Born and raised in the Fordham neighborhood of the Bronx, Tione Jayden Merritt, known professionally as Lil Tjay, has rapidly ascended the ranks of the hip-hop world since his first release on SoundCloud in 2016.
Bursting onto the scene with his debut studio album True 2 Myself in 2019, the rapper has quickly solidified his status as one of the culture’s most promising and buzzing artists. With two top-ten charting albums and a few platinum plaques under his belt, Lil Tjay is well on his way to becoming a superstar.
From his debut album True 2 Myself to his sophomore Destined 2 Win , we rank Lil Tjay’s first week album sales.
True 2 Myself
Released: October 11, 2019
First week album sales: 45,000
Billboard 200 position: 5
Singles: “Brothers”, “Leaked”, “Goat”, “Ruthless”, “Laneswitch”, “F.N”, “Hold On”
Features: Rileyy Lanez, Jay Critch, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, and Lil Wayne.
With his melodic flow and captivating storytelling, Lil Tjay made waves in the hip-hop scene with the release of his debut studio album, True 2 Myself . The album showcased Tjay’s raw talent, featuring a diverse array of producers, such as CashMoneyAP, TnTXD, JD On Tha Track, and Dystinkt Beatz, and collaborations with Rileyy Lanez, Jay Critch, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, and Lil Wayne. Supported by seven singles: “Brothers”, “Leaked”, “Goat”, “Ruthless”, “Laneswitch”, “F.N” and “Hold On,” True 2 Myself ended up debuting at number five on the Billboard 200 with 45,000 units sold in the first week.
Destined 2 Win
Released: April 2, 2021
First week album sales: 62,000
Billboard 200 position: 5
Singles: “Losses”, “Move On”, “None of Your Love”, “Calling My Phone”, “Headshot”, “Born 2 Be Great”
Features: 6lack, Polo G, Fivio Foreign, Saweetie, Tyga, Toosii, Offset, and Moneybagg Yo.
Building on the momentum of his successful debut, Lil Tjay returned with a bang in 2021, releasing his highly anticipated second studio album, Destined 2 Win . Boasting an all-star lineup of producers, including Smash David, CashMoneyAP, 808Melo, Cubeatz, and OG Parker, the album also featured guest appearances from the likes of 6lack, Polo G, Fivio Foreign, Saweetie, Tyga, Toosii, Offset, and Moneybagg Yo. Upon its release, Destined 2 Win debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 chart, raking in an impressive 62,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, with 3,000 copies in pure album sales. This achievement marked the rapper’s second top-ten debut on the chart, echoing the success of True 2 Myself , which also peaked at number five.