Harmony Samuels

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Harmony Samuels
Samuels in 2010
Samuels in 2010
Background information
Birth nameHarmony David Samuels
Also known asH-Money
Born (1980-05-16) 16 May 1980 (age 42)
OriginLondon, England
Genres
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
Instrumentskeyboards, guitar, bass guitar, drums
Years active1995 – present
LabelsB.O.E Global

Harmony David Samuels (born 16 May 1980), also known as H-Money or "H", is an English record producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He has produced a multitude of hits for artists such as Brandy, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Chip, Ciara, Fantasia, Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole, Ne-Yo and more.[1]

Background[edit]

Harmony Samuels was born 16 May 1980 in Tottenham, London to Nigerian parents. When he was 4 he taught himself how to play the piano and bass while playing for his church. He had become his church's musical director at the age of 12.[2] It was at the age of 14 that he decided to become a music producer.

Music career[edit]

Samuels' production career began in the UK, where he worked with some of the most relevant artists in the music scene including Chipmunk, Alesha Dixon, and Craig David. He then moved to Los Angeles after he caught the attention of producer Rodney Jerkins.[1] After transitioning to L.A. he continued to build on his career by working with artists such as Maroon 5, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Brandy Norwood, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Keyshia Cole and others.

In 2007, Samuels was on his last leg with the music industry, he had thought to himself to retire, and go back to his old school and become a music teacher when he was discovered by Rodney Jerkins. Rodney Jerkins gave him a producer deal and a publishing deal. Harmony eventually moved to LA in 2009. In 2011, he opened his own recording studio, London Bridge Studios, in Los Angeles.[3] In 2013, he produced Ariana Grande's debut hit single "The Way" as well as several songs from her debut album, Yours Truly and "My Everything". He also contributed 13 out of 14 songs on Fantasia's album Side Effects of You.

Between grooming rising stars with his knowledge of the music industry, and educating students and professionals alike with his mentoring and experience, Harmony debuted his first act signed to BOE in 2016, MAJOR. Two years later, over 70 million views on YouTube, "Why I Love you has gone GOLD, BOE's first Certified Gold record.

He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he runs B.O.E. Global.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Samuels' younger brother, Mo-Samuels, produces music under the stage name of Mokeyzz.[5] He belongs to the Sons of Sonics Music Group, and produced Wretch 32's hit single "6 Words", as well as George the Poet's "Cat D". Mokeyzz has also produced tracks for Chip, Krept & Konan, Stormzy and Tanika.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hazelann Williams (8 January 2013). "Fantasia is Not Crazy". Voice-online.co.uk. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Harmony". BOE Global. Archived from the original on 8 September 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  3. ^ London Bridge Studios, L.A. discography at Discogs
  4. ^ "BOE Global". Boeglobal.com. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Michelle Williams Reveals "Say Yes" Producer, Beyonce Snapped On Set & A Live Performance". Idolator.com. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2020.

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