Lil Tecca

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Lil Tecca
Birth nameTyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe
Born (2002-08-26) August 26, 2002 (age 18)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OriginCedarhurst, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2017–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitetecca.co

Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe (born August 26, 2002), known professionally as Lil Tecca, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.[1] He rose to mainstream fame with the release of his single "Ransom", which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.[2][3] The single was included on his debut mixtape We Love You Tecca (2019) which peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard 200.[4] The mixtape also included the singles "Love Me" and "Did It Again".[5]

His debut studio album Virgo World (2020) debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 and included the Billboard Hot 100 charting songs "Dolly" and "When You Down".

Early life[edit]

Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe was born on August 26, 2002, in the Queens area of New York City to Jamaican immigrants. He was raised in the Springfield Gardens neighborhood of Queens,[6] but later relocated to Cedarhurst on Long Island.[7] From a young age, Sharpe had aspirations of being in the NBA, but at around 12, he turned his attention towards pursuing a career in music.[8] He attended Lawrence High School.[7] He is influenced by Michael Jackson, Coldplay, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, Kid Curry and Chief Keef.

Career[edit]

When he was 9 years old, Tecca catered to his interest in music by rapping with his friends over his mic on Xbox. They would make diss tracks directed towards each other, one of which was uploaded to SoundCloud years ago, but has since been taken down.[9] At first, he did not have intentions to start a musical career and instead had dreams of being an NBA star. However, in his middle school years, he lost interest in basketball and considered taking music more seriously.[10]

His first track to gain some popularity, "Tectri", was made in collaboration with his friend, Lil Gummybear, and was released in early 2017. Other preliminary tracks of his include "Callin".[11]

Just a year later, Tecca's career began to take off with his hit single, "Ransom", which was originally uploaded on Cole Bennett's Lyrical Lemonade YouTube channel on May 22, 2019. The song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and received over 500 million plays on Spotify and over 200 million views on YouTube.[12][13]

On August 30, 2019, Tecca released his debut mixtape, titled We Love You Tecca.[14] The mixtape peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard 200.[4]

After the release of multiple singles in 2020, Tecca released his debut album, Virgo World, on September 18, 2020.[15] It debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 and two of the songs from the album, "Dolly" featuring Lil Uzi Vert and "When You Down" featuring Lil Durk and Polo G, charted on the Billboard Hot 100.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[16]
AUS
[17]
BEL
(FL)

[18]
CAN
[19]
IRE
[20]
NLD
[21]
UK
[22]
Virgo World 10 61 102 6 38 39 42

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[4]
AUS
[23]
CAN
[24]
NZ
[25]
UK
[22]
We Love You Tecca[26]
  • Released: August 30, 2019
  • Label: Galactic, Republic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download, streaming
4 13 3 14 15

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[28]
US
R&B/HH

[29]
AUS
[23]
CAN
[30]
GRE
[31]
IRE
[20]
UK
[22]
"Love Me"[32] 2018 97 41 72 73 66 We Love You Tecca
"Ransom"
(solo or with Juice Wrld)
2019 4 2 8 2 2 3 7
"Did It Again"[37] 64 24 34 63 89 84
"Why U Look Mad"[38] non-album singles
"IDK"[39] 2020
"All Star"
(featuring Lil Tjay)[40]
[A]
"Out of Love"
(featuring Internet Money)[42]
Virgo World
"Royal Rumble"[43]
"Our Time"[44]
"Dolly"
(with Lil Uzi Vert)[45]
80 26 63
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[28]
AUS
[46]
CAN
[30]
IRE
[20]
NZ
Hot

[47]
UK
[48]
"Memories in My Head"[49]
(Icyslug featuring Lougotcash and Lil Tecca)
2019 Trap Jew
"Did It Again (Remix)"[50]
(Smxthers featuring Lil Tecca)
Non-album single
"Somebody"[51]
(Internet Money featuring Lil Tecca and A Boogie wit da Hoodie)
96 54 93
[52]
16 75 B4 the Storm
"Diva"
(The Kid Laroi featuring Lil Tecca)[54]
2020 76 6 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[28]
CAN
[19]
NZ
Hot

[56]
"Shots" 2019 84 54 20 We Love You Tecca
"Out of Luck" 80 79 27
"Left, Right" [B] 39
"Amigo" [C] 28
"When You Down"
(featuring Polo G and Lil Durk)
2020 90 77 24 Virgo World
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of appearances on other songs, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Mavericks"[57] 2019 Danny Wolf, WAV Night of the Wolf
"How I was Raised"[58] 2020 Trippie Redd A Love Letter To You 4 (Deluxe)
"Dime Pa Que"[59] Natanael Cano Trap Tumbado
"JLO"[60] Internet Money B4 the Storm
"Somebody"[60] Internet Money, A Boogie wit da Hoodie

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of awards and nominations earned by Lil Tecca
Award Year[D] Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Category Result Ref.
MTV Video Music Awards 2019 "Ransom" Song of Summer Nominated [61]
Streamy Awards 2019 Himself Breakthrough Artist Nominated [62]
MTV Europe Music Award 2020 Best Push Act Pending

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "All Star" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 18 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[41]
  2. ^ "Left, Right" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 18 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[41]
  3. ^ "Amigo" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 13 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[41]
  4. ^ Indicates the year of ceremony. Each year is linked to the article about the awards held that year, wherever possible.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ones: Lil Tecca's "Ransom"". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Behind The Rise Of Lil Tecca". Genius. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Billboard Hot 100 Charts
  4. ^ a b c Caulfield, Keith (September 8, 2019). "Tool's 'Fear Inoculum' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart With Biggest Week For a Rock Album in Over 1 Year". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Lil Tecca Was a 16-Year-Old Rapper Making Hits on the Weekends". Complex. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  6. ^ Skelton, Eric. "Lil Tecca Is a 16-Year-Old Rapper Making Hits on the Weekends", Complex (website), June 6, 2019. Accessed September 26, 2020. "[Q] You grew up in Queens, right? [A] Yeah, I grew up in Springfield Gardens. Then in seventh grade I moved to Nassau County, Long Island."
  7. ^ a b Koscik, Danielle. "Rapper Lil Tecca’s Transition from High school Student to Chart Topping Artist", Medium (website), November 21, 2019. Accessed September 26, 2020. "Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe grew up in Cedarhurst, Long Island right around the corner from the high school he would attend for 3 years before making it big. While at Lawrence High school he would tend to stay in the background before people worldwide knew his name."
  8. ^ Lil Tecca Interview with "Power 105.1"
  9. ^ "Lil Tecca Talks Balancing Music/School, Who's Repping The Youth In Hip-Hop". Power 105.1. March 31, 2019. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  10. ^ "Lil Tecca Talks Balancing Music/School, Who's Repping The Youth In Hip-Hop". Power 105.1 FM. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  11. ^ Lil Tecca – Callin (Original Song)
  12. ^ "Lil Tecca Talks the Success of 'Ransom,' Chief Keef and Why He Chose Rap Over Basketball". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  13. ^ "Lil Tecca Scores First Billboard Hot 100 Entry With 'Ran$om'". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  14. ^ The Lil Tecca "No Jumper" Interview
  15. ^ a b Mahadevan, Tara C. (September 18, 2020). "Stream Lil Tecca's Album 'Virgo World' f/ Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Durk, Nav, and More". Complex. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  16. ^ "Virgo World by Lil Tecca". Billboard.
  17. ^ "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 28 September 2020". The ARIA Report. No. 1595. Australian Recording Industry Association. September 28, 2020. p. 6.
  18. ^ "Discografie Lil Tecca" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  19. ^ a b "Lil Tecca – Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
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  21. ^ "Discografie Lil Tecca" (in Dutch). Dutch Charts (Hung Medien).
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  23. ^ a b "Discography Lil Tecca". australian-charts.com. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  24. ^ "Post Malone Has This Week's No. 1 Album". FYIMusicNews. September 16, 2019. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  25. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  26. ^ "Lil Tecca Announces Debut Project With Fire Cover Art". HotNewHipHop. August 28, 2019.
  27. ^ a b c "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  28. ^ a b c "Lil Tecca Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  29. ^ "Chart Search: Lil Tecca, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  30. ^ a b Peaks on the Canadian Hot 100:
  31. ^ "Official IFPI Charts Digital Singles Chart (International) Week 36 2019". IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on January 20, 2018. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  32. ^ "Lil Tecca - Love Me" – via Spotify.
  33. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2020 Singles". aria.com.au. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  34. ^ a b c d "Gold/Platinum". Music Canada. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  35. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2020 Singles". ARIA. 2020. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  36. ^ "BRIT Certified - bpi" (To access, enter the search parameter "Lil Tecca"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  37. ^ "Lil Tecca - Did It Again" – via Spotify.
  38. ^ "Why U Look Mad - Single by Lil Tecca on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  39. ^ "IDK - Single by Lil Tecca on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  40. ^ "All Star (feat. Lil Tjay) – Single by Lil Tecca on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  41. ^ a b c "Lil Tecca Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  42. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Crossover Radio Music News, Charts, Top Songs, Stations". All Access. Archived from the original on May 14, 2020. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  43. ^ "Royal Rumble - Single by Lil Tecca on Apple Music". Retrieved August 26, 2020 – via Apple Music.
  44. ^ "Our Time - Single by Lil Tecca on Apple Music". Retrieved September 11, 2020 – via Apple Music.
  45. ^ "Lil Tecca & Lil Uzi Vert Drop Highly-Anticipated Song "Dolly"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  46. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #563". auspOp. February 8, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2020.
  47. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 21, 2019. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  48. ^ "Internet Money/Tecca/Boogie | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  49. ^ "Memories in My Head - Single by Icyslug on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  50. ^ "Did it Again Remix - Single by Smxthers on Apple Music". Archived from the original on October 7, 2019.
  51. ^ "Somebody - Single by Internet Money on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  52. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  53. ^ "Gold & Platinum - Internet Money". RIAA. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  54. ^ "Diva (feat. Lil Tecca) - Single by The Kid LAROI". Apple Music. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  55. ^ "Accreditations - ARIA". www.aria.com.au. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  56. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  57. ^ "Night of the Wolf - Album by Danny Wolf on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  58. ^ "A Love Letter To You 4 (Deluxe)". Spotify. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  59. ^ "Trap Tumbado". Spotify. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  60. ^ a b Zidel, Alex (August 14, 2020). "Internet Money "B4 The Storm": Future, Juice WRLD, Wiz Khalifa, & More". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  61. ^ "Here Are All the Winners From the 2019 MTV VMAs". Billboard. August 26, 2019. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  62. ^ "Winners Announced for the 9th Annual Streamy Awards". The Streamy Awards. December 14, 2019. Retrieved December 14, 2019.