Chingy, who single handedly influenced cultural slang with “thurr” and “hurr” following the smash Billboard Hot 100 hit "Right Thurr," achieved superstardom success with seven other Hot 100 hits, including “Holidae In,” “One Call Away” and many more.
An actor and philanthropist, Chingy, achieved rapid mainstream success with the release of his double-Platinum RIAA certified debut album, Jackpot and knocked himself out of the No. 1 position with his second platinum album Powerballin', featuring Hot 100 hit "Balla Baby" as well as a collaboration with Janet Jackson on "Don't Worry." Chingy followed up with another RIAA-certified Gold record, Hoodstar, which also reached the Billboard 200 Top 10, and spawned Hot 100 singles "Pullin' Me Back" featuring Tyrese and "Dem Jeans." The eighth song from his album, "I Do," is featured on the soundtrack for the video game "Need for Speed: Underground 2." The album also featured guest appearances from R. Kelly, Bun B, Lil Wayne, Lil' Flip, David Banner, Nate Dogg, and Get It Boyz. That same year Chingy was featured on Houston's Hot 100 single "I Like That" featuring Nate Dogg and I-20. Chingy's 4th studio album, Hate It or Love It, also landed in the Billboard 200, and produced Hot 100 hit "Fly Like Me." The LP also featured appearances by Ludacris, Bobby Valentino, Steph Jones, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, and Anthony Hamilton. Chingy continues writing and recording, with his new release, "The Woah Down," featuring Nashville duo Meg & Tyler.