14 September 2017, 11:54
This is unbelievable...
Lil Uzi Vert is reaping some serious rewards from the success his chart-smashing single 'XO Tour Life', according to reports.
The 23-year-old rapper, who hails from Philadelphia, dropped the monster track on Soundcloud back in February whilst opening shows for The Weeknd on his Legend Of The Fall Tour.
Since then, 'XO Tour Life' has reached around 1.3 billion audio and video streams, achieved double platinum certification and catapulted Uzi's career into superstardom.
And the young rapper appears to be banking on the success of his mega hit.
According to Vulture, industry insiders claim the song is expected to rake in $4.5 million for his record label, Atlantic Records, with a whopping $900,000 going directly to Uzi himself.
Meanwhile, Lil Uzi Vert's hotly-anticipated debut album 'Luv Is Rage 2' debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts following its August release.
The rapper consequently picked up the "Song of the Summer" award for 'XO Tour Llif3' at the MTV Video Music Awards 2017 just a few days later.
During the show, Uzi performed a surprise stripped-down rendition of the song alongside Ed Sheeran.