Willie Taylor

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Willie Taylor
Birth name Willie Madison Taylor III
Born (1981-03-29) March 29, 1981 (age 33)
Harvey, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Contemporary R&B, Hip hop
Years active 2005–present
Labels atlanta records
Associated acts Making The Band 4, Kwiet Storm, Day26, Jeremih, Asset Da Kid

Willie Taylor, (born Willie Madison Taylor III on March 29, 1981), is an American singer and song writer. He is best known as a contestant from MTV's Making the Band 4, where he was chosen by Diddy to be a member and one of the main vocalists of the band Day26 on August 26, 2007.[1]

Early life[edit]

Taylor is formerly a member of the Chicago-based group Kwiet Storm. Their music video, "Leave Me Alone", appeared on BET's Midnight Love, Cita's World, Hits from the Street, and as a New Joint of the Day on 106 & Park.[citation needed]. After ten years with Kwiet Storm, Taylor left to start a solo career.

Taylor has worked with well-known artists such as Avant (with whom he co-wrote two songs on Director: "So Many Ways" and "With You"), Ginuwine, Jagged Edge, and Joe.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Making the Band 4[edit]

After leaving "Kwiet Storm" Taylor began a solo career, put his first album on hold to audition for Making The Band 4. The second season of Making The Band 4 revolved around Day26, Danity Kane, and Donnie Klang competing to see who can make a better album. In the season finale Diddy announced that Making The Band 4 would have another season. This time it would revolve around Danity Kane, Day26, and Donnie Klang touring. Willie Taylor of Day 26 premiered the video for his new single "Sex Conversation" from his mixtape Sex Tape. A new Day26 album was released later in 2009. Day 26 is coming out with a new album in 2011 without one of their members. Also He is The CEO of Noivak Music Group www.noivakmusic.com

Personal life[edit]

A native of Harvey, Illinois, Taylor is a Thornton Township High School graduate. Taylor is actively involved in his community in Chicago and has a street named after him.

He is married to wife, Niyana. They have a son named Kavion, and a daughter Layla Marie, born July 14, 2010. Willie Taylor is name Willie Madison Taylor III after his father Willie Madison Taylor II. Willie and the singer Jeremih are cousins.

Discography[edit]

with Kwiet Storm[edit]

  • 2004: In The Mist Of The Storm

Solo album[edit]

  • 2006: On My Way

Solo mixtape[edit]

  • 2010: Sextape
  • 2012: The ReIntroduction of Willie Taylor
  • 2013: "Sextape 2"

Singles[edit]

  • "What I Need" (2006)
  • "Sweat" (2006)
  • "Pushin Beauty" (2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Biography: Day26". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 October 2010.