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Kicking off his career in 2003 with the massive hit "Right Thurr," St. Louis rapper Chingy spent two solid years in the limelight, releasing two platinum-selling albums while becoming a household name thanks to some television appearances and movie roles. Born Howard Bailey, Jr. on March 9, 1980, he began writing rhymes at the age of 10 and began rapping under the name of "H Thugs" during his teen years. Renamed Chingy after a slang term for a looking wealthy, he signed with Fo-Reel Entertainment, an artist management firm with local heroes Nelly and St. Lunatics on the roster. While on tour with Nelly in 2002, he met rapper and Disturbing Tha Peace labelhead Ludacris. He would sign to DTP in 2003 and release "Right Thurr" on the label that same year. With Chingy's slow drawl and laid-back swagger, the track became the anthem for hot summer nights, peaking at number two on Billboard's Hot 100 while topping the magazine's Hot Rap Tracks chart. Released in July, his debut album Jackpot spawned two additional Top Five hits, "Holidae In" with Ludacris and Snoop Dogg, plus "One Call Away" with J/Weav. A monetary dispute between the rapper and DTP would result in a supposed "beef" with Ludacris -- Luda issued some terse words through a press release while Chingy claimed there was no animosity -- and would end with the formation of Chingy's own Capitol imprint Slot-A-Lot. Featuring the singles "Balla Baby" and "Don't Worry," the platinum-selling Powerballin' would become his first album for the label in 2004. The year 2005 found him appearing on television's Punk'd plus The George Lopez show and a year later he would land a role in Scary Movie 4. His 2006 single, "Pullin' Me Back," would find him back on top on the Hot Rap Tracks chart and help Hoodstar debut at number eight on the album charts, but the follow-up single "Dem Jeans" fared worse although the album did go gold. Unhappy with the way he felt Capitol was promoting their urban artists, Chingy jumped ship and went back to DTP which was by-then a part of the Def Jam family. Hate It or Love It would arrive on the label in 2007 but its debut at number 84 on the album chart would also become its highest position. In 2009 he announced he was working on a new album for release that year. ~ David Jeffries
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Albums by
Chingy

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    14 songs

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    Hate It or Love It

    14 songs

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    Hate It or Love It

    13 songs

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    Hoodstar

    20 songs

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    Hoodstar [Bonus CD]

    20 songs

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    Hoodstar [Bonus CD]

    20 songs

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    Powerballin'

    17 songs

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    Jackpot

    14 songs

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    Jackpot

    14 songs

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    Success & Failure

    34 songs

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    Success and Failure & Prince of the South 2 [Deluxe Edition]

    14 songs

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    1st Quarter

    13 songs

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    Hoodstar

    19 songs

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    Powerballin'

    1 song

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    Let It Go

    1 song

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    Paperman - Single

    1 song

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    Addicted [Intro] (feat. Young Marquis)

    2 songs

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    Down Thru Durr

    1 song

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    Fly Like Me

    1 song

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    Bend Your Knees

    11 songs

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    Pick 3

    1 song

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    Balla Baby (Live)

    1 song

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    Make That Thang Talk (Live)

    1 song

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    Holidae In (Live)

    1 song

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    Balla Baby

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Top Songs by
Chingy

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    Popularity
  2.   Right Thurr
  3.   Holidae In
  4.   One Call Away
  5.   Pullin' Me Back by Tyrese
  6.   Dem Jeans by Jermaine Dupri
  7.   Fly Like Me
  8.   26's
  9.   All the Way to St. Lou
  10.   Balla Baby
  11.   Chingy Jackpot
  12.   Bend Your Knees
  13.   U a Freak (Nasty Girl)
  14.   Balla Baby Remix by Git It Boyz
  15.   Brand New Kicks by Mannie Fresh
  16.   Gettin' It
  17.   Roll Up by Lil Scrappy
  18.   What Up Wit It
  19.   Make That Thang Talk
  20.   We Clubbin'
  21.   We Can Buck featuring Lil Scrappy
  22.   Remember When by Bobby Valentino
  23.   They Don't Know
  24.   Another One
  25.   Fall Back
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Chingy

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    Best Night Ever

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    '00s Hip Hop

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    Turnt' Up Radio

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    Classic Hip Hop Deep Dive

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    Masters Of Hip Hop

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    Nate Dogg: Tribute

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    Party Hits

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    Now THIS Is Music

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    Party Hip Hop/R&B

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    Hip Hop

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    Lil Wayne: DNA


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