Shea Taylor

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Shea Taylor is a songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. He's established a successful songwriting partnership with Def Jam's R&B singer-songwriter phenom Ne-Yo, and has also worked with Rihanna, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, and Wyclef Jean.[1] He has won an ASCAP Award,[2] and has been nominated to the Grammy Awards.[3]

Taylor has songwriting credits on seven tracks off the Beyonce record entitled 4.[4] The album is certified platinum[5] and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales totaling over 300,000.[6] "Love On Top" made it to the top of the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart [7] and Adult R&B Airplay chart in March 2012.[8] "Run the World (Girls)" also reached number one on the US Hot Dance Club Songs[9] and is certified Gold in the US and New Zealand and Platinum in Australia and Canada.[10] "Best Thing I Never Had" climbed to the top of Nielsen's Urban airplay chart in September and peaked at number four on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[11]

Taylor co-wrote the lead single "Thinkin Bout You" and "Pilot Jones" on Frank Ocean's debut channel ORANGE.[12] The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart[13] and number two on the UK R&B Albums chart.[14] It also debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.[15]


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  7. ^ "March 24th 2012 - R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Love on Top". Wikipedia. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Run the World - Chart Performance". Wikipedia. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Run the World : Charts and certifications". Wikipedia. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Chart Juice: Beyonce's 'Dance For You' Hits Top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Chart Juice: Frank Ocean Earns First No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Florence + the Machine Tops U.K. Chart, Frank Ocean Debuts Big". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  15. ^ Caulfield, Keith. "Zac Brown Band, Frank Ocean Debut at Nos. 1 & 2 on Billboard 200". Retrieved 28 January 2013.