Shea Taylor

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Robert "Shea" Taylor is a songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. He established an early successful songwriting partnership with Def Jam's R&B singer-songwriter phenom Ne-Yo, and has also worked with Rihanna, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, and Wyclef Jean.[1]

Taylor has songwriting credits on seven tracks off the Beyonce record 4.[2] The album is certified platinum[3] and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales totaling over 300,000.[4] "Love On Top" made it to the top of the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart[5] and Adult R&B Airplay chart in March 2012.[6] "Run the World (Girls)" also reached number one on the US Hot Dance Club Songs[7] and is certified Gold in the US and New Zealand and Platinum in Australia and Canada.[8] "Best Thing I Never Had" climbed to the top of Nielsen's Urban airplay chart in September and peaked at number four on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[9]

Taylor co-wrote the lead single "Thinkin Bout You" and "Pilot Jones" on Frank Ocean's debut channel ORANGE.[10] The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart[11] and number two on the UK R&B Albums chart.[12] It also debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.[13]

Shea is published by Downtown Music Publishing.

Production and Writing Credits[edit]

All credits are sourced from Allmusic and Discogs.[14][15]

Date Artist Song Album Label
2005 Chris Brown "Thank You" Chris Brown (album) Jive Records
2006 Ne-Yo "When You're Mad" In My Own Words Def Jam
Beyoncé "Flaws and All" B'Day (Beyoncé album) Columbia Records
LL Cool J "It's LL and Santana" Todd Smith (album) Def Jam
Paula DeAnda "When It Was Me" Paula DeAnda (album) Arista Records
2007 Ne-Yo "Addicted" Because of You (Ne-Yo album) Def Jam
'Sex With My Ex"
"Make It Work"
"That's What It Does"
Collie Buddz "She's Lonely" Collie Buddz (album) Columbia Records/Sony BMG
B5 (group) "In My Bedroom" Don't Talk, Just Listen Bad Boy Records/Sony BMG
Rihanna "Question Existing" Good Girl Gone Bad Def Jam
Kevin Michael "Can't Get Enuff" Kevin Michael (album) Atlantic Records
2008 Solange Knowles "I Told You So" Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams Geffen
"White Picket Dreams"
Brutha "Just Being Honest" Brutha (album) Def Jam
Kardinal Offishall "Burnt" Not 4 Sale (Kardinal Offishall album) Geffen
Janet Jackson "Discipline" Discipline (Janet Jackson album) Island Records
Tiffany Evans "Impossible" Tiffany Evans (album) Columbia Records
Ne-Yo "Lie to Me" Year Of The Gentleman Def Jam
2011 Beyoncé "I Miss You" 4 (Beyoncé album) Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records
"Best Thing I Never Had"
"Start Over"
"Love On Top"
"End of Time"
"Lay Up Under Me"
"Schoolin' Life"
Hugo "Rock N' Roll Delight" Old Tyme Religion Roc Nation
2012 Frank Ocean "Thinkin Bout You" Channel Orange Def Jam
"Pilot Jones"
Rita Ora "Uneasy" Ora (Rita Ora album) Roc Nation
Ne-Yo "Cracks In Mr. Perfect" R.E.D. (Ne-Yo album) Motown
"Lazy Love"
"Stress Reliever"
2013 Chrisette Michele "Be In Love" Better (Chrisette Michele album) Universal Motown/Def Jam
Bridget Kelly "Street Dreamin'" TBA Roc Nation
Stefano Langone "Yes To Love" TBA Hollywood Records
2014 K. Michelle "Love 'Em All" Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? Atlantic Records
Daley "Blame The World" Alone Together/Days + Nights Polydor/Republic Records
2015 Lianne La Havas "Midnight" Blood (Lianne La Havas album) Warner Bros. Records
Ne-Yo "Good Morning" Non-Fiction (Ne-Yo album) Motown Records
"She Said I'm Hood Tho"
"Story Time"
2016 Rihanna "James Joint" Anti (album) Roc Nation


  1. ^ "Discography". RocNation. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "Beyonce Album Credits". Archived from the original on June 25, 2011. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "RIAA Celebrates 2011 Gold & Platinum Program Awards". RIAA. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  4. ^ Caulfield, Keith. "Beyonce Notches 4th Billboard 200 No. 1 with '4'". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "March 24th 2012 – R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  6. ^ Love on Top#Chart performance
  7. ^ Run the World (Girls)#Chart performance
  8. ^ Run the World (Girls)#Charts and certifications
  9. ^ "Chart Juice: Beyonce's 'Dance For You' Hits Top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  10. ^ "Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE". Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  11. ^ "Chart Juice: Frank Ocean Earns First No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  12. ^ "Florence + the Machine Tops U.K. Chart, Frank Ocean Debuts Big". Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  13. ^ Caulfield, Keith. "Zac Brown Band, Frank Ocean Debut at Nos. 1 & 2 on Billboard 200". Retrieved January 28, 2013.
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