Kyle (musician)
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Kyle Musician
Kyle
Kyle Thomas Harvey
  • Kyle
  • K.i.D
  • SuperDuperKyle
  • King Wavy
  • Kidd Kash
Born (1993-05-18) May 18, 1993 (age 24)
Northridge, California, U.S.
Origin Ventura, California, U.S.
Genres
Rapper
Instruments Vocals
2010-present
Labels

Kyle Thomas Harvey (born May 18, 1993),[1] better known by his stage name and mononym Kyle (stylized as KYLE and formerly known as K.i.D), is an American rapper from Ventura, California. He is signed to Indie-Pop and Atlantic Records.[2] He is best known for his breakout single "iSpy", featuring American rapper Lil Yachty. Kyle's work group, "The SuperDuper Crew" consist of members such as "Brick", "Jesus", and "Max".

Kyle has collaborated with artists such as Kehlani, Lil Yachty, G-Eazy, Chance the Rapper, Miguel, MadeinTYO, Yuna and Ty Dolla $ign among others. Some of his songs include "iSpy", "Keep It Real", "Doubt It" and "King Wavy", released in 2015 and 2016, respectively.[3][4][5] In 2015, Rolling Stone named him as "one of the ten artists you need to know."[6]

Early life

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[7], but grew up almost two hours away in Ventura, California. He stated that he has a speech impediment[8] and during his youth, he was bullied due to it.[7] Kyle attended Ventura High School[9] and regularly took part in drama classes which helped his confidence largely.[7]

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[9] 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.[7]

Career

Kyle started releasing mixtapes under the moniker K.i.D. starting in 2010, and in 2013 released Beautiful Loser.[10][11]

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.[12][13]

In February 2017, Kyle signed a deal with Atlantic Records.[2]

In June 2017, Kyle was named as one of the ten 2017 XXL Freshmen.[14]

Discography

Mixtapes

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[15]
US
R&B/HH

[16]
US
Rap

[17]
Beautiful Loser -- -- --
Smyle
  • Released: October 2, 2015
  • Label: Indie-Pop
  • Format: Digital download
76 10 7
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[18]
US R&B/HH
[19]
US
Rap

[20]
AUS
[21]
CAN
[22]
"Keep It Real"[23] 2013 -- -- -- -- -- Beautiful Loser
"Fruit Snacks"[24] -- -- -- -- --
"Bang"[25]
(featuring Mr. Man)
-- -- -- -- --
"Raining Love"[26] -- -- -- -- --
"View from Hollywood" -- -- -- -- --
"Just a Picture"[27]
(featuring Kehlani)
2015 -- -- -- -- -- Non-album singles
"King Wavy"[28]
(featuring G-Eazy)
-- -- -- -- --
"Doubt It"[29] 2016 -- -- -- -- --
"Blame"[30] -- -- -- -- --
"iSpy"[31]
(featuring Lil Yachty)
4 3 1 33 14 TBA
"Want Me Bad"[36]
(featuring Cousin Stizz)
2017 -- -- -- -- --
"Not the Same"[37] -- -- -- -- -- Sleight soundtrack[38]
"Nothing 2 Lose"[39] -- -- -- -- -- Non-album single
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

Title Year Album
"Hey Now"[40]
(Martin Solveig and The Cataracs featuring Kyle)
2013 non-album single
"Plot Twist"[41]
(Marc E. Bassy featuring Kyle)
2017 Gossip Columns
"Obsession (25/7)"[42]
(Vice featuring Kyle and Jon Bellion)
Non-album single

Promotional singles

Title[43] Year Album
"Sunshine"
(featuring Miguel)
2017 non-album singles
"Off of It"
(featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
"All Mine"
(featuring MadeinTYO)

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"I'm a Problem"[44] 2013 Futuristic, Sk4mc Chasing Down a Dream
"Wanna Be Cool"[45] 2015 Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment, Big Sean, Jeremih Surf
"Favorite Colors"[46] 2017 Taylor Bennett, Luke Tennyson Restoration Of An American Idol
"Attention (Remix)" Charlie Puth Voice Notes

References

  1. ^ https://www.californiabirthindex.org/birth/kyle_thomas_harvey_born_1993_22201579
  2. ^ a b "KYLE Signs to Atlantic Records - Fashionably-Early". fashionably-early.com. February 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ {{cite In 2017, at his home town concert, it was declared that April 29 is officially "SuperDuperKyle Day" in the city of Ventura web|url=http://artisticmanifesto.com/2016/12/02/kyle-links-lil-yachty-ispy/%7Ctitle= "ISpy" - KYLE ft. Lil Yachty|publisher=Artistic Manifesto|accessdate=January 12, 2017}}
  4. ^ "Kyle and Lil Yachty Ignore the Haters in "iSpy"". XXL. Retrieved 2017. 
  5. ^ "Kyle & Lil Yachty - "iSpy"". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ "10 New Artists You Need to Know Now". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Meet Kyle, the "iSpy" MC Who Wants to Be Rap's John Lennon". Rolling Stone. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ http://www.popflock.com/video?id=GQEtvtPGL9k
  9. ^ a b "Kyle Is Rapping and Playing It Safe". vice.com. December 3, 2014. Retrieved 2017. 
  10. ^ "K.i.D". K.i.D. Retrieved 2017. 
  11. ^ "Bout to Blow: 10 Dope New Songs You Should Be Hearing Everywhere Soon". Complex. January 3, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  12. ^ "Kyle - Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Kyle". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  13. ^ "Kyle - Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kyle". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  14. ^ "XXL Freshman 2017 Cover Revealed". XXL. June 13, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  15. ^ "Kyle - Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2017. 
  16. ^ "Kyle - Chart history: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2017. 
  17. ^ "Kyle - Chart history: Rap Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2017. 
  18. ^ "Kyle - Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  19. ^ "Kyle - Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  20. ^ "Kyle - Chart History: Hot Rap Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  21. ^ "australian-charts.com - Discography Kyle". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017. 
  22. ^ "Kyle - Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  23. ^ "Keep It Real - Single by KYLE on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  24. ^ "Fruit Snacks - Single by KYLE on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  25. ^ "Bang (feat. Mr. Man) - Single by KYLE on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  26. ^ "Raining Love - Single by KYLE on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  27. ^ "Just a Picture (feat. Kehlani) - Single By Kyle on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  28. ^ "King Wavy (feat. G-Eazy) - Single By Kyle on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  29. ^ "Doubt It - Single By Kyle on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  30. ^ "Blame - Single By Kyle on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  31. ^ "iSpy (feat. Lil Yachty) Single By Kyle". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  32. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Kyle". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2017. 
  33. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #432". auspOp. August 5, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  34. ^ "Canadian digital certifications - Kyle - ISpy (Ft. Lil Yachty)". Music Canada. Retrieved 2017. 
  35. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". The Official NZ Music Chart. Retrieved 2017. 
  36. ^ "Want Me Bad (feat. Cousin Stizz) - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  37. ^ "Not the Same - Single by KYLE on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  38. ^ "Kyle Works His Magic in "Not the Same" Video". XXL. Retrieved 2017. 
  39. ^ "Nothing 2 Lose - Single by KYLE on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  40. ^ "Hey Now (feat. Kyle) - Single by Martin Solveig & The Cataracs on Apple Music". iTunes. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 2017. 
  41. ^ "Plot Twist (feat. Kyle) - Single by Marc E. Bassy on Apple Music". iTunes. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 2017. 
  42. ^ "Obsession(25/7) (feat. Kyle & Jon Bellion) - Single by VICE on Spotify". Spotify. Spotify. Retrieved 2017. 
  43. ^ "KYLE on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved 2017. 
  44. ^ "Chasing Down a Dream by Futuristic on Apple Music - iTunes". Retrieved 2017. 
  45. ^ "Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Wanna Be Cool Feat. Big Sean, Jeremih & Kyle [New Song]". Retrieved 2017. 
  46. ^ "Favorite Colors feat. Kyle & Luke Tennyson (Produced by Luke Tennyson)". soundcloud.com. Retrieved 2017. 

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