Trey Songzs’ real name is Tremaine Aldon Nevrson and he was born in Petersburg, Virginia on November 28, 1984. This American singer, songwriter and actor was working on his first album in 2004 and also launched various mix-tapes in the same year using ‘Prince of Virginia’ as the alias. One of the songs which gave Songz some popularity was ‘Open the Closet’, which was a reply to R. Kelly’s song ‘Trapped in the Closet’.
On July 26, 2005, he released his debut album titled ‘I Gotta Make It’ and the album sold 40,000 copies in the first week reaching number 20 on the Billboard 200. He was later featured on Twista’s lead single ‘Day After’. In 2006, Songz collaborated with Troy Taylor, Danja, Bryan-Michael Cox, R. Kelly and Stargate to work on his second album titled, ‘Trey Day’ which came out in October 2007 after a few delays.
The second single of his album was titled ‘Can’t Help but Wait’ and reached number 14 on the Hot 100. The single also helped increase the sale of the album and was nominated at the 2008 Grammy Awards. In the same year he started working on his next album but before its release, he launched a mix-tape called ‘Anticipation’ in mid 2009 and it was an inclusion in the album. Songz was only 15 years when the album was released in August, 2009 and was titled ‘Ready’.
The album sold well and reached number 3 on Billboard 200 and was also Songzs’ first album to go platinum. His next album ‘I Need a Girl’ contained a series of hit singles which released during 2009 and 2010. ‘Passion, Pain and Pleasure’ released in September 2010 and was Songzs’ fourth studio album. Rapper Nicki Minaj was featured in the album’s lead single titled ‘Bottoms up’ and it got to number 6 on Billboard Hot 100.
He collaborated with Monica in August, 2010 for his first big tour called Passion, Pain and Pleasure Tour. ‘Step Up 3D’ used ‘Already Taken’ as a part of the films soundtrack in July 2010 and Songzs’ ex girlfriend and dancer Helen Gedlu was featured in the video. He June 2011, he performed at the BET Awards after which he started working on his next studio album ‘Chapter V’. A track from the album titled ‘Inevitable’ was released as a EP on his birthday on 28 November 2011 and reached number 4 on Billboard Top Hip Hop R&B Chart.
In the same year, he starred in the film ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ as Ryan but the film was released in 2013. Atlantic Records released ‘Chapter V’ in August 2012 and Songz started the Anticipation tour to promote the album between February and March. The album started at the first spot on US Billboard 200 and reached number 8 in the UK charts. Songzs’ next album ‘Trigga’ was released in July 2014 and sold 105,000 copies in week first while reaching the top spot on the US Billboard 200. ‘Intermission 1 and 2’ was digitally released in mid 2015.
Education: He is the son of Claude Neverson Jr. and his mother’s name is April (Gholson) Tucker who was only 17 at the time of Songzs’ birth. He was brought up by his mother and stepdad and was also a very shy kid who was motivated by friends and family to pursue music as a career. Songz was signed by Atlantic Records in 2000 after his stepfather introduced him to Troy Taylor who was a record producer. In 2003, Songz graduated from Petersburg High School after which he relocated to New Jersey to begin working on his first album. He was also arrested in December 2016 on the charges of assaulting a police officer when his concert was stopped early because of a curfew.
Trey Songz Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $14.5 Million US Dollars
The total net-worth of Trey Songz has increased in the past few years with the increase in his popularity and has reached up to $14.5 million US dollars as of 2017. He is also one of the highest paid singers in the world. He loves listening to music in one of his favorite cars which is a Mercedes-Benz S-63 AMG along with which he has a list of other cars which include Porsche, Audi and some other amazing rides. He also owns a luxurious $3.5 million home in California and is riding high on his current success.
Songzs’ latest work ‘Termaine: The Album’ was launched on March 24, 2017 and contains 15 songs. He is happy making music at the moment and is focusing on promoting his latest album. Songz will also be seen in the film ‘Brother’s Blood as Sonny and the film will release this year.
Songz was pushed into music at a very early age and has definitely made the most of it. He is among the top singers in the world at the moment with a number of popular albums under his belt. He will also be hoping that his popularity as a musician will boost his acting career and give him a chance to explore himself more as an artist. He is just 32 and has a long way to go in his career which certainly looks a bright one at the moment, given that Songz continues to dish out great songs and entertain his fans with his music.