Rapper Lil Yachty - born Miles McCollum in Mableton, Georgia on August 23, 1997 - started his career in 2015 after moving to New York City. Shortly after his relocation, a comedy clip that used his song "One Night" went viral and his reputation began to grow through social media. As well as releasing mixtapes, he also pursued a modeling career working with rapper and fashion designer Kanye West. Lil Yachty's debut album Teenage Emotions was released in 2017 and contained a somewhat chaotic selection of 21 tracks, each using a different producer. McCollum's rap style falls outside hardcore rap conventions and presents a catchier, pop-orientated style to the record-buying public using samples from sources such as Charlie Brown, Mario Bros., and even the theme from the children's television show Rugrats. Later that year, Lil Yachty kicked off his Birthday Mix EP series, followed by the albums Lil Boat 2 and Nuthin' to Prove in 2018. Featuring cameos by Drake, Lil Keed, Young Thug, and Future, among others, his fourth studio album Lil Boat 3 saw the light in 2020, with a deluxe edition titled Lil Boat 3.5 hitting retail a few months later. Michigan Boy Boat, Lil Yachty's tribute to the Detroit rap scene, appeared in 2021. Eight years into his rapping career, Lil Yachty scored his biggest hit on the pop charts after "One Night" with the infectious "Poland," which went viral on social media and reached Number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2023, Lil Yachty released the album Let’s Start Here, which was an experimental musical detour that embraced psychedelic music. The album featured production from SadPony, Patrick Wimberly, Jam City, Magdalena Bay, Baby K, and others. Lil Yachty has been nominated for many awards over the course of his career including nods from the Grammy Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, the MTV Europe Music Awards, and others.