Lil Tjay hits Billboard at No.1 while vacationing in Jamaica

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Calling My Phone by rapper Lil Tjay and 6lack is currently number one in America on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song debuts at number three on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart.

With all the excitement in his career right now, Lil Tjay decided to come to Jamaica for some much needed rest and relaxation. He arrived in the island earlier this week.

In one of his Instagram stories, Lil Tjay was seen taking off in a helicopter to a North Coast location. He later displayed various Jamaican dishes such as curried goat, shrimp and lobster and commented about the island’s many dishes.

The 18-year-old who is from The Bronx, New York, was born Tione Jayden Merritt. He spent a year in prison on robbery charges before being released in early 2018.

He signed with Columbia Records on the strength of the song Brothers, which racked up impressive numbers on streaming platforms. He later released the EP titled F.N. whose title track shot to number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lil Tjay was also featured on rapper Polo G’s Pop Out single, which raced to number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

His debut album True 2 Myself, which featured collaborations with the likes of Lil Wayne, Lil Durk and Lil Baby, was released on October 11, 2019. It reached number five on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It has been certified platinum for one million in sales in America, gold in Canada and silver in the United Kingdom.

Lil Tjay lists Drake and Meek Mill among his musical influences. 

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