A new indie pop artist who was born and raised in Queensland has been hailed as a trap master by her fans.
Key points:Deebo is the latest in a long line of artists to emerge from Queensland in recent years and has been dubbed a trap singer and songwriterIn June she was arrested for allegedly selling drugsIn December she was sentenced to five years in prison after she was convicted of possessing illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia and threatening to kill a police officerIn December, she was ordered to pay $100,000 in fines and court costs by the Queensland Supreme CourtBut her story is far from typical of trap artists who have found success on the Australian dance scene.
“I’m really proud of Deebo for the work she’s done,” said Dwayne Thomas, co-founder of the local dance music group Bodega, who has worked with her in the past.
“It’s so easy to make a trap album.
There’s so many of them, it’s like a genre of music, it doesn’t really exist anymore, it seems to be a genre for people that don’t understand the art form.”
She’s made it through so many people that haven’t been into the trap world before, and it’s a genre that’s been around for years.
“In her early 20s, Deebo was working as a waitress in Queensland’s Brisbane city centre.
She first made her name by playing her acoustic guitar in a Brisbane punk band, then in the mid-2000s began releasing her own singles, and was even signed to an indie label, Black Hole, before signing to a major label, Virgin Records.
Her debut album, ‘Merry Christmas’, was released in 2014 and hit the top of the Australian charts, but soon went platinum.
Her next album, 2013’s ‘Satisfaction’, was nominated for three Grammy awards, including best dance single, and went gold.
In 2016, she released ‘The Love Inside Me’, a collaboration with rapper and producer Lil Wayne, but failed to win the Grammy for best hip hop record.
The following year, she made her debut in the mainstream with the release of ‘Happy Birthday’, a song that included guest appearances by Eminem and Jhene Aiko.
In 2017, she teamed up with producer Jay Rock to release her debut album ‘The New Year’, which also featured appearances from Jay-Z, Nas and Future.
She followed up the next year with ‘Prayer’, another collaboration with Future.
In 2018, she partnered up with R&B singer Rihanna to release ‘The World Is My Sanctuary’, which was a big hit and led to the rapper’s debut album and singles ‘Blow Your Mind’, ‘Fame’ and ‘Love Yourself’.
Deebos popularity soared in 2019, when she was signed to Virgin Records, and continued to tour the world with Bodegabe.
She released her sophomore album, All Your Fault, in 2020.
The next year, her first solo album, My Heart Will Go On, was released.
It featured guest appearances from Kanye West, Usher, Lil Wayne and Drake.
Her third album, The New Year, hit the Top 40 of the US charts.
The year after, she signed to a joint venture with RCA Records.
She released her fourth album, Let’s Go Home, which featured guest spots from Jay Rock, Rihanna, Lil Uzi Vert, Wiz Khalifa, T-Pain and more.
Deebos next project, ‘Dangerous’, was her first since ‘Happy’.
The year following, she joined the R&b group Big Boi.
She later teamed up again with Rancid, releasing their sixth album, the first to feature guest appearances.
In 2019, she returned to the indie music scene with her debut EP, ‘The Story Is So Simple’.
It was followed by her sixth album ‘Trap Queen’, which featured collaborations with The Weeknd, Lil Yachty, Chance The Rapper, Chance the Rapper & The Weekend.
In 2020, she announced she was divorcing her husband, rapper Kanye West.
In 2021, she and her partner, Jay Rock released ‘Tiny Lights’, which went gold and topped the Australian singles chart.
The Year After that, she married rapper Future.
The ‘New Year’ and the ‘Tunnel of Love’ followed in 2022, with ‘Tune In’ featuring guest appearances including The Weekends Lil Yacob and Jay Z.
The decade after that, Deebos fourth album ‘Love Like It’s Your Last’.
Released in 2020, it was a commercial success, and included appearances from Chance The Artist, Future, Eminem and Rihanna.
Deeeebo and her husband had their own child in the early 2040s.
In 2022, she started her first tour, called ‘All Your Fault’.
It included appearances by Future, Drake, Lil B and Lil Wayne.
The tour finished in 2024