Lil Baby Biography, Career, Family, Girlfriend, Height, and Net Worth
Who is Lil Baby?
Lil Baby fully known as Dominique Armani Jones is a famous American rapper. He became popular in 2017 after the launch of his mixtape Perfect Timing. Jones’s debut studio album, Harder Than Ever (2018) topped the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single ”Yes Indeed” (alongside Drake). He then launched 2 more mixtapes: Drip Harder (alongside Gunna) in 2018, containing the track, ”Drip Too Hard”, which attained No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was later certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); as well as Street Gossip, which attained No. 2 on the US Billboard 200.
Lil Baby’s second studio album May Turn (2020), topped at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and is certified triple-platinum by the RIAA. The album spawned the tracks, ”We Paid” (alongside 42 Dugg) and ”The Bigger Picture”, both of which attained the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Together with rapper Lil Durk, he launched the collaborative album The Voice of the Heroes, in 2021, which became his second No. 1 Billboard 200 project.
Lil Baby then collaborated with Drake on the singles ”Wants and Needs”, and ”Girls Want Girls, and with Nicki Minaj on the 2022 song ”Do We Have a Problem?, all 3 of which topped at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His feature on the single ”Hurricane” by Kanye West, together with The Weeknd, earned him the Grammy Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance. He has also earned an MTV Video Music Award, and 2 BET Awards, and was crowned the biggest all-genre Artist of the Year at the Apple Music Awards 2020, in addition to his Grammy Award.
Lil Baby Career
2015-2018: Career Beginnings and Harder Than Ever
Lil Baby was a regular presence in the studio of Atlanta-based Quality Control Records as a drug dealer at the age of 17 until label founder Kevin ”Coach K” Lee inspired him to become a rapper. This was because Coach K felt that Nany had ”the swag…the lingo, [and] respect around the city”. Fellow rappers Young Thug and Gunna were his mentors in developing his style. Baby finally launched his first mixtape, Perfect Timing, in April 2017 with appearances from Lil Yachty and Young Thug. After three months, he launched another mixtape, Harder Than Hard, followed by his third mixtape in six months, on October, 2 The Hard Way, a collaboration with friend and fellow Atlanta rapper Marlo.
His fourth mixtape, Too Hard, was launched in December, led by his hit track ”Freestyle” and accompanying music video. The single was certified gold by the RIAA in February 2020. With Baby’s career gaining speed, he launched his debut studio album, Harder Than Ever, in May 2018. It then debuted at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200. It was supported by the songs ”Southside” and Yes Indeed” (alongside Drake), the latter topped at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. ”Life Goes On” featuring Lil Uzi Vert and Gunna listed at 74 on the Billboard Hot 100. He then formed his own label, 4 Pockets Full (initialized 4PF) in 2017. Rappers Rylo Rodriguez and 42 Dugg are signed to the label.
How old is Lil Baby?
Dominique Armani Jones is aged 27 as of 2021, having been born on December 3, 1994, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Brendan Fraser, Ozzy Osbourne, Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Holly Marie Combs, Katarina Witt, David Villa, Darryl Hannah, Andrea Romano, and Afton Smith, among others.
Lil Baby Family
Who are Lil Baby’s parents?
Dominique Armani Jones was born in Atlanta, Georgia to his parents. His father left the family when he was two years old and left his mother to raise the family. He has not shared much information about his family and parents with the media.
Does Lil Baby have siblings?
Baby was brought up by his mother in a family of four children. He has three siblings, two sisters, and a younger brother. Baby has not shared information about his siblings with the media.
Lil Baby Education
Baby attended Booker T. Washington High School, where he studied till 9th grade before dropping out and committing to drug dealing.
Lil Baby Partner
Baby dated his girlfriend Ayesha, with whom he has a son, but they later broke up. He then started dating Jayda Cheaves, a model, and entrepreneur, who appeared in the music video of his single ”Close Friends”.
Lil Baby Children
Baby has two children, both sons. His first son, Jason was with his former girlfriend Ayesha, in 2015. The second son, Loyal is with his on-and-off girlfriend Cheaves, born on February 18, 2019.
Lil Baby Height
Baby has a well-built, physically fit, and energetic body adding up to an impressive height of 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) and a weight of 70 kg (154 lbs).
2018-2019: Drip Harder and Street Gossip
Following his launching Harder Than Ever, Baby launched the collaborative mixtape, Drip Harder, alongside Gunna on October 5, 2018. The lead track ”Drip Too Hard” continued to become certified Diamonds by the RIAA and 4* Platinum by Music Canada. The single topped at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. The mixtape was then launched under the labels YSL Records, Quality Control, and Motown/Capitol. He later appeared on the Adult Swim television series FishCenter Live in September 2018. In September of the same year, he launched his mixtape Street Gossip, and in December, he collaborated with Yung Gravy on the latter’s single, ”Alley Oop”.
Baby starred in the 2019 movie How High 2 (a sequel to the 2001 stoner movie How High), which premiered on MTV, on April 20, 2019. On June 21, 2019, he and Future launched a track titled ”Out the Mud”. He then appeared together with DaBaby on the song ”Baby”, launched on Quality Control’s second studio album, Control the Streets, Volume 2, on July 17, 2019. The single topped at No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100.
On November 8, 2019, he launched his track ”Woah” as the lead song for his second studio album My Turn. The track topped at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Baby was then featured on YouTuber KSI’s song ”Down Like That” alongside Rick Ross and British producer S-X and performed it for KSI’s 2018 boxing match over Logan Paul. He later launched a song from the movie Queen & Slim titled ”Catch the Sun, which subsequently appeared on My Turn on November 15, 2019.
2020-present: My Turn and The Voices of the Heroes
Baby launched the second single, ”Sum 2 Prove”, for his album, on January 10, 2020, and it attained No. 16 on the Hot 100. On February 28, 2020, the album, My Turn, was launched, and it debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. The album features guest appearances from 42 Dugg, Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert, Future, Lil Wayne, Moneybagg Yo, Rylo Rodriguez, and Young Thug. My Turn produced 12 songs that appeared on the Billboard Hot 100, giving him a career total of 47 tracks on the chart, tying him with Prince and Paul McCartney. After the launch of the album’s deluxe version on May 1, My Turn went back to the top spot on the Billboard 200.
Later on June 4, 2021, he launched his collaborative studio album alongside Lil Durk, The Voice of the Heroes. The album then debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. He has featured on the single ”Girls Want Girls” from Drake’s 6th studio album, Certified Lover Boy, in September 2021. The track also debuted and topped at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, tying their previous collaboration ”Wants and Needs” as Baby’s highest-charting song overall. ”Do We Have a Problem?”- a collaboration with Nicki Minaj- was launched together with a music video starring the two on February 4, 2022. On March 2, 2022, he was revealed as among the headliners for J. Cole’s Dreamville 2022 Music Festival. He is the subject of the documentary movie Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby, directed by Karam Gill, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 11, 2022.
Baby has been arrested multiple times, the first time being in early 2012 when he was charged with possession with intent to sell, among other charges. In 2013, he was charged with possession of marijuana of less than an ounce. Baby was arrested for the 3rd time in as many years in 2014, on charges of possession of Marijuana with intent to sell, and was incarcerated for two years. On July 7, 2021, following attending Paris Fashion Week events with basketball player James Harden, he was arrested on a drug charge by police in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. James was stopped but not detained, and both men were soon released.
Lil Baby Net Worth
American rapper, Lil Baby has been active in the music industry from 2015 to the present as a rapper and songwriter. He has been able to garn an accumulative net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2023.