Australian breakout star The Kid Laroi has emerged out of nowhere over the past year. The 18-year-old singer was previously known as a friend of the late rapper Juice Wright, and continues to make a name for himself with his hit songs.
The Kid Laroi took to the scene with his hit song ‘Stay’
The Kid Laroi first started releasing music in 2018, but it wasn’t until 2020 that the young artist emerged on people’s radars. His debut mixtape, f- love, showed that he was much more than a simple singer, with a mix of pop, rap and rock.
He released two more mixtapes, including F- Love 3, which included the chart-topping collaboration hit single “Stay” with Justin Bieber. The song went viral on TikTok – as are many popular songs in this day and age – and propelled the young Australian artist to the top of the charts.
“Even when I feel hopeless and feel like I don’t want to do anything, I must remember that there are many people out there who would love to be in my position, and there are many more. Which I can do right now that I will hate even more,” he added Complex in 2021. “Pretty much, it’s my dream. I’m living my dream, and that’s what I’ve always wanted to do. I’ll always remember that, and be grateful for that.”
Kid Laroi is the youngest Australian to have a number one hit
Since its July 2021 release, “Stay” has proven it has major staying power (no pun intended). This is the lead single from his mixtape. F- Love 3: Over You, and his first major single with him as the lead artist.
The song debuted at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, eventually climbing to the number one spot. According to BoardWith her first number-one hit at the age of just 17, Laroi became the youngest Australian solo artist in history to top the Hot 100; The last Australian single to achieve this feat was male singer Rick Springfield with the 1981 hit “Jessie’s Girl”.
“I just make music and I put it out there, and that’s good enough for me,” he told Complex. “I support my family. This is how I measure success: the fact that I am able to take care of my family. As long as I am able to support my family and keep everyone happy, I It doesn’t say what number it is on any chart.”
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The Kid Laroi Insists He’s A Rapper
Even though “Stay” is a pop-leaning song, Laroi has said in the past that he considers himself a rapper, with several hip-hop-leaning tracks. f- love trilogy but he also said that people don’t care to fit into the sounds that people consider to be rap.
“Honestly, I don’t give af- [about haters],” he said earnestly. “I just do what feels right to me, and I do what comes to me. Same thing with the chart thing; That extra s- for you all. Not for me. I make music, I put it out there. “