Stevie J

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Stevie J
Birth name Steven Aaron Jordan
Born (1971-11-02) November 2, 1971 (age 44)
Buffalo, New York, United States
Origin Buffalo, New York, United States
Genres Hip Hop, R&B
Occupation(s) Music producer
Years active 1995–present
Labels Bad Boy, DangerZone
Associated acts Sean Combs, The Notorious B.I.G., 112, Jay-Z, Devante Swing, Lil' Kim, Ma$e, Kelly Price, Faith Evans, Mariah Carey, Eve, Benzino, Jodeci

Steven Aaron Jordan (born November 2, 1971) better known by his stage name Stevie J, is an American musician, record producer, songwriter and television personality[1] born in Buffalo, New York.

One of the more successful record producers of the mid-to-late 1990s, Jordan won three Grammy Awards in 1998 for his work on Puff Daddy's debut album No Way Out and produced for a number of artists including Mariah Carey, The Notorious B.I.G., 112, Jodeci, Faith Evans, Jay-Z, and Eve.[2]

Early life[edit]

Steven Aaron Jordan was born on November 2, 1971 in Buffalo, New York. He grew up in Rochester, New York[3][4] where he was raised by his father, Moses Jordan after his mother, Penny Daniels abandoned the family.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Jordan first rose to fame as a member of Bad Boy Records' "Hitmen" roster of in-house producers and writers during the 1990s.[7] He worked often with label owner Sean "Puffy" Combs, producing on several Bad Boy projects, such as the self-titled debut album of R&B quartet 112. Jordan produced their lead single "Only You" featuring The Notorious B.I.G..[8] Jordan produced several records on Notorious B.I.G.'s Life After Death album, such as "Mo Money Mo Problems", "Nasty Boy", "Notorious Thugs" (featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), "Another", "You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)", and "Last Day". Jordan went on to win a Grammy Award for production work on Combs' No Way Out album, most notably the Notorious B.I.G. tribute song, I'll Be Missing You. Outside of his association with Bad Boy, he has also produced for artists including Mariah Carey, with whom he was nominated for a Grammy Award for the contribution on her album Butterfly (1997).[9] From the album, he produced songs like "Honey" (the album's lead single), "Breakdown" (featuring Bone Thugs-n-Harmony), "Babydoll", and for Carey's #1's (1998) "I Still Believe" and "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)". In the summer of 1997, three of the aforementioned Stevie J-produced records (I'll Be Missing You, Mo Money Mo Problems, and Honey) topped the Billboard Hot 100 consecutively from the chart weeks of June 14 through September 27, 1997. He has also produced for Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Brian McKnight, Ma$e, Lil' Kim, Deborah Cox, Tamia and Tevin Campbell. Jordan also co-wrote the 2001 hit single "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" for Eve, who he was dating at the time.

Prior to joining Bad Boy Records, Stevie J often performed with Jodeci as one of their live musicians, playing the bass guitar.[10] Stevie also appeared on their 1995 album The Show, The After Party, The Hotel.[11] Jordan was a member of Swing Mob, a Rochester, New York-based record label and music compound founded by Jodeci member DeVante Swing. After Swing Mob folded and Jordan signed with Bad Boy, he continued a working relationship with Swing's younger brother and fellow Jodeci member Dalvin DeGrate, producing and singing on DeGrate's solo debut album, Met.A.Mor.Phic (2000).[12]

In 2012, Stevie J began appearing as a primary castmember of the VH1 reality TV series, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, which featured him involved in a love triangle involving his then girlfriend, Mimi Faust, and wife Puerto Rican rapper Joseline Hernandez.[13]

Since the show premiered in 2012, Jordan and Hernandez have become a popular couple in the hip-hop world, making cameo appearances in music videos such as former labelmate Faith Evans' "I Deserve It", featuring Missy Elliott and Sharaya J[14] and Trey Songz's Hail Mary, featuring Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne.

In 2016, Jordan announced that he will be producing and starring in a movie "That Time of the Month" which is set to be released by the end of the year.[15]

Personal life[edit]

He has been previously linked to Eve and Alex Martin. Jordan has a daughter, named Eva, with ex-girlfriend and fellow Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta cast member Mimi Faust. Jordan has confirmed that he has never been married.

Works[edit]

1995[edit]

1996[edit]

1997[edit]

1998[edit]

  • 112: "So Much Love Interlude", "Crazy Over You", "Never Mind" from the album Room 112
  • Simply Red: "The Air I Breathe" Single from the album Blue
  • Deborah Cox: "September", "Love Is on the Way" from the album One Wish
  • Jay-Z: "Ride or Die" from the album Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
  • Faith Evans: "Lately I" from the album Keep The Faith
  • Tamia: "Falling For You" from the album Tamia
  • Total: "If You Want Me", "What About Us?" (Bad Boy Remix) from the album Kima, Keisha, and Pam
  • The Jacksons: "Want You Back" Remix from album Motown 40 Forever
  • R. Kelly: "Spendin' Money" from the album R. (Co-Producer/Writer)
  • Brian McKnight: "You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time)" from the album Anytime
  • 7 Mile: "Just A Memory", "After" from the album 7 Mile

1999[edit]

2000s[edit]

2000

  • Mariah Carey: "Honey", "I Still Believe" from the album #1's Import Bonus Tracks

2001

  • 112: "I Surrender," from the album Part III
  • Mariah Carey: "Honey" and "I Still Believe," from the album Greatest Hits
  • Tyrese & Heavy D: "Criminal Mind," from Blue Streak Original Soundtrack
  • Eve: "You Had Me, You Lost Me" and "Let Me Blow Ya Mind," from the album Scorpion

2003

  • Mariah Carey: "Honey", "Breakdown" from the album The Remixes.
  • Mary J. Blige: "Love & Life Intro", "Love at First Sight", "Feel Like Making Love" from the album Love & Life
  • 112: "Intro/Medley", "It's Going Down Tonight", "Hot and Wet", "Right Here for You", "Knock You Down Interlude", "Know You Down", "Hot and Wet Remix", "Give It To Me" from the album Hot & Wet
  • Beyoncé: "Summertime" (Co-Producer/Writer)
  • Snoop Dogg and Loon: "Gangsta Shit" from Bad Boys 2 Soundtrack

2004

2005

2006

  • Notorious B.I.G.: "Mo Money Mo Problems" from the album DUB Hop Tribute To Notorious B.I.G.

2007

2008

2009

2010

2014

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012–present Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Himself Supporting (Seasons 1–3)
Main Cast (Season 4-present)
2013; 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Himself Pre-Show Host
2014 This Is Hot 97 Himself Guest
2015 Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding Himself Host
2016 Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood Himself Main Cast
Executive Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stevie J". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ http://www.bet.com/topics/s/stevie-j.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help); External link in |work= (help);
  3. ^ Black, Elizabeth. "10 Things You Definitely Didn't Know About Stevie J.". vh1.com. Viacom Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  4. ^ "YouKnowIGotSoul Interview With Producer Stevie J.". youknowigotsoul.com. You Know I Got Soul. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  5. ^ Youknowigotsoul.com
  6. ^ Clutchmagonline.com
  7. ^ "YouKnowIGotSoul Interview With Producer Stevie J.". youknowigotsoul.com. You Know I Got Soul. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  8. ^ "YouKnowIGotSoul Interview With Producer Stevie J.". youknowigotsoul.com. You Know I Got Soul. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  9. ^ "YouKnowIGotSoul Interview With Producer Stevie J.". youknowigotsoul.com. You Know I Got Soul. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  10. ^ "YouKnowIGotSoul Interview With Producer Stevie J.". youknowigotsoul.com. You Know I Got Soul. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  11. ^ "YouKnowIGotSoul Interview With Producer Stevie J.". youknowigotsoul.com. You Know I Got Soul. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  12. ^ "YouKnowIGotSoul Interview With Producer Stevie J.". youknowigotsoul.com. You Know I Got Soul. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  13. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (August 26, 2013). "VladTV's True Hip-Hop Stories starring Stevie J, Mimi Faust & Eve". Complex.com. 
  14. ^ ""I Deserve It feat. Missy Elliott & Sharaya J" by Faith Evans". Vh1. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
  15. ^ http://www.vh1.com/news/33705/heres-everything-we-know-about-stevie-joselines-movie-that-time-of-the-month/
  16. ^ Frankie – My Heart Belongs To You (CD liner notes). Chucklife/Epic Records. EK 67634
  17. ^ "Frankie – My Heart Belongs To You (credits)". allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  18. ^ "Frankie – My Heart Belongs To You". discogs.com. Discogs. 

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