LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Multi-platinum artist Chingy wraps his successful, sold-out Juicy Fest tour, headlining nine shows across New Zealand and Australia with notable acts Nelly, Ne-Yo, Bow Wow, Xzibit, Ja Rule, Pretty Ricky and more.
JUICY FEST TOUR DATES:
Jan. 5 Tremain Field – Napier, New Zealand
Jan. 6 Trustpower Bay Park – Tauranga, New Zealand
Jan. 7 Central Energy Trust Arena – Palmerston North, New Zealand
Jan. 8 Due Drops Centre – Auckland, New Zealand
Jan. 11 Semenoff Stadium – Whangarei, New Zealand
Jan. 13 Victoria Park – Brisbane, Australia
Jan. 14 Accor Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park – Sydney, Australia
Jan. 15 Coburg Velodrome – Melbourne, Australia
Jan. 20 Red Hill Auditorium – Perth, Australia
Along with growing his international stardom, the hip-hop artist is gearing up to release “Ballen,” which will be the third single from his highly anticipated forthcoming album, Chinglish. “Ballen” follows the release of Chingy’s sexy serenade, “Dat Good,” and the vulnerable jam, “Can’t Blame Me,” which was exclusively premiered by People.com.
In 2022, Chingy embarked on The Millennium Tour: Turned Up!, where he brought his high energy show to reputable arenas such as Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., Kia Forum in Los Angeles, Calif. and many more.
2023 marks the 20th anniversary of Chingy’s debut album Jackpot and the smash single “Right Thurr,” which landed front and center in the opening scenes of the Netflix original film, “Don’t Look Up,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill and Ariana Grande.
“Right Thurr” remained on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for five non-consecutive weeks, giving Chingy his first of three top five hits on that chart. It also became a No. 1 hit on the Hot Rap Songs chart for four weeks and peaked at No. 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Mainstream Top 40 charts.
Chingy has ascended to the Billboard Hot 100 chart eight times and achieved rapid mainstream success with the release of his double-Platinum RIAA certified debut album, Jackpot and smash hits “Right Thurr,” “Holidae In,” “One Call Away” and many more. Off stage, Chingy’s acting chops include small screen roles in television comedy series “My Wife and Kids,” “One on One,” “George Lopez,” “Yo Momma,” as well as cameos in several films, including “Scary Movie 4” and “Speed Dating.”
A St. Louis, Missouri native, Chingy began writing lyrics when he was 9-years-old and began performing soon after. He was originally known as H Thugz and was in the St. Louis group Without Warning on 49 Productions with M.G.D. & Mysphit. They recorded “What’s Poppin Off” together, which became a local hit.
Chingy’s debut LP, Jackpot, embodied his fresh energy thanks to his unique slang like “thurr” and “hurr,” as well as the dizzying synth-based melodies. Chingy quickly managed to build a global fanbase due to his accented, catchy hooks while men copied his style by rocking oversized colorful bandanas beneath their baseball caps. Women swooned over his handsome features and tried to perfect the popular ‘chicken head dance’ seen in the “Right Thurr” video. Jackpot was a commercial blockbuster, birthing three singles — “Right Thurr” (which later scored a fiery remix with Trina and Jermaine Dupri), “Holidae In” featuring Snoop Dogg and Ludacris and “One Call Away” featuring J-Weav — that all peaked in the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Chingy’s second platinum album Powerballin’ featured Hot 100 hit “Balla Baby” as well as a collaboration with Janet Jackson on “Don’t Worry.”
Chingy followed up with another RIAA-certified Gold record, Hoodstar, which also reached the Billboard 200 all-genre Top 10 albums chart, and spawned Hot 100 singles “Pullin’ Me Back” featuring Tyrese and “Dem Jeans.” The eighth song from his album, “I Do,” is featured on the soundtrack for the video game “Need for Speed: Underground 2.” The album also featured guest appearances from R. Kelly, Bun B, Lil Wayne, Lil’ Flip, David Banner, Nate Dogg, and Get It Boyz. That same year Chingy was featured on Houston’s Hot 100 single “I Like That” featuring Nate Dogg and I-20. Chingy’s fourth studio album, Hate It or Love It, also landed in the Billboard 200, and produced Hot 100 hit “Fly Like Me,” featuring Amerie. The LP also featured appearances by Ludacris, Bobby Valentino, Steph Jones, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, and Anthony Hamilton.
Chingy has never stopped creating and recording, and has also released studio projects including Success & Failure and Chingology.
CHINGY 2023 TOUR DATES:
April 21 The Liberty – Roswell, N.M.
April 22 Lobo Theatre – Roswell, N.M.
May 27 I Love RnB Festival – Long Beach, Calif.
June 24 The Event Center at River Casino – Philadelphia, Pa.
Sept. 9 Caesar Ford Park – Xenia, Ohio