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