Mod Sun is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, rapper, and composer with a fortune of $3 million. His stage moniker is “MOD SUN,” which stands for “Movement on Dreams, Stand Under None.” An instant sensation was Bella Thorne’s debut music video, directed by his ex-wife. These are some of his best-selling albums: Look Up; Movie; BB, among others.
As a child
Derek He was born in Bloomington, Mn., on March 10, 1987; his birthday is March 10. From five to ten, he had to relocate frequently due to his mother’s need to travel for work. After his parents split, she visited his father in Long Beach, California. Smith’s father lived next door to Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh, who pushed him to pursue a career in music.
In eighth grade, Will Smith began designing clothing for local New Jersey pop-punk bands. The traveling band’s members were urged by his mother to contact him if they wished to spend the night. After a few years, Smith, along with other local bands and musicians, got more interested in fashion and emo culture, eventually becoming part of the scene subculture.
This is where he completed his elementary education at Thomas Jefferson High School.
Smith was a member of the pop-punk band Sideline Heroes when he first came to prominence. Since his junior year of high school, when he was a member of a local band, he has been playing the drums. In the past, he is played in bands including Four Letter Lie (pop-punk) and Scary Kids Scaring Kids (post-hardcore).
During his stint as a drummer tech for the band, he was kicked out of Scary Kids Scaring Kids in 2009. As long as he could accompany them on tour as a solo musician, he agreed to take on the role.
Mod Sun has released five mixtapes and three EPs during his solo career. The release of Look Up, his debut album on Rostrum Records, saw it go straight to number one on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers list upon its release. His 2017 album Movie featured the track “#noshirton,” taken from the album’s second disc. Billboard’s Top Heatseekers list pegged the film at number 16. For his third studio album in 2017 came BB.
Midway through 2020, Mod Sun announced that he had begun work on his fourth studio album. The album’s first single, “Karma,” was released in 2020. There was a delay between the release of “Bones” and “Flames,” the album’s second and third singles, respectively. In the song “Flames,” Avril Lavigne was a co-writer. Mod Sun’s Internet Killed the Rockstar came out in 2021. Also, he is a member of Hotel Motel, a hip-hop group.
After releasing “Heavy” with Blackbear in 2021, Mod signed a long-term deal with Big Noise. Good Mourning With A U was released in theatres that year, and he was cast as both a lead and co-director. 2022 saw the debut of the documentary “Remember Me Just Like This,” which focused on Mod’s life and career. Rich Kids Rui is the name of the upcoming album from the band’s newest “era.”
As a writer, Mod Sun has released numerous novels, the first titled “Did I Ever Wake Up?” He published two books of poetry, one in 2015 called My Dear Pink and the other in 2018 called So Long Los Angeles. ‘Happy To Be Here’ is the title of two of his diaries, both published.
Life at Home
Bella Thorne, an actress, and online personality Tana Mongeau were romantically involved with Smith towards the end of last year. In 15 months, he was engaged to Thorne, wed her, and divorced her after the dissolution of the throuple. His engagement to singer Avril Lavigne was confirmed in 2022 after dating the Canadian since 2021.
Mod Sun has a net worth of $3 million as of 2022. Most of his money comes in music videos, commercials, and high-paying live engagements. He has a collection of solo mixtapes, extended plays, studio ensembles, and singles. Also, he is a published author, having authored or co-authored several books and periodicals.
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