Daystar Peterson – born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada on July 27, 1992 – is a rapper, singer, songwriter better-known by his stage name, Tory Lanez. He had a chaotic childhood including the death of his mother and moving to several American cities as his father was a traveling minister. Back in Toronto in his late teens, he began performing and releasing a series of mixtapes including T.L. 2 T.O. (2009), Just Landed (2010), One Verse One Hearse (2010), Chixtape (2011), Ignant Shit (2012), and others. He gained significant attention with the release of his 2014 mixtape Lost Cause. In 2015, Tory Lanez guested on Meek Mill's track “Litty,” which went to Number 13 on Billboard's Rap Streaming Songs Chart, Number 14 on the Hot Rap Songs Chart, and Number 18 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. After the release of his debut EP, Cruel Intentions (2015), he scored a hit with his track “Say It,” which reached Number 5 on the Hot R&B Songs Chart and Number 23 on the Hot 100. The song was featured on his 2016 debut album I Told You, which went to Number 1 on Billboard's Top Rap Albums and Number 4 on the Billboard 200. He released two albums in 2018: Memories Don't Die, which went to Number 1 on the R&B chart, and Love Me Now?, which topped the Rap Chart. That year, the single “Miss You” (featuring Cashmere Cat and Major Lazer) went to Number 2 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. Tory Lanez issued his fourth studio effort Chixtape 5 in 2019, which reached Number 2 in Canada and landed at Number 1 on both the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Rap Albums charts. Controversy ensued when Tory Lanez was accused of shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion, an episode he addressed extensively on his follow-up album, Daystar (2020). In 2021, he made a tepid return with the album Alone at Prom, which peaked at Number 25 on the American R&B charts and Number 19 in Canada. The following year, he made a more respectable return to the charts with his seventh album Sorry 4 What (2022). The album, which included a collaboration with A Boogie wit da Hoodie, rose to Number 5 on the Canadian charts and Number 10 on the Billboard 200.