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YNG Martyr is a 21 year old First Nations artist based out of Canberra, Australia, most notably known for his viral song "Nike Ticks". Surprisingly, his music career began in an online video game chatroom, when a competitor challenged him to freestyle rap for his peers.
After realising his natural freestyle abilities, Martyr began writing and releasing original music. His sound fluctuates between high-energy trap music and stripped-back R&B, all laced with uniquely catchy cadences and rhythms. His first release, the anthem "PUTIN", quickly gained attention online, amassing over 3 million Spotify streams since its release in late 2018.
Since then, Martyr has significantly increased his online following, mostly fuelled by a steady stream of quality single releases and a unique approach to social media marketing. In October 2019, YNG Martyr released a song called "Nike Ticks", which almost immediately went viral, thanks to a surge of popular memes using snippets of the song. Following its release, YNG Martyr got to work on collaborations with artists like Billy Marchiafava, Riff Raff and an Aussie favourite, Sophiya.
The song now has over 75 million streams across all platforms. His follow up single "Ease Off" was also received well by fans, receiving over 10 million streams in less than 6 months.
At the end of 2020, popular Australian hip-hop magazine Acclaim presented YNG with the prestigious Song of the Year award, for his breakout hit "Nike Ticks" In 2021, Martyr amassed a further 15 million plays across various singles released throughout the year.
The Canberra native has since been booked for major festivals such as This//That, Golden Shores and So What!? where he has graced stages alongside acts like Masked Wolf, Youngn Lipz, Illy, Mallrat, Crooked Colours, 2 Chainz, Tyga, Trippie Redd and Rae Sremmurd.
Now, in 2022, YNG Martyr is running at full speed. With 3 of his recent singles (Love Boy, POP! and They Say) all being added to triple j rotation, and one of the highest listenership for an independent artist in Australia (over 1.5 million monthly listeners), it is hard to know how high his ceiling could be.
With his debut album just around the corner – now is the perfect time to start paying attention to the superstar that is YNG Martyr.
"YNG Martyr creates music in moments, with the vibe of a room or the frenzy of his feelings being encapsulated in a stream of consciousness soliloquies." – Acclaim Magazine
"I'm buckling in for the ride with this dude, he's going somewhere." - Dave Ruby Howe, triple j
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