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Tyga in Richmond, Virginia, October 2008
Tyga in Richmond, Virginia, October 2008
Background information
Birth name Michael Stevenson
Born November 19, 1989 (1989-11-19) (age 28)
Compton, California, Template:Nowrap
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2007–present
Labels G.E.D, Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown
Associated acts Gym Class Heroes, Fall Out Boy, Travis McCoy, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown

Michael Stevenson[1] (born November 19, 1989),[2] better known by his stage name Tyga, is an American rapper signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Universal Motown. He first received recognition with his debut single "Coconut Juice".

Life and careerEdit

Tyga was born Michael Nguyen on November 19, 1989, in Compton, California.[2] Born of Jamaican and Vietnamese descent,[1] he is the cousin of Travis McCoy, the lead vocalist of the group Gym Class Heroes.[3] He achieved his first recognition opening for Fall Out Boy and Gym Class Heroes during the Young Wild Things Tour in late 2007. Earlier that year he had also released his first mixtape Young On Probation[4] which featured Jay Rock, The Pack and more. His debut single, "Coconut Juice," was released in 2008 and its video was directed by Rage. His mixtape, No Introduction the Series: April 10, was released online in April.[5] The second part to the series, No Introduction the Series: May 10, was released in May.[6]

The song "Diamond Life" was featured on the Madden NFL 09 soundtrack.[7] and is also included in the Need for Speed Undercover soundtrack and Fighting soundtrack.[8]



Year Title Peak chart positions[9]
US US R&B Rap Albums
2008 No Introduction
  • 1st studio album
  • Released: June 10, 2008
112 25 9
2010 Careless World
  • 2nd studio album
  • To be Released on September 17, 2010


  • 2007: Young On Probation
  • 2008: No Introduction The Series: April 10
  • 2008: No Introduction The Series: May 10
  • 2008: Slaughterhouse
  • 2009: The Free Album (with Clinton Sparks)
  • 2009: Outraged & Underage (with DJ Ill Will, DJ Rockstar & Young Money Entertainment)
  • 2009: The Potential (with Young Money Entertainment)
  • 2009: Black Thoughts (with DJ Ill Will & DJ Rockstar)
  • 2010: Fan of a Fan (with Chris Brown, DJ Ill Will & DJ Rockstar)


Year Song Peak chart positions[10] Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap U.S. Pop
2008 "Coconut Juice" (featuring Travis McCoy) 94 64 No Introduction
2010 "I'm On It" (featuring Lil Wayne) Careless World

With Young MoneyEdit

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2009 "BedRock" (with Young Money Entertainment featuring Lloyd) 2 2 1 We Are Young Money
2010 "Roger That" (with Young Money Entertainment) 56 15 6

As featured performerEdit

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2010 "Deuces" (Chris Brown featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall) 39 5 Fan of a Fan
"Loyalty" (Birdman featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga) 72 Bigger Than Life


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Rapper Tyga Tests Solo Waters With 'No Introduction'". Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jeffries, David. "Tyga Biography". Retrieved 2008-11-02.  Allmusic
  3. "Pete Wentz, Travis McCoy Celebrate Poolside In Tyga's 'Coconut Juice'". MTV. 2008-03-17. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  4. The Source Magazine September/October 2009 Issue #234
  5. "Tyga – No Introduction: The Series – April 10". illRoots. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  6. "Tyga – No Introduction: The Series – May 10". illRoots. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  7. Cohen, Jonathan (2008-07-08). "New Franz Ferdinand Track Leads 'Madden' Soundtrack". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  8. "NFhjdfisuyrewjS UC Soundtrack Soundtrack". 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  9. "Artist Chart History – Tyga – Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  10. "Artist Chart History – Tyga – Singles". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 

External linksEdit

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