24 May 2023

May 25, 2023 – Entertainment icon, CHINGY, whose music has transcended genres, will be touring with Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE), performing for U.S. military personnel at bases across the Pacific this August. CHINGY joins a distinguished group of musicians, artists, and performers who have toured with AFE, providing entertainment to armed forces across the globe. He will be performing in 11 shows from August 4-19.

CHINGY’s undeniable talent shines as he balances romantic rap and R&B collaborations with a rugged lyrical flow. A former battle rapper, he has ascended to the Billboard Hot 100 chart eight times and achieved rapid mainstream success with the release of his double-platinum Recording Industry Association of America (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,” and “Yo Momma,” in addition to cameos in several films, including “Scary Movie 4” and “Speed Dating.” A St. Louis, MO native, CHINGY began writing lyrics when he was 9 years old and started performing soon after. 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—all of which 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.” He followed up with another RIAA-certified gold record, “Hoodstar,” which also reached the Billboard 200 all-genre top 10 albums chart and spawned Hot 100 singles “Pullin’ Me Back” featuring Tyrese and “Dem Jeans.” The eighth song from his album, “I Do,” was featured on the soundtrack for the video game “Need for Speed: Underground 2.” The album also featured guest appearances from Bun B, Lil Wayne, Lil’ Flip, David Banner, Nate Dogg, Get It Boyz, and more. That same year, CHINGY was featured on Houston’s Hot 100 single “I Like That” featuring Nate Dogg and I-20. CHINGY’s fourth studio album, “Hate It or Love It,” also landed in the Billboard 200, and produced Hot 100 hit “Fly Like Me,” featuring Amerie. The LP also featured appearances by Ludacris, Bobby Valentino, Steph Jones, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, and Anthony Hamilton. CHINGY continues to write and produce, with his latest tracks released in 2023.

The tour is presented by AFE. Since 1951, AFE has been providing the best performances for U.S. troops and their families stationed overseas, and they are committed to boosting the morale and well-being of service members through world-class live events and performances.