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Teddy Riley

Biography

The acknowledged “Ruler of New Jack port Swing,” producer/songwriter Teddy Riley’s enviable set of platinum-laced credits include Guy, the Winans, Joe (the Riley-produced “Stutter” topped both R&B/pop charts in early 2001), Johnny Kemp, Blackstreet, Keith Perspiration, Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Hi-Five, and Al B. Sure among numerous others. Delivered in Harlem, Riley was raised within the St. Nicholas tasks. He started playing drums at 3 years outdated. At five, Riley found the guitar as well as the trumpet. When he changed eight, he started playing piano for the tiny Flower Baptist Cathedral. Later, he started playing in rings around NY. After conference Kool as well as the Gang member Royal Bayyan, Riley was presented to the arts of record creation and songwriting. Starting up with Gene Griffin within the middle ’80s, Riley’s many abilities led to platinum strikes for Man — the performing trio that included Riley and brothers Aaron Hall and Damion Hall. Among Riley’s early creation was Deja’s 1988 Virgin LP, We Belong Jointly. In the first 90s, Man disbanded and Riley created Blackstreet with Chauncey Hannibal, Dave Hollister, and Levi Small. The self-titled debut recording proceeded to go platinum. Their second recording, Another Level, adopted collection and spawned the million-seller “No Diggity.” Exhausting from the rigors of big town life, Riley relocated to Virginia, starting his state-of-the artwork Future Documenting Studios within the middle-’90s.

Quick Facts


Full Name Teddy Riley
Height 1.7 m
Profession Music Producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Singer-songwriter, Keyboard Player
Nationality American
Children Nia Riley, Dejanee Riley, Bobbie Riley, Dante Horne, TJ Riley, Lil Teddy Riley, Samar Riley, Taja Riley
Parents Mildred Riley
Siblings Markell Riley
Partner Donna Roberts, Donna Roberts
Awards Soul Train Music Legend Award, Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album
Music Groups Blackstreet, Guy
Music Songs Let's Chill, Piece of My Love, Teddy's Jam, Groove Me, Goodbye Love, D-O-G Me Out, 'Round and 'Round, Is It Good to You, My Fantasy, Do Me Right, You Can Call Me Crazy, Wanna Get With U, Teddy's Jam 2, I Like, Spend the Night, Smile, Dancin', Tease Me Tonite, Let's Stay Together, Teddy's Jam III, New Jack City, Why You Wanna Keep Me From My Baby, Don't Clap... Just Dance, Party & Bulls***, Her, Yearning for Your Love, Don't U Miss Me, Gotta Be a Leader, Where Did the Love Go, Tell Me What You Like, Rescue Me, Long Gone
Albums Guy, The Future, Blackstreet, Another Level, Finally, Guy III, Guy - Special Edition, Honky Tonk Town '79, No Diggity: The Very Best of Blackstreet
Nominations Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Movies Keith Sweat: Sweat Hotel


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#Fact
1 Member of the groups Guy, Wrecks-N-Effect and Blackstreet.
2 He wrote the song "Just Got Paid" with his solo singer Johnny Kemp.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 2016 writer: "Rump Shaker" - as Edward Theodore Riley
Britain's Got More Talent 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Annie 2014 writer: "Rump Shaker" Album Version
Alba 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Voice 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The To Do List 2013 writer: "Rump Shaker"
So You Think You Can Dance 2008-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Pitch Perfect 2012 writer: "No Diggity", "Riff Off: medley" uncredited
The Watch 2012/I writer: "Make It Last Forever"
American Reunion 2012 writer: "Rump Shaker"
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour 2012 TV Movie documentary writer: "Dangerous", "Jam"
Live with Kelly and Michael 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 TV Series documentary 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
This Is It 2009 Documentary writer: "Jam"
Dancing with the Stars 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sex Drive 2008 writer: "My Prerogative"
Lost 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wild Hogs 2007 writer: "My Prerogative"
My Name Is Earl 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Brother 2006 writer: "No Diggity" - as E. Riley
The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 writer: "Rump Shaker"
Slovensko hladá SuperStar 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game writer: "Groove Me" - as Edward T. Riley / writer: "It Takes Two", "New Jack Swing"
Idool 2003 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Crew 2000 writer: "My Prerogative"
The Original Kings of Comedy 2000 Documentary writer: "Na Na"
Love & Basketball 2000 writer: "Just Got Paid", "My Prerogative", "I Like"
The Wood 1999 writer: "Make It Last Forever, "Think About You"
Flava 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Rugrats Movie 1998 writer: "Take Me There"
Bulworth 1998 producer: "Freak Out" / writer: "Freak Out" - as T. Riley
Soul Food 1997 writer: "No Diggity"
Ghosts 1997/I Short writer: "GHOST"
Get on the Bus 1996 producer: "Coming Home To You" / writer: "Coming Home To You"
MTV Star Trax 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Money Train 1995 producer: "Show You the Way to Go"
The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces 1995 TV Special writer: "Jam Roger's Jeep Mix"
Blankman 1994 producer: "Pretty Lady", "Live Into The Future" / writer: "Pretty Lady", "Live Into The Future"
Ghost in the Machine 1993 writer: "To the Beat Y'all"
The Meteor Man 1993 writer: "Can't Let Her Get Away"
CB4 1993 performer: "Baby Be Mine" / writer: "Baby Be Mine"
Super Bowl XXVII Halftime Show 1993 TV Movie writer: "Jam" - uncredited
Juice 1992 performer: "Is It Good to You" / producer: "Is It Good to You" / writer: "Is It Good to You"
Kahit buhay ko... 1992 writer: "Remember the Time"
Strictly Business 1991 writer: "Wanna Get with U"
House Party 2 1991 writer: "I Like Your Style", "Ready or Not" Here I Come
Madonna: Truth or Dare 1991 Documentary writer: "Teddy's Jam", "Don't Clap Your Hands, Just Dance"
New Jack City 1991 producer: "NEW JACK CITY" / writer: "NEW JACK CITY"
Full House 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soul Train 1989 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Do the Right Thing 1989 lyrics: "My Fantasy" / music: "My Fantasy" / performer: "My Fantasy"
Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman 1989 TV Movie writer: "My Prerogative" - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cooking4Luv composer: theme music announced
16th Annual Trumpet Awards 2008 TV Special musician
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory 1995 Video documentary composer: song "Remember the Time"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game The Crowd of Liberty City (voice, as Edward Riley III)
New Jack City 1991 New Year's Eve Band - (Guy)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dangerous: The Short Films 1993 Video

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cooking4Luv announced

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Train Awards Post Show 2016 TV Movie Himself - Guest
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Unsung 2012-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Muscial Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2010 TV Series Himself
AI Miss Michael Jackson: King of Pop - Volume III 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Who Stole the Soul? 2009 Documentary Himself
BET Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
Baisden After Dark 2008 TV Series Himself
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2007 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
Urban Soul: The Making of Modern R&B 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Source Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Himself
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 1998 1998 TV Special Himself (as Blackstreet)
MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 1997 TV Special Blackstreet-performer (uncredited)
The Steve Harvey Show 1997 TV Series Himself
New York Undercover 1995 TV Series Himself
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Soul Train 1988-1990 TV Series documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1990 TV Series Himself
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Presenter (as Guy)
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989 TV Series Himself
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Presenter (as Guy)
Showtime at the Apollo 1989 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year · Lady Gaga (Artist/Producer)
· Beyoncé Knowles (Featured Artist)
· Ron Fair (Producer)
· Fernando Garibay (Producer)
· Tal Herzberg (Producer)
· RedOne (Producer/Engineer/Mixer)
· Rodney Jerkins (Producer/Engineer/Mixer)
· Space Cowboy (Producer/Engineer/Mixer)
· Victor Alexander (Engineer/Mixer)
· Eelco Bakker (Engineer/Mixer)
· Robert Orton (Engineer/Mixer)
· Dan Parry (Engineer/Mixer)
· Jack Joseph Puig (Engineer/Mixer)
· Dave Russell (Engineer/Mixer)
· Johnny Severin (Engineer/Mixer)
· Mark Stent (Engineer/Mixer)
· Frank Wolf (Engineer/Mixer)


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