Talay Riley

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Talay Riley
Born (1990-07-10) 10 July 1990 (age 26)
Origin United Kingdom
Genres R&B, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Artist, Actor
Years active 2009–present
Labels Jive UK (2009–2012)
Sony Music Entertainment
RCA Music Group
Island Records (2015–present)
Associated acts Chip, LuvBug, Scribz Riley, Wilkinson
Website www.twitter.com/talayriley

Talay Riley (born 10 July 1990) is a British singer-songwriter of Nigerian heritage signed to Island Records.

Career[edit]

At the age of 18, Talay Riley signed his first major publishing deal with Global Publishing due to his No. 1 co-written UK single "Oopsy Daisy". His first artist appearance in 2009, when he appeared on rapper Chipmunk's single "Look for Me" which peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. He then went on to sign with Major Label Jive/Sony Records. Talay has toured with many UK/US artists including N-Dubz, Chipmunk, Skepta, Usher's sold out Arena tour & Trey Songz. Talay's YouTube and VEVO videos have amassed over 5 million views.

On 14 October 2015 Talay Riley announced through his Instagram that he had signed a deal with Island Records.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Talay Riley first remembers singing when he was four. As a boy growing up in East London, music was always around him, and he was first exposed to the music of the early 1990s by his older brother and sister. He doesn’t remember it, but he’s constantly reminded of moments in front of the bathroom mirror singing along to their MC Hammer CDs. Talay's brother Mike 'Scribz' Riley is a producer also signed to Sony Music Entertainment.

Talay's aim is for nothing lower than the stars, naming Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé and James Brown as his greatest inspirations. But he has always been a talent hungry for a twist, studying the biggest names in a number of genres: Blues, Country, Indie, Reggae, Bossa Nova & Rock to name a few. He aims to stitch together a truly universal & unique sound, in his own words, "i love music, i can listen to anything as long as its good, and i want to continue making good music, because thats how you live forever".

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • After Dark (2016)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Going to California (2011)

Singles[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
UK
R&B
[2]
"Humanoid" 2010 non-album single
"Sergeant Smash" 2011 non-album single
"Good As Gold"
(featuring Scorcher)
Going to California
"Make You Mine" 57 17
"Not Enough" 2016 After Dark

Featured singles[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
UK
Dance
UK
R&B
"Look for Me"
(Chip featuring Talay Riley)
2009 7 3 I Am Chipmunk
"It's All Love"
(Scorcher featuring Talay Riley)
2012  – non-album single
"Resonance"
(LuvBug featuring Talay Riley)
2014 13 4 TBA
"Dirty Love"
(Wilkinson featuring Talay Riley)
20 5 Lazers Not Included (Extended Edition)

Writing discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Song
2009 Chipmunk I Am Chipmunk "Beast"
"Look for Me" (feat. Talay Riley)
"Lose My Life" (feat. N-Dubz)
"Oopsy Daisy"
2010 Tinie Tempah Disc-Overy "Snap"
2011 Jessie J Who You Are "Who's Laughing Now"
JLS Jukebox "Take You Down"
"Unstoppable"
JPM Moonwalk "Never Give Up" 歌詞-歌詞帝國
2012 Ellie Goulding Halcyon "In My City"
Aleks Josh Cruise "Blue"
"Cruise"
"Young Fun & Foolish"
Lawson Chapman Square "Everywhere You Go"
Chris Rene I'm Right Here "Tidal Wave"
Scorcher non-album single "It's All Love" (feat. Talay Riley)
non-album single "It's All Love (Remix)" (feat. Kano, Wretch 32, Bashy & Talay Riley)
2013
Big Time Rush 24/Seven "Love Me Again"
Misha B non-album single "Here's to Everything (Ooh La La)"
Iggy Azalea The New Classic "Bounce"
Rascals non-album single "Fire Blaze"
Wiley The Ascent "Reload"
2014 Wilkinson Lazers Not Included "Afterglow"
"Dirty Love" (feat. Talay Riley)
Luke James Luke James "Exit Wounds"
"Time X (Interlude)"
LuvBug non-album single "Resonance" (feat. Talay Riley)
2015 Allen Stone Radius "Freedom"
"Barbwire"
Nathan Sykes TBA "More Than You'll Ever Know"
TBA "Twist"
Austin Mahone TBA "Dirty Work"
Timeflies Just for Fun "Worse Things Than Love" (feat. Natalie La Rose)
Prince Royce Double Vision "Seal It With A Kiss"
Jess Glynne I Cry When I Laugh "You Can Find Me"
Trey Songz Intermission I & II "Do It Now"
Abraham Mateo Are You Ready? "Are You Ready?"
"Mueve"
Usher TBA "Miracles"
Nick Jonas Nick Jonas 2.0 "Levels"
Pentatonix Pentatonix "Cracked"
Chris Brown Royalty "Zero"
"Fine by Me"
Empire TBC "Powerful" (Alicia Keys & Jussie Smollett)
2016 Britney Spears Glory "Clumsy"
Brooke Candy Daddy Issues "Happy Days"
Ella Mai Time "She Don't (Ft. Ty Dolla Sign)"
Jason Derulo TBC "If It Ain't Love"
Dua Lipa Dua Lipa "Last Dance"
Julian Perretta Karma "I Cry"
Clams Casino 32 Levels "A Breathe Away (Ft. Kelela)"
Nathan Sykes Unfinished Business "Give It Up (Ft. G-Eazy)"
"Twist"

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