Symere Woods (born July 31, 1994), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Lil Uzi gained initial recognition following the release of the commercial mixtape Luv Is Rage (2015), which led to a recording contract with Atlantic Records, to whom he signed to under DJ Drama's Generation Now imprint. He then attracted mainstream attention following the release of his debut single "Money Longer" in 2016, which peaked at number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100, and later became certified double platinum.
The song would act as the lead single for the subsequent mixtape Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World (2016); the project debuted at number 37 on the Billboard 200, and also contained the song "You Was Right", which charted at number 40 on the Hot 100. After releasing two additional mixtapes in 2016 and 2017, including one in collaboration with Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi was featured on the chart-topping Migos' single "Bad and Boujee", and later secured his first top ten single with "XO Tour Llif3", which peaked at number 7. "XO Tour Llif3" acted as the lead single to Lil Uzi Vert's debut studio album Luv Is Rage 2 (2017), which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and was certified platinum. The album also contained the singles "The Way Life Goes" and "Sauce It Up". He was nominated for two Grammy Awards including 'Best New Artist'. Lil Uzi's second studio album, Eternal Atake, released on March 6, 2020, as a surprise release. On March 13, 2020, a week after the release of Eternal Atake, he released a follow up to his 2016 mixtape Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World titled Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World 2, which also serves as the second half of Eternal Atake.