The Up’s And Down’s Of August Alsina

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August Alsina has become a more household name in R&B music, but the journey has certainly been rough around the edges at times. While his voice sound has melted the hearts of his Alsina Nation fans, the crooner has had a tough time in his personal life, including his own health. The past year has been tough on him, so we’ve decided to take a look back at all of his up’s and down’s from the past couple of years.

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Check out August’s up’s and down’s over the years on the following pages.

He released his debut album, Testimony, in 2014, which was met with much success.

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The album became on everyone’s top list of R&B projects of the year, and it was well deserved.

He received a BET Award for Best New Artist in 2014.

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August even burst into tears during his acceptance speech, since it meant so much to him.