Lil Tjay is the prestigious songwriter and rapper from the United States of America. He was originally named Tione Jayden Merritt by his parents. He adopted the stage name ‘Lil Tjay’ while introducing himself in the professional rap world. Originally from New York City, he grew up in the Bronx. He spent his childhood listening to favorite rap artists. The guy gained prominence through his collaboration work with Polo G on his hit number ‘Pop Out’. It proved to be a massive success and eventually entered the Billboard Hot 100 list to secure 11th position. Lil’s two songs ‘Leaked’ and ‘Brothers’ became overwhelmingly popular on SoundCloud and across other media websites on the internet. The overnight success of these two songs paved Tjay’s way to sing a record deal with Columbia Records.
Experienced in Hip Hop genre, Tjay proved his outstanding musical talent soon after appearing on the cloud of the American rap world. The rising rap artist has successfully performed fascinating associated acts with Lil Wayne, Jay Critch, DigDat, Polo G, and Lil Durk. He started his official singing career in 2017 and since then has launched exciting numbers. At the beginning of his professional endeavor, the rapper started recording and uploading his songs to the largest music streaming website ‘SoundCloud’. Tracks such as ‘Brothers’ and ‘Resume’ are the initial musical efforts that he presented through his official SoundCloud account at the age of 16.
Lil Tjay joined hands with the famous record producer Cash Money AP in July 2018 and launched ‘None of Your Love’. The song turned out to be a massive hit and received 18.2 million plays in just 8 months from the official release date. The record producer known as Cash Money AP has helped many other renowned artists in their professional careers. He has previously worked with YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla Sign, and Lil Skies. His another song titled ‘Leaked’ was launched in September 2018. It garnered more than 600,000 online plays SoundCloud within a week.
Who are Lil Tjay's Parents?
Tjay’s opened his eyes on Apr 30, 2001, in New York, United States. He spent the entire childhood alongside two siblings. All three kids were raised by a single mother who lived in a one-room apartment in the Bronx. Life wasn’t too easy for them at the beginning. The poor mother had to work day and night to earn a livelihood for her three children. Tjay’s father was absent when he came to this world. He witnessed his mother living from hand to mouth. That’s the reason he always wanted to provide for his family. He decided to pursue a career in the professional music industry.
He saw other rappers earn a hefty amount from their singing careers. That’s why he made up his mind to flourish in the American rap world. During his childhood, he caused a lot of distress to his mother. Being a young kid, Tjay was involved in several assaults at school. He was also exposed to street crime and criminal activities. As a result of his unlawful activities, he was kept in a detention center for almost a year in New York City. He started to write lyrics of songs while being under custody. After getting fed up from criminal life, he decided to live a peaceful life.
Tjay kicked off his singing career by uploading self-written songs on SoundCloud. He received a mixed response from fans at the beginning. However, he kept working hard to make his numbers enormous hits. A few songs such as ‘Resume’ and ‘Brother’s garnered critical acclaim and helped Tjay gain a good recognition among the music circles. He has given numerous outstanding and chart-topping numbers to the American music industry.
On Oct 11, 2019, he came out with his official debut studio album ‘True 2 Myself’. It received Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. It was ranked 5 on the US Hot Albums chart. The same album received a tremendous response from other major music markets including the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands. Tjay launched two extended plays titled ‘F.N’ and ‘No Comparison’. After launching numerous hit singles, Tjay has become one of the leading rappers in the American hip hop industry. He got featured in other artists’ songs and received appreciation from music circles.
The rapper was born and raised in the South Bronx. Due to this reason, he sings songs in English but also incorporates Spanish to make his numbers sound more interesting. Although, he cannot speak Spanish fluently, yet he loves using this lingo in his musical hits. Originally from Ghana, he belongs to an Afro-American ancestry. He considers famous artists Meek Mill and Drake as his musical inspirations.
Does Lil Tjay have a Girlfriend?
According to alleged reports, Tjay has been linked with more than a few women in the past. However, the guy never said anything about his private love life. He seems to be slightly shy when it comes to talking about his previous relationships. In one of his interviews, the rapper admitted that he is keenly interested in a woman living in his neighborhood. Tjay has neither engaged nor married with anyone as of today. The guy has no plans to get married in the near future. He likes spending hours on recording sessions and seeing his songs entering top charts in the United States.
How much is Lil Tjay's Net Worth?
Soon after starting his life as a professional rapper, he became popular in his neighborhood. Most of the people call him the Justin Bieber of (Bronx) New York. He recorded and launched many hit singles such as Goat, Ride for You, Brothers, Pa$to, Ruthless, Go In, Laneswitch, Hold on, 20/20, and Leaked. Most of the songs went into top charts on the US Billboard. Furthermore, he received a positive response from other major regions such as New Zealand, Canada, and the Netherlands. The 19-year-old rapper owns a net worth totaled $1 Million. Critics expect him to become wealthier in the coming years.