Kyle (musician)

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Kyle
Birth name Kyle Thomas Harvey
Also known as
  • Kyle
  • K.i.D
  • SuperDuperKyle
  • King Wavy
  • Kidd Kash
Born (1993-05-18) May 18, 1993 (age 24)
Northridge, California, United States
Origin Ventura, California, United States
Genres
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels
INgrooves
Associated acts

Kyle Thomas Harvey (born May 18, 1993),[1] better known by his stage name and mononym Kyle (stylized as KYLE and formerly known as K.i.D), is an American rapper from Ventura, California. He is signed to Indie-Pop and Atlantic Records.[2] He is best known for his breakout single "iSpy", featuring American rapper Lil Yachty. Kyle's work group, "The SuperDuper Crew" consist of members such as "Brick", "Jesus", and "Max".

Kyle has collaborated with artists such as Kehlani, Lil Yachty, G-Eazy and Chance the Rapper, among others. Some of his popular songs include "iSpy", "Keep It Real", "Doubt It" and "King Wavy", released in 2015 and 2016, respectively.[3][4][5] In 2015, Rolling Stone named him as "one of the ten artists you need to know."[6]

Early life[edit]

Kyle Harvey was born in the Reseda neighborhood of Los Angeles, but grew up almost two hours away in Ventura, California. He started singing at the age of six and was writing and performing his own songs by elementary school. He attended Ventura High School as a teen. He told Vice that he started rapping when he was about 13 years old.[7]

Career[edit]

Kyle started releasing mixtapes under the moniker K.i.D. starting in 2010, and in 2013 released Beautiful Loser.[8][9]

In October 2015, he released his follow up album Smyle. Kyle's first music video to reach one million views was Keep it Real, which was accomplished later that year.

In December 2016, he released the single "iSpy", featuring Lil Yachty. The song gained widespread recognition for Kyle. The song peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 14 on the Canadian Hot 100.[10][11]

In February 2017, Kyle signed a deal with Atlantic Records.[2]

In June 2017, Kyle was named as one of the ten 2017 XXL Freshmen.[12]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[13]
US
R&B/HH

[14]
US
Rap

[15]
Beautiful Loser
Smyle
  • Released: October 2, 2015
  • Label: Indie-Pop
  • Format: Digital download
76 10 7
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[16]
US R&B/HH
[17]
US
Rap

[18]
AUS
[19]
CAN
[20]
"Keep It Real"[21] 2013 Beautiful Loser
"Fruit Snacks"[22]
"Bang"[23]
(featuring Mr. Man)
"Raining Love"[24]
"View from Hollywood"
"Just a Picture"[25]
(featuring Kehlani)
2015 Non-album singles
"King Wavy"[26]
(featuring G-Eazy)
"Doubt It"[27] 2016
"Blame"[28]
"iSpy"[29]
(featuring Lil Yachty)
4 3 1 33 14 TBA
"Want Me Bad"[34]
(featuring Cousin Stizz)
2017
"Not the Same"[35] Sleight soundtrack[36]
"Nothing 2 Lose"[37] Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"I'm a Problem"[38] 2013 Futuristic, Sk4mc Chasing Down a Dream
"Wanna Be Cool"[39] 2015 Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment, Big Sean, Jeremih Surf
"Favorite Colors"[40] 2017 Taylor Bennett, Luke Tennyson Restoration Of An American Idol

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.californiabirthindex.org/birth/kyle_thomas_harvey_born_1993_22201579
  2. ^ a b "KYLE Signs to Atlantic Records – Fashionably-Early". fashionably-early.com. February 7, 2017. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ {{cite In 2017, at his home town concert, it was declared that April 29 is officially "SuperDuperKyle Day" in the city of Ventura web|url=http://artisticmanifesto.com/2016/12/02/kyle-links-lil-yachty-ispy/%7Ctitle= "ISpy" - KYLE ft. Lil Yachty|publisher=Artistic Manifesto|accessdate=January 12, 2017}}
  4. ^ "Kyle and Lil Yachty Ignore the Haters in "iSpy"". XXL. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Kyle & Lil Yachty - "iSpy"". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ "10 New Artists You Need to Know Now". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 16, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Kyle Is Rapping and Playing It Safe". vice.com. December 3, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  8. ^ "K.i.D". K.i.D. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Bout to Blow: 10 Dope New Songs You Should Be Hearing Everywhere Soon". Complex. January 3, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Kyle – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Kyle". Billboard. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Kyle – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kyle". Billboard. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  12. ^ "XXL Freshman 2017 Cover Revealed". XXL. June 13, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Kyle – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Kyle - Chart history: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Kyle - Chart history: Rap Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Kyle – Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Kyle – Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Kyle – Chart History: Hot Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. May 8, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Kyle – Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Keep It Real - Single by KYLE on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Fruit Snacks - Single by KYLE on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Bang (feat. Mr. Man) - Single by KYLE on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Raining Love - Single by KYLE on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Just a Picture (feat. Kehlani) - Single By Kyle on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  26. ^ "King Wavy (feat. G-Eazy) - Single By Kyle on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Doubt It - Single By Kyle on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Blame - Single By Kyle on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  29. ^ "iSpy (feat. Lil Yachty) Single By Kyle". iTunes. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  30. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Kyle". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  31. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. May 29, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  32. ^ "Canadian digital certifications – Kyle – ISpy (Ft. Lil Yachty)". Music Canada. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  33. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". THE OFFICIAL NZ MUSIC CHART. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  34. ^ "Want Me Bad (feat. Cousin Stizz) - Single". iTunes. Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  35. ^ "Not the Same - Single by KYLE on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  36. ^ "Kyle Works His Magic in “Not the Same” Video". XXL. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  37. ^ "Nothing 2 Lose - Single by KYLE on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 17, 2017. 
  38. ^ "Chasing Down a Dream by Futuristic on Apple Music - iTunes". Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  39. ^ "Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Wanna Be Cool Feat. Big Sean, Jeremih & Kyle [New Song]". Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
  40. ^ "Favorite Colors feat. Kyle & Luke Tennyson (Produced by Luke Tennyson)". soundcloud.com. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 

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