Jonathan Lyndale Kirk popularly known as Dababy is an American rapper and songwriter who came to prominence for his Blank Blank mixtape in 2018. He also got more exposure for his debut studio album “Baby on Baby” in 2019.
Dababy is the owner of the record label, Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment. He founded the label in 2017 and it is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Billion Dollar Baby record already signed 5 artists.
Dababy was born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States on December 22, 1991. He spent most of his early years in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He graduated in 2010 from the Julius L. Chambers High School and proceeded to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He dropped out of the University while saying that he only went to college because of his parent.
Dababy developed his passion for musical influences from the likes of Lil Wayne, Eminem, and 50 cents.
He came through professionally in 2015 with the release of his first mixtape, Nonfiction. He followed up with the release of God’s Work mixtape series, Baby Talk mixtape series, Billion dollar Baby, and Back on My Baby Jesus Sh*t. He was previously known by the name Baby Jesus before he changed due to distraction.
He came to the limelight after signing with Arnold Taylor, the president of the South Coast Music Group label and through this deal, Dababy signed a short-lived distribution deal with Jaz-Z’s Roc Nation for his Blank Blank mixtape which gave him exposure in the music industry.
Throughout mid-2019, Dababy featured on numerous hit songs which include; Megan Thee Stallion’s “Cash Shit” and Quality Control’s “Baby”. He also featured on Dreamville’s compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers III, on the opening track “Under the Sun”.
He released his second studio album, Kirk, in September 2019 and also follow up with his third studio album titled “Blame It on Baby” in 2020.
- Baby on Baby (2019)
- Kirk (2019)
- Blame It on Baby (2020)
Dababy lost his father in 2019 just after the releae of his first album. His brother, Glen Johnson also passed away in November 2020 from a gunshot wound.
He has three children of which the first child was born in 2017. He was in a relationship with the American singer, DaniLeigh in 2020 and parted ways in February 2021.
Awards & Nominations
Dababy has won several awards such as:
- BET Hip Hop Awards for Best New Hip Hop Artist (2019)
- ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards for Winning Hip-Hop (2020)
- BET Awards for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist (2020)
- Billboard Music Awards for Top Streaming Song and Top Rap Song (2021)
He has also received nominations such as: iHeartRadio Music Awards for Song of The Year (2021), MTV Video Music Awards for Song of Summer (2019), Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song (2021), and many others.
Dababy earn from his career as a rapper. He has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Frequently asked questions
Below are some frequently asked questions about Dababy:
Who is Dababy?
Dababy is an American rapper and songwriter who became known for his Blank Blank mixtape in 2018.
How old is Dababy?
Dababy was born on December 22, 1991.
Is Dababy married?
Dababy is not married. He was in a relationship with the American singer, DaniLeigh in 2020 and parted ways in February 2021.
What is Dababy Net Worth?
Dababy has an estimated net worth of $4 million.