Roy "Royalty" Hamilton

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Roy Hamilton III
Birth nameRoy Hamilton III
Also known asRH3
OriginQueens, New York,
United States
GenresPop, electro house, R&B, hip hop, rock, gospel
Occupation(s)Record producer, Songwriter, A&R
Years active1997–present (Professionally)
Associated actsMia Martina, R. Kelly, Keri Hilson, Keith Sweat, George Nozuka, NSYNC, Joe, The Cheetah Girls, Ana Golja

Roy Hamilton III (born in Queens, New York) is an American Pop and R&B songwriter and record producer. Collectively, these skills and abilities have helped to sell over 70 million albums worldwide. Hamilton is the author of the "Welcome To Modern Artist Development" eBook for emerging musical artists.[1]

Hamilton scored his first Number 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit when he co-wrote and co-produced "Stutter" for Multi-platinum R&B singer Joe.[2] In 2002 Hamilton executive produced the Keith Sweat album Rebirth, which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard R&B Charts. Working largely with his brother Raphael"Riffraph"Hamilton & Anthony M. Jones, Hamilton has been working with other acts such as Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Samantha Mumba & 'NSYNC.

In 2004 Hamilton was hired as the Director of A&R for Capitol Records in Hollywood, California becoming the youngest African-American record label executive in the history of the company. During his years at Capitol Records he assisted Andy Slater & Steve Prudholme in signing and releasing many acts including MIMS & J. Holiday. He is also the grandson of the legendary R&B singer Roy Hamilton Sr. In 2006 Hamilton was hired by long-time friend Adrienne Bailon as Musical Director for her Cheetah Girls 2 summer world tour. That tour is their highest grossing tour to date. Most recently he has co-produced "Last Time", the third single from Canadian pop star George Nozuka's smash hit first album, Believe. "Last Time" peaked #1 on the Much Music DAILY 10 after only being released a few months before.[3] Hamilton and Pras Michel of the legendary group The Fugees recently joined forces to develop his latest project "Im A Hipstar" which is produced by and features Hamilton.[4] Hamilton graduated Berklee College of Music in Boston where he earned a Music Business Masters certificate, as well as a Professional Artist Management certificate.[5]

Production career[edit]

In 1994 Hamilton realized he had a talent for making beats on a synthesizer. He began making demos for the local kids in Pleasantville, New Jersey. In 1995 his father, Roy Hamilton Jr., took Roy with him to a professional studio session. In the session, Hamilton helped his father fine tune his demo at the age of 15. Hamilton's father and mother, from whom his half-Jamaican background comes from, realized the talent that he had and began buying him musical equipment.[6] In 1997, R. Kelly began to play semi-professional basketball in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Hamilton went to one of the basketball games and gave Mr. Kelly his demo. A few months later Kelly signed Hamilton to a production deal. Kelly moved Hamilton to Chicago, Illinois where Hamilton worked on several of Kelly's projects.[7]

In 2001 Hamilton began to study under Teddy Riley crafting a #1 Pop Smash "Stutter".[8][9] Also "Shout" for Michael Jackson. In 2004 During a two-week period in Los Angeles, Hamilton & Britney Spears worked closely for In the Zone album. Hamilton wrote and produced the song "I Got That Boom Boom".[10] During the same year Capitol Records signed Hamilton as Director Of A&R, making him the youngest African-American executive in the companies history. Since 2002 Roy has also been instrumental in developing songwriters, as well as producers, like Tommy Brown (record producer) ("Just Can't Get Enough", The Black Eyed Peas), Rob A! (“Disturbia” -Rihanna) and The Jackie Boyz (“Eenie Meenie” -Justin Bieber).

In 2006 Hamilton worked closely with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Babyface showed him many tricks of the trade during that year. In 2008 Hamilton was a new mentor with a new joint venture. His joint venture was with Asylum Records/Warner Music Group. The first artist to be launched from the label was Cene. He also worked closely with Pras Michel. They worked together on several projects, including Experience Magic. Hamilton was credited as Co-Executive producer. He was also co-producer for Keri Hilson's track "Can You Do It" which samples "My Jamaican Guy" and has taken very positive feedback as a future single. In 2009 Hamilton Co-wrote and Co-Produced "Its Gotta Be Love" for Kristinia DeBarge Hamilton also co-produced the song "Number One" by R. Kelly, featuring Keri Hilson.[6][11][12]

In 2010 Hamilton contributed two cast songs "Blush" and "Dreams" to Standing Ovation The Musical Movie produced by James Brolin written and directed by Stewart Raffill.[13] The soundtrack for Standing Ovation was released by Kenliworth Films on May 25, 2010 on AmazonMP3.[14]

In 2015 Hamilton produced and co-wrote Ana Golja's recording of "I Feel So Good" for the Full Out soundtrack. Full Out, also known as Full Out: The Ariana Berlin Movie, is a 2016 drama young-adult TV movie based on the life story of American gymnast Ariana Berlin.[15][16]

Production discography[edit]


Year Artist Song Notes
1998 Kelly Price ft. R. Kelly & Ron Isley "Friend of Mine (Rmx)" #1 R&B, #12 Pop
2001 Joe "Stutter" #1 Pop, #1 R&B, #7 UK singles
2001 K-Ci & JoJo "Wanna Do You Right" #60 R&B
2002 Michael Jackson "Shout" b-side of "Cry" int'l release
2008 Cene (& remix ft. Shawty Lo) "My Bumper"
2008 George Nozuka "Last Time" Top 10 Canada
2009 R. Kelly ft. Keri Hilson "Number One"
2018 Ezra Romanov "Affirmation"

Contributions to full length albums and compilation albums[edit]

Year Artist Album Track(s) Label Certification
1998 Kelly Price Soul of a Woman "Friend of Mine" ft. R. Kelly & Ron Isley Island 2x Platinum
1998 R. Kelly R. "We Ride" ft. Jay-Z, Cam'ron, Noreaga & Vegas Cats (rap before Jay-Z) Jive Diamond
1999 Nas Nastradamus "Big Girl Now", "New World" Columbia Platinum
2000 Samantha Mumba Gotta Tell You "The Boy" (UK), "The Boy" ft. (US) Polydor/Interscope 4x Platinum
2000 K-Ci & JoJo X "Wanna Do You Right" MCA
2001 N'Sync Celebrity "Falling" (int'l rls. bonus track) Jive 8x Platinum
2002 Michael Jackson Invincible (int'l rls.) "Shout" (Co-prod. w/ Teddy Riley) Epic Diamond
2002 Joe My Name Is Joe "Stutter" Epic Diamond
2002 Keith Sweat Rebirth "Gots to Have It", "Anything Goes", "Ladies Night", "100% All Man", "The Right Stuff", "What Is It" Elektra
2003 Joe And Then "Sweeter Than Sugar", "And Then", "Street Dreams" Jive Gold
2003 Britney Spears In The Zone "(I Got That) Boom Boom" Jive Diamond
2004 Houston It's Already Written "Twizala" Capitol Gold
2004 Guerilla Black Guerilla City "Sunrise" Virgin
2004 Eamon I Don't Want You Back "Girl Act Right", "Rather Be With You" Jive
2008 George Nozuka Believe "Last Time" HC Entertainment
2009 Keri Hilson In A Perfect World "Do It" (iTunes bonus track) Mosley/Zone-4/Interscope Gold
2009 Kristinia DeBarge Exposed "It's Gotta Be Love" (co-prod. w/ Babyface) Sodapop/Island
2015 Ana Golja Full Out Movie Soundtrack "I Feel So Good" Gold

Special projects: Television and film[edit]

Year Album Artist – Track (role)
1998 Belly Movie Soundtrack Lady - "No Way In, No Way Out" (co-prod. & background vocals)
1999 Life Movie Soundtrack Destiny's Child ft. Mocha - "Stimulate Me" (co-prod.), Talent ft. Vegas Cats - "Every Which Way" (vocals)
2015 Full Out Movie Soundtrack Ana Golja I Feel So Good (Produced By Roy "Royalty" Hamilton)

Unreleased projects[edit]

Year Artist Album Track Label Notes
2010 Pleasure P Suppertime "Baby It's Over" Atlantic
2010 Bayje upcoming album "Wonderland" Atlantic
2010 JoJo All I Want Is Everything "Take Me (Around the World)" Blackground/Interscope


Chart (2001–2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Joe featuring Mystikal "Stutter"[18] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 K-Ci & JoJo "Wanna Do You Right"[18] 10
U.S. Billboard R&B 100 Profyle "Liar"[18] 1
Canadian Singles Charts George Nozuka featuring Hamilton "Last Time"[18] 5
U.S. Billboard R&B 100 R. Kelly featuring Keri Hilson "Number One"[18] 8


  1. ^ "Welcome To Modern Artist Development". Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  2. ^ "Joe And His Orchestra". Retrieved 2014-06-07.
  3. ^ "George Koichi Nozuka". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  4. ^ "Pras Michel debuts Hipstar music video feat. Roy Hamilton III". Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  5. ^ "Berkleemusic RH3 Profile". Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  6. ^ a b "South Jersey Hit-makers". Retrieved 2014-07-06. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  7. ^ "Roy Hamilton III Brings No 1 Hits To Solo Debut - R.Kelly, Joe, MJ & More". Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  8. ^ "R&B Singer Joe for CFW International". Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  9. ^ "Joe Stutter scored 3rd week at No.1". Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  10. ^ "Britney Spears". Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  11. ^ "R. Kelly Announces Track List For Untitled". Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  12. ^ "r kelly featuring Keri Hilson Number 1". Retrieved 2014-06-07.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Brolin Lewis Kirman Release Standing-Ovation Movie Musical". Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  14. ^ "Standing Ovation (Music From The Motion Picture): Various Artists: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2011-11-24.
  15. ^ "Full Out (2015)". IMDb. 11 September 2015.
  16. ^ "Ariana Berlin Movie Airs Aug. 9".
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  18. ^ a b c d e [1][dead link]

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