Lil Baby

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Not to be confused with DaBaby. Lil Baby_sentence_0

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Background informationLil Baby_header_cell_0_1_0
Birth nameLil Baby_header_cell_0_2_0 Dominique Armani JonesLil Baby_cell_0_2_1
BornLil Baby_header_cell_0_3_0 (1994-12-03) December 3, 1994 (age 26)

Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.Lil Baby_cell_0_3_1

GenresLil Baby_header_cell_0_4_0 Lil Baby_cell_0_4_1
Occupation(s)Lil Baby_header_cell_0_5_0 Lil Baby_cell_0_5_1
InstrumentsLil Baby_header_cell_0_6_0 VocalsLil Baby_cell_0_6_1
Years activeLil Baby_header_cell_0_7_0 2016–presentLil Baby_cell_0_7_1
LabelsLil Baby_header_cell_0_8_0 Lil Baby_cell_0_8_1
Associated actsLil Baby_header_cell_0_9_0 Lil Baby_cell_0_9_1
ChildrenLil Baby_header_cell_0_10_0 2Lil Baby_cell_0_10_1
WebsiteLil Baby_header_cell_0_11_0 Lil Baby_cell_0_11_1

Dominique Armani Jones (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Lil Baby, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. Lil Baby_sentence_1

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. Lil Baby_sentence_2

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. Lil Baby_sentence_3

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, and the latter peaking at number two on the US Billboard 200. Lil Baby_sentence_4

Lil Baby's second album, My Turn (2020), peaked at number one on the Billboard 200. Lil Baby_sentence_5

The song "We Paid", from the album, charted at number ten on the Hot 100. Lil Baby_sentence_6

In June 2020, he released the single "The Bigger Picture", which peaked at number three on the Hot 100 and became the highest charting song of his career. Lil Baby_sentence_7

Throughout his career, Lil Baby has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and seven BET Awards. Lil Baby_sentence_8

Early life Lil Baby_section_0

Dominique Jones was born in Atlanta, Georgia in the Oakland City neighborhood. Lil Baby_sentence_9

He was two years old when his father left the family, leaving his single mother to raise him and his two sisters. Lil Baby_sentence_10

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. Lil Baby_sentence_11

In early 2012, he was charged for possession with intent to sell among other charges. Lil Baby_sentence_12

His original lawyer urged him to take a 2-year plea deal, but Jones refused, and acquired a new lawyer. Lil Baby_sentence_13

This new lawyer placed Jones in a special program that would only hold him for a year. Lil Baby_sentence_14

While in this program, he got into an altercation with a white prisoner over racial comments. Lil Baby_sentence_15

After, Jones' sentencing was replaced with the original 2-year deal. Lil Baby_sentence_16

Later in 2013, he had a charge of possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. Lil Baby_sentence_17

In 2014, he was arrested again and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell among other things. Lil Baby_sentence_18

After being incarcerated for two years, he began his rap career with 4PF (4 Pockets Full) and Quality Control Music. Lil Baby_sentence_19

Career Lil Baby_section_1

2016–2018: Career beginnings and Harder Than Ever Lil Baby_section_2

Shortly after his release from prison, Jones released his mixtape Perfect Timing, with features from Young Thug, Lil Yachty, and others. Lil Baby_sentence_20

He released his second mixtape entitled Harder Than Hard on July 18, 2017. Lil Baby_sentence_21

On October 9, 2017, Jones released a collaboration mixtape with close friend and fellow Atlanta rapper Marlo, 2 The Hard Way. Lil Baby_sentence_22

This mixtape did not create as big an impact as the two former tapes, but still garnered some attention. Lil Baby_sentence_23

Jones finally started to break through to the masses with his December 2017 mixtape Too Hard, led by his hit single "Freestyle", which was released as a music video on November 5 to promote the upcoming mixtape. Lil Baby_sentence_24

Through the success of the single, Jones attracted much attention towards his mixtape. Lil Baby_sentence_25

When the mixtape was finally released, it featured the single "All of a Sudden" with featuring rapper and friend Moneybagg Yo. Lil Baby_sentence_26

This mixtape was defining for much of Jones' current career. Lil Baby_sentence_27

In May 2018, Baby released his debut studio album, Harder Than Ever, which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart. Lil Baby_sentence_28

The album was supported by the singles, "Southside" and "Yes Indeed" (with Drake), the latter peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. Lil Baby_sentence_29

"Life Goes On" featuring Lil Uzi Vert and Gunna charted at 74 on the Billboard Hot 100. Lil Baby_sentence_30

2018–2019: Drip Harder and Street Gossip Lil Baby_section_3

After Lil Baby released Harder Than Ever, he released his collaborative mixtape Drip Harder with labelmate and close friend, Gunna on October 5, 2018. Lil Baby_sentence_31

The lead single, "Drip Too Hard" went on to become certified RIAA Platinum. Lil Baby_sentence_32

and MC Platinum, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and being nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Lil Baby_sentence_33

The mixtape was released under the labels Quality Control, YSL Records and Motown/Capitol. Lil Baby_sentence_34

In September 2018, Baby appeared on the Adult Swim television series FishCenter Live. Lil Baby_sentence_35

In November 2018, he released his mixtape Street Gossip. Lil Baby_sentence_36

and in December 2018, Baby collaborated with Yung Gravy on the latter's single, "Alley Oop". Lil Baby_sentence_37

He starred in How High 2, the sequel to the 2001 stoner film How High, which premiered on April 20, 2019, on MTV. Lil Baby_sentence_38

On June 21, 2019, Baby and rapper Future released a single titled "Out the Mud". Lil Baby_sentence_39

On July 17, 2019, Lil Baby appeared alongside DaBaby on the single "Baby", released on Quality Control's second studio album, Control the Streets, Volume 2. Lil Baby_sentence_40

The song peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100. Lil Baby_sentence_41

On November 8, 2019, Baby released his single "Woah" as the lead single for his second studio album My Turn. Lil Baby_sentence_42

The song peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Lil Baby_sentence_43

On November 9, 2019, Baby who was featured in YouTuber KSI's song Down Like That along with fellow rapper Rick Ross and British producer S-X, performed it for KSI's ringwalk at Staples Center for his fight against YouTuber Logan Paul. Lil Baby_sentence_44

On November 15, 2019, Baby released a song from the film Queen & Slim, titled "Catch the Sun", which subsequently appeared on My Turn. Lil Baby_sentence_45

2020: My Turn and "The Bigger Picture" Lil Baby_section_4

On January 10, 2020, Lil Baby released the second single, "Sum 2 Prove", for his album, and it reached number 16 on the Hot 100. Lil Baby_sentence_46

The album, My Turn, was released on February 28, 2020 and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. Lil Baby_sentence_47

It features guest appearances from Gunna, 42 Dugg, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Moneybagg Yo, Young Thug and Rylo Rodriguez. Lil Baby_sentence_48

My Turn produced 12 songs that appeared the Billboard Hot 100 chart, giving him a career total of 47 songs on the chart, putting him at a tie with Prince and Paul McCartney. Lil Baby_sentence_49

Following the release of the album's deluxe version on May 1, My Turn returned to the top spot on the Billboard 200. Lil Baby_sentence_50

On June 12, 2020, Lil Baby released the political song "The Bigger Picture", amid the George Floyd protests. Lil Baby_sentence_51

The song also debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Lil Baby's highest-charting song. Lil Baby_sentence_52

His song "We Paid" featuring 42 Dugg from the My Turn deluxe also peaked in the top 10 of the Hot 100. Lil Baby_sentence_53

In July 2020, Lil Baby was featured on Pop Smoke's "For the Night", from his posthumous debut album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon. Lil Baby_sentence_54

The track reached number six on the Hot 100. Lil Baby_sentence_55

In September 2020, My Turn became the first album of the year to be certified double platinum by the RIAA. Lil Baby_sentence_56

"The Bigger Picture" received two nominations at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards: Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. Lil Baby_sentence_57

Personal life Lil Baby_section_5

Sometime in 2016 Jones started dating Jayda Cheaves, and on February 18, 2019, they had a child together. Lil Baby_sentence_58

She appeared in the music video for his song "Close Friends". Lil Baby_sentence_59

Shooting in Birmingham Lil Baby_section_6

On March 8, 2020, during Lil Baby's concert in Birmingham, Alabama, gun fire popped off the side of the stage, which had him and much of the audience running for safety. Lil Baby_sentence_60

A Twitter video surfaced that showed the incident, where two men entered the stage and appeared to be looking for a way out. Lil Baby_sentence_61

Almost immediately after their entering, gun shots were heard. Lil Baby_sentence_62

Reportedly, one was taken to the hospital after the shooting. Lil Baby_sentence_63

According to a police officer, the victim's injuries were life-threatening. Lil Baby_sentence_64

No suspect was arrested. Lil Baby_sentence_65

Discography Lil Baby_section_7

Main article: Lil Baby discography Lil Baby_sentence_66

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Awards and nominations Lil Baby_section_8

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Award nominations for Lil BabyLil Baby_table_caption_1
AwardLil Baby_header_cell_1_0_0 YearLil Baby_header_cell_1_0_1 Recipient(s) and nominee(s)Lil Baby_header_cell_1_0_2 CategoryLil Baby_header_cell_1_0_3 ResultLil Baby_header_cell_1_0_4 Ref.Lil Baby_header_cell_1_0_5
American Music AwardsLil Baby_header_cell_1_1_0 2020Lil Baby_cell_1_1_1 HimselfLil Baby_cell_1_1_2 New Artist of the YearLil Baby_cell_1_1_3 NominatedLil Baby_cell_1_1_4 Lil Baby_cell_1_1_5
"My Turn"Lil Baby_cell_1_2_0 Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop AlbumLil Baby_cell_1_2_1 NominatedLil Baby_cell_1_2_2
BET AwardsLil Baby_header_cell_1_3_0 2019Lil Baby_cell_1_3_1 HimselfLil Baby_cell_1_3_2 Best New ArtistLil Baby_cell_1_3_3 WonLil Baby_cell_1_3_4 Lil Baby_cell_1_3_5
Himself & GunnaLil Baby_cell_1_4_0 Best GroupLil Baby_cell_1_4_1 NominatedLil Baby_cell_1_4_2
BET Hip Hop AwardsLil Baby_header_cell_1_5_0 2019Lil Baby_cell_1_5_1 "Drip Too Hard" (with Gunna)Lil Baby_cell_1_5_2 Best Collab, Duo or GroupLil Baby_cell_1_5_3 NominatedLil Baby_cell_1_5_4 Lil Baby_cell_1_5_5
2020Lil Baby_cell_1_6_0 "The Bigger Picture"Lil Baby_cell_1_6_1 Best Hip Hop VideoLil Baby_cell_1_6_2 NominatedLil Baby_cell_1_6_3 Lil Baby_cell_1_6_4
Impact TrackLil Baby_cell_1_7_0 WonLil Baby_cell_1_7_1
HimselfLil Baby_cell_1_8_0 Hip-Hop Artist of the YearLil Baby_cell_1_8_1 NominatedLil Baby_cell_1_8_2
"My Turn"Lil Baby_cell_1_9_0 Hip-Hop Album of the YearLil Baby_cell_1_9_1 NominatedLil Baby_cell_1_9_2
Grammy AwardsLil Baby_header_cell_1_10_0 2020Lil Baby_cell_1_10_1 "Drip Too Hard" (with Gunna)Lil Baby_cell_1_10_2 Best Rap/Sung PerformanceLil Baby_cell_1_10_3 NominatedLil Baby_cell_1_10_4 Lil Baby_cell_1_10_5
2021Lil Baby_cell_1_11_0 "The Bigger Picture"Lil Baby_cell_1_11_1 Best Rap PerformanceLil Baby_cell_1_11_2 PendingLil Baby_cell_1_11_3 Lil Baby_cell_1_11_4
Best Rap SongLil Baby_cell_1_12_0 PendingLil Baby_cell_1_12_1
MTV Video Music AwardsLil Baby_header_cell_1_13_0 2020Lil Baby_cell_1_13_1 "The Bigger Picture"Lil Baby_cell_1_13_2 Best Video with a Social MessageLil Baby_cell_1_13_3 NominatedLil Baby_cell_1_13_4 Lil Baby_cell_1_13_5
"We Paid" (Feat 42 Dugg)Lil Baby_cell_1_14_0 Song of SummerLil Baby_cell_1_14_1 NominatedLil Baby_cell_1_14_2

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