Tione Dalyan Merritt, better known as Lil Tjay, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from the Bronx, New York.
He is best known for his collaboration with Polo G,
"Pop Out", peaking at 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as "Resume" and "Brothers", with the latter receiving 44.4 million plays on SoundCloud, which led to his signing with Columbia Records. It has also been a staple on SoundCloud's Top 50 chart.
In Pitchfork's featured article on Lil Tjay, they refer to him as a "hip-hop heartthrob" and mention how Usher is one of his inspirations. Later in the interview, Lil Tjay explained that he is often called the "Bronx Justin Bieber" because of his sampling Justin Bieber's "Baby".