Tommy Brown (record producer)
|Also known as||TBHITS|
|Born||May 1, 1986|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Thomas Lee "Tommy" Brown (born May 1, 1986), also known as Tommy Brown or TB Hits, is an American recording artist, musician, multiplatinum record producer and songwriter. Tommy currently lives in LA and was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has received awards from ASCAP, and was Grammy nominated. He has scored multiple chart topping albums while working with Ariana Grande on her debut #1 album Yours Truly, and her second #1 album My Everything, lastly, Grande's 3rd studio album, Dangerous Woman charting #2 on Billboard 200. Brown has also collected production credits for three songs on Grammy-award-winning artist Meghan Trainor's second album, Thank You. Brown's upcoming releases are DJ Khaled's next single "Forgive Me Father" feat Trainor & Wale, and Macy Gray's single "Sugar Daddy" feat Andre 3000. Tommy Brown is also a music producer. He has produced for many prominent artists including Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Chris Brown, Black Eyed Peas (which gained him a Grammy nomination in 2010), T.I, Jennifer Lopez, Fifth Harmony, Pia Mia, Macy Gray, Jhene Aiko, Big Sean, Meghan Trainor, Victoria Monet, Meek Mill, Ludacris, Ray J and Gorilla Zoe. He learned from production greats Roy "Royalty" Hamilton and Rodney Jerkins of Darkchild, while working alongside them and eventually creating a team of his own and producing with them.
Producing and songwriting
Before working in music, Brown worked at Sears in Atlanta, Georgia. Every night, he would hand out around 50 CDs with his songs on them and snippets of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Ten Crack Commandments" over the tracks. He was finally contacted by Gorilla Zoe who invited Brown to work in the studio with him.
Originally, starting in 2008, Brown worked with production group Darkchild in his early career. During this time, he worked with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Wyclef Jean. He has also worked with The Black Eyed Peas, most notably their song "Just Can't Get Enough".
In 2012, Brown became independent with publishing through Sony/ATV Music Publishing. He lives in Los Angeles, producing tracks for established stars and new acts like Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Cee Lo Green, Nas, T.I., Ariana Grande, John Legend, Teyana Taylor, Cyhi the Prynce, Victoria Monet, Mario, Chrisette Michele, Kelly Rowland, and 2 Chainz.
|2012||"Sin City"||GOOD Music||Cruel Summer|
|"Introduction"||T.I.||Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head|
|"Live On Tonight" (featuring Victoria Monet)|
|2013||"36"||2 Chainz||B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time|
|"Malice In Wonderland"||Victoria Monet|
|"Déjà Vu"||Coco Jones||Made Of|
|"Honeymoon Avenue"||Ariana Grande||Yours Truly|
|"Visual Love"||Chrisette Michele||Better|
|"You Wouldn't Understand" (featuring Victoria Monet)||Nas||Life Is Good|
|"Animal"||Travi$ Scott, B.o.B & T.I.||G.D.O.D. (Get Dough or Die)|
|2014||"Would You Wait"||Victoria Monet|
|"Intro"||Ariana Grande||My Everything|
|"Ya Digg"||Shad da God, Travi$ Scott, Spodee, T.I.||G.D.O.D. II|
|"New National Anthem" (featuring Skylar Grey)||T.I.||Paperwork|
|"Drunk Texting" (featuring Jhené Aiko)||Chris Brown||X|
|2015||"Everlasting Love"||Fifth Harmony||Reflection|
|"A Little More" (featuring Victoria Monet)||Machine Gun Kelly||General Admission|
|"Intro"||Ariana Grande||Christmas & Chill|
|"Wit It This Christmas"|
|"Not Just on Christmas"|
|2016||"Yo te amo a ti" / "I Want You" (as Thomas Brown)||Martina Stoessel||Tini|
|"Moonlight"||Ariana Grande||Dangerous Woman|
|"Let Me Love You" (featuring Lil Wayne)|
|"Leave Me Lonely" (featuring Macy Gray)|
|"I Don't Care"|
|"Knew Better / Forever Boy"|
|"Step On Up"|
|"No Way"||Fifth Harmony||7/27|
|2017||"Bridges"||Fifth Harmony||Fifth Harmony|
|2018||"better off"||Ariana Grande||Sweetener|
|"goodnight n go"|
|"thank u, next"||thank u, next|
|"You" (featuring Teyana Taylor)||T.I.||Dime Trap|
- Channel Dynamic (January 29, 2014). "Tommy Brown Talks Early Grind and First Placement". Youtube.
- Channel Dynamic (January 29, 2014). "Tommy Brown Details Working With CeeLo Green". Youtube.
- "Naya Rivera works with Tommy Brown for debut album". Hamada Mania.
- Tommy Brown [@TBHITS] (31 May 2013). "Yooo @NayaRivera we just smashed this record!!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.