Trey Songz “Anticipation” Mixtape Download & Stream
Trey Songz releases his Official Mixtape Anticipation, Presented by Atlantic Records. The 13-track tape has one lone Feature from Drake. Production is handled by Troy Taylor, John “SK” McGee, E. Miles, Patrick Hayes, Eric Hudson & Young Yonny.
Tremaine “Trey” Neverson (born November 28, 1984), better known by his stage name Trey Songz, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper, and actor. His debut album, I Gotta Make It, was released in 2005, while his second album, Trey Day, was released in 2007. His third album, Ready, was released in 2009 while his fourth studio album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure, was released on September 14, 2010. His fifth album entitled Chapter V was released on August 21, 2012. His sixth studio album, Trigga, was released on July 1, 2014.
Trey Songz was born in Petersburg, Virginia. His mother, April (Gholson) Tucker, was 17 when he was born. Raised as a military brat by his mother and stepfather, Songz did not have aspirations for a musical career as a child due to his shyness, saying “Singing wasn’t a reality for me, until other people started noticing I sounded good.” He recognized his vocal abilities at the age of 14. Reluctant to sing, he began performing with encouragement by friends and family in high school. Record producer Troy Taylor discovered Songz during a talent show in 2000, which led him to signing a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 2002. After graduating from high school in 2002, Trey Songz moved to New Jersey to begin recording his debut album, though recording did not actually begin until 2003.
In late 2008, Trey Songz began work on his third studio album with Bryan-Michael Cox, Sean Garrett, Stargate and Troy Taylor and aimed for the record to be more mature than his first two. Before releasing his third album, Songz released a mixtape titled Anticipation in June 2009 through his blog, which featured songs from his third album. Another mixtape from Trey Songz was released in the summer of 2009, called Genesis. Genesis was a collection of Trey Songz‘s first recordings when he was 15 years old and was released to show his fans the dedication that he had to making a record when he was young. Trey released his third studio album, Ready, on August 31, 2009. The album reached #3 on the Billboard 200, selling 131,000 copies in its first week. The album was his first to reach the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. The album has since sold over 800,000 records in the US, earning a Gold certification from the RIAA in February 2010, becoming his first album to be certified by the RIAA.
The lead single from the album, “I Need a Girl“, was released in April 2009 and reached #5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart and #59 on the Hot 100, becoming an R&B/Urban hit but not a mainstream hit. A promotional single, “Successful“, featuring rapper Drake, was released in June 2009 and reached #17 on the Hot 100, becoming Songz‘s third Top 20 hit. The single also served as the second and final single from Drake‘s EP, So Far Gone. The second official single from his third album, “LOL Smiley Face“, featuring Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em and Gucci Mane, was released in August 2009 and reached #51 on the Hot 100 and #12 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The third single from the album, “I Invented Sex“, featuring Drake, was released in October 2009 and reached #42 on the Hot 100 but #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming his first single to top that chart. Like the first two singles from the album, it achieved success in the R&B/Urban community but only some mainstream success. The fourth single from the album, “Say Aah“, featuring rapper Fabolous, was released in January 2010 and reached #9 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The single has become one of Trey‘s highest charting singles on the Hot 100 and also one of his most successful singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
The fifth and final single from the album, “Neighbors Know My Name“, was released in February 2010 and reached #43 on the Hot 100 and #4 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. A sixth single, “Yo Side of the Bed“, was going to be released in June 2010, but its release was canceled due to unknown reasons. A music video, featuring singer Keri Hilson, was filmed and released, however. Trey Songz was also the opening act for Jay-Z on his Jay-Z Fall Tour in late 2009. The album was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010, but lost to Beyoncé‘s I Am… Sasha Fierce.
Many of you may ask, Why ANTICIPATION? Well lets break it down shall we:
An⋅tic⋅i⋅pa⋅tion [an-tis-uh-pey-shuhn] -noun
1. realization in advance, intuition; foretaste.
2. Musically – a tone introduced in advance of its harmony so that it sounds against the preceding chord.
What do I mean by READY? Well, lets do this one more time.
Read⋅y [red-ee] –adjective
1. completely prepared or in fit condition for immediate action or use
Are you READY? I like to say don’t get READY…STAY READY!!! But until then…Here is ANTICIPATION…
The creation of ANTICIPATION began after I presented READY to my label the first time. I just started recording on my days off and the music felt great and decided that I’d rather share the music than let it sit and be idle. This is music without politics, without creative boundaries. Troy (my mentor and founder & CEO of Songbook Ent.) and I have been making music since I was 15. There was a time when thoughts of monotonous melodies or redundant choruses wasn’t THE KEY to making a hit record. Music that just felt good. Although they’re present at times the boundaries are endless in this body of work, giving you a (1) realization in advance to READY.
Musically, I’m currently in a creative space like no other. I feel as though whenever a mic is put in front of me, I can do no wrong. At a time in the music industry where album sales are low, fans are fickle, inconsistent, or more into the various songs than they are the particular artist, I feel that I must give u a reason to love me. Embed in you a desire to love me and an appreciation for the music. I must show you that not only do I LOVE what I do but I also do it well. Follow on Twitter @TreySongz @MedievalBeatz R&B Beats
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