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Lil Kleine is a Dutch rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. He collaborated with fellow rapper Ronnie Flex to produce the number one single “Drank & Drugs” and the number one album WOP!.
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Profession||Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actor|
Lil Kleine who real name is Jorik Scholten was born on October 15, 1994 (age 27 years) in the Nieuwmarkt district of Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is the son of Parents: Babette Verhoef and Maarten Scholten. At the age of one, he was diagnosed with leukaemia in his back that required surgery. He spent the first seven years of his life in De Wallen, moving to Amsterdam-Oost with his father Maarten Scholten after his parents divorced.
Lil Kleine was signed with talent agencies at an early age and made his acting debut in the 2005 film Diep. After befriending rapper Lange Frans, Scholten began performing with Lange Frans’ band D-Men on-stage. In 2012, Scholten adopted the stage name “Lil’ Kleine” and released his first EP, “Tuig van de Richel”. The following year, the song “Zo Verdomd Alleen”, which he recorded with Danny de Munk, reached the Single Top 100.
After signing with hip-hop label TopNotch in 2013, Scholten collaborated with fellow rapper Ronnie Flex to produce the single “Drank & Drugs”, a song about alcohol, drugs and sex, which reached number one on the Single Top 100 and was certified double platinum. “Drank & Drugs” won the 3FM Award for Best Single in March 2016.
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In February 2016, Lil Kleine released his debut album WOP!. In the album’s first week, all eleven of its tracks ranked within the top 35 of the Single Top 100 and the album reached number 1 on the Album Top 100 – it is the first hip hop/rap album in the Netherlands to accomplish these feats.
The album WOP! also became the most-streamed new album on Spotify in Dutch history, being streamed over 1.5 million times during the 24 hours after its release, beating the previous record-holder, Justin Bieber’s Purpose. Also in its first week, all of the album’s tracks ranked within Spotify’s Netherlands Top 50, with singles “Niet Omdat Het Moet” and “1, 2, 3” (both featuring Ronnie Flex) at numbers 1 and 2 respectively. “Niet Omdat Het Moet” received over half a million views on YouTube during its first few days, being the most-viewed YouTube video in the Netherlands at the time.
Lil Kleine’s second album, Alleen, was released in May 2017. All eleven of its tracks reached Spotify’s Netherlands Top 25, with songs “Krantenwijk” (featuring Boef) and “Alleen” at numbers 1 and 2 respectively. Collectively, Scholten’s songs were streamed by 1.84 million listeners on Spotify during the month preceding the album’s release – the first time an individual Dutch artist’s music was streamed by that many listeners in the space of a month.
In 2017, Lil Kleine was one of fifteen celebrities who competed in the nineteenth season of Expeditie Robinson. He was the first contestant to leave the competition, having been voted off at his own request after three days.
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In 2018, Scholten became a coach on the ninth season of The Voice of Holland and served as a coach until the tenth season.
In 2020, Scholten released his third album, Jongen Van De Straat. From 2021, Scholten offers entrepreneurial courses together with Boef.
Lil Kleine is engaged to Jaimie Joanne Vaes. His wife Jaime Vaes is a social media influencer, model and skincare line developer. The couple have a son born in June 2019.
On 23 May 2021, Lil Kleine was arrested in Ibiza for beating his partner, Jaimie Vaes, and breaking her phone. After spending the night at the Civil Guard, he was provisionally released and his case was provisionally dismissed by the Violence Against Women Court.
The complainant did not appear before the court and had reportedly left the country. The incident made the theme of domestic violence a much discussed subject in the Dutch media that week.
On 2 June 2021, the couple released a joint video in which they denied physical violence had taken place.
Lil Kleine net worth
How much is Lil Kleine worth? Lil Kleine net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His main source of income is from his music and acting career. Kleine successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest and influential musicians in the Netherlands.