Maejor in 2014
|Birth name||Brandon Green|
|Also known as||
|Born||July 23, 1988|
|Origin||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Genres||Hip hop, electronic, R&B, pop|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, singer, rapper, songwriter|
Brandon Green (born July 23, 1988), better known by his stage name Maejor (formerly Bei Maejor and later Maejor Ali), is an American record producer, singer, rapper and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. Maejor has written and produced songs for several prominent artists in the music industry, including Big Time Rush, Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, Tinie Tempah, Keri Hilson, LeToya Luckett, Siedah Garrett, Ciara, Cody Simpson, Elle Varner, Chrisette Michelle, T-Pain, Ne-Yo, Wiz Khalifa, Tiësto, Three 6 Mafia, Iggy Azalea, Drake and is also a part of the EDM duo AREA21 alongside Dutch DJ Martin Garrix.
In 2013, Green was briefly signed to Def Jam Recordings, and released the breakout single as a solo artist, "Lolly", featuring Juicy J and longtime collaborator Justin Bieber. The song peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. As well as producing music for national campaigns including Pepsi and the Boston Celtics, Maejor has also scored film soundtracks for Bratz: The Movie (2007), The Princess and the Frog (2009) and Think Like a Man (2012). He also has produced music for video games including NBA 2K and FIFA.
Life and career
Maejor was born Brandon Green on July 23, 1988. Maejor graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2008. Immediately after graduation, he moved to Atlanta and joined Ne-Yo's production team. Maejor released his first mixtape Upside Down, on August 4, 2010, which features appearances from Keri Hilson, Trey Songz, Drake and T-Pain. He also lent his vocal and production skills on the official remix of Ciara's "Ride", with André 3000 and Ludacris.
Maejor received his first gold plaque for his production on Bun B's 2005 album Trill, while still attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 2010, Maejor was nominated for a Grammy Award, for his work on Trey Songz's album Passion, Pain & Pleasure, and again in 2011, for Monica's album, Still Standing. In 2012, Maejor produced two songs on Justin Bieber's album, Believe, as well as the single "Say Somethin" by Austin Mahone. Maejor's single "Lights Down Low" was used as the official soundtrack in the NBA Playoffs for the Boston Celtics. He also produced the national campaign commercial for Pepsi in 2010 and 2013. He teamed with Justin Bieber again in 2013, co-producing his single "Heartbreaker". In 2013, Maejor also released a single titled "Lolly", featuring Juicy J. "Lolly" which peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. He continues to produce and write for the top artists in the industry including 3 songs and Grammy nominations on Justin Bieber's worldwide #1 album Purpose.
In 2017 Maejor co-wrote and performed in Vai Malandra which was officially released worldwide to online retailers and streaming services on December 18, 2017. "Vai Malandra" received more than 1 million plays on Spotify on its first day of release and broke the record for the most streams received in a day in Brazil – held previously by Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do". On its second day of release, the song was played more than 2 million times, surpassing the record for the most streamed song in a day in Brazil. Due to the amount of streams received on its first days of release, the song debuted on the Global Top 50 chart in Spotify and became the first song in Portuguese to hit the Top 20 on that chart on December 20, 2017.
|2007||Bratz: The Movie||"It's My Party"|
|2009||The Princess and the Frog||"Never Knew I Needed"|
|2012||Think Like a Man||"Need a Reason".|
Also featured as a singer.
- Jersey Shore (2011)
- "The Tequila Song" aired in the season finale on March 24, 2011. Written and sung by Janine the Machine.
- Anthony Baber (February 23, 2006). "Beat Maejor". Michigan Daily. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
- "Bei Maejor's "Lights Down Low" is the official NBA soundtrack for the Boston Celtics and their BIG Campaign".
- "Anitta bate recordes no Spotify Brasil com o funk 'Vai Malandra'". Veja. December 20, 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
- "Anitta é a primeira brasileira a emplacar duas músicas no TOP 50 do Spotify". Gaucho ZH. December 19, 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
- "'Vai malandra', de Anitta, é 1ª música em português entre mais ouvidas do mundo no Spotify". G1. December 20, 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
- "Bratz: The Movie".
- "Randy Newman – The Princess And The Frog (An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack) (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
- "Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland Join 'Think Like a Man' Soundtrack". rap-up.com.