Merkules is a Canadian Rapper and Songwriter who has a net worth estimated at $1 Million in 2023. He first gained recognition on YouTube, where he posted his song covers along with his original work. Merkules made a name for himself in the music industry through his “Hungover-rap” style. He has released a variety of studio albums titled Scars (2016), Trust You Gut (2017), Cole (2018), Special Occasions (2019), and Apply Pressure (2020). In this article, we will take a closer look at Merkules Net Worth, Source of Income, Earnings, Career, and more.
Merkules Net Worth
|Merkules Net Worth 2023||$1 Million|
|Merkules Net Worth 2022||$800,000|
|Merkules Net Worth 2021||$650,000|
|Merkules Net Worth 2020||$400,000|
|Merkules Net Worth 2019||$222.300|
Merkules main source of income comes from his music career and his album sales. In 2022, Merkules had a revenue of $153.3K – $187.1K. Apart from Album sales, the Canadian rapper also makes a good amount from his YouTube channel where he has 1.57 Million subscribers and a total view count of 810 Million in July 2023. Another prominent source of income for Merkules comes from his live shows and concerts for which the rapper charges $63.00 to $1257.00 per ticket for his shows. As of 2023, Merkules annual salary is estimated to be $300,000.
Merkules Quick Facts
|Date of Birth||27 September 1992|
|Place of Birth||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
Merkules (birth name: Cole Stevenson) was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on 27 September 1992, but his family later decided to move to Surrey, Canada where he grew up and went to high school. From an early age, Stevenson was passionate about hip-hop music and often used to rap verses of other rappers, the first ever tape he owned by Merkules as a kid was “Restless” by XZIBIT. As a kid, he looked up to numerous rappers in the music industry such as Eminem, Drake, 50 Cent, and more.
Stevenson went to a “Snak the Ripper” a Canadian rapper’s concert when he was 16 years old. He considered Snak one of his favorite artists of all time and was able to meet the rapper at the concert. The two eventually began bonding and ended up collaborating. Merkules hit the studio for the first time with rapper Snak and began taking music more seriously. At first, Stevenson took the name Merk Mikz as his rapping name but later changed it to Merkules. He released a few songs in 2012 and 2013 titled “Bacon Bits,” “Canadian Bacon,” and “Hunger Pains” which gave Merkules a little bit of recognition.
But his major recognition in the music industry came when he began posting his songs on YouTube. In 2023, he had 1.57 Million subscribers on YouTube with more than 810 Million views. He has gained fame on YouTube through his covers of numerous artists, his most viewed video is “Old Town Road Remix” by Lil Nas X Billy Ray Cryus which has 60 Million views. While his second most viewed video is a cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You Remix” by Merkules which has 52 Million views. In 2016, he released his album called “Scars” which is highly inspired by an incident that took place when Merkules was 16 years old and was attacked and stabbed by a stranger when he was walking back home at night. The incident caused numerous scars on Merkules face. In 2017, he released another album called “Trust Your Gut”. Next year he released another album titled with his real name “Cole.” This helped grew Merkules’s popularity online and gained praise for his work in “Scars.” It was announced that Merkules will be joining singer Gucci Mane on his tour, although later Merkules decided to opt-out. The following year, Merkules released another album called “Special Occasions” with the single “Bass” which went on to feature in the Video game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 in 2020.
Merkules released an album titled “Apply Pressure” in 2020 under his label called Merkules Music and BMG. Merkules later took a two-year hiatus and didn’t release any album or single. After the hiatus, he finally released a new single called “I’m Here” on Death Row Records.
Merkules has recently announced the rapper will be starting a mini tour in 2023 through Ontario this fall. Merkules’ “No Place Like Home” tour will include three cities: Toronto, Ontario – (Phoenix Concert Theatre) on 21 September, St. Catharines – (Moose & Goose) on September 22, and finally Kitchener – (The Hub) on 23 September. Merkules has been teasing new music for weeks and finally released a remix track of Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” this past week. The last two albums by Merkules were released back in 2020 and since then the Canadian rapper has released a few singles but with the mini tour happening in the fall, fans can finally have a moment to enjoy the Merkules music live.
Tickets for all three concerts are currently on sale at Modo Live along with the expectation of a few special guests joining the Canadian rapper on stage. Currently, there is no information or guess on who the special guest will be.
Is Merkules popular?
Yes, Merkules made a name for himself through YouTube where he started uploading his covers and original songs which helped the Canadian singer gain massive popularity in the hip-hop industry across the world. He went on to release a variety of albums such as Scars, Trust Your Gut, Special Occasions, and more.
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