Dominique Armani Jones (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Lil Baby, is an American rapper. He came to mainstream stardom in 2017 following the release of his mixtape Perfect Timing. Lil Baby’s debut studio album Harder Than Ever (2018) was certified RIAA platinum and includes the song “Yes Indeed” (featuring Drake), which peaked at six on the Billboard Hot 100.
He went on to release two additional mixtapes in 2018, Drip Harder and Street Gossip, the former having his most hit single “Drip Too Hard” (with Gunna), which reached at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, but the latter peaking at number two on the US Billboard 200. Lil Baby’s second studio album, My Turn (2020), reached number one on the Billboard 200 and is certificated three times platinum by the RIAA.
Early Life of Lil Baby
Dominique Jones was born in Atlanta, Georgia in the Oakland City neighbourhood. He was two years old when his father left the family, forcing his mother to raise him and his two sisters. Jones dropped out of Booker T. Washington High School in ninth grade and engaged to drug peddling.
In early 2012, Jones was accused for possession with intent to sell among other crimes, and in 2013, he was charged with possession of marijuana for less than an ounce. He was caught for the third time in as many years in 2014, on accusations of possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and was jailed for two years.
What is Lil Baby’s Net Worth?
According to celebritynetworth.com Lil Baby is an American rapper who has a net worth of $5 million. His first studio album, 2018’s “Harder Than Ever,” was rated Platinum and reached #3 on the “Billboard” 200 list. His follow-up, 2020’s “My Turn,” was even more popular, topping the “Billboard” 200 and Best R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts and going 3x Platinum.
Career of Lil Baby
Lil Baby released his first album mixtape, “Perfect Timing,” in April 2017 and followed it with “Harder Than Hard” in July, “2 The Hard Way” (featuring Marlo) in October, and “Too Hard” in December. “Too Hard” went Gold and peaked at #80 on the “Billboard” 200 list and #33 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
The mixtape includes the single “Freestyle,” which was certified 2× Platinum; the “Freestyle” music video has been watched more than 400 million times on YouTube. Another track from “Too Hard,” “All of a Sudden” (featuring Moneybagg Yo), went Platinum and achieved #20 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.
Lil Baby released the studio album “Harder Than Ever” on May 18, 2018, and it includes the Gold song “Southside” and the 6x Platinum single “Yes Indeed.” He then released the mixtapes “Drip Harder” (featuring Gunna) in October and “Street Gossip” in November.
“Drip Harder” got Platinum and “Street Gossip” went Gold; both mixtapes hit the top 10 on the “Billboard” 200 chart, while “Drip Harder’s” songs, “Drip Too Hard” (featuring Gunna) and “Close Friends,” went 9x Platinum and 4x Platinum, respectively. Lil Baby featured on Adult Swim’s “FishCenter Live” in September 2018, and in December of that year, he was included on Yung Gravy’s single “Alley Oop.”
In 2019, Lil Baby appears as himself in the MTV film “How High 2” and performed on “Wild ‘N Out.” He also recorded the songs “Phone Down” (with Stefflon Don), “Out the Mud” (with Future), “Baby” (with Quality Control and DaBaby), “Toast Up” (with Ali Tomineek and Shad on the Beat), and the 3x Platinum “Woah.”
His second studio album, “My Turn,” was released on February 28, 2020, and it includes the Platinum singles “Sum 2 Prove,” “Emotionally Scarred,” and “The Bigger Picture.” Twelve songs from the album make it onto the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart. In June 2020, Lil Baby released the protest song “The Bigger Picture” in the aftermath of the George Floyd protests.
He donated the song’s revenues to Black Lives Matter, The National Association of Black Journalists, The Bail Project, and Breonna Taylor’s attorney. This song peaked at number three on the “Billboard” Hot 100 list and garnered Lil Baby two Grammy nominations. Additionally, he sang the song at the Grammy Awards in 2021.
He was featured on Drake’s single “Wants and Needs,” which reached at No. 2 on the “Billboard” Hot 100 list in March 2021. In June 2021, he and Lil Durk released the collaboration album “The Voice of the Heroes,” which topped the “Billboard” 200 list.
Personal Life of Lil Baby
On February 18, 2019, Lil Baby and model/entrepreneur Jayda Cheaves welcomed their son Loyal. In 2016, the couple began dating, and Cheaves starred in his music video for “Close Friends.” Jason is Lil Baby’s son from a prior relationship with a woman named Ayesha. In May 2021, on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, the rapper attended the White House with Floyd’s family.
They met with Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden to discuss enacting the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Lil Baby was arrested for cannabis possession in Paris in July 2021. He was freed from police detention and told to pay a fee the next morning.
Awards and Nominations
Lil Baby has been nominated for three Grammys, including Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Drip Too Hard” (2020), as well as Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “The Bigger Picture” (2021). In 2020, he was nominated for MTV Video Music Awards for Song of Summer (“We Paid”) and Video for Good (“The Bigger Picture”), and in 2021, he was awarded nine ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, including Songwriter of the Year.
In 2019, he received the BET Award for Best New Artist, and in 2021, he won the BET Award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist. Lil Baby received a BET Hip Hop Award for Impact Track for “The Bigger Picture” in 2020, and an IHeartRadio Music Award for Hip-Hop Album of the Year for “My Turn” in 2021.
In addition, he has been nominated for American Music Awards for New Artist of the Year and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (“My Turn”), as well as for “Billboard” Music Awards for Top New Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album, and Top “Billboard” 200 Album.