Shea Taylor is an ASCAP Award-winning and Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer/mulit-instrumentalist based in NYC. He’s established a successful songwriting partnership with Def Jam’s R&B singer-songwriter phenom Ne-Yo, and has also worked with Rihanna, Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, and Wyclef Jean.
Taylor has songwriting credits on seven tracks off the the latest Beyonce record entitled 4. The album is certified platinum and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales totaling over 300,000. “Love On Top” made it to the top of the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and Adult R&B Airplay chart in March 2012. “Run the World (Girls)” also reached number one on the US Hot Dance Club Songs and is certified Gold in the US and New Zealand and Platinum in Australia and Canada. “Best Thing I Never Had” climbed to the top of Nielsen’s Urban airplay chart in September and peaked at number four on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Taylor co-wrote the lead single “Thinkin Bout You” and “Pilot Jones” on Frank Ocean’s debut channel ORANGE. The album has garnered universal critical acclaim upon its release and debuted at number one on the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and the UK R&B Albums chart. It also debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.