Nineteen85

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Nineteen85
Birth name Paul Jefferies
Also known as Nineteen85
Born (1985-07-01) July 1, 1985 (age 32)
Origin Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter
Instruments Keyboard, drum machine, sampler, guitar
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts

Paul Jefferies (born July 1, 1985) known professionally as Nineteen85, is a Canadian record producer and songwriter from Toronto.[1] Nineteen85 also holds the distinction of winning an ASCAP Music Award back-to-back in 2014 and 2015.

He is best known for producing records for Drake, notably his most successful singles, "One Dance", "Hotline Bling" and "Hold On, We're Going Home". [2] In 2014 he was named by Complex magazine as one of 15 new producers to watch for.[3] In 2015, he founded the R&B duo dvsn with singer Daniel Daley. He has been nominated for three Grammys, including for "Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)".[4][5]

Production discography[edit]

Singles produced[edit]

List of singles as either producer or co-producer, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
AUS
IRL
NZ
UK
US
US
R&B
/HH

"Hold On, We're Going Home"
(Drake featuring Majid Jordan)
2013 4 8 7 9 4 4 1 Nothing Was the Same
"Truffle Butter"
(Nicki Minaj featuring Drake and Lil Wayne)
2015 43 18 188 14 4 The Pinkprint
"My Love"
(Majid Jordan featuring Drake)
Majid Jordan
"Hotline Bling"
(Drake)
3 2 8 14 3 2 1
  • MC: Platinum
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum
  • BPI: Platinum
  • RIAA: 5× Platinum
  • RMNZ: Gold
Views
"One Dance"
(Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla)
2016 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
  • MC: Diamond
  • ARIA: 6x Platinum
  • BPI: 3x Platinum
  • RIAA: 4x Platinum
  • RMNZ: 2x Platinum
"Too Good"
(Drake featuring Rihanna)
9 3 7 4 3 14 3
"For Free"
(DJ Khaled featuring Drake)
71 70 25 13 4 Major Key
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

2013[edit]

Juicy JStay Trippy[edit]

  • 18. "Having Sex" (featuring Trina and 2 Chainz) (produced by Supa Dups, co-produced by Nineteen85)

DrakeNothing Was the Same[edit]

  • 08. "Hold On, We're Going Home" (featuring Majid Jordan) (produced with Majid Jordan, add. production by 40)
  • 12. "Too Much" (produced with Sampha)

R. KellyBlack Panties[edit]

  • 09. "My Story" (featuring 2 Chainz) (produced with R. Kelly)

2014[edit]

Jennifer HudsonJHUD[edit]

Jessie WareTough Love[edit]

  • 11. "Desire"

Nicki MinajThe Pinkprint[edit]

  • 17. "Truffle Butter" (featuring Drake and Lil Wayne)

2016[edit]

Majid JordanMajid Jordan[edit]

  • 03. "My Love" (produced with Illangelo, co-produced by Majid Jordan & 40)
  • 11. "King City" (produced with Majid Jordan)

dvsnSept. 5th[edit]

  • 01. "With Me"
  • 02. "Too Deep"
  • 03. "Try / Effortless" (co-produced by Noël Cadastre and Stephen Kozmeniuk)
  • 04. "Do It Well"
  • 05. "In + Out"
  • 06. "Sept. 5th"
  • 07. "Hallucinations" (produced with Stephen Kozmeniuk)
  • 08. "Another One"
  • 09. "Angela"
  • 10. "The Line"

Drake – Views[edit]

  • 05. "Hype" (produced with Boi-1da, co-produced by The Beat Bully, add. production by Cubeatz)
  • 08. "With You" (featuring PartyNextDoor) (produced by Murda Beatz, add. production by Nineteen85 & Cardiak)
  • 09. "Faithful" (featuring Pimp C and dvsn) (produced by 40, co-produced by Boi-1da & Nineteen85)
  • 12. "One Dance" (featuring Wizkid and Kyla) (Produced by Dj Maphorisa, co-produced by 40 & Wizkid)
  • 14. "Childs Play" (produced by 40, add. production by Majid Jordan, Metro Boomin & Nineteen85)
  • 16. "Too Good" (featuring Rihanna) (add. production by Supa Dups)
  • 20. "Hotline Bling"

DJ KhaledMajor Key[edit]

  • 02. "For Free" (featuring Drake) (produced with Majid Jordan)

PartyNextDoorPartyNextDoor 3[edit]

  • 04. "Not Nice" (co-produced by 40 & Supa Dups)

2017[edit]

DrakeMore Life[edit]

  • 05. "Get It Together" (featuring Black Coffee and Jorja Smith) (add. production by 40)
  • 06. "Madiba Riddim" (produced with Frank Dukes, add. production by Charlie Handsome)

dvsn - Morning After[edit]

  • "Think About Me"

Other songs[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Notes
2011 Everybody Donnis Southern Lights
2011 Do It For You Shaun Boothe featuring Kim Davis Waiting Room
2011 Let Me Go (Remix) Shaun Boothe featuring Cyhi The Prynce Waiting Room
2011 One Side Shaun Boothe Waiting Room
2011 Poor Boy (Remix) Shaun Boothe featuring Kardinal Offishall Waiting Room
2011 123 Shaun Boothe featuring STS Waiting Room
2011 The Arena Shaun Boothe featuring Nadia Stone Waiting Room
2011 Safe To Say Shaun Boothe Waiting Room
2013 Tell Me Something Tiara Thomas Dear Sallie Mae
2014 Hazelton Trump OB O'Brien Digital download
2014 DNF P. Reign featuring Drake & Future Dear America
2014 0 to 100/The Catch Up Drake Digital download Co-produced by Boi-1da, Noah "40" Shebib, Frank Dukes, Vinylz
2016 Get Low James Vincent Mcmorrow We Move Co-Songwriter

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2017 "Hotline Bling" (as songwriter) Best Rap Song Won [6]
[7]
Nineteen85 Producer of the Year, Non-Classical Nominated
Views (as producer) Album of the Year Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nostro, Lauren (25 September 2013). "Who's Who in OVO". Complex. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Leight, Elias (30 March 2015). "Nicki Minaj, Drake & Kid Ink: The Evolving Relationship Between Hip-Hop & House". Billboard. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Jenkins, Craig (26 August 2014). "15 Producers to watch in 2014". Complex. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "SOCAN members Drake, Arcade Fire, deadmau5 nominated for 2015 Grammys". SOCAN. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  5. ^ https://www.grammy.com/nominees?genre=25
  6. ^ "FINAL NOMINATIONS LIST" (PDF). The GRAMMYs. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 31 March 2017.