Troy Taylor

Before reaching the age of 21, Taylor was signed as an artist to Motown Records and later helped produce several tracks for Boyz II Men. It was here that Taylor found his true passion as a producer.

In the midst of working on his album for Motown, Taylor had a revelation and decided to change career paths. He took a more behind-the-scenes position; one that he felt would offer greater longevity along with more creative control. Proving himself to be correct, two of Taylor’s debut songs, “Little Things” and “Your Love,” were placed on Boyz II Men’s debut album Cooley High Harmony, which sold over 12 million copies. Taylor earned a Grammy award for each.

Taylor's genius as musician, writer, vocal arranger, and producer can be heard on albums from artists such as The Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Patti Labelle, The Mighty O-Jay's, Mary J. Blige, Ginuwine, Brian McKnight, B2K, and Johnny Gill to name a few. His work with Aretha Franklin garnered him his third Grammy Award.

As an entrepreneur, Taylor formed a production company, Songbook Entertainment. In 2003 he signed recording artist Trey Songz, who would go on to land a deal at Atlantic Records. Starting with the break through album Gotta Make It, in 2009 Trey Songz was named BET's Best R&B Male Artist of the Year. Later, in 2012 Songz fifth album Chapter V was released. He is currently working on his sixth project.

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