The Exclusives

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The Exclusives
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Ralph Jeanty and Sean McMillion at the BMI R&B HipHop Awards Red Carpet
Background information
Also known as Move Sumthin' Productions
Origin Miami, Florida, USA
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupation(s) Producers, SongWriters vocal producers, mix engineers
Years active 2004–present
Associated acts August Alsina, The Roots, Lil Wayne, Lloyd, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Lenny Williams, Karmin, Betty Wright, Cassius Jay
Members Sean "Pen" McMillion
Ralph "Vintage" Jeanty

The Exclusives (formerly Move Sumthin Productions) are an American/Canadian R&B/pop/hip hop songwriting and production team from Miami, Florida, consisting of Sean "Pen" McMillion and Ralph "Vintage" Jeanty. The now Atlanta-based team's first big success came from co-writing the platinum-selling single "I Luv This Shit" by August Alsina.

Music career[edit]

The Exclusives began as songwriters and producers, co-writing the song "Never Window Shopping" for Lloyd on his Zone 4/Interscope release King of Hearts.[1]

Under the mentorship of R&B legend Betty Wright, the duo collaborated with Wright and The Roots, co-wroting two songs on their album Betty Wright: The Movie, released on November 15, 2011. The album received mostly positive reviews;[2] Metascore gave it a 73 out of 100.[citation needed] Pen and Vintage co-wrote the songs "Real Woman",[3] featuring Snoop Dogg, and "Baby Come Back",[4] featuring Lenny Williams.[5]

Work on the Betty Wright album afforded them the opportunity to work with The Roots on their first concept album, entitled Undun, which was released on December 2, 2011. The album debuted at No. 17 on Billboard Hot 200;[6] The Exclusives co-wrote the song "The Other Side", featuring Greg Porn and Bilal.[7]

The duo met a young August Alsina in 2011 and recorded "I Luv This Shit" in 2012. It topped the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart for two weeks in November 2013,[8] August Alsina became the first R&B artist to reach number one with a debut single since Jeremih with "Birthday Sex" in 2009.[9] On the main Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, it reached number 15, and peaked at number 19 on the Rhythmic chart.[10] It peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100.[11] On March 6, 2014, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified "I Luv This Shit" gold for shipping 500,000 copies. The certification was updated to platinum on October 2, 2014.[12]

In August 2014, The Exclusives inked a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music.[13]

Notable charted songs[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US R&B/HH
[14]
US R&B
"I Luv This Shit"
(August Alsina featuring Trinidad James)
2013 48 13 4 Downtown: Life Under the Gun and Testimony
"Ghetto"
( August Alsina featuring Rich Homie Quan or Yo Gotti)
115 37 19 Testimony
"Numb"
( August Alsina featuring B.o.B and Yo Gotti)
122 38 16
"Make It Home"[18][19]
( August Alsina featuring Jeezy)
2014 51 22
"No Love"
( August Alsina featuring Nicki Minaj (credited as Vocal Producers)
69 17 6
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Executive production credits[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[21] 14
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[22] 2

Discography[edit]

Writing/production credits for The Exclusives on notable works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ King of Hearts Deluxe Version (CD booklet). Lloyd. United States: Interscope. 2011. B-001511702. 
  2. ^ "Betty Wright: Soul Singer, Legacy Protector". NPR. November 13, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Real Woman allmusic.com". www.allmusic.com. November 15, 2011. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Baby Come Back allmusic.com". www.allmusic.com. November 15, 2011. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ Betty Wright: The Movie (CD booklet). Betty Wright & The Roots. United States: S-Curve Records. 2011. 
  6. ^ Montana, Gina (December 14, 2011). "Drake's Take Care Drops to No. 7 on 200 Chart, Roots Undun Debuts at No. 17". XXL. Harris Publications. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  7. ^ Kellman, Andy (December 2, 2011). "Undun - The Roots". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Review. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  8. ^ Ramirez, Rauly (April 24, 2014). "Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' Hits No. 1 on Hot Rap Songs Chart". Billboard. New York: Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ Ramirez, Rauly (October 8, 2013). "August Alsina Ascends To No. 1 On Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "August Alsina: Chart history – Rhythmic Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "August Alsina: Chart history – The Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  13. ^ http://www.warnerchappell.com/artist-details/1031
  14. ^ "K. Michelle Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  15. ^ "American single certifications – August Alsina – I Luv This S**t". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 18, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  16. ^ "American single certifications – August Alsina – Ghetto". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 29, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  17. ^ "American single certifications – August Alsina – Numb". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 17, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  18. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/make-it-home-feat.-jeezy-single/id797816709
  19. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 2014-02-27. 
  20. ^ "American single certifications – August Alsina – No Love". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 13, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  21. ^ "August Alsina – Chart history" Billboard 200 for August Alsina. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  22. ^ "August Alsina – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for August Alsina. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  23. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/song/i-luv-this-sh-mt0048969666