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YNW Melly Biography
Jamell American rapper and musician Maurice Demons, also known professionally as YNW Melly (short for Young Nigga World Melly), was born on May 1, 1999.
His tracks “Murder on My Mind,” “Mixed Personalities” (with Kanye West), “Suicidal” (featuring Juice Wrld), and “223’s” are the ones that are most well-known (featuring 9lokkNine).
The first song is regarded as his breakthrough, and it helped him gain further notoriety after he was accused of double murdering two other rappers from the “YNW” group.
Melly vs. Melvin, his debut album, was released in November 2019 and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard 200.
He was detained in February 2019 and charged with two charges of premeditated first-degree murder; if found guilty, he would get a life sentence without the possibility of release.
He is also a suspect in the 2017 slaying of a Gifford sheriff’s deputy. Demons entered a not guilty plea to the charges of two murders in March 2019 and is currently in the waiting period for trial.
YNW Melly Early Life
Jamell Demons was born on May 1, 1999, and grew up in Gifford, Florida. He was raised by his single mother, Jamie Demons-King, and does not know who his father is. Another rapper, Donte “Tha Gift” Taylor, claims to be YNW Melly’s father.
Demons-King was 14 years old when she became pregnant with him, giving birth to him in ninth grade. Later moving to a poorer part of Gifford, his mother struggled to pay for housing and necessaries.
Demons joined the Bloods gang at a young age. He started posting his songs on SoundCloud when he was 15.
In late 2015, Demons was arrested for shooting at a group of students near Vero Beach High School.
He was subsequently convicted of aggravated battery, discharging a firearm in public, and two counts of aggravated assault, for which he served several months in prison.
Jamell Demons Career
In 2016, Jamell Demons changed his stage name to YNW Melly. Hip-hop group YNW, which stands for “Young Nigga World” or “Young New Wave,” consisted of Demons, Christopher “YNW Juvy” Thomas Jr., Anthony “YNW Sakchaser” Williams, and Cortlen “YNW Bortlen” Henry.
Demons released his debut EP, Collect Call, in late 2017 while he was still a prisoner. It featured Lil B and John Wicks among other well-known musicians.
The singles “Virtual (Blue Balenciagas),” “Melly the Menace,” and “Slang That Iron” were all released by him in 2018. “4 Real,” “Butter Pecan,” and “Medium Fries” are some further singles.
As of January 2019, the corresponding music videos had 26 million, 16 million, and 11 million views on YouTube.
Demons released his debut mixtape, I Am You, in August 2018. On January 10, 2019, it debuted at number 192 on the Billboard 200.
Demons released We All Shine, his second commercial mixtape with 16 tracks, on January 18, 2019, while he was jailed.
Kanye West and Fredo Bang both contributed to the project. Along with the album, a music video for West’s “Mixed Personalities” starring Lyrical Lemonade and Cole Bennett was made.
Demons had over 200 million Spotify streams and over 10 million monthly listeners as of March 2019.
“Murder on My Mind,” which was first made available as a single before being included on I Am You, was his most streamed song.
Melly vs. Melvin, Jamell Demons’ first studio album, was released on November 22, 2019.
It was his highest-charting album, peaking at number eight on the Billboard 200. The single “223’s” from the album reached at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The second song from Melly vs. Melvin was “Suicidal,” which Demons remixed and released on March 13, 2020.
Juice Wrld, a late American rapper and singer, contributed to the remix, making it his third legitimate posthumous appearance. The song became Melly’s second top 20 entry after reaching its Hot 100 peak at number 20.
Melly enlisted fellow Florida musician Kodak Black for the release of “Thugged Out” on March 5, 2021, after a year of silence from music releases and continued litigation in his ongoing murder prosecution.
Other famous hits, including “Pieces” with Queen Naija and “Bestfriend 4L” with Lil Tjay, came after this.
The singles preceding Melly’s second studio album, Just a Matter of Slime, including Melly vs. Melvin, were released while he was behind bars and were put together with previously recorded vocals.
Jamell Demons informed his followers on Twitter on April 2, 2020, that he has tested positive for COVID-19 through management.
As 6ix9ine was released from prison owing to asthma and bronchitis, he was in the process of attempting to obtain an early release from prison due to health issues. His appeal was turned down on April 14.
YNW Melly Net Worth
YNW Melly is an American rapper and singer. He has an estimated net worth of $500,000.