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“Baby” is the latest single from Mancunian rapper and singer Aitch, featuring American rapper and singer Ashanti. Released on the 10th March 2022, the song samples “Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)” from Ashanti, and is classed as a UK rap track with a nostalgic sound.

Baby” sees Aitch ask a lover to be with him, and emphasising his genuine feelings for her, not just lust. On the red carpet at the BandLab NME Awards 2022, Aitch teased the catchy tune:

“I think everyone’s gonna love it. It’s a little meaningful one, a little love song for all the people who need that right now. It was inspired by a lot of things, like other people’s relationships around me, my past relationships. When you hear it, you’ll get it […].”

The music video was released via Aitch’s YouTube channel on the 10th March 2022. Directed by Zain Alexander Shammas, the video shows Aitch at a large house with a lover who slowly grow apart as Aitch doesn’t have time to upkeep the relationship, which leads the lover to leave a note and leaving him. At the end of the video, Amelia Dimoldenberg (Aitch’s girlfriend) surprises him on his doorstep. In 12 days, the video had recieved a total of 3.2 million views and 100 thousand likes, as well as being #2 on YouTube’s trending page for music.

Read the lyrics to “Baby” here.

*All information accurate at the time of publishing. 

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Release Date

10th March 2022


FRED, Crooza, BERWYN, Benji Gibson & Aitch


BERWYN, Crooza, Benji Gibson & FRED


Capitol Records UK

Chart Rankings

- #2 in the UK - #7 in Ireland *All chart rankings accurate at the time of publishing.

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