Harmony Samuels

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Harmony Samuels
Also known as Harmony, H-Money
Born (1980-05-16) 16 May 1980 (age 37)
Origin London, England
Genres Pop, hip-hop, R&B, electronic, urban pop
Occupation(s) Producer, songwriter, musician
Instruments keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, drums
Years active 1995 – present
Labels B.O.E. Global
Associated acts Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, Chipmunk, Mary J. Blige, Michelle Williams, Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, Fantasia, Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks

Harmony David Samuels (born 16 May 1980) is an English record producer, composer and songwriter. He has produced a multitude of hits for artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Chip, Michelle Williams, Fantasia, Chris Brown, Brandy, Keyshia Cole, Ne-Yo and more.[1]

Background[edit]

Harmony David Samuels a.k.a. H-Money or "H" 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]

Harmony's 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, Harmony David 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 Moved Transitioned to LA in 2009 finally where he had to start all over again build industry contacts. 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.

In 2014, he produced the song "Let It Be Me" from Jennifer Lopez's eight studio album AKA.

He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he runs B.O.E. Global with his business partner Chris Woods.[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]

Selected discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hazelann Williams (8 January 2013). "Fantasia is Not Crazy". voice-online.co.uk. 
  2. ^ "Harmony". BOE Global. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  3. ^ London Bridge Studios, L.A. discography at Discogs
  4. ^ BOE Global official website
  5. ^ http://www.idolator.com/7519564/michelle-williams-say-yes-destinys-child-beyonce-video

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