Chingy Bailey Jr. Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Jan 31, 2024 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on May 16, 2022
Know all about Chingy, the American actor, rapper, record producer, and hip-hop recording artist.
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About Chingy

Howard Bailey Jr., widely known by his stage name, Chingy, was born on March 9, 1980, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Chingy was a protege of the famous American rapper and actor Ludacris, who signed him to his label, Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP). Chingy's 2003 summer debut single, 'Right Thurr' was his breakthrough moment in the industry.
Since then, he has written several popular albums, including 'Jackpot', 'Powerballin', and 'Watch The World'. He has also ventured into the film industry and has had cameos in films like 'Scary Movie 4' and TV shows like 'Yo Mamma'.

Chingy Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Chingy's net worth?

The famous American rapper and actor Chingy's estimated net worth is $10 million, primarily from his career in music, film, and television. 

How much does Chingy earn per year?

Chingy's annual income is not disclosed. His annual income is from his career as a rapper. He also runs the Full Dekk Music Group.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Chingy?

Chingy is 5 ft 11 in (182 cm) tall.

How old is Chingy?

Born on March 9, 1980, Chingy is 42 years old as of 2022. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Childhood And Education

Howard Earl Bailey Jr., well-recognized by his stage name Chingy was born on March 9, 1980, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is the middle child of the five siblings. He and his siblings grew up in Walnut Park, St. Louis, Missouri.
Chingy graduated from McCluer North High School in Florissant, Missouri. Among his family, friends, and close circle, Chingy is referred to as 'Howie'. Chingy started writing lyrics when he was nine years old and began recording at the age of 10.
Chingy has had collaborations and hits with many hip hops acts like Jermaine Dupri, Luda, Trina, and Snoop Dogg. Chingy's first hit song was 'What's Poppin Off' with MGD and MySphit. He originally adopted the stage name H Thugz and later decided to choose the alias Chingy, which is an informal term for money.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Chingy's partner?

Chingy married Adrienne Anderson Bailey in 2005, and they have been together for over 15 years. They have two children together, Mykael Bailey and Alzea Bailey. Currently, Chingy lives with his wife and children in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For...

Chingy is a St. Louis rapper and actor best known for his movie roles in 'Scary Movie 4', 'xXx: State Of The Union' (2005), and 'Fantastic Four' (2005). His hit single track and albums as a rapper are 'Balla Baby' (2004), 'Right Thurr' (2003), and 'One Call Away' (2004).
Chingy's career started when he began touring with Nelly in 2002, which helped him sign under rapper Ludacris' newly formed record label Disturbing Tha Peace. His first single summer debut was 'Right Thurr', for which a music video was made as well.
In 2003, Chingy released his debut album, 'Jackpot'. His debut album sold over 2 million copies and fueled the release of his second album 'Powerballin' in 2004. In 2006 and 2007, Chingy released his albums 'Hood Star' and 'Hate It Or Love It'.
After his third album, Chingy left the record label Capitol Records. Later, Chingy signed with Disturbing Tha Peace or DTP Records, collaborated with various rappers, and released his fourth studio album, 'Hate It Or Love It'. The fifth hit album from the St. Louis rapper Chingy was released in 2010, titled 'Success & Failure'.
In 2005, Chingy made his acting debut by starring in 'My Wife And Kids', a television comedy series. Later, he starred in various TV comedy films and series like 'One On One', 'George Lopez', the comedy film 'Scary Movie 4', and 'Speed-Dating'.
On March 3, 2012, Chingy released his mixtape, 'Jackpot Back'.

Charity Work

Chingy believes music can make a positive difference in people's lives. He has joined hands with The UP Companies, USA, to campaign for call-to-action programs in the construction industry.

What awards has Chingy won?

Chingy is among the renowned rappers and music artists in America, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and New Zealand. His albums have sold over 2 million copies in the USA alone. In 2004, Chingy's track 'Watch The World' won the Soul Train Music Award. It was listed as the second most popular song in Australia and New Zealand. Besides, he has also won the Billboard Music Award for Rhythmic Top 40 Title of the Year in 2003 and the Billboard Music Award for New Male R&B Artist Of The Year, in the same year.

Chingy's Hobbies And Interests

Chingy's interests include cooking. He also loves hip-hop and football.

Other Interesting Chingy Facts And Trivia

  • Howard Bailey Jr. adopted the stage name Chingy after his first song and 'What's Poppin Off', with the St. Louis Group, Without Warning. Chingy is a slang term for money.
    Chingy was previously known as H Thugz and was associated with artists and groups like Without Warning and 49 Productions.
  • Chingy has been associated with record labels like Capitol Records and Disturbing Tha Peace. The other record labels he has worked with include Full Dekk (previously Slot-A-Lot Records), Real Talk, Bungalo, 49Track Starz, Parlophone, Def Jam, Priority, and Ebony Son.
  • His album 'Powerballin' featured guest artists and rappers, including Lil Wayne, Janet Jackson, David Banner, Nate Dogg, Rick Ross, Steph Jones, and Bobby Valentino.
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Chingy Bailey Jr. Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Howard Bailey Jr.

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

St. Louis, Missouri



182 cm

Eye Color


Child Star?





McCluer North High School

Net Worth



Adrienne Anderson Bailey
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Written by Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason

Bachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

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