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PartyNextDoor
Brathwaite in 2016
Brathwaite in 2016
Background information
Birth nameJahron Anthony Brathwaite
Born (1993-07-03) July 3, 1993 (age 27)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • record producer
Years active2006–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitepartyomo.com

Jahron Anthony Brathwaite (born July 3, 1993),[1] known professionally as PartyNextDoor (stylized in all caps), is a Canadian singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer.

PartyNextDoor was the first artist signed to Drake's OVO Sound record label in 2013[2] and later that year released his first EP self-titled PartyNextDoor.[3][4][5] He subsequently released PartyNextDoor Two and PNDColours in 2014 and PartyNextDoor 3 in 2016. PartyNextDoor has collaborated with a number of artists, including Drake, Big Sean and Jeremih. He has also seen success as a songwriter, having penned "Work", which was released on Rihanna's album Anti and peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100, along with more songs such as "Wild Thoughts" which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2][6]

Early life[edit]

Jahron Anthony Brathwaite was born to a Jamaican mother and a Trinidadian father in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.[7] Braithwaite was inspired by the music his father played to him when he was younger such as Jodeci, Boyz II Men, Blackstreet and 112.

Musical career[edit]

2007–2014: Career beginnings and debut album[edit]

Having made electronic-infused R&B under his real name Jahron Brathwaite [Jahron B], he signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell as a songwriter, under the name PartyNextDoor, at age 18.[7][failed verification] His first mixtape, PartyNextDoor, was released to the iTunes Store on July 1, 2013.[8] It entered on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart at number six with sales of 2,000 copies[9] and peaked at number 34 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for the week of July 20, 2013.[10] He performed background vocals on "Own It" and "Come Thru" from Drake's third studio album, Nothing Was the Same.[11]

His debut studio album PartyNextDoor Two was released on July 30, 2014. The record featured singles like "Thirsty", "FWU", "East Liberty" and the Billboard charted "Recognize", featuring Drake. Later that year, on December 3, 2014, PartyNextDoor released the 4-track EP titled PNDColours, with the follow up COLOURS 2, released in 2017.[12] In 2015, he produced three songs on Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late: "Legend", "Preach" and "Wednesday Night Interlude".[7]

2016–present: PartyNextDoor 3, Partymobile and Partypack[edit]

PartyNextDoor performing in November 2016.

PartyNextDoor earned his first number-one song as a songwriter when on January 27, 2016, Rihanna released the lead single "Work" from her eighth studio album, Anti.[13][14] The song maintained its spot at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks. He also penned the song "Sex with Me" on the same album.[2] On March 25, 2016, PartyNextDoor released "Come and See Me", which features fellow artist Drake, from his upcoming second studio album, PartyNextDoor 3 (also known as P3). A music video directed by affiliate and collaborator Adrian Martinez and featuring appearances by Kylie Jenner, Big Sean, and Jhené Aiko was released on Snapchat on June 23, 2016.[15] On June 15, 2016, Jeremih called into Real 92.3 LA to announce a joint album with PartyNextDoor called Late Night Party. On July 2, 2016, he released another single, "Like That", featuring Jeremih and Lil Wayne, on OVO Sound radio.[16] On July 21, 2016, PartyNextDoor announced the release date for his second studio album PartyNextDoor 3 for August 12, 2016 and released "Not Nice", the record's second single.[17]

He and Jeremih toured in 2016 and had plans to release a joint project.[18]

On June 4, 2017, PartyNextDoor released Colours 2 without any prior announcement. A short film for the EP was released on June 12, 2017.

On September 29, 2017, he released an EP titled Seven Days, which included guest appearances from Halsey and Rick Ross.

After a lead artist hiatus PartyNextDoor returned in December of 2019 with two singles "The News" and "Loyal", with the latter featuring OVO Sound co-founder, Drake. They served as the lead singles of his album Partymobile which he tweeted would be released in February.[19] It then got pushed back to March 27, 2020 and released on that date.[20]

On October 15, 2020, Party surprise-announced the release of Partypack, a 7-song EP containing "previously unreleased" songs, including the 2014 song "Persian Rugs". The EP was released the following day.[21]

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2017 Grammy Awards Best R&B Song "Come and See Me" (with Drake) Nominated
Album of the Year Views (as a featured artist) Nominated
MTVU Woodie Awards[22] Songwriter of the Year Himself Won
Juno Awards R&B/Soul Recording of the Year PartyNextDoor 3 Nominated
Canadian Radio Music Awards Best New Group or Solo Artist: Dance/Urban/Rhythmic "Not Nice" Nominated
Billboard Music Awards Top R&B Collaboration "Come and See Me" (with Drake) Nominated
iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards Best New Canadian Artist Himself Won
Secret Genius Awards[23] Secret Genius: R&B Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Delerme, Felipe. "Is This Proof That PartyNextDoor Has Been Lying About His Age for Years?".
  2. ^ a b c Coscarelli, Joe (August 16, 2016). "PartyNextDoor Is Finding His Voice, and a Bigger Spotlight". New York Times. New York: New York Times. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  3. ^ Josephs, Brian (May 12, 2013). "Listen: PartyNextDoor'Wus Good/Curious'". Complex. New York: Complex Media. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  4. ^ Alexis, Nadeska (July 1, 2013). "Drake's OVO Signee PartyNextDoor Drops Self-Titled Debut". MTV. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "PartyNextDoor f. Drake – Over Here". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. June 24, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  6. ^ Payne, Ogden. "Inside PartyNextDoor's Ascent From Chart-Topping Songwriter To Methodical Businessman". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  7. ^ a b c Delerme, Felipe. "PartyNextDoor Speaks About his Music for the First Time". Fader. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  8. ^ "PARTYNEXTDOOR by PARTYNEXTDOOR". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  9. ^ Greenwald, David (July 11, 2013). "Chance the Rapper, PARTYNEXTDOOR Chart With Free Mixtapes". Billboard. New York: Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  10. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. New York: Prometheus Global Media. July 20, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  11. ^ "PARTYNEXTDOOR Announces "PARTYNEXTDOOR Two" Release Date".
  12. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (3 December 2014). "PARTYNEXTDOOR Shares Four New Songs and Reveals World Tour Dates". Complex. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  13. ^ "PND on Instagram: "My first #1 as a songwriter. Thank you @badgalriri and @champagnepapi for the opportunity. Album on the way"". Instagram. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  14. ^ "PartyNextDoor's Reference Track For Rihanna's "Work" Surfaces Online". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  15. ^ "Amir Obe Bathes In Pink And Purple Light In "The Only" Video". The FADER. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  16. ^ "PARTYNEXTDOOR Drops Official Version of "Like Dat" Featuring Lil Wayne & Jeremih". 7 April 2017.
  17. ^ "PartyNextDoor announces new album, shares upbeat track "Not Nice" — listen". 22 July 2016.
  18. ^ Smith, Trevor (October 3, 2016). "PartyNextDoor and Jeremih to release music". Hotnewhiphop. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  19. ^ "PARTYNEXTDOOR announces new album 'PARTYMOBILE'; delays it to February". HipHopNMore. January 29, 2020. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  20. ^ Minsker, Evan (February 28, 2020). "PARTYNEXTDOOR Announces New Album PARTYMOBILE, Shares New Song: Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  21. ^ Lilah, Rose (October 15, 2020). "Partynextdoor Reveals "Partypack" Tracklist & Midnight Release". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  22. ^ "SG Awards: MTV Woodies 2017". Shawn Granted. March 18, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  23. ^ "Rick Rubin, Max Martin, PartyNextDoor and more win big at Spotify's Secret Genius Awards". The Fader. November 2, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017.

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