Willie Maxwell II (born June 7, 1991), better known by his stage name Fetty Wap, is an American hip hop recording artist from Paterson, New Jersey. He rose to prominence with his single “Trap Queen”, which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 2015. The success of “Trap Queen” helped Fetty Wap secure a record deal with 300 Entertainment and a distribution deal with Atlantic Records. He subsequently released the top 10 singles “679” and “My Way”. Fetty Wap’s eponymously titled debut album was released in September 2015 and reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.
During the week of July 26, 2015 to August 1, 2015, the rapper matched Billboard marks by hip-hop prominent artists Eminem and Lil Wayne. He became the first male rapper with three songs occupying the top 20 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since Eminem did so in 2013. He also became the first male rapper in four years to have concurrent singles reach the top 10 of the same chart since Lil Wayne did so in 2011. With his fourth single “Again”, Wap became the first act in the Hot Rap Songs chart’s 26-year history to chart his first four entries in the top 10 simultaneously.
Wap’s debut studio album Fetty Wap was released on September 25, 2015. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, with 129,000 equivalent album units (75,484 in pure album sales). Wap subsequently released two mixtapes for streaming only: Coke Zoo in collaboration with French Montana and ZOO 16: The Mixtape with Zoo Gang. Wap received two nominations at the 58th Grammy Awards.