DaBaby Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting FactsDaBaby Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

DaBaby is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter born on December 22, 1991. He started gaining attention with mixtapes released from 2014 to 2018. In January 2019, he signed with Interscope Records and South Coast Music Group from North Carolina. His first studio album “Baby on Baby” came out in 2019 and became popular after the song “Suge” reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100.

His second album “Kirk” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in 2019. It featured hits like “Intro” and “Bop.” That same year he collaborated on songs like “Enemies” with Post Malone and “Cash Shit” with Megan Thee Stallion. His third album “Blame It on Baby” released in 2020 also hit number one on the charts and included the song “Rockstar” featuring Roddy Ricch which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks during the George Floyd protests. The album was certified quintuple platinum by the RIAA and received a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year.

In 2020, DaBaby featured on the remix of “What’s Poppin” by Jack Harlow and the single “Levitating” by Dua Lipa both reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite controversies over comments about LGBTQ+ issues he released a mixtape titled “Better than You” in 2022 with YoungBoy Never Broke Again and his fourth album “Baby on Baby 2” also came out in 2022.

Full NameJonathan Lyndale Kirk (DaBaby)
Date of BirthDecember 22, 1991
Place of BirthCleveland, Ohio, USA
OccupationRapper, Singer, Songwriter
HeightApproximately 5’7″ (170 cm)
PartnerDaniLeigh (previously)
Children4
Net Worth$5 million

DaBaby’s Early Life and Education

DaBaby Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jonathan Lyndale Kirk known as DaBaby was born on December 22, 1991, in Cleveland Ohio. When he was six years old his family moved to Charlotte North Carolina where he spent most of his early childhood. He went to Vance High School now known as Julius L. Chambers High School and graduated from there in 2010.

After high school, he enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for two years. However, he didn’t finish his studies admitting that he only went to college to please his parents. During his upbringing, he was influenced musically by artists like Eminem, 50 Cent, and Lil Wayne whom he listened to with his two older brothers.

Career

DaBaby Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

From 2014 to 2015, DaBaby started taking music seriously. In 2015, he kicked off his music career with his first mixtape called Nonfiction. He continued releasing more mixtapes like God’s Work Baby Talk Billion Dollar Baby and Back on My Baby Jesus Sh*t. Initially performing under the name Baby Jesus he later changed it because it was getting too distracting.

Kirk’s breakthrough came when he signed with Arnold Taylor who was launching the South Coast Music Group label and had previously worked with rap stars like Yo Gotti and Future. With Taylor’s support, DaBaby gained attention through mixtapes and live shows in North Carolina.

Through South Coast Kirk also briefly partnered with Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation for his Blank Blank mixtape which helped him gain more recognition by late 2018. Thanks to Taylor’s guidance and after major label offers Kirk landed a significant recording deal with Interscope.

In January 2019, after signing with Interscope DaBaby started his own label Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment. In March 2019, he released his debut studio album Baby on Baby through Interscope and South Coast Music Group. The album featured collaborations with Offset, Rich Homie, Quan, Rich the Kid, and Stunna 4 Vegas.

“Baby on Baby” debuted at number 25 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US. The track “Suge” also made waves entering the Billboard Hot 100 and reaching the top 10 by mid-2019. Kirk was recognized in XXL’s Freshman Class of 2019.

Throughout mid-2019 Kirk appeared on hit songs like Megan Thee Stallion’s “Cash Shit” and Quality Control’s “Baby” both making it to the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. He was also featured on Dreamville’s album Revenge of the Dreamers III with his verse on “Under the Sun” earning critical acclaim.

In August 2019, Kirk announced his second album “Kirk” named after himself. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album’s lead single “Intro” was a success reaching number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Kirk also made notable appearances on singles by Post Malone YG Lizzo and Lil Nas X throughout 2019.

DaBaby Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

By the end of 2019, Kirk had an impressive 22 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 making him the artist with the most entries that year.

At the 2020, Grammy Awards DaBaby was nominated twice for his song “Suge” in the Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song categories. His third album Blame It on Baby came out in April 2020. It got mixed reviews but did well commercially debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 with 124000 album-equivalent units. One of its singles “Rockstar” featuring Roddy Ricch topped the Billboard Hot 100 and also reached number one in the UK.

During June DaBaby featured on the remix of Jack Harlow’s “Whats Poppin” which reached number two on the Hot 100 while “Rockstar” was still at the top. This made him the 20th artist to hold both the number one and number two spots on the chart simultaneously a feat last achieved by Ariana Grande in 2019.

In July, he collaborated on “For the Night” by Pop Smoke and Lil Baby which debuted at number six on the Hot 100 making DaBaby one of the few artists to have three songs in the top six at the same time.

In July 2020, DaBaby released a new single called “No Dribble” with his signee Stunna 4 Vegas which was included in the deluxe edition of Blame It on Baby released in August 2020. Later that year he released his debut EP “My Brother’s Keeper” (Long Live G) which honors his late brother and features artists like Meek Mill and Polo G. He also appeared on the remix of Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” which climbed to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2021.

Moving to 2021, DaBaby kicked off the year with the single “Masterpiece” and its music video directed by Gemini Visions. This song references his personal life and legal issues. In February he dropped a remix of SpotemGottem’s “Beat Box” along with a music video. Throughout June and July, he released singles like “Ball If I Want To”, “Red Light Green Light”, and “Giving What It’s Supposed To Give”.

However, DaBaby faced significant criticism in July 2021 for comments many considered homophobic. During a performance at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, he made remarks that led to backlash and several event cancellations. His scheduled appearances at various festivals were scrapped and his collaboration with the fashion brand BoohooMAN was ended. The controversy affected his presence on radio and charts with his credit being removed from some broadcasts and charts.

In March 2022, DaBaby teamed up with YoungBoy Never Broke Again to release the mixtape Better than You. Later in September, he dropped his fourth studio album “Baby on Baby 2”.

Net Worth

DaBaby has an estimated net worth of $5 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of DaBaby’s net worth comes from his music career. He earns money through sales of his music, concerts, merchandise, and endorsements.

Personal life

DaBaby Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

DaBaby’s personal life has seen its share of ups and downs. He has a stepson born in 2014 and three daughters born in 2017, 2020, and 2021 respectively.

Tragedy struck when his father passed away in 2019 right after his first studio album was released. His second album pays tribute to his father featuring a cover with his dad holding him as a baby.

In sad news, Kirk’s brother Glen Johnson died in November 2020 at 34 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Regarding his faith, he mentioned in 2019 that he feels blessed and protected by his Christian beliefs.

In his relationships, he dated fellow rapper DaniLeigh in 2020 but they split in February 2021. Later reports confirmed that he fathered a child with her.

He showed support for Kanye West‘s 2020 presidential run though he didn’t vote and he’s backing Donald Trump for the 2024 campaign.

In a serious incident in November 2018, DaBaby was involved in a shooting at a Walmart in Huntersville North Carolina where a 19-year-old man died. Kirk claimed self-defense and after legal proceedings, he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon.

In April 2022, a surveillance tape surfaced of another incident where DaBaby shot a trespasser at his estate in Troutman North Carolina. No charges were filed in this case.

In January 2020, Kirk was arrested in Miami due to a robbery investigation and a warrant from Texas for a battery charge. Allegedly members of his crew were involved in assaulting and robbing a music promoter over a payment dispute.

During his 2020 tour, DaBaby faced backlash for slapping a female fan in Tampa Florida who had gotten too close with her phone while taking a video. He apologized but defended his actions stating he would have reacted the same regardless of gender.

In February 2022, Kirk and his crew were involved in an altercation with DaniLeigh’s brother at a bowling alley in Los Angeles.