YBN Nahmir

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YBN Nahmir
YBN Nahmir performing in 2018
YBN Nahmir performing in 2018
Background information
Birth nameNicholas Simmons
Born (1999-12-18) December 18, 1999 (age 20)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Genres Gangsta rap
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitey-b-n.com

Nicholas Simmons (born December 18, 1999), known professionally as YBN Nahmir, is an American rapper, songwriter and actor.[2][3] He is best known for his singles "Rubbin Off the Paint" which charted at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and "Bounce Out With That", which peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[4]

Early life[edit]

Simmons was born on December 18, 1999 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was raised in a home with his mother, cousin, brother, sister, and grandfather.[5] Simmons attended Clay-Chalkville High School, though was pulled out following the success of "Rubbin Off the Paint".[6]

Simmons' interest in music started when he was fourteen years old and was gifted an Xbox 360 for Christmas.[5] Simmons began to play the video game Rock Band (which he would later use to record his first song.)[7] and eventually moved to playing Grand Theft Auto V and then started recording gameplay videos where he would generate a following on YouTube.[8] During his time playing Grand Theft Auto V, Simmons would freestyle in Xbox Live parties and alongside numerous other friends, established the Young Boss Niggas collective.[9]

Career[edit]

YBN Nahmir in April 2017 at the age of 17.

Simmons formed the hip hop collective YBN (an acronym for Young Boss Niggas) in Birmingham, Alabama in 2014 composed by him, YBN Almighty Jay, YBN Cordae, YBN Glizzy, YBN Manny, YBN Walker, and YBN Seylonne,.[10]

Simmons uploaded his first song onto YouTube when he was fifteen with fellow YBN member, YBN Almighty Jay. The song, titled "Hood Mentality" was uploaded on March 21, 2015 to barely any reception.[9][11] Simmons uploaded several more songs to YouTube before releasing his first mixtape on January 2, 2017 titled Believe In The Glo on Soundcloud.[12] Simmons uploaded his second mixtape to SoundCloud on January 21, 2017.[13]

Simmons released "Rubbin Off the Paint" on September 18, 2017 to WorldStarHipHop's YouTube channel.[14] The song quickly went viral with Simmons explaining it as "blowing up overnight."[15] After the success of the song, Simmons was pulled out of school due to his exceptional popularity and forced to start online classes.[5] The song debuted at 79 on the Billboard Hot 100[16] and peaked at 46.[17]

In November 2017, Simmons was involved in controversy following his song being claimed by a record label after his manager sold the instrumental for the song to a third-party.[18] In response, Simmons now has an in-house producer for his instrumentals who is a member of the YBN collective.[5] Simmons released six more tracks in 2017.

On January 23, 2018, Simmons released "Bounce Out With That" on Lyrical Lemonade's YouTube channel.[19] The song wasn't available on streaming services for up to three days after the release of the music video. The song has accumulated over 128 million views on YouTube after its release.[20]

In April 2018, Simmons signed with Atlantic Records.[21] He was later named as one of the members of XXL's "2018 Freshman Class" on June 12, 2018, competing in a cypher with Stefflon Don and Wifisfuneral.[22]

On July 13, 2018 Simmons announced via Twitter he will do a Tour in Europe in the fall 2018 with YBN Almighty Jay and YBN Cordae.[23] They will visit France, Germany, Poland, Sweden and more.[24] The collective YBN released YBN: The Mixtape in 2018 with Gucci Mane, MGK and Lil Skies, between others.[25][26]

On 22 March 2019 he released "Baby 8".[27] On 10 June 2019 he released a 1-minute and 10 seconds video called "Opp Stoppa".[28]

Musical style[edit]

Nahmir lists his main influences as rappers from the San Francisco Bay Area such as E-40.[9] Talking on his influences in an interview with Billboard, Simmons stated that the lack of mainstream rappers from Birmingham made him listen to more artists from the West Coast such as Eazy-E and Tupac.[29][30]

Personal life[edit]

Simmons currently lives in Los Angeles, California.[29] He graduated from Clay-Chalkville High School in Clay, Alabama in May 2018.[31]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with selected chart positions and details
Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[32]
US R&B/HH
[33]
US
Rap

[34]
CAN
[35]
Believe in the Glo
#YBN
  • Released: January 21, 2017[37]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
YBN: The Mixtape
(with YBN Almighty Jay and YBN Cordae)
  • Released: September 7, 2018[26]
  • Label: YBN
  • Formats: Digital download
21 13 12 19
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[39]
US
R&B/HH

[40]
US
Rap

[41]
CAN
[42]
NZ
Hot

[43]
"I Got a Stick"[44] 2017 Non-album singles
"Glizzy Hella Geekin"[45]
"No Hook"
(with YBN Almighty Jay)[46]
"Bail Out"[47]
"The Race" (Tay-K remix)[48]
"Rubbin Off the Paint" 46 17 15 85 YBN: The Mixtape
"Bounce Out with That"
(solo or with Machine Gun Kelly)[49]
2018 [A] 47 76
"Baby 8"[51] 2019 TBA
"Fuck It Up"
(featuring City Girls and Tyga)[52]
"Talkin" 2020
"2 Seater"
(featuring G-Eazy and Offset)[53]
32
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[54]
US
R&B/HH

[55]
CAN
[56]
"Hi Bich (Remix)"
(Bhad Bhabie featuring YBN Nahmir, Rich the Kid and Asian Da Brat)[57]
2018 Non-album single
"1942"
(G-Eazy featuring Yo Gotti and YBN Nahmir)
70 29 90 Uncle Drew
"Juveniles"
(Wifisfuneral featuring YBN Nahmir)[58]
Ethernet
"Eastside"
(Joose featuring YBN Nahmir)[59]
Non-album singles
"Big Chop"
(Cuban Doll featuring YBN Nahmir)[60]
"Run It Up"
(DDG featuring Blac Youngsta, G Herbo and YBN Nahmir)[61]
Sorry 4 the Hold Up
"Spaz"
(Bhad Bhabie featuring YBN Nahmir)[62]
Non-album singles
"Done with Her"
(Khao featuring Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, Tabius Tate and YBN Nahmir)[63]
2019
"I Might"
(Lil Xan featuring Steven Cannon, YBN Almighty Jay and YBN Nahmir)[64]
"Thot Box"
(Hitmaka featuring Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Tyga and YBN Nahmir)
Big Tuh

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bounce Out with That" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[50]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Plante, Corey (November 29, 2017). "YBN Nahmir Has Got Bad News About 'Rick and Morty'". Inverse. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "10 New Artists You Need to Know Now". Rolling Stone. November 22, 2017. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
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  6. ^ REAL 92.3 LA (December 4, 2017). YBN Nahmir Talks Going To Prom, Sleeping w/ 30 Year Olds, "Rubbin Off The Paint" (YouTube). Retrieved January 30, 2018.
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  11. ^ "Nahmir x Almighty Jay - Hood Mentality". YouTube. March 26, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  12. ^ "Believe In The Glo". Soundcloud.com. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "YBN", Soundcloud.com, retrieved January 30, 2018
  14. ^ "YBN Nahmir "Rubbin Off The Paint" (Prod. by Izak) (WSHH Exclusive - Official Music Video)". YouTube. September 18, 2017. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
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  40. ^ Peak chart positions:
  41. ^ "Hot Rap Songs: December 16, 2017". Billboard. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  42. ^ Peak chart positions:
  43. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. March 30, 2020. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
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  45. ^ "Glizzy Hella Geekin - Single by YBN Nahmir". Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  46. ^ "No Hook - Single by YBN Nahmir & YBN Almighty Jay". Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  47. ^ "Bail Out - Single by YBN Nahmir on Apple Music". Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  48. ^ "The Race - Single by YBN Nahmir". Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  49. ^ "YBN Nahmir Drops Cole Bennett Directed "Bounce Out With That"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  50. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100: Mar 10, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
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  52. ^ "F**k It Up – Single by YBN Nahmir on Apple Music". Apple Music.
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  57. ^ "Hi Bich (Remix) - Single by Bhad Bhabie on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  58. ^ "Juveniles - Single by Wifisfuneral on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  59. ^ "Eastside - Single by Joose on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  60. ^ "Big Chop - Single by Cuban Doll on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  61. ^ "Run It Up - Single by DDG on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  62. ^ "Spaz - Single by Bhad Bhabie on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  63. ^ "Done With Her - Single by Khao on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  64. ^ "I Might - Single by Lil Xan on Apple Music". Apple Music.

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