Preme

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Preme
Birth name Raynford Humphrey
Also known as
  • P Reign
  • The King
  • The Canadian Dream
  • The King of Da North
Born (1986-01-08) January 8, 1986 (age 32) Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2008–present
Labels
Associated acts

Raynford Humphrey (born January 8, 1986), better known by his stage name Preme (formerly P Reign), is a Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter of Guyanese descent. He is currently signed to Reps Up Records and RCA Records.

Career[edit]

P Reign, also known as The King, the King of Da North, released his debut solo single in 2008 entitled "You Know I'm Fly", which topped the PunchMuch Canadian interactive music channel. His follow-up singles are "Money in My Pocket" (2009) and "In My Hood" (2010), produced by T-Minus.

Francis and the Lights, k-os, and Reign all toured with Drake on his Away from Home Tour across North America. Reign performed as an opening act. Due to legal troubles at the time, Reign was not able to cross into the United States and thus toured only in Canadian cities.

Alyssa Reid's big international hit "Alone Again" features P Reign. The single was a hit in Canada and many European charts and reached number 2 on UK Singles Chart. Canadian band Hedley's hit "Invincible" taken from their album Storms features P Reign. The single released August 23, 2011 reached number 9 on Canadian Hot 100 and was certified double platinum.

The Canadian Dream is his debut mixtape and was released in early 2008. His sophomore mixtape is called When It Reigns It Pours and was released on November 1, 2010. His third mixtape was to be called True Kings Don't Die but was changed to Dear America and its release date was scheduled for July 4, 2013 but was postponed and released under Sony/RCA as an EP. He also still release a mixtape a week later with additional songs also called Dear America. Billboard magazine reported in March 2013 that P Reign is collaborating with rapper A$AP Rocky for the next release "We Them Niggas" that was a part of P Reign's Dear America EP. P Reign is also collaborating with artists such as French Montana, Waka Flocka Flame and Drake.[2] The EP was finally released on September 9, 2014. His song "Realest in the City" featuring Meek Mill and PartyNextDoor reached #1 on Billboard's "Emerging Artists" chart.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Reign has a son who was born in 2006.

In 2008, Reign was charged with nine counts of weapons possession charges after Toronto Police found three loaded handguns in the backseat of his leased Cadillac.[4] He was acquitted of all charges on May 30, 2011.[5] Reign referenced this on the unofficial remix to the song "Us" by Lil Reese rapping, "Drizzy dropped a hundred on my lawyer and I beat the case!"

Reign is close friends with fellow Torontonian rapper Drake[6] and both have alluded to this on respective tracks. In the song "Intro" of his second mixtape, Reign raps "Shout out to Drizzy Drake, yeah that's my lil' bro / before the deal, we gettin' change like the corner store." Drake raps in the remake to Big Page's single "I'm Still Fly", "My brother P Reign knows we fuck with the same hoes / Plus he taught me how to spot an officer in plain clothes."[2] Most recently, the two would collaborate (along with Southern rapper Future) on the single "DnF" from Reign's Dear America EP.

Discography: Preme[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of mixtapes, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
CAN
[7]
Light of Day
  • Released: May 4, 2018
  • Label: RCA
  • Format: Digital download
62

Singles[edit]

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
[8]
AUS
[9]
AUT
[10]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NLD
[13]
NOR
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
US
[17]
"Jackie Chan"[18]
(Tiësto and Dzeko featuring Preme and Post Malone)
2018 7 13 19 25 17 3 13 27 5 52 TBA

Discography: P. Reign[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • 2014: Dear America EP

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2008: The Canadian Dream
  • 2010: When It Reigns It Pours
  • 2014: Dear America
  • 2015: Off the Books

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CAN US US R&B US Rap
"Money in My Pocket" 2009 Non-album singles
"In My Hood" 2010
"Call My Name"
(featuring Kim Davis and Lokz)
"We Them Niggas"
(featuring ASAP Rocky)
2014 Dear America
"Chickens"
(featuring Waka Flocka Flame)
"DnF"
(featuring Drake and Future)
41

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
CAN
BEL IRL NL SCO
"Alone Again"
(Alyssa Reid featuring P Reign)
2011 11 25 15 59 2 The Game
"Invincible"
(Hedley featuring P Reign)
9
  • CAN: 2x Platinum
Storms
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Go Hard" 2010 Strizzy Kastro, Belly Non-album singles
"Reality" 2011 DJ Charlie Brown, Belly, Jahvon, Big Lean
"Peace Out" Karl Wolf
"Schemin Up" 2014 OB O'Brien, Drake

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2011 MuchMusic Video Awards[22] Hip Hop Video of the Year "Call My Name" Nominated
Pop Video of the Year "Alone Again" (with Alyssa Reid) Nominated
2012 MuchMusic Video Awards[23] Video of the Year "Invincible" (with Hedley) Nominated
Best Cinematography Nominated
Most Streamed Video of the Year Nominated
Your Fave Video of the Year Nominated
2014 Much Music Video Awards[24] Hip Hop Video of the Year "We Them" (with ASAP Rocky) Nominated
2015 Juno Awards[25] Rap Recording of the Year Dear America Nominated
Much Music Video Awards[26] Hip Hop Video of the Year "DnF" (with Drake and Future) Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/we-them-feat.-a$ap-rocky-single/id785701289
  2. ^ a b Billboard: A$AP Rocky, P Reign Talk 'We Them Ni—as' Collaboration: Exclusive
  3. ^ "Charts - Billboard".
  4. ^ "Rapper denies knowledge of loaded guns in his car - The Star".
  5. ^ "Toronto rapper P. Reign acquitted of weapons charges - The Star".
  6. ^ "HipHopCanada: P Reign shoots video for "In My Hood"".
  7. ^ "Chart Search: Preme". Billboard. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Tiesto Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  9. ^ "Discography Tiësto". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  10. ^ "Discographie Tiësto". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Discographie Tiësto". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  12. ^ "Discography Tiësto". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "Tiësto". Top40.nl. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  14. ^ "Discography Tiësto". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  15. ^ "Discographie Tiësto". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  16. ^ "Tiësto > Artist Search". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  17. ^ "Tiesto Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  18. ^ Bein, Kat (May 16, 2018). "Tiesto Kicks It With Post Malone, Preme & Dzeko on 'Jackie Chan': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  19. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Certified Awards" (Search 'Preme' on Keywords and select 'Artist' on Search by). Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  21. ^ "Certification Search > Alyssa Reid". Music Canada. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  22. ^ "Nominees announced for 2011 MMVAs". May 17, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  23. ^ "2012 MMVA Nominations Are Here". May 15, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  24. ^ "MuchMusic Video Awards 2014 nods led by Drake, Hedley: See the full list of nominees here". May 21, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  25. ^ "Magic!, Kiesza and Leonard Cohen Lead Juno Awards Nominations". January 27, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  26. ^ "A Drake Surprise At The 2015 MMVA. That Is All". June 22, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.

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