Tommy Brown (record producer)

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Tommy Brown
Also known asTBHits
Born (1986-05-01) May 1, 1986 (age 33)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
Instruments
Years active2008–present
Labels
Associated acts

Thomas Lee Brown (born May 1, 1986), also known as TBHits, is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper. Brown currently lives in LA and was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has received awards from ASCAP, and was Grammy nominated. He has scored multiple chart topping albums while working with Ariana Grande on all five of her studio albums. Brown has also collected production credits for three songs on Grammy-award-winning artist Meghan Trainor's second album, Thank You.

Brown learned from production greats Roy "Royalty" Hamilton and Rodney Jerkins, while working alongside them and eventually creating a team of his own.

Producing and songwriting[edit]

Before working in music, Brown worked at Sears in Atlanta, Georgia. Every night, he would hand out around 50 CDs with his songs on them and snippets of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Ten Crack Commandments" over the tracks. He was finally contacted by Gorilla Zoe who invited Brown to work in the studio with him.[2]

Originally, starting in 2008, Brown worked with production group Darkchild in his early career. During this time, he worked with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Wyclef Jean. He has also worked with The Black Eyed Peas, most notably their song "Just Can't Get Enough".

In 2012, Brown became independent with publishing through Sony/ATV Music Publishing. He lives in Los Angeles, producing tracks for established stars and new acts like Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Cee Lo Green,[3] Nas, T.I., Ariana Grande, BLACKPINK, John Legend, Teyana Taylor, Cyhi the Prynce, Victoria Monét, Mario, Chrisette Michele, Kelly Rowland, and 2 Chainz.

He has been working with Naya Rivera for her upcoming debut album[4][5] as well as with Mario for his upcoming album, Restoration.

Discography[edit]

Year Song Artist Album
2012 "Sin City" GOOD Music Cruel Summer
"Introduction" T.I. Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head
"Live On Tonight" (featuring Victoria Monét)
2013 "36" 2 Chainz B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time
"Malice In Wonderland" Victoria Monét Non-album single
"Déjà Vu" Coco Jones Made Of
"Honeymoon Avenue" Ariana Grande Yours Truly
"Daydreamin'"
"Visual Love" Chrisette Michele Better
"You Wouldn't Understand" (featuring Victoria Monét) Nas Life Is Good
"Animal" Travi$ Scott, B.o.B & T.I. G.D.O.D. (Get Dough or Die)
2014 "Would You Wait" Victoria Monét Non-album single
"Intro" Ariana Grande My Everything
"My Everything"
"Only 1"
"Cadillac Song"
"Ya Digg" Shad da God, Travi$ Scott, Spodee, T.I. G.D.O.D. II
"New National Anthem" (featuring Skylar Grey) T.I. Paperwork
"Drunk Texting" (featuring Jhené Aiko) Chris Brown X
2015 "Everlasting Love" Fifth Harmony Reflection
"We Know"
"A Little More" (featuring Victoria Monet) Machine Gun Kelly General Admission
"Therapy"
"Intro" Ariana Grande Christmas & Chill
"Wit It This Christmas"
"December"
"Not Just on Christmas"
"True Love"
"Winter Things"
2016 "Memories Faded" TWENTY88 TWENTY88
"Yo te amo a ti" / "I Want You" (as Thomas Brown) Martina Stoessel, Jorge Blanco Tini
"Moonlight" Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman
"Be Alright"
"Let Me Love You" (featuring Lil Wayne)
"Leave Me Lonely" (featuring Macy Gray)
"I Don't Care"
"Knew Better / Forever Boy"
"Step On Up"
"No Way" Fifth Harmony 7/27
2017 "Bridges" Fifth Harmony
2018 "Better Off" Ariana Grande Sweetener
"Goodnight n Go"
"Pete Davidson"
"You" (featuring Teyana Taylor) T.I. Dime Trap
"Thank U, Next" Ariana Grande Thank U, Next
2019 "7 Rings"
"Needy"
"NASA"
"Make Up"
"Boyfriend" Ariana Grande, Social House Everything Changed...
"Got Her Own" Ariana Grande, Victoria Monét Charlie's Angels

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.universalmusic.com/universal-music-group-and-multi-platinum-producer-tommy-brown-launch-champagne-therapy-music-group/
  2. ^ Channel Dynamic (January 29, 2014). "Tommy Brown Talks Early Grind and First Placement". Youtube.
  3. ^ Channel Dynamic (January 29, 2014). "Tommy Brown Details Working With CeeLo Green". Youtube.
  4. ^ "Naya Rivera works with Tommy Brown for debut album". Hamada Mania.
  5. ^ Tommy Brown [@TBHITS] (31 May 2013). "Yooo @NayaRivera we just smashed this record!!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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