Miles Parks McCollum aka Lil Yachty is an American rapper born on the 23rd of August 1997. Lil Yachty is a singer and a songwriter who got his recognition after the release of his first single “One Night” and “Minnesota” in August of 2015 from his debut EP Summer Songs.
Lil Yachty released his debut mixtape Lil Boat in March 2016. On June 10, 2016, he announced that he had signed a joint venture record deal with Quality Control Music, Capitol Records, and Motown Records.
His mixtapes Lil Boat and Summer Songs 2 got released in 2016 and his debut studio album, Teenage Emotions in 2017. Lil’s second studio album, Lil Boat 2 was released on March 9, 2018.
Lil has worked with profound rappers like ‘D.R.A.M’ and ‘Chance the Rapper’ amongst many others and also sells his songs via his official website.
Lil’s website also offers snippets of his private life as well as updates on upcoming performances, concerts, and tours of Yachty.
Lil Yachty Early Life
Lil Yachty attended school at Pebblebrook Highschool and worked at the same time at McDonald’s. It was at McDonald’s that he hooked up with other aspiring rappers and producers.
He joined the Alabama State University for graduation but dropped out after two months. Right from his growing up years, Yachty was inspired by music which was different and broke the norms.
He was largely influenced by his father who would always share with him all kinds of different music in his early days.
Lil Yachty Career
Miles Parks McCollum adopted the name “Yachty” in 2015 and he subsequently moved from Atlanta to New York, to make it big in life. Whilst in New York, Lil stayed with a friend and looked for ways to enter the music arena.
While there, he networked with online Street fashion personalities and built a decent fan following on Instagram.
He co-worked with Burberry Perry, producer and beatmaker and later his other main collaborator K$upreme and the trio is collectively known as ‘The Sailing Team’ and worked in Lil Yachty’s bedroom studio.
Yachty’s initial success came when Drake’s OVO Sound Radio aired his hit ‘Minnesota’. His rise to stardom came after he released his track ‘1Night’ and posted the video of the track online which soon went viral.
Media limelight got trained on him when the SoundCloud version of his song “One Night” was used in a viral meme video.
Lil’s networking with online street fashion personalities paid off and in February of 2016, Lil modeled for Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 fashion line at Madison Square Garden.
His debut mixtape ‘Lil Boat’ got released in March 2016 and in April of 2016, he collaborated with D.R.A.M. on the hit song “Broccoli”, which peaked at no 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Yachty’s second mixtape “Summer Songs 2” was released in March 2017.
Lil Yachty Net Worth
Lil Yachty’s net worth has been estimated at about $14 million at the start of 2018. Whatfanned the fire of his popularity was his hit track “One Night” which has become his top song.
Lil earns a lot of money with his hit single, and also earns money with his other single tracks like “X Man” “Bring it Back”. Currently, Lil Yachty’s Net Worth stands at $8 million.
Lil Yachty Personal Life
Miles Parks McCollum (Lil Yachty) was born on August 23rd, 1997 in Mableton, Georgia, United States. His father, Shannon McCollum, is a professional photographer and also a celebrity in his own standard.
Yachty has a younger sister, Kodie Shane, who is a singing sensation and features in Yachty’s “The Sailing Team” too. Yachty started working from a young age and even formed with people who are now a part of his music.
Lil Yachty on Social Media
Facebook – 530,000 fans
Instagram –4,700,000+ followers
YouTube – 330,000+ subscribers
Google+ – / followers
Twitter – 3,350,000+ followers
Snapchat – Lil Yachty’s Snapchat username is @lilyachty.
Lil Yachty Best Songs
- 1 Night
- Ice tray
- Peek A Boo
- On Me
- Better (feat. Stefflon Don)
- Forever Young
- Dirty Mouth
- No Hook
- Wanna Be US.
There you have all the details you need to know about LilYachty.