CHINGY SIGNS WITH ADKINS PUBLICITY FOR EXCLUSIVE PR/PUBLICITY REPRESENTATION
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Multi-platinum recording artist, actor and philanthropist, Chingy, joins Adkins Publicity's roster for exclusive representation in all areas of PR/publicity as he prepares to release new music throughout 2020.
Chingy's undeniable talent shines as he balances romantic rap/R&B collaborations with a rugged lyrical flow that highlights his experience as a former battle rapper who’s ascended to the Billboard Hot 100 chart eight times and achieved rapid mainstream success with the release of his double-Platinum RIAA certified debut album, Jackpot and smash hits "Right Thurr,” “Holidae In,” “One Call Away” and many more. Off stage, Chingy's acting chops include small screen roles in television comedy series "My Wife and Kids," "One on One," "George Lopez," "Yo Momma," as well as cameos in several films, including "Scary Movie 4" and "Speed Dating."
A St. Louis, Missouri native, Chingy began writing lyrics when he was 9-years-old and began performing soon after. He was originally known as H Thugz and was in the St. Louis group Without Warning on 49 Productions with M.G.D. & Mysphit. They recorded "What's Poppin Off" together, which became a local hit.
In 2002, Chingy toured as an opening act with Nelly and soon became a protégé of Ludacris and his manager, Chaka Zulu, who signed him to Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP) record label. Chingy's 2003 summer debut single, "Right Thurr," became a bonafide hit and shot to No. 2 on the all-genreBillboard Hot 100.
Chingy’s debut LP, Jackpot, embodied his fresh energy thanks to his unique slang like “thurr” and “herre,” as well as the dizzying synth-based melodies. Chingy quickly managed to build a global fanbase due to his accented, catchy hooks while men copied his style by rocking oversized colorful bandanas beneath their baseball caps. Women swooned over his handsome features and tried to perfect the popular ‘chicken head dance’ seen in the "Right Thurr" video. Jackpot was a commercial blockbuster, birthing three singles -- “Right Thurr” (which later scored a fiery remix with Trina and Jermaine Dupri), “Holidae In” featuring Snoop Dogg and Ludacris and “One Call Away” featuring J-Weav -- that all peaked in the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Chingy's second platinum album Powerballin'featured 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 all-genre Top 10 albums chart, 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 fourth studio album, Hate It or Love It, also landed in the Billboard 200, and produced Hot 100 hit "Fly Like Me," featuring Amerie. The LP also featured appearances by Ludacris, Bobby Valentino, Steph Jones, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, and Anthony Hamilton.
Chingy has never stopped creating and recording, and has also released studio projects including Success & Failure and Chingology.
This spring, Chingy is collaborating with duo Meg & Tyler on new single "The Whoa Down," which caught the attention of Parade.com, sparking momentum for the release of the track.
Be sure to following Chingy on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and visit chingy.co.
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New Kräftig Commercial Features Chingy, ‘Get Back to What Makes You You’
St. Louis Rapper also urges fans to “Get Back to Beer”
ST. LOUIS, May XX, 2017 – Encouraging consumers to be true to themselves, rapper, R&B artist,
entrepreneur, and actor Chingy, of St. Louis, is being featured in a 30-second online video for Kräftig and
Kräftig Light lager beers, brewed by the William K. Busch Brewing Co. of St. Louis, Missouri.
Chingy, who has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, recorded the spot several weeks ago at a
pub on Laclede’s Landing along the city’s downtown riverfront. It was produced by Think Tank Public
Relations and Marketing, of St. Louis, and delivers a series of messages that reflect the brand’s new
In a low, cool voice, Chingy, whose real name is Howard Bailey Jr., tells viewers to “Take a risk to create
your own legacy,” a reflection of his career as a successful international performer. “Never forget what
made you choose your journey. Get back to your roots. Get back to what drives you. Get back to what
makes you ‘you.’
“Get back to beer,” he states in the closing seconds while shooting a game of Nine Ball.
The online video is part of a new digital marketing initiative for Kräftig and Kräftig Light as part of the
company’s recent rebranding campaign and packaging redesign. It is a salute to Kräftig consumers,
recognizing the challenges they face and the hard work they deliver, said William K. “Billy” Busch,
president and CEO of the company that bears his name.
“This spot also reflects the fierce independence of our brand and that of our consumers,” Busch said. “We
want to salute their commitment to achieving their personal and professional goals, and encourage them
to focus on what drives them to be happy and successful.”
Busch said the historic backdrop of Laclede’s Landing also salutes St. Louis’s regional tradition and is a
tribute to his company’s beer-brewing family heritage.
Kräftig and Kräftig Light have received 32 Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for taste and quality in
national and international beer competitions over the past five years, and are available throughout
Missouri, Western Illinois, Eastern Kansas, and in Austin and Houston.
Chingy skyrocketed to fame in 2003 with the debut of his first hit single “Right Thurr.” He went on to
produce several other hit songs, including “Holidae Inn” featuring Snoop Dogg and Ludacris.
In addition to touring, Chingy also is co-founder of St. Louis-based Fulldekk Music Group, a full-service
entertainment management company.
The video is available online at the Kräftig Facebook, Instagram and YouTube sites, and the company’s
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For more information, contact Thomas D. Pagano, 314-602-7549, firstname.lastname@example.org