Jeremy Biddle (born April 4, 1994), known professionally as Yung Bleu or BLEU,[1] is an American rapper and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his 2020 single "You're Mines Still", which peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 after it was remixed by Canadian rapper Drake.[2][3]

Yung Bleu
Yung Bleu in 2021
Yung Bleu in 2021
Background information
Birth nameJeremy Biddle
Also known asBleu Vandross
Born (1994-04-04) April 4, 1994 (age 29)
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer-songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2013–present
Labels
Websiteyungbleu.com

Life and career Edit

Biddle was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama.[4] He started making music in 2013, releasing a string of mixtapes that had his name circulate throughout the Southern scene, and eventually signed a deal with Columbia Records through Boosie Badazz's label Bad Azz Music Syndicate.[5]

In 2017, he came back on the scene with the singles "Miss It" and "Ice on My Baby" from the mixtape Investments 4, which featured a guest appearance from YoungBoy Never Broke Again.[6] In 2018, he released a remix for "Miss It" featuring Kid Ink and for "Ice on My Baby" featuring Kevin Gates.

In 2020, he released the mixtape Inv 5 and the EP Bleu Vandross, which were his last releases under Columbia Records and Bad Azz Music. Later that year, he signed a deal with Empire Distribution and a management deal with Meek Mill's label Dream Chasers Records.[7] The same year, he released the EP Love Scars: The 5 Stages of Emotions, which included the single "You're Mines Still". A remix for "You're Mines Still" featuring Canadian rapper and singer Drake was released through OVO Sound on October 16, 2020, after the two artists were connected by basketball player DeMarcus Cousins.[8] The remix peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100, which helped Love Scars: The 5 Stages of Emotions to enter the Billboard 200 chart.[9][10]

In 2021, Biddle released the singles "Thieves in Atlanta" featuring Coi Leray,[11] "Baddest" featuring Chris Brown and 2 Chainz,[12] and "Way More Close (Stuck in a Box)" featuring Big Sean.[13] All of the three songs appeared on Biddle's debut album Moon Boy, released on July 23 of the same year.[14][15] The album features guest appearances from Drake, Gunna, Big Sean, Kehlani, Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Moneybagg Yo, H.E.R., and Kodak Black.[16]

On September 16, 2022, he released "Love in the Way" with Nicki Minaj, the lead single from his second studio album Tantra, which was released on November 11, 2022.[17] The album also includes guest appearances by Fivio Foreign, Lucky Daye, Ty Dolla $ign, Ne-Yo, Zayn, Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne.[17] He released a follow-up five months later, named Love Scars II, a sequel to his 2020 EP, with guest appearances by Ty Dolla $ign, Tink, and Chris Brown.[18]

Discography Edit

Yung Bleu discography
Studio albums3
EPs6
Singles29
Mixtapes8

Studio albums Edit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[19]
US
R&B/HH

[20]
US
Rap

[21]
Moon Boy
  • Released: July 23, 2021
  • Label: Vandross Music Group, Empire
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
12 7 6
Tantra
  • Released: November 11, 2022
  • Label: Empire, Moon Boy University
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
99 48
Love Scars II
  • Released: April 14, 2023
  • Label: Empire, Moon Boy University
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
38 15
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Mixtapes Edit

Title Mixtape details
Investments
  • Released: September 29, 2015
  • Label: F.A.B. Nation
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Investments 2
  • Released: May 12, 2016
  • Label: F.A.B. Nation
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Investments 3
  • Released: December 2, 2016
  • Label: Bad Azz
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Bleu Da Ruler
  • Released: May 5, 2017
  • Label: Bad Azz
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Investments 4
  • Released: September 12, 2017
  • Label: Bad Azz
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Investments 5
  • Released: February 14, 2018
  • Label: Bad Azz
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Investments 6
  • Released: September 20, 2019
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Bleu Vandross 3
  • Released: August 28, 2020
  • Label: Empire
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Extended plays Edit

Title EP details Peak chart positions
US
[23]
US
R&B/HH

[24]
Bleu Vandross
  • Released: April 5, 2018
  • Label: Bad Azz
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Bleu Vandross 2
  • Released: February 14, 2019
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Throw Aways
  • Released: August 16, 2019
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Since We Inside
  • Released: April 30, 2020
  • Label: Empire
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Love Scars: The 5 Stages of Emotions
  • Released: October 16, 2020
  • Label: Empire
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
82 44
No, I'm Not Ok[25]
  • Released: December 17, 2021
  • Label: Empire
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Singles Edit

As lead artist Edit

List of singles as lead artist
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[26]
US
R&B/
HH

[27]
US
R&B

[28]
US
Rap

[29]
CAN
[30]
NZ
Hot

[31]
UK
[32]
UK
R&B

[33]
WW
[34]
"Miss It"
(solo or remix with Kid Ink)
2017 [A] Bleu Da Ruler
"Man Man Man"
(with Twinn U and Jo Slo)
Non-album single
"Ice on My Baby"[36]
(solo or remix featuring Kevin Gates)
2018 Investments 5
"On Cam"
(featuring Moneybagg Yo)
Bleu Money
"Unappreciated"[37] Bleu Vandross
"Elevatorz"
(featuring PnB Rock)
2019 Investmens 6
"Boyz II Men" 2020 Non-album single
"Running Out of Love" Blue Vandross 3
"You're Mines Still"
(featuring Drake)
18 10 3 36 9 45 22 67 Love Scars: The 5 Stages of Emotions and Moon Boy
"2AM in Houston" Love Scars: The 5 Stages of Emotions
"Come Over"
(with Ann Marie)
Non-album single
"Build a Bae"
(with Muni Long)
Nobody Knows
"Ghetto Love Birds"
(solo or remix featuring A Boogie wit da Hoodie)
2021 Moon Boy
"Thieves in Atlanta"
(featuring Coi Leray)
Non-album single
"You Got It" (Remix)
(with VEDO)
"Baddest"
(featuring Chris Brown and 2 Chainz)
56 17 12 38 Moon Boy
"Way More Close (Stuck in a Box)"
(featuring Big Sean)
18
"Selfish"
(with Tink)
Heat of the Moment
"Beautiful Lies"
(with Kehlani)
65 20 5 Moon Boy
"Fans Go Crazy"
(with Money Man)
Non-album single
"Walk Through the Fire"
(with Ne-Yo)
2022 Tantra
"Drip"
(with Bored Brothers)
Non-album single
"No Limit"
(with Money Man and Key Glock featuring Babyface Ray)
"Love in the Way"
(with Nicki Minaj)
93 25 11 24 Tantra
"Life Worth Living"
(with French Montana)
"Feel It Inside"
(featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
2023
"Games Women Play"
"Stingy"
(with Tink)
"Kissing On Your Tattoos"

As featured artist Edit

List of singles as featured artist
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
R&B/
HH
Air.

[39]
"Mudd"
(Boosie Badazz featuring Rich Homie Quan and Yung Bleu)
2016 Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas
"Tomb Raider"
(Hogg Booma featuring Yung Bleu)
Non-album single
"Til I Came Up"
(Hogg Booma featuring Yung Bleu)
"Goin In"
(Puncho featuring Yung Bleu)
2017
"Wild"
(Them Bama Boyz featuring Yung Bleu)
The Take Over
"We Was Broke"
(DJ Chose featuring Yung Bleu)
2018 Non-album single
"24/7"
(Shad Levi featuring Yung Bleu)
Upper Echelon
"Him" (Remix)
(Pikasso featuring Yung Bleu)
Non-album single
"Nann"
(D-Shep featuring Yung Bleu)
"Distractions"
(Lil' Nathan and The Zydeco Big Timers featuring Yung Bleu)
Winning
"Twisted Fantasy"
(Allan Cubas featuring Yung Bleu)
Non-album single
"Unsure"
(DJ Megan Ryte featuring Joey Badass, Yung Bleu, and Arin Ray)
2019
"Special Somebody" (Remix)
(Prince Bopp featuring Yung Bleu)
"Just in Case"
(Ar'mon & Trey featuring Yung Bleu)
"Drop Top"
(Lil Coop featuring Yung Bleu)
"Victim"
(Yung OG featuring Yung Bleu)
2020
"My Story"
(Da Captain featuring Yung Bleu)
"Territory"
(Tenille Arts featuring Yung Bleu)
"I Luv It"
(Bianca Clarke featuring Yung Bleu)
"Tweakin'"
(C-NILE featuring Yung Bleu)
Back in da Lab
"Hate Me"
(Aleksa Safiya featuring Yung Bleu)
Introspection
"Beat da Odds" (Remix)
(Nowayy featuring Yung Bleu)
Non-album single
"Broken Scars"
(JokaDaBoss featuring Yung Bleu and Brabra)
2021
"A Million Reasons"
(Kelzhaunne featuring Yung Bleu)
"Nasty Nasty"
(Plies featuring Yung Bleu)
"Track Star (Remix)"
(Mooski, Chris Brown, and A Boogie wit da Hoodie featuring Yung Bleu)
Melodic Therapy 4 the Broken
"Read My Mind"
(Lonr. featuring Yung Bleu)
Land of Nothing Real 2
"VVS"
(Chicken P featuring Yung Bleu)
Non-album single
"Trying"
(DJ Chose featuring Yung Bleu)
Multi
"Stay Down"
(Ne-Yo featuring Yung Bleu)
34 Self Explanatory
"3am"
(Ceo Verse featuring Yung Bleu)
2022 My Advice Is, Live Life
"UonU"
(Kaliii featuring Yung Bleu)
Toxic Chocolate
"Talk 2 Me Nice"
(David S Gray featuring Runtown and Yung Bleu)
Non-album single
"Better"
(Rasta Papii featuring Yung Bleu)
"Do Not Disturb"
(Vory featuring Nav and Yung Bleu)
Lost Souls
"Marvin the Martian"
(RoadRunna Nino featuring Yung Bleu)
Non-album single
"One Light" (Remix)
(Maroon 5 and Bantu featuring Yung Bleu and Latto)

Other charted songs Edit

List of other charted songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[40]
US
R&B/
HH

[41]
US
R&B

[42]
US
Rap

[43]
WW
[44]
"This Feeling"
(Moneybagg Yo and Ja'niyah featuring Yung Bleu)
2021 [B] [C] A Gangsta's Pain: Reloaded
"Die Alone"
(Gunna and Chris Brown featuring Yung Bleu)
2022 92 38 25 143 DS4Ever
"Possessive"
(Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Yung Bleu)
98 31 9 Breezy
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances Edit

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Let Me Know" 2017 Boosie Badazz BooPac
"Semi on Me"
"Ride For Me" 2019 Ann Marie Tripolar 2
"Dope Boy" Asian Doll Fight Night
"Falling" 2020 TEC Web Life Vol.3
"Bipolar" T-Rell Smile Through It
"Friendly" K Camp Kiss Five
"Perfect" 2021 Lakeyah In Due Time
"Trance" YSL Records, Karlae Slime Language 2
"More Than Average" Taleban Dooda Fallen Angel
"Paradise" H.E.R. Back of My Mind
"Nobody" Azjah 1:03 AM
"Build A Bae" Muni Long Nobody Knows
"Polaroid" Rotimi All or Nothing
"Changes" Ann Marie Hate Love
"This Feeling" Moneybagg Yo, Ja'niyah A Gangsta's Pain: Reloaded
"Worthless" Money Man Blockchain
"Beat It" Smiley Buy or Bye 2
"Bitter" LPB Poody I'm The One
"What You Need" Dusty Locane Untamed
"Die Alone" 2022 Gunna, Chris Brown DS4Ever
"Aye Yai Yai" Coi Leray Trendsetter
"World Watching" Fivio Foreign, Lil Tjay B.I.B.L.E.
"Find My Way" Hd4president Find My Way
"4 Letter Word" MTM DonDon Mixed Emotions
"Who Are We" M Huncho Chasing Euphoria
"Babysitter" Lobby Boyz, Jim Jones, Maino The Lobby Boyz
"Possessive" Chris Brown, Lil Wayne Breezy

Notes Edit

  1. ^ "Miss It" did not reach the US Hot 100, but peaked at number 12 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100.[citation needed]
  2. ^ "This Feeling" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart but peaked at number 21 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart.[45]
  3. ^ "This Feeling" did not enter the Hot Rap Songs chart but peaked at number 15 on the Rap Digital Song Sales chart.[46]

Notes Edit


References Edit

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  20. ^ Peaks on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums:
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  27. ^ Peak positions:
  28. ^ Peak positions
  29. ^ Peak positions
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  32. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100: Week of January 29, 2021". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
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  34. ^ "Billboard Global 200: Week of October 31, 2020". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
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  37. ^ "Unappreciated - Single by Yung Bleu". August 22, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
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  39. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: Week of March 12, 2022". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
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  41. ^ Peak positions:
  42. ^ Peak positions
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  45. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales: Week of November 13, 2021". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  46. ^ "Rap Digital Song Sales: Week of November 13, 2021". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2022.