Lil Tjay

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Lil Tjay
Lil Tjay in 2019
Lil Tjay in 2019
Background information
Birth nameTione Jayden Merritt
Born (2001-04-30) April 30, 2001 (age 21)
New York City, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2017–present
Labels
Websiteliltjaymusic.com

Tione Jayden Merritt (born April 30, 2001), known professionally as Lil Tjay,[1] is an American rapper and singer-songwriter. He became known in 2018 with his song "Resume". His first album, True 2 Myself, was released in 2019. True 2 Myself debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200. His second studio album, Destined 2 Win, was released in 2021. His best known single is "Calling My Phone".

On June 22, 2022, Merritt was shot multiple times during an attempted robbery in Edgewater, New Jersey, and had emergency surgery.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Callas, Brad (October 11, 2019). "Everything You Need to Know About Lil Tjay". Complex. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  2. "[EXCLUSIVE] LIL TJAY SHOT AND UNDERGOING EMERGENCY SURGERY". TMZ. June 22, 2022. Retrieved June 22, 2022.