Trey Songz

Trey Songz has been one of R&B’s heavyweight acts for over a decade now, and he has notched several accolades over his extensive music career. Trey Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson, grew up in Petersburg, Virginia, and initially didn’t want to sing because of his shyness. After being introduced to recording producer Troy Taylor, Songz eventually broke out his shell and signed to Atlantic Records in 2003.

Trey’s music career would be marked by Billboard success throughout. His debut album, I Gotta Make It, debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard 200 charts, and his second studio album, Trey Day, debuted at No. 11. Album standout “Can’t Help but Wait” went on to be nominated for a Grammy in 2008. Songz followed this success by releasing his third album, Ready, in 2009, which reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The now-platinum album featured some of his most notable tracks, including “I Invented Sex,” “Neighbors Know My Name,” “Say Aah,” and “Succesful,” featuring a then-blossoming Drake. It also had a series of memorable music videos to go along with the popular songs. Trey Songz was a leading figure in late-2000s and early-2010s R&B. He got nominated for two more Grammys, joined Jay-Z on his Jay-Z Fall Tour, and gathered a plethora of other accolades.

Now, Songz has welcomed his first child and continues to release projects, like his most recent album, Back Home, which dropped in 2020. Through eight studio albums and over fifteen years of making music, Trey Songz has made his claim to be one of the most versatile R&B artists we have.

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