The Origin of the Name The Kid Laroi Has Finally Been Revealed

The Kid Laroi is starting to look like one of the biggest rising stars in today’s music industry, and many fans were wondering why and how he chose his stage name. The real name of the young performer is Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard. He is a 17-year old from Australia and is currently known as a singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer.

The Kid Laroi Derived His Stage Name from the Aboriginal Community Kamilaroi

The Kid Laroi during a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Apparently, The Kid Laroi has chosen his stage name to honor the Aboriginal community Kamilaroi, where his ancestors come from. It turns out Laroi‘s great-great-grandfather is from the Stolen Generation. This is a generation of Australian Aboriginal children who were taken from their families and placed to live with white families. To prevent his great-great-grandfather from learning about his Aboriginal descent, he was told he was Spanish. Despite that, he later discovered that he was actually from the Kamilaroi.

The Kid Laroi Released a Remix of His Without You Song, Featuring Miley Cyrus

The Kid Laroi and Miley Cyrus
Recently, The Kid Laroi released his Without You remix, which he recorded with Miley Cyrus and performed on Saturday Night Live. Born in Waterloo, New South Wales, the singer originally gained recognition after being mentored by the now-late rapper Juice Wrld. Soon after that, Laroi gained a following and signed with Lil Bibby’s Grade A Productions. His song Let Her Go launched him into stardom, and he soon followed with a new song – Go featuring Juice Wrld. The hit peaked at number 52 on Billboard, and his debut mixtape peaked at number one on Australia’s ARIA Charts. This has made him the youngest Australian solo artist ever to get to the top of the chart. The mixtape also reached number three on the Billboard 200.

This year, Laroi teased a new song that is supposed to be the lead single for his upcoming debut studio album. Recently, Laroi was also featured on Justin Bieber’s sixth studio album in the song Unstable.