Everything you need to know about Fireboy DML, from Biography to Networth & Lifestyle, Latest Albums, Songs & Videos, News, and Awards.
Who is Fireboy DML?
Adedamola Adefolahan aka Fireboy DML is a Nigerian singer-songwriter known for his award-winning record, Jealous. Fireboy broke into the Nigerian music industry with his breakthrough single "Jealous'' which appeared first in 2018 on YBNL Nation's collaborative album YBNL Mafia Family and later re-released on the 25th of March 2019 debut album, Laughter, tears and Goosebumps under YBNL records in 2019. and has worked with top artistes such as Olamide, Reminisce, Tiwa Savage and others.
When was Fireboy DML Born?
Adefolahan aka Fireboy DML was born 5 February 1996
How Fireboy DML Begin?
Fireboy DML, like many artistes, started in the church as a choir in the Capital city of Ogun State, Abeokuta. His interest in music developed as a student at Obafemi Awolowo University but his hit single “Jealous” shot him to the limelight. Jealous, produced by Cracker Mallo got the heart of fans who wanted more of the fresh new sound. On the 14th of June 2019, Fireboy released ‘What if I say” produced by Pheelz and on the 1st of August 2019 the talented young star dropped “King” where he expressed his feelings to his love interest.
Fireboy DML's Record Label History?
How many Albums Has Fireboy DML released?
Fireboy has since his stardom released two great Albums; Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps (2019), and Apollo (2020)
2018: Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps
After his breakthrough with"Jealous", on June 14, 2019, Fireboy DML released the romantic single "What If I Say". It was produced by Pheelz, who incorporated a mix of percussion, ambient synth harmonies, and a drum riff into the production. The visuals for "What If I Say" was directed by TG Omori. On August 1, 2019, Fireboy released the Echo the Guru-produced single "King"; in it, he declares his worth to his love interest. The accompanying music video for "King" was directed by TG Omori; it contains images of Fireboy and his love interest in a rose petal embellished Rolls Royce, as well as images of him singing at a fashion show where models walk on a runway with simulated rain.
Fireboy DML released his debut studio album Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps on November 29, 2019. It was initially scheduled for release on November 25, four days prior. The album's music is a brand of R&B that combines love and social issues with empirical songwriting. LTG comprises 13 tracks and doesn't feature any guest artist; it amassed over 6 million streams on Spotify three days after its release. It received generally positive reviews from music critics but was criticized for being labelled as an "Afro-Life" record instead of an R&B album. LTG was supported by the previously released singles "Jealous", "What If I Say" and "King".
Fireboy DML has cited Jon Bellion, Passenger, and Wande Coal as his key contemporary influences.
On the 19th of December 2019, Fireboy performed at The Nativeland’s annual event at Muri Okunola Park where, during his performance of “Party Scatter”, the VIP Lounge segment of the event collapsed, leaving people injured. This event further popularised the record which also gave popularity to the album Laughter, tears and Goosebumps.
On June 22nd 2020, Fireboy released his first single in 2020 ‘New York City Girl’ after a pandemic that kept all creators indoors as everybody did their part to contain the spread of a deadly coronavirus. This was followed by the release of ELI which dropped on the 24th of July and on the 17th of August, Fireboy dropped the tracklist for his sophomore album, ‘Apollo’, a project he eventually released on the 19th of August 2020 featuring top acts like Reminisce, Wande Coal, Olamide and American rapper, d Smoke whom he is presently working on another record with. Speaking to fans on Twitter, Fireboy responded to critics who are making comparisons to both of his projects, stating that he did not make ‘Apollo’ to be better than his debut album Laughter, tears and Goosebumps.
What's Fireboy DML Networth? International Deals?
On the 18th of February 2020, Fireboy DML and his label boss, Olamide, signed an international deal with an American distribution company, Empire Music Group, home to American music veterans such as Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Tyga and many others.
On the 28th of September 2020, EA SPORTS FIFA announced Fireboy’s hit single, Scatter, as one of their official soundtracks on their FIFA ‘21including other artistes such as Sia, Burna boy and many others.
Popular Fireboy DML songs?
"What If I Say" (2019)
- "King" (2019)
"New York City Girl" (2020)
"Go Away" (2020)
Tears, Laughter and Goosebumps (Album)
Fireboy's Artistry & Music Genre?
Fireboy DML describes his sound as "Afro-Life" and said he writes songs that audiences can relate to. Alphonse Pierre of Pitchfork characterized his sound as "slow-groove pop" and said it "tells stories about love with the formulaic structure of a Hallmark Christmas romance".
How many Awards Has Fireboy DML won?
He won Listener's Choice and was nominated for Song of the Year for "Jealous" at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.