Willie Taylor

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Willie Taylor
Birth nameWillie Madison Taylor III
Born (1981-03-29) March 29, 1981 (age 37)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
GenresContemporary R&B, Hip Hop
Years active2005–present
LabelsNoviak Music Records
Associated actsMaking The Band 4, Kwiet Storm, Day26, Jeremih, Asset Da Kid

Willie Taylor (born Willie Madison Taylor III; March 29, 1981) is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known as a contestant from MTV's Making the Band 4, where he was chosen by Diddy to be a member and one of the main vocalists of the band Day26 on August 26, 2007.[1]

Early life[edit]

Taylor was a member of the Chicago-based group Kwiet Storm. Their music video, "Leave Me Alone", appeared on BET's Midnight Love, Cita's World, Hits from the Street, and as a New Joint of the Day on 106 & Park.[citation needed]. After ten years with Kwiet Storm, Taylor left to start a solo career.

Taylor has worked with well-known artists such as Avant (with whom he co-wrote two songs on Director: "So Many Ways" and "With You"), Ginuwine, Jagged Edge, and Joe.[citation needed]


Making the Band 4 and Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood[edit]

After leaving "Kwiet Storm" Taylor began a solo career, putting his first album on hold to audition for Making The Band 4. The second season of Making The Band 4 revolved around Day26, Danity Kane, and Donnie Klang competing to see who can make a better album. In the season finale Diddy announced that Making The Band 4 would have another season. This time it would revolve around Danity Kane, Day26, and Donnie Klang touring. He premiered the video for his new single "Sex Conversation" from his mixtape Sex Tape. A new Day26 album titled Forever in a Day was released in April 2009. He is also the CEO of Noivak Music Group.

On September 7, 2015, Taylor, his wife Lashanda and two children were featured on the second season of the VH1 spin-off show Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.

Personal life[edit]

A native of Chicago Illinois, Taylor is a Thornton Township High School graduate. Taylor is actively involved in his community in Chicago and has a street named after him.

He is married to wife, Lashanda Denyce. They have a son named Kavion, and a daughter Layla Marie, born July 14, 2010. Willie Taylor is named Willie Madison Taylor III after his father Willie Madison Taylor II. Willie and the singer Jeremih are cousins.


With Kwiet Storm[edit]

  • 2004: In The Mist Of The Storm

Solo album[edit]

  • 2006: On My Way

Solo Projects[edit]

  • 2010: Sextape
  • 2012: The Re-Introduction of Willie Taylor
  • 2014: "Sextape 2"


  • "What I Need" (2006)
  • "Sweat" (2006)
  • "Pushin Beauty" (2006)
  • "Sex Conversation" (2010)
  • "Blast Off" (2014)
  • "Though I Knew Myself" (2015)
  • "Jackpot" (2016)

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"My Angel" 2012 Prodigy H.N.I.C. 3
"Letter To Fans" 2014 Jeremih N.O.M.A. (Not On My Album)
"No Beginner" Syleena Johnson Chapter 6: Couples Therapy


Note to self 2012


Year Film Role Notes
2007-2009 Making the Band Himself Making The Band 4
2015-2016 Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood Himself Supporting Cast
2017 Chocolate City: Vegas Strip Pretty Boy Cast Appeareance


  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Biography: Day26". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 October 2010.