Trey Songz (born Tremaine Aldon Neverson, November 28, 1984), is an American recording artist, producer and actor. Reluctant to sing, he began performing with encouragement by friends and family while attending high school. Record producer Troy Taylor discovered Songz during a talent show in 2000, which led him to signing a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 2002.
His debut album, “I Gotta Make It,” was released in July 2005. It debuted at #20 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Songz's debut single, “Gotta Make It,” featuring Twista, was released in March 2005 and reached #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart and #21 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The album's second and final single, “Gotta Go,” was released in July 2005 and reached #67 on the Hot 100 and #11 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
His second studio album, “Trey Day,” was released in October 2007. The album reached #11 on the Billboard 200. His sophomore album was preceded by the lead single, “Wonder Woman,” which was released in February 2007. It reached #54 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but failed to impact the Hot 100. The album's second single, “Can't Help but Wait,” was released in August 2007 and reached #14 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It became Songz's first Top 20 hit on the Hot 100, and helped to boost the album's sales. The single was also nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008.
Songz released his third studio album, “Ready,” in August 2009. The album reached #3 on the Billboard 200, becoming his first to reach the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. The album earned a gold certification from the RIAA in February 2010. The lead single from the album, “I Need a Girl,” was released in April 2009 and reached #5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart and #59 on the Hot 100. A promotional single, “Successful,” featuring rapper Drake, was released in June 2009 and reached #17 on the Hot 100, becoming Songz's third Top 20 hit. The single also served as the second and final single from Drake's EP, “So Far Gone.” “Say Aah,” featuring rapper Fabolous, was released as a single in January 2010 and reached #9 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The single has become Trey's highest charting single on the Hot 100 and one of his most successful singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The album was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010.
His fourth studio album, “Passion, Pain & Pleasure,” was released in September 2010. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. The album's lead single, “Bottoms Up,” featuring female rapper Nicki Minaj, was released in July 2010 and has reached #3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Songz issued his fifth studio album, “Chapter V,” in August 2012. It included the singles, “Heart Attack” which reached #3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, “2 Reasons” featuring rapper T.I. which reached #8 and “Dive In” which reached #40.