|Birth name||Bernard Edwards Jr.|
|Born||November 6, 1972|
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Bernard Edwards Jr. (born November 6, 1972),professionally known as Focus..., is an American music producer from New York City. He gained major recognition in the music industry when he signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment, in 2002. Since then he has produced tracks for several prominent artists, including Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, John Legend, The Game, Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, 50 Cent, Schoolboy Q, Joe, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Ameriie, Christina Millian, Mac Dre, Marsha Ambrosius among others.
Focus... is the son of the late Bernard Edwards, co-founder of disco and R&B band Chic.He was born in Manhattan, New York City, and raised in the Tri-State Region. Edwards Jr. credits his father with his love for the production side of music, which he developed from an early age, attending numerous studio sessions with his father.
Focus...'s production talents were first recognized by Dr. Dre when an artist Edwards Jr. had produced, Daks, greatly impressed the Aftermath label head.He later signed Focus... so that the two could then continue working together.
The beginning of 2009 saw Focus... leave Aftermath after seven years with the label.
In 2014, Focus... returned to Aftermath Entertainment as an official staff producer where he worked side by side with Dr. Dre and collaborators to help craft the Grammy nominated, highly anticipated album Compton . Compton was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Focus... is now the CEO of his own entertainment company N|VZXN Entertainment.
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