About Russ

Russell James Vitale (born September 26, 1992), better known by his stage name Russ, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia.[3][4][5] After years of releasing albums, mixtapes and singles for free online, Russ released his twelfth studio album, There's Really a Wolf, in May 2017 through Columbia Records; it was certified Platinum in April 2018.[6] His first hit singles came from the album and were: "What They Want", "Losin Control" and "Best on Earth", peaking respectively at number 83, 63, and 46 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[7] His thirteenth album, Zoo, was released on September 7, 2018, and peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard 200.[8] His fourteenth studio album, Shake the Snow Globe, was released on January 31, 2020, again peaking at number 4 on the US Billboard 200. Outside of his solo music, he is part of Diemon, a music collective from Atlanta.[9][10][11] Russ Russ in 2018 Russ in 2018 Background information Birth name Russell James Vitale[1][2] Born September 26, 1992 (age 29) Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S. Origin Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Genres Hip hopalternative hip hopR&B Occupation(s) Rappersingersongwriterrecord producer Years active 2007–present Labels DiemonColumbia Associated acts Boi-1da Bugus Dakota Scott Storch Website


Atlanta, Georgia


September 26, 1992