Tommee Profitt

Tommee James Profitt (born November 12, 1984) is an American songwriter and producer.[1]

Tommee Profitt
Tommee at his home studio in 2018
Tommee at his home studio in 2018
Background information
Birth nameThomas James Profitt
Born (1984-11-12) November 12, 1984 (age 36)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United states
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Songwriter
  • record producer
  • multi-instrumentalist
Labels
Associated acts
Websitetommeeprofitt.com

BiographyEdit

Profitt is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.[2] He moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2017 to continue his music career.[3] He has worked on the production and sound development of rapper NF.[4] In later years, he has also worked in film and television music.[5] His music has been featured in 24, Legacies, Quantico, The Good Doctor, Prison Break, The Rookie, America's Got Talent, Empire, Bones, The Handmaid's Tale, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, NFL, TYR Sport, and others.[6] He has won two Dove Awards and has been nominated for five.[7]

His music has also been used for video game promos and scores including Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Apex Legends, Assassin's Creed, UFC2 and Madden.[8][9] In 2018 Profitt held the Top TV Song for two consecutive weeks with covers of Linkin Park's "In The End," featuring singer-songwriter Fleurie and American rapper Jung Youth.[10][11] Another collaboration, "Wake Me Up," featuring Fleurie, charted on iTunes Top 50 and on Spotify's Top 50 Viral chart.[12]

CollaborationsEdit

Profitt is known for his production work with American rapper NF.[13] The two met in Michigan while NF was starting out as a rapper and Profitt was transitioning from being a full-time artist to a producer. Profitt signed his publishing deal with Capitol CMG Publishing in 2014, the same year that NF signed to Capitol Christian Music Group as an artist.[14] They have continued to be frequent collaborators, with Profitt collaborating on the writing and production on NF's four full-length releases that have been released under Capitol CMG.[13][15]

The first album, Mansion, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart and peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.[16] The second album, Therapy Session, also debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Albums Chart[17] and peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200.[16] NF's third studio album, Perception, debuted at No. 1 overall on the Billboard 200;[18] his fourth studio album, The Search, did so too.[19] With over one billion global streams, their song, “Let You Down,” claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Pop Chart[20][21] and went on to become an 8x RIAA Certified Platinum single.[22][23] In addition to his work with NF, Tommee has worked with Hunter Hayes, Migos, The Score, Avril Lavigne, Social Club Misfits, Angie Rose, TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Britt Nicole, SVRCINA, Colton Dixon, Nicole Nordeman, Blanca, Ruelle, Jung Youth, Fleurie, and others.[24]

Cinematic Songs collectionEdit

Profitt's releases include six Cinematic Song volumes compiling his collaborations with other artists in film and television, as well as Gloria Regali, his most recent sync-focused collaboration with Fleurie.[25]

List of releases as an artist
Year Album/Song Featured Artist
2019 Cinematic Songs (Vol. 6) Nicole Serrano, Fleurie, Brooke, Royal & the Serpent, Sam Tinnesz, XEAH, Ruby Amanfu, and Beacon Light[26]
2019 Gloria Regali Fleurie
2018 Cinematic Songs (Vol. 5) Sam Tinnesz, Ruby Amanfu, Fleurie, Jung Youth, Brooke Griffith, Ruelle, Trella, Mike Mains, and Liv Ash[27]
2018 Cinematic Songs (Vol. 4) Sarah Reeves, Fleurie, Colton Dixon, Daniella Mason, Steven Malcolm, Royal & the Serpent, Whissell, Beacon Light, FJORA, and Sam Tinnesz
2018 Cinematic Songs (Vol. 3) Liv Ash, Steven Malcolm, Jessie Early, Beacon Light, Jung Youth, Raine Wilder, Svrcina, Sam Tinnesz, Laney Jones, and Xeah[28]
2017 Cinematic Songs (Vol. 2) Mike Mains, Svrcina, Beacon Light, Quivr, Fleurie, Liv Ash, and Sam Tinnesz[29]
2017 Cinematic Songs (Vol. 1) Sam Tinnesz, Ruelle, Svrcina, Wondra, Fleurie, Cappa, and Aron Wright[30]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
Holiday

[31]
US
Christian

[32]
2020 The Birth of a King 28 26

Dove AwardsEdit

Year Nominated Award Artist Result
2015 Mansion Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year NF Nominated[33]
2016 Therapy Session Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year NF Won[34]
2016 "I Just Wanna Know" Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year NF Nominated[34]
2017 Himself Producer of the Year Himself Nominated[35]
2018 War Cry (ft. Tauren Wells) Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year Social Club Misfits Won[36]
2019 The Elements Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year TobyMac Nominated[37]
2019 I Know a Ghost Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year Crowder Nominated[38]

Film and television placementsEdit

Movie/Show title Song title Air Date Ref.
Batwoman "There's a Hero In You (Feat. Fleurie)" October 26, 2019 [40]
Nancy Drew "Wake Me Up (Feat. Fleurie)" October 8, 2019
Tell Me A Story "One Eye Open (Feat. Daniella Mason)" October 3, 2019 [41]
Station 19 "Can You Feel The Heat Now (Feat. Fleurie)" October 4, 2019
The Bold Type May 28, 2019
The Bold Type May 27, 2019 [40]
The Spanish Princess "Gloria Regali (Feat. Fleurie)" May 5, 2019 [41]
World of Dance "Wake Me Up" (Feat. Fleurie)" May 5, 2019
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger "Can You Feel The Heat Now (Feat. Fleurie)" April 24, 2019 [40]
All American "Warriors (Feat. Steven Malcolm)" March 19, 2019
Black Ink Crew: Chicago "Takin Over" March 6, 2019 [41]
The Enemy Within "Rise Above (Feat. Trella)" February 25, 2019
Siesta Key "I'm a Ruler (Feat. Ruby Amanfu)" January 22, 2019
The Titan Games "Warriors (Feat. Steven Malcolm)" January 3, 2019
Legacies "Wake Me Up (Feat. Fleurie)" December 5, 2018 [40]
"In The End (Feat. Jung Youth & Fleurie)" November 28, 2018
Charmed "Wake Me Up (Feat. Fleurie)" November 17, 2018
The Girl in the Spider's Web "Wicked (Feat. Royal & the Serpent)" November 8, 2018
Tell Me A Story "Welcome to the Jungle" October 31, 2018 [41]
Hard Knocks "Why" [NF] August 7, 2018 [40]
The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars "Warriors (Feat. Steven Malcolm)" June 19, 2018 [41]
The Good Doctor "Hold on for Your Life (Feat. Sam Tinnesz)" January 7, 2018 [40]
The Brave September 24, 2017
Power "We Runnin (Feat. Beacon Light)" June 24, 2017
Prison Break "Hero (Feat. Mike Maine)" April 4, 2017 [41]
Black Ink Crew "Grindin" [NF] April 5, 2017 [42]
Quantico "Tomorrow We Fight" March 19, 2017 [40]
"Hero" February 19, 2017
Reign "Breathe (Feat. Fleurie)" June 9, 2017
"Hurts Like Hell (Feat. Fleurie)" February 10, 2017 [42]
The Expanse "Whose Side Are You On (Feat. Ruelle)" February 1, 2017 [41]
Bones "Breathe (Feat. Fleurie)" January 3, 2017 [42]
Queen Sugar "Hurts Like Hell (Feat. Fleurie)" September 7, 2016
Containment May 31, 2016
May 24, 2016
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta "Wake Up" [NF] August 17, 2015
Scream: The TV Series "Hurts Like Hell (Feat. Fleurie)" July 28, 2015

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