The Kid LAROI: who is the Australian musician and what did he say about Justin Bieber at 2022 Grammy Awards?

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The Kid LAROI was nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammy Awards

The Kid LAROI, whose real name is Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard, is an 18-year-old Australian singer and rapper.

He lives in Los Angeles and is currently dating the 18-year-old TikTok star Katarina Deme.

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How did The Kid LAROI become famous?

LAROI became known through his association with the American rapper Juice Wrld, who passed away in 2019.

LAROI collaborated with Juice Wrld on the track Go, which was released following the rapper’s death and peaked at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The artist’s debut mixtape F*ck Love made it to number one on the ARIA Charts in Australia - LAROI became the youngest artist to achieve this - and on the Billboard 200 in the US.

The album was a hit with the gen z crowd and spawned two deluxe editions featuring the likes of Machine Gun Kelly and Marshmello.

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LAROI has also collaborated with Myley Cyrus on the remix of his track Without You, and with Justin Bieber on Stay.

Stay held the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for seven weeks, and Without You ranked in the top ten.

As well as being a musician, LAROI has become something of a style icon, appearing in magazines such as Flaunt and Wonderland wearing high-end designer labels.

The Kid LAROI with girlfriend TikTok star Katarina Deme The Kid LAROI with girlfriend TikTok star Katarina Deme
The Kid LAROI with girlfriend TikTok star Katarina Deme | Getty Images for The Recording A

What awards has The Kid LAROI won?

The Kid LAROI was named artist of the year at the 2021 National Indigenous Music awards, and won teo ARIA Music Awards for Best Artist and Best Pop Release with Stay.

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He won a Rolling Stone Global Award in 2022 and a People’s Choice Awards for Collaboration of the Year for Stay.

LAROI received his first Grammy nominations for the 2021 awards, which were postponed to April 2022.

He was nominated for Best New Artist and Album of the Year as a featured artist on Justin Bieber’s album Justice.

Good 4 U singer 19-year-old Olivia Rodrigu went on to win the Best New Artist Award and Jon Batiste won Album of the Year for We Are.

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What did The Kid LAROI say about Justin Bieber at the Grammys?

Speaking to Billboard at the Grammys red carpet, LAROI said that he didn’t expect his collaboration with Bieber to be so big.

When asked if another collaboration with the Canadian singer was in the works, LAROI said: “I’m just trying to figure out what the f*** I do now. Yeah sure I would love to do a part two.”

What is The Kid LAROI working on now?

LAROI confirmed that he has shot two music videos which will be released soon once he decides which order to release them in.

He also announced that his album, KIDS ARE GROWING UP, is almost finished. It is expected to be released in May of this year.

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