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|Name||Terius Youngdell Nash|
|Born||September 21, 1977|
|Birthplace||Rockingham, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Genres||R&B, pop, hip hop|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, record producer|
|Labels||Radio Killa, Def Jam|
Terius Youngdell Nash (born September 21, 1977), better known by his stage name The-Dream, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. He is known for co-writing chart topping hits such as "Baby" for Justin Bieber, "Umbrella" for Rihanna and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" for Beyoncé, as well as for his three solo albums, Love Hate, Love vs. Money, and Love King.
Nash met R&B producer Laney Stewart in 2001; Stewart helped him get a publishing deal after writing "Everything" for B2K's album Pandemonium!. Under the pen name "The-Dream", Nash began writing lyrics for many popular artists. He spent two years working on Nivea's second album Complicated, which he executive produced, and continued to write and produce with Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Laney's brother, which led to Rihanna's 2007 smash hit "Umbrella". The success of "Umbrella" boosted Dream's music career, and in 2007, he signed a deal with Def Jam Records.
Collaborations with Drake Edit
The-Dream has collaborated with Drake in:
- "Shut It Down" (vocals, written)