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.
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“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.” (TheRinger.com)
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:
|8/3/17||New Orleans||LA||The Joy Theatre|
|8/4/17||Houston||TX||House of Blues|
|8/5/17||Dallas||TX||Gas Monkey Live!|
|8/11/17||Anaheim||CA||House of Blues|
|8/12/17||San Diego||CA||House of Blues|
|8/13/17||Santa Cruz||CA||The Catalyst|
|8/16/17||Sacramento||CA||Ace of Spades|
|8/22/17||Salt Lake City||UT||The Depot|
|8/25/17||Saint Paul||MN||Palace 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|
|9/5/17||Boston||MA||House of Blues|
|9/6/17||New York||NY||Terminal 5|
|9/9/17||Silver Spring||MD||The Fillmore Silver Spring|
|9/10/17||Philadelphia||PA||The Fillmore Philadelphia|
|9/13/17||Charlotte||NC||The Fillmore Charlotte|
|9/15/17||Saint Petersburg||FL||Jannus Live|
|9/17/17||Miami Beach||FL||The Fillmore Miami Beach|
|9/22/17||Las Vegas||NV||Life is Beautiful Festival|