Lil Skies emerged as one of the successful young rappers among others in today’s music world. As a music lover from a very young age, Skies’s repertoire caught the attention of Atlantic Records. He released his first mixtape “Life of a Dark Rose” in January 2017, which peaked at #10 on Billboard 200 chart.
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Early Life & Biography
Born on 4 August 1998, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, to multiracial parents, Skies began writing songs at age four and was introduced to music by his father, Michael Burton Jr., formerly known as Dark Skies.
The family moved to Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, when he was in third grade. When Skies was 11, his father was injured in a workplace chemical explosion at Rust-Oleum plant near Williamsport, Maryland. He graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School in 2016 and briefly attended the Shippensburg University Of Pennsylvania before dropping out and take music as his full-fledged career.
In February 2019, Skies announced he’s expecting his first child with his long time girlfriend. He acknowledged the birth of his son in October 2019 in an Instagram post. It is not confirmed whether he is still in a relationship or they parted their ways.
His parents are divorced for a long time, but he is in touch with them.
Skies cite his own song “Red Roses” as his favorite song. He uses his social media accounts solely to promote his music. He cites Lil Wayne as his biggest musical inspiration.
His body is covered with tattoos, and the first one was marked when he was 16 to honor his friend. The fascinating thing is, he even got his mom’s name “Shelby” tattooed on his face under his right eye along with the other tattoos.
In an interview, he denied the rumors of being a drug addict. He, however, stated that he sometimes smoked marijuana. He tries to avoid drugs after seeing the negative impact on some of his friends and young artists dying due to drug overdose.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 4 August 1998, Lil skies is 22 years old as of today’s date 9th November 2020. His height is 1.75 m tall, and his weight is 71 kg.
In October 2016, he got the opportunity to open for Fetty Wap at Shippensburg University, which gained him a massive fan base online. He was a minor celebrity on ‘YouTube’ and ‘SoundCloud’ by then.
In 2016, he uploaded his second video, ‘Da Sauce, ’ which was a massive hit and gained him a million views. In the same year, Skies released his debut mixtape, ‘Good Grades, Bad Habits 2’.
Later, he released his first mixtape “Alone” in January 2017 as he had already dropped out of college by then. He started working on his debut album, which was to be recorded under the independent label, ‘All We Got.’
In July 2017, he released two songs, “Red Roses,” featuring Landon Cube and “Off the Goop,” featuring Sprite Lee. In December 2017, Skies released another single, ‘Nowadays,’ which fared a lot better on American rap charts. The song ‘Red Roses’ and ‘Nowadays’ debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 list and reached the 55th and 69th spot.
In the following year, he toured with Lil Uzi Vert, and before his mixtape ‘Life of a Dark Rose,’ released, ‘Atlantic Records’ had already established a business deal with him.
The tape was released, and it was an instant hit. The album debuted at 23rd spot on Billboard 200 and received a mixed review from the critics.
On May 4, 2018, he released his music video “Lust,” which peaked at number 87 On Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
On March 1, 2019, his music album “Shelby.”
Awards & Achievements
Lil Skies albums reached the Billboard chart many times:
- “Life Of a Dark Rose” hit 23rd.
- “Nowadays” and “Red Roses” reached at Billboard 200 chart to 85th and 98th
- “I Know You” is certified gold by RIAA.
- “Lust” is certified platinum by RIAA.
Net Worth & Salary of Lil skies in 2020
As of November 2020, Lil Skies net worth is $4 million. There is no particular details about his salary. But his income keeps on growing as he gets increasingly popular in the music world.
Skies make the majority of his money from his album sales. Lil has also created a YouTube channel and has collected over 1.9 million subscribers as of 2019.
He has made thousands of dollars from going on tour as well.
The star is definitely living a luxurious life.
Lil Skies being a young rapper, achieved a huge fan base with his hit albums. He has a charming, cool personality and smooth beats, which turned him into a huge success even though he’s only a part of this music and hip-hop world for a few years.