Tremaine "Trey" Aldon Neverson (born November 28, 1984), better known by his stage name Trey Songz, is an American singer-songwriter,
rapper, record producer and actor. His debut album, I Gotta Make It, was released in 2005, while his second album, Trey Day, was released in 2007.
His third album, Ready, was released in 2009 while his fourth studio album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure, was released on September 14, 2010.
Tremaine “Trey” Aldon Neverson was born Petersburg, Virginia, but moved around a lot as a child because his mom, April Tucker, married a man in the military
when Trey was 7 years old. Because of his shyness Trey never even dreamed of being a professional singer as a kid.
"Singing wasn't a reality for me, until other people started noticing I sounded good," said Trey.
But when his family moved back to Petersburg in time for his freshman year of high school, Trey started to discover that he had talent,
and that it might be worth singing somewhere other than in the shower!
"When I came back, that's when I really found out who I was," Trey remembered. "Those were the years I basically found Trey Songz.
I didn't really get into singing until I came back."
When Trey performed at Petersburg talent show (at the insistence of his friends) he blew the competition away,
and just a year later was meeting with music producer Troy Taylor in New Jersey. Before launching his career though,
Trey wanted to finish high school, so he formed a musical group with some friends called All Night Productions to perform at parties and events,
and would work on his music with Taylor on the side until he graduated.
I Gotta Make It
After high school Trey moved to New Jersey to continue working with Taylor, and in 2003 he inked a deal with Atlantic records and just two years after
released his first album I Gotta Make It, which reached Number 20 on the Billboard charts. The first thing Trey set out to do with his newfound success
was to fulfill a childhood promise to his mother and buy her a house!
"When he finally saw it, he ran up and down the stairs like a little kid, because we had never had a house," said April (Trey’s mom).
Trey went back to the studio and his next album Trey Day did better than the last, peaking at Number 11 on the charts and his first hit single
“Can’t Help But Wait” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Male Vocal Performance.
Thursday, 21 June 2012 18:08
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