|Kyle Thomas Harvey|
May 18, 1993 |
Northridge, California, U.S.
|Origin||Ventura, California, U.S.|
Kyle Thomas Harvey (born May 18, 1993), better known by his stage name and mononym Kyle (stylized as KYLE and formerly known as K.i.D), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Ventura, California. He is best known for his breakout single "iSpy", featuring American rapper Lil Yachty. He is signed to Indie-Pop and Atlantic Records.
Kyle has collaborated with artists such as Kehlani, Lil Yachty, G-Eazy, Chance the Rapper, Miguel, MadeinTYO, Yuna and Ty Dolla Sign among others. Some of his songs in addition to "iSpy", include "Keep It Real", "Doubt It" and "King Wavy". In 2015, Rolling Stone named him as "one of the ten artists you need to know". He released his debut album Light of Mine in 2018.
Kyle Harvey was born in the Reseda neighborhood of Los Angeles, to a single mother, in a home of eight family members and two siblings. He grew up one hour away in Ventura, California. He stated that he has a speech impediment and during his youth, he was bullied due to it. Kyle attended Ventura High School and regularly took part in drama classes which helped his confidence largely.
He started singing at the age of six and was writing and performing his own songs by elementary school. Harvey started rapping when he was about 13 years old and began recording music after hearing Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon. Harvey's first songs were recorded on PreSonus' Studio One recording software using his Aunt's computer whilst in high school.
In October 2015, he released his follow up album Smyle. Kyle's first music video to reach one million views was Keep it Real, which was accomplished later that year.
In December 2016, he released the single "iSpy", featuring Lil Yachty. The song gained widespread recognition for Kyle. The song peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 14 on the Canadian Hot 100.
In March 2018, alongside the release of his single "Playinwitme" featuring Kehlani, Kyle announced that Khalid would be featured on a track titled "I Miss Me". Kyle's debut studio album Light of Mine was released on May 18, 2018.