The Kid LAROI looks set hit #1 in Australia next week, receives praise from Elton John

The Kid LAROI

Kamilaroi rapper THE KID LAROI looks set to take out the #1 spot on the Australian album charts next week, which would make him the youngest ever solo artist to do so. As our friends at Pilerats pointed out, his latest mixtape, F*CK LOVE (SAVAGE), is currently sitting at #2 on the chart and was only just pipped at the post this week by an album from children’s TV show, Bluey, so if things continue to grow as we have seen since the mixtape’s release back in July 2020, we might see the 17 year old reach the number one spot very soon indeed.

This achievement would be the latest in long line of them from the hip hop sensation who has gone from strength to strength since we featured him back in 2018 and named him one to watch in 2019. He’s currently the 77th most listened to artist in the world on Spotify, was nominated for an ARIA, is in the top 20 for albums in both the US and the UK, and has two top ten singles in Australia. He had two songs feature in the 2020 Hottest 100 on triple j (“SO DONE” and “GO” ft. Juice WRLD), and has over 27 million listeners on Spotify alone.

The rapper even received praise recently from Elton John, who put it best when he said to The Kid LAROI, “You’re already huge, but I hope you realise what’s gonna happen to you in 2021.”

“You’re gonna be one of the biggest artists in the whole wide world.”

So, with the best still to come and the rapper confirming he’s been working on more new music, it’s all systems go for The Kid LAROI and only up from here!

Words by Emma Jones

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