Spotify’s RapCaviar Crowns Lil Baby as the MVP of 2020


Lil Baby is 2020’s Most Valuable Player according to Spotify listeners. The streaming service crowned the Atlanta rap star the MVP in their superlatives announced on Oct. 6 through their RapCaviar page. Fans voted for the coveted MVP title from Spotify’s option pool of the late Pop Smoke, Roddy Ricch, Lil Uzi Vert, besides Lil Baby.

They also awarded Young Thug with Coach of the Year, while fans voted 2020 Rookie of the Year to be Don Toliver.


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The results are in… 2020’s MVP goes to @lilbaby_1 🏆 #lilbaby

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Lil Baby has had quite the year, and currently stands as the first and only artist to go 2x platinum in 2020. The feat is thanks to his My Turn album released in February, which soon became both the top selling and top streaming album in the country for 2020 with over four billion streams to date.

In June, the Atlanta rap star stepped into activism and took a stance for Black Lives Matter with the release of “The Bigger Picture.” All proceeds from the song were donated to The National Association of Black Journalists Breonna Taylor’s Attorney, The Bail Project and BLM.

The nominees were chosen by the RapCaviar editors based on their performance on the playlist as well as elsewhere on Spotify, with fans voting on the MVP and Rookie of the Year awards through social media polls.


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The people have spoken. 2020’s Rookie of the Year goes to Don Toliver! 🏅 #dontoliver

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Don Toliver’s been on fire since 2020 began, appearing on albums from the likes of the legendary Nas to the elusive Dom Kennedy, going gold with his appearance on Internet Money’s “Lemonade” with NAV and Gunna and releasing his debut studio album, Heaven Or Hell. The 12-track LP arrived in March and featured appearances from Travis Scott, Quavo, Offset and more.