Artist Information for YNW Melly

YNW Melly Artist Image

Name: YNW Melly

Followers: 10,532,674

Monthly Listeners: 9,565,305

Top Cities:

  • Chicago, US (145,333 listeners)
  • London, GB (126,211 listeners)
  • Sydney, AU (116,297 listeners)
  • Dallas, US (108,186 listeners)
  • Charlotte, US (96,628 listeners)

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Biography:
Florida-based rapper YNW Melly makes raw, emotive rap songs about his turbulent life experiences. After he began releasing tracks during the mid-2010s, he broke through with his debut mixtape, I Am You, in 2018. Coming from the often-dangerous streets of Gifford, Florida, the rapper began his career at a young age. Born Jamell Demons in 1999, he began uploading original songs to SoundCloud when he was just 15, cultivating a style that laced together melodically sung vocals with raw raps about violence, crime, sex, money, and the challenging environment the teen was growing up in. Demons was living the life he portrayed in his music, eventually being incarcerated for a stretch in 2017 on weapons charges for a shooting he was involved with at age 16. Once released from jail, he became more active than ever, issuing multiple singles, videos, and other projects, including tracks like "Murder on My Mind" and "Catching Feelings." The Collect Call EP appeared in 2017 and boasted features from many better-known artists, including Lil B and John Wicks. In 2018, Melly was constantly active, releasing the singles "Melly the Menace," "Virtual," and "Slang That Iron" one after another before issuing the full-length I Am You. He also made a guest appearance on the late-2018 hit "Just Woke Up" by Supreme Patty. In early 2019, Melly released We All Shine, with Kanye West making a guest appearance on the song "Mixed Personalities." In August of that year, he charted with the non-album single "223's," which featured 9lokkNine. During this time, the rapper was also facing significant legal issues. In addition to other lesser charges, Melly was charged in February 2019 with two counts of first-degree murder in connection to the October deaths of his friends and collaborators YNW Juvy and YNW Sakchaser. Melly was incarcerated and awaiting trial when his debut studio album, Melly vs. Melvin, arrived in November 2019. The single "Thugged Out," which featured Kodak Black, appeared in 2021 -- shortly followed by a second studio album, Just a Matter of Slime, which was put together during the rapper's incarceration. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi


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Top 10 Albums

4 Real Album Image 4 Real
Label: YNW
Release Date: 2018-08-24
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
For Real Album Image For Real
Label: YNW Melly
Release Date: 2018-06-17
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
We All Shine Album Image We All Shine
Label: P2019
Release Date: 2019-01-18
Track Count: 16
Total Play Count: 0
Brazy Album Image Brazy
Label: Se Lavi Productions, Inc./Def Jam
Release Date: 2022-04-22
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Slang That Iron Album Image Slang That Iron
Label: YNW Melly
Release Date: 2018-05-18
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Till The End (feat. Skooly) Album Image Till The End (feat. Skooly)
Label: YNW
Release Date: 2018-08-24
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Just A Matter of Slime Album Image Just A Matter of Slime
Label: P2021
Release Date: 2021-08-13
Track Count: 12
Total Play Count: 0
772 Love Pt. 3 (Your Love) [Radio Edit] Album Image 772 Love Pt. 3 (Your Love) [Radio Edit]
Label: Sparta Plus
Release Date: 2024-02-02
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
772 Love Album Image 772 Love
Label: YNW Melly
Release Date: 2017-10-16
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Freddy Krueger (feat. Tee Grizzley) Album Image Freddy Krueger (feat. Tee Grizzley)
Label: 300 Entertainment
Release Date: 2018-11-23
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

Murder on My Mind Track Image Murder on My Mind
Playcount: 1,055,903,121
Duration: 04:29
Murder on My Mind Track Image Murder on My Mind
Playcount: 1,055,903,121
Duration: 04:28
Suicidal Track Image Suicidal
Playcount: 572,617,904
Duration: 03:42
223's (feat. 9lokknine) Track Image 223's (feat. 9lokknine)
Playcount: 484,680,356
Duration: 02:56
223's (feat. 9lokknine) Track Image 223's (feat. 9lokknine)
Playcount: 484,680,356
Duration: 02:56
Mixed Personalities (feat. Kanye West) Track Image Mixed Personalities (feat. Kanye West)
Playcount: 422,864,240
Duration: 03:50
Suicidal (feat. Juice WRLD) - Remix Track Image Suicidal (feat. Juice WRLD) - Remix
Playcount: 413,382,594
Duration: 03:45
Suicidal (feat. Juice WRLD) - Remix Track Image Suicidal (feat. Juice WRLD) - Remix
Playcount: 413,382,594
Duration: 03:45
772 Love Track Image 772 Love
Playcount: 317,492,810
Duration: 03:29
Mama Cry Track Image Mama Cry
Playcount: 296,844,956
Duration: 03:51

Top 10 Collaborating Artists (Tracks)

Ynw4L Artist Image Ynw4L
Collaborations: 21
Fredo Bang Artist Image Fredo Bang
Collaborations: 15
YNW BSlime Artist Image YNW BSlime
Collaborations: 14
Tee Grizzley Artist Image Tee Grizzley
Collaborations: 12
Lil Durk Artist Image Lil Durk
Collaborations: 11
Jit4 Stan Artist Image Jit4 Stan
Collaborations: 7
100k Track Artist Image 100k Track
Collaborations: 6
Hotboii Artist Image Hotboii
Collaborations: 6
Juice WRLD Artist Image Juice WRLD
Collaborations: 5
Lil Uzi Vert Artist Image Lil Uzi Vert
Collaborations: 5