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Lil Tjay


3 Upcoming Events

United Kingdom

3 Events


The Bronx-born melodic rap sensation

Get the album Destined 2 Win here

New York rapper Tione Jayden Merritt is best known by his artist name Lil Tjay, which comes from the first letter of his given name and the first three letters of his middle name.

Raised in South Bronx, he attended the Bronx Dance Academy as a child. When he was 15, Lil Tjay started writing raps while spending a year in a youth detention centre for fighting and other petty crimes. After he got out, he launched in his music career by uploading tracks like Resume and Brothers to SoundCloud in 2017.

The following year, Lil Tjay placed first at the Coast 2 Coast LIVE NYC All Ages Edition showcase, where he caught the attention of an A&R representative from Columbia Records. He continued to gain momentum by releasing the songs None Of Your Love and Leaked in 2018.

In 2019, Lil Tjay shot to fame when he was featured on Polo G’s top 10 single Pop Out. This led to other collaborations alongside French Montana and Blueface in Slide and Pop Smoke in Mood Swings, which climbed to No.5 on the UK singles chart. His debut album True 2 Myself also arrived in 2019 and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.

On the heels of his 2020 mixtape State Of Emergency, Lil Tjay released Calling My Phone with 6LACK in February 2021, which landed at No.2 on the UK singles chart. A month later his 21-track sophomore album, Destined 2 Win, came out and he supported it with a livestream event called The Lil Tjay Experience.

In April 2021, Lil Tjay announced three headline UK concerts in London, Birmingham and Manchester for November 2021.


Lil Tjay announces three 2021 UK dates

Lil Tjay announces three 2021 UK dates

The Bronx-born rapper is set to play concerts at London's O2 Academy Brixton, O2 Academy Birmingham and Manchester Academy this November.


Lil Tjay is touring the UK from 12 – 16 November 2021 in support of his new album Destined 2 Win.

Lil Tjay will play the following UK venues in 2021:

  • O2 Academy Brixton, London
  • O2 Academy Birmingham
  • Manchester Academy

Tickets for Lil Tjay’s 2021 tour dates go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 9 April 2021.