Vincent L. Berry
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|Vincent L. Berry II|
|Birth name||Vincent Le'Carl Berry II|
|Also known as||Cleftone|
|Born||August 1, 1985|
|Origin||Detroit, Michigan United States|
|Genres||Soul, CCM, R&B, gospel, hip hop, country|
|Occupation(s)||Songwriter, producer, singer, keyboardist|
|Instruments||Piano, Guitar, organ, vocal|
|Associated acts||Harold Lilly, Justin Bieber, Tom Hanks, El DeBarge, Shana Wilson, James Fortune, Karen Clark Sheard, Nick Cooper, Kierra Sheard,|
Vincent Le’Carl Berry II (born August 1, 1985) is Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. Along with producer and partner Timothy "Bosky" Bullock, Berry found Press PLay, Inc (@itspressplay), a fully functioning multi-media company producing, distributing, and promoting its assets throughout the world. They have placed songs with Young Jeezy, Brittney Spears, Monica, Jeremih, Chrisette Michelle, Ashanti and Gospel Icons, James Fortune and Karen Clark Sheard, just to name a few. How do you follow up a platinum recording with Brittney Spears, a #1 R&B project with Chrisette Michelle and two Grammy nods with Karen Clark Sheard and James Fortune? You work with Kanye West and Justin Beiber. Though excited about their new ventures with juggernauts, West and Beiber, PressPlay says that they are equally excited to develop new talent. Together they have sold over 5 million records and counting, and they are just getting started. Currently, PressPlay is among the most consistently successful producers in recent years, and their accomplishments in the music industry are as diverse as they are unparalleled. This is largely because they are self- described,” non-confined” to any particular musical genre, making musical forays in Hip Hop and R&B as well as EDM, Country and Gospel music. He was born and raised on the eastside of Detroit, Michigan. He currently resides in Los Angeles. College: Morehouse College, Major: Business Administration, Concentration: Accounting
Musical style and influences
Berry music influences consist of such music creators as, Hillsong, Chris Tomlin, Charlie Pride, Rodney Jerkins, Barrett Strong, Smokey Robinson, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Sam Cook, Rascal Flatts, Craig Wiseman, Michael Jackson and R. Kelly.
Motivated by many panels of several music industry professionals encouraging songwriters to limit their target markets, Berry made it a point to develop his ability to write across many genres. Today, he is widely respected for his innovative approach towards composition and his ability to navigate between styles, without sacrificing the integrity of each prospective genre.
- Kierra Sheard - "Graceland" (Deluxe Edition)
- 7. "Kill The Dragon" –
- Dolphin Tales 2 | Tom Hanks
- "Jump In The Water"
- "Heaven's Coming"
- "Take Away the Stone"
- "Remember Me"
- "Medley" (I Cant Wait/Jehovah Reigns/Hallelujah)
- "We Lift Your Name"
- "I Love You"
- "Alabaster Box"
- "Never Be the Same"
- "Give Me You"
- "At Your Feet"
- Kierra Sheard - "Free" (Deluxe Edition)
- 15. "Ready to Go" –
- "We Reach for You"
- "Pull Back the Veil"
- "You Are Holy"
- "Holy Holy Holy"
- "Shout to the Lord"
- "So Amazing"
- "Son of God Flow"
- "Lion of Judah"
- "Have Your Way"
- "Prophetic Flow"
- "Press in Your Presence"
Awards and nominations
|2006||Quarterfinalist, International Songwriting Competition for R&B Category -- "Quit with Your Attitudes"|
|2006||Quarterfinalist. International Songwriting Competition for Gospel Category- "Hold On"|