Who is Mod Sun?
Mod Sun, whose full name is Derek Ryan Smith, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He has rolled out six mixtapes, four solo studio albums, 31 singles, and three Eps. He started his music career by playing drums in the music bands Semester, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, and Four Letter Lie.
In 2009, Sun began a solo career in rap music. It was also the first time he used Mod Sun as his professional name.
|Full Name||Derek Ryan Smith|
|Date of Birth||March 10, 1987|
|Birth Place||Sylvan Hills, Atlanta, Georgia, US|
|Profession||Rapper, Singer, Songwriter|
|Height||5 ft 5 in or 1.66 m|
|Weight||68 kg or 149 lbs|
|Marital Status||In a relationship|
|Net Worth||$3 million (approx.)|
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Mod Sun currently has an estimated net worth of about $3 million. A large part of his income comes from the sales of his music albums. He also earns money by performing live music shows attended by many people. Besides being a brilliant musician, he is also a published author of several successful books. Sun’s debut book was a national bestseller.
Early life, family, and education
On March 10, 1987, Mod Sun was born in Bloomington, Minnesota, United States. His parents broke their marriage when he was still a kid. He often moved from the age of five to ten because her mother changed jobs. He spent a considerable time living on a farm in Corcoran, Minnesota while growing up. He lived for some time with his father in Long Beach, California.
His father was a neighbor of the drummer of the music band Sublime, Bud Gaugh. Gaugh first sparked the young Smith’s interest in music. Sun started attending local concerts as a teenager. His mother also encouraged him to ask the traveling band members if they would like to spend the night at his home. He designed various merchandise for music brands while he was an eighth-grade student.
Mod Sun started his music career by joining the core metal group Four Letter Lie. He was the drummer in the band from 2004 to 2009. In 2009, he left Four Letter Lie and joined the band called Scary Kids Scaring Kids. He remained in the music band until it broke up in 2010. He is a famous hip-hop artist and well renowned in the music industry. He has rolled out six mixtapes, three EPs, four studio albums, and 31 singles.
He rolled out his first album in 2015 and titled it Look Up. His debut album became a quick hit and won the first position on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers list. In 2017, he rolled out his second album titled Movie. Rostrum Records had labeled his second album, and it ranked the number 16 on the Billboard’s Top Heatseekers list.
Besides having an illustrious music career, Sun is also a successful author of several non-fiction books. He released his debut book ‘Did I Ever Wake Up?’ in 2012 and quickly became a best seller.
Mod Sun started a polyamorous relationship with actress Bella Thorne and internet personality Tana Mongeau. However, the relationship did not last long, and the triple split. Sun again became romantically involved with Thorne, but their relationship was monogamous this time. Within 15 months, the couple became engaged, married, and broke their marriage.
In 2020, Sun became romantically involved with the other woman in his previous polyamorous relationship, Mongeau. However, their relationship ended by the end of the year. Sun is currently engaged to Canadian musician Avril Lavigne. They announced their engagement on April 7, 2022.
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That was all about Mod Sun’s biography.