Sean Garrett is one of the most influential men in music. He's produced 15 No. 1 singles in only seven years. He's the first to reach that feat in under a decade since George Martin produced 20 No. 1 singles for The Beatles from 1964 to 1970.

Garrett has been in the studio with nearly every music powerhouse since his start in 2003. He's worked with Destiny's Child, written tracks for Janet Jackson and Mary J. Blige, had a hand in Ciara's breakout on "Goodies," and remembers working with a 15-year-old Chris Brown on tracks like "Run It" and "Wall to Wall." He's worked with Beyonce on her solo material for years, and has amazing stories about her hits "Diva," "Upgrade U," and "Get Me Bodied". Plus, he touches on the pressure of working with music's No. 1 power couple—Bey and Jay-Z.

Garrett also launched a notable solo career with his debut album Turbo 919 in 2008 and his The Inkwell mixtape in 2010. Read on as "The Pen" talks about the tracks that made his career and offers some additional insights on the music industry.

As told to Lauren Nostro (@LAURENcynthia)

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