Artist of the Year: 2 Chainz


Written by Marquez

After grinding for more than ten years, the hard work finally paid off for the Atlanta Rapper formerly known as Tity Boi, 2 Chainz, in 2012. The Grammy-nominated superstar released is debut album, Based on a T.R.U. Story, which has sold more then 500,000 copies and is certified Gold by RIAA. Based on a T.R.U. Story catapulted number on the Billboard Top 100 after selling 147,000 copies within the first week.

From this album he released three singles that landed within the top 10 Rap and R&B Charts. The lead single, “No Lie,” featuring Drake peaked at number one. The other hit singles were “Birthday Song” featuring Kanye West and “I’m Different.” Not only did he release a successful album there was rarely a moment when you could tune into a radio station and not hear 2 Chainz. He appeared on ninety-eight documented singles in 2012. He began the year with the remix to the single, “Spend It,” which feature T.I.