Tommy Brown (record producer)

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Tommy Brown
Also known asTBHITS
Born (1986-05-01) May 1, 1986 (age 32)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Years active2008–present
Associated acts

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 third 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[edit]

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.[1]

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,[2] Nas, T.I., Ariana Grande, John Legend, Teyana Taylor, Cyhi the Prynce, Victoria Monet, Mario, Chrisette Michele, Kelly Rowland, and 2 Chainz.

He has been working with Naya Rivera for her upcoming debut album[3][4] as well as with Mario for his upcoming album, Restoration.


Year Song Artist Album
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
"My Everything"
"Only 1"
"Cadillac Song"
"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
"We Know"
"A Little More" (featuring Victoria Monet) Machine Gun Kelly General Admission
"Intro" Ariana Grande Christmas & Chill
"Wit It This Christmas"
"Not Just on Christmas"
"True Love"
"Winter Things"
2016 "Yo te amo a ti" / "I Want You" (as Thomas Brown) Martina Stoessel Tini
"Moonlight" Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman
"Be Alright"
"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"
"Pete Davidson"
"Thank U, Next" Thank U, Next
"You" (featuring Teyana Taylor) T.I. Dime Trap
2019 "7 Rings" Ariana Grande Thank U, Next


  1. ^ Channel Dynamic (January 29, 2014). "Tommy Brown Talks Early Grind and First Placement". Youtube.
  2. ^ Channel Dynamic (January 29, 2014). "Tommy Brown Details Working With CeeLo Green". Youtube.
  3. ^ "Naya Rivera works with Tommy Brown for debut album". Hamada Mania.
  4. ^ Tommy Brown [@TBHITS] (31 May 2013). "Yooo @NayaRivera we just smashed this record!!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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