Lil Tjay is an American rapper and singer who has a net worth of $600 Thousand. His real name is Tione Jayden Merritt who is well known for his hit song ‘Resume’ signed with Columbia Records.
In 2019, Lil released an album called ‘State of Emergency’ featuring all drill artists from New York City. The same year, his debut studio album “True 2 Myself” ranked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.
His subsequent album release “Destined 2 Win” also had the highest-charting single “Calling My Phone” in collaboration with the singer 6lack. Let us find out about how Lil Tjay rose to prominence and made a name in the music industry.
Lil Tjay Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$600 Thousand|
|Age:||21 Years Old|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Born:||30 April 2001|
|Salary (Annual):||$300 Thousand Per Year|
Lil Tjay‘s Net Worth Growth
|Net Worth in 2023||$600K|
|Net Worth in 2022||$580K|
|Net Worth in 2021||$550K|
|Net Worth in 2020||$520K|
|Net Worth in 2019||$500K|
Tione Jayden Merritt was born on April 30, 2001, in the Bronx borough of New York City. He was raised along with two younger siblings by his single mother. Merritt stated that he used to be a problematic child and often did petty robberies.
At the age of 15, Merritt was arrested for a petty robbery and was sentenced to a youth detention center for a year. It was when he began writing raps and wrote his hit single ‘Resume,’ which he later released on SoundCloud.
Merritt initially released music on SoundCloud starting with ‘Resume,’ when he was just 16 years old. It quickly started to spread online. In 2018, he competed in the Coast 2 Coast LIVE NYC All Ages Edition and placed first.
He gained the attention of the record label A&R who attended the show as a judge. Shortly after he released ‘Brother,’ which became a hit single and signed with Columbia Records.
Just within 10 months of his career, he released over five tracks on SoundCloud that had over 1 million plays and streams. But ‘Brothers,’ ‘Resume,’ and ‘Goats,’ had over 10 million streams.
Merritt then went on to release with producer CashMoneyAp ‘None of Your Love,’ which also garnered millions of streams. He also released his debut EP in 2018 and collaborated with Polo G the following year releasing the single ‘Pop Out.’
It was No.11 on the Billboard Hot 100. He has also featured in the band PrettyMuch’s single ‘Lying,’ and released another EP that year called ‘F.N,’ which was No.56 on Billboard Hot 100 and became one of his first solo charting singles.
In 2019, he released his debut album ‘True 2 Myself,’ and topped No.5 on Billboard 200. Merritt featured on ‘Valentino,’ a 24KGoldn’s song remix. Once again in 2020, he topped the Billboard Hot 100 this time with his single ‘20/20.’
It was No.94 on the charts. He released an exclusive EP titled ‘State of Emergency,’ which focused heavily on including only drill artists and music, which is a popular genre in New York City.
It included big artists such as Pop Smoke and Fivio Foreign and included a single with them called ‘Zoo York,’ which was No.65 on the Billboard Hot 100. He appeared on Pop Smoke’s albums ‘Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon,’ and ‘Mood Swings.’
It peaked at No.17 on Billboard Hot 100. In 2021, he released the much-awaited single ‘Calling My Phone,’ with fellow artist 6lack which was a music video directed by Cam Busby. The song topped No.3 on Billboard Hot 100 and became the highest-charting song of his whole career. In March of the same year, he released ‘Headshot,’ in collaboration with Polo G and Fivio Foreign.
Foreign was also featured on Merritt’s second album ‘Destined 2 Win,’ which was released in the same year. The album consisted of 21 tracks, and he released the lead single with his upcoming album ‘Not In The Mood.’
The same was teased on TikTok before its exclusive release. In 2022, Merritt released a single called ‘In My Head,’ which uses samples from ‘Replay,’ a song by Iyaz.
He also simultaneously released a freestyle called ‘Lavish,’ on his YouTube channel which was followed by releasing his fourth EP, ‘Strictly 4 My Fans.’ His biggest inspirations are Drake, Meek Mill, and Usher.
He drew comparisons with fellow artist and rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie and has garnered attention from the rapper as well. He stated that his time in prison helped him write songs and rap.
Lil Tjay is referred to as the ‘Hip-Hop heartthrob’ as stated by a Pitchfork article and Tjay is also called the ‘Bronx Justin Bieber’ due to his sampling from the song ‘Baby’ which was a big hit.
|Name||Tione Jayden Merritt|
|Net Worth||$600 Thousand|
|Date Of Birth||30 April 2001|
|Income||$300 Thousand (Annual)|
“I feel like being true to yourself is always going to keep you humble; it’s always going to make you remember who you are.”– Lil Tjay
Lil Tjay Social Media Profiles
Merritt has been reportedly dating the social media star, Lala Baptiste, who has millions of followers. The star has even appeared in one of his music videos titled ‘Mood Swings.’
Merritt was recently shot multiple times during an attempted robbery on June 22, 2022, in Edgewater, New Jersey. The artist had to undergo immediate surgery and was also admitted with another victim, Anoine Boyd, who was also shot.
The victims have been upgraded from critical to stable condition and are expected to soon be in good condition. The police have arrested 27-year-old Mohamed Konate who was charged with an attempt to murder and armed robbery.
Tione Jayden Merritt well known as Lil Tjay’s net worth is estimated to be $600 thousand. Lil is known for his catchy tracks and high-charting singles which made him a prominent rapper and brought him into the spotlight.
The star is popular for driving a Rolls Royce Wraith which was $350,000 and is one of the best luxury cars in the world. Besides this, the star also owns a Rolls Royce Cullinan, Lamborghini Urus, Mercedes AMG G63 S, and a Bentley Bentayga.
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