Net Worth: $55 Million
Born: February 24, 1974
Country of Origin: United States of America
Source of Wealth: Professional Musician
As of the month of August 2022, it is anticipated that Chad Hugo’s net worth is somewhere in the neighborhood of $55 Million.
Chad Hugo is an American musician who plays multiple instruments and also produces records. He hails from Virginia.
He is best known as one half of the music production and writing duo The Neptunes and as a member of N.E.R.D. He has created a number of songs that have debuted at number one, many of which with his production partner Pharrell Williams.
Chad Hugo Early Life
Charles Edward “Chad” Hugo was born on February 24, 1974, in the city of Portsmouth, Virginia, to Filipino parents. Portsmouth is located in the South Hampton Roads region of Virginia.
Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo first crossed paths in elementary school during band class. Years later, they reconnected when they attended the same gifted magnet high school. The two started collaborating on projects, such as producing and mixing beats and playing in a variety of live ensembles.
Chad Hugo Early Career
After several years of providing sporadic production for artists that were frequently linked with the group’s founder, Teddy Riley, such as BLACKstreet and SWV, the group eventually secured songwriting and production gigs with artists such as N.O.R.E. and Mystikal.
Both The Source Awards and The Billboard Music Awards bestowed their “Producers of the Year” honor for The Neptunes in the year 2002. After then, the album “The Neptunes Present… Clones” was brought out, and it quickly rose to the top of the charts in August of 2003.
Alongside Daniel Biltmore, Hugo established a DJ crew under the moniker “Missile Command” in the year 2011. The group agreed to have their songs distributed through Fool’s Gold Records after signing a recording contract with the company. They have published two mixtapes, the first one is titled “Foolcast,” and the second one is titled “Why Fight the Space Age?”
Hugo has recently (2015) collaborated with Iamsu! in addition to reuniting with his N.E.R.D. colleagues to provide three songs to “The SpongeBob Movie 2: Sponge Out of Water OST.” & P-Lo for the song “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,” which is featured on the soundtrack for the Manny Pacquaio movie.
Chad Hugo Highlights
Here are some of Chad Hugo’s greatest achievements:
- Hugo is one half of the music production and writing duo The Neptunes and a member of N.E.R.D.
- BMG Music Publishing
Chad Hugo’s Favourite Quotes
“For me, I’m just trying to be the best at what I do. I’ll wave an Asian American flag if I get that opportunity. I’m not hiding or trying to discredit my background or anything, I just haven’t had the opportunity.” – Chad Hugo
“I’m not trying to disrespect anybody by saying this – I’m not sure I feel any interaction with Asian America in any collective sense. – It’s like when you’re telling me this right now, my reaction is, Really? Asian America knows about me?” – Chad Hugo
“Groups like The Mountain Brothers just have to keep on doing what they’re doing – just make it dope and just make it different. And not try to compete with other people of color.” – Chad Hugo
“I played saxophone, so I was into jazz. I learned from each audience and each teacher that I had.”– Chad Hugo
“When we see the crowd, it’s just mayhem, we let loose. N.E.R.D, we’ve got a cool band and some nice dancers, we just hope for good crowd response. We just go in there and do what we do.” – Chad Hugo
“N.E.R.D always had this idea that we were going to be like this hip-hop Pink Floyd. People don’t really know Roger and them as much; they know the music more than the guys themselves and their faces. But we took a turn and we did it, went on tour and were making it happen, so I decided to be a part of it this go-around.” – Chad Hugo