Grammy/Multi-Platinum Music Producer Teddy Riley Grandly Celebrates His Birthday Today with his Fiance'
October 8, 2012
Atlanta, GA October 8, 2012 - Another great year for The King of New Jack Swing as over the weekend he celebrated his 46th birthday with close friends, family, Multi-Platinum Grammy R&B Group members of Blackstreet making it one memorable weekend. Sunday morning, he also had a chance to enjoy breakfast at an organic restaurant which was quite pleasing to his taste buds and Sunday evening a romantic anniversary dinner with his beautiful fiance' Mandela at a famed Atlanta restaurant. Today, October 8th is officially his birthday and will be continuing the celebration with his fiance'.
For the past year he has been massively on the radar. To short list some of his accomplishments, mega global production success in the K-Pop genre producing Girls Generation LP "The Boys" which was No.1 on Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 and No. 2 Billboard World Albums, which sold more than 500,000 copies, and he was the first African-American to bring K-Pop to the USA and has been acknowledged in countless high profile renowned magazines and newspapers from Billboard, USA Today, The Huffington Post and a long list of others.
At the 2012 NAMM show, he conducted demonstrations for PreSonus Studio One and AKAI Pro MPC booth garnering the attention of hundreds of interested attendees.
On the Twenty Boyz II Men LP, Riley produced the 1st song "Believe" and "Flow". That album debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard 200.
He was interviewed and featured in Vibe Magazine with an 18 page legacy story about just some of music catalog and accomplishments, a major feature story in The Atlantic about his anniversary 15 year production for "Blood on The Dance Floor" by The King of Pop Michael Jackson. Some other major interviews and features include Ebony Magazine, Soul Culture UK, The Boom Box, Centric Blogs, Celebrity Blogs, Rollingout plus many more.
Most recently Riley was honored by the Atlanta City Council along with the Mayor with a Proclamation for esteemed 25 year accomplishment as the creator/architect of New Jack Swing genre and for producing a plethora of hit songs for some of the biggest names in the music industry hosted by industry moguls Shanti Das & Devyne Stephens at Park Tavern. That same evening he gallantly proposed to his long time girlfriend Mandela.
In August, the Icon also talked to HLN's Susan Hendricks about how he got his start in the music industry. Riley also shares his keys to success that he says every singer needs to know how make it in the music biz on Weekend Express Saturday.
Teddy Riley along with Chauncey Black, a long time friend and co-founder of the hit R&B group Blackstreet, re-established the group with member Dave Hollister and new members Lenny Harold and Tony Tyler. They have been touring throughout the U.S. performing the legacy hit catalog of songs at some of the best concert halls with near sellout audiences. In September, he hired Writer/Entertainment Manager Laura Riley to his administration team of experts.
There have been numerous esteemed music endeavors he has been involved in along with many charity events.
He is currently putting the final touches on the new Blackstreet LP which will be released very soon and has a list of other major projects he is working on. Follow him and Blackstreet on Twitter TeddyRiley1, Blackstreet_Ent, Dave Hollister, LennyHarold and tonytyler8
Have a Great Birthday Teddy Riley!
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