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Ivan Barias is part of the Philadelphia production duo Carvin & Ivan. Initially starting out as a solo hip hop artist, Barias moved into production and songwriting.[1] He has written and produced songs for Jazmine Sullivan, Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Justin Timberlake, Mario, Chris Brown, Ledisi, Raheem DeVaughn, Keyshia Cole, Jaheim, Estelle, Floetry, Skillz, Ace Hood, Rick Ross and others.

Ivan Barias
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania U.S.
GenresR&B, Hip hop, Soul, Pop
Occupation(s)Producing, Songwriting, Mixing & Recording Engineer
InstrumentsDrum Machine, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Sequencer, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Pro Tools
Years active1998-Present
MembersIvan Barias

Along with Carvin Haggins, he is notable for introducing Musiq Soulchild to the world and giving him his staple sound.[2] Together they were responsible for writing and producing the vast majority of Musiq's more popular charted singles such as "Just Friends (Sunny)", "Halfcrazy", "Dontchange", "B.U.D.D.Y.", "Teachme" and others.[3][4]

Ivan is the former president of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Recording Academy and now serves as trustee on the Academy's Board of Trustees.[5] On February 1, 2011, Ivan became a creative ambassador for the city of Philadelphia as a part of Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation's Philly 360°.[6] In 2012 Ivan was named as one the brightest minds of Philadelphia in the Philadelphia Magazine's Innovation issue.

In 2011, Ivan was selected as an ambassador of the Philadelphia 76ers community program La Liga del Barrio.

Early yearsEdit

Carvin & Ivan met in the mid 90's at A Touch Of Jazz, a recording studio in Philadelphia owned by DJ Jazzy Jeff.[7]


Selected discography as producer, songwriter, composer and engineer.



Jill Scott - Experience: Jill Scott 826+

  • "High Post Brotha" (featuring Common)
  • "Gimme"

Angie Stone - Mahogany Soul

Lina - Stranger on Earth

  • "Bye Bye Baby" (produced by Ivan "Orthodox" Barias)


Musiq Soulchild - Juslisen

  • "Newness"
  • "Caughtup"
  • "Stopplayin"
  • "Halfcrazy"
  • "Time"
  • "Solong"
  • "Bestfriend"
  • "Dontchange"
  • "Something"
  • "Ifiwouldaknew"

Justin Timberlake - Justified

  • "Worthy Of"

Dawn Robinson - Dawn

  • "Party, Party"
  • "Get Up Again"

Floetry - Floetic

  • "Headache"
  • "Opera"

Syleena Johnson - "Chapter 2: The Voice"

  • "Dear You"
  • "I'm Gon Cry"
  • "No Words"
  • "So Willingly"


Musiq Soulchild - Soulstar

  • "Youloveme"
  • "Womanopoly"
  • "Forthenight"
  • "Infatueighties"
  • "Whoknows"
  • "Babymother"
  • "Missyou"
  • "Thereason"
  • "Romancipation"
  • "Givemorelove"

Joe - And Then...

Hootie & The Blowfish - Hootie & the Blowfish

  • "Little Brother"


Jill Scott - Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2

  • "Bedda At Home"
  • "Family Reunion"

Mario - Turning Point

  • "Like Me Real Hard"

Planet Asia - The Grand Opening

Skillz - Okayplayer - True Notes Vol. 1

  • "Take It Back"

Toshinobu Kubota - Time to Share

  • "Breaking Through"
  • "Hope You'll Be Well"


Faith Evans - The First Lady

  • "Again"
  • "I Don't Need It"
  • "Stop'n'Go"
  • "Jealous"
  • "Get Over You"
  • "Until You Came"

Chris Brown - Chris Brown's Journey

  • "So Glad"

Brian McKnight - Gemini

  • "She"


2pac- Pac's Life

  • "Playa Cardz Right (Female)" (Feat: Keyshia Cole)
  • "Scared Straight"

Heather Headley - In My Mind

  • "Losing you"

Keshia Chanté - 2U

  • "Kiss"

Javier Colon - Left of Center

  • "You're The One"
  • "Is This Love"
  • "Poetry"


Musiq Soulchild - Luvanmusiq

  • "Teachme" (Grammy Nominated Song: R&B Song of The Year 2008)
  • "Rewind"

2pac- Best of 2Pac Part 2: Life

  • "Dopefiend's Diner" (Previously Unreleased)

Freeway - Free at Last

Mýa - Liberation

  • "Lights Go Off"
  • "Switch It Up"


Raheem DeVaughn - Love Behind the Melody

  • "Customer" (Grammy Nominated Song: R&B Song Of The Year 2009)

Jazmine Sullivan - Fearless

Keyshia Cole - A Different Me

Skillz- The Million Dollar Backpack

  • "Don't Act Like You Don't Know" (featuring Freeway)


Musiq Soulchild - OnMyRadio

Ledisi - Turn Me Loose

  • "Alone"
  • "I Need Love"

Ace Hood - Ruthless

Ameriie - In Love & War



Ledisi - Pieces Of Me

  • "I Gotta Get To You"

Jill Scott - The Original Jill Scott from the Vault, Vol. 1

  • "I Don't Know (Gotta Have You)"


Estelle - All of Me

  • "The Life"

SWV - I Missed Us

  • "Love Unconditionally"

Kenny Lattimore - Back To Cool

  • "Find A Way"

Alex Boyd - Commit Me

  • "Wish I Knew"

Tamia - Beautiful Surprise

  • "Still Love You"

Q. Parker - The MANual

  • "Belongs to You"
  • "Completely"


Chrisette Michelle - Better

  • "Let Me Win"
  • "Love Won't Leave Me Out"

Raheem DeVaughn - A Place Called Loveland

  • "Interlude - Album Intro"
  • "Love Connection"
  • "Wrong Forever"
  • "Complicated"

TGT - Three Kings

  • "Burn Out" (produced by Carvin Haggins and Ivan Barias with Javad Day)

Glenn Lewis - Moment of Truth

  • "Random Thoughts"
  • "Up & Down"
  • "Searching For That One"
  • "Closer" (co-produced by Stan Drinks)
  • "I Wanna Go Deep"


Ledisi - The Truth

  • "88 Boxes"

Kiki Rowe - Kiki Rowe

  • "Too Goo To Be True"


Jamie Foxx - Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses

  • "Right Now"

Estelle - We Bare Bears Theme Song

  • "We'll Be There"

Estelle - True Romance

  • "Time Share"

Ledisi - The Intimate Truth

  • "I Swear"

Jill Scott - Golden Moments

  • "I Adore You"

Kenny Lattimore - Anatomy Of A Love Song

  • "Find A Way"
  • "You Have My Heart"
  • "What Must I Do"


Bell Biv Devoe - Three Stripes

Ledisi - Let Love Rule

  • "Forgiveness"

Stokley Williams - Introducing Stokley

  • "Organic"
  • "Think About U"
  • "Cross The Line"
  • "Art In Motion" featuring Robert Glasper
  • "U & I" featuring Estelle
  • "We/Me"

Justin Timberlake - R&B Mixtape - Ministry of Sound

  • "Worthy Of"

ThePLAYLIST - Chasing Goosebumps

  • "Stone Cold"


DJ Aktive - The Tour (album)

Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ "Interview: Producers Carvin & Ivan Give Artists "A Better Sense of Who They Are" While Creating Smash Hits in the Process". interview. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  2. ^ "Interview: Producers Carvin & Ivan Give Artists "A Better Sense of Who They Are" While Creating Smash Hits in the Process". interview. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  3. ^ Ivan "Orthodox" Barias' Allmusic Discography [1][2].
  4. ^ Carvin "Ransum" Haggins' Allmusic Discography [3].
  5. ^ The Recording Academy: Philadelphia Chapter Elected Leaders
  6. ^ "Carvin & Ivan". biography. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  7. ^ "Carvin Haggins". Retrieved 2013-12-22.

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