Gamal "LunchMoney" Lewis (born January 11, 1988) is an American hip hop recording artist. He is best known for his 2015 single "Bills", which topped the charts in Australia and peaked within the top ten of the charts in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Lewis was born in Miami, Florida. His father Ian Lewis, and uncle Roger Lewis, are both members of the reggae group Inner Circle and have a recording studio, Circle House, in which artists including Flo Rida and Lil Wayne have recorded. While a teenager, Lewis was given the nickname "LunchMoney" and his start in songwriting by hip hop producer Salaam Remi.
Lewis began working with Dr. Luke as a producer and first broke into wide recognition as a rapper after appearing on the song "Trini Dem Girls" from Nicki Minaj's 2014 album The Pinkprint. He also co-wrote Jessie J's single "Burnin' Up" from her album Sweet Talker, and Fifth Harmony's single "Bo$$" from the album Reflection. In 2015, he released his debut single as a solo artist, "Bills", which peaked at 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number one on the ARIA Charts.
In April 2015, Lewis released a garage rock and funk track titled "Real Thing", which is included on the Bills EP released on April 21. He was also featured on Young Money Yawn's song "Let's Go See Papi", also featuring Pusha T.
After the success of "Bills", the first single, since the "Bills EP", was released, entitled "Whip It!", which features Chloe Angelides, and was released in August 2015. A second new single was then released called "Ain't Too Cool" along with the music video, both of which came out in December 2015 and was featured in the 2015 video game Madden NFL 16. Now, attention is drawing in to rumors about a debut album in the works. It is said to include tracks from the "Bills" EP as well as new tracks rumoured to be "Vegas" and "La Cubana", a track which is to be co-written by Fifth Harmony member, Camila Cabello.
Bills - 2015
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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