Table of Contents
- 1 How much money does Kay One have?
- 2 The beginning as a rapper
- 3 Prince Kay One and Bushido
- 4 The dispute between Kay One and Bushido – the end of the time together
- 5 Kay One’s solo albums under his label
- 6 Own jewelry collection
- 7 Germany is looking for the superstar 2014
- 8 Kay One – Princess Wanted
- 9 Louis, Louis, and Senorita
How much money does Kay One have?
Prince Kay One is a well-known German rapper. His fortune was estimated by the “Bild” in 2013 at around 2 million euros, which our editors could not understand at the time. According to projections, he probably only reached his first million from fees of around EUR 5,000 per appearance and the sale of his music + advertising contracts. However, through the shows on RTL and RTL 2 and the following albums, his fortune continued to grow. We currently estimate his private assets at around 5 million euros.
Kenneth Glockler, as his real name is called, is becoming more and more famous through his quarrels and subsequent diss tracks against Sido and Bushido. In 2013, Kay One unpacked about the machinations of Bushido and publicly settled accounts with his former mentor on TV and in newspapers. They fought verbal battles via various YouTube videos, which were seen so often in a short time that they broke records. It remains to be seen whether it was all just a sophisticated marketing campaign or whether it is really serious. However, the fact is that many of the participants made good money from it, which generated a strong media presence.
The beginning as a rapper
In 2001, at the age of 16, Kay One won the “Royal Rumble,” the largest rap competition in Germany. A year later, he got a record deal with Royal Bunker with Jaysus, and they called themselves Chablife. In 2005 the rap duo separated, and Kay One signed with Eko Fresh’s record label “German Dream.” However, that didn’t bring the hoped-for success either – he was broke and forced to move from Cologne back to Lake Constance.
Prince Kay One and Bushido
From 2006 to 2007, Bushido invited Kay One to Switzerland for a New Year’s Eve party at the turn of the year. From here on, Kenneth’s life would change forever. The two rappers hit it off so well that Kay moved straight into Bushido’s apartment and was immediately invited to the tour “From the skyline to the curb back.” In March 2007, Kay One signed a record deal with Bushido’s label “ersguterjunge.” The following August, Kay One was featured on Bushido’s album “7,” which climbed to number 1 in the album charts. Bushido described his protégé and then best friend as the most talented German rapper.
At the beginning of May 2010, Kay One’s debut album “Kenneth alone at home” was released, which climbed to seventh place in the German album charts. The breakthrough as a solo artist has finally succeeded and brought Kay One to the German rappers’ top. The second solo album “Prince of Belvedair” was released in early 2012 and made it to number 4 in the album charts.
The dispute between Kay One and Bushido – the end of the time together
After personal disputes and incidents such as the blocking of the successful YouTube videos and the registration of the trademark rights to the name “Kay One” by Bushido, Kenneth announced on April 10, 2012, that he was leaving the record label “ersguterjunge” and thus turned his back on Bushido. The dispute was conducted publicly via various social media channels and received a lot of interest from fans and later in the press. There was a real mud fight between the individual protagonists of the German rap scene. Allegedly, in May 2012, after two appearances, Kay One was even attacked by masked people with knives hired by Bushido. However, this statement could never be proven. Bushido himself denied these allegations.
In May 2013 Shindy, (a colleague of Bushido) published the diss track “Alcoholized Pedophiles” on Youtube by publicly settling accounts with Kay One. In it, he even referred to him and his father as pedophiles. As a reaction, Kay One immediately announced that she would bring the whole truth about the past with Shindy and Bushido to light and, on August 1, 2013, released the track “Nothing but the truth.” As the climax of the dispute, Kay appeared on Stern TV on October 9 and unpacked about Bushido’s mafia-like relationships with the Abhou Chaker clan. He then received several death threats and was placed under police protection.
Bushido’s reaction followed on November 22, 2013, when he published the ten-minute disc track “Life and Death of Kenneth Glockler” on YouTube. A new record was set with the track: Over a million clicks on YouTube within seven hours.
Kay One’s solo albums under his label
On October 25, 2013, Prince Kay One released the album “Rich Kidz” under his label “AP Allstars,” which – as expected – was a complete success. This was followed by the label “Prince Kay One GmbH” in 2015 “JGUDZS – Young enough to give a shit” and in 2016, the album “The boy from back then.” In 2018 “Makers Gonna Make” was released. However, it was always not enough for the top 10 of the German album charts to go gold.
Own jewelry collection
In the summer of 2013, Kay One was the first German rapper to present his jewelry collection on the “Twelve Thirteen Jewelry” label. However, it was agreed not to disclose any information about Kay’s earnings from this advertising deal. But it should have paid off financially.
Germany is looking for the superstar 2014
At the beginning of 2014, Kay One was seen together with Dieter Bohlen, Mieze Katz, and Marianne Rosenberg as a jury member in the 11th season of DSDS (Germany is looking for the superstar) on RTL. The hype that it triggered around itself is the perfect addition for DSDS, as the ratings have continued to decline in recent years.
Kay One – Princess Wanted
At the end of September 2014, Prince Kay One receives his reality show on RTL2 and looks for his princess. It-Boy Kaan Ertugrul “Goldpinsel” and the butler “Kay Two” are on hand with help and advice for the “Celebrity Bachelor.” Whether the rapper will find his princess remains to be seen.
Louis, Louis, and Senorita
Since it has become a little quieter recently, Kay One is back in May 2017 with the cover of Modern Talking’s song “Louis Louis” (platinum). He knocks out the single Senorita and Pietro Lombardi in the autumn, which sold over 1 million times and even received diamond status.