The Jackie Boyz

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The Jackie Boyz
Origin Savannah, Georgia, United States
Genres Pop, R&B
Years active 2007–present
Labels Universal Music Group
Associated acts Madonna, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Shontelle, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Mann, Ron Isley

The Jackie Boyz are an American multi-platinum singer/songwriter tandem that consists of two brothers, Carlos Battey (born August 2, 1981) and Steven Battey (born June 16, 1985). The Jackie Boyz were acquired by Universal Music Publishing as songwriters in 2009.

History[edit]

The Jackie Boyz were born and raised in Savannah, Georgia where they began their music careers at the pier on River Street performing for the local people in their hometown. Their inspiration and love for music was instilled in them by their mother Jackie, hence the name. The Jackie Boyz was created by the brothers to recognize and carry on the name of their beloved mother. Devastated by the death of their father in 2003, tragedy lurked right around the corner as their mother Jackie died the following year. The loss of their parents influenced and motivated Carlos and Steven to leave Savannah, Georgia and pursue their music careers. The brother duo arrived in LA three years ago and they have been making a name for themselves in the music industry ever since.

Current projects[edit]

They have collaborated in the studio with Madonna, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Amy Weber, Sean Kingston, Cee-Lo, Jennifer Hudson, Ciara, Diggy Simmons, Charice, Jay Sean, Jennifer Lopez, Big Time Rush, Shontelle, and Mann, among others. They co-wrote the platinum selling single "Eenie Meenie" performed by Justin Bieber and Sean Kingston and Madonna's 2009 single "Revolver".

In 2011, the duo won their first Grammy at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards for their contribution to the David Guetta One Love Club Mix of Madonna's “Revolver”. The song won for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. The Boyz were also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album for Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0. These successes follow their 2009 nomination in the Best Rap Song category for their work on Flo Rida’s “Sugar” featuring Wynter Gordon.

In four years since arriving in Los Angeles from Savannah, GA, Jackie Boyz have been responsible for or contributed to over 15 million records in sales, four number one albums and four top ten singles.

They're currently writing songs for upcoming albums by Cheryl Cole, Amy Weber, Justin Bieber, Amber Riley and Kevin McHale. The Jackie Boyz joined forces with the up-and-coming rapper Diggy on his highly anticipated debut album, Unexpected Arrival. Their song credits can be found on tracks "Special Occasion," as well as their vocals featured on "Glow in the Dark." They're collaborating on multiple projects and even branching out into new genres, including country music. The singing/songwriting duo have recently added "producing" to their multitude of talents. Their first production credits can be heard on Candice Glover's album, "Music Speaks."

Jackie Boyz as Artists[edit]

As Artists Jackie Boyz have released their second album in Japan titled “Love and Beyond”. As of September 2009, it has sold 10,000 units. The first single “Love & Beyond” topped the R&B charts at #4, featured on Clear Channel’s IHeart radio as the “up and comer” to watch. Recently in January 2011 Jackie Boyz released their first official mixtape called 585 Dayz Later, which amassed over 20,000 downloads in just two weeks. As businessmen they claim to be developing an empire based on innovative visions and pure talent. Jackie Boyz have established two publishing companies, Apartment 4 Publishing and Mall B Publishing, both affiliated with ASCAP, as well as their production company Jackie Boyz Entertainment, LLC and counters.

In May 2013, Jackie Boyz started and headlined the highly-acclaimed Los Angeles music showcase, Jackie Boyz and Friends, featuring local and well-known performers. The Boyz are taking the show to national heights and venturing out into Nashville for the December 2014 show at Anthem.

In 2014, The Jackie Boyz signed under management with the widely recognized and highly esteemed music executive, Iain Pirie. Based in Los Angeles, music executive Iain Pirie has had a very successful career as President of 19 Entertainment, working with many of the best-selling artists of the past decade. He is the head of music at this multi-faceted company, which not only co-produces the hit TV series American Idol, but also manages many top artists, has the record label 19 Recordings, sets up major concert tours, and produces the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance

Carlos Battey provided the singing voice of Bobby Brown in director Angela Bassett’s 2015 Whitney Houston biopic for Lifetime.

In October of 2014, The Jackie Boyz signed a worldwide publishing joint venture with Razor & Tie Music Publishing, focused on signing and developing new songwriters and producers. Razor & Tie Music Publishing’s catalog includes such multi-platinum hits as Phillip Phillips’ “Home,” co-written by Greg Holden, and Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You,” written by Dave Barnes.

19 Entertainment has been involved with, in a management and/or record label capacity, all of the hit artists who have emerged from the American Idol series. This list of artists includes Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Fantasia, Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks, Daughtry, David Cook, Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Kris Allen, Lee Dwyze, and Taylor Hicks

Discography[edit]

Year Artist Song Title Album Label Chart Position
2009
Flo Rida (featuring Wynter Gordon) "Sugar" [CERTIFIED PLATINUM] R.O.O.T.S ATLANTIC/POE BOY Billboard HOT 100: 5
Madonna (featuring Lil Wayne) "Revolver" Celebration [CERTIFIED PLATINUM] WARNER BROS. Billboard HOT DANCE/CLUB SONGS: 4
Justin Bieber "Down to Earth"; "Love Me" My World [CERTIFIED PLATINUM] ISLAND DEF JAM Billboard DIGITAL SONGS: 43; Billboard HOT 100: 37
David Guetta "Toy Friend" One Love VIRGIN/WARNER BROS. 'UK Albums Chart: 2
David Guetta "Revolver (Remix)" Revolver: Remixes VIRGIN/WARNER BROS. Finland SIngles Top 20 9
Chris Brown "Graffiti" Graffiti JIVE/ZOMBA MUSIC GROUP Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums: 1
Peter Andre "XOXO" Revelation [CERTIFIED PLATINUM] MUSHROOM/Sony BMG 'UK Albums Chart: 3
2010
Shontelle "DJ Made Me Do It" No Gravity SRC/MOTOWN UK R&B Albums: 23
Sean Kingston "Dumb Love" Untitled BELUGA HEIGHTS Billboard DIGITAL SONGS: 45
Justin Bieber "Down To Earth" My Worlds Acoustic [CERTIFIED PLATINUM] ISLAND DEF JAM 'Billboard HOT 100: 79
David Guetta "Toy Friend" One More Love VIRGIN N/A
Mann "Buzzin"; "Reminisce" Mann's World BELUGA HEIGHTS Billboard HEATSEEKERS SONGS: 1
Ron Isley "No More" Mr. I ISLAND DEF JAM Billboard Adult R&B Songs: 18
Jay Sean (featuring Birdman (entertainer)) "Like This, Like That" Untitled CASH MONEY RECORDS N/A
Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber "Eenie Meenie" [CERTIFIED PLATINUM] My World 2.0 [CERTIFIED PLATINUM] ISLAND DEF JAM Billboard HOT 100: 15
Sugababes "Wear My Kiss" Sweet 7 ISLAND UK Singles Charts: 7
2011
Big Time Rush "All Over Again" Elevate COLUMBIA/NICK RECORDS N/A
Keke Palmer "Walls Come Down" Awaken Reloaded Sony N/A
2012
Diggy "Glow in the Dark"; "Special Occasion" Unexpected Arrival ATLANTIC Billboard Rap Albums: 2
Cheryl Cole "Under the Sun" A Million Lights POLYDOR UK Singles Chart: 11
Jay Sean (featuring Tyga) "Sex 101" Neon CASH MONEY RECORDS Billboard 200: 116
Yu Shirota (featuring Howie Dorough) "Worth Fighting For" A Sandglass of Fate AVEX N/A
Ardian Bujupi "That Girl" To The Top Sony/BMG GERMANY German Album Charts: 76; Digital: 10
Overtone "Nothing Else Matters" N/A LABEL E ENTERTAINMENT N/A
Timomatic "Moment To Love" [CERTIFIED PLATINUM] Timomatic Sony MUSIC AUSTRALIA N/A
2013
Darin "That Love" Exit UNIVERSAL MUSIC Swedish Album Chart: 1
Richard Vission featuring Jackie Boyz "I'll Follow" N/A SOLMATIC/VISCIOUS RECORDS N/A
Dj Sammy featuring Jackie Boyz "Shut Up & Kiss Me" N/A KONTOR RECORDS German Singles Charts: 65
Madonna (featuring Lil Wayne) "Revolver" [RE-RELEASE] "MDNA World Tour" INTERSCOPE/LIVE NATION UK Albums Chart: 55
Pee Wee "Make The Lights Go" Vive2Life Sony MUSIC LATIN Latin Pop Charts: 10
W3 The Future "Young Forever" W3 The Future YOUNG MONEY/UNIVERSAL N/A
Amy Weber featuring Sean Kingston) "Dance Of Life (Come Alive)" N/A DAUMAN MUSIC N/A
2014
Candice Glover "Forever That Man" Music Speaks 19 RECORDINGS/INTERSCOPE Top R&B Albums: 3
Candice Glover "Love Song" Music Speaks 19 RECORDINGS/INTERSCOPE Top R&B Albums: 3
Candice Glover "O Holy Night" Music Speaks 19 RECORDINGS/INTERSCOPE Top R&B Albums: 3
Candice Glover "I Am Beautiful (Acoustic)" Music Speaks 19 RECORDINGS/INTERSCOPE Top R&B Albums: 3
Nick Cannon (featuring Afrojack) "Looking For A Dream" White People Party Music NCREDIBLE RECORDS N/A
Jason Derulo "Talk Dirty (Spanish Version)" Tattoos WARNER BROS 'UK Albums Chart: 5
Jencarlos Canela "Una Noche" Jen UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO Top Latin Albums: 4
Richard Vission and Nightmare featuring Jackie Boyz "Walking On Sunshine" N/A ULTRA RECORDS N/A
Boyz II Men "Ladies Man" Collide BMG Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums: 6
Abraham Mateo "Todo Termino" Who I Am SONY SPAIN Spanish Songs Chart: 3
Maxi Priest "Without A Woman" Easy To Love VP RECORDS Billboard Top Reggae Albums: 2
Jake Miller "Dazed & Confused" LionHeart WARNER BROTHERS N/A
Shaila Durcal "Choosing Me" Shaila Durcal 19 RECORDINGS/INTERSCOPE N/A
Johnny Gill "Your Body" Game Changer SKILLZ RECORDS Billboard R&B Albums: 6
Johnny Gill featuring New Edition "This One's For Me And You" Game Changer SKILLS RECORDS Billboard R&B Albums: 6

Personal Albums[edit]

Year Album Number of Tracks Release Country Label
2009
Love & Beyond 16 Japan Star Base Music
2011
Songs in My Blackberry 14 Japan Star Base Music
2013 585 Dayz Later 12 America Star Base Music

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