5. Hits Like Umbrella Stay Reigning in His Account
The-Dream credits Rihanna's "Umbrella" featuring her Roc Nation boss, Jay-Z, as his turning point. He said, once Jay-Z and L.A. Reid (who were both at Def Jam at the time) wanted to know who was behind the soon-to-be chart-topper, the whole industry's ear perked. To this day, the 2007 single still earns him at least a milli per year.