Not So Lil Anymore: Lil Xan, Lil Skies & More Breakout Lils
In 2017, 28 “Lil” artists entered the Billboard Hot 100 -- up from nine in 2016 -- with Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Yachty leading the way. Of the newer crop, these four charted highest in the last six months.
BIG SPLASH The Redlands, Calif., native’s debut single, “Betrayed,” hit No. 67 on the Hot 100.
FAST FACT At 18, he got his mother’s name tattooed on his face.
NEXT UP Now 21, the MC cut Xanax out of his life and announced he intends to go by Lil Diego.
BIG SPLASH “Gucci Gang,” off his 2017 debut self-titled mixtape, hit No. 3 on the Hot 100.
FAST FACT The 17-year-old from Miami spent $350,000 on chains for his crew.
NEXT UPGucci Mane and DJ Khaled want to sign him, if he successfully voids his Warner Bros. deal.
BIG SPLASH The Atlantan’s “My Dawg” reached No. 71 on the Hot 100.
FAST FACT Baby, 22, started rapping last February -- and released three mixtapes in 2017.
NEXT UP The Quality Control rapper will join PnB Rock on his Catch These Vibes Tour.
BIG SPLASH The 19-year-old has two hits on the Hot 100: “Nowadays” and “Red Roses.”
FAST FACT He got his stage name from his father, also a rapper, who performs as Skies.
NEXT UP The rural Pennsylvania native will set out on his first countrywide tour in March.