It has been an eventful week for one of the most talked-about couples in town – Naomi Osaka and YBN Cordae. After welcoming their daughter, whom they named Shai, the tennis star’s rapper boyfriend released some long-awaited good news.

One would expect that Cordae’s cup would be full as a new dad, managing responsibilities alongside Naomi Osaka. But as it turns out, his other ‘baby’ has found massive success as well. Having dropped the lead single of an upcoming compilation studio album from Lyrical Lemonade almost a month ago, he excitedly took to Instagram stories to share an update on the song’s stellar performance on the Spotify platform.

Naomi Osaka’s boyfriend celebrates his latest Spotify record with fans


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Naomi Osaka’s rapper boyfriend Cordae has been on a roll of late. As his family grows, he has teased and released a slew of new music since the beginning of the year. In June came his most significant one, ‘Doomsday’ from Cole Bennett’s compilation album. The song has been topping different music charts ever since he released it.

Taking to Instagram stories to celebrate a landmark moment for the song, Cordae tagged Spotify and captioned a photo of his artist page with: “Doomsday 20M streams in one month on @spotify alone.”

Last year, the mixed response to Cordae’s new album ‘From a Birds Eye View’ left him disappointed and unmotivated. But being a perfectionist, he continued creating music. Earlier this year, he released a J. Cole-produced single with fellow American rapper Anderson .Paak, titled ‘Two Tens’.

But his latest release has an even more significant collaborator—a legend in the music industry—whose story Cordae recently detailed in a heartfelt post.

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Doomsday features one of Cordae’s oldest collaborators in the music industry – Juice WRLD, who tragically passed away in 2019. The pair recorded the song four years ago over a vintage Eminem track. However, the music video used face swap technology to resurrect Juice posthumously.


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Fans were especially pleased with Osaka’s boyfriend honoring Juice WRLD without making it a sad memory of loss. In fact, Cordae spent a whole day studying his friend’s mannerisms and movements to emulate him perfectly in the video. With Cole, he executed their vision with care and precision. Cordae finally finished his emotional post by saying that Juice would be proud.


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