Tuesday, October 9

The-Dream Is Very Much Real At Def Jam

A congrats is in order for writer and producer The-Dream(Terius Nash), who has worked with everyone from Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and Justin Bieber, on his new position with Def Jam. He has been appointed Executive Vice President of A&R by Republic/IDJ Motown Chairmain/CEO Barry Weiss and IDJMG EVP/Head of A&R Karen Kwak.

His duties will include overseeing current and new artist projects, while working as a producer for artist on the Def Jam roster and its affiliated labels.

In additon to Weiss and Kwak, The-Dream will work closely with Def Jam President Joie Manda and IDJMG President/COO Steve Bartels.

Since the release of his gold Love Hate debut album on Radio Killa/Def Jam in 2007, The-Dream (Terius Nash) has experienced tremendous success as a songwriter and producer for superstars across the pop and R&B/hip-hop spectrum. He made headlines with early hits for Rihanna (“Umbrella”), Mariah Carey (“Touch My Body”) and J. Holiday (“The Bed,” “Suffocate”). He also wrote several songs on Mary J. Blige’s Growing Pains, which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album. The-Dream won Best New Artist honors at the 2008 BET Awards in addition to his Grammy nomination for Song of the Year for “Umbrella” (as songwriter), and American Music Award nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. The-Dream went on to help craft Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake,” Justin Bieber’s triple-platinum worldwide smash, “Baby,” “No Church in the Wild” from Kanye West and Jay-Z’s opus Watch the Throne, and many more.

The-Dream was a writer on “All of the Lights” from Def Jam labelmate Kanye West’s lauded 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The song won Grammys for “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Sung Collaboration.” In 2010, he shared in two Grammys as a songwriter on BeyoncĂ©’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” which won for Song of the Year and Best R&B Song.

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