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Rockingham NC, United States (2001 – present)

The-Dream: Terius Youngdell Nash (born June 14, 1978 in Rockingham, North Carolina), better known by his stage name The-Dream, is is a Grammy Award winning American R&B singer-songwriter, producer and Executive Vice President of Island Def Jam Records. In 2007 he released his debut album Love Hate which spawned three top 20 singles. In 2009 he released his second album, Love vs. Money , which reached #2 on the Billboard 200 and features guest appearances from artists such as Kanye West. In June 2010, his third album, Love King, was released. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200.

At the age of two he moved with his mother to Atlanta, Georgia where she raised him until her sudden death at the age of thirty-five. Afterwards, he was taken in by his grandfather, who was an avid music fan. It was through this relationship that he was introduced to many legendary artists that made up his grandfather’s record collection. As soon as he heard the soulful sounds of Sam Cooke and Al Green, The-Dream was hooked. In the third grade he began his musical venture by enrolling in introductory trumpet classes at Grove Park Elementary School. He continued playing the trumpet through high school and later learned to play the drums and guitar.

In junior high and high school his musical influences extended toward such artists such as Timbaland , Missy Elliott, Aaliyah and Tupac Shakur. His talents continued to naturally develop and eventually lead The-Dream to begin singing, rapping and song writing.

In addition, he is an accomplished artist and has created many paintings and sculptures, some of which have been shown at various art galleries throughout Atlanta.


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  • Rascott03

    He will NEVER top his debut.

    27 Oct 3:33am Reply
  • fencepals

    long live the dream. Love King is a trapperkeeper.

    25 Aug 7:18am Reply

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  • Sweetmimi55

    Like all dreams sound looks just a big fan . IV play was the shit . Hopefully he will continue to make his brand of music

    30 Jul 1:00am Reply
  • Clayton09

    Yeah, the EP is better than IV Play, though I really did like Where Have You Been?

    13 Jul 5:38pm Reply
  • insaneWond3rlnd

    "CULTURE" >>>>>

    11 Jul 5:21am Reply
  • msfunkyfreak

    This new EP is better than anything off IV Play. Wow. [2]

    9 Jul 3:52pm Reply
  • Breakup2Makeup

    The new EP is AMAZING! Love it!!

    9 Jul 9:07am Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    This new EP is better than anything off IV Play. Wow.

    8 Jul 2:14am Reply
  • emperorliu

    one of the most underappreciated artists. i honestly think he was the best r&b artist of the 00s

    25 Jun 7:26am Reply
  • cosmebrunoss

    My Love (Feat. Mariah Carey) <3

    10 May 11:50am Reply
  • preteenviolence

    IV Play the song is fantastic, i love it

    8 Apr 1:45am Reply
  • BarneyJWY

    Sweat It Out <3

    27 Feb 3:31am Reply
  • SittingInClass

    Michael and Luv Songs are my favorite The-Dream songs.

    27 Feb 1:42am Reply
  • Candlewhack

    Playing In Her Hair, man that fucking intro is the shit. Also the backing on Purple Kisses (oh-oh-oh-oh) makes my dick explode.

    25 Feb 12:24pm Reply
  • tropicalhaze

    kill the lights > anything that got into IV Play

    21 Jan 11:25pm Reply
  • kanelssoni

    One of the greatest songwriters & producers in the game.

    11 Jan 9:11pm Reply
  • Jeremmy27

    Seriously, he is one of the best producers ever! Also loving his own discography.

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Clayton09

    This dude is so deep in the game. To really appreciate his talent you have to look beyond his solo work. Ciara - Basic Instinct and Electrik Red - How to Be a Lady, most of the best Rihanna and Beyonce songs, a few J. Holiday songs, countless features.

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Le_hello

    Turnt (feat. Beyoncé & 2 Chainz) ♥

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
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