New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed breakout superstar DaBaby
to an exclusive global administration deal.
A Charlotte, North Carolina native, DaBaby
is a songwriter/rapper/performer who has become one of the hottest rising sensations in hip-hop today. He is signed to South Coast Music
Group (SCMG) in partnership with Interscope, which along with UMPG is owned by Universal Music
Named Billboard's 'Rookie of the Year,' DaBaby
has seen hundreds of millions of streams across his viral songs. RIAA double Platinum-certified "Suge" has earned 248 million streams and counting, spent more than 11 weeks on the Hot 100 Singles Chart and hit No. 1 on Urban and Rhythmic radio. Other major hits include "Baby Sitter" ft. Offset
(90 million streams), "Goin Baby" (90 million), "BOP" (50 million), "Vibez
" (47 million), and "Intro
" (35 million), among others.
On making the announcement, UMPG Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson said: "A talented artist and songwriter, DaBaby
has garnered hundreds of millions of streams and amassed a huge global fanbase. With support from myself, our A&R team and Interscope Records, UMPG's Ari Gelaw developed a close relationship with DaBaby
and South Coast Music
Group to build this exciting partnership. We are looking forward to many great years of success with DaBaby."
Said DaBaby: "I feel great about my decision to join UMPG. I'm looking forward to working with their team and taking my vision to new heights."
After releasing his "Baby On Baby
" mixtape in March 2019, DaBaby
racked up over 1.4 billion streams in the U.S. alone. The 13-track project - which features Offset, Rich Homie Quan
and Rich Tha Kid - debuted at #4 on Apple Music's Top 100, #25 on Billboard 200, and earned DaBaby
a No. 1 slot on Pandora's Trendsetters Chart.
His debut album "Kirk" was released September
2019 and hit No. 1 album in the country. The night of release, the 13-song album took up the top 13 spots on Apple Music's chart. The smash project features star-studded collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, Kevin
Gates, Stunna4Vegas and Migos.
Arnold Taylor, SCMG CEO, said: "We are excited about this joint venture with UMPG and their amazing staff and look forward to breaking new barriers in the TV/Films era!"
Ari Gelaw, UMPG A&R Manager, added: "DaBaby is a multifaceted artist who has the ability to massively impact culture and still maintain an authentic connection with his fans. We are excited to embark on this partnership with DaBaby
& South Coast Music
A popular go-to artist for features, DaBaby
is also featured on songs with Lizzo
", Lil Nas X
", Gucci Mane
"Richer Than Errybody", Post Malone
", YG "Stop Snitchin" & Megan Thee Stallion
DaBaby's projects have a track record for virality. Single/video "Intro
" became the #1 trending video on YouTube with 35 million views to-date. For his latest single, BOP (53 million Spotify plays), his music video "BOP on Broadway (Hip Hop Musical)" saw millions of views within hours of being released.
Boasting a major social and online following, DaBaby
has 17 million monthly listeners on Spotify, 6.8 million Instagram followers, 429,000 Twitter followers and 2.2 million YouTube subscribers.
is currently headlining his own tour and recently appeared on Jimmy Fallon
and The Breakfast Club. You can find more information at www.officialdababy.com.