Dababy, Jonathan Lyndale Kirk born December 22, 1991, better known as DaBaby (formerly known as Baby Jesus), is an American rapper and songwriter from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is best known for his single “Suge”, the lead single off his debut studio album, Baby on Baby (2019). “Suge” became a commercial success and peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100.
Along with the success of the single, Baby on Baby peaked at number 7 on the Billboard 200. He released his second studio album, Kirk months later. It debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, becoming his first album to top the chart.
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Jonathan Lyndale Kirk was born on December 21, 1991, in Cleveland, Ohio. However, he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1999, where he would spend most of his early years. He attended and graduated from Vance High School in 2010.
In 2015, DaBaby, known as Baby Jesus at the time, started off his music career by releasing Nonfiction, his debut mixtape. He later followed this up with his God’s Work mixtape series, Baby Talk mixtape series, Billion Dollar Baby, and Back on My Baby Jesus Sh*t.
On March 1, 2019, Kirk’s debut studio album Baby on Baby, was released via Interscope Records. He is also signed to South Coast Music Group and has a joint contract with both labels. The thirteen-track project features guest appearances from Offset, Rich Homie Quan, Rich the Kid and Stunna 4 Vegas. Baby on Baby debuted at number 25 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the US. Kirk’s song “Suge”, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 87 on the chart dated April 13, 2019, and later reached the top 10, on the chart dated June 8, 2019. DaBaby was featured on the cover of XXL Freshman Class of 2019.
In August 2019, he announced that his second album would be titled Kirk, a tribute to his last name. It was released on September 27, and debuted atop the US Billboard 200. Its sole single, “Intro”, was also successful, peaking at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Around that time, DaBaby also made notable appearances on singles such as Post Malone’s “Enemies”, which peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, and on the remixes to Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts”, and Lil Nas X’s “Panini”, released August 23 and September 13, 2019, respectively. On October 24, he made a cameo appearance in the music video for Rich Dunk’s breakthrough single “High School”.
Kirk was involved in an incident in Huntersville, North Carolina where a 19-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and died soon after. Kirk confirmed his involvement in the shooting and said “he acted in self defense”. However, the charge was dropped in March 2019, and Kirk pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon, a misdemeanor.
1. Baby on Baby (2019)
2. Kirk (2019)