Artist Information for Ty Dolla $ign

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Name: Ty Dolla $ign

Followers: 5,283,337

Monthly Listeners: 38,667,927

Top Cities:

  • London, GB (561,582 listeners)
  • Los Angeles, US (556,896 listeners)
  • Sydney, AU (532,412 listeners)
  • Chicago, US (514,278 listeners)
  • New York City, US (452,684 listeners)

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Biography:
Since the dawn of the 2010s, Ty Dolla $ign has been steadily racking up hits, first with one of his many featured appearances and then with headlining singles on which his sly, explicitly hedonistic style of contemporary R&B was put on full display. After assisting the "worldwide underground" likes of Sa-Ra and Erykah Badu, Ty reached the mainstream through YG's "Toot It and Boot It" (2010), continued to gain hits as a collaborator, and as a solo artist narrowly missed the Top Ten with full-length projects such as Free TC (2015) and Beach House III (2017). Since then, he issued his third LP, the Top Ten Billboard 200-charting Featuring Ty Dolla $ign (2020). In 2021, he collaborated with dvsn for Cheers to the Best Memories and in 2023 joined forces with Kanye West to form a new project, ¥$, and work towards their debut album Vultures. The singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, born Tyrone Griffin, Jr. -- the son of Tyrone Griffin, a musician who played with Lakeside and Teena Marie -- started making moves during the 2000s in his native Los Angeles. As one-half of Ty & Kory, the younger Griffin appeared on Sa-Ra's The Hollywood Recordings, Erykah Badu's New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War, and Shafiq Husayn's Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka, as well as Black Milk's Popular Demand. He reached the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in 2010 with YG's "Toot It and Boot It," for which he provided the hook. A pivotal moment, it preceded constant studio activity that resulted in solo and collaborative output issued throughout the decade. Ty Dolla $ign made his major-label debut on Atlantic in 2013 with "Paranoid," which eventually went multi-platinum. "Or Nah," the follow-up, became his second single to hit the Top Ten of Billboard's Hot R&B Songs chart, and quickly went multi-platinum. Additional singles and appearances on commercial and underground releases alike led to the November 2015 release of Free TC, his debut album. Dedicated to his incarcerated brother, the guest-loaded set debuted at number 14 on the Billboard 200, boosted by "Blasé," "Saved," and "Wavy," all certified gold or platinum tracks. During the next two years, Ty branched out stylistically as an accessory to pop hits such as Fifth Harmony's "Work from Home," the Suicide Squad: The Album smash "Sucker for Pain," and Jason Derulo's "Swalla." Major Lazer and Nick Jonas were also among the artists who enlisted his services, though these pop and club efforts were balanced out with assists for the likes of Fat Joe, 2 Chainz, and Meek Mill. As lead artist, the commercial mixtape Campaign arrived just ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and became a Top 30 hit, highlighted by "No Justice," a sober protest song recorded with his still-jailed brother. Beach House III, Griffin's second proper album, was teased with genre-hopping singles involving Lil Wayne and the-Dream ("Love U Better"), and Damian Marley and Skrillex ("So Am I"). It hit number 11 upon its October 2017 release. Griffin continued to excel primarily as a supporting artist for the next few years. Following a slew of collaborative one-offs highlighted by Post Malone's Hot 100-topping "Psycho" and Khalid's likewise multi-platinum "OTW," he and Jeremih partnered to jointly release the album MihTy. Ty co-starred on well over a dozen tracks in 2019, such as Kehlani's "Nights Like This," Megan Thee Stallion's number 11 hit "Hot Girl Summer," and Skrillex's "Midnight Hour," the last of which was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Dance Recording. In 2020, he headlined a clutch of singles, including July's "Ego Death," featuring Kanye West, FKA Twigs, and Skrillex, and in August's charting "Expensive," on which he was joined by Nicki Minaj. Both tracks paved the way for his third full-length, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, which arrived that October and landed at number four on the Billboard 200. His first U.S. Top Ten debut, the album featured several more guest-featuring singles, including "Spicy" with Post Malone and "By Yourself" with Jhené Aiko and Mustard. The following year, after appearing on their 2020 album A Muse in Her Feelings, Ty recorded a full-length collaboration with Canadian R&B duo dvsn titled Cheers to the Best Memories. He also guested on David Guetta's "Family," released in several different versions, with the one featuring Bebe Rexha racking up the most streams. In 2022, Ty released the Wiz Khalifa collaboration "Champions" and the Mustard-produced "My Friends" (featuring Lil Durk). He began the following year with a single titled "2022," then collaborated with Alesso on the song "Caught a Body" and issued the solo track "Motion." In 2023, Ty joined forces with Kanye West to form a new project, ¥$. The duo released their debut single "Vultures" in November of that year. They slowly leaked out information about the project in the lead-up to an oft-delayed debut full-length (also titled) Vultures, an album that potentially included guest appearances from a long list of famous guests including Kid Cudi, Playboi Carti, James Blake, and many more. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi


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Top 10 Albums

Spotify Session Album Image Spotify Session
Label: Atlantic Records
Release Date: 2016-02-19
Track Count: 5
Total Play Count: 0
Speed Me Up (with Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty & Sueco the Child) Album Image Speed Me Up (with Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty & Sueco the Child)
Label: Atlantic Records
Release Date: 2020-01-24
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Wavy (feat. Joe Moses) Album Image Wavy (feat. Joe Moses)
Label: Atlantic Records
Release Date: 2016-01-16
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Darkside (with Ty Dolla $ign & Future feat. Kiiara) [From Bright: The Album] Album Image Darkside (with Ty Dolla $ign & Future feat. Kiiara) [From Bright: The Album]
Label: Atlantic Records
Release Date: 2017-11-09
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Back Out (with Ty Dolla $ign & Dom Kennedy) Album Image Back Out (with Ty Dolla $ign & Dom Kennedy)
Label: Rostrum Records
Release Date: 2019-04-19
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Stand For Album Image Stand For
Label: Atlantic Records
Release Date: 2014-11-17
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Champions (feat. Wiz Khalifa) Album Image Champions (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Label: Atlantic Records
Release Date: 2022-02-18
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
When I See Ya (feat. Fetty Wap) Album Image When I See Ya (feat. Fetty Wap)
Label: Atlantic Records
Release Date: 2015-09-11
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Back Up (feat. 24hrs) Album Image Back Up (feat. 24hrs)
Label: Atlantic Records
Release Date: 2016-12-09
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Late to the Party Album Image Late to the Party
Label: Twenty Nine Music Group
Release Date: 2021-10-08
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

Psycho Track Image Psycho
Playcount: 1,519,699,730
Duration: 03:41
Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) Track Image Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
Playcount: 1,519,699,730
Duration: 03:41
Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) Track Image Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
Playcount: 1,519,699,730
Duration: 03:41
Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) Track Image Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
Playcount: 1,519,699,730
Duration: 03:41
Work from Home (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) Track Image Work from Home (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
Playcount: 1,429,594,548
Duration: 03:34
Sucker for Pain (with Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Logic & Ty Dolla $ign feat. X Ambassadors) Track Image Sucker for Pain (with Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Logic & Ty Dolla $ign feat. X Ambassadors)
Playcount: 1,131,566,530
Duration: 04:03
Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) Track Image Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)
Playcount: 1,116,743,436
Duration: 03:36
Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) Track Image Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)
Playcount: 1,116,743,436
Duration: 03:36
Or Nah (feat. The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard) - Remix Track Image Or Nah (feat. The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard) - Remix
Playcount: 949,805,020
Duration: 04:02
OTW Track Image OTW
Playcount: 624,009,706
Duration: 04:23

Top 10 Collaborating Artists (Tracks)

Kanye West Artist Image Kanye West
Collaborations: 48
Wiz Khalifa Artist Image Wiz Khalifa
Collaborations: 47
YG Artist Image YG
Collaborations: 46
¥$ Artist Image ¥$
Collaborations: 37
dvsn Artist Image dvsn
Collaborations: 37
Jeremih Artist Image Jeremih
Collaborations: 36
Mustard Artist Image Mustard
Collaborations: 27
2 Chainz Artist Image 2 Chainz
Collaborations: 27
Trey Songz Artist Image Trey Songz
Collaborations: 24
Quavo Artist Image Quavo
Collaborations: 22