Tyga in Richmond, Virginia, October 2008
|Birth name||Michael Stevenson|
|Born||November 19, 1989
Compton, California, United States
|Labels||Decaydance, Young Money, G.E.D Inc.|
Michael Stevenson (born November 19, 1989), better known by his stage name Tyga (Thank You God Always), is an American rapper signed by Young Money Entertainment with distributution from Universal Motown.
Tyga was born Michael Stevenson on November 19, 1989, in Compton, California. He is of Jamaican and Vietnamese descent, and a cousin of Travis McCoy, the lead vocalist of the group Gym Class Heroes. He achieved his first recognition opening for Fall Out Boy and Gym Class Heroes during the Young Wild Things Tour in late 2007. His first single, "Coconut Juice," was released in 2008 and was directed by Rage. His first mixtape, No Introduction the Series: April 10, was released online in April. The second part to the series, No Introduction the Series: May 10, was released in May.
The song "Diamond Life" was featured on the Madden NFL 09 soundtrack. and is also included in the Need for Speed Undercover soundtrack and Fighting soundtrack.Tyga has an upcoming album titled Careless World. A single is confirmed and shot for a music video,named "Im On It". The single was previously thought to feature Drake and Juelz Santana, but Tyga had commented on only Lil Wayne's name.
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|US||US R&B||Rap Albums|
|2008||"Coconut Juice" (featuring Travis McCoy)||94||64||No Introduction|
|2010||"I'm on It" (featuring Lil Wayne)||-||-||Careless World|
Back to the cool motivational roads/No guidance just violence in probational homes
Thinking Of You (ft. Lil Wayne)
Now listen, let's Kiss, like Gene Simmons
Arms Race Remix
Im sayin' this song got me thinkin' out my range/ With no piff involved, my swag flyer than a plane