Lil Baby is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He rose to mainstream fame in 2017 following the release of his mixtape ”Perfect Timing”, becoming one of the most prominent figures in the trap music scene to date and three time Grammy nominated. Lil Baby real name is Dominique Armani Jones.
Dominique Jones was born in Atlanta, Georgia in the Oakland City neighborhood.
He was two years old when his father left the family, leaving his single mother to raise him and his two sisters.
While he was not struggling academically, Jones would repeatedly get in trouble, resulting in him dropping out of Booker T. Washington High School in the ninth grade.
In 2012, he was charged for possession with intent to sell among other charges and sentenced for 2 year jail and faced racial comments.
Later he was arrested again and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell among other things.
After being incarcerated for two years, he began his rap career with 4 Pockets Full and Quality Control Music.
Lil Baby’s debut studio album Harder Than Ever (2018) was certified RIAA Platinum and included the song “Yes Indeed” with Drake, which peaked at six on the Billboard Hot 100.
He went on to release two more mixtapes in 2018, Drip Harder and Street Gossip, the former containing his most popular song “Drip Too Hard”, which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lil Baby’s second studio album, My Turn (2020), peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 and is certified three times platinum by the RIAA.
The song “We Paid” (with 42 Dugg) charted at number ten on the Hot 100.
In June 2020, he released the single “The Bigger Picture”, which peaked at number three on the Hot 100, becoming the highest-charting song as a lead artist of his career.
Lil Baby has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and seven BET Awards.
He has been crowned as the biggest all-genre ‘Artist of the Year’ at the Apple Music Awards 2020.