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#VitalFactz: Happy Birthday - Chingy


Happy Birthday @ChingyFulldekk Chingy. Born Howard Bailey, Jr. March 9, 1980. Bailey, who is originally from St. Louis first got his break as an opening act for fellow St. Louis rapper Nelly. He then signed to Ludacris' newly found label Disturbing Tha Peace. In the summer of 2003 Chingy released debut album Jackpot. This album reached Double Platinum Status & peaked at #2 on Billboard's Hot 200 Albums Chart as well as The R&B Albums Chart. It remains his best selling album & highest charting album to date. It features the Gold Selling singles Right Thurr & Holidae In as well as the Platinum single One Call Away. In 2004 he released his second album Powerballin'. It was certified Platinum & included the single Balla Baby. 2006 saw the release of his third album, the Gold Selling Hoodstar. this album features the smash hit single Pullin' Me Back (Featuring: Tyrese) as well as Dem Jeans, which were both produced by So So Def head Jermaine Dupri. Chingy has 4 studio albums & 8 Mixtapes to his credit.

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