Lil Mosey’s decision to quit high school in the tenth grade to pursue a career in music seemed like a bad one, but it has seen him accumulate a fortune estimated at $3 million. His breakthrough single, ‘Pull Up’, chalked up over three million YouTube views within a month of its release and has gained over 33 million views presently. So far, his sophomore album ‘Certified Hitmaker’ which peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 has a combined video and audio streams of over 1.3 billion.
The Seattle native is not resting on his laurels as he is already working towards owning a chain of businesses, starting with his forthcoming establishment of a water company. Lil Mosey hopes to become a billionaire business mogul but he has a long way to go if this dream must come to pass.
The Rapper Made Most of His $3 Million Net Worth Through Album Sales and Online Streams
Lil Mosey has earned most of his fortune from album sales and audio and video streaming. So far, he has released two studio albums with several tracks. His first studio album titled ‘Northsbest’ reached No. 29 on the US Billboard 200, No. 20 on Canadian Albums, and No. 26 on Swedish Albums Chart. It equally gained RIAA gold certification on the 27th of May 2020 after selling over 500 thousand copies in the US.
According to Raprehab, a major label artist on a low royalty deal earns $150,000, whereas those on high royalty deals make $500,000 for any RIAA gold-certified album. Judging by this, Lil Mosey raked in over $150,000 from ‘Northsbest’ album sales. The album’s smash single, ‘Noticed’, has recorded sales of over 2 million units in the United States, attaining RIAA double-platinum certification.
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— lil Mosey (@lilmosey) March 31, 2020
Mosey’s second studio album, ‘Certified Hitmaker’, was a commercial success as it peaked at No. 12 on the US Billboard 200, No. 9 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and No. 8 on the Canadian Albums chart. Its smash singles, ‘Stuck in a Dream’ and ‘Blueberry Faygo’, have been commercially successful as well. They have gained RIAA platinum certifications and raked in thousands of dollars that added to Lil Mosey’s net worth.
Beyond being certified platinum by RIAA, ‘Blueberry Faygo’ also attained ARIA (Australia) and RMNZ (New Zealand) platinum certifications, BPI (United Kingdom) and AFP (Portugal) gold certifications, as well as the Music Canada double-platinum certification.
List of His Commercially Successful Albums/Songs and Units Sold
- Northsbest (2018) – Over 500K units
- Kamikaze (2018) – Over 1 million units
- Blueberry Headband (2018) – Over 500K units
- Greet Her (2018) – Over 500K units
- Noticed (2018) – Over 2 million units
- Stuck in a Dream (2019) – Over 1 million units
- Blueberry Faygo (2020) – Over 1 million units
Lil Mosey Has Made Over $1 Million from YouTube
According to Turbo Intuit, YouTubers make between $3 – $5 per 1K views. As such, the apt rapper has pocketed over $1 million from achieving more than 1 billion YouTube views. His first song titled ‘So Bad’ attracted over 45 million views on YouTube, fetching him over $140,000.
Furthermore, Lil Mosey’s popular singles like ‘Noticed’, ‘Blueberry Faygo’, ‘Kamikaze’, ‘Pull Up’, and ‘Stuck in a Dream’ currently has over 500 million combined views. ‘Jumping Out the Face’ which was released on the 13th of November 2020 pulled 1.5 million views within a week of its release.
His Most Viewed Songs on YouTube and the Amount Generated
- Noticed (2018) – 225 million views (over $675,000)
- Blueberry Faygo (2020) – 170 million views (over $510,000)
- Kamikaze (2018) – 71 million views (over $213,000)
- So Bad (2016) – 48 million views (over $144,000)
- Blueberry Faygo Lyrics (2020) – 35 million views (over $105,000)
- Stuck in a Dream (2019) – 34 million views (over 102,000)
- Pull Up (2018) – 33 million views (over $100,000)
- Greet Her (2018) – 21 million views (over $63,000)
- Noticed Lyrics (2018) – 19 million views (over $60,000)
- Blueberry Headband (2018) – 17 million views (over $50,000)
- Boof Pack (2018) – 16 million views (over $45,000)
- Yoppa (2018) – 15 million views (over $45,000)
Revenues from Concert Tours Have also Contributed to His Wealth
Apart from performing a Live concert with Lil Xan, Lil Mosey has been on tours with several widely known rap artists like YBN Cordae, Smokepurpp, Polo G, Lil Tjay, and Smooky MarGielaa.
In 2018, he served as the opening act for Juice Wrld’s WRLD Domination Tour. His Certified Hitmaker North America Tour 2020 was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although there is a paucity of information regarding the revenue grossed by Lil Mosey through tours, there is no doubt the Seattle native has made a decent fortune from them.
Sources of Lil Mosey’s Wealth at the Moment
- Album/Songs Sales – Over $1.5 Million
- YouTube Views – Over $1 Million
- Tours – N/A
What We Know About His Water Business and Other Investments
Lil Mosey disclosed in an interview with HipHopDX that he is venturing into the water business. Based on what he said, he is on the verge of establishing a purified water company named Frais, which means ‘fresh’ in French.
The rapper revealed that the COVID-19 lockdown enabled him to work on diverse business ventures. He will gradually unveil these ventures in years to come and hopes they would help him become one of the richest people in the world before he retires.
‘Pull Up’ Was the Song that Shot Lil Mosey to Fame
Following the success of his first song ‘So Bad’ in 2016, Mosey dropped his first commercial single titled ‘Pull Up’ in 2017. The song shot him to stardom as its music video received over 25 million YouTube views within its first 16 months of release and has attained over 33 million views to date.
The next year, the rapper released his second and third commercial singles, ‘Boof Pack’ and ‘Noticed’, on March 14th and July 13th respectively. By the first week of September, the latter had gained over 4 million Spotify plays and over 1 million streams on SoundCloud. Currently, ‘Noticed’ has attained over 350 million plays on Spotify, over 225 million YouTube views, and over 60 million SoundCloud streams.
He Cemented His Fame With the Success of His Second Studio Album
On the 19th of October 2018, Lil Mosey dropped his debut studio album (Northsbest) which is made up of 11 tracks, including his first three commercial singles. The album reached No. 29 on the US Billboard 200 and later gained RIAA gold certification on May 27th, 2020. The young sensational rapper raised his game when he dropped his sophomore album (Certified Hitmaker) on November 8th, 2019.
He, however, reissued the album on February 7th, 2020, with the addition of a hit single, ‘Blueberry Faygo’. Unlike the first album that featured only BlocBoy JB, ‘Certified Hitmaker’ proved the extent of Lil Mosey’s popularity as it featured several renowned music artists including Chris Brown, Lil Baby, Trippie Redd, AJ Tracey, Lunay, and Gunna. The album lived up to its name as it clinched No. 12 on the US Billboard 200, No. 9 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, and No. 67 on the UK Albums Chart.
Its smash singles like ‘Stuck in the Dream’ and ‘Blueberry Faygo’ have already gained RIAA platinum certifications. The former peaked at No. 62 on Billboard Hot 100, No. 30 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, No. 34 on the US Rolling Stone Top 100, and No. 83 on the UK Singles Chart. On the other hand, ‘Blueberry Faygo’ became Lil Mosey’s highest-charting single as it peaked at No. 8 on Billboard Hot 100, No. 5 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, No. 1 on the US Rhythmic, No. 6 on the US Rolling Stone Top 100, and No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart.