Lil Yachty

Lil Yachty
Lil Yachty in 2016
Lil Yachty in 2016
Background information
Birth nameMiles Parks McCollum
Also known asLil Boat, FaZe Boat
Born (1997-08-23) August 23, 1997 (age 24)
Mableton, Georgia, U.S.
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2014–present
Labels
Associated acts
Children1
Websitelilyachty.com

Miles Parks McCollum (born August 23, 1997), known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. McCollum first gained recognition on the internet in 2015 for his singles "One Night" and "Minnesota" (featuring Quavo, Skippa Da Flippa and Young Thug) from his debut EP Summer Songs.[3][4][5][6] He released his debut mixtape Lil Boat in March 2016. On June 10, 2016, Yachty announced that he had signed a joint venture record deal with Motown, Capitol Records, and Quality Control Music.[7]

Yachty has released four studio albums, beginning with Teenage Emotions in 2017. His second and third studio albums, Lil Boat 2 and Nuthin' 2 Prove, were released in 2018, and his most recent album, Lil Boat 3, was released on May 29, 2020.[8] All four of his albums have charted within the top 20 of the Billboard 200, with Lil Boat 2 peaking at #2. Yachty has also released several mixtapes and EPs throughout his career. Lil Yachty is best known for his features on the 2016 multi-platinum songs "Broccoli" and "ISpy", his eccentric hairstyle, and his optimistic image.[9] Yachty has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on "Broccoli".[10]

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  3. ^ "The Post-Internet Worlds of Atlanta Rappers Lil Yachty and Playboi Carti". MTV. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti, Oddball Rap's Children, at Play". New York Times. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "Lil Yachty Lil Boat". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  6. ^ "Meet Lil Yachty, The Atlanta Rapper Born To Go Viral". The Fader. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  7. ^ Hernandez, Victoria (June 10, 2016). "Lil Yachty signs deal with Quality Control". Hiphopdx.com. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  8. ^ Johnson, Zoe (May 20, 2020). "Lil Yachty to Drop Lil Boat 3 Album Next Week". XXL. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  9. ^ Ihaza, Jeff (June 15, 2021). "Rapper and Entrepreneur Lil Yachty -- Future 25". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  10. ^ "Here Is the Complete List of Nominees for the 2017 Grammys". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2021.

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