Tyga was born as Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson on November 19, 1989 in Compton, California to Vietnamese and Jamaican parents. His stage name, Tyga, stands for Thank You God Always. At the moment Tyga is a member of the Young Money Crew as he is signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Universal Republic Records.
The first album by Tyga was “No Introduction” which was released on June 10, 2008. One of the songs from this album was used for the video game “Need for Speed: Undercover”. Some other songs were also used for a few other big productions.
He has released many mix tapes including the most famous one “Fan of a Fan”. This mix tape featured Chris Brown, Bow Wow and Lil’ Wayne amongst others. The hit song “Deuces” feat. Chris Brown was released from this mix tape. It charted high on the Billboard Hot 100 and was even nominated for a Grammy Award. It also appeared on Chris Brown’s album “F.A.M.E”.
Tyga’s second album release is going to be “Careless World: Rise of the Last King” which is also the first time release on Young Money Entertainment. The album will drop in February 2012. The mix tape “BitchI’mTheShit” is a foretaste of for the up-coming album.
The most successful single release is “Rack City” which peaked at nr. 8 on the US Billboard Charts and the music video has received nearly 20 million views on YouTube