Some people gain fame and become famous at a young age. YNW Melly is one such person who got famous when he was just 15 years old for his rap songs. The American singer, rapper, and songwriter got hugely popular when releasing his hit song ‘Murder on My Mind.’ This song took him to the heights of success.
As of 2023, YNW Melly's net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
|Jamell Maurice Demons
|Source(s) of Fame
|Rapper, Singer, Songwriter
|Date of Birth
|May 1, 1999
|Place of Birth
|Gifford, Florida, United States
YNW Melly was born Jamell Maurice Demons on May 1, 1999, in the Florida state of the US. YNW Melly hasn’t disclosed much about his childhood. One of the things he recalls during his growing up is riding on the back of his pet dog.
YNW Melly did not even know his birth father’s name and was raised by his single mother, Jamie Demons-King. Melly was born when her mother was in 9th grade and aged 14 years. Melly lived with his mother and grandmother during his growing age, and then they had trouble financing their needs.
Unfortunately, Melly was engaged in illegal activities when he was young and was sent to prison several times for his part in criminal activities. He completed his education while in prison and graduated with GED.
He changed his name and adopted the stage name YNW Melly in 2016. He released his first song while in jail at 15 on SoundCloud.
YNW Melly started singing while in prison and released his first song on SoundCloud at 15. YNW Melly started his official music career in 2017 when he released his first extended project play named ‘Collect Call.’ He collaborated with significant artists in this play, including John Wicks and Lil B.
The following year, Melly released several singles to add to the appreciation and applause of his fans. These singles include ‘Slang That Iron,’ ‘Melly the Menace,’ etc. These singles brought in millions of fans and massive fame for YNW.
Melly released his debut mixtape titled ‘I Am You’ during the same year. This song was included in January 2019 Billboard 200. He dropped another mixtape containing 16 songs the same year titled ‘We All Shine.’ He included other famous rappers in this mixtape, such as Fredo Bang and Kanye West.
Melly released another hit album in March 2019 named ‘Murder on My Mind.’ This again peaked on the Billboard Hot 100. The debut studio album on YNW Melly was a superhit, and it came at 8th position on the Billboard 200.
It is reported that YNW Melly is still single, but he does not disclose much about his personal life.
But his criminal activities are renowned in music and music fans. He has been involved in illegal drugs and possession of weapons. He was thus arrested on June 30, 2018.
In February 2019, Melly was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. In 2019, YNW Melly was declared not guilty of murder charges.
YNW Melly is one of the top people in the music industry who has millions of fans on his social media accounts. He has about 3.8 million followers on Instagram. His videos get a significant appreciation on YouTube, and he has about 6.01M subscribers on YouTube. Furthermore, 391.9K people follow her on Twitter, and 2.2M are her fans on Facebook.
He has become famous and renowned worldwide for his hit rap songs. But, he still has much to achieve in the music industry. But his career has always been affected by his involvement in criminal activities and gangs. Being in prison and involved in illegal activities can ruin the career and future of a young lad. He has a net worth of $2 million.