The album was released on December 18, 2007 and featured appearances by Ludacris, Bobby Valentino, Steph Jones, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, and Anthony Hamilton.The album debuted at #84 on the Billboard 200, selling 30,000 copies, making it Chingy's first album not to crack the Top 10.The album featured production from Scott Storch, Timbaland, and Cool and Dre.The lead single is "Fly Like Me", featuring Amerie.Hoodstar is Chingy's third album, released on September 19, 2006. Collipark, longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri, Timbaland, and Mannie Fresh.His summer single, "Pullin Me Back" (featuring actor-R&B singer Tyrese), would find him back on top on the Hot Rap Tracks chart and help Hoodstar debut at number eight on the album chart, but the follow-up single "Dem Jeans", featuring Jermaine Dupri, fared worse although the album did go gold.Louis group Without Warning on 49 Productions with M. H Thugz later chose the alias Chingy, a slang term for money.Chingy attended Mc Cluer North High School in Florissant, Missouri, a suburb of St. During high school he was known to his friends as "Howie" and he continues to prefer this name amongst close friends and family.
The 8th song from his album "I Do" is featured on the soundtrack for the 2004 video game Need for Speed: Underground 2.
"Superhero", featuring Full Dekk Music Group's artist Chris Woodhouse, was purported to be the first single from the album.
Chingy then announced that he would be releasing a mixtape entitled Jackpot Back, which was released March 3, 2012.
Chingy's 2003 debut album, Jackpot, sold two million copies, thanks to the boost from "Right Thurr".
A second album, Powerballin', was released in 2004 to mixed reviews, and his 2006 release Hoodstar spawned the hit singles "Pullin' Me Back" and "Dem Jeans." He released Hate It or Love It in 2007, under DTP records.