Tione Jayden Merritt, known professionally as Lil Tjay, is an American rapper/singer. His stage name is derived from the first letter of his first name and the first three letters of his middle name. In 2018, Merritt signed to Columbia Records. Merritt’s debut album, “True 2 Myself”, was released in 2019. The following year, he released the mixtape “State Of Emergency”, which featured drill artists from New York City. “True 2 Myself” debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, making the album his first charted release. His second album, “Destined 2 Win”, was released in 2021. It featured the single “Calling My Phone”, a collaboration with singer 6lack, which is his highest charting single yet.