Printz Board

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Printz Board
Background information
Birth name Priese Prince Lamont Board
Born (1982-09-11) September 11, 1982 (age 32)[1]
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B, pop, rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer, recording artist
Instruments Keyboardist, trumpet player
Years active 1997 – present
Labels Beets & Produce, A&M, Interscope, Music Group

Priese Prince Lamont Board (born September 11, 1982)[1] better known as Printz Board, is a Grammy Award-winning American musician, Recording artist, producer, and songwriter.


Awards and Nominations[edit]

Board has won several Grammy awards and nominations for his work with the Black Eyed Peas.

"The E.N.D." won Best Pop Vocal Album in 2010, and "My Humps" won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group in 2007.

"Don't Phunk with my Heart" was nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Song Collaboration, winning the latter.

"Where Is the Love?" was nominated twice; Record of the Year and Best Rap/Song Collaboration.

Board also won two BMI Songwriter Awards for "Where Is the Love?" and "Meet Me Halfway".[2]


Board has worked on the albums The Dutchess by Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, 100 Miles from Memphis by Sheryl Crow, Bashtown by Baby Bash, and Keyshia Cole's most recent single "She". He produced and songwrote for Six60's newest single "Special" that went #1 in New Zealand.

As a songwriter, producer artist, and musician, he has collaborated with Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Chris Brown, Dr. Dre, Fergie, Selena Gomez and Katy Perry.[1][3][better source needed]

Other Roles[edit]

Besides his co-writing for the Black Eyed Peas, he[1] is the musical director commanding the band's live stadium shows.[4]

Production Company[edit]

In 2001, Board founded the production company Beets & Produce, Inc., publishing through Atlas Music Publishing.[5]

Solo Releases[edit]

In 2007 Board released the album entitled "The Band Behind The Front" with Bucky Jonson on the BBE label.[6]

In 2013, Board launched his solo career releasing the debut single "#1" and "Hey You," through Atlas Music Publishing.[7] "Hey You" can be heard on Pizza Hut's most recent campaign.[8] Printz was just awarded the iHeartRadio/Macy's Rising Star award[citation needed].

In 2014, Board released the single "Mountains, premiering at, the latest track off his upcoming Pre-Games EP, joining previously released singles such as Hey You and #1.[9]

In The News[edit]

The San Jose Mercury News writes: Songwriter and record producer Printz Board, musical director of the Black Eyed Peas, did his magic. "It is so cool to work with these young people, to hear a young guitarist or one of these girl singers who are so amazing but still too young to even know it," said Board, who turns 30 on Tuesday and has worked with the Lennon Bus since the late 1990s. "I have three kids of my own; I love kids, and I try and do anything I can to further their education."[10]

"The song [ "Mountains" ] was inspired by the close bond he shares with his mother. "My mom was quite young when she had me so we grew up sort of like brother and sister, under the same roof with my grandparents," he says. "When she finally got out of school, it was a struggle, but she was always of the mind-set like, 'You just keep trucking, you keep moving forward,' and she always instilled that in me."[11]


  1. ^ a b c d "Printz Board Discography". Discogs. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2011 BMI Pop Music Award List". BMI. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Grammy(R) Nominated Printz Board Has Become One of Music's Most Sought After Producers and Songwriters". PR Newswire Association LLC. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Printz Board (The Black Eyed Peas)". Propellerhead Software AB. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ Atlas Music Group (May 9, 2014). "ATLAS MUSIC PUBLISHING SIGNS GRAMMY AWARD WINNER PRINTZ BOARD". Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Band Behind The Front". Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ Atlas Music Publishing. "Printz Board". Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ Lee, Sungyoung (October 6, 2013). "Pizza Hut $10 Deal Commercial Song Hey You Printz Board". Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ Ryan, Patrick (April 29, 2014). "Song premiere: Printz Board's 'Mountains'". USA Today. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ May, Patrick (September 8, 2012). "Young Peninsula musicians take a ride on the John Lennon Bus". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  11. ^ Ryan, Patrick (April 29, 2014). "Song premiere: Printz Board's 'Mountains'". USA Today. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 

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