Dominique Armani Jones  born December 3, , known professionally as Lil Baby , is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Atlanta , Georgia. He rose to mainstream fame in following the release of his mixtape Perfect Timing and is one of the most prominent figures in the trap music scene.
He went on to release two more mixtapes in , Drip Harder and Street Gossip , the former containing his most popular song " Drip Too Hard " which peaked at 4 on the Billboard Hot , and the latter peaking at number two on the US Billboard Lil Baby's second album, My Turn , peaked at number one on the Billboard In June , he released the single " The Bigger Picture ", which peaked at number 3 on the Hot and became the highest charting song of his career.
Dominique Jones was born in Atlanta , Georgia. While he was not struggling academically, Jones would repeatedly get in trouble, resulting in him dropping out of high school in the ninth grade. In early , he was charged for possession with intent to sell among other charges. His original lawyer urged him to take a 2-year plea deal, but Jones refused, and acquired a new lawyer. This new lawyer placed Jones in a special program that would only hold him for a year. After, Jones' sentencing was replaced with the original 2-year deal.
Later in , he had a charge of possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. In , he was arrested again and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell among other things. Shortly after his release from prison, Jones released his mixtape Perfect Timing , with features from Young Thug, Lil Yachty, and others.
He released his second mixtape entitled Harder Than Hard on July 18, This mixtape did not create as big an impact as two former tapes, but still garnered some attention.
Jones finally started to break through to the masses with his December mixtape Too Hard , led by his hit single "Freestyle", which was released as a music video on November 5 to promote the upcoming mixtape. Through the success of the single, Jones attracted much attention towards his mixtape.
When the mixtape finally dropped it featured the single "All of a Sudden" with featuring rapper and friend Moneybagg Yo. After he had released Harder Than Ever , he released his collaborative mixtape Drip Harder with fellow rapper and close friend, Gunna on October 5, The mixtape had several hits and bumped Baby's popularity up. The song received acclaim from music critics and peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Hot On January 10, , Baby released the second single, " Sum 2 Prove ", for his album, and it reached number 16 on the Hot After the commercial success of Baby's album My Turn , 12 songs off of the album reached the Billboard Hot chart, which gave him a career total of 47 songs on the chart, putting him at a tie with Prince and Paul McCartney.
The song was of a different caliber from his usual releases as it was a song "full of message" that addressed a broad issue related to the George Floyd and Black Lives Matter Protests of , and resonated with many people, African American and Caucasian. The song also debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot , becoming Lil Baby's highest-charting song. The track reached number 6 on the Hot Sometime in Jones started dating Jayda Cheaves, and on February 18, , they had a child together.
During Lil Baby's concert in Birmingham , on March 8, , gun fire popped off the side of the stage, which had Baby and much of the audience running for safety. A Twitter video surfaced that showed the incident, where two men entered the stage and appeared to be looking for a way out. Almost immediately after their entering, gun shots were heard.
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