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Rap heavyweight Lil Baby is proving the numbers don’t lie. The hip-hop star has earned the top spot as the hottest artist on YouTube right now.
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Heading into the weekend, Lil Baby topped YouTube streams putting him above super heavy competition from the likes of Tekashi 6ix9ine, Nicki Minaj and NBA YoungBoy.
Top 10 artists on YouTube US (June 12-18) 1. @lilbaby4PF 68.6M 2. @6ix9ine 55.9M 3. @NICKIMINAJ 49.5M 4. YoungBoy Never Broke Again 40.5M 5. @DaBabyDaBaby 30.8M 6. @1future 30.5M 7. Juice WRLD 30.4M 8. @sanbenito 29.8M 9. @rodwave 29.2M 10. @Drake 25.3M (Chart Data)
Heading into last weekend, rap stars Meek Mill and Tory Lanez went to their Twitter pages to salute Baby. While Mill gave Lil Baby a ‘legend’ co-sign, Tory took things even further and said he deserved a Grammy award.
“Lil Baby going legend right in front of our eyes!” -Meek Mill’s Twitter
“Just give lil baby a Grammy this year already 🔥😤” -Tory Lanez’s Twitter
Wait, There’s More
LB’s new single “The Bigger Picture” dropped last week. On the track, he raps about systemic racism, police brutality and the reality of America in 2020.
Lil Baby has shared a new song in response to the national protests over the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. It’s called “The Bigger Picture,” and you can hear it below. Representatives for Lil Baby tell Pitchfork that the Atlanta artist is donating proceeds from his new track to the Bail Project, the National Association of Black Journalists, and to Breonna Taylor’s legal team. “The Bigger Picture” opens with clips from news broadcasts reporting on nationwide protests following Floyd and Taylor’s deaths, as well as chants of “I can’t breathe” from the protesters themselves. Throughout the song, Lil Baby talks about the fact that he’s had many altercations with the law, mentioning that “corrupted police been the problem where I’m from” before singing: “But I would be lying if I said it was all of ’em.” (Pitchfork)
Before You Go
Baby’s newest single immediately received major success. The record reportedly secured the top spot in United States streams.