Roy "Royalty" Hamilton
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|Roy Hamilton III|
|Birth name||Roy Hamilton III|
|Also known as||RH3|
|Origin||Queens, New York,
|Genres||Pop, Electro House, R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, Gospel|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Record producer, Songwriter, A&R|
|Years active||1997–present (Professionally)|
|Associated acts||Mia Martina, R. Kelly, Britney Spears, Teddy Riley, George Nozuka, Keri Hilson, Michael Jackson, NSYNC, Joe, The Cheetah Girls|
Roy Leaford Hamilton III (born in Queens, New York) is an American Pop and R&B songwriter, record producer, and musician. Collectively, these skills and abilities have helped to sell over 70 million albums worldwide. Hamilton is the author of the "Welcome To Modern Artist Development" eBook for emerging musical artists.
Hamilton scored his first Number 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit when he co-wrote and co-produced "Stutter" for Multi-platinum R&B singer Joe. In 2002 Hamilton Executive Produced the Keith Sweat album Rebirth which debut at No. 7 on the Billboard R&B Charts. Working largely with his brother Raphael"Riffraph"Hamilton & Anthony M. Jones, Hamilton has been working with other acts such as Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Pras Michel & 'NSYNC.
In 2004 Roy was hired as the Director of A&R for Capitol Records in Hollywood, California becoming the youngest African-American record label executive in the history of the company. During his years at Capitol Records he assisted Andy Slater & Steve Prudholme in signing and releasing many acts including MIMS & J. Holiday. He is also the grandson of the legendary R&B singer Roy Hamilton Sr. In 2006 Hamilton was hired by long-time friend Adrienne Bailon as Musical Director for her Cheetah Girls 2 summer world tour. That tour is their highest grossing tour to date. Most recently he has co-produced "Last Time", the third single from Canadian pop star George Nozuka's smash hit first album, Believe. "Last Time" peaked #1 on the Much Music DAILY 10 after only being released a few months before. Hamilton and Pras Michel of the legendary group The Fugees recently joined forces to develop his latest project "Im A Hipstar" which is produced by and features Hamilton. Hamilton graduated Berklee College of Music in Boston where he earned a Music Business Masters certificate, as well as a Professional Artist Management certificate.
In 1994 Hamilton realized he had a talent for making beats on a synthesizer. He began making demos for the local kids in Pleasantville, New Jersey. In 1995 his father, Roy Hamilton Jr., took Roy with him to a professional studio session. In the session, Hamilton helped his father fine tune his demo at the age of 15. Hamilton's father and mother, from whom his half-jamaican background comes from, realized the talent that he had and began buying him musical equipment. In 1997, R. Kelly began to play semi-professional basketball in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Hamilton went to one of the basketball games and gave Mr. Kelly his demo. A few months later Kelly signed Hamilton to a production deal. Kelly moved Hamilton to Chicago, Illinois where Hamilton worked on several of Kelly's projects.
In 2001 Hamilton began to study under Teddy Riley crafting a #1 Pop Smash "Stutter". Also "Shout" for Michael Jackson. In 2004 During a two-week period in Los Angeles, Hamilton & Britney Spears worked closely for In the Zone album. Hamilton wrote and produced the song "I Got That Boom Boom". During the same year Capitol Records signed Hamilton as Director Of A&R, making him the youngest African-American executive in the companies history. Since 2002 Roy has also been instrumental in developing songwriters, as well as producers, like Tommy Brown ("Just Can't Get Enough", The Black Eyed Peas), Rob A! (“Disturbia” -Rihanna) and The Jackie Boyz (“Eenie Meenie” -Justin Bieber).
In 2006 Hamilton worked closely with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Babyface showed him many tricks of the trade during that year. In 2008 Hamilton was a new mentor with a new joint venture. His joint venture was with Asylum Records/Warner Music Group. The first artist to be launched from the label was Cene. He also worked closely with Pras Michel. They worked together on several projects, including Experience Magic. Hamilton was credited as Co-Executive Producer. He was also co-producer for Keri Hilson's track "Can You Do It" which samples "My Jamaican Guy" and has taken very positive feedback as a future single. In 2009 Hamilton Co-wrote and Co-Produced "Its Gotta Be Love" for Kristinia DeBarge Hamilton also co-produced the song "Number One" by R. Kelly, featuring Keri Hilson .
In 2010 Hamilton contributed two cast songs "Blush" and "Dreams" to Standing Ovation The Musical Movie produced by James Brolin written and directed by Stewart Raffill. The soundtrack for Standing Ovation was released by Kenliworth Films on May 25, 2010 on AmazonMP3.
|1998||Kelly Price ft. R. Kelly & Ron Isley||"Friend of Mine (Rmx)"||#1 R&B, #12 Pop|
|2001||Joe||"Stutter"||#1 Pop, #1 R&B, #7 UK singles|
|2001||K-Ci & JoJo||"Wanna Do You Right"||#60 R&B|
|2002||Michael Jackson||"Shout"||b-side of "Cry" int'l release|
|2008||Cene (& remix ft. Shawty Lo)||"My Bumper"|
|2008||George Nozuka||"Last Time"||Top 10 Canada|
|2009||R. Kelly ft. Keri Hilson||"Number One"|
Contributions to full length albums and compilation albums
|1998||Kelly Price||Soul of a Woman||"Friend of Mine" ft. R. Kelly & Ron Isley||Island||2x Platinum|
|1998||R. Kelly||R.||"We Ride" ft. Jay-Z, Cam'ron, Noreaga & Vegas Cats (rap before Jay-Z)||Jive||Diamond|
|1999||Nas||Nastradamus||"Big Girl Now", "New World"||Columbia||Platinum|
|2000||Samantha Mumba||Gotta Tell You||"The Boy" (UK), "The Boy" ft. will.i.am (US)||Polydor/Interscope||4x Platinum|
|2000||K-Ci & JoJo||X||"Wanna Do You Right"||MCA|
|2001||N'Sync||Celebrity||"Falling" (int'l rls. bonus track)||Jive||8x Platinum|
|2002||Michael Jackson||Invincible (int'l rls.)||"Shout" (Co-prod. w/ Teddy Riley)||Epic||Diamond|
|2002||Joe||My Name Is Joe||"Stutter"||Epic||Diamond|
|2002||Keith Sweat||Rebirth||"Gots to Have It", "Anything Goes", "Ladies Night", "100% All Man", "The Right Stuff", "What Is It"||Elektra|
|2003||Joe||And Then||"Sweeter Than Sugar", "And Then", "Street Dreams"||Jive||Gold|
|2003||Britney Spears||In The Zone||"(I Got That) Boom Boom"||Jive||Diamond|
|2004||Houston||It's Already Written||"Twizala"||Capitol||Gold|
|2004||Guerilla Black||Guerilla City||"Sunrise"||Virgin|
|2004||Eamon||I Don't Want You Back||"Girl Act Right", "Rather Be With You"||Jive|
|2008||George Nozuka||Believe||"Last Time"||HC Entertainment|
|2009||Keri Hilson||In A Perfect World||"Do It" (iTunes bonus track)||Mosley/Zone-4/Interscope||Gold|
|2009||Kristinia DeBarge||Exposed||"It's Gotta Be Love" (co-prod. w/ Babyface)||Sodapop/Island|
Special projects: Television and film
|Year||Album||Artist – Track (role)|
|1998||Belly Movie Soundtrack||Lady - "No Way In, No Way Out" (co-prod. & background vocals)|
|1999||Life Movie Soundtrack||Destiny's Child ft. Mocha - "Stimulate Me" (co-prod.), Talent ft. Vegas Cats - "Every Which Way" (vocals)|
|2010||Pleasure P||Suppertime||"Baby It's Over"||Atlantic|
|2010||JoJo||All I Want Is Everything||"Take Me (Around the World)"||Blackground/Interscope|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Joe featuring Mystikal "Stutter"||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100 K-Ci & JoJo "Wanna Do You Right"||10|
|U.S. Billboard R&B 100 Profyle "Liar"||1|
|Canadian Singles Charts George Nozuka featuring Hamilton "Last Time"||5|
|U.S. Billboard R&B 100 R. Kelly featuring Keri Hilson "Number One"||8|
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- "Joe And His Orchestra". mtv.com. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
- "George Koichi Nozuka". asiancanadianwiki.org. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
- "Pras Michel debuts Hipstar music video feat. Roy Hamilton III". celebritynetworth.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- [http://network.www.berkleemusic.com/public_profile/IamRH3 / "Berkleemusic RH3 Profile"]. berkleemusic.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- [http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/life/south-jersey-s-hitmakers-a-look-at-local-musicians-whose/article_d94d2f06-9153-545b-8f08-b32f7efa6755.html / "South Jersey Hit-makers"]. pressofatlanticcity.com. Retrieved 2014-07-06.
- "Roy Hamilton III Brings No 1 Hits To Solo Debut - R.Kelly, Joe, MJ & More". top40-charts.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- "R&B Singer Joe for CFW International". caribbeanemagazine.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- "Joe Stutter scored 3rd week at No.1". billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- "Britney Spears". outrapagina.com. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
- "R. Kelly Announces Track List For Untitled". theboombox.com. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
- "r kelly featuring Keri Hilson Number 1". thehypefactor.com. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
- "Brolin Lewis Kirman Release Standing-Ovation Movie Musical". broadway.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- "Standing Ovation (Music From The Motion Picture): Various Artists: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-24.
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