DaBaby Reflects on His Massive Year, Calls HipHopMagz Cover ‘Nothing Short of a Blessing’


In this week’s episode of “My Billboard Moment,” DaBaby reflects on how it feels to appear on the cover of Billboard magazine, and why he always knew he would be called “Billboard Baby.”

When asked for his thoughts on his first Billboard cover, DaBaby thought back to when he did a phone interview with Billboard back in January. When he had been asked what his 2019 goals were at the time, he had replied, “Making the Billboard charts. I'm trying to have them change my name to ‘Billboard Baby’ by the end of 2019.”

Recalling that moment now, after earning a No. 1 album with Kirk and landing 20 of his tracks on the Billboard Hot 100, DaBaby says, “It feel like I wasn't lying, it feel like I wasn't bullshittin'.”

“It feel like, between me and you, Billboard,” he continues with a laugh, “I told 'em!”

“It's nothing short of a blessing, and I'd like to give a special shout-out to God,” he continues. “Billboard, I appreciate y'all for loving me the way I love y'all.”

You can check out the full video above, and take a behind-the-scenes look at DaBaby’s Billboard cover shoot below.