DaBaby

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DaBaby
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Background information
Birth nameJonathan Lyndale Kirk
Also known asBaby Jesus
Born (1991-12-22) December 22, 1991 (age 27)
Cleveland, OH, U.S.
OriginCharlotte, North Carolina
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2015–present
LabelsInterscope
Websiteofficialdababy.com

Jonathan Lyndale Kirk[1] (born December 22, 1991), known professionally as DaBaby,[2] is an American rapper and songwriter.[3] He is best known for the single "Suge", the lead single off his debut album, Baby on Baby. The song has had over 70 million streams on Spotify and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4]

Along with the success of the single, his debut studio album Baby on Baby peaked at number 7 on the Billboard 200.[5]

Early life[edit]

Jonathan Lyndale Kirk was born on December 22, 1991, in Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Charlotte, North Carolina at age 5. As he grew older, he often had run-ins with the law and developed a sizable track record for himself.[6] He went to Zebulon B. Vance High School.

Career[edit]

In 2015, Kirk started off his music career by releasing Nonfiction, his debut mixtape. He later followed this up with his God's Work mixtape series, Baby Talk mixtape series, Billion Dollar Baby, and Back on My Baby Jesus Sh*t. On March 1, 2019, Kirk's debut album Baby on Baby, was released via Interscope Records. He is also signed to South Coast Music Group and has a joint contract with both labels.[7] The thirteen-track project features guest appearances from Offset, Rich Homie Quan, Rich the Kid and Stunna 4 Vegas. Baby on Baby debuted at number 25 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the US. Kirk's song "Suge", debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 87 on the chart dated April 13, 2019, and later reached the top 10, on the chart dated June 8, 2019.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Kirk was involved in an incident in Huntersville, North Carolina where a 19 year-old man was shot to death.[9] Kirk confirmed his involvement in the shooting and said "he acted in self defense".[10] The charge was dropped in March 2019.[9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[11]
US R&B/HH
[12]
US Rap
[13]
CAN
[14]
Baby on Baby 7 3 2 31

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Album details
Baby Talk
  • Released: January 23, 2017
  • Format: Digital download
Baby Talk 2
  • Released: April 4, 2017
  • Format: Digital download
Billion Dollar Baby
  • Released: June 16, 2017
  • Format: Digital download
Baby Talk 3
  • Released: August 18, 2017
  • Format: Digital download
Back On My Baby Jesus Shit
  • Released: November 17, 2017
  • Format: Digital download
Baby Talk 4
  • Released: December 25, 2017
  • Format: Digital download
Baby Talk 5
  • Released: June 1, 2018
  • Format: Digital download
Blank Blank
  • Released: November 2, 2018
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certification Album
US
[15]
US
R&B/HH

[16]
AUS
[17]
CAN
[18]
"Suge" 2019 8 5 58 32 Baby on Baby

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Bub.

[20]
US
R&B/HH

[16]
"Goin Baby" 2019 4 46 Baby on Baby
"Baby Sitter"
(featuring Offset)
6 46
"Cash Shit"
(Megan Thee Stallion featuring DaBaby)
14 50 Fever

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://repertoire.bmi.com/Catalog.aspx?detail=writerid&page=1&fromrow=1&torow=25&keyid=1790236&subid=0
  2. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Dababy | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Breihan, Tom (January 16, 2019). "DaBaby Is 2019's Funniest, Scariest Rapper". Stereogum. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  4. ^ "DaBaby". Spotify. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  5. ^ http://family.do512.com/events/2019/4/30/da-baby. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Da Baby - Bio, Net Worth, Facts". Famous Births Deaths. 2018-11-07. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  7. ^ "Da Baby - Bio, Net Worth, Facts". Famous Births Deaths. 2018-11-07. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  8. ^ "DaBaby Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  9. ^ a b Marusak, Joe (April 17, 2019). "Rappeun Charge Dismissed in Connection with Fatal NC Walmart Shooting". The Charlotte Observer.
  10. ^ Coleman II, C. Vernon (March 30, 2019). "Charges Dropped Against DaBaby for Deadly Walmart Shooting". XXL.
  11. ^ "DaBaby Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  12. ^ "DaBaby Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  13. ^ "DaBaby Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  14. ^ "DaBaby Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  15. ^ "DaBaby Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  16. ^ a b "DaBaby Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard.
  17. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #526". auspOp. June 1, 2019. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  18. ^ "DaBaby Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  19. ^ "Gold & Platinum: DaBaby". Recording Industry Association of America.
  20. ^ "DaBaby Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved June 11, 2019.