Chingy Runs 'Holidae' Show Circuit
With his single "Holidae In" in the top-10 of several of Billboard's charts, Chingy is making the rounds of festival shows staged by U.S. radio stations this holiday season. The run begins Wednesday (With his single "Holidae In" in the top-10 of several of Billboard's charts, Chingy is making the rounds of festival shows staged by U.S. radio stations this holiday season. The run begins Wednesday (Nov. 3) at the Jammin' Z90 Jingle Jam put together by KHTZ San Diego. Also on that bill will be Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz, Ludacris, Mya and the Ying Yang Twins, among others.
Also on his itinerary are events in Minneapolis, Rochester and Buffalo, N.Y., and Sunrise and Jacksonville, Fla.
In other news, Chingy's official Web site reports the artist will be among those taking part in MTV's "Times Square New Year's Eve" festivities.
"Holidae In" is the follow-up to the smash single "Right Thurr," and peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and the Hot Rap Tracks tally. Both are featured on the artist's debut album, "Jackpot" (Disturbing Tha Peace/Capitol), which debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally and has sold 1.3 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
As reported earlier today, Chingy is a finalist for three 2003 Billboard Music Awards. He's been tapped to present an award at the Dec. 10 event at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. The show will air live on Fox beginning at 8 p.m. ET (tape-delayed on the West Coast).
Here are Chingy's upcoming tour dates:
Dec. 3: San Diego (San Diego Sports Arena; Jammin' Z-90 Jingle Jam)
Dec. 8: Minneapolis (KDWB's Jingle Ball Concert)
Dec. 12: Rochester, N.Y. (Auditorium Theatre; Kiss FM Jingle Ball)
Dec. 13: Buffalo, N.Y. (HSBC Arena; Kissmas Bash 2003)
Dec. 14: Sunrise, Fla. (Office Depot Center; Y100 Jingle Ball)
Dec. 15: Jacksonville, Fla. (Plush; Kissmas Ball)