Lil Yachty Biography

Lil Yachty

Quick Facts Of Lil Yachty

Celebrated Name Lil Yachty
Age 23 Years
Nick Name Lil Boat, Nautica Boat Boy and King Boat
Birth Name Miles Parks McCollum
Birth Date 1997-08-23
Gender Male
Profession Rapper, Singer
Place Of Birth Mableton, Georgia, USA
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Horoscope Virgo
Religion Christianity
Father Shannon McCollum
Mother Lily McCollum
Sisters Nina McCollum
Education Alabama State University
Marital Status Unmarried
Body Build/Type Average
Height 1.8m (5 feet and 9 inches)
Weight 70kg (154 lbs.)
Body Measurement 42-30-35 inches
Bicep Size 14.5 inches
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $8 million (estimated)
Endorsment Adidas, Christian Dior, EA Sports, Icebox Jewelry, Nautica, Sprite, Urban Outfitter, Target, and Puma
Genre Hip hop, Trap pop-rap, mumble rap
Favorite Actor Will Smith
Favorite Actress Jennifer Lawrence
Favorite Food Chinese Dishes
Hobbies Traveling & Singing Songs
Favorite Color Pink & Brown

Lil Yachty is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his singles "One Night" and "Minnesota". He is also known for his mixtapes "Summer Songs 2" and "Lil Boat". He has earned a Grammy nomination under the category of Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for 'Broccoli' and two MTV Video Music Awards nomination for 'Broccoli' under the category of 'Best Hip Hop Video' and Best Collaboration'.

On September 21, 2020, Rapper Lil Yachty arrested for driving over 150 mph on an Atlanta highway. Then, he was taken to the Atlanta City Jail and charged with reckless driving and speeding. 

He has a huge fan following on social media sites with over 9.8m followers on Instagram @lilyachty and over 5.1m followers on Twitter @lilyachty.

What is Lil Yachty famous for?

  • Famous for his singles "One Night" and "Minnesota".

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Where was Lil Yachty born?

Lil Yachty was born on August 23, 1997, in Mableton, Georgia, in the USA. His birth name is Miles Parks McCollum. He is also known as Lil Boat, Nautica Boat Boy, and King Boat. He was born to father, Shannon McCollum who is a professional photographer, and mother, Lily McCollum. He has a sister named Nina.

He holds an American nationality and belongs to Afro-American nationality. His zodiac sign is Virgo. His religion is Christianity. 

Regarding his education, he attended a high school in his hometown where being teased, bullied, and harassed were his part of routine life. In 2015, he enrolled at Alabama State University but he dropped out fro there just after two months.

Lil Yachty albums

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Lil Yachty Career Highlights

  • Initially, Lil Yachty used to work at a McDonald’s restaurant. In 2015, he adopted the stage name "Yachty" and moved to New York City to pursue his music career in 2015.
  • He rose to prominence after his song 'One Night' went viral in December 2015.
  • In February 2016,  he debuted as a model in Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 fashion line at Madison Square Garden.
  • On March 9, 2016, he released his debut mixtape, 'Lil Boat' which received positive reviews.
  • In April 2016, Yachty collaborated with DRAM on the hit song "Broccoli", which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • In May 2016, he featured on Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book mixtape.
  • On June 10, 2016, he announced he had signed a joint venture record deal with Quality Control Music, Capitol Records, and Motown Records.
  • He released his second mixtape, 'Summer Songs 2' in July 2016.
  • In December 2016, he was featured on the hip hop single "iSpy" by Kyle.
  • He was featured in Tee Grizzley's single "From the D to the A" which released in March 2017.
  • On May 26, 2017, Lil Yachty released his debut studio album, 'Teenage Emotions' which featured guest appearances from Migos, Diplo, Evander Griiim, Grace, Stefflon Don, and YG, among others.

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  • He featured in a remix of "With My Team" by Creek Boyz which released December 15, 2017.
  • On March 9, 2018, he released his second studio album, 'Lil Boat 2'. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, it performed well commercially, debuting at number two on the US Billboard 200, with 64,000 album-equivalent units.
  • He was featured on the Ocean Park Standoff single "If You Were Mine" which released on April 27, 2018. 
  • On October 19, 2018, Yachty released his third studio album, Nuthin' 2 Prove which featured guest appearances from Playboi Carti, Lil Baby, Cardi B, Gunna Kevin Gates, and others.
  • On February 28, 2020, he released a collaborative project, 'A-Team' with rappers Lil Keed and Lil Gotit.
  • On March 9, 2020, Yachty released the lead single from Lil Boat 3, titled "Oprah's Bank Account" with features by Drake and DaBaby.
  • He released his fourth studio album, 'Lil Boat 3'  on May 29, 2020.
  • Besides music, he also voiced for the character, Green Lantern in the American animated superhero musical-comedy film, 'Teen Titans Go! To The Movies' in 2018.
  • The same year, he appeared as the beatboxer in the American fantasy-comedy television film, 'Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve'.
  • In March 2019, he appeared in the romantic comedy film, 'Long Shot'. He also appeared as Roger in the TV film, 'How High 2" in that year.

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Lil Yachty Awards and nominations

  • In 2017, he earned a Grammy nomination under the category of Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Broccoli.
  • He also nominated as Best New International Artistat the 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards.
  • He earned an MTV Europe Music Awards nomination under the category of Best video for 'iSpy'.
  • He also achieved three Billboard Music Awards nominations under the category of 'Top Rap Collaboration', 'Top Rap Song', and 'Top Streaming Song' in the year of 2017.
  • He achieved two MTV Video Music Awards nomination for 'Broccoli' under the category of 'Best Hip Hop Video' and Best Collaboration'.

Lil Yachty Personal Life

Lil Yachty is an unmarried man and enjoying his singlehood. Currently, he is focusing on his career rather than making love relationships.

However, previously he was romantically linked with Megan Denise in 2017.

On September 1, 2015, Yatchy was arrested along with a man in connection with credit card fraud at a mall in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He was later released after posting a bail bond of $11,000.

On September 21, 2020, Rapper Lil Yachty arrested for driving over 150 mph on an Atlanta highway. Then, he was taken to the Atlanta City Jail and charged with reckless driving and speeding. 

Lil Yachty Height and Weight

Lil Yachty is a handsome guy with average body build. He stands at a height of 1.8m (5 feet and 9 inches) tall and his body weighs around 70kg (154 lbs.). His body measurements are 42-30-35 inches. His bicep size is 14.5 inches. He has a pair of Dark Brown eyes and his natural hair color is Black. However, he often dyes his hair in various shades of red and pink. He has several tattoos on his body.  His sexual orientation is Straight. 

Lil Yachty Net Worth

Lil Yachty has earned a good amount of money from his singing and rapping career. He also earned an extra amount from his endorsement deal with several brands including Adidas, Christian Dior, EA Sports, Icebox Jewelry, Nautica, Sprite, Urban Outfitter, Target, and Puma. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be $8 million. However, his salary and other assets are not known.