TREY SONGZ

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : US
GENRE : RNB, SOUL

SOCIAL MEDIA

   

American R&B artiste, Trey Songz, is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished R&B superstars of our time. He has won both a Grammy and Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, among garnering countless accolades. Fans across the world have enjoyed his hit songs: Can’t Help But Wait, Say Aah, Ready, Bottoms Up featuring Nicki Minaj, Heart Attack, Love Faces, Na Na and Slow Motion, among others. Trey Songz will make his debut on Coke Studio Africa season 4 this year as the guest international artiste. He will record a song and live music performances with season 4’s African artistes from 11 participating countries. The collabo between Trey Songz and the artistes namely: Rema Namakula (Uganda), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Nyashinski (Kenya), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Stonebwoy (Ghana), Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast), Emtee (South Africa), Neyma (Mozambique), and Lij Michael (Ethiopia) will be produced by South Africa’s Maphorisa.

CAREER

Trey Songz is known for blending R&B with hip hop and other genres. He has collaborated with a wide selection of superstars such as Chris Brown, Drake and Wiz Kid. His debut album, I Gotta Make It (2005) was a solid endorsement for Trey in the world music stage with its lead single I Gotta Make It making rounds on international radio. His follow up album, Trey Day, gave him his first top 20 single with I Can’t Help but Wait. His third album Ready (2009) had the smash hit Say Aah that peaked at No. 9 on the “Billboard Hot 100”, making it Trey’s first top 10 hit. From there, it has always been the rise and rise of Trey Songz. Today he is among the most respected R&B singers. The singer and songwriter also doubles up as a producer and an actor. 

MUSIC INTEREST

Trey has six albums and over six successful international world tours under his belt. Most of his songs evoke emotion, with topics varied from praising ladies, club culture and the highs and lows of love and relationships. He is strongly influenced by R&B legends like Luther Vandross, Prince, R. Kelly and Usher.

BACKGROUND

Trey Songz has impressively sold an overall 14 million records worldwide in singles and albums. His latest album, Trigga (2014) performed well, debuting at number one on the “US Billboard 200 chart”. Its hit singles include Na Na, Smart Phones, Foreign, Change Your Mind, What's Best for You and Ordinary featuring Jeezy.