American rapper and singer, Lil Tjay, has teamed up with Fivio Foreign and Kay Flock for his new single, “Not in the Mood”.
Born Tione Jayden Merritt, on April 30, 2001, his stage name is derived from the first letter of his first name and first three letters of his middle name.
In early 2020, Lil Tjay reached the Billboard Hot 100 again with his single “20/20”, which peaked at number 94 on the chart.
On May 8, 2020, Lil Tjay released the EP State of Emergency, which focused heavily on drill music, a popular subgenre in New York City. The seven-song EP included the track “Zoo York”, featuring Fivio Foreign and Pop Smoke, which peaked at number 65 on the Hot 100.
In July 2020, Lil Tjay appeared on Pop Smoke’s debut posthumous album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, on the track “Mood Swings”, which reached number 17 on the Hot 100.
On August 11, Lil Tjay was included on XXL’s 2020 Freshman Class. In October, Lil Tjay hinted at a new project on Twitter.
On February 12, 2021, Lil Tjay released his single “Calling My Phone”, a collaboration with American singer 6lack, which was accompanied by a music video directed by Cam Busby. The song debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the highest-charting single of Lil Tjay’s career.
On March 19, Lil Tjay released “Headshot”, a collaboration with Polo G and Fivio Foreign as the second single from his second studio album, Destined 2 Win, which was released on April 2, 2021. The album consists of twenty-one tracks.