After joining a singing group in the late ’90s, Terius Nash was reborn. By 2003, after being sought after locally in Atlanta, the Bankhead prodigy would land his first real record for B2K, penning the song “Everything.” It marked the first time The-Dream was professionally compensated as a songwriter and earned him his first publishing contract with Peer Music. While Dream saw success throughout the early aughts, it was Rihanna‘s “Umbrella,” a record-breaking single written alongside Tricky Stewart, that would break him into the spotlight. After signing as a solo artist to Def Jam, The-Dream released hits like “Falsetto” and “I Luv Your Girl,” as well as his first Gold-certified album, Love Hate. After winning BET’s Best New Artist award in 2008, he went on to release Love Vs Money the following year and won a GRAMMY for his work on Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies.” Over the years, he’s released three more albums and a handful of EPs including 2016’s Love You To Death and won GRAMMY awards for his work with artists like Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Rihanna. Terius has secured a place in music history over the last decade that many artists have spent their entire careers working towards.