American rapper and singer Tione Jayden Merritt, known professionally as Lil Tjay has released his new single, “In My Head.”
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. Soon after, Lil Tjay released the single “Brothers”, which became his biggest song at the time and led to him signing with Columbia Records.
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. 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”.
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.