Best known for his single "Crank That," which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007. His debut album Souljaboytellem.com became certified platinum that same year.
Born DeAndre Cortez Way, he moved from Chicago to Atlanta to Mississippi in order to pursue a career in music.
He released the singles "Turn My Swag On" and "Kiss Me Thru the Phone," which was nominated for a Viewer's Choice Award in 2009.
His younger brother, Deion Jenkins, died in an auto collision in 2011. He also has an older brother.
He and Bow Wow had a well publicized feud in 2009 that involved a Lamborghini race.