Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, popular as DaBaby is an American rapper and songwriter. He rose to fame in 2019, after kicking off many mixtapes between 2014 and 2018.
What Is The Net Worth Of Dababy?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, DaBaby has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Dababy: Early Life
DaBaby was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 22, 1991. He has two older brothers. He relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina with his family in 1999 and most of his early years have been spent by him there only.
In 2010, he graduated from Vance High School and after that, he attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for two years. Talking about his experience in college, he said: “I didn’t even have a major decision at college.
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I only went to school for my parents.” In 2019, he lost his father and in November 2020, his 34-year-old brother Glenn Johnson passed away after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot injury.
Dababy Personal Life
DaBaby is the father of three children, he welcomed his child, a daughter with his ex-girlfriend MeMe. Later, he welcomed a son with his former girlfriend Caleb who DaBaby calls “the oldest of my 3.” Talking about religion, DaBaby said, “I’m blessed. I’m covered by the blood of Christ.”
In 2018, he was followed by two men who were exposing weapons when he was busy shopping with his family at a Walmart in Huntersville, North Carolina. After an argument happened, 19-year-old Jalyn Craig, who was one of those men, lost his life to a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) APRIL 21, 2022
The rapper revealed that he was engaged in the shooting and also stated that it can be proved by checking the security camera video clip that his action was just in self-defense. Later, in June 2019 he was charged with having a secret firearm and as a consequence, he was sent to a year of unsupervised probation.
In early 2020, he was asked amidst a theft investigation in Miami following his crew members reportedly knocked off and physically assaulted a music promoter who owed DaBaby $10,000. According to reports, they robbed $80, a credit card, and an iPhone 7. DaBaby was arrested by the Miami authorities after they found out that a warrant had been issued for his arrest in Texas in connection to a battery charge. DaBaby was accused of battery linked with the Miami theft, however, after 48 hours, he came out of jail.
DaBaby acquired an 11,300 square foot home in the small town of Troutman, North Carolina for consideration of $2.3 million. The mansion has 5 bedrooms, a home theater, 8.5 bathrooms, and a wine cellar, and the nine-acre property has concrete walls, stadium lighting, and guard towers.
DaBaby started his music career between 2014 and 2015. He kicked off music under the name Baby Jesus. In 2015, he made his debut mixtape with the release of “Nonfiction.” In the same year, he kicked off two others titled “So Disrespectful” and “The 10 Minute Mixtape.” The next year, he released “God’s Work” and “God’s Work Resurrected.”
DaBaby launched 6 mixtapes in 2017 titled “Baby Talk,” “Baby Talk 2,” “Billion Dollar Baby,” “Baby Talk 3,” “Back On My Baby Jesus Shit,” and “Baby Talk 4.” He then signed with the record label South Coast Music Group following president Arnold Taylor spotted him when he was performing in North Carolina clubs.
Across South Coast, he signed a distribution contract with Jay-Z’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, to launch the mixtape titled “Blank Blank” (2018). The mixtape became popular and that resulted in a bidding battle amongst record labels, and he entered into a seven-figure deal with Interscope.
In March 2019, he launched his first studio album titled “Baby on Baby,” and it had the singles titled “Suge” and “Baby Sitter” (featuring Offset). “Suge” peaked at number 7 on the “Billboard” Hot 100 and ranked 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This brought DaBaby two Grammy nominations.
In September 2019, DaBaby’s follow-up titled “Kirk,” came out and featured the singles titled “Intro,” “Bop,” and “Vibez”, all of which were certified Platinum or higher. In the same year, 22 of his singles ranked on the “Billboard” Hot 100, a lot more than any other artist had that year. In April 2020, he kicked off his third studio album” titled Blame It on Baby,” and the single named “Rockstar” dominated the charts in many countries and went Double Platinum or higher in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
In November 2019, he launched the EP “My Brother’s Keeper (Long Live G),” as a tribute to his deceased brother, Glenn. He has performed on songs by many artists, along with Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts (DaBaby Remix)”, Megan Thee Stallion’s “Cash Shit” and “Cry Baby,” Chance the Rapper’s “Hot Shower,” Gucci Mane’s “Richer Than Errybody,” Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” Camila Cabello’s “My Oh My,” and Kanye West’s “Nah Nah Nah (Remix).”
In 2020, DaBaby slapped a female fan at a concert in Tampa, Florida, when he was making his way to the stage which led to the crowd hooting him. He then exited the venue even without performing a single song, and later, he stated that he slapped the woman as her phone was too close to his face whilst recording with the flash on.
He said, “I’m very sorry that there was a female on the other end of that flashlight on their phone. But you know, keep in mind, I couldn’t see you because you got the flash this close to me.” Last year, in July, at Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival in July 2021, DaBaby made comments that some noted to be homophobic, and his planned appearances at Lollapalooza, the Governors Ball Music Festival, Parklife Festival, Day N Vegas, Austin City Limits Festival, iHeartRadio Music Festival, and Music Midtown were called off.
The fashion brand BoohooMAN also announced that they would not be working with DaBaby any further because of his comments, within weeks after the company launched his 100-piece summer collection.
Dababy Awards And Accolades
DaBaby received six Grammys nominations: Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for “Suge” (2020), Best Rap Performance for 2021’s “BOP”, and Best Rap Song, Best Melodic Rap Performance, and Record of the Year for 2021’s “Rockstar”.
He received four nominations for MTV Video Music awards: ng of Summer for 2019’s “Suge” and 2020’s “Rockstar”, Best Hip-Hop for “BOP on ” (2020), and Artist of the Year (2020). In the year 2020, he won 3 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song for “Suge” and Winning R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for “Baby Sitter” and “Cash Shit.”
He was nominated for the 11 BET Awards, and in 2020, won Best Male Hip Hop Artist 2020, and a BET Hip Hop Award for Best New Hip Hop Artist in 2019. In 2021, DaBaby received eight “Billboard” Music Awards and won an award for Top Rap Song and Top Streaming Song for “Rockstar.”
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