Tyga

Micheal Ray Stevenson[1] (born November 19, 1989), known by his stage name Tyga (a backronym for Thank you God always),[2] is an American rapper. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records. His major label debut Careless World: Rise of the Last King, included the singles "Rack City", "Faded" featuring fellow Young Money artist Lil Wayne, "Far Away" featuring Chris Richardson, "Still Got It" featuring Drake, and "Make It Nasty". He released his third album Hotel California, on April 9, 2013, and includes the singles "Dope" featuring Rick Ross, "For The Road" featuring Chris Brown, and "Show You" featuring Future. His 2018 single, "Taste", peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, being his first Top 40 single in over 3 years.

Tyga
Tyga at VMAs
Stevenson attending the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards
Born
Micheal Ray Stevenson

November 19, 1989 (age 29)
ResidenceCalabasas, California, U.S.
Occupation
TelevisionKingin' with Tyga
Children1
Musical career
OriginGardena, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active2004–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitetygatyga.com

Early life

Micheal Ray Stevenson was born in Compton, California, on November 19, 1989,[3] and raised there until he "was about 11, 12," before moving to adjacent Gardena.[4] He is of Vietnamese and Jamaican descent.[5] His mother was born in Vietnam and has the maiden name Nguyen.[1] He grew up listening to Fabolous, Lil Wayne, Cam'ron and Eminem among many others.[6]

On December 3, 2012, debate arose concerning Tyga's upbringing. Tyga claimed to have been brought up in the low socioeconomic area of Compton, but in leaked footage from the unaired television show Bustas he claimed he grew up in a "well-to-do" home in the Valley, where his parents drove a Range Rover. He also claimed that he attained his nickname from his mother calling him Tiger Woods.[7] There has been speculation that his claims on the show were satirical and not to be taken seriously. Tyga responded to the video's leak on Twitter: "When u 14 an ambitious u don't give a fuk about anything. Scripted tv isn't that what we all live for.Hahahaha."[8]

Career

2007–10: No Introduction and mixtapes

Stevenson's career began with him releasing a multitude of demo tapes and mixtapes. His 2007 debut mixtape, Young On Probation, garnered the attention of his debated family member, Travie McCoy. Seeing talent in the young artist, McCoy offered him record deal with the independent label DCD2 Records (known then as Decaydence Records). Stevenson also signed with G.E.D. (Getting Educated Daily) Inc. around the time, the same imprint that helped launch the career of fellow West Coast rapper Schoolboy Q, with whom he's worked with early in his career. Tyga also has a G.E.D. Inc tattoo above his right eyebrow.[9][10]

No Introduction, released on Decaydance Records on June 10, 2008, was Tyga's first independent album.[11] The album was supported by the single "Coconut Juice", featuring McCoy. One of the songs from this album, "Diamond Life", was used in the video games Need for Speed: Undercover and Madden NFL 2009, as well as in the 2009 movie Fighting.

In late 2008, Tyga signed an additional record deal with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment, which was a subsidiary of Cash Money Records at the time. Tyga met Wayne at the 2008 VMA's, performing the remix of Fall Out Boy's "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race". He was first featured on the song "Bedrock" by Young Money soon after signing to the label. He soon released the mixtape Fan of a Fan with Chris Brown and producers DJ Ill Will and DJ Rockstar. It features other artists such as Bow Wow, Lil Wayne, and Kevin McCall featured in several tracks. Four tracks ("Holla at Me", "G Shit", "No Bullshit" and "Deuces") are also accompanied by music videos. The track "Deuces" was released as the lead single of the mixtape and reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs by August 26, 2010. The track has also been nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 53rd Grammy Awards.[12][13] The track, among others, was on the track list of Chris Brown's fourth studio album, F.A.M.E.. Tyga also told MTV in an interview that the mixtape's production took just short of a week.[14]

2011–12: Careless World: Rise of the Last King

Careless World: Rise of the Last King was his second studio album. The album was released on February 21, 2012 on Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Universal Republic Records. Careless World: Rise of the Last King is a move to the rapping style he featured in the collaboration album We Are Young Money rather than the poppy dance element exemplified on his previous effort, No Introduction.[15] Tyga stated that the album shows he has grown up but still relates to the kids. In preparation for the album, Tyga released the mixtape #BitchImTheShit in December 2011.

The first official single, "Far Away", was released on May 17, 2011 and peaked at 86 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second official single, "Still Got It", was released on October 4, 2011 and peaked at 89 on the Billboard Hot 100. The third official single, "Rack City", was released on December 6, 2011. It was originally listed on Tyga's Well Done 2 mixtape, and was added to the album after it gained commercial success. It debuted at number 94 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has peaked at number 8 since then. The fourth official single, "Faded", was released on January 13, 2012. It peaked on the Hot 100 at #33.

Tyga's sixth single, "Do My Dance" which features 2 Chainz was released on October 2, 2012 and peaked at #79 on the Billboard Hot 100. He has released various mixtapes such as well-acclaimed #BitchImTheShit and Well Done 3.

That year Tyga also produced and co-directed (with Justice Young) a multi-AVN award-nominated crossover adult film, Rack City: The XXX Movie, which starred Skin Diamond, Jada Fire, Ice La Fox, Sophie Dee, Lexington Steele, Kristina Rose, London Keyes and Daisy Marie.[16][17] He also signed the soundtrack, which includes the hits "Rack City" and "Faded" together with several original songs, and he appeared in the film in a non-sex role.[16][18][19][20][21][22][23]

2012–13: Hotel California

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Tyga in 2013

Tyga's third studio album, Hotel California, was released on April 9, 2013. The first single, "Dope", was released on December 25. The song has a notable feature from rapper Rick Ross.[24] Before the single dropped Tyga released a nine-track mixtape under the name 187.[25] 187 the mixtape was released on November 30, 2012. It features remixes to songs such as 2 Chainz's "I'm Different", Meek Mill's "Young & Gettin' It" and GOOD Music's "Clique", among others and new material.[26] Tyga will also release a second Fan of a Fan mixtape with singer Chris Brown.[24] On episode three of Tyga's tour vlog Tyga confirmed four features on the upcoming album, including Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, and Wiz Khalifa.[27] Tyga performed at Harvard University's Yardfest in the Spring of 2013, despite opposition from critics who've signed a petition seeking to keep him away over what they call his "violently misogynistic lyrics."[28] At this time, Tyga collaborated with singer Sabi on her song "Cali Love".[29]

Hotel California was released on April 9, 2013. The album featured guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Game, Wiz Khalifa, Future and Jadakiss. Along with production by Cool & Dre, David D.A. Doman, DJ Mustard, Detail, Mars of 1500 or Nothin', The Olympicks, and SAP among others. The album was supported by three official singles — "Dope" which features Rick Ross, "For the Road" featuring Chris Brown, and "Show You" featuring Future, along with the promotional single "Molly". The album was met with generally mixed reviews from music critics.[30] It also was less successful than his debut album commercially, debuting at number seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 54,000 copies in the United States.[31]

2013–15: The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty

On August 27, 2013, Tyga released a new single with DJ Mustard, "Throw It Up". It was also revealed that he was working on two new mixtapes, Black Thought 3 and Well Done 4, as well as The Gold Album.[32] On October 21, 2013, Tyga premiered "Wait for a Minute" featuring Justin Bieber. It was released to iTunes the following day.[33] He then confirmed that an album would be released in early 2014. He also explained that the album would, be more "way less commercial." He also said "I felt like Hotel California was more commercial and I made more radio-type records. This album is straight rap."[34] Then on April 9, 2014 Tyga released a song called "Hookah" which features the rapper Young Thug.[35]

On May 1, 2014 Tyga made a tweet referring to Kanye West, Mike Dean, and his own producer Jess Jackson with a hash-tag The Gold Album. Kanye West is serving as the executive producer for the album, which is due for release on November 18, 2014.[36][37] Tyga was also featured on Chris Brown's single "Loyal", he was featured on the video version, the song since then peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100.[38] On May 28, 2014, Tyga released a new song entitled "Real Deal" via SoundCloud.[39] "Real Deal" was later released on iTunes on August 1, 2014.[40] On September 12, 2014 Tyga Announced via his instagram that his new single titled "40 Mill" which will be produced by Kanye West, Mike Dean, Dupri and his own producer Jess Jackson, artwork, The release date was not revealed though.[41] The album was set to have features from Justin Bieber, Young Thug, Kanye West, Chris Brown, and Drake. Tyga criticized Drake in an October 2014 interview, calling Drake "fake" and said that he did not like Nicki Minaj.[42] Tyga released the Kanye West produced 40 Mill on October 14, 2014; the media gave it positive feedback.

On October 21, 2014, Tyga lashed out on his record label Young Money Entertainment, reporting that his album was completed, but that his music was being "held hostage" by the label, who would not allow him to release it, and stated that he was considering leaking the album.[43] On December 4, 2014, Tyga made a tweet declaring his project, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty would be released independently due to not being on good terms with label Cash Money Records.[44] In February 2015, Tyga released a collaborative album with Chris Brown, titled "Fan of a Fan: The Album. Supported by the #21 peaking Billboard single "Ayo", the album peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 200 and featured guest appearances from 50 Cent, T.I., Pusha T, Wale, Ty Dolla Sign, Schoolboy Q, Boosie Badazz, and Fat Trel. On June 23, 2015, Tyga released The Gold Album for streaming exclusively on Spotify then later on Apple Music. The album became his worst selling album to date, selling roughly 2,000 units on its opening week.[45]

His reality show Kingin' with Tyga premiered on July 24, 2015, on MTV2.[46]

2016–17: Signing to GOOD Music and BitchImTheShit2

On September 7, 2016, Kanye West announced that he had signed Tyga to his GOOD Music imprint, under the aegis of Def Jam Recordings.[47]

On July 21, 2017, Tyga released his fifth studio album, BitchImTheShit2, the sequel to his 2011 mixtape #BitchImTheShit. & Kyoto

On July 17, 2017, it was announced that Tyga will join as a series regular in the third season of the MTV slasher television series Scream. He will star in the role of Jamal.[48]

2018–present: Kyoto and commercial resurgence

On February 16, 2018, Tyga released his sixth studio album, Kyoto

In May 2018, Tyga released the single "Taste" featuring Offset. It peaked at number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Tyga's first entry on the Hot 100 in three years. It was followed by the single "Swish". Tyga was featured on Iggy Azalea’s single "Kream".

Personal life

Tyga met Blac Chyna on October 5, 2011, at The F.A.M.E Tour After Party with Chris Brown at King of Diamonds in Miami.[49][50] Blac Chyna became Tyga's leading lady in his "Rack City" music video.[51] They became an official couple on November 9, 2011 and posed for the cover of Urban Ink magazine in March 2012.[52] On October 16, 2012, their son King Cairo Stevenson was born;[53] and Tyga purchased a $6.5 million mansion in Calabasas, California for his new family.[54] Both parents sport tattoos of their son's name.[55] In December 2012, Blac Chyna confirmed that she and Tyga were engaged.[56] The couple split in 2014.[57]

After months of speculation, Tyga finally confirmed his relationship with reality star Kylie Jenner. However, this relationship sparked controversy in the tabloids, because of the age difference, and they were reportedly dating since Jenner was 16. The legal age of consent in the state of California is 18.[58][59] Photos of him and Jenner first seen holding hands in Mexico went viral a few days after her 18th birthday.[60] The couple split in April 2017.[61]

In 2015, a nude photo of Tyga was leaked online. The photo was allegedly sent to transsexual porn star Mia Isabella.[62]

Robbery

In June 2008, Tyga was robbed of his jewelry by unknown assailants. A pair of diamond chains would end up in the hands of local rapper 40 Glocc, who showed them off in an online video.[63][64] Tyga would eventually admit to the robbery, but said 40 Glocc wasn't behind it. "Some niggas seen me and ran up on me with a little burner... I guess 40 Glocc's peoples robbed the peoples that got me, and then hopped on YouTube, talking about they robbed me."[65]

Legal issues

In late 2012, Tyga was sued by two women who appeared in the "Make It Nasty" video for $10 million each; they claimed he had shown their nipples without their consent. They were assured that this would be edited out and the unedited version would not be released, but Tyga proceeded to release a fully unedited version.[66] On September 21, 2013, another woman from the video sued Tyga for sexual battery, fraud, invasion of privacy, and infliction of emotional distress. She claims, like the two other women who have filed suit against him, that she was convinced to dance topless and assured her breasts would be edited out.[67]

On September 4, 2013, it was reported Tyga had been sued by Beverly Hills-based jeweler Jason for allegedly not paying for roughly $91,000 worth of jewelry. Jason claims that Tyga agreed to pay $28,275 for the jeweler's diamond pantheon watch in August 2012 and that he borrowed a $63,000 diamond Cuban link chain in December 2012 and never returned the item, so he sued Tyga for the cost of both pieces, plus late fees, which totaled up to $185,306.50 in damages, double the original total cost.[68] Tyga fell ill before the interrogation of this debt and was considered not able to proceed. He also did not bring the documents he was supposed to, however he paid $100,000 of the $200,000 owed to his client.[69]

In June 2015, a judge ordered Tyga to pay an $80,000 settlement to a former landlord, who rented a home to the rapper in the city of Calabasas, California.[70] It was the second ruling in the case, following a judgement in May 2015, in which he was ordered to pay $90,000, though the debt was never paid.[71] In September 2015, the state of California placed a tax lien on Tyga for $19,000 in unpaid taxes.[72] On his birthday, he was given a lawsuit in 2016.[73]

Discography

Studio albums
Collaborative albums

Tours

Opening act

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Mac & Devin Go to High School Student
2015 Dope De'Andre
2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut Yummy
2016 Boo! A Madea Halloween Rap Artist
2017 Once Upon a Time in Venice Salvatore
Television
Year Title Role Notes
TBA Scream[74] Jamal Main role (Season 3)

Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Recipient Result
2011 Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration "Deuces" (with Chris Brown and Kevin McCall) Nominated
BET Awards Best Collaboration
2012 BET Awards Best Collaboration "The Motto" (with Drake and Lil Wayne)
Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice
BET Hip Hop Awards Reese's Perfect Combo Award
Best Club Banger
MuchMusic Video Awards MuchVIBE Hip-Hop Video of the Year Won
MTV Europe Music Awards Best US Act Himself Nominated
American Music Awards Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
2014 World Music Awards World's Best Male Artist
World's Best Live Act
World's Best Entertainer of the Year
World's Best Song "Bubble Butt" (with Major Lazer, Bruno Mars and Mystic)
World's Best Video
World's Best Song "Wait for a Minute" (with Justin Bieber)
World's Best Video
World's Best Album Hotel California
World's Best Song "Loyal" (with Chris Brown and Lil Wayne)
World's Best Video

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External links

Ayo (song)

"Ayo" is a song by American singer Chris Brown and American rapper Tyga (billed together as Chris Brown X Tyga), released as the lead single from their collaboration album Fan of a Fan: The Album. It was produced by Nic Nac and Mark Kragen, whom the former Chris previously worked with on "Loyal".An accompanying music video was directed by Colin Tilley and filmed in Los Angeles, California. The video features various scenes of Brown and Tyga competing with one another to show off their riches and ends with them drag racing Lamborghinis. It also features cameo appearances by comedian Mike Epps and the dance duo Les Twins. The song was included on the set list of their 2015 Between the Sheets Tour with Trey Songz.

BedRock

"BedRock" is the second single by hip hop group Young Money Entertainment from their debut collaboration album, We Are Young Money. It is performed by Young Money artists Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, Jae Millz, and features R&B singer Lloyd. It was released as a CD in the United Kingdom on March 22, 2010. "BedRock" is featured as a bonus track on the Japanese and New Zealand editions of Nicki Minaj's debut studio album, Pink Friday.

Bitches N Marijuana

"Bitches N Marijuana" is a song by American recording artists Chris Brown and Tyga. It was released on May 26, 2015 as the second single from their second collaborative effort, a studio album titled Fan of a Fan: The Album (2015). The song features a guest appearance from West Coast rapper Schoolboy Q.

Celebration (The Game song)

"Celebration" is a song by American rapper The Game, released as the first single from his fifth studio album Jesus Piece. The song features additional vocals from fellow rappers Tyga, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne and American singer/rapper Chris Brown. "Celebration" premiered on Los Angeles' Power 106 on August 22, 2012. The song samples Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's hit single "1st of tha Month", which in return samples the Chapter 8 and Anita Baker song "I Just Want to Be Your Girl".

Deuces (song)

"Deuces" is a song written and performed by American recording artist Chris Brown and American rappers Tyga and Kevin McCall. Produced by McCall, "Deuces" was released digitally on June 25, 2010, as the lead single from Brown's first collaborative effort with Tyga, titled Fan of a Fan (2010). The song is a slow, down-tempo R&B ballad featuring elements from the genres of house and pop music, while the song is lyrically about "breaking it off with a girl after failed attempts to make the relationship work". "Deuces" was later included on Brown's fourth studio album, F.A.M.E. (2011).

Following its release, some critics speculated that the lyrics of the song were about Brown's former relationship with Barbadian singer Rihanna. "Deuces" earned Brown two award nominations for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 53rd Grammy Awards and Best Collaboration at the 2011 BET Awards. The song was a commercial success in the United States, reaching number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming Brown's first number-one single on the chart since "Say Goodbye" (2006). Additionally, it peaked inside the top 30 in New Zealand and the top-seventy in the United Kingdom.

The accompanying music video was directed by Colin Tilley and shot in black and white at the Los Angeles River. Brown performed "Deuces" live on the television show 106 & Park, during his F.A.M.E. Tour (2011), and at Supafest (2012) in Australia. The song's official remix, featuring rappers Kanye West, T.I., Drake, Fabolous, Rick Ross and André 3000, was released as a digital EP on November 2, 2010. Recording artists Ciara and Teairra Marí also recorded their own remixes of the song.

Dip (song)

"Dip" is a song recorded by American rapper Tyga for his seventh studio album. It was released on September 19, 2018, by Last Kings Records and Empire Distribution. An alternate version of the song featuring American rapper Nicki Minaj was released on October 29, 2018, along with an accompanying music video.

Dope (Tyga song)

"Dope" is a song by American rapper Tyga with a guest appearance from fellow rapper Rick Ross. The song was originally titled "187" but was later changed to "Dope". It was released on January 15, 2013 as the first single from his third album Hotel California (2013). Co-written by both artists and produced by FKi and Jess Jackson, the song samples "Deep Cover" by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

The song received mixed reviews from critics who felt that it paled in comparison to the original hip-hop classic. "Dope" only managed to peak at number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100. It fared better charting at numbers 15 and 19 on the Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts respectively. The song was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting sales of over half-a-million units in the country. It received similar chart presence in Canada, peaking at number 72 on the Canadian Hot 100.

The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Colin Tilley and features Tyga getting in a car chase with the cops throughout the city.

Faded (Tyga song)

"Faded" is a song by American rapper Tyga featuring Young Money-founder Lil Wayne. The song was first released on January 13, 2012 as the fourth single from the rapper's debut studio album, Careless World: Rise of the Last King (2012). For the chart dated May 27, 2012, "Faded" debuted at number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Tyga's second highest-charting single after "Rack City"; which peaked at number seven. It was released to US rhythmic radio stations on March 13, 2012. Complex named the song No. 42 of the best 50 songs of 2012.

Feel Me (song)

"Feel Me" is a single by American rapper Tyga from his fifth studio album BitchImTheShit2. The song was released on January 1, 2017 by GOOD Music and Interscope Records. The song, which features American rapper and GOOD Music label-mate Kanye West, was produced by Sound M.O.B. and Kanye West.

For the Road

"For the Road" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Tyga. It was released on April 4, 2013, as the second official single from his third studio album Hotel California. The song, produced by Grand Hustle record producers Cordale "Lil' C" Quinn and Mars of 1500 or Nothin', features a guest appearance from American singer Chris Brown. The song samples "Rain" by SWV.

Get Low (Waka Flocka Flame song)

"Get Low" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Waka Flocka Flame, released on June 5, 2012 as the third single from his second studio album, Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family (2012). The song was produced by Boi-1da, DJ Speedy and Breyan Issac. It features verses from Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj and American rapper Tyga. The chorus is sung by Flo Rida.

Hotel California (Tyga album)

Hotel California is the third studio album by American rapper Tyga. It was released on April 9, 2013, by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records; distributed by Republic Records. The album features guest appearances from Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, The Game, Jadakiss, while the production on the album was handled by DJ Mustard, Detail, Cool & Dre, David D.A. Doman, Mars of 1500 or Nothin', The Olympicks, SAP and Ryan Hunt, among others.

Hotel California was supported by three singles: "Dope" featuring Rick Ross, "For the Road" featuring Chris Brown, and "Show You" featuring Future; while serving as the promotional single was "Molly" featuring Cedric Gervais, Wiz Khalifa and Mally Mall.

The album was met with mixed reviews from music critics. Commercially, it was less successful than his second studio album, debuting at number 7 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 54,000 copies in the United States.

Loyal (Chris Brown song)

"Loyal" is a song by American singer Chris Brown, released as the fourth single from his sixth studio album X (2014). The song was produced by Nic Nac and features a guest appearance from fellow rapper Lil Wayne and another rapper depending on the version. French Montana and Too Short feature on the East and West Coast version respectively while Tyga features on the video and album version. The song was written by Brown, Wayne, B.o.B and Ty Dolla Sign, as well as different interpolative-credited artists, varying for each respective version. "Loyal" peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100. It stayed on the chart for 36 weeks. The song was promoted with performances by Brown and Lil Wayne at the BET Awards 2014, Summer Jam, 2014 Soul Train Music Awards, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Loyalty (Birdman song)

"Loyalty" is a song by American rapper Birdman. The song features Young Money/Cash Money artists Lil Wayne and Tyga. It is about loyalty and not forgetting where one has come from.The song is produced by Kane Beatz, and the single's B-side "Pop That" is a title track on Lil Wayne's mixtape No Ceilings. An official remix was released October 22, 2010 which featured Tyga, Brisco, Mack Maine, Lil Twist, Bow Wow and Cory Gunz.

Ride Out

"Ride Out" is a 2015 song by Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, YG and Rich Homie Quan, taken from the soundtrack of the American action film Furious 7. It was released as a single to promote the film along with "Go Hard or Go Home," performed by Wiz Khalifa and Iggy Azalea, on February 17, 2015.

Roger That (song)

"Roger That" is a song by rap group Young Money Entertainment released as the third single from their debut collaboration album We Are Young Money. Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga rap on this song. The video was released on March 1, 2010, alongside "Girl I Got You".The song received generally positive reviews by critics, most of which favored Minaj's contribution to the song over the others. "Roger That" debuted and peaked at 56 on Billboard Hot 100, 15 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and 1 on the Billboard Rap Songs.

Tyga discography

American rapper Tyga has released six studio albums, two compilation albums, nineteen mixtapes, sixty-two singles (including thirty-one as a featured artist) and forty music videos. In 2008, Tyga released his first studio album, No Introduction, on the record label Decaydance Records. The album featured the single "Coconut Juice", which features singer Travie McCoy; the song peaked at number 94 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Tyga's first song to appear on the chart. In 2010, Tyga and American singer Chris Brown released the collaborative mixtape Fan of a Fan, which included the single "Deuces": the song peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Tyga's first song to chart on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, peaking at number thirty. Tyga also appeared on the song "Loyalty", a single by fellow rapper Birdman, and collaborated with rapper Lil Wayne on the non-album single "I'm on It", both of which failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.The release of Tyga's second studio album (and his first to be released on the record label Young Money Entertainment), Careless World: Rise of the Last King (2012), was preceded by the release of the singles "Far Away", "Still Got It", "Rack City" and "Faded", with all four appearing on the Billboard Hot 100. "Rack City" became the most commercially successful single from the album, becoming Tyga's first single to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and also charting in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Following several delays to its release date, Careless World: Rise of the Last King debuted at number 4 on the US Billboard 200 and at number one on both the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts. His third studio album, Hotel California, was released on April 9, 2013.As of February 2017, Tyga has sold 600,000 albums and 12.2 million digital singles as a solo artist. His 2018 song "Taste" is his highest charting single since 2011's "Rack City".

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