Number of songs: 3 | Total weeks on charts: 32 Appearing in a total number of: 9 charts | Total period running: 68 days
Jamell Maurice Demons (born May 1, 1999), known professionally as YNW Melly, is an American rapper from Florida.
Demons was born on May 1, 1999, in Gifford, Florida. He started posting his songs on SoundCloud when he was 15. He was imprisoned for an extent in 2017 on weapons charges for a shooting he was involved with when aged 16.
In late 2017, while still incarcerated, Demons released his first project, an EP called Collect Call, which contained features from numerous well-known artists, including Lil B and John Wicks. In 2018, he released the singles "Virtual (Blue Balenciagas)", "Melly the Menace", and "Slang That Iron". Other singles include "4 Real", "Butter Pecan", and "Medium Fries". The respective music videos have amassed 26 million, 16 million and 11 million views on YouTube, as of January 2019.
In August 2018, Demons released his debut album I Am You, which later appeared on the Billboard 200 at number 192 on January 10, 2019.
On January 17, 2019, while incarcerated, Demons released We All Shine, his second commercial mixtape, consisting of 16 tracks. The project featured collaborations with Kanye West and Fredo Bang. A music video for "Mixed Personalities" featuring West was released with the album.
As of January 2019, Demons has amassed 3.9 million listeners on streaming service Spotify. His most streamed song is "Murder on My Mind", which was originally released as a single before being added to I Am You.
Demons was arrested on January 3, 2019 in Vero Beach, Florida for possession of marijuana.