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Jamell Maurice Demons or known as YNW Melly short for Young Nigga World Melly was born on May 1, 1999. He is an American rapper and singer who is famously recognized for his hit songs “Murder on My Mind” and “Mixed Personalities,” which featured Kanye West.
What’s great about this young artist is that his debut album Melly vs. Melvin peaked at number 8 on the Billboard 200 in November 2019.
However, his booming career was stopped because he was arrested and charged with two counts of premeditated murder. In March 2019, he pleaded not guilty to the case against him which is double-murder charges. His reported accumulated net worth is around $100 thousand.
YNW Melly Wiki/Bio
Jamell Demons, well-known as YNW Melly, grew up in Gifford, Florida. Melly was raised by her single mother, Jaime Demons-King.
His mother, Jaime, was in ninth grade and only fourteen years old when she became pregnant with Jamell. They moved to the poorer side of Gifford when he was a child since her mother could not pay for housing and basic necessities.
At a very young age, Jamell Demons joined the Blood gang. When he was around 15 years old, he started posting and including his songs on SoundCloud.
2015 when unfortunate things happened to him as he was arrested for shooting a group of students near Vero Beach High School. In addition, he was imprisoned for several months because he was convicted of aggravated battery, discharging a firearm in public, and two counts of aggravated assault.
Despite all the things that are happening to him, he continues to make music and involves himself in the music industry.
|Full Name/Real Name||Jamell Maurice Demons|
|Nickname/Stage Name||YNW Melly|
|Birthday||May 1, 1999|
|Birth Place||Florida, United States|
|Net Worth||$100 thousand|
|Age (How Old)||24|
|Height||5 ft 2 in|
|Currently Live In||United States|
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Family & Relationships
At a young age, Jamie Demons-King, the mother of rapper YNW Melly became pregnant to him and doesn’t know who the father really is. Moving to the poorer side of Gifford, her mother didn’t know how to move forward and sustain their life.
With that, Melly was very thankful and grateful for her mom. In one of the interviews he made, he clearly said that he owes his life to his mom because of the pain and sacrifices she made for their family.
YNW Melly has a little brother named YNW Bslime who happened to be a hip hop rapper also.
One fun fact, their mother, Jaimie, before becoming their manager had worked first as a nurse staff who caters to the ICU ward.
At this very moment, Melly is still imprisoned at the Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale, Florida due to the still pending cases and charges he is facing. The actual date of his court appearances is still unconfirmed but some reports are saying that it will be moved next year 2024.
YNW’s ex-girlfriend is Mariah Hamilton. According to several reports, Hamilton will sit for a deposition for the rapper’s double murder trial. Melly, according to the police reports, is believed to have called his ex for the murder of his friends Chris Thomas and Anthony Williams.
|Mother Name||Jamie Demons-King|
|Brother Name||YNW Bslime|
Jamel Maurice Demons, recognized as YNW Melly has a height of 157 cm which is 5 feet and 2 inches. His height complimented his weight of 59 kg.
In terms of his facial features, his hair and eyes have the same color which is black. In addition, he is a black American native who believes he is good at music because of his roots.
Melly’s casual and usual outfits are a mix of streetwear and urban fashion elements which reflect his personal style that is associated with the hip-hop culture.
As an artist and public figure, his physique is not only a superficial aspect but also a part of his aura that captivates his audience and fans.
Between 2016 and 2018, the rapper YNW Melly whose real name Jamell Demons gained popularity as part of the hip-hop collective YNW. While in prison in 2017, he released his first EP called “Collect Call,” featuring famous artists like Lil B and John Wicks.
He released singles in 2018 like “Virtual (Blue Balenciagas),” “Melly the Menace,” and “Slang That Iron,” which were accompanied by music videos that gained millions of views.
Melly dropped his debut mixtape in August 2018 “I Am You,” which fortunately successfully entered the Billboard 200 chart at number 192 in early 2019. From 2019 to 2021, even while incarcerated, he continued to release music and achieve success.
What he is very proud of is his second mixtape “We All Shine” which came out in January 2019, with collaborations with famous stars including Kanye West and Fredo Bang. The music video for the song “Mixed Personalities” featuring Kanye West was a notable release.
Despite his legal battles and charges, YNW Melly’s music continued to reach audiences and gain popularity. His debut studio album “Melly vs. Melvin” was successfully released in November 2019 and luckily reached number eight on the Billboard 200 chart.
In 2020, he released a remix of “Suicidal” featuring Juice Wrld, which became his second top 20 entry on the Billboard Hot 100.
Despite facing murder charges in 2021, he continued to release music. He collaborated with artists like Kodak Black, Queen Naija, and Lil Tjay on singles like “Thugged Out,” “Pieces,” and “Bestfriend 4L.”
Net Worth Summary
YNW Melly is a popular American rapper, singer, and songwriter who has a net worth of $100 thousand. Because of the unfortunate things that are happening to him right now, he cannot continue to earn money from music.
Since he is facing complaints and charges such as the double murder of two members of the YNW hip hop collective, his net worth remains low.
Still, he released his debut album Melly vs. Melvin in 2019. This became a hit and reached the third spot on the US R&B or Hip Hop chart while eighth on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
YNW Melly’s “I Am You” in the Year 2018 has reached twelve spots in the same category and reached a twentieth spot on the Top 200 Billboard chart.
Despite facing challenges, he doesn’t stop writing and composing songs even when he is in jail.