Russell James Vitale, better known by his stage name Russ, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and author from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his singles "What They Want", "Losin Control" and "Best on Earth", which peaked respectively at number 83, 63 and 46 on the US Billboard Hot 100.\nAfter years of releasing albums, mixtapes and singles for free online, Russ released his twelfth studio album, There's Really a Wolf, on May 5, 2017 through Columbia Records; it was certified Platinum on April 18, 2018. His thirteenth album, Zoo, was released on September 7, 2018, and peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard 200. 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.