Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard (born 17 August 2003), professionally known as the Kid Laroi (stylised The Kid LAROI.), is an Australian singer and songwriter. Born in Waterloo, New South Wales, he originally gained recognition from his association and friendship with Juice Wrld while he was on tour in Australia. Laroi is from the Kamilaroi people, an Indigenous Australian nation, from which he derived his artist name "Laroi".He gained a local following before joining a partnership agreement with Lil Bibby's Grade A Productions and Columbia Records. and attained further popularity with his song "Go" featuring Juice Wrld, which peaked at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100. His debut mixtape F*ck Love (2020) peaked at number one on the Australian ARIA Charts, making him the youngest Australian solo artist ever to reach the top, and also reached number one on the US Billboard 200. Additionally, Laroi's songs "Without You", its remix with Miley Cyrus, and "Stay" (with Justin Bieber) reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, with "Stay" peaking at number one for seven non-consecutive weeks.