Vance High School University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Glen Johnson (Brother)
Singer, Rapper, Songwriter
2015 – Present
DaBaby is an American Rapper, Singer, and Songwriter from Ohia. After releasing several mixtapes between 2014 and 2018, DaBaby rose to fame with his debut studio album Baby on Baby (2019) peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200, while his second studio album, Kirk (2019), debuted at number one. DaBaby’s real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk.
DaBaby was born on December 22, 1991, in Cleveland, Ohio. He later moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1999, where he spent most of his early years and attended Vance High School, where he graduated in 2010.
After that, he attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for two years, but did not complete his studies, saying he only went to college for his parents’ sake.
He grew up listening to Eminem, 50 Cent and Lil Wayne with his two older brothers.
In 2019. DaBaby father died shortly after the release of his debut studio album and gave a tribute in his album.
Later, his brother died in November 2020, at age 34, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The former album featured the Billboard Hot 100 top-ten single “Suge”, while the latter featured the multi-platinum records “Intro” and “Bop”.
His third studio album, Blame It on Baby (2020), became his second consecutive number-one album in the US. The album included his highest-charting song, “Rockstar” (featuring Roddy Ricch), which spent seven non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2017, he founded the record label ”Billion Dollar Baby” based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The label has signed 5 artists and DaBaby won’t be rapping in five years, he will make other other superstars.