American rapper Dominique Armani Jones, known professionally as Lil Baby has released a new song, “Never Hating,” which features rapper and singer Young Thug.
“Never Hating” by Lil Baby feat. Young Thug is a track from the Lil Baby’s third studio album titled “It’s Only Me.” The album was announced on September 2, 2022 and released on October 14th that same year.
Lil Baby rose to mainstream fame in 2017 following the release of his mixtape Perfect Timing.
Lil Baby’s debut studio album Harder Than Ever (2018) was certified RIAA platinum and included the song “Yes Indeed” (with Drake), which peaked at six on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lil Baby formed his own label, 4 Pockets Full (initialized 4PF) in 2017. Rappers 42 Dugg and Rylo Rodriguez are signed to the label.
After Lil Baby released Harder Than Ever, he released the collaborative mixtape Drip Harder with Gunna on October 5, 2018. The lead single, “Drip Too Hard” went on to become certified 9× Platinum by the RIAA and 4x Platinum by Music Canada.
The song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. The mixtape was released under the labels Quality Control, YSL Records and Motown/Capitol.
In September 2018, Baby appeared on the Adult Swim television series FishCenter Live. In November 2018, he released his mixtape Street Gossip. In December 2018, Baby collaborated with Yung Gravy on the latter’s single, “Alley Oop”.
Lil Baby starred in the 2019 film How High 2 (a sequel to the 2001 stoner film How High), which premiered on April 20, 2019, on MTV. On June 21, 2019, Baby and Future released a single titled “Out the Mud”.
On July 17, 2019, Lil Baby appeared alongside DaBaby on the single “Baby”, released on Quality Control’s second studio album, Control the Streets, Volume 2. The song peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100.
On November 8, 2019, Lil Baby released his single “Woah” as the lead single for his second studio album My Turn. The song peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Lil Baby was featured on YouTuber KSI’s track “Down Like That” with Rick Ross and British producer S-X, and performed it for KSL’s 2018 boxing match against Logan Paul.
On November 15, 2019, Baby released a song from the film Queen & Slim titled “Catch the Sun”, which subsequently appeared on My Turn.
On January 10, 2020, Lil Baby released the second single, “Sum 2 Prove”, for his album, and it reached number 16 on the Hot 100. The album, My Turn, was released on February 28, 2020, and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. It features guest appearances from Gunna, 42 Dugg, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Moneybagg Yo, Young Thug and Rylo Rodriguez.
My Turn produced 12 songs that appeared the Billboard Hot 100 chart, giving him a career total of 47 songs on the chart, tying him with Prince and Paul McCartney. Following the release of the album’s deluxe version on May 1, My Turn returned to the top spot on the Billboard 200.
On June 12, 2020, Lil Baby released the political track “The Bigger Picture”, amid the George Floyd protests. The song also debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Lil Baby’s highest-charting song as a lead artist. His song “We Paid” featuring 42 Dugg from the My Turn deluxe also peaked in the top 10 of the Hot 100.
In July 2020, Lil Baby was featured on Pop Smoke’s “For the Night”, from his posthumous debut album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon. The track reached number six on the Hot 100.
In September 2020, My Turn became the first album of the year to be certified double platinum by the RIAA. “The Bigger Picture” received two nominations at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards: Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.
In September 2021, Lil Baby was featured on the song “Girls Want Girls” from Drake’s sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy. The song also debuted and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, tying their previous collaboration “Wants and Needs” as Baby’s highest-charting song overall.
On February 4, 2022, “Do We Have a Problem?” – a collaboration with Nicki Minaj– was released, along with a music video starring the two. On March 2, 2022, Lil Baby was announced as one of the headliners for J. Cole’s Dreamville 2022 Music Festival.
Lil Baby is the subject of the documentary film Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby, directed by Karam Gill, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 11, 2022.
Lil Baby has received one Grammy Award, and one BET Award. He was crowned as the biggest all-genre Artist of the Year at the Apple Music Awards 2020.