Tommy Brown (record producer)

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Tommy Brown
Birth nameThomas Lee Brown
Also known asTBHits
Born (1986-05-01) May 1, 1986 (age 34)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
Instruments
Years active2008–present
Labels
Associated acts

Thomas Lee Brown (born May 1, 1986), also known as TBHits, is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper. Brown currently lives in LA and was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has received awards from ASCAP, and was Grammy nominated. He has scored multiple chart topping albums while working with Ariana Grande on all six of her studio albums. Brown has also collected production credits for three songs on Grammy-award-winning artist Meghan Trainor's second album, Thank You .

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Brown learned from production greats Roy "Royalty" Hamilton and Rodney Jerkins, while working alongside them and eventually creating a team of his own.

Producing and songwriting

Before working in music, Brown worked at Sears in Atlanta, Georgia. Every night, he would hand out around 50 CDs with his songs on them and snippets of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Ten Crack Commandments" over the tracks. He was finally contacted by Gorilla Zoe who invited Brown to work in the studio with him. [2] Originally, starting in 2008, Brown worked with production group Darkchild in his early career. During this time, he worked with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Wyclef Jean. He has also worked with The Black Eyed Peas, most notably their song "Just Can't Get Enough".[ citation needed ] In 2012, Brown became independent with publishing through Sony/ATV Music Publishing. He lives in Los Angeles, producing tracks for established stars and new acts like Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Cee Lo Green, [3] Nas, T.I., Ariana Grande, John Legend, Teyana Taylor, Cyhi the Prynce, Victoria Monét, Mario, Chrisette Michele, Kelly Rowland, and 2 Chainz.

Discography

YearSongArtistAlbum
2010"Just Can't Get Enough" Black Eyed Peas The Beginning
2011"Just A Friend"Jasmine VNon-album single
2012"Write It On A Wall"XaiNon-album single
"Sin City" GOOD Music Cruel Summer
"Introduction" T.I. Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head
"Live On Tonight" (featuring Victoria Monét)
"Who You're Around" Meek Mill Dreams and Nightmares
2013"36" 2 Chainz B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time
"Malice In Wonderland" Victoria Monét Non-album single
"Déjà Vu" Coco Jones Made Of
"Honeymoon Avenue" Ariana Grande Yours Truly
"Daydreamin'"
"Visual Love" Chrisette Michele Better
"You Wouldn't Understand" (featuring Victoria Monét) Nas Life Is Good
"Animal" Travi$ Scott, B.o.B & T.I. G.D.O.D. (Get Dough or Die)
"Find My Love" Eric Bellinger In The Meantime
"Come Over"
2014"Never Be Lonely"
"Made In China" Victoria Monét Nightmares & Lullabies - Act 1
"We Are People"
"Backyard"
"For The Trill"
"Save Me"Non-album single
"Would You Wait"Non-album single
"Intro" Ariana Grande My Everything
"My Everything"
"Only 1"
"Cadillac Song"
"Ya Digg" Shad da God, Travi$ Scott, Spodee, T.I. G.D.O.D. II
"New National Anthem" (featuring Skylar Grey)T.I. Paperwork
"Stay"
"Lean On Me" B.o.B., Victoria MonétNo Genre 2
"Drunk Texting" (featuring Jhené Aiko) Chris Brown X
2015"Everlasting Love" Fifth Harmony Reflection
"We Know"
"A Little More" (featuring Victoria Monet) Machine Gun Kelly General Admission
"Therapy"
"Intro" Ariana Grande Christmas & Chill
"Wit It This Christmas"
"December"
"Not Just on Christmas"
"True Love"
"Winter Things"
"More Of You" Victoria Monét Nightmares & Lullabies Act 2
"Will I Do"
"Good Time x Trouble
"See The Light"
"Cupid"
"90's Babies"
"High Love"
"Maybe Never" Eric Bellinger Cuffing Season
"Trippin On Me"Tommy Brown
2016"Memories Faded" TWENTY88 TWENTY88
"Yo te amo a ti" / "I Want You" (as Thomas Brown) Martina Stoessel, Jorge Blanco Tini
"Moonlight" Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman
"Be Alright"
"Let Me Love You" (featuring Lil Wayne)
"Leave Me Lonely" (featuring Macy Gray)
"I Don't Care"
"Knew Better / Forever Boy"
"Step On Up"
"Take Da Wheel" T.I. Us or Else: Letter to the System
"Get My Shit Together" Big Sean Non-album single
"Forgive Me Father" DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, Wiz Khalifa, Wale Major Key
"Better" Meghan Trainor Thank You
"No Pressure" Pia Mia Non-album single
"Night Bag" Eric Bellinger Choose Up Season
"No Way" Fifth Harmony 7/27
2017"Bridges" Fifth Harmony
"Rock Your Body"Chris Brown Heartbreak On A Full Moon
"One At A Time"Alex Aiono & T-Pain
"Poison"NjomzaSad For You
"Someone Like Me"
"Perfect Fit"
"Who Died" T-Pain Oblivion
2018"Better Off" Ariana Grande Sweetener
"Goodnight n Go"
"Pete Davidson"
"You" (featuring Teyana Taylor)T.I. Dime Trap
"Dinero" J.Lo, Cardi B, DJ Khaled Non-album single
"Freak"Victoria MonétLife After Love, Pt. 1
"Sugar Daddy"Macy Gray Ruby
"Witness"
"Just Like Jenny"
"White Man"
"Thank U, Next" Ariana Grande Thank U, Next
2019"7 Rings"
"Needy"
"NASA"
"Make Up"
"Boyfriend" Ariana Grande, Social House Everything Changed...
"Got Her Own" Ariana Grande, Victoria Monét Charlie's Angels
"Love Me"StanajNon-album single
"Make Believe" Juice Wrld Death Race for Love
"Usually" DaniLeigh My Present
2020"Dominican Mami"Non-album single
"Rich" Megan Thee Stallion Suga
"You Can't Hold My Heart" Monsta X All About Luv
"Ice Cream" (with Selena Gomez) Blackpink The Album
"Bet You Wanna" (featuring Cardi B)
"Holy" Justin Bieber featuring Chance the Rapper Justice
"Positions" Ariana Grande Positions
"34+35"
"shut up"
"motive" (with Doja Cat)
"just like magic"
"Off The Table" (with The Weeknd)
"six thirty"
"safety net" (featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
"my hair"
"nasty"
"west side"
"love language"
"obvious"
"pov"
2021"someone like you - interlude" Ariana Grande Positions (Deluxe)
"test drive"
"34+35 Remix (feat. Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion)"
"worst behavior"
"main thing"
"What Happens Here" Zara Larsson Poster Girl
"Met Him Last Night" (featuring Ariana Grande) Demi Lovato Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over

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References

  1. https://www.universalmusic.com/universal-music-group-and-multi-platinum-producer-tommy-brown-launch-champagne-therapy-music-group/
  2. Channel Dynamic (January 29, 2014). "Tommy Brown Talks Early Grind and First Placement". Youtube.
  3. Channel Dynamic (January 29, 2014). "Tommy Brown Details Working With CeeLo Green". Youtube.