LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Multi-platinum recording artist, Chingy, will embark on a U.S. military base tour and perform for service members throughout Alaska and Hawaii this February. Chingy is dedicated to sharing his music and entertaining military forces to give back to those who serve our country. Judy Seale International and Stars for Stripes worked with Armed Forces Entertainment to coordinate the tour.
“I really appreciate Armed Forces Entertainment and everything they do for our country. I went to Iraq some years ago and it was awesome performing for the service members over thurr. Music brings Energy, Peace and Mindfulness to everybody, so it’s a pleasure to be able to perform and have fun with the ones who protect the U.S.A.,“ Chingy shared.
CHINGY MILITARY BASE TOUR DATES
Feb. 17 Warrior Zone Goldrush Room - JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
Feb. 18 Warrior Zone - Fort Wainwright, Alaska
Feb. 19 Ernie Walker Theatre - Eielson AB, Alaska
Feb. 21 Kona Winds Complex - JB Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii
Feb. 22 Tropics Recreation Center - Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Feb. 23 Kona Winds Complex - JB Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii
Most recently, Chingy's smash hit "Right Thurr" landed front and center in the opening scenes of the Netflix original film, Don't Look Up, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett,Jonah Hill and Ariana Grande.
"Right Thurr" remained on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for five non-consecutive weeks, giving Chingy his first of three top five hits on that chart. It also became a No. 1 hit on the Hot Rap Songschart for four weeks and peaked at No. 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Mainstream Top 40 charts.
Chingy has 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.
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 has never stopped creating and recording, and has also released studio projects including Success & Failure and Chingology.
ABOUT ARMED FORCES ENTERTAINMENT:
AFE is the official Department of Defense agency that provides quality entertainment to U.S. military personnel serving overseas, primarily at contingency operations and in remote and isolated locations. Founded in 1951, we bring a touch of home through music, sports and comedy entertainment to more than 400,000 troops annually, providing our dedicated military much-needed downtime. All while creating experiences as rewarding for the entertainers as it is for the service members. For more information visit armedforcesentertainement.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube.