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Chingy (born Howard Bailey, Jr. on March 9, 1980 in St Louis, Missouri) is an African-American rapper. A former member of the Disturbing Tha Peace collective with Ludacris, Chingy came into the spotlight on his own with his single "Right Thurr" from his album, Jackpot. After the success of "Right Thurr", "Holidae Inn", featuring Snoop Dogg and Ludacris, climbed the charts, followed by "One Call Away" featuring J-Weav. In 2004, he released a new album entitled Powerballin', featuring the single "Balla Baby".
- Howard Bailey, Jr. chose the stage name Chingy, slang for "money"  after deciding he wanted to avoid the stereotypical thug-style names.
- 2003 Jackpot (US #2)
- 2004 Powerballin'
- 2003 "Right Thurr" (US #2, UK @17)
- 2004 "Holidae Inn" (feat. Snoop Dogg & Ludacris) (US #3, UK #35)
- 2004 "One Call Away" (feat. J-Weav) (US #2, UK #11)
- 2004 "Balla Baby" (US #20, UK #34)
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