TREY SONGZ – the Sensational Rock Star
R&B star Trey Songz is a multi platinum R&B recording artist famous for his smooth R&B vocals, delicious R&B songs and stunning music videos. Born in Petersburg, Virginia on November 28, 1984, he signed his first recording contract with Atlantic Records in 2002 after being discovered by record music producer Troy Taylor singing in a talent contest. The young Trey Songz then completed his studies and moved to New Jersey to start work on his debut album “I Gotta Make It” which was released on July 26, 2005. It featured collaborations with Hip hop superstar T.I, rap star Twista & R&B music legend Aretha Franklin and spawned the cool singles & Trey Songz music videos “Gotta Make It” & “Gotta Go”, helping his album debut at number 20 on the Billboard Album charts.
The sophomore album “Trey Day” featuring some of the best Trey Songz music videos was launched in 2007. It featured collaborations with Hip hop stars Jim Jones, Yung Joc & Bun B. It also spawned the hit singles & music videos “Wonder Woman”, “Can`t Help But Wait”, “Last Time” & “Missin You”. “Trey Day” debuted at number 11 on the Billboard Album charts selling 73,000 copies in its first week of release. The album also earned a Grammy Award nomination in 2009 for ‘Best Male R&B Vocal Performance’.
Trey Songz released his third studio album “Ready” on August 31, 2009 which featured collaborations with Hip hop stars Drake, Fabolous & Soulja Boy and spawned the excellent singles & music videos “I Need A Girl”, “Lol”, “I Invented Sex”, the excellent “Say Aah” featuring Fabolous and the final single release “Successful” featuring rap star Drake, helping his album “Ready” to debut at number 3 on the Billboard Album charts selling 131,000 copies in its first week of release. The album has some of the best hip hop music videos and since then have been certified Gold and has sold in excess of 500,000 copies in the US alone.
Trey Songz released his fourth studio album, entitled “Passion, Pain & Pleasure” on September 14, 2010. It featured high profile collaborations with Hip hop star Drake & rap sensation Nicki Minaj amongst others. The album debuted at number 2 on the Billboard album charts selling 240,000 copies in its first week of release. It also spawned the excellent singles & music videos “Bottoms Up” featuring rap star Nicki Minaj, the sultry love ballad “Can`t Be Friends”, “Unusual” and the gorgeous fourth single “Love Faces”.
Trey Songz is expected to release his highly anticipated fifth studio album “Chapter 5” in 2012. This highly anticipated disc is set to feature collaborations with some of the biggest stars in Hip hop & R&B music. He is hoping to release the first single from this album in summer 2012.
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James Griffith - About Author:
James Griffith is a freelance writer from London specialising in writing hiphop r&b music and UK Grime music articles. Over the years he has developed an extensive knowledge of urban music and urban music artists and is considered one of the leading authorities on this subject. With a passion for Hip hop and R&B music since childhood, James Griffith brings great knowledge and a great understanding of this exciting music genre and his articles are both informative and entertaining too.
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