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Dwele

Biography

Adult modern R&B singer/songwriter/producer Dwele was raised on Detroit’s western side, hearing spirit music from Motown visionaries Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye in addition to jazz on the air. Given birth to Andwele Gardner, he started writing tunes at age ten, after his dad was murdered outside his house, and went to Cody Saturated in Detroit. Dwele spent annually learning music at Wayne Condition but then chosen a casual education, producing music at his house while surviving in Dearborn and doing work for AAA. His demonstration tape, 1998’s The Rize, produced waves round the Engine Town, and he spent period collaborating with Detroit hip-hop group Slum Town and Philadelphia rapper Bahamadia. Authorized to Virgin on the effectiveness of his songwriting and overall performance abilities, Dwele released Subject matter in middle-2003 and cemented his charm with European viewers (he was a popular on Gilles Peterson’s important Radio 1 system) having a tour that summer time. His second recording, Some Kinda…, adopted in 2005 and reached the very best 10 from the R&B graph. A few years later on, he offered the connect on Kanye West’s strike single “Blinking Lamps” and authorized to Koch/eOne release a Sketches of a guy (2008) and W.ants W.orld W.omen (2010). Both albums managed the singer’s streak of TOP R&B albums. HIGHER THAN One (2012), also released on eOne, presented a few of his breeziest, most satisfying grooves.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dwele
Date Of Birth February 14, 1978
Profession Music Producer, Singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Parents Robert Gardner
Music Songs What's Not to Love, I'm Cheatin', Find a Way, Love Ultra, My Lova, Weekend Love, Old Lovas, Money Don't Mean a Thing, A Pimp's Dream, Twuneanunda, What You Gotta Do, Lady at Mahogany, I Think I Love U, What Profit, Travelin' Girl, Going Leaving, Poppa Yo, Sho Ya Right, Workin' on It, A Few Reasons, You Won't Be Lonely, 5 Dolla Mic, Takes22Tango, Greater Than One Less Than Three, Some Kinda Prelude, Obey, Let Your Hair Down, Lay It Down, PATrick RONald, Wake the Baby, Free as a Bird, I Think I Love You
Albums Greater Than One, W.ants W.orld W.omen, Sketches of a Man, Some Kinda..., Subject, Rize, Dwele
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, Soul Train Music Centric Certified Award, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Male


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Power Rangers 2017 performer: "Power"
Glastonbury 2015 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Entourage 2015 writer: "Tainted"
Saints Row: The Third 2011 Video Game writer: "Power"
Runaway 2010/I Short writer: "Power" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game performer: "Flashing Lights"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CornerStore 2011 Dwele

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On My Own 2006 Short music composed by

Music Department

Music Department

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The Wrong Girl 2017 Video short composer: additional music

Self

Self

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Point and Drive 2016 Documentary
The Mo'Nique Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series (Suite for Ma Dukes) 2010 Video documentary Himself - Vocals
'TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival' 2009 TV Movie Himself
Baisden After Dark 2008 TV Series Himself
On My Own 2006 Short Himself
The Drop 2005 TV Series Himself
Soul Train 2003-2005 TV Series Himself
Influences 2005 TV Series Himself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The 2003 Essence Music Festival 2003 TV Movie Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

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2011 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Special Effects · Kanye West
2011 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Art Direction · Kanye West (artist)
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Urban/Alternative Performance For the song "That's The Way Of the World."


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