he has around 186k followers.

There is a possibility if a tremendous growth in his net worth because of his unmatched dedication to his career.

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