Tay Keith

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Tay Keith
Birth nameBrytavious Lakeith Chambers
Born (1996-09-20) September 20, 1996 (age 22)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsFL Studio
Years active2012–present
Associated acts Eminem

Brytavious Lakeith Chambers (born September 20, 1996), known professionally as Tay Keith, is an American record producer and songwriter.[1] He is best known for co-producing Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode", peaking at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, BlocBoy JB's "Look Alive" peaking at number 5 on the Hot 100, and Drake's "Nonstop" peaking at number 2 and "Not Alike" by Eminem on the Kamikaze (Eminem album).[2][3]

On December 15, 2018, Tay Keith earned his Bachelor's Degree from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.[4]

He has been nominated for Best Rap Song for his work on "Sicko Mode" at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

Early life[edit]

Brytavious Lakeith Chambers was born on September 20, 1996 in southern Memphis, Tennessee, where he was also raised. He grew up with his mom and dad knowing that music was going to be his strong point. Keith is the youngest family member out of his two brothers and two sisters.[citation needed]

When he was around fourteen, he began to make music and publish it to YouTube and DatPiff. He also had a piano which he used to make songs and remake popular songs. One of the songs he managed to remake was Lil Wayne's "Lollipop".[5]

Keith met fellow American rapper BlocBoy JB when he was fourteen, after he moved to Raleigh in North Memphis. The two began making music together shortly afterward.[4]

Music career[edit]

In 2015, Keith began working with rapper Blac Youngsta on his mixtape, Fuck Everybody, for which he produced the single "Lil Bitch".

Keith gained mainstream success in 2018 through producing BlocBoy JB's "Rover" (later remixed to Rover 2.0 featuring 21 Savage and then "Rover 3.0" AKA "Rolls Royce" featuring Moneybagg Yo), "Shoot" and "Look Alive" featuring Drake, Drake's "Nonstop", Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode”, Eminem's "Not Alike" featuring Royce da 5'9", and Lil Baby and Gunna's "Never Recover" featuring Drake.[citation needed]

On April 17th, 2019, Beyoncé released her album Homecoming: The Live Album, which is the live recording from her Coachella performance. It also included a bonus track “Before I Let Go”, produced by Keith.

Production discography[edit]

Singles produced[edit]

List of singles as either producer or co-producer, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released, performing artists and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
R&B/HH
US
Rap
CAN GER NLD NZ SWE SWI UK
"Look Alive"
(BlocBoy JB featuring Drake)
2018 5 3 3 4 48 35 15 30 34 17
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum
  • ARIA: Platinum[6]
  • IFPI: Gold
  • BPI: Platinum
  • RMNZ: Gold[7]
Simi
"Rover 2.0"
(BlocBoy JB featuring 21 Savage)
[A] 49
"Nonstop"
(Drake)
2 2 2 1 28 15 8 17 10 4
  • BPI: Gold
  • MC: Platinum
Scorpion
"Sicko Mode"
(Travis Scott)
1 1 1 3 43 35 8 29 17 9
  • RIAA: 5× Platinum
  • ARIA: 5x Platinum[6]
  • BPI: Platinum
  • MC: 2× Platinum
  • RMNZ: Gold[9]
Astroworld
"Stoopid"
(6ix9ine featuring Bobby Shmurda)
25 15 14 22 57 50 [B] 25 28 34 Dummy Boy
"Hasta La Vista"
(Lil Wayne)
Tha Carter V
"Who Want the Smoke"
(Lil Yachty featuring Cardi B and Offset)
Nuthin' 2 Prove
"Let Me See"
(Juicy J featuring Kevin Gates and Lil Skies)
2019 TBA

Songs produced[edit]

List of songs as either producer or co-producer, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released, performing artists and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
R&B/HH
US
Rap
CAN GER NLD NZ SWE UK
"Not Alike"
(Eminem featuring Royce da 5'9)
2018 24 17 15 18 57 50 20 25 Kamikaze
"Never Recover"
(Lil Baby, Gunna and Drake)
15 9 9 16 [11] [12] 46 Drip Harder
"Shine"
(Quavo)
[C] Quavo Huncho
"Don't Come Out the House"
(Metro Boomin and 21 Savage)
38 80 Not All Heroes Wear Capes
"Before I Let Go"
(Beyonce)
2019 65 24 73 77 Homecoming: The Live Album
"Fireman"
(Chief Keef featuring Youngboy Never Broke Again)
Almighty So 2
"Wish Wish"
(DJ Khaled featuring Cardi B & 21 Savage)
19 8 Father of Asahd
"Automatic"
(with Denzel Curry)
Zuu
"Mother's Daughter"
(Miley Cyrus)
54 She Is Coming
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Rover 2.0" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number two on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[8]
  2. ^ "Stoopid" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number five on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[10]
  3. ^ "Shine" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 23 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BMI - Repertoire Search". Repertoire.bmi.com. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ Trust, Gary (February 20, 2018). "Drake Tops Billboard Hot 100 With 'God's Plan' & Debuts in Top 10 as Featured on BlocBoy JB's 'Look Alive'". Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Tay Keith Talks Producing BlocBoy JB's 'Look Alive' & 'Nonstop' For Drake: 'Memphis Definitely Has the Spotlight Now'". Billboard.com.
  4. ^ a b "BlocBoy JB is now in the running to become America's next top rapper". The Fader. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Tay Keith is the 21-year-old Memphis producer who wants to unite his city through music". Thefader.com.
  6. ^ a b "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. October 1, 2018. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – BlocBoy JB – Look Alive". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "21 Savage Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Travis Scott – Sicko Mode". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 41, 12 oktober 2018". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  13. ^ "American single certifications - Lil Baby - Never Recover". Recording Industry Association of America. May 27, 2019.