Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson (born November 19, 1989), better known by his stage name Tyga (an acronym for Thank You God Always) , is an American rapper signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Universal Republic Records. He first received recognition with his debut single "Coconut Juice", featuring his cousin Travie McCoy.
No Introduction was the first independent album by American rapper Tyga. It was released on June 10, 2008, on Decaydance Records. One of the songs from this album, "Diamond Life", was used in the video game Need for Speed: Undercover, and on Madden 2009, as well as in the 2009 movie Fighting.
Tyga released many mixtapes. He created Fan of a Fan with Chris Brown and producers DJ Ill Will and DJ Rockstar. It features other artists such as Bow Wow, Lil Wayne, and Kevin McCall featured in several tracks. Four tracks ("Holla at Me", "G Shit", "No Bullshit" and "Deuces") are also accompanied by a music video. The track "Deuces" was released as the debut single of the mixtape and, as of August 26, 2010, has reached number fourteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The track has also been nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 53rd Grammy Awards. The track, among others, was on the tracklist of Chris Brown's fourth studio album, F.A.M.E.. Tyga also told MTV in an interview that the production of the mixtape took just short of a week.
Careless World: Rise of the Last King is his second studio album. The album will be released on February 21, 2012 on Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Universal Republic Records. Careless World: Rise of the Last King is a move to the rapping style he featured in the collaboration album We Are Young Money rather me than the poppy dance element shown on No Introduction. Tyga stated that the album shows he has grown up but still relates to the kids. Tyga released a new mixtape #BitchImTheShit in preparation for the album.
The first official single, "Far Away", was released on May 17, 2011 and peaked at 86 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second official single, "Still Got It", was released on October 4, 2011. It peaked at 89 on the Billboard Hot 100. The third official single, "Rack City", was released on December 6, 2011. It was originally listed on Tyga's Well Done 2 mixtape, and was added to the album after it gained commercial success. It debuted at number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has peaked at number 8 since then. The fourth official single, "Faded", was released on January 13, 2012. It peaked on the Hot 100 at 33.
- Studio albums
- Independent albums
- Collaborative albums
- Young On Probation (2007)
- No Introduction The Series: April 10 (2008)
- No Introduction The Series: May 10 (2008)
- Outraged & Underaged (with DJ Ill Will & DJ Rockstar) (2009)
- The Potential(with DJ SB & DJ Ill Will) (2009)
- The Free Album (with Clinton Sparks) (2009)
- Black Thoughts(with DJ Ill Will & DJ Rockstar) (2009)
- Fan of a Fan (with Chris Brown, DJ Ill Will & DJ Rockstar) (2010)
- Well Done(with DJ Drama)(2010)
- Black Thoughts 2 (with DJ Ill Will & DJ Rockstar) (2011)
- Well Done 2 (Finish Him) (2011)
- #BitchImTheShit (2011)
- Well Done 3 (Fatality) (2012)
- Fan of a Fan 2 (with Chris Brown), (2012)