What is Lil Baby’s Net Worth?
Lil Baby is an American rapper with an estimated net worth of $5 million. His first studio album, the year 2018’s “Harder than Ever,” was certified Platinum and climbed to third place on the “Billboard” 200 charts.
The follow-up album “My Turn,” released in 2020, “My Turn,” is even popular and topped both the “Billboard” 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, eventually becoming 3x Platinum.
Lil Baby has also released numerous mixtapes and collaborated with many artists, including Gunna, Moneybagg Yo, Ralo, Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, Gucci Mane, Offset, Young Thug, Lil Yachty, and Lil Durk. In the year 2020, he directed the “On Me” music video and also his Rylo Rodriguez video music for “Hear this” as well as “Walk” (which included Lil Baby and 42 Dugg).
The most popular singles by Lil Baby comprise the 6x Platinum “Yes indeed” (with Drake) and the 9x Platinum “Drip Too Hard” (with Gunna), which both made it to the top of the Mainstream R&B/Hip Hop Airplay chart. They also made it to the top 10 of the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart.
Lil Baby was born Dominique Armani Jones on the 3rd of December 1994 in Atlanta, Georgia. His father died when Lil Baby was two years old, and his single mother took care of him.
He was raised with two sisters. He was kicked out of Booker T. Washington High School in the first year of his sophomore year. Lil Baby was arrested in 2012. Lil Baby was arrested for various charges, including possession with the intention to sell.
His lawyer tried to persuade Lil Baby to accept an agreement for a plea deal of two years which was rejected, and Lil Baby hired a new lawyer who put him in an arrangement that would be held for an entire year. During this program, he was involved in an altercation with a prisoner who made racist remarks. Lil Baby then had to complete the two-year agreement.
The year 2013 saw him arrested for marijuana possession, and in the year following the same year, he was arrested for possessing marijuana with the intent to sell it. Lil Baby began his rap career after two years in prison as a member of Quality Control Music and his own label, 4PF (4 Pockets Full).
Lil Baby released his debut mixtape, “Perfect Timing,” in April 2017, and then followed it up with “Harder than Hard” in July, “2 The Hard Way” (with Marlo) in October, and “Too hard” to be released in December. “Too Hard” became Gold and was ranked #180 on the “Billboard” 200 charts and 33 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
The mixtape also featured the track “Freestyle,” which was certified 2x Platinum, and the “Freestyle” music video, which was watched over 400 million times on YouTube. Another track from “Too Hard” and “All of a Shock” (featuring Moneybagg Yo) became Platinum and climbed to #20 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip Hop Airplay chart.
Lil Baby released the studio album “Harder than ever” on the 18th of May 2018 featuring “Southside,” the gold track “Southside,” as well as the Platinum-certified single “Yes.” Then, he released his mixtapes “Drip Harder” (with Gunna) in October and “Street Gossip” in November. “Drip Harder” was certified Platinum, as did “Street Gossip,” certified Gold.
Both mixtapes made it to the top 10 of the “Billboards” 200 chart, as well as “Drip Harder’s” singles, “Drip Too Hard” (with Gunna) and “Close Friends,” were 9x Platinum and 4x Platinum as well, respectively. Lil Baby appeared on Adult Swim’s “Fish Center Live” in September 2018, and in December of the same year, he appeared on Yung Gravy’s hit single “Alley Oop.”
In 2019, Lil Baby appeared as himself in the MTV film “How High 2” and performed in “Wild and Out.” The singer also released singles “Phone Down” (with Stefflon Don), “Out the Mud” (with Future), “Baby” (with Quality Control and DaBaby), “Toast Up” (featuring Ali Tomineek and Shad on the Beat) as well as “Forever” and the triple-platinum “Woah.”
The second album of his studio, “My Turn,” was released on the 28th of February 2020, and featured his Platinum singles “Sum 2 Prove,” Emotionally Scarred,” along with “The Bigger Picture.” Twelve tracks from the album were included on the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart.
In June 2020, Lil Baby released the protest track “The Greater Picture” following The George Floyd protests. The proceeds from the song were donated towards Black Lives Matter, The National Association of Black Journalists, The Bail Project, and Breonna Taylor’s lawyer. The song reached #3 in the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart and brought Lil Baby two Grammy nominations.
He also performed the track in the 2021 Grammy Awards. The song was released in March of 2021. included on Drake’s hit song “Wants and Needs,” which reached the top spot at 2nd in the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart. Then, in June of 2021 Drake released the album “Collaboration “The Voice of Heroes” together with Lil Durk, and it was a top-ranked album at the top of the “Billboard” 200 charts.
Lil Baby and model/entrepreneur Jayda Cheaves welcomed their son Loyal on the 18th of February 2019. The couple first began dating in 2016, and Cheaves was in his “Close Friends” music video. Lil Baby also has a son, Jason, from a prior affair with an ex-girlfriend, Ayesha. On the 20th of May 2021, Lil Baby attended George Floyd’s funeral at his home at the White House on the first anniversary of the murder of Floyd.
They spoke with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris about passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The summer of 2021 saw Lil Baby arrested for possession of cannabis in Paris. The next morning Lil Baby was released from police custody and was ordered to pay the fine.
Awards and Nominations
Lil Baby has been nominated for three Grammys, including Best Song/Rap performance for “Drip too hard” (2020) as well as Best Rap Performance as well as best Rap song for “The Bigger Image” (2021).
In the year 2020, he won MTV Video Music Award nominations for Song of Summer (“We Paid”) and Video for Good (“The Bigger Picture) and also won 9 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in 2021, as well as Songwriter of the Year. The year before, he was awarded the BET Award for Best New Artist and the title of Best Male Hip Hop Artist in 2021.
“The More Stunning Picture” earned Lil Baby a BET Hip Hop Award for the Impact Track in 2020. In addition, the group was awarded the IHeartRadio Music Award in the Hip-Hop Album of the Year category with “My Turn” in 2021.
The artist has also won American Music Award nominations for New Artist of the Year and the most favored Rap/Hip-Hop album (“My Turn”) and “Billboard” Music Award nominations for the Top New Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Streaming Song Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album, and the top “Billboard” 200 albums.