Chingy was born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States on March 9th, 1980 and is the Rapper. At the age of 43, Chingy biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, songs, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Howard Earl Bailey Jr., Chingy, Little Earl, H Thugz, Howie
Date of Birth
March 9, 1980
United States
Place of Birth
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
43 years old
Zodiac Sign
$10 Million
Actor, Businessperson, Musician, Rapper, Singer, Television Actor
Social Media
Chingy Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 43 years old, Chingy has this physical status:

Hair Color
Eye Color
Dark Brown
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Chingy Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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McCluer North High School
Chingy Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
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Dating / Affair
Tiffany Haddish, Keshia Knight Pulliam (2004), Adrienne Anderson Bailey, Brittany Perry-Russell, Sidney Starr (2008), Asha Pérez (2016–Present)
Vernita Crawford
Zaneta Bailey (Younger Sister) (Entrepreneur). He has one other younger sibling and 2 older siblings.
Chingy Life

Howard Bailey Jr. (born March 9, 1980), better known by his stage name Chingy, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer, and actor.

Chingy grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and began rapping in his late teens.

He appeared as an opening act with Nelly in the summer of 2002 and then became a Ludacris protégé, signing him to his newly released Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP) label.

"Right Thurr," the rapper's debut single in 2003, put him on the musical map as a good-time rapper who excelled in catchy, club-friendly beats, and simplistic lyrics delivered in a sing-song, nursery rhyme style. Jackpot, Chingy's debut album in 2003, has sold two million copies, thanks in large part to the success of "Right Thurr."

Powerballin's second album, released in 2004, was met with mixed reviews, and Hoodstar's 2006 debut "Pullin' Me Back" and "Dem Jeans" became popular hits. Under DTP control records, he launched Hate It or Love It in 2007.

Amerie appears on the album's lead single, "Fly Like Me."

In 2010, Success & Losse, a studio album, was released.

He made his official debut as a record producer in 2018, releasing his first single "Sparks Fly," which debuted on July 4, 2018.

Early life

Chingy grew up in Walnut Park, Missouri, a neighborhood he has referred to as the "Bad Blocks."

He began writing songs at age 9 and was writing raps at 10. He was born H Thugz and was a member of the St. Louis company Without Warning on 49 Productions, M.G.D. Mysphit is a form of helium. They performed "What's Poppin Off" together, which became a local hit. H Thugz and Augustin also made a music video for the song. H Thugz acquired Chingy, a slang word for money.

Chingy attended McCluer North High School in Florissant, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. He was known as "Howie" by his classmates in high school, and he continues to use the word to describe close friends and family members.


Chingy Career

Music career

Ludacris and his boss, Chaka Zulu, were quick to sign Chingy to their fledgling Disturbing Tha Peace label.

Chingy's debut album Jackpot was released on July 15, 2003, as part of the Disturbing tha Peace. Ludacris reached an agreement to sell the album through Capitol Records after being unable to find a distribution contract via Def Jam. Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Murphy Lee, I-20, Raindrop, Tity Boi of Playaz Circle, Trina, and Jermaine Dupri were among the guest appearances. Jackpot produced the hit "One Call Away" featuring J-Weav and "Holidae In" with Snoop Dogg and Ludacris, fueled by "right Thurr." The album was produced by the Trak Starz production team in St. Louis. Critics loved the album. The RIAA had it certified Platinum within a year of its introduction of Jackpot. The upbeat Southern hip hop track "Right Thurr" gained traction, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

Chingy's sophomore album, Powerballin', was released on November 16, 2004, via Slot-A-Lot Records and Capitol Records. The album reached number ten on the charts and featured "Balla Baby," the hit song on the charts. Artist R. Kelly, Bun B. Lil Wayne, Lil Flip, Janet Jackson, David Banner, Nate Dogg, and Get It Boyz were among the album's guest appearances. By the RIAA on March 21, 2005, Powerballin's sold over one million copies and received a Platinum award. He appeared on one of George Lopez's films as himself. On the soundtrack for the smash hit 2004 video game Need for Speed: Underground 2, the eighth song from his album "I Do" appears.

Chingy's third album, Hoodstar, was released on September 19, 2006. Mr. Collipark, long-time collaborator Jermaine Dupri, Timbaland, and Mannie Fresh were among the album's highlights. His summer single, "Pullin Me Back" (featuring actor-R&B singer Tyrese), would place him at number eight on the Hot Rap Tracks chart and help Hoodstar's debut on the album chart, although Jermaine Dupri's "Dem Jeans" debuted poorly, although the album did go gold. "Brand New Kicks" and "Hands Up" were two other Hoodstar singles, as well as "Hands Up."

Chingy jumped ship and returned to DTP Records in 2007, which was a member of the Def Jam crew, who was unsatisfied with the way he felt Capitol was promoting their urban artists. "I don't think Capitol knew how to work urban artists, they're really stuck on pop and they didn't know how to market me," the St. Louis rapper said when questioned about this change.

It's either hate it or love it. Chingy's fourth studio album. Scott Storch, Timbaland, Cool and Dre's album included productions. Amerie appears on "Fly Like Me" in the lead single. The album was released on December 18, 2007, with Ludacris, Bobby Valentino, Steph Jones, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, and Anthony Hamilton as the artist. The album debuted on #84 on the Billboard 200, selling 30,000 copies, making it Chingy's first album not to crack the Top 10 charts. Hate It or Love It was not released in the United Kingdom, marking Chingy's first album not to be released in the United Kingdom.

Chingy revealed in 2012 that he was working on his fifth studio album, No Risk No Reward, DTP, which was supposed to be out sometime in 2012, but that was postponed due to a lack of funds as of June 2016. Chris Woodhouse, the artist of Full Dekk Music Group, was the first single from the album's "Reality" album. Chingy revealed that he would be releasing Jackpot Back, a mixtape that was first announced on March 3, 2012.

Chingy revealed in Spring 2013 that he had become a practicing Black Hebrew Israelite and debuted "King Judah"'s music video. Chingy was both trying to follow a moral conviction and demonizing mainstream rap. Chingy is currently working on his forthcoming EP album Chingology, which was announced later this year.

Leaked details about a recent Chingy film "Watch The World" starring New Zealand-based Asian model/singer Lucy Xu (Lucy Xu). ChristopherKris Lal's track is expected to be included on a forthcoming compilation album that will be released in 2014. On November 1, 2013, the single was released on iTunes and radio. In both countries, the song ranked No. 2 on the iTunes Urban chart, with a video to follow in the coming months.

Chingy has signed to Universal Music Group's Bungalo Records, his third time recording under Universal Music Group's umbrella. Chingy will be participating in the "Millenium Tour" with B2K in 2019.

Chingy headlined a tour of the United States with R&B singers Ma and Ginuwine in 2021.


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