The American Singer/Songwriter & Producer, Terius Youngdell Nash, better known as The Dream, was born In Rockingham, NC to mother Reva May Nash of Hawkingsville, GA. His mother moved her first born to Atlanta, GA in 1980 at the request of his grandfather, Aaron “Honey” Nash. (The grandson of a then Master Mason used that strong and focused worked ethic early on in life and then transferred that focus to music).
At 8, through lifetime friend David Garland, Nash was introduced to music through music teacher Mr. Styles. He then learned to play the trumpet and drums while in attendance at Grove Park Elementary School. Terius would take his music passion throughout high school receiving several recommendations and awards along the way. In 1998, he joined a singing group (who featured on local legend Raheem’s, “Most Beautiful Girl” and when the group disassembled, Terius Nash was reborn The Dream).
By 2003, after sharpening his pen and being sought after locally in Atlanta, the Bankhead prodigy would land his first real record on the platinum selling B2K’s album, writing the R&B jam “Everything.” This song marked the first time The Dream had been professionally compensated as a songwriter and earned him his first publishing contract with Peer Music.
While The Dream saw moderate success in the early 2000’s, it was one record given to the Barbadian princess Rihanna, in 2007, that changed sound and song for a generation. The critically acclaimed and award- winning recording was “Umbrella,” written along side music legend Tricky Stewart. “Umbrella” would go on to break domestic and international records while paving the way for The Dream.
Signing as a solo artist to the LA Reid helmed Def Jam Recordings by Karen Kwak and Shakir Stewart, The Dream was alive and well on his way to the charts with two #1 singles (“Falsetto” and “I Luv Your Girl”) and his first Gold album, Love Hate, within a year.
The Dream would go on to win BET New Artist of the year in 2008 and in 2009 he would release another Gold album Love vs. Money and receive a Grammy for ‘Song of the Year’ for the Global smash hit “Single Ladies” (Beyoncé). Terius would also go on to win Grammys for “All of the Lights” (Kanye West, Rihanna) and “No Church In the Wild” (Watch The Throne, JAY Z, Kanye West). While also breaking artists such as Justin Bieber with the smash hit “Baby” and also breaking Elvis Presley’s record of Number 1s. Alongside Mariah Carey, Nash has secured a place that many covet their entire life.