Osiris Jahkail Williams (born September 7, 1998), known professionally as YK Osiris, is an American singer from Jacksonville, Florida. He initially gained popularity with the release of his songs "I'm Next (Freestyle)" and "Valentine", which were remixed by rapper Lil Uzi Vert. In 2019, he signed to Def Jam Recordings, and his single "Worth It" peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2][3] The song was the lead single for his debut album, The Golden Child, released later that year.

YK Osiris
YK Osiris in 2019
YK Osiris in 2019
Background information
Birth nameOsiris Jahkail Williams[citation needed]
Born (1998-09-07) September 7, 1998 (age 23)
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.[1]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2017–present
Labels

Life and careerEdit

Williams was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He started making music of his own at a young age. Williams first uploaded songs under his given name, posting his song "Fake Love" in 2017 before using the moniker "YK Osiris" (YK stands for Young King) for future productions.[2][4]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[5]
US R&B
/HH

[6]
The Golden Child 90 45

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US NZ
Hot

[9]
"Valentine"[10] 2018
  • RIAA: Platinum[8]
The Golden Child
"Timing"[11] Non-album singles
"4 & a Baby"[12]
(with Lennox Cartel)
"Run It Up"[13]
"Ride 4 Me"[14]
(with Big40)
"Worth It"[15] 2019 48 The Golden Child
"Freaky Dancer"[17]
(featuring DaBaby)
Non-album single
"Shakira"[18] The Golden Child
"Ride"[7]
(featuring Kehlani)
30

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
"Gospel"
(DaBaby featuring Gucci Mane, Chance the Rapper and YK Osiris)
2019 55
[19]
Kirk

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Biography by Fred Thomas (September 7, 1998). "YK Osiris | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "YK Osiris". www.defjam.com. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "YK Osiris Scores First Billboard Hot 100 Hit With 'Worth It'". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "YK Osiris | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  5. ^ @billboardcharts (October 21, 2019). "Debuts on this week's #Billboard200 (3/3)" (Tweet). Retrieved October 22, 2019 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "YK Osiris Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 31, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "The Golden Child by YK Osiris on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "American certifications – YK Osiris". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  9. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 14, 2019. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  10. ^ "Valentine – Single by YK Osiris on Apple Music". Apple Music. April 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "Timing – Single by YK Osiris on Apple Music". Apple Music. July 6, 2018.
  12. ^ "4 & A Baby – Single by Lennox Cartel and YK Osiris on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  13. ^ "Run It Up – Single by YK Osiris on Apple Music". Apple Music. August 17, 2018.
  14. ^ "Ride 4 Me – Single by Big40 & YK Osiris on Apple Music". Apple Music. September 3, 2018.
  15. ^ "Top 100 Songs: August 17, 2019". Billboard. January 2, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  16. ^ "Certified Awards" (enter "YK Osiris" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  17. ^ "Freaky Dancer – Single by YK Osiris featuring DaBaby on Apple Music". Apple Music. June 21, 2019.
  18. ^ "Shakira – Single by YK Osiris on Apple Music". Apple Music. August 2, 2019.
  19. ^ "Every Song Off DaBaby's "Kirk" Album Is Dominating The Billboard Charts". HotNewHipHop. October 8, 2019.