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REAL NAME: Howard Bailey, Jr.
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BIRTHDAY: March 9, 1980
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "One Call Away" (2004)
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BIGGEST LP: Jackpot (2003)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
button.gif (123 bytes) "Ya got to have fun. I'm a fun person. I'm not no hard-head, think-I'm-tough-type dude. I'm real quiet and calm and silent. But I like to go to the club, go to the mall, hang out on the Strip, and just kick it." - Chingy

 
TIMELINE

Chingybutton.gif (123 bytes) Chingy hails from St. Louis, Missouri and he began his rise to fame first when he toured with Nelly in 2002 and was signed to a record deal by Ludacris on his Disturbing the Peace label. Chingy's previous rap personas included the name 'Thugsy' and as a member of 'Without Warning' and "Three Strikes.'

2003... # 39 Singles Artist of the Year

June
Chingy - Jackpotbutton.gif (123 bytes) Chingy topped the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart for 4 weeks with "Right Thurr."
button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy explained the meaning of the song "
Right Thurr": "It's just a woman's body, period. It's the man's addiction to that woman, when he sees her walk past, how he wants that woman and wishes he could have that woman, just get to know her name at least. He'll tell his homeboy, "Look at that girl right (there). She makes me crazy," and he expresses the way he feels.
button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy hit the Top 40 with "
Right Thurr."
button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy released his debut LP
Jackpot.

August
Chingy - Right Thurr (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy topped the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 chart with "Right Thurr."
button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy hit the
Top 10 with "Right Thurr."
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Jackpot was certified gold.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Jackpot was certified platinum.

November
Chingy - Holidae In (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy hit the Top 40 with "Holidae In" which also features Ludacris and Snoop Dogg.
button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy topped the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 with "
Holidae In" which also features Ludacris and Snoop Dogg.

December
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Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top Hot Rhythmic Top 40 Track ("Right Thurr").

2004... # 17 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Chingy - One Call Away (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jackpot was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy hit the Top 40 with "
One Call Away."
button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy began touring with
Ludacris.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy topped the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart with "One Call Away."
button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy hit the
Top 10 with "One Call Away."
button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy won a Soul Train Music Award for R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Holidae In" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award including Best Hip-Hop Video.

October
Chingy - Balla Baby (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy won 2 Source Awards for Solo Artist Single of the Year and Remix of the Year ("Right Thurr").
button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy hit the Top 40 with "
Balla Baby."
button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart with "
Balla Baby."

November
Chingy - Powerballin'button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy released his next LP Powerballin'.
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Powerballin' was certified gold.

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2005...# 140 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Chingy featuring Janet Jackson - "Don't Worry" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy could be heard on the soundtrack to Coach Carter with "Professional."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Powerballin' was certified platinum.

2006.. # 76 Singles Artist of the Year

August
Chingy - "Pullin' Me Back" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy hit the Top 40 with "Pullin' Me Back."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for the 1st time, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, Hot 100 Airplay chart, and Rhythmic Airplay chart with "Pullin' Me Back."
Chingy - Hoodstarbutton.gif (123 bytes) Chingy released Hoodstar.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Chingy hit the Top 10 with "Pullin' Me Back."

2007..

December
Chingy - Hate It Or Love Itbutton.gif (123 bytes) Chingy released his next LP Hate It Or Love It.








LPs
Chingy - Jackpot Jackpot
Released: July, 2003
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: C+
Available on iTunesTracks: "Jackpot Intro" - "He's Herre" - "Represent" - "Right Thurr" - "Jackpot The Pimp" (skit) - "Wurrs My Cash" - "Chingy Jackpot" - "Sample Dat Ass" - "One Call Away" - "Dice Game" (skit) - "Gettin' It" - "Holidae In" (with Ludacris & Snoop Dogg) - "Juice" - "F*** Dat N****" (skit) - "Madd @ Me" - "Bagg Up"
Chingy - Powerballin' Powerballin'
Released: November, 2004
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 10
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Available on iTunesTracks: "Haters 101" - "Give Em Some Mo" - "Fall'N" - "Balla Baby" - "Leave Wit Me" (with R. Kelly & Ziggy) - "Make That Ass Talk" - "I Do" - "Don't Worry" (with Janet Jackson) - "All The Way To St. Louis" (with David Banner & Nate Dogg) - "26's" (with Lil' Wayne) - "We Clubbin'" - "We Do" (with Bun B) - "Wurr Da Git It Gurlz" (with G.I.B.) - "Bring Da Beef" (with G.I.B.) - "Balla Baby" (Remix) - "What Up Wit It" - "Don't Really Care"
Chingy - Hoodstar Hoodstar
Released: September, 2006
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 9
Rolling Stone: 1 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: C-
Tracks: "Intro (Rid'in Wit Me)" - "Hands Up" - "Club Gettin' Crowded" - "Nike Aurr's & Crispy Tees" - "Bounce That" - "Cadilac Door" - "Dem Jeans" - "Pullin' Me Back" - "U A Freak" - "Brand New Kicks" - "Ass N Da Aurr" - "Let Me Luv U" - "Let's Ride"
Chingy - Hate It Or Love It Hate It Or Love It
Released: December, 2007
Billboard peak: # 84
Tracks: "Intro" - "Hate It Or Love It" - "Check My Swag" - "Fly Like Me" (featuring Amerie) - "Kick Drum" - "Gimme Dat" (featuring Ludacris & Bobby Valentino) - "All Abourd (Ride It)" (featuring Steph Jones) - "Trickin' Off" (skit) - "Spend Some $" (featuring Trey Songz) - "2 Kool 2 Dance" - "Lovely Ladies" - "How We Feel" (featuring Anthony Hamilton) - "Roll On 'Em" (featuring Rick Ross) - "Blockstar"
LINKS
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Chingy - One Call Away (Single)One Call Away
from
Jackpot
ARC Chart Run:
36 - 28 - 20 - 14 - 7 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 11 - 14 - 17 - 22 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
55
3 14 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

2 Chingy - Right Thurr (Single)Right Thurr
from
Jackpot
ARC Chart Run:
38 - 33 - 26 - 22 - 14 - 12 - 11 - 9 - 7 - 5 - 5 - 14 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
68
5 13 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

3 Chingy - "Pullin' Me Back" (Single)Pullin' Me Back
from
Hoodstar
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 32 - 28 - 22 - 20 - 18 - 14 - 11 - 10 - 18 - 21 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
78
10 12 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

4 Chingy - Holidae In (Single)Holidae In
[Chingy featuring Ludacris & Snoop Dogg]
from
Jackpot
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 35 - 30 - 25 - 21 - 15 - 13 - 12 - 20 - 25 - 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
101
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Hip-Hop Video
12 11 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

5 Chingy - Balla Baby (Single)Balla Baby
from
Powerballin'
ARC Chart Run:
38 - 32 - 27 - 24 - 22 - 20 - 19 - 19 - 22 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
105
19 10 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
 
  Chingy featuring Janet Jackson - "Don't Worry" (Single)Don't Worry
[Chingy featuring Janet Jackson]
from
Powerballin'
** ** 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

  Dem Jeans
from
Hoodstar
** ** 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

  Fly Like Me
[Chingy featuring Amerie]
from
Hate It Or Love It
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available on iTunes

 
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