London on da Track

London Tyler Holmes[1] (born March 27, 1991), known professionally as London on da Track, is an American record producer, rapper, and songwriter.[2] He is a frequent collaborator of fellow Atlanta rapper Young Thug and has also worked with Birdman, Lil Wayne, Lil Baby, Rich Homie Quan, Gucci Mane, Giggs, Drake, Post Malone, T.I., 21 Savage, 50 Cent, Sfera Ebbasta, Summer Walker and Ariana Grande, among others.[3][4]

London on da Track
London on da Track in 2017
London on da Track in 2017
Background information
Birth nameLondon Tyler Holmes
Also known as
  • RK London
Born (1991-03-27) March 27, 1991 (age 31)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
EducationFull Sail University (no degree)
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2010–present
Labels
Formerly of
Partner(s)Summer Walker (2019–2021)
Children4
Websitewegotlondonondatrack.com

Early lifeEdit

Holmes was born on March 27, 1991 in Memphis, Tennessee, but moved to Atlanta at age 10. He learned to play piano and keyboards during church. After high school, Holmes briefly attended Full Sail University in Florida, although he never graduated.[5]

CareerEdit

London began rapping at the age of sixteen with the group Dem Guyz. The group used to download beats on SoundClick for 99 cents, although most of the beats cost $100 for exclusive rights.[clarification needed] As a way to save money, London drew upon his experience playing piano arrangements in church and began making beats for rappers. With the help of online software he was able to refine his craft. He gained local acclaim when he began producing beats for the Rich Kidz . Soon after, others[who?] began asking for his compositions. Early on in his career, London would give away his beats for free as a means to build connections and garner more publicity. The first song he produced that received radio play was "Pieon" by Rich Kidz. The success of "Pieon" motivated London to continue producing. In 2011, he recorded his first of many collaborations with Young Thug, "Curtains". London continued to give his beats away for free before signing his first label deal with Cash Money Records.[6]

In August 2014, American rapper and Cash Money Records chief executive officer (CEO) Bryan "Birdman" Williams, called London "the best producer in the business, as we speak today".[7] London's frequent collaborator, Atlanta-based rapper Young Thug has stated London is his favorite producer to work with and will go down as "the greatest producer ever".[7] Complex included him on their 2013 list of "25 New Producers To Watch For".[2] In August 2014, three singles, produced by London on da Track, charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, with "Lifestyle" at 16, "About the Money" at 42, and "Hookah" at 85.[3] In 2018, he appeared in Black Ink Crew: Chicago.[8] That same year, he was named to Spotify's Secret Genius Ambassador's list.[9] In 2019, he appeared in Netflix's Rhythm + Flow, as a producer advisor in the finale.[10]

In 2020, London worked with Ariana Grande on a song called "Positions", The song debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming his first chart topper as a composer, lyricist and a producer. The song also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Holmes has 4 children; a daughter with singer Summer Walker born in 2021, as well as another daughter and 2 sons from previous relationships.[12][13]

DiscographyEdit

MixtapesEdit

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

List of singles as lead artist, showing year released
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Bub.
UK
"No Flag"[15]
(featuring 21 Savage, Offset and Nicki Minaj)
2017 Non-album singles
"Whatever You On"[16]
(featuring YG, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign and Young Thug)
"Up Now"[17]
(with Saweetie featuring G-Eazy and Rich the Kid)
2018
"Throw Fits"[18]
(with G-Eazy featuring City Girls and Juvenile)
2019
"Something Real"[19]
(with Summer Walker and Chris Brown)
20
[20]
99
[21]

As featured artistEdit

List of singles as featured artist, showing year released
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[22]
US
R&B/HH

[23]
CAN
[24]
"Cocky"[25]
(A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane and 21 Savage featuring London On Da Track)
2018 83
[26]
Uncle Drew
"Big Boy Diamonds"
(Gucci Mane featuring Kodak Black and London on da Track)
2019 100 49 Woptober II
"Fuckyounoah"[27]
(Noah Cyrus featuring London on da Track)
Non-album single
"Wanna Be"[28]
(French Montana featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR and London On Da Track)
Montana
"Numbers"
(A Boogie wit da Hoodie featuring Roddy Ricch, Gunna, and London On Da Track)
2020 23 12 32 Artist 2.0
"Drop"
(DaBaby featuring A Boogie wit da Hoodie and London Da Track)
71 32 Blame It on Baby

Production discographyEdit

Charting singlesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US R&B/HH US Rap
"Hookah"[30]
(Tyga featuring Young Thug)
2014 85 25 19 Non-album single
"About the Money"[31]
(T.I. featuring Young Thug)
42 12 10 Paperwork
"Lifestyle"[32]
(Rich Gang featuring Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan)
16 4 4 Non-album singles
"Take Kare"[33]
(Rich Gang featuring Young Thug and Lil Wayne)
"Sho Me Love"[34]
(Rich Gang featuring Juvenile)
"Check"[34]
(Young Thug)
2015 100 30 Barter 6
"Sneakin'"[35]
(Drake featuring 21 Savage)
2016 28 8 7 Non-album single
"Roll in Peace"
(Kodak Black featuring XXXTentacion)
2017 31 16 14 Project Baby 2
"You"
(Jacquees)
2018 58 26 4275 and Lost at Sea 2
"No Stylist"
(French Montana featuring Drake)
47 22 20 No Stylist – EP and Montana
"Swervin"[36]
(A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie featuring 6ix9ine)
38 16 13 Hoodie SZN
"Die Young"[37]
(Roddy Ricch)
99 38 Feed Tha Streets II
"My Type"[38]
(Saweetie)
2019 21 10 8 Icy
"Tap"[39]
(Nav featuring Meek Mill)
87 36 24 Bad Habits
"Playing Games"
(Summer Walker and Bryson Tiller)
16 9 Over It
"Come Thru"
(Summer Walker and Usher)
42 23
"Positions"
(Ariana Grande)
2020 1 Positions
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ a b "London On Da Track And Young Thug Wrote "Lifestyle" In Their Kitchen". XXL. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
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  8. ^ "Who Is Producer London On Da Track on 'Black Ink Crew: Chicago'?". 2paragraphs.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "Spotify Honors Songwriters With New Secret Genius Ambassador List". Spotify. June 13, 2018. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  10. ^ Kot, Greg. "'Rhythm + Flow' rap series is a wrap, and Chance the Rapper eyes a collaborator". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
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  13. ^ "'We Super Good': London on da Track Makes Amends with Mothers of His Children". May 22, 2021.
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  18. ^ "Throw Fits (feat. City Girls & Juvenile) – Single by London On Da Track & G-Eazy on Apple Music". Apple Inc. May 15, 2019. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
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  20. ^ "Summer Walker Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
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  27. ^ "Fuckyounoah (feat. London On Da Track) – Single by Noah Cyrus". Apple Music. October 31, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  28. ^ "French Montana Teams Up With PARTYNEXTDOOR For "Wanna Be"". HotNewHipHop. December 8, 2019. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  29. ^ "American single certifications – A Boogie wit da Hoodie – Numbers". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
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  31. ^ "Archived copy". iTunes. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  33. ^ "Take Kare (feat. Young Thug & Lil Wayne) – Single by Rich Gang". iTunes Store. October 16, 2014.
  34. ^ a b "Sho Me Love (feat. Juvenile) – Single by Rich Gang". iTunes Store. November 17, 2014.
  35. ^ "Sneakin' (feat. 21 Savage) – Single by Drake". iTunes Store. November 4, 2016.
  36. ^ "A Boogie wit da Hoodie's 'Swervin' Video: Watch". Billboard. July 3, 2019. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  37. ^ Holmes, Charles (November 13, 2018). "Song You Need To Know: Roddy Ricch, 'Die Young'". Rolling Stone.
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  39. ^ Langhorne, Cyrus (March 22, 2019). "Look: Nas, Meek Mill + London On Da Track Co-Sign Nav's New BAD HABITS Album". sohh.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.

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