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Lil Tjay Biography
Lil Tjay better known by his stage name Lil Tjay is an American rapper and songwriter from the Bronx, New York. He is best known for his singles “Resume” and “Brothers”, with the latter receiving 32.7 million plays on SoundCloud, which led to his signing with Columbia Records
Tjay was born Tione Merritt and raised in the South Bronx with his mother and siblings. In middle school, Lil Tjay began to get into fights and get involved in robberies leading him to serve multiple two and three-month sentences. At the age of 15, he was sentenced to one year in a youth detention center.
This longer time period influenced Lil Tjay to begin writing lyrics. In late 2017, Lil Tjay made a promise to his family that he would no longer be involved in crime. Before recording in a studio, he made several songs on his phone and computer, using bars designed to work in hip-hop style. He was inspired by Usher and Michael Jackson, which his mother would play as he was growing up.
Lil Tjay Age
He is 21 years old as of 2022.TJay was born on April 30th, 2001 in the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He celebrates his birthday on the 30th of April every year.
Lil Tjay Education
He has not disclosed information on where he attended High School or College/ University. The information will however be updated as soon as it is available.
Lil Tjay Height|Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 60kgs.
Lil Tjay Family
He was born Tione Merritt and raised in the South Bronx with his mother and siblings. However, he has not revealed information regarding his family members, this information is currently under review and will be updated soon.
Lil Tjay Wife
He has not revealed whether he| is in a relationship as he likes to keep his personal life private. However, this information is under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.
Lil Tjay Children
He has not revealed whether he has children as he likes to keep his personal life private. However, this information is under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.
Lil Tjay Career
In 2017, Lil Tjay began releasing music on SoundCloud, including the singles “Resume” and “Brothers. “Resume” was released while Tjay was still 16 years old, and was paired with a homemade video of Tjay hanging out in a small apartment, which soon began to spread online.
On March 10, 2018, Tjay competed and placed first at the Coast 2 Coast NYC All Ages Edition, where his performance gained the attention of a record label A&R who was in attendance to judge the showcase. He signed with Columbia Records after they noticed his song “Brothers”, which had amassed millions of streams on SoundCloud. On it, Tjay raps about death, dejection, and incarceration.
Within the first ten months of Lil Tjay’s music career, he had released five tracks that recorded over a million plays on SoundCloud. “Resume” gained 14 million views in just over a year. “Brothers” has accumulated 32.7 million plays on SoundCloud. Other notable singles include “Goat”, which has 15.7 million plays on SoundCloud, and “Leaked”, which has 13.6 million plays.
In July 2018, Lil Tjay worked with producer Cash Money AP to release “None of Your Love”, which amassed 18.2 million plays in eight months. Cash Money AP has produced tracks for rappers such as Lil Skies, Ty Dolla Sign, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
In January 2019, He was featured on a single with Polo G titled “Pop Out”, which has 27 million views on YouTube. When the artist released “Leaked” in September 2018, the song gained over 600,000 plays in less than a week on SoundCloud.
Lil Tjay Personal Life
During several interviews, TJAY stated he was the problem child of the family. When he was in middle school, he started fighting with other boys in his neighborhood and school. He even committed petty thefts. According to him, his mother was shocked when she found out what he had been doing when he was not home.
He was apparently a very well-behaved child at home. Whenever he felt the need to curse at someone, he would first go out of the house, and then do it.
In 2016, at the age of 15, he was incarcerated for a robbery and spent a year in a youth detention center in New York. While he had gotten used to spending two or three months in prison during his middle school days, the year-long sentencing forced him to reconsider the choices he was making in his life. During his time at the center, he started writing lyrics and decided to seek a life without crime.
Sometime in 2017, he was released from the center. Immediately, his mother asked him to promise her that he would mend his ways. He did but he knew that it was not true. While he was trying to put his past activities behind him, he was still “stuck in his old habits”.
The shift ultimately came when he started visiting a recording studio. In an interview with ‘Pitchfork,’ TJAY has admitted that he has never been in a relationship. While he harbored feelings for various girls over the years, he never committed. He also admitted that he is currently interested in a non-celebrity girl from his neighborhood.
Lil Tjay Concert
His upcoming concerts are as follows;
1. Saturday 27 April 2019Lil Tjaywith Kur… LIV Nightclub, Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, FL, US
2. Friday 24 May 2019Lil Tjaywith Young NudyThe Observatory, Santa Ana, CA, US
3. Saturday 25 May 2019Lil TjayComplex Oakland, Oakland, CA, US
4. Friday 31 May 2019Lil TjayStarland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ, US
5. Saturday 29 June 2019 – Sunday 30 June 2019Lil TjaySummer Smash 2019Douglas Park Cultural & Community Center, Chicago, IL, US
Lil Tjay Songs
Teenage rapper Lil TJay has built a growing fanbase with comparisons to viral hits such as;
2. Long Time
8. Move Right
9. Pop Out
10. Tear Us Apart
11. Ride for You
12. None of Your Love
Lil Tjay Net Worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earns from his music career.