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Tyler Williams (born February 25, 1988), professionally known as T-Minus, is a Canadian world-renowned Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum selling record producer; synonymous with shaping the melodic Hip Hop, R&B and Pop music that is the backdrop to the soundtrack of our lives. he has produced hit records and worked with many of today’s popular artists including Drake, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Camila Cabello, Travis Scott, Justin Bieber, Belly, A$ap Rocky, Big Sean, DJ Khaled, 2 Chainz, Lana Del Rey, Sia, Jcole and more.

T-Minus
Background information
Birth name Tyler Williams
Also known as T-Minus
Born (1988-02-25) February 25, 1988 (age 30)
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active 2006–present
Associated acts

As one of Drake’s longest collaborators, he has been part of the journey since day one with hits such as "H.Y.F.R", “The Motto”, “Make Me Proud” (featuring Nicki Minaj) and "Blem" to name a few.

He has amassed over 20 awards and nominations including Grammy’s,  Platinum certifications and winning BMI’s prestigious Producer of the Year on multiple occasions.

The trademark T-Minus sound is played across airwaves worldwide from radio, television, online video and streaming channels, and talked about in publications from XXL to Genius and everywhere in between.

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Early lifeEdit

T-Minus first started experimenting with music as a student at Pickering High School. "I’ve always loved music," he says. "I used to play the drums, so I’ve always been interested in music in that way." After sitting at the drum kit for a few years, he decided to try making his own rhythms, so he downloaded a digital audio workstation program called Fruity Loops when he was 15 years old and was soon creating entire songs.[1]

ArtistryEdit

"I’m just taking things to a new place as far as music goes. I don’t want to go to the same route that I was going to before so far as how everything sounds, how everything sits in your ears... I’m going back to the roots of R&B, mid-’90s, from hearing a Timbaland record, an Aaliyah, something from Blackground Music, for example. When the music had so much emotion."[2]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Result
2011 Grammy Awards Best Rap Solo Performance ("Ludacris - How Low") Nominated
2013 Grammy Awards Best Rap Song ("Drake featuring Lil Wayne - The Motto") Nominated
2014 Grammy Awards Album of the Year (Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.a.A.d City) Nominated

He also won Top Producer at the 2012 BMI Urban Awards.

DiscographyEdit

Singles producedEdit

Year Single Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US
R&B
US
Rap
US
Pop
CAN UK
2009 "How Low"
(Ludacris)
6 2 1 41 67 Battle of the Sexes
2010 "Moment 4 Life"
(Nicki Minaj featuring Drake)
13 1 1 18 27 22 Pink Friday
2011 "I'm On One"
(DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne)
10 1 1 35 67 78 We the Best Forever
"She Will"
(Lil Wayne featuring Drake)
3 1 2 16 58 Tha Carter IV
"Make Me Proud"
(Drake featuring Nicki Minaj)
9 1 1 25 49 Take Care
"The Motto"
(Drake featuring Lil Wayne)
14 1 1 25 38 22
2012 "HYFR"
(Drake featuring Lil Wayne)
62 20 17
"My Moment"
(DJ Drama featuring 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and Jeremih)
89 23 16 Quality Street Music
"Swimming Pools (Drank)"
(Kendrick Lamar)
17 3 3 63 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
"Go Get It"
(T.I.)
77 40 23 86 Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head
"She Don't Put It Down"
(Joe Budden featuring Lil Wayne and Tank)
96 32 No Love Lost
2013 "Rich as Fuck"
(Lil Wayne featuring 2 Chainz)
38 11 9 I Am Not a Human Being II
"Heartbreaker"
(Justin Bieber)
13 15 14 Journals
2017 "Somethin Tells Me"
(Bryson Tiller)
74 29 84 True to Self
"Broke"
(Lecrae)
All Things Work Together

2007Edit

Drake - Comeback SeasonEdit

2008Edit

Plies - Da REAListEdit

  • 15. "Co-Defendant"

Papa DuckEdit

Tyra B.Edit

  • 00. "Break You Up"

2009Edit

LeToya Luckett - Lady LoveEdit

  • 11. "Drained"

Mýa - Beauty & The Streets Vol.1Edit

Birdman - PricelessEdit

  • 01. "Intro"

Birdman - Family Over EverythingEdit

Ace Hood - The PreviewEdit

  • 15. "White Leather"

Jazzfeezy - Jazzfeezy Presents: Unveiling the RaptureEdit

  • 03. Unstoppable" (featuring Burna, Bass Line and Dean Gray) (produced with Jazzfeezy))
  • 04. "Words Won't Do" (featuring August) (produced with Jazzfeezy and Boi-1da))
  • 14. "Flying High" (featuring Phax and Red Shortz) (produced with Jazzfeezy))

Rebstar - ArrivalEdit

The WeekndEdit

  • 00. "Our Love"

2010Edit

Donnis - Fashionably LateEdit

  • 05. "Tonight"

Ludacris - Battles of the SexesEdit

Travis Porter - Proud to Be a ProblemEdit

  • 14. "Mighty Mighty" (featuring F.L.Y.)

Travis Porter - I Am Travis PorterEdit

  • 17. "Lay Ya Body Down"

Diggy Simmons - AirborneEdit

A-Game - PilotModeMuzikEdit

  • 00. "Go Head Shawty"
  • 00. "Airplanes"
  • 00. "Don't Be Mad"

Lil Scrappy - Prince of the South 2Edit

Leftover
  • 00. "Get Lost" (featuring Cutty)

P. ReignEdit

  • 00. "In My Hood"

Lyfe Jennings - I Still BelieveEdit

  • 01. "Statistics"
  • 02. "Love"
  • 04. "Spotlight"
  • 07. "Mama"
  • 10. "Learn From This"

T.I. - No MercyEdit

  • 12. "Poppin Bottles" (featuring Drake)

Ciara - Basic InstinctEdit

  • 09. "Turn It Up" (featuring Usher)

Nicki Minaj - Pink FridayEdit

Luu Breeze - HollaLaLuuieEdit

  • 05. "Makin' A Killin'" (featuring Vado)

2011Edit

DJ Khaled - We the Best ForeverEdit

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IVEdit

Wale - AmbitionEdit

T-Pain - RevolveREdit

  • 01. "Bang Bang Pow Pow" (featuring Lil Wayne)

Drake - Take CareEdit

A-Game - Since 1988Edit

  • 11. "Cool Boyz" / 00. "Cool Boyz" (Remix) (featuring Red Cafe)

Don Trip & Starlito - Step BrothersEdit

  • 12. "Pray For Me"

Alley Boy - Definition of Fuck Shit 2Edit

  • 07. "Word Law" (featuring Veli Sosa)

Birdman & Mack Maine - Billionaire MindsEdit

  • 04. "Mr. Lottery" (featuring Short Dawg & Jae Millz)

2012Edit

T.I. - Fuck da City UpEdit

Melanie Fiona - The MF LifeEdit

  • 04. "I Been That Girl"

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman ReloadedEdit

D-WHY - Don't Flatter YourselfEdit

Leftover
  • 00. "Macchiato Music"

Burd & Keyz - Keyz of LifeEdit

  • 05. "Faithful" (featuring Luu Breeze, A-Game & Jahron B) (produced with Burd & Keyz)

Tank - This Is How I FeelEdit

  • 05. "Compliments" (featuring Kris Stephens & T.I.)

DJ Drama - Quality Street MusicEdit

Slaughterhouse - Welcome to: Our HouseEdit

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d cityEdit

Cyhi the Prynce - Ivy League ClubEdit

  • 13. "Tomorrow"

Roscoe Dash - Roscoe 2.0

  • 17. "Substance Abuse"

T-Pain - StoicEdit

  • 03. "Don't You Quit"

Keyshia Cole - Woman to WomanEdit

  • 02. Zero (featuring Meek Mill) {{small|(produced with Vidal)
  • 11. Forever

T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is the HeadEdit

  • 08. "Go Get It"
  • 09. "Guns and Roses" (featuring P!nk)
  • 12. "Addresses"

ASAP Rocky - Long. Live. ASAPEdit

2013Edit

Jigg - High Grade 2Edit

  • 03. "So Hot"

Joe Budden - No Love LostEdit

Lil Wayne - I Am Not a Human Being IIEdit

  • 09. "Rich as Fuck" (featuring 2 Chainz)

Kelly Rowland - Talk a Good GameEdit

  • 04. "Talk a Good Game" (featuring Kevin Cossom)

Justin Bieber - JournalsEdit

2014Edit

Wink Loc

  • 00. "Want Me Dead (featuring Jeezy and Jigg)"

Bizzle - Well Wishes

  • 13. "You Know (Remix)" (featuring Lecrae) (produced with Boi-1da)

Eric Bellinger - The RebirthEdit

TinasheEdit

  • 00. "In The Meantime"

2015Edit

Big Sean - "Dark Sky Paradise"Edit

  • 07. "Win Some, Lose Some" (produced with Boi-1da)

Ludacris - "Ludaversal"Edit

2016Edit

Travis Scott - Birds in the Trap Sing McKnightEdit

2017Edit

Drake - More LifeEdit

Bryson Tiller - True to SelfEdit

Lana Del Rey - Lust for LifeEdit

Lecrae - All Things Work TogetherEdit

  • 03. "Broke" (produced with Nikhil Seetharam and Boi-1da)

PartyNextDoor - Seven DaysEdit

  • 03. "Damage" (with Halsey) (produced with Frank Dukes)

Belly - Mumble RapEdit

  • 02. "Make a Toast" (produced with Boi-1da, Vinylz, Allen Ritter and DannyBoyStyles)
  • 03. "The Come Down Is Real Too"

2018Edit

Camila Cabello - CamilaEdit

  • 05. "Inside Out" (produced with Frank Dukes)

Rich the Kid - The World Is YoursEdit

  • 10. "Early Morning Trappin" (featuring Trippie Redd) (produced with J. Valle)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dolabaille, DC. "Who is T-Minus?". Black Ink Magazine. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  2. ^ Krishnamurthy, Sowmya. "T-Minus on What Happened to "Partynauseous" and Writing New Drake Beats". MTV. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1623626/20091012/puff_daddy.jhtml

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