Harmony Samuels

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Harmony Samuels
Also known asHarmony, H-Money
Born (1980-05-16) 16 May 1980 (age 38)
OriginLondon, England
GenresPop, hip-hop, R&B, electronic, urban pop
Occupation(s)Producer, songwriter, musician
Instrumentskeyboards, guitar, bass guitar, drums
Years active1995 – present
LabelsB.O.E. Global
Associated actsChris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, Chipmunk, Mary J. Blige, Michelle Williams, Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, Fantasia, Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks
Harmony "H-Money" Samuels; Producer, Musician, Song Writer


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 Brandy, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Chip, Michelle Williams, Fantasia, Chris Brown, 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, Mr. 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.! 2 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]

Selected discography[edit]

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

  • Mali Music - "Digital"
  • Major - I Am MAJOR. (EP) - "Why I Love You", "Hit the Road" ft. Mali Music, "My Future", "All Day Tho" (Interlude), "My Oh My", "Serendipity" ft. Jade Novah, "Way of the World", "Keep On" ft. Kevin McCall, "CHANGERIGHTNOW" ft. Amber Riley, "Why I Love You (Dance Remix)"
  • Nathan Sykes - Unfinished Business - "Money", "Twist", "Famous", "Over and Over Again"
  • Jakubi - 61 Berkley (EP) - "Pillow"
  • Angel - HER (EP) - "Fvck With You" ft. Rich Homie Quan
  • Pia Mia - "We Should Be Together"

2017

2018

  • Major - Even More - "Honest" (Single), "Better With You In It", "Love Me Ole" ft. Kas, "Love Crazy" ft. Andre Troutman, "Shine Bright", "New Day", "Even More", "Street Lights", "Why I Love You" ft. NSTASIA
  • TheBonfyre - Ready to Love (EP) - "Ready to Love", "Keep Me Waiting"
  • OK Mayday - Conversations EP - "Good", "Cut Too Deep", "Something More"
  • SiR - November - "Dreaming of Me"
  • Estelle - "Better"
  • Angel - Woman - "Return of the Mackin'"
  • Lauren Sanderson - Don't Panic! - "The Only One", "In The Middle"
  • Ella Mai - "Cheapshot"
  • Janet Jackson – "Made for Now" feat. Daddy Yankee
  • Empire Cast - Soundtrack (Season 5) - "We've Got Time" ft. Mario

2019

  • Kas - On My Way - "This Side"

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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