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Famous as :


Birth Name :

Terius Youngdell Nash

Birth Date :

September 21, 1978

Birth Place :

North Carolina, USA

Spouse :

Nivea (singer, 16-Apr-04 - 2008), Christina Milian (singer, 4-Sep-09 - Oct-2011), ? (since 4-Jul-14)

Claim to fame :

Album "Love Hate" (2007)


Terius Youngdell Nash aka The-Dream was born in Rockingham, North Carolina and raised in Atlanta under the care of his grandfather. He acquired the moniker The-Dream after his uncle told him to reach high for his dream although he didn't know at that time that music could be one possibility. When he started doing music, his grandpa thought he would never made money out of it, but soon he joined a singing group called Guess Who that received moderate and local reception back in his hometown. The group was managed and signed by rapper Raheem who eventually brought them a song called "Most Beautiful Girl". With new affiliation and connections, The-Dream soon found himself apart from the lots to begin a solo project. He worked with B2K before their split in 2004, all-girl group 3LW, R'n'B singer Mya, as well as Nivea, who eventually became his wife.

In 2003, The-Dream worked on several samples that he delivered straight to Britney Spears. Many were rejected but one caught the pop singer's ears. "Me Against the Music" that he co-wrote with several other musicians became the lead single of Britney's "In the Zone" (2003) and Hot Dance Sales Single of the Year. This brought The-Dream one level up towards his credibility recognition. He moved on with being the executive producer of Nivea on her sophomore effort. "Complicated" was released in 2005 and peaked at #37 on Billboard Hot 200, giving The-Dream a boost of morale that he needed. By then he was married to Nivea and granted a daughter named Navy Talia who was born on May 10, 2005. Sadly they announced separation two years later after the birth of their twin sons.

Latest News

The-Dream Surrendered to NYPD After Accused of Punching Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend

May 08, 2014 00:22:37 GMT

voluntarily walked into Midtown North station house to turn himself in on Wednesday, May 7 on accusation of assaulting ex-girlfriend Lydia Nam. Despite the booking, the songwriter/producer insisted that he was innocent.

The-Dream Wanted by Police for Allegedly Attacking Pregnant Girlfriend

April 30, 2014 08:53:03 GMT

reportedly is wanted by NYPD following an alleged assault to his ex-girlfriend Lydia Nam. According to TMZ, The-Dream, whose real name is Terius Nash, is wanted by the police after Nam claimed that he punched, kicked, and strangled her when she was pregnant with their child.

The-Dream Announces Split From Def Jam

January 09, 2014 07:55:59 GMT

has decided to part ways with his record label Def Jam. The R&B singer made the announcement on Wednesday, January 8 on his Instagram, posting Def Jam's logo and captioning it, "I will miss this logo. It all started here! Love Everything that I achieved there, EXODUS THE-DREAM #exodusthedream."

The-Dream Releases 'Turnt' Ft. Beyonce Knowles and 2 Chainz

May 22, 2013 09:06:42 GMT

After releasing "High Art" with two weeks ago and the title track of his album "" last week, debuts another new single from his forthcoming fifth studio album due to arrive on May 28. Entitled "Turnt", the track has such big names as and as featured artists lending their vocals to the 35-year-old songwriter to the stars.

The-Dream Premieres 'IV Play' Music Video

May 17, 2013 03:39:30 GMT

A week after releasing the trap-inspired, bass-heavy jam "High Art" featuring , now premieres the music video for title track from his forthcoming fifth album "". Besides Jay-Z, the 35-year-old songwriter's new album features an all-star line-up of collaborators that includes , , , , , , and more.

The-Dream Debuts 'High Art' Featuring Jay-Z

May 10, 2013 06:03:30 GMT

Songwriter Terius Nash a.k.a. has released new single "High Art", a track off his forthcoming fifth album "", due on May 28. The 35-year-old artist's trap-inspired track gets a boost from Roc Nation mogul who drops a verse in the bass-heavy, auto-tuned jam.

The-Dream to Feature Beyonce and Mary J. Blige in New Album

April 06, 2013 06:31:17 GMT

During a listening session at New York's Jungle City Studios, songwriter Terius Nash a.k.a. previewed his forthcoming fifth album "". As the 35-year-old artist rolled through the tracks of his new LP on his iPod and entertained some questions after each session, it was revealed that the prolific hitmaker got divas and among the superstar collaborators who supported his new project.

The-Dream to Work on Kanye West's Next Album and Release His 'Fourplay'

February 11, 2013 07:52:15 GMT

Songwriter Terius Nash a.k.a. is set to release his next album "Fourplay" on May 7, his fourth solo album. He chose to make the big announcement during Grammy night on Sunday, February 10, after picking up a trophy for his work on "No Church in the Wild", a collaboration track with , and .

Artist of the Week: The-Dream

December 31, 2012 05:56:53 GMT

After three chart-busting studio albums, has finally released a self-titled effort. Two years in the making, the album is named after his birth name, Terius Nash, and the year he was born, 1977. It has been in stores across the United States starting December 18.

The-Dream Premieres 'Used to Be' Music Video

December 13, 2012 09:16:42 GMT

Following the recent release of his video "Wake Me When It's Over", hip-hop singer-songwriter and record producer Terius Nash, better known as , premieres another music video in less than a week. The latest video is to support "Used to Be", lifted off his album "", and features his fellow Radio Killa Records artist Casha.

The-Dream: Beyonce to Debut New Music Before Super Bowl

December 05, 2012 03:09:38 GMT

There is good news for ' fans who are eager for some new material from the diva. According to , who is her frequent collaborator, the "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" hitmaker will definitely release new music before the Super Bowl. The revelation took place during The-Dream's interview with Billboard.

Video Premiere: The-Dream's 'Dope Chick' Ft. Pusha T

August 27, 2012 04:26:14 GMT

gets seductive in his new music video "Dope Chick" supported by . The two Hip-Hop stars compare girls to addictive cocaine in the song, and bring sexy theme in the video to express the "pretty neat non-toxic element."

Video Premiere: The-Dream's 'Dope Bitch' Ft. Pusha T

July 18, 2012 07:12:29 GMT

has released a music video for the smooth sounding single, "Dope Bitch", which features rapper . The visual for the track is set in a plain black room that is accented with streams of light. In the clip, the recording artist shows off some expensive-looking cars.

Paul McCartney Confirmed to Close Opening Ceremony of Olympics

June 05, 2012 06:10:46 GMT

One of the performers for the upcoming Olympic Games in London has been revealed. Sir confirmed his scheduled performance at the opening ceremony of the summer games.

Miss USA Olivia Culpo Says 'Transgender' Question Is Easy

June 05, 2012 04:52:11 GMT

What came to Olivia Culpo's mind when she was asked whether it would be fair if a transgender woman wins Miss USA? "I thought it was really an easy question," so the winner of the 2012 pageant revealed to Boston.

'Spartacus' Showrunner Justifies Shocking Decision to End Show After Third Season

June 05, 2012 04:36:59 GMT

The upcoming third season of "" will be the last for the series. On Monday, June 4, Starz announced the decision to cancel the starrer with a 10-episode season which is subtitled "War of the Damned".

J.J. Abrams Allegedly Reveals First Look at the Klingons in 'Star Trek 2'

June 05, 2012 04:11:36 GMT

How the Klingons will look like in J.J. Abrams' anticipated "" sequel might have been revealed. When Abrams made an appearance at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, June 3, a monitor behind him allegedly displayed a glimpse of an armored Klingon warrior.

Gwyneth Paltrow Clears Up N-Word Tweet, The-Dream Comes to Her Defense

June 05, 2012 04:09:11 GMT

explained an N-word tweet on her timeline, insisting that she never meant to offend anyone. Also defending the "" actress was who reportedly was on stage with her when the tweet in question was posted.

Video Premiere: The-Dream's 'Kill the Lights'

March 29, 2012 04:57:05 GMT

promotes his latest single "Kill the Lights" in a new music video. The former husband of is seen crooning the lyrics in his falsetto voice under the simmering of some light bulbs which later explode and set the room on fire.

Video Premiere: The-Dream's 'Roc'

February 24, 2012 08:16:30 GMT

enjoys a good party in a music video supporting his single "Roc". The former husband of is surrounded by beautiful ladies who parade their body in tight-fitting clothes. "It was really natural," he told Billboard.

Lauren London Denies She's Pregnant With The-Dream's Baby

November 26, 2011 17:46:19 GMT

has dispelled the rumor that she is carrying a bun in the oven. There was a fake Fox News Twitter account which cited "sources from TMZ" as saying that the actress got impregnated by rapper .

Christina Milian and The-Dream's Divorce Finalized

October 23, 2011 13:35:55 GMT

and are now free to re-marry. The former couple's divorce has been finalized by an L.A. County Superior Court judge this week. The couple was married in Las Vegas in 2009.

Justin Bieber: I'm Not Some Factory Machine

February 02, 2011 04:13:52 GMT

has dismissed allegations his rise to fame was manipulated by music industry bosses, insisting he is not a manufactured pop star. The 16 year old shot to stardom in 2009 after he was reportedly discovered by music bosses who spotted homemade footage of his singing posted on YouTube.com.

Christina Milian and The-Dream Fight Over Justin Bieber

February 02, 2011 03:21:03 GMT

and are heading back to court to fight over the rights to 's hit song "Baby", just months after agreeing to a "peaceful" divorce settlement. The singer/producer filed for divorce just nine days before Milian gave birth to their first child, daughter Violet, last February, insisting the relationship was "irretrievably broken".

Christina Milian Opens Up About Marriage Hell With The-Dream

January 04, 2011 07:18:03 GMT

Pop star has opened up about her hellish marriage to producer Terius '' Nash, confessing she knew he was cheating on her but thought she could fix the broken relationship. Nash filed for divorce from Milian just days before the couple's daughter Violet was born last February. They reached a settlement out of court in November.

Christina Milian Enjoys Being Single After Splitting From The-Dream

November 12, 2010 05:15:49 GMT

R&B singer has no plans to return to the dating scene anytime soon - because she's enjoying life as a single woman following her split from husband . The "Dip It Low" star fell pregnant with singer/producer The-Dream's child in 2009 and they eloped in September of the same year after a whirlwind romance.

Mariah Carey to Celebrate Christmas With ABC

November 02, 2010 09:12:00 GMT

ABC has on Thanksgiving and on Christmas. In a press release, the network announced on Monday, November 1 that there will be a holiday television special called "Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You" airing on Monday, December 13 at 9/8c.

Kim Kardashian Recording Debut Album, Working With The-Dream

November 02, 2010 08:37:36 GMT

pulls a . Words on the street are, the 30-year-old celebrity socialite is going to expand her career from an actress and model to a singer. Recording session has already begun, a source close to the project told TMZ.

Christina Milian Urges Judge to Disregard Divorce Papers Filed by The-Dream

July 26, 2010 02:42:32 GMT

has launched a legal challenge to 's petition for divorce - alleging her estranged husband was unfaithful during their marriage. The singer/producer filed for divorce just nine days before Milian gave birth to their first child, daughter Violet, in February this year, insisting their relationship was "irretrievably broken".

The-Dream Filed for Divorce When Christina Milian Was Pregnant

July 23, 2010 07:03:28 GMT

Singer/producer knew his marriage to was over before she gave birth to their first child together - he filed for divorce just nine days before she became a mum. The R&B stars eloped in September 2009 and pop star Milian announced her pregnancy weeks later.

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