Lil Uzi Vert

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Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Uzi Vert at the Day N Night festival in 2018
Symere Bysil Woods[source?]

(1995-07-31) July 31, 1995 (age 28)
Other names
  • Sealab Vertical
  • Renji
  • Baby Pluto
  • Uzi Vert
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2012–present
PartnerJT (2019–present)
AwardsFull list
Musical career

Symere Bysil Woods (born July 31, 1995), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert is an American rapper and singer. They are characterized by their facial tattoos, facial piercings, eccentric hairstyles and androgynous fashion,[1] imagery built on a melodic emo approach to trap.[2]

Career[change | change source]

Woods first received attention after releasing the single, Money Longer. It peaked at number 92 on Billboard Hot 100.[3] Since then, they have continued to release projects such as Luv Is Rage, Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World, The Perfect Luv Tape, and Luv Is Rage 2. Four of their songs from these projects have reached the Billboard Hot 100.[4] Their album Luv is Rage 2 debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. They were featured on the number one charting single Bad and Boujee by rap trio Migos.[5]

Personal life[change | change source]

Woods was in a relationship with fashion designer Brittany Byrd from 2014 to 2017. Byrd moved from California to attend the Parsons School of Design, where she was studying when she met Woods. On June 26, 2017, Woods and Byrd broke up. Woods introduced it with a song titled "Stole Your Luv".

Woods has been in a relationship with JT of the hip hop duo City Girls since 2019.[6]

In July 2022, Woods changed their pronouns from "he/him" to "they/them" on Instagram.[7][8] It was later confirmed by their spokesperson in a statement to Pitchfork.[9]

Discography[change | change source]

  • Purple Thoughtz EP, Part 1 (2014)
  • The Real Uzi (2014)
  • Luv Is Rage (2015)
  • Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World (2016)
  • The Perfect Luv Tape (2016)
  • 1017 vs the World (with Gucci Mane) (2016)
  • Luv Is Rage 1.5 (2017)
  • Luv Is Rage 2 (2017)
  • Eternal Atake (2020)
  • Eternal Atake (Deluxe) (2020)
  • Pluto x Baby Pluto (featuring Future) (2020)
  • Red & White (2022)
  • Pink Tape (2023)

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Grammy Awards[change | change source]

Year Award Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2018 Grammy Awards Themself Best New Artist Nominated [10]
"Bad and Boujee" (with Migos) Best Rap Performance Nominated

References[change | change source]

  1. Nnadi, Chioma (July 18, 2019). "This Was the Decade That Hip-Hop Style Got Femme". Vogue. Archived from the original on May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  2. "Lil Uzi Vert". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 16, 2020. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  3. "Music: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  4. "Lil Uzi Vert Chart History - Billboard". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  5. "Migos Chart History - Billboard". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  6. Eustice, Kyle (December 5, 2021). "Lil Uzi Vert Blesses City Girls' JT With Over $350K In Gifts For Her Birthday". HipHopDX.
  7. Robinson, Ellie (July 18, 2022). "Lil Uzi Vert now goes by they/them pronouns". NME. Retrieved July 18, 2022.
  8. Daw, Stephen (July 18, 2022). "Lil Uzi Vert Quietly Updates Pronouns to 'They/Them' on Instagram". Billboard. Retrieved July 21, 2021.
  9. Bloom, Madison; Minsker, Evan (July 19, 2022). "Lil Uzi Vert's Pronouns Are They/Them". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  10. "Lil Uzi Vert". Archived from the original on April 6, 2019. Retrieved December 1, 2017.