TEDDY RILEY TIMELINE
The music producer was born in Harlem, New York, on October 8.
By age 17, Riley’s first single production made the Billboard Hot 100 hit list "Go See the Doctor" by Kool Mo Dee.
Guy releases their self-titled debut album, which scaled to No. 27 on the US Top 200 Album Chart and peaked at No. 1 on the R&B Album Chart.
Riley produces Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative,” which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Hot Black Singles charts and also was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Urban Contemporary Single.
Guy's debut album was the highest-charting R&B album on the Billboard Year End chart for 1989.
At age 23, Teddy Riley produced the Dangerous LP by Michael Jackson, which sold more than 32 million copies worldwide, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 and remained on the Billboard 200 chart 117 weeks. He also won a Grammy for Best Engineered Album Non-Classical. The album also received three Grammy Nominations for Best Pop Vocal Male, Best R&B Vocal Male and "Jam" as Best R&B Song. Nine singles were released, including hit song “Remember the Time,” and it was Michael Jackson's fastest-selling album in the United States — with gross earnings for Sony at a bit over a billion dollars. The RIAA certified Dangerous seven times platinum. This was the most successful New Jack Swing album of all time.
Riley founded the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning group Blackstreet with fellow member Chauncey Hannibal.
Riley wrote the No. 1 hit “No Diggity” for the group Blackstreet.
In 1998, Blackstreet won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.
Riley also produced four songs on the Invincible LP by Michael Jackson in 2001.
In 2006, he was inducted into the Hip Hop Hall of Fame.
Teddy produced and co-wrote the track "Teeth" with Lady Gaga for her album The Fame Monster.
Since 2014, he has served on the Advisory Board at Piedmont College, was a recipient of the esteemed Sankofa Award and was commencement speaker at the 2015 Graduation Ceremony at the World Congress Center.
In late March 2015, he produced worldwide No. 1 K-Pop "Call Me Baby" by EXO, which had over 18 million YouTube views within a month. The song reigns on the Billboard charts in nine categories and held the No. 1 position on World Album charts.
He continues to chart on in K-Pop music while also sticking true to his R&B roots by producing tracks with new wave New Jack Swing elements. We can't wait to see what he does next.