Teddy Riley

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Teddy Riley
Block Party Tour, 1990s
Block Party Tour, 1990s
Background information
Born (1967-10-08) October 8, 1967 (age 54)
OriginHarlem, New York
United States
GenresNew jack swing
Contemporary R&B
Hip hop
Occupation(s)Record producer
Years active1984–present
Associated actsMichael Jackson, Guy, Blackstreet, MC Hammer, Doug E. Fresh, Mike Posner, Girls' Generation, Jay Park, RaNia, EXO

Edward Theodore "Teddy" Riley (born October 8, 1967) is a Grammy Award winning, American singer-songwriter, musician, keyboardist, and record producer. He is credited with the creation of the New Jack Swing.[1] The musicians with whom Riley has been connected include Michael Jackson, Keith Sweat, and Mike Posner.

Career[change | change source]

Riley started a band called Guy with Aaron Hall and Timmy Gatling in 1987. They have released three albums. In 1994 Riley started another band called Blackstreet. They have released four albums. Riley co-produced half of Michael Jackson's 1991 album Dangerous. It is the best-selling new jack swing album ever released.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hogan, Paul. "Teddy Riley biography" Allmusic Retrieved on September 19, 2009