Lil Baby is 2020’s Most Valuable [Rap] Player according to Spotify listeners.
The streaming service crowned the Atlanta rap star the MVP in their superlatives announced on Tuesday (October 6) through their RapCaviar page. Fans voted for the coveted MVP title from Spotify’s option pool of the late Pop Smoke, Roddy Ricch, Lil Uzi Vert and the My Turn rapper. They also awarded Young Thug with Coach of the Year, while fans voted 2020 Rookie of the Year to be Don Toliver.
The nominees were chosen by the RapCaviar editors based on their performance on the playlist as well as elsewhere on Spotify, with fans voting on the MVP and Rookie of the Year awards through social media polls.
Lil Baby has also had quite the year, and currently stands as the first and only artist to go 2x platinum in 2020. The feat is thanks to his My Turn album released in February, which soon became both the top selling and top streaming album in the country for 2020 with over four billion streams to date.
In June, the Atlanta rap star stepped into activism and took a stance for Black Lives Matter with the release of “The Bigger Picture.” All proceeds from the song were donated to The National Association of Black Journalists Breonna Taylor’s Attorney, The Bail Project and BLM.
“The more I’m seeing what’s up with all that shit, the more I’m like, ‘Let me back up off politics,’ ” he said. “I don’t want to be no Malcolm X or Martin Luther [King]. I stuck my nose in it. I’m good on that.”