Artist of the Week: Yung Bleu

The 'Love Scars' star moves up the ranks both in music charts and among the rookies in the rap game as he scores his first top 10 single with his Drake collaboration.

AceShowbiz - Yung Bleu has been steadily climbing the chart since being signed to Boosie Badazz's label. Following his breakout single "Miss It", he reached a new high with his recent offering "You're Mines Still" as the track broke into the top 10 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

In it, the Alabama rapper continued to do what he did best, alternating between rap and R&B. A confession of a guy who refused to move on from a toxic relationship, the song caught Drake's attention and the Canadian star quickly jumped on the remix version.

While Drizzy was keen to add his verses to the song, the collaboration almost did not happen after Bleu missed the superstar's call. "I was so mad. I really thought it was over. I ended up texting him the next day and talking about it. But he was mad cool. Drake is a real genuine dude. He really doesn't care how big you are. If he f**ks with it, he f**ks with it," Bleu told Complex.

Taken from 26-year-old Bleu's mini album "Love Scars: The 5 Stages of Emotions", the track additionally peaked at No. 19 on Billboard Hot 100 and reached No. 5 on Mediabase rhythmic and urban radio charts. It also climbed five spots to the eleventh position on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

As he showed his potential as a hitmaker, he moved up the ranks among newbies in the rap game. He has been named 2021's artist to watch by influential magazines like PEOPLE and Billboard. Following his collaboration with Drake, he also has been getting a lot of offers from big stars in the industry.

The artist, who teamed up with the likes of Lil Durk, YFN Lucci, Wiz Khalifa, and Kevin Gates in the past, opened up, "My DMs have been so crazy that I haven't even had a chance to go through all of them. But I do have big follow-up work after this though. After this song, there's another with a big artist."

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