- Metro Boomin is a music producer who has worked with Drake, The Weeknd, 21 Savage, Migos and more
- In 2009, at the age of 16, Metro Boomin began his music career in Atlanta
- He stars in a Budweiser commercial alongside Kevin Bacon for Super Bowl LVII
Metro Boomin starred in his own Budweiser commercial narrated by Kevin Bacon for Super Bowl LVII! The prolific music producer, who has worked with the biggest names in the industry, was so proud of the spot that he featured it in full on his Instagram, captioning it with a fire emoji. As it was posted alongside his other headline-making moves (see Coachella gig below), one can tell Metro is a big player on the modern music scene. Keep reading to learn all about the hard-working songsmith, below.
How did Metro Boomin get his start?
Born on September 16, 1993 in St. Louis, Metro Boomin (birth name Leland Tyler Wayne) began his love affair with music at an early age. By 16, he “caught the ear of Atlanta mavericks Gucci Mane and OJ Da Juiceman, who invited him to studio sessions that required his mom to drive him nine hours,” according to GQ. Metro then moved to Atlanta, had a brief stint at Morehouse College and then dropped out “once it became clear that musical success would not wait for him to finish his degree,” per the outlet.
His list of hip hop collaborators is iconic
“By the age of 23, he had already architected an unbreakable string of smashes for the likes of Drake, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Future, Nicki Minaj, Travi$ Scott, and many more,” Metro’s bio states on his YouTube channel. He has since collaborated with the likes of Post Malone, Migos, Kodak Black, Big Sean and others. But Metro has always kept the door open for new talent.
“I feel like as a producer, you’ve always got to be open and receptive, looking for what’s new and what’s next and up-and-coming on the ground vs. you being a producer coming on like, ‘Yo, I gotta make a beat for Drake,’” he explained to GQ. “You can still make great songs with them, but as a producer, it’s like, what are you bringing? You’ve got to break artists, you’ve got to bring new artists. That’s a big part of your duty.”
Not only has Metro helped out some of today’s biggest stars, but he’s also produced his own records. His debut studio album Not All Heroes Wear Capes came out in 2018 and his long awaited second album, Heroes & Villains, followed in 2022.
Metro had a Grammy nod with Coldplay
At the 2023 Grammys, Metro received his first nomination for his work on Coldplay’s ninth studio album called Music of the Spheres. Sadly, along with Beyonce, he lost out to Harry Styles for Harry’s House.
He signed up for two huge music festivals in summer 2023
Metro was ready to take his act on the road when he signed up for two huge music festivals for the summer of 2023. For the Friday shows of Coachella in Southern California, the St. Louis native will be joining Bad Bunny, Gorillaz, Blondie, The Chemical Brothers, Becky G and more. Then over in New York, Metro will be sharing the Friday stage with Lizzo, Lil Uzi Vert, HAIM, Diplo, Kim Petras and others for the Governor’s Ball.
Metro’s mother was reportedly killed by her husband
Metro sadly lost his mother, Leslie Joanne Wayne, in June 2022. She was reportedly killed by her husband, who was not Metro’s father, per TMZ.
The artist took to his Instagram to give her an incredible tribute on what would have been her birthday in December 2022. “Happy Birthday my Queen, my mentor, my best friend, my biggest supporter, my motivation, my real twin, my hero, the Love of my life, my Mother ❤️,” Metro wrote alongside an amazing photo album of Leslie. He signed off on the sweet message, “You taught me what unconditional love truly means and I carry that with me to this day and everyday forever after that, I love You always and forever and can’t wait to see You again.”Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.