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Jarad Anthony Higgins (December 2, 1998 December 8, 2019), known professionally as Juice Wrld (pronounced "juice world"; stylized as Juice WRLD), was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter, born in Chicago, Illinois. His song "Lucid Dreams" has been played on the music streaming platform Spotify over one billion times. "Lucid Dreams" and his earlier hit single "All Girls Are the Same" helped him gain a recording contract with Lil Bibby's Grade A Productions and Interscope Records.

"All Girls Are the Same" and "Lucid Dreams" were two of five singles that were included in Higgins' debut studio album Goodbye & Good Riddance, which went on to become certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 5, 2018.The album enjoyed positive critical reception, and contained three other singles: "Armed and Dangerous", "Lean wit Me" and "Wasted", all of which charted on the Billboard Hot 100. After collaborating with Future on the mixtape Wrld on Drugs (2018), Higgins released his second studio album Death Race for Love in March 2019, which went to number one on the Billboard 200.

His posthumous feature on Eminem's January 2020 single, "Godzilla", has also contributed to the rapper's rise in popularity following his death from a drug overdose.

Higgins was featured alongside Sheck Wes on Travis Scott's song "No Bystanders", from Scott's third studio album, Astroworld. The song peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. He also made his late night television debut performing the song "Lucid Dreams" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on August 8, 2018. On October 15, 2018, the music video for the song "Armed and Dangerous" was released and the lead single for the collaborative mixtape, Wrld on Drugs with Future was also released, called "Fine China".The mixtape was released on October 19, 2018, via Epic Records.He also contributed to the soundtrack for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in December 2018, with a song from the soundtrack, titled "Hide", featuring American singer Seezyn.

In December 2018, Ski Mask the Slump God confirmed that he and Higgins would release a joint mixtape called Evil Twins in 2019. The pair also announced a 2019 tour featuring 30 concerts across North America. Higgins' second studio album, Death Race for Love, was released on March 8, 2019. The album topped the Billboard 200 chart. He then embarked on The Nicki Wrld Tour, alongside Trinidadian-American rapper Nicki Minaj. .

On December 8, 2019, Higgins collapsed and died from a suspected drug-induced seizure at Midway International Airport in Chicago, after landing at Midway on a private jet from Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles. His death provoked an outpouring of grief across social media and the music industry. Higgins' funeral was held in Harvey, Illinois on five days later, on December 13, 2019.

Posthumous releases

On January 22, 2020, an announcement was posted on Higgins' Instagram account by members of his family and team at Grade A Productions. The announcement thanked fans for their adoration for Higgins and confirmed their intention to release music that he was still working on at the time of his death

On March 13, 2020, a remix of the single, "Suicidal (song)", from YNW Melly's debut studio album, Melly vs. Melvin, was released that featured vocals from Higgins. The remix included a different verse and outro that Higgins had recorded. The song reappeared on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 20 following the release of the remix.

On April 23, 2020, Higgins' estate announced on his Instagram account that his first posthumous single, "Righteous", would be released later that night. "Righteous" released at midnight on April 24, 2020, and an accompanying music video with footage of Higgins was uploaded to his channel.Higgins recorded the song at his home studio in Los Angeles.

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