DannyBoyStyles

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DannyBoyStyles
Birth name Danny Schofield
Born Miami, Florida
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • Songwriter
  • Engineer
  • Composer
Years active 2007–present
Labels
Website dannyboystyles.com

Danny Schofield, known professionally as DannyBoyStyles (and previously known as Styles), is a Grammy award-winning record producer, engineer, songwriter, and composer.[1] He produced all ten tracks on The Weeknd's album Kiss Land and won a Grammy for his work on The Weeknd's follow-up, Beauty Behind the Madness.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

DannyBoyStyles was born and grew up in Miami, Florida.[1] His first hit as a producer was "This Is Why I'm Hot" for Mims in 2007, which would go on to peak at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2][3] He also produced most of the other songs on Mims' Music Is My Savior album as part of DJ Blackout's Blackout Movement. A few years later, he was introduced to Amir "Cash" Esmailian and Tony Sal, co-managers to The Weeknd and Canadian rapper, Belly.[1] He would go on to produce all 10 tracks on The Weeknd's debut studio album Kiss Land which was released in September 2013. He won his first Grammy for his work on The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness which included production and songwriting work on "Often", "Acquainted", and "Angel."[1]

In October 2013, he joined Ben Billions and Belly to co-write "6 Inch" for Beyoncé featuring The Weeknd.[4] The song would eventually appear on Lemonade which was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2017 Grammy Awards and won for Best Urban Contemporary Album.[5] DannyBoyStyles is also a frequent collaborator with The Weeknd and Belly[6][7] and has produced or written songs for a variety of artists including French Montana,[8] NAV,[9] and Juicy J.[10]

Songwriting and production discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Selected albums with production and songwriting credits
Album
[11]
Year Artist Role Notes
Music Is My Savior[1] 2007 Mims Co-producer (as member of the BlackOut Movement) US #4[12]
Kiss Land[1] 2013 The Weeknd Co-producer US #2[13]
Up For Days 2015 Belly
Another Day in Paradise 2016
Inzombia
Mumble Rap[14] 2017 Executive producer CAN #55[15]
Evolution Pt. 1 Prince Charlez

Songs[edit]

Selected songs with production and songwriting credits
Song name
[1][2][11]
Year Primary artist(s) Album Role Notes
"This Is Why I'm Hot"[2] 2007 Mims Music Is My Savior Co-producer (as member of the BlackOut Movement) US #1[3]
"There He Go"[16] 2009 Fabolous Loso's Way Co-writer
"Blow Ya Mind"[17] 2010 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday
"One of Those Nights"[10] 2013 Juicy J (feat. The Weeknd) Stay Trippy Co-producer
"Live For" The Weeknd (feat. Drake) Kiss Land US RB/HH #47[18]
"Wanderlust" The Weeknd CAN #45[19]
"Kiss Land"
"Gifted"[20] French Montana (feat. The Weeknd) Excuse My French Producer, co-writer
"When I Want"[20] French Montana
"To Each His Own (The Outro)"[21] 2015 French Montana Casino Life 2 Producer
"Pullin' Up"[22] Meek Mill (feat. The Weeknd) Dreams Worth More Than Money Co-producer
"As You Are" The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness
"Angel"
"Often" US #59[23]
"Acquainted" US #60[23]
"Dealer Plated"[24] Belly (feat. The Weeknd) Up For Days
"Love Kills"[24] Belly (feat. Juelz Santana)
"Poltergeist"[24] Belly Producer
"War Pain"[25] 2016 Meek Mill 4/4 Part 2 Co-producer
"6 Inch" Beyoncé (feat. The Weeknd) Lemonade US #18[26]
"Judas"[27] BANKS The Altar
"27 Hours"[27]
"Ready (Intro)" French Montana MC4
"XPlicit" French Montana (feat. Miguel)
"Does It Feel"[28] Charlie Puth Nine Track Mind Co-writer
"It's All Love" Belly (feat. (Starrah) Another Day in Paradise Co-writer, co-producer
"Favorite Color" Belly
"Another Day in Paradise"[29] Co-writer, producer
"Die Alone" InZombia Co-writer, co-producer
"The Day I Met You"
"Consuela" Belly (feat. Young Thug)
"Hollywood (Interlude)" Belly
"Actin' Different"
"Can't Feel a Thing"[30]
"Nav"[31] 2017 Nav Nav Co-producer
"Coolin and Booted"[32] Kodak Black Painting Pictures
"So Good"[33] Zara Larsson (feat. Ty Dolla Sign) So Good UK #44[34]
"Pull a Caper"[35] DJ Khaled (feat. Kodak Black, Gucci Mane, and Rick Ross) Grateful
"A Lie" French Montana (feat. The Weeknd and Max B) Jungle Rules US #75[36]
"I Am"[37] Nav and Metro Boomin Perfect Timing
"Angel"[28] Tokio Myers Our Generation Co-writer
"Love A Loser"[38] Cassie (feat. G-Eazy) Non-album single Co-producer
"Back Around" Prince Charlez Evolution Pt. 1 Co-writer, producer
"Can I"
"Tear It Down"[39]
"Make a Toast" Belly Mumble Rap Co-writer, co-producer
"The Come Down Is Real Too" Co-writer
"Mumble Rap" Co-writer, producer
"Papyrus"
"Alcantara"[40] Belly (feat. Pusha T) Co-writer
"Reckless" 2018 Nav Reckless Co-writer, producer
"Never Change"
"Glow Up"
"Just Happened"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Rys, Dan (February 10, 2017). "DannyBoyStyles, Producer for Beyonce, The Weeknd & Belly, On His Rise to Grammy Success". Billboard. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d Legrand, Emmanuel (June 3, 2016). "Living for The Weeknd: 'We're the guys behind him who make the machine work'". Music Week. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "MIMS – Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  4. ^ Leight, Elias (January 17, 2017). "Producer Ben Billions on Making Hits for The Weeknd, Belly & Beyoncé: 'If The Artist Loves It, I Love It'". Billboard. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  5. ^ Sodomsky, Sam; Minsker, Evan (February 13, 2017). "Grammys 2017: Beyoncé Wins Best Urban Contemporary Album". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  6. ^ Penrose, Nerisha (October 10, 2017). "Belly Talks New Mixtape 'Mumble Rap' & Why He Considers JAY-Z His 'Imaginary Professor'". Billboard. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  7. ^ Sawyer, Jonathan (April 7, 2017). "Belly Is Feeling "Glorious" on His New Single". Highsnobiety. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  8. ^ "French Montana – Gifted (Feat. The Weeknd) (Prod. By Danny Boy Styles)". Blatantly Blunt. October 16, 2013. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  9. ^ Montes, Patrick (February 22, 2017). "Nav Shares Self-Titled Project's Tracklist & Announces Collab Album With Metro Boomin". HypeBeast. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  10. ^ a b "One of Those Nights". MusicBrainz. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  11. ^ a b "Danny Schofield – Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  12. ^ "MIMS – Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  13. ^ "The Weeknd – Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  14. ^ Sawyer, Jonathan (October 6, 2017). "Belly Drops New 'Mumble Rap' Mixtape Executive Produced by Boi-1da". Highsnobiety. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
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  17. ^ "Nicki Minaj - Blow Ya Mind". AllMusic. Retrieved May 11, 2018. 
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  19. ^ "The Weeknd - Chart History - Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2018. 
  20. ^ a b "French Montana - Excuse My French". AllMusic. Retrieved May 11, 2018. 
  21. ^ "French Montana – "To Each His Own" (Video)". 2 Dope Boyz. August 12, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  22. ^ "Meek Mill - Dreams Worth More Than Money". AllMusic. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  23. ^ a b "The Weeknd - Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  24. ^ a b c "Belly - Up For Days". AllMusic. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  25. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (January 30, 2016). "Meek Mill Drops Another '4/4' EP and Disses Drake Again". Complex. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  26. ^ "Beyoncé - Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  27. ^ a b "BANKS - The Altar". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  28. ^ a b "Danny Schofield". Swedish Charts. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  29. ^ "Belly - Another Day in Paradise". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  30. ^ "Belly - Inzombia". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  31. ^ "NAV - NAV". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  32. ^ "Painting Pictures". TIDAL. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  33. ^ "Zara Larsson unleashes artwork for new album "So Good"". Hamada Mania. February 2, 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  34. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100 - 03 February 2017 - 09 February 2017". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  35. ^ "DJ Khaled - Pull a Caper". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  36. ^ "French Montana - Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  37. ^ "NAV/Metro Boomin - Perfect Timing". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  38. ^ "Cassie unleashes new promotional single "Love a Loser"". Hamada Mania. August 5, 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  39. ^ "Prince Charlez - Evolution Pt. 1". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  40. ^ "Belly - Mumble Rap". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 

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