6lack (stylized as 6LACK and pronounced "black”), is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. With his unique blend of R&B and hip-hop, he has captivated audiences worldwide with his soulful vocals and introspective lyrics.
Born Ricardo Valdez Valentine on June 24, 1992, in Baltimore, Maryland, 6lack found solace in music at a young age. Inspired by artists like Usher and Sade, he began writing songs and honing his craft.
After moving to Atlanta in pursuit of his musical dreams, 6lack gained recognition for his mixtapes and collaborations with fellow artists. His breakthrough came in 2016 with the release of his debut album "Free 6lack," which earned critical acclaim and commercial success.