The Kid Laroi Responds to F**k Love and Stay at the Top of the Billboard Charts

‘I do this for Australia’: The Kid Laroi responds to his F**k Love mixtape and single Stay with Justin Bieber topping the Billboard charts

The Kid Laroi has come a long way since his days as a penniless Sydney rapper.

The 17-year-old became the first Australian to top the global Billboard charts this week with his F**k Love mixtape – released a year ago – and his new hit single Stay ft. Justin Bieber.

Laroi, whose real name is Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard, responded to the exciting news on Instagram on Monday.

Huge deal: The Kid Laroi has responded to his F**k Love mixtape and hit single Stay ft. Justin Bieber Tops the Global Billboard Charts

Laroi shared a tweet from HipHopDX, a hip-hop music news magazine, about his success and how he was the first Aussie to reach such heights.

“I’m doing this for Australia,” he wrote proudly, adding: “Nothing more, nothing less.”

His next Instagram story was a screen shot of the charts with Stay at No. 1.

'I'm doing this for Australia': Laroi shared a tweet from HipHopDX, a hip-hop music news magazine, about his success and how he was the first Aussie to reach such heights

‘I’m doing this for Australia’: Laroi shared a tweet from HipHopDX, a hip-hop music news magazine, about his success and how he was the first Aussie to reach such heights

‘WOW!!!!!! Speechless,’ he remarked. ‘I love your family. Jeeeeezzzz.’

F**k Love sold about 85,000 units in the past tracking week thanks to two releases of the deluxe edition titled F**k Love 3: Over You, including Stay.

Overall, the mixtape has sold 1,223,000 units since its initial release in July 2020.

Popular: His next Instagram story was a screen shot of the charts with Stay at No.  1.

Popular: His next Instagram story was a screen shot of the charts with Stay at No. 1.

Laroi also posted a selfie from the bathroom of an airplane, writing: ‘Take a fighter jet because WE HAVE THE NUMBER ONE ALBUM [MIXTAPE] IN AMERICA!!!!!! I LOVE YOU EVERYTHING BEYOND WORDS F**KING MAN EXPLAINED.

“If someone told me I’d have a number one on EVERYTHING, let alone an album from three years ago when I was in Australia, I’d think it’s damn ridiculous.”

“I know I say this often, but thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am nothing without you and it makes me so happy that this project has connected with you like this,” he added.

Festive mood: Laroi also posted a selfie from an airplane bathroom, writing: 'I'm taking a jet because WE HAVE THE NUMBER ONE ALBUM [MIXTAPE] IN AMERICA!!!!!!'

Festive mood: Laroi also posted a selfie from an airplane bathroom, writing: ‘I’m taking a jet because WE HAVE THE NUMBER ONE ALBUM [MIXTAPE] IN AMERICA!!!!!!’

Laroi is not only the first Australian rapper to reach the Billboard top spot, he is also the youngest music artist to reach number one on the charts this decade.

The success in the United States comes after Stay also became the number 1 single in Australia’s ARIA charts last month.

F**k Love 3 was released in late July and features Stay Along with songs from the likes of Lil Durk, Polo G, G Herbo and Mustard.

Success: Laroi is not only the first Australian rapper to reach the Billboard top spot, but is also the youngest music artist to reach number one on the charts this decade.

Success: Laroi is not only the first Australian rapper to reach the Billboard top spot, but is also the youngest music artist to reach number one on the charts this decade.

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