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2 Chainz debuted at #1 on the U.S. R&B/Hip Hop Chart with his latest full-length album PRETTY GIRLS LIKE TRAP MUSIC. Moving over 106,000 in his debut week, 2 Chainz returns to #1 on the R&B/Hip Hop Chart for the first time since his seminal debut album Based On A T.R.U. Story.

2 Chainz Pretty Girls Like Trap Music:

“This has been an amazing campaign and a great effort from 2 Chainz and the Def Jam team,” said Steve Bartels, CEO of Def Jam Recordings. “2 Chainz’s artistic instincts, drive, and work ethic are inspiring. This great album re-affirms his place among the very best artists working today, and it’s right where he belongs.”

After months of teasing PRETTY GIRLS LIKE TRAP MUSIC on social media, 2 Chainz assembled his most robust work yet, with an all-star list of features including Drake, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell, Migos and many more. The album includes buzzing tracks “Good Drank” featuring Quavo & Gucci Mane (100M+ Streams), “It’s A Vibe” featuring Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign & Jhene Aiko and “4AM” featuring Travis Scott, all of which have been highlighted by the likes of Rolling Stone, Complex and Billboard for 2 Chainz signature flows and clever wordplay.

The album comes on the heels of a multi-tiered, wide-reaching marketing campaign – complete with a bespoke Spotify playlist co-curated by NBA Finals MVP, Kevin Durant, Nicki Minaj, Erykah Badu and more; an apparel collaboration with Trouble Andrew (aka GucciGhost); and the first interactive virtual reality “Trap House.” These posts garnered coverage across the gamut from The Wrap, Noisey, Billboard and more for 2 Chainz innovative approach to engaging fans..

PRETTY GIRLS LIKE TRAP MUSIC is the long-awaited follow-up to 2 Chainz 2013 full length solo effort, B.O.A.T.S. II: ME TIME. In the four years since his last solo album, 2 Chainz music and content output has been unstoppable. In 2016 alone he released three critically acclaimed mixtapes (“Felt Like Cappin,” “Daniel Son; Necklace Don,” and “Hibachi For Lunch”), teamed up with hip hop legend Lil Wayne for a mammoth collaboration album entitled ColleGrove (March 2016) and partnered with GQ Magazine for the third season of his smash web-series “Most Expensivest Sh!t.” The album, mixtapes and web-series inspired The Ringer to say “Forget Mount Rushmore — 2 Chainz deserves his own national monument. This year dude is top five humans of all time.” (

Following his run as founding member of Def Jam duo Playaz Circle out of his native Atlanta, 2 Chainz’ name was on everyone’s lips in 2012, when he stole a verse on “Mercy,”fellow Def Jam artist Kanye West/G.O.O.D. Music’s RIAA triple-platinum #1 R&B/#1 Rap hit (from Cruel Summer).  Four months later, Chainz arrived as a Def Jam solo artist with Based On A T.R.U. Story, his debut album of August 2012.  B.O.A.T.S. entered Soundscan at #1 and was certified RIAA gold, fueled by the RIAA platinum “No Lie” featuring Drake, the double-platinum “Birthday Song” featuring Kanye West, and double-platinum “I’m Different.” “Mercy” was subsequently a Grammy® nominee for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, while B.O.A.T.S. was nominated for Best Rap Album. Chainz followed up with B.O.A.T.S. II: ME TIME (September 2013), extending Chainz’ dominance, entering the Soundscan hip-hop chart at #1, and spinning off the RIAA gold single, “Feds Watching” featuring Pharrell.  

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Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Tour:

8/1/17 Atlanta GA Tabernacle
8/3/17 New Orleans LA The Joy Theatre
8/4/17 Houston TX House of Blues
8/5/17 Dallas TX Gas Monkey Live!
8/6/17 Austin TX Emo’s
8/9/17 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre
8/11/17 Anaheim CA House of Blues
8/12/17 San Diego CA House of Blues
8/13/17 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst
8/14/17 Oakland CA Fox Theater
8/16/17 Sacramento CA Ace of Spades
8/18/17 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom
8/19/17 Portland OR Roseland Theater
8/20/17 Seattle WA Showbox SoDo
8/22/17 Salt Lake City UT The Depot
8/23/17 Denver CO Ogden Theatre
8/25/17 Saint Paul MN Palace Theatre
8/26/17 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre
8/27/17 Kansas City MO Midland Theatre
8/29/17 Saint Louis MO The Pageant
8/31/17 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit
9/1/17 Cleveland OH Radio Show
9/4/17 Toronto ON Rebel Complex
9/5/17 Boston MA House of Blues
9/6/17 New York NY Terminal 5
9/8/17 Cincinnati OH Ubahn Festival
9/9/17 Silver Spring MD The Fillmore Silver Spring
9/10/17 Philadelphia PA The Fillmore Philadelphia
9/12/17 Raleigh NC The Ritz
9/13/17 Charlotte NC The Fillmore Charlotte
9/15/17 Saint Petersburg FL Jannus Live
9/16/17 Orlando FL Venue 578
9/17/17 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach
9/22/17 Las Vegas NV Life is Beautiful Festival