List of Famous people named Young
Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., better known by his stage name Young Dolph, is an American rapper and songwriter. In February 2016, Dolph released his debut studio album, King of Memphis, which peaked at number 49 on the Billboard 200 chart. He was featured on O.T. Genasis' hit single "Cut It", which peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. Young Dolph's seventh album, Rich Slave, was released in August 2020 and became his highest-charting project, debuting at number four on the Billboard 200.
Jeffery Lamar Williams, known professionally as Young Thug, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is considered to be one of the most influential rappers of his generation, with his music having heavily shaped contemporary trap music and inspired numerous artists. Known for his eccentric vocal style and fashion, he first received attention for his collaborations with rappers Birdman and Gucci Mane. Thug initially released a series of independent mixtapes beginning in 2011 with I Came from Nothing. In early 2013, he signed with Gucci Mane's 1017 Records, and later that year he released his label debut mixtape 1017 Thug to critical praise.
Katorah Hortense Marrero, better known by her stage name Young M.A, is an American rapper and entrepreneur. The abbreviation in her stage name, "M.A" stands for "Me Always." She first gained widespread recognition with the release of the quadruple-platinum hit single "Ooouuu", breaking the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, boasting over 300 million YouTube views on the music video.
Young Oak Kim is a South Korean-born American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California's 39th congressional district. A member of the Republican Party, her district includes northern parts of Orange County. Kim was of the first Korean-American women elected to the United States Congress in the 2020 United States House of Representatives elections, along with Michelle Park Steel (R-CA) and Marilyn Strickland (D-WA). Kim and Steel are also the first Korean-Americans elected to Congress from California since Jay Kim.
Bianca Dupree, known as Bianca Bonnie, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and television personality. Born in Harlem, New York, she first gained recognition after being featured on Webstar's 2006 debut album Caught in the Web. The lead single "Chicken Noodle Soup" peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Dupree's signature song.
Kenneth Edward Bailey, better known by his stage name Young Scooter, is an American rapper who is affiliated with Freebandz and 1017 Brick Squad Records and CEO of his own label Black Migo Gang. Scooter grew to prominence in 2012 after releasing a number of successful mixtapes and collaborating with notable rappers such as Gucci Mane, Future, Waka Flocka Flame and Chief Keef. His mixtape Street Lottery received positive reviews and was certified gold on popular mixtape site DatPiff. It was placed at number 24 on SPIN's 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013.
Christopher Bellard also known by his stage name, Young Maylay, is an American rapper, record producer and actor from Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his portrayal of Carl "CJ" Johnson, the main character and protagonist of the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
David Darnell Brown, best known by his stage name Young Buck, is an American rapper. As a music executive, he heads his own record label, Cashville Records, and is a former member of the hip hop groups G-Unit but continues to be tied to a legally binding contract that prevents him from releasing new music.
Marvin Young, better known by his stage name Young M.C., is a British-born American rapper, singer and actor. He is best known for his 1989 hit "Bust a Move". His debut album Stone Cold Rhymin' found international acclaim; however, subsequent albums have not reached the same level of success. Young has also appeared in film in acting roles and cameo appearances and has appeared in several television programs.
Rufus Cooper III, also known by his stage name Young Noble, is an American rapper who is best known for being part of Tupac Shakur's rap group Outlawz. Noble joined the Outlawz in early 1996, and was also the last member to be added to the group by Tupac himself before the late rapper's death in September 1996.
Mititaiagimene Young Vivian is a Niuean politician who has twice been the premier of his country. Representing the Niue People's Action Party, he defeated sitting premier Sani Lakatani in May 2002 elections. Vivian had previously served as premier for a brief period from 12 December 1992 to 9 March 1993 following the death of Sir Robert Rex. He had also previously been the secretary general of the Pacific Community from 1979 until 1982. He was re-elected to the Niue Assembly unopposed in elections that were held in April 2005. He was again re-elected unopposed to Parliament in the 2008 elections. However, he lost his position as premier when he was successfully challenged by fellow MP Toke Talagi after that election. Talagi was elected premier by the Assembly, with fourteen votes to Vivian's five, and one abstaining.