The-Dream left Def Jam.

Date: January 8

"After an incredible six-year run with Def Jam Records as a songwriter, producer, artist, and A&R, The-Dream has announced today he's leaving the label. He made the announcement through Instagram, posting a picture of the Def Jam logo with the caption, 'I will miss this logo. It all started here! Love everything that I achieved there,' before giving a play-by-play of his work with the company. Some of his most notable work at Def Jam includes writing credits on Rihanna's mega-hit 'Umbrella,' as well as his own music, starting with his 2007 debut Lovehate."—Edwin Ortiz