Lil Tjay is a songwriter and rapper from the United States of America. His original name is Tione Jayden Merritt. 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 his favorite rap artists. The guy gained prominence through his collaboration work with Polo G on his hit number ‘Pop Out’. It proved a massive success and eventually entered the Billboard Hot 100 list to secure the 11th position. Lil’s two songs ‘Leaked’ and ‘Brothers’ became overwhelmingly popular on SoundCloud. The overnight success of these two songs paved Tjay’s way to sing a record deal with Columbia Records.
Lil Tjay Personal Life, Childhood and Family
Jay was born on April 30, 2001, in New York, United States. He spent the entire childhood alongside two siblings. His single mother raised all of the kids 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 involved in several assaults at school. He also exposed to street crime and criminal activities. As a result of his unlawful activities, he 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 with criminal life, he decided to live a peaceful life. Lil Tjay’s is single. There is no information about his previous relationship. However, from sources, it is known that he is interested in a girl from his neighborhood.
He is 5.9 ft. tall and weighs 69 kg. Lil Tjay has two pairs of dark brown eyes and black hair.
Lil Tjay Net worth
He has a net worth of $1 million USD. As a rapper, his earnings are in the ranges of $26k-$122k USD. His average earnings as a songwriter are $43k US. As a YouTuber, his earn with one video upload in his channel is around $20k US that makes $380k US and he also earns through his musical concerts.
Lil Tjay Professional Career
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 Drunk. 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’. 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 good recognition among the music circles. He has given numerous outstanding and chart-topping numbers to the American music industry.
On October 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 ranked 5 on the US Hot Albums chart. The same album received a tremendous response from other major music markets. Lil 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 featured in other artists’ songs and received appreciation from music circles. Lil Tjay joined hands with the famous record producer Cash Money AP in July 2018 and launched ‘None of Your Love’. The song hit and received 18.2 million plays in just 8 months from the official release date. His other song titled ‘Leaked’ was launched in September 2018. It garnered more than 600k online plays SoundCloud within a week.
Social Media Influence
He has 4.5 million followers on Instagram and 327.6k on Twitter. Lil Tjay also has a self-titled YouTube channel with 1.28 million subscribers and 449 million views. He is also active in SoundCloud with 354k followers and 37 posts.