Such an awesome time working on this album with Atlanta-based Super-Producers, Mel & Mus. Mel & Mus and I got paired up by chance to work together at The Pass studio in Hollywood as part of a Def Jam “Writer Camp.” Rihanna liked what we were working on, so what started out as a 5-day job turned into a long-term booking. I recorded and mixed the music and demo vocals for the song “Raining Men,” sung and co-written by the mega-talented brothers Rock City. Although I didn’t get to meet nor record Rihanna, I did get to work with dozens of incredibly talented songwriters and get a real firsthand look at the business of creating and selling chart-topping songs. I also got to dance at the console with J-Lo. And I got a Grammy nomination with Rihanna for Album of the Year!
November 3, 2010 – Def Jam
Number one hits “Only Girl (In The World)”, “What’s My Name?” and “S&M”; American Music Award winner, Favorite Soul/R&B Album, 2011; Number one on Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart