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YNG Martyr is a 21 year old indigenous artist from 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 2 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 shows no signs of slowing down. With a debut album planned, his sights are firmly set on becoming the next big crossover hip-hop act.
Now, in 2021, YNG Martyr has one of the highest listenership for an unsigned & independent artist in Australia, with over 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.