Published October 12, 2016


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The music producer was born in Harlem, New York, on October 8.

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By age 17, Riley’s first single production made the Billboard Hot 100 hit list "Go See the Doctor" by Kool Mo Dee.

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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.

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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.

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Guy's debut album was the highest-charting R&B album on the Billboard Year End chart for 1989.

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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.

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Riley founded the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning group Blackstreet with fellow member Chauncey Hannibal.

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Riley wrote the No. 1 hit “No Diggity” for the group Blackstreet.

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In 1998, Blackstreet won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.

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Riley also produced four songs on the Invincible LP by Michael Jackson in 2001.

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In 2006, he was inducted into the Hip Hop Hall of Fame.

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Teddy produced and co-wrote the track "Teeth" with Lady Gaga for her album The Fame Monster.

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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.

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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.

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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.