LunchMoney Lewis

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LunchMoney Lewis
Birth name Gamal Kosh Lewis
Born (1988-01-11) January 11, 1988 (age 30)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2014–present
Labels
Associated acts

Gamal "LunchMoney" Lewis (born January 11, 1988) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for his 2015 single "Bills", which topped the charts in Australia and peaked within the top ten in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Early life[edit]

Lewis was born in Miami, Florida on January 11, 1988. His father, Ian Lewis, and uncle, Roger Lewis, are both members of the Jamaican reggae group Inner Circle and have a recording studio, Circle House, in which artists including Flo Rida and Lil Wayne have recorded.[1] While a teenager, Lewis was given the nickname "LunchMoney" and his start in songwriting by American hip hop producer Salaam Remi.

Career[edit]

2014–2015: "Bills" and recognition[edit]

Lewis began working with Dr. Luke as a producer and first broke into wide recognition as a rapper after appearing on the song "Trini Dem Girls" from Nicki Minaj's 2014 album The Pinkprint. He also co-wrote Jessie J's single "Burnin' Up" from her album Sweet Talker, and Fifth Harmony's single "Bo$$" from the album Reflection. In 2015, he released his debut single as a solo artist, "Bills", which peaked at 79 on the Billboard Hot 100[2] and peaked at number one on the ARIA Charts.

In April 2015, Lewis released a garage rock and funk track titled "Real Thing", which is included on the Bills EP released on April 21.[3] He was also featured on Young Money Yawn's song "Let's Go See Papi", also featuring Pusha T.

2015–present: Rumored debut album[edit]

After the success of the Bills EP, Lewis was inspired to go back into the studio and started to write more music. In August 2015, his first song outside of the Bills EP project, entitled "Whip It!", featuring vocals form Chloe Angelides, was released. It later was accompanied by a music video which was released on September 15, 2015.

Then, in December 2015, a second song was released, entitled "Ain't Too Cool", on December 11, 2015. The song later featured in the 2015 video game Madden NFL 16. This sparked much interest on Lewis writing up his debut album.

Coming into 2016, Lewis took part in many collaborations. He featured vocals in Yo Gotti's 2016 single "Again" and collaborated alongside Meghan Trainor on her promotional song "I Love Me" from her 2016 album Thank You.

On April 2, 2017, he joined Pitbull and Flo Rida in performing "Green Light" at Wrestlemania 33.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Bills

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[5]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[7]
CAN
[8]
GER
[9]
NLD
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13]
2015 "Bills" 79 1 7 71 15 14 6 44 2 Bills
"Whip It!"
(featuring Chloe Angelides)
11 72 23 [A]
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[19]
TBA
"Ain't Too Cool"
2016 "H.O.E. (Heaven On Earth)"
(featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
2017 "Donald"[20]
2018 "Who's Up?"
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US AUS
[21]
CAN UK
"Greenlight"
(Pitbull featuring Flo Rida and LunchMoney Lewis)[22]
2016 95 79 Climate Change
"Money Maker"
(Throttle featuring LunchMoney Lewis and Aston Merrygold)
65 TBA
"What Happened to Love"
(Wyclef Jean featuring LunchMoney Lewis and The Knocks)
2017 The Carnival Vol. III: The Fall & Rise of a Refugee
"All Night"
(Big Boi featuring LunchMoney Lewis)
76 Boomiverse
"Give Love"
(Andy Grammer featuring LunchMoney Lewis)
The Good Parts
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
Pop
Dig.

[23]
US
R&B
Bub.

[24]
2015 "Trini Dem Girls"
(Nicki Minaj featuring LunchMoney Lewis)
1 The Pinkprint
"Mama" 41 Bills
"—" denotes a song that did not chart.

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"I Feel Good" 2015 Thomas Rhett Tangled Up
"Drag Me Down" (Big Payno x AFTERHRS Remix) One Direction Perfect EP
"Favorite" 2016 Travis Mills, K CAMP, Ty Dolla $ign While You Wait EP
"I Love Me" Meghan Trainor Thank You
"Lifestyle"[25] Yo Gotti White Friday (CM9)
"Who I Am" 2017 Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues

Songwriting credits[edit]

List of songs written or co-written for other artists
Title Year Artist Album
"Scholarship"
(featuring ASAP Rocky)
2013 Juicy J Stay Trippy
"Bo$$" 2014 Fifth Harmony Reflection
"Burnin' Up"
(featuring 2 Chainz)
Jessie J Sweet Talker
"Stand Up" Chris Webby Chemically Imbalanced
"Jackie (B.M.F.)" 2015 Ciara Jackie
"Lullaby"
"Give Me Love"
"First Time" Icona Pop Emergency EP
"Break a Sweat" Becky G Non-album single
"Not Too Young" Sabina Ddumba Homeward Bound
"Make Up"
(featuring Chloe Angelides)
R. City What Dreams Are Made Of
"End of The Day" One Direction Made in the A.M.
"Marching Band"
(featuring Juicy J)
R. Kelly The Buffet
"Ain't Your Mama" 2016 Jennifer Lopez Non-album single
"Watch Me Do" Meghan Trainor Thank You
"I Love Me"
(with LunchMoney Lewis)
"I Won't Let You Down"
"Goosebumps"
"Greenlight"
(featuring LunchMoney Lewis & Flo Rida)
Pitbull Climate Change
"Be The 1" 2017 Ricky Reed Non-album single
"So Good"
(featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
Zara Larsson So Good
"Swalla"
(featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla Sign)
Jason Derulo 777
"Under Your Skin"
(with R. City)
SeeB Non-album single
"Todo Cambio" Becky G TBA
"Priceless" Trey Songz Tremaine
"Give Love"
(featuring LunchMoney Lewis)
Andy Grammar The Good Parts
"All Night" Big Boi Boomiverse
"What Happened to Love"
(featuring LunchMoney Lewis & The Knocks)
Wyclef Jean Carnival III: The Fall and Rise
of a Refugee
"Buzzin'" Alina Baraz Non-album single
"Save It for You"
(featuring Chris Brown)
Yo Gotti I Still Am
"Who I Am"
(featuring LunchMoney Lewis)
Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues
"I Don't Care"
(featuring LunchMoney Lewis)
2018 Snoop Dogg 220 EP
"Bandz"
(featuring LunchMoney Lewis & Yo Gotti)
Blac Youngsta 2.23
"Preacher Man" The Driver Era Non-album single
"Familiar"
(with J Balvin)
Liam Payne TBA
"Must've Been"
(featuring D.R.A.M.)
Chromeo Head Over Heels
"Unless It's With You" Christina Aguilera Liberation
"Bed"
(featuring Ariana Grande)
Nicki Minaj Queen

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Whip It!" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 6 on the NZ Heatseekers chart.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LunchMoney Lewis Biograph at AllMusic
  2. ^ Charts, Allmusic
  3. ^ "Premiere: Listen to LunchMoney Lewis' "Real Thing"". April 20, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Bills - EP by LunchMoney Lewis". Apple Inc. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ "LunchMoney Lewis – Chart History: The Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 
  6. ^ "Discography LunchMoney Lewis". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  7. ^ "Discographie LunchMoney Lewis". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  8. ^ "LunchMoney Lewis – Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 
  9. ^ "Discographie LunchMoney Lewis". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  10. ^ "Discografie LunchMoney Lewis". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  11. ^ "Discography LunchMoney Lewis". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  12. ^ "LunchMoney Lewis – Swiss Charts". hitparade.ch Hung Medien. 
  13. ^ "Discography LunchMoney Lewis". Official Charts Company. 
  14. ^ https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&se=lunchmoney+lewis#search_section
  15. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. June 8, 2015. Archived from the original on June 27, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  16. ^ "BPI Certification – 21 August 2015". BPI. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  17. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – LunchMoney Lewis – Bills". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  19. ^ Ryan, Gavin (February 13, 2016). "ARIA Singles: Flume 'Never Be Like You' Is No 1". Noise11. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  20. ^ https://soundcloud.com/lunchmoneylewis/donald
  21. ^ "CHART WATCH #388". auspOp. October 1, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  22. ^ Navjosh. "New Music: Pitbull - 'Green Light' (feat. Flo Rida & LunchMoney Lewis)". HipHop-N-More. Archived from the original on July 24, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  23. ^ Peak chart positions for guest appearances in the United States:
  24. ^ Peak chart positions for guest appearances in the United States:
  25. ^ "White Friday (CM9) by Yo Gotti On Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved December 22, 2016.