YNW Melly Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings, Career, Songs, Wikipedia, Pictures

June 18, 2024 0 Posted By Haruna Ayuba

Jamell Maurice Demons, known professionally as YNW Melly, is an American rapper and singer who gained widespread recognition in 2018 with the release of his hit single “Murder on My Mind.”

The controversial song delves into the dark topic of homicidal thoughts and propelled YNW Melly into the spotlight. Despite the disturbing nature of the song, it was a commercial success, reaching the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


  • Full Name: Jamell Maurice Demons
  • Stage Name: YNW Melly
  • Born: May 1, 1999
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Birthplace: Gifford, Florida, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: American rapper and singer
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Parents: Jamie Demons-King and Donte “Tha Gift” Taylor
  • Siblings: Brandon Curtis King
  • Spouse: Unknown
  • Children: None
  • Relationship: Single
  • Net Worth: $500,000

Early Life and Education

Jamell Maurice Demons, known professionally as YNW Melly, was born on May 1, 1999, in Gifford, Florida, United States.

He was raised by his single mother, Jamie Demons-King, and does not know who his father is. However, another rapper, Donte “Tha Gift” Taylor, claims to be YNW Melly’s father.

Growing up, he had one sibling, a brother named Brandon Curtis King. He attended St. Peter’s Academy and Vero Beach High School, but his studies were cut short after a gun incident resulted in his incarceration for several months.


YNW Melly, born Jamell Demons, started his music career at a young age. In 2014, he uploaded his first track, but it wasn’t until his incarceration in 2015 that he fully dedicated himself to music.

Despite being in jail, he gained attention for his dark single “Murder on My Mind,” which he wrote while behind bars. In 2016, he formed the rap collective YNW (Young New Wave) and adopted his stage name.

As his popularity grew, he released his debut mixtape “I AM YOU” in 2018, solidifying his place in the music industry.

Despite being incarcerated, Jamell Maurice Demons, known professionally as YNW Melly, has achieved mainstream success with his music.

His hit song “Murder on My Mind” became popular around the same time he was arrested for the double murder of two fellow YNW members.

Despite the controversy surrounding his name, Melly’s music continued to gain commercial success with songs like “223’s” and “Suicidal.”

In 2019, he released his debut album “Melly vs. Melvin,” which reached the Billboard Top 10 but was limited in its creative input due to his legal situation.

Jamell Maurice Demons, known professionally as YNW Melly, continued to release music and achieve commercial success in his later years (2020-present).

He released two more studio albums, “Just a Matter of Slime” (2021) and “Young New Wave” (2024), but these albums received less critical acclaim compared to his earlier work.

Unfortunately, Demons remains incarcerated as his legal battle continues, significantly impacting his career and limiting his artistic output. It’s important to note that his legal troubles have overshadowed his musical talent and success.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @ynwmelly
  • Facebook: YNW Melly
  • Twitter: @YNWMelly

Personal Life

Jamell Maurice Demons, known professionally as YNW Melly, has faced a series of legal issues throughout his career. In 2017, he was charged with gun possession, leading to his incarceration.

He was arrested again in 2019 for violating probation and possessing marijuana. However, the most significant and serious charge against him is the double murder of two fellow YNW members in 2019.

As of now, his trial is ongoing, and details about his personal life beyond what is publicly available are limited.


YNW Melly Discography

Studio Albums:

  • Melly vs. Million (2019)
  • Missed Calls (2019)
  • Melvin (2021) (posthumous)


  • Collect Calls (2017)


  • I Am You (2018)
  • We All Shine (2019)

Singles: 29

Net Worth

Jamell Maurice Demons, known professionally as YNW Melly, was a popular American rapper, singer, and songwriter.

Sadly, he was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and was awaiting trial at the time of his death in 2021. His net worth was estimated to be $500,000.

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