Lil Tjay Net Worth:$600 Thousand
|Net Worth:||$600 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 30, 2001 (20 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||The Bronx, New York, U.S.|
Tione Jayden Merritt (born April 30, 2001), known professionally as Lil Tjay is an American rapper and singer. His stage name is derived from the first letter of his first name and first three letters of his middle name.
Lil Tjay net worth:
Lil Tjay is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter who has a net worth of $600 thousand. Lil Tjay was born in South Bronx, New York City, New York in April 2001. He released his debut extended play No Comparison in 2018 on Columbia records. Lil Tjay released his extended play F.N in 2019 which reached #38 on the Billboard 200 chart and #35 in Canada.
lil Tjay Biography
Merritt was born in the Bronx borough of New York City. He was raised by a single mother and had two younger siblings in what was described as a “roomy” apartment.
Merritt called himself the problematic child out of the 3, as he would often get himself into petty robberies and school fights. At the age of 15, Merritt was arrested for one of his robberies and was sentenced for a year to a youth detention center where he would begin to write raps; they included one of his hit songs “Resume”, which he released on SoundCloud.
In 2018, Lil Tjay signed to Columbia Records. Lil Tjay’s debut studio album, True 2 Myself, was released in 2019. The following year, he released the mixtape State of Emergency that features only drill artists from New York City.
True 2 Myself debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200, marking the album his first charted release. His second studio album, Destined 2 Win, was released in 2021 and included the single “Calling My Phone”, a collaboration with American singer 6lack, his highest-charting song yet
Lil Tjay Career
2016–2019: Beginnings, record deal, and True 2 Myself
In 2016, Lil Tjay began releasing music on SoundCloud. “Resume”, one of his first songs, was released when Lil Tjay was 16 years old, and quickly began spreading online.
On March 10, 2018, Lil Tjay competed and placed first at the Coast 2 Coast LIVE NYC All Ages Edition, where his performance gained the attention of a record label A&R who was in attendance to judge the showcase. Lil Tjay released the single “Brothers“, which became his biggest song at the time and led to him signing with Columbia Records.
His single “Brothers” reached #9 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Bubbling Under chart and was certified gold.
Within the first ten months of Lil Tjay’s music career, he had released five tracks that recorded over one million plays on SoundCloud. “Brothers”, “Resume”, “Goat”, and “Leaked” each accumulated tens of millions of streams.
In July 2018, Lil Tjay worked with producer CashMoneyAP to release “None of Your Love”, which also amassed tens of millions of plays. Lil Tjay released his debut EP No Comparison at the end of 2018.
In January 2019, Lil Tjay was featured on fellow American rapper Polo G’s single “Pop Out”, which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lil Tjay was featured on the single “Pop Out” by Polo G which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 11 chart and #12 in Canada. He has collaborated with other artists including Tory Lanez, French Montana, Blueface, PrettyMuch, Don Q, and Yung Bans. Lil Tjay has also released the singles “Leaked”, “Long Time”, “Goat”, “Resume”, “Ride for You”, “None of Your Love”, “Pa$to”, “Ruthless” (featuring Jay Critch), and “Laneswitch”.
In July, he was featured on boy band PrettyMuch’s “Lying”. Later that year, he released an EP titled F.N; the project’s lead single, “F.N”, peaked at number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became his first solo charting song. Lil Tjay released his debut album True 2 Myself on October 11, 2019. It debuted and peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard 200. In December, he was featured on a remix of 24kGoldn’s song “Valentino”.
2020–present: State of Emergency and Destined 2 Win
In early 2020, Lil Tjay reached the Billboard Hot 100 again with his single “20/20”, which peaked at number 94 on the chart. On May 8, 2020, Lil Tjay released the EP State of Emergency, which focused heavily on drill music, a popular subgenre in New York City.
The seven-song EP included the track “Zoo York”, featuring Fivio Foreign and Pop Smoke, which peaked at number 65 on the Hot 100. In July 2020, Lil Tjay appeared on Pop Smoke’s debut posthumous album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, on the track “Mood Swings”, which reached number 17 on the Hot 100.On August 11, Lil Tjay was included on XXL’s 2020 Freshman Class. In October, Lil Tjay hinted at a new project on Twitter.
On February 12, 2021, Lil Tjay released his single “Calling My Phone”, a collaboration with American singer 6lack, which was accompanied by a music video directed by Cam Busby.
The song debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the highest-charting single of Lil Tjay’s career. On March 19, Lil Tjay released “Headshot”, a collaboration with Polo G and Fivio Foreign as the second single from his second studio album, Destined 2 Win, which was released on April 2, 2021. The album consists of twenty-one tracks.
Lil Tjay Musical style
Influenced by his upbringing in the Bronx, Lil Tjay is a melodic rapper who frequently incorporates Auto-Tune in his songs. He has drawn comparisons to fellow New York rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he revealed that his biggest musical influences are Drake, Meek Mill, and Usher.
Lil Tjay also credits his success to his year spent in prison, where he claims that his ability to write songs peaked. In Pitchfork’s featured article on Lil Tjay, he is referred to as a “hip-hop heartthrob”.
Later in the interview, Lil Tjay explained that he is often called the “Bronx Justin Bieber” because of his sampling Justin Bieber’s “Baby