Ty Dolla Sign

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Ty Dolla Sign
Ty Dolla Sign in 2018
Ty Dolla Sign in 2018
Background information
Birth nameTyrone William Griffin Jr.
Born (1982-04-13) April 13, 1982 (age 40)[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • Vocals
  • bass guitar
Years active2006–present

Tyrone William Griffin Jr. (born April 13, 1982), better known as Ty Dolla Sign (stylized as Ty Dolla $ign or Ty$), is an American singer,[2][3] songwriter, and record producer. He first gained major recognition in 2010 for his guest feature on YG's "Toot It and Boot It", which he had written and produced for Def Jam Recordings. In the summer of 2013, he signed a record deal with Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang Records. In November 2015, he released his first studio album, Free TC, which peaked at number 14 on the Billboard 200.

Ty Dolla Sign is known for his songs "Paranoid", "Or Nah", and "Blasé", as well as his writing contributions to "Loyal", "Post to Be", "FourFiveSeconds", and "Psycho", which was his first track to hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] Aside from his solo music career, Ty Dolla Sign is also a member of production team D.R.U.G.S., alongside Chordz 3D, Buddah Shampoo, Nate 3D, James Koo, Fuego, and DJ Dahi.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tyrone William Griffin, Born 04/13/1982 in California". Californiabirthindex.org. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  2. "How Ty Dolla $ign Is Bringing R&B Singing Back to the Charts". Rolling Stone. October 26, 2017. Archived from the original on May 4, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  3. "Ty Dolla $ign: 'I Was Never a Rapper'". Paper. December 6, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  4. "Sign Language: 5 Songs You Didn't Know Ty Dolla $ign Wrote". Hot New Hip Hop.
  5. "25 New Producers To Watch Out ForD.R.U.G.S." Complex.

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