Anthony Preston (record producer)
|Also known as||Antony Preston|
|Born||Texarkana, Texas, USA|
|Genres||Pop, hip hop, electronic, dance|
|Occupation(s)||Producer, songwriter, music executive|
|Associated acts||will.i.am, Britney Spears, David Guetta, Nicole Scherzinger, Afrojack, Pitbull, Giorgio Tuinfort, Jennifer Hudson, T.I.|
Anthony Preston is an American songwriter, producer and music executive. He frequently works with will.i.am.
Preston was born and raised in Texarkana, Texas, to a teacher mother and minister father. In addition to singing, he has played various instruments, including piano, oboe, saxophone, drums and bassoon.
Early in his career, Preston moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and began working with various producers including Dallas Austin and Anthony Dent. Unsatisfied with the progress of his career, he considered quitting, until he met and began working and touring around the world with Chris Willis, and then David Guetta soon after. Preston co-wrote “Night of Your Life”, Guetta's 2011 single featuring Jennifer Hudson, which peaked at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2012, Preston was introduced to will.i.am, and they began to collaborate regularly, with Preston becoming creative liaison for will.i.am music group. In addition to Willis, Guetta and will.i.am, Preston has produced and written for Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Hudson, Afrojack, Pitbull, Havana Brown, Carly Rae Jepsen and Britney Spears.
Preston is the associate executive producer on Spears’ eighth studio album, Britney Jean (2013), and is credited as a writer or producer on eleven tracks. He began working on the album in the beginning of 2013. "Work Bitch", which Preston co-wrote and co-produced, was released as the album’s lead single on September 17, 2013, and peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
|2011||"Night of Your Life"||David Guetta feat. Jennifer Hudson||Writer|
|"Too Much In Love"||Chris Willis||Writer, co-producer|
|"Alone"||Chris Willis||Writer, co-producer|
|2012||"Finish Line"||Suki Low||Writer, co-producer|
|"Change Me (Why You Tryin' To)"||The Ones||Writer|
|"Last Night"||Pitbull feat. Havana Brown and Afrojack||Writer|
|"Fino all'estasi"/"Hasta El Extasis"||Eros Ramazzotti feat. Nicole Scherzinger||Writer, co-producer, vocal producer|
|2013||"Boomerang"||Nicole Scherzinger||Writer, co-producer, vocal producer|
|"Hello"||will.i.am feat. Afrojack||Additional executive producer|
|"My Love"||Ultra Naté||Writer|
|"Immortal Love"||Maison & Dragen feat. Toni Nielson||Writer|
|Britney Jean||Britney Spears||Associate executive producer|
|"Work Bitch"||Britney Spears||Writer, vocal producer|
|"Alien"||Britney Spears||Writer, vocal producer|
|"It Should Be Easy"||Britney Spears feat. will.i.am.||Vocal producer|
|"Tik Tik Boom"||Britney Spears feat. T.I.||Writer, producer, vocal producer|
|"Body Ache"||Britney Spears||Writer, vocal producer|
|"Til It's Gone"||Britney Spears||Writer, producer, vocal producer|
|"Passenger"||Britney Spears||Vocal producer|
|"Chillin' With You"||Britney Spears feat. Jamie Lynn||Writer, vocal producer|
|"Brightest Morning Star"||Britney Spears||Vocal producer|
|"Hold On Tight"||Britney Spears||Vocal producer|
|"Now That I Found You"||Britney Spears||Vocal producer|
- "Go Where the Love Is" (with Pedro Cazanova) (2012)
- Ronda Racha Penrice, “Anthony Preston: The Future,” Uptown, September 24, 2013.
- “Night of Your Life,” thedailynewhiphop.com. Accessed November 27, 2013.
- David Guetta, "Night of Your Life," Chart History, The Hot 100, Billboard. Accessed December 2, 2013.
- Jason Lipshutz, “Britney Spears Unveils ‘Work Bitch’ Artwork & Co-Writers,” Billboard, September 12, 2013.
- Carl Williott, “Britney Spears’ 'Work Bitch' Writing Team Includes Will.i.am & A Couple Swedish EDMers,” Idolator, September 12, 2013.
- Gil Kaufman, “Britney Spears Fans’ One Word Review of ‘Work Bitch’ Single: ‘Fierce!’,” MTV.com, September 16, 2013.
- Perez Hilton, “Get Ready To Scream & Shout Again! Will.i.am Is Producing MORE Music For Britney Spears!” PerezHilton.com, January 20, 2013.
- Britney Spears, “Work B**ch!” Chart History, The Hot 100, Billboard. Accessed December 2, 2013.