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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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  • insaneWond3rlnd

    CROWN IS EVERYTHING. I could have done without the T.I. feature though. Shawty got dat killaaaa dat killaaaa dat killaaaaaaaa!

    16 Apr 1:17pm Reply
  • LongLiveGrimes

    ALL I EVA NEED IS YOU, BBY

    14 Apr 5:14pm Reply
  • stilldirrtyja

    Crown is a little disappointing, but "Prime" = <3

    14 Apr 9:07am Reply
  • spankymankey

    "Have Terius back"? When did he leave?

    3 Mar 11:48pm Reply
  • Ghostface187

    Agree that Love King and Love vs. Money are better than Love Hate, but Love Hate contains some of his best tracks still (Falsetto, Fast Car, Playin' In Her Hair). Just also has some weak spots. IV Play was a let down, but I'm liking the Royalty EP a lot. But that latest single (That's My Shit) feels like a bit of a rehash sonically. So not sure what to expect next really.

    16 Feb 11:39pm Reply
  • brand929

    Love King AND Love vs. Money are better than Love Hate. Also, the new EP plus That's My Shit and Fruition make me think we about to have Terius back for real fam [3]

    27 Jan 2:19pm Reply
  • guardiank101

    Also, the new EP plus That's My Shit and Fruition make me think we about to have Terius back for real fam [2].

    24 Jan 6:39pm Reply
  • jonatron

    Love King AND Love vs. Money are better than Love Hate. Also, the new EP plus That's My Shit and Fruition make me think we about to have Terius back for real fam

    23 Jan 6:11pm Reply
  • spazzinmekon

    He will NEVER top his debut. <--- but Love King is way better than his debut.

    20 Jan 3:44am Reply
  • Clayton09

    Fruition though.

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Rascott03

    He will NEVER top his debut.

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • fencepals

    long live the dream. Love King is a trapperkeeper.

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • ADAILTONCASTRO

    23 Aug 2014 Reply
  • 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 2014 Reply
  • Clayton09

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

    13 Jul 2014 Reply
  • insaneWond3rlnd

    "CULTURE" >>>>>

    11 Jul 2014 Reply
  • msfunkyfreak

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

    9 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Breakup2Makeup

    The new EP is AMAZING! Love it!!

    9 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

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

    8 Jul 2014 Reply
  • emperorliu

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

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
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