Not to be confused with DaBaby.
|Birth name||Dominique Armani Jones|
|Born||(1994-12-03) December 3, 1994 (age 26)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
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.
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's second album, My Turn (2020), peaked at number one on the Billboard 200.
The song "We Paid", from the album, 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 and became the highest charting song of his career.
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 early 2012, he was charged for possession with intent to sell among other charges.
His original lawyer urged him to take a 2-year plea deal, but Jones refused, and acquired a new lawyer.
This new lawyer placed Jones in a special program that would only hold him for a year.
While in this program, he got into an altercation with a white prisoner over racial comments.
After, Jones' sentencing was replaced with the original 2-year deal.
Later in 2013, he had a charge of possession of marijuana, less than an ounce.
In 2014, 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 4PF (4 Pockets Full) and Quality Control Music.
2016–2018: Career beginnings and Harder Than Ever
Shortly after his release from prison, Jones released his mixtape Perfect Timing, with features from Young Thug, Lil Yachty, and others.
He released his second mixtape entitled Harder Than Hard on July 18, 2017.
On October 9, 2017, Jones released a collaboration mixtape with close friend and fellow Atlanta rapper Marlo, 2 The Hard Way.
This mixtape did not create as big an impact as the two former tapes, but still garnered some attention.
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.
Through the success of the single, Jones attracted much attention towards his mixtape.
When the mixtape was finally released, it featured the single "All of a Sudden" with featuring rapper and friend Moneybagg Yo.
This mixtape was defining for much of Jones' current career.
2018–2019: Drip Harder and Street Gossip
In November 2018, he released his mixtape Street Gossip.
and in December 2018, Baby collaborated with Yung Gravy on the latter's single, "Alley Oop".
He starred in How High 2, the sequel to the 2001 stoner film How High, which premiered on April 20, 2019, on MTV.
On June 21, 2019, Baby and rapper Future released a single titled "Out the Mud".
The song peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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.
On November 15, 2019, Baby released a song from the film Queen & Slim, titled "Catch the Sun", which subsequently appeared on My Turn.
2020: My Turn and "The Bigger Picture"
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.
Following the release of the album's deluxe version on May 1, My Turn returned to the top spot on the Billboard 200.
The song also debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Lil Baby's highest-charting song.
The track reached number six on the Hot 100.
In September 2020, My Turn became the first album of the year to be certified double platinum by the RIAA.
Sometime in 2016 Jones started dating Jayda Cheaves, and on February 18, 2019, they had a child together.
She appeared in the music video for his song "Close Friends".
Shooting in Birmingham
A Twitter video surfaced that showed the incident, where two men entered the stage and appeared to be looking for a way out.
Almost immediately after their entering, gun shots were heard.
Reportedly, one was taken to the hospital after the shooting.
According to a police officer, the victim's injuries were life-threatening.
No suspect was arrested.
Main article: Lil Baby discography
Awards and nominations
|Award||Year||Recipient(s) and nominee(s)||Category||Result||Ref.|
|American Music Awards||2020||Himself||New Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|"My Turn"||Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album||Nominated|
|BET Awards||2019||Himself||Best New Artist||Won|
|Himself & Gunna||Best Group||Nominated|
|BET Hip Hop Awards||2019||"Drip Too Hard" (with Gunna)||Best Collab, Duo or Group||Nominated|
|2020||"The Bigger Picture"||Best Hip Hop Video||Nominated|
|Himself||Hip-Hop Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|"My Turn"||Hip-Hop Album of the Year||Nominated|
|Grammy Awards||2020||"Drip Too Hard" (with Gunna)||Best Rap/Sung Performance||Nominated|
|2021||"The Bigger Picture"||Best Rap Performance||Pending|
|Best Rap Song||Pending|
|MTV Video Music Awards||2020||"The Bigger Picture"||Best Video with a Social Message||Nominated|
|"We Paid" (Feat 42 Dugg)||Song of Summer||Nominated|
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