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Chingy (born Howard Bailey, Jr. on March 9, 1980, in St. Louis) is an African-American hip-hop music artist.

He has made many top hits since 2003, including "Right Thurr," "Holidae In," "One Call Away" featuring J-Weav, "Balla Baby" and more recently, "Pullin' Me Back" and "Dem Jeans." He has also taken part in the "Get Low (Remix)" music video. Chingy goes by the logo "G.I.B.", which stands for Get it Boyz. He was on the road from August 06-Janurary 07 and is now in his hometown St. Louis helping his younger cousin Young Spiffy create his debut album Troublemaka. Spiffy will be the first off his label Slot-A-Lot.


St. Louis based Fo-Reel Entertainment home of artists such as Nelly claim to have discovered the talented Chingy, and he was often seen during his early days with their entourage. However as time passed Chingy began to distance himself, during which time a feud emerged between Nelly and Chingy. Shortly after, he emerged once again as a member of Ludacris' southern hip hop record label Disturbing Tha Peace. His relationship with DTP was hugely successful and lead to a successful debut consisting of the lead single "Right Thurr", "Holidae In", and "One Call Away". But later in 2005, Chingy had a monetary dispute with DTP, causing him to leave the label. He released Powerballin the same year, yielding the singles "Balla Baby" and "Don't Worry". His debut single only made success into the Billboard top 20. In 2006, he squashed his beef with Nelly and appeared in Ali & Gipp's new video "Go Head". He stated in Rap City that he has no beef with Ludacris. He released his third album Hoodstar, releasing "Pullin' Me Back", "Dem Jeans", and "Nike Aurr's and Crispy Tee's".



Year Album Billboard Top 200 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Top Rap Albums U.S. Albums Certification
2003 "Jackpot" 2 2 - 2x Platinum
2004 "Powerballin'" 10 5 - Platinum
2006 "Hoodstar" 8 3 1 -


Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap UK singles ARIA Australian Singles Chart Canadian Singles Chart Album
2003 "Right Thurr" 2 2 1 17 56 11 Jackpot
2003 "Holidae In" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Ludacris) 3 2 2 35 13 - Jackpot
2004 "One Call Away" (featuring J-Weav) 2 3 1 26 5 - Jackpot
2004 "I Like That" (Houston featuring Chingy, Nate Dogg and I-20) 11 14 6 11 12 - It's Already Written
2004 "Fightin' in the Club" (I-20 featuring Tity Boi, Lil Fate, and Chingy) - - - - - - Self-Explanatory
2004 "Balla Baby" 20 17 7 34 19 6 Powerballin'
2005 "Don't Worry" (featuring Janet Jackson) - 60 - - - - Powerballin'
2006 "Pullin' Me Back" (featuring Tyrese) 9 1 1 44 35 - Hoodstar
2006 "Dem Jeans" (featuring Jermaine Dupri) 59 57 19 TBR 58 - Hoodstar
2007 "Nike Aurr's and Crispy Tee's" TBR TBR TBR TBR TBR TBR Hoodstar


From Jackpot:

  • 2003: "Right Thurr"
  • 2003: "Right Thurr" (Remix) (featuring Jermaine Dupri and Trina)
  • 2003: "Holidae In" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Ludacri])
  • 2004: "One Call Away" (featuring J-Weav)/"Chingy Jackpot"

From Powerballin':

  • 2004: "Balla Baby"
  • 2004: "Balla Baby" (Remix) (featuring Lil' Flip and Boozie)

From Hoodstar:

  • 2006: "Pullin' Me Back" (featuring Tyrese)
  • 2006: "Nike Aurr's and Crispy Tee's"
  • 2006: "Dem Jeans" (featuring Jermaine Dupri)


  • Chingy admitted that he is a fan of Mind of Mencia and watches the show regularly.
  • Chingy has appeared on Now That's What I Call Music U.S. Series 6 times. (5 times as a main artist and one time as a guest artist for Houston's "I Like That")
  • His Song I Do is in the game NeedForSpeed Underground 2.

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