January 20, 1997 (26)
Johnathan Jamall Porter, known professionally as Blueface, is an American rapper and songwriter, who rocketed to fame with his viral hit “Thotiana,” making a definitive mark in the hip-hop scene.
Best known for his debut studio album “Find the Beat,” Blueface saw instant success with singles like “Thotiana,” which peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album features a unique blend of West Coast rap, giving a nod to the culture and area that shaped him. His viral hit not only caught the public’s attention but also led to various remixes that fueled its popularity. Another standout in his repertoire includes his mixtape “Dirt Bag,” which made it to the Billboard 200 chart.
As for distinctions and titles, Blueface has caught the eye of many award-giving bodies. He was nominated for the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards in the category of Best New Hip Hop Artist. The hit “Thotiana” also brought him a nomination for Song of the Summer at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. His internet-driven rise to fame led to him being part of XXL’s 2019 Freshman Class, an annual roundup of hip-hop’s brightest new stars.