Jahron Anthony Brathwaite (born July 3, 1993),[1] known professionally as PartyNextDoor (stylized in all caps), is a Canadian R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was the first artist to sign with Drake's record label OVO Sound, an imprint of Warner Records in 2013.[2] Brathwaite released his debut self-titled extended play in July that year to positive critical reception.[3][4][5]

PartyNextDoor in 2016
PartyNextDoor in 2016
Background information
Birth nameJahron Anthony Brathwaite
Born (1993-07-03) July 3, 1993 (age 31)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • record producer
Years active2006–present

His debut studio album, PartyNextDoor Two (2014) was released the following year and supported by the single "Recognize" (featuring Drake), which received double platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second album, PartyNextDoor 3 (2016) saw further success and peaked at number three on the Billboard 200, while spawning his first Canadian Hot 100 and Billboard Hot 100 entries with its singles "Come and See Me" (featuring Drake) and "Not Nice". His third album, Partymobile (2020) was met with similar commercial success and supported by his highest-charting singles on both charts: "Loyal" (featuring Drake) and "Believe It" (with Rihanna).[6]

Outside of recording, Brathwaite has been prolific in production and songwriting for other artists. He has been credited on Rihanna's 2016 single "Work" and DJ Khaled's 2017 single "Wild Thoughts", which peaked at numbers one and two on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. Brathwaite has also contributed to releases by Kanye West, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Post Malone, City Girls, Ne-Yo, Justine Skye, and Jay Park, among others.[7][2][8]

Early life


Jahron Anthony Brathwaite was born to a Jamaican mother and a Trinidadian father in Mississauga, Ontario.[9] He was inspired by the music his father played to him when he was younger such as Jodeci, Boyz II Men, Blackstreet and 112.



2007–2014: Career beginnings and debut album


Having made electronic-infused R&B under his real name Jahron Brathwaite [Jahron B], he signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell as a songwriter, under the name PartyNextDoor, at age 18.[9][failed verification] His first mixtape, PartyNextDoor, was released to the iTunes Store on July 1, 2013.[10] It entered on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart at number six with sales of 2,000 copies[11] and peaked at number 34 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for the week of July 20, 2013.[12] He performed background vocals on "Own It" and "Come Thru" from Drake's third studio album, Nothing Was the Same.[13]

His debut studio album PartyNextDoor Two was released on July 30, 2014. The record featured singles like "Thirsty", "FWU", "East Liberty" and the Billboard charted "Recognize", featuring Drake. Later that year, on December 3, 2014, PartyNextDoor released the four-track EP titled PNDColours, with the follow-up Colours 2 released in 2017.[14] In 2015, he produced three songs on Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late: "Legend", "Preach" and "Wednesday Night Interlude".[9]

2016–present: PartyNextDoor 3, Partymobile and Partypack

PartyNextDoor performing in 2016

PartyNextDoor earned his first number-one song as a songwriter when on January 27, 2016, Rihanna released the lead single "Work" from her eighth studio album, Anti.[15][16] The song maintained its spot at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks. He also penned the song "Sex with Me" on the same album.[2] On March 25, 2016, PartyNextDoor released "Come and See Me", which features fellow artist Drake, from his upcoming second studio album, PartyNextDoor 3 (also known as P3). A music video directed by affiliate and collaborator Adrian Martinez and featuring appearances by Kylie Jenner, Big Sean, and Jhené Aiko was released on Snapchat on June 23, 2016.[17] On June 15, 2016, Jeremih called into Real 92.3 LA to announce a joint album with PartyNextDoor called Late Night Party. On July 2, 2016, he released another single, "Like That", featuring Jeremih and Lil Wayne, on OVO Sound radio.[18] On July 21, 2016, PartyNextDoor announced the release date for his second studio album PartyNextDoor 3 for August 12, 2016, and released "Not Nice", the record's second single.[19]

He and Jeremih toured in 2016 and had plans to release a joint project.[20]

On June 4, 2017, PartyNextDoor released Colours 2 without any prior announcement. Additionally, instead of releasing separate videos for each of the EP's individual records, Party opted to surprise listeners and fans by sharing a single short film released on June 12, 2017 featuring snippets from all four records.[21]

On September 29, 2017, he released an EP titled Seven Days, which included guest appearances from Halsey and Rick Ross.

After a lead artist hiatus PartyNextDoor returned in December 2019 with two singles "The News" and "Loyal", with the latter featuring Drake. They served as the lead singles of his album Partymobile which he tweeted would be released in February.[22] The album was eventually released on March 27, 2020, following delays.[23]

On October 15, 2020, Party surprise-announced the release of Partypack, a seven-song EP containing previously unreleased songs like the 2014 song "Persian Rugs". The EP was released the following day.[24]

On January 29, 2021, Party released his 2014 EP, Colours, to streaming services for the first time. It includes four extra tracks that were previously released as Colours 2 in 2017.[25][26]

On July 7, 2023, Party released the standalone single "Resentment".[27]

On April 26, 2024 Party released the long anticipated "PartyNextDoor 4"



Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2017 Grammy Awards Best R&B Song "Come and See Me" (with Drake) Nominated
Album of the Year Views (as a featured artist) Nominated
MTVU Woodie Awards[28] Songwriter of the Year Himself Won
Juno Awards R&B/Soul Recording of the Year PartyNextDoor 3 Nominated
Canadian Radio Music Awards Best New Group or Solo Artist: Dance/Urban/Rhythmic "Not Nice" Nominated
Billboard Music Awards Top R&B Collaboration "Come and See Me" (with Drake) Nominated
iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards Best New Canadian Artist Himself Won
Secret Genius Awards[29] Secret Genius: R&B Won


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