A star in the Hip-hop world, Lil Tjay is an American songwriter, rapper, and singer. Despite stiff competition, Lil Tjay’s art has grown over time. Since 2017, Tjay’s singles have continued to market his talent making him one of the best Hip Hop musicians.
As of 2022, Lil TJay's net worth is estimated to be $1,000,000.
|Given Name||Tione Jayden Merritt|
|Famous Name||Lil TJay|
|Source(s) of Fame||Rapper, Songwriter|
|Date of Birth||April 30, 2021|
|Place of Birth||New York, New York, USA|
Born on 30th April 2001, Lil Tjay is a great singer at 20. Further, Tjay was born in The Bronx in New York City. His real name is Tione Jayden Merritt.
Besides, his stage name is a simple abbreviation from his real name. The name “Tjay” comes from the first letter of his first name, “Tione.” Meanwhile, “Jay” comes from the first three letters of his middle name, “Jayden.”
Lil Tjay’s mother is Ghanaian. Again, she raised Lil Tjay along with his two siblings alone. Thus, Lil Tjay had a challenging life growing.
Indeed, Lil Tjay recounts that he’d participate in robberies and fights. So, Tjay terms himself as the most troublesome among his other siblings.
In 2016, Lil Tjay’s life took a new path that’d forever change his life. Due to his robbery activities, Tjay faced robbery charges. In the end, Tjay got a one-year sentence at a youth rehabilitation center at 15.
While under detention, Lil Tjay began repurposing his life. He discovered that he had a fantastic talent that could make him famous. So, Lil Tjay started writing lyrics for some of his top hits.
Later, Lil Tjay uploaded “Resume” on SoundCloud. The song was a game-changer for the then 16-year-old. Further, it appealed to dozens of people across different online communities.
The song gave him the energy to aim higher. So, in March 2018, Lil Tjay joined a competitive musical competition. The competition was “The Coast 2 Coast LIVE NYC All Ages Edition”.
Lil Tjay topped the competition to the surprise of many. Hence, Tjay grabbed the attention of an executive record deal, “A & R.” After the contest, Lil Tjay wrote and released another hit song dubbed “Brothers.”
The song excelled and earned him another recording deal. Thus, Tjay agreed to partner with “Columbia records,” a famous label.
Afterward, Lil Tjay composed and released other songs. The songs grabbed millions of listeners on SoundCloud. For example, he released “Leaked” and “Goat” songs.
Later in July 2018, Lil Tjay collaborated with CashMoney Ap. And, together, they came up with another song titled “None of Your Love.” Like the past songs, the new hit got millions of online streams.
Lil Tjay continues to release many fantastic songs. His latest projects include “Calling my phone” and “State of Emergency.”
Also, he collaborates with different artists to give his music a sense of diversity. For example, he’s worked with Izay, Pop Smoke, and CashMoney Ap.
Lil Tjay is 1.75 meters tall. Besides, his hair’s natural color is black, while his eyes are brown. Also, Tjay has a weight of around 68 kilograms which matches his complexion.
Nonetheless, before fame, Tjay committed street fighting and robbery. Thus he got a one-year sentence for theft.
Tjay began composing music while under detention. After detention, Tjay promised his mother that he’d avoid crime. Today, Lil Tjay has fulfilled his vow to stop committing crimes.
Additionally, details about Tjay’s dating life remain scanty. So, our records reveal that Tjay is single. Yet, there’re claims that Tjay is dating Lala Baptise.
Lala made an appearance in the music video for “Mood Swings.” But Lil Tjay hasn’t indicated that he’s dating anyone.
Indeed, social media continues to market Lil Tjay’s career. Thus, Lil Tjay’s Instagram account has 6.6 Million followers. Besides, Tjay’s Twitter account has 768.7 thousand followers.
Tjay’s YouTube channel has 4.22 million subscribers. Further, Tjay’s Spotify channel has 17,398,300 monthly listeners. Also, his SoundCloud channel has 806,482 listeners.
Lil Tjay rose from detention to a top Hip Hop singer. Indeed, Lil Tjay’s story is full of inspiration.
Lil Tjay’s music is a reflection of his beliefs and life lessons. Lil Tjay continues to produce excellent music for his audience.
Lil Tjay’s net worth currently stands at $1 million.
Lil TJay has sometimes been associated with other Rappers such as Young Nuddy, 24KGoldn, Wyclef Jean, YNW BSlime, 42 Dugg, Jaycee Shakur, NLE Choppa, Lil Toenail, and MoneyBagg Yo.