Creating music that rings in the heart of souls has been a breeze for the Grammy songwriter, Reggie Calloway. His prolific talent as a top music producer, hit writer, musician and artist has attracted some of the biggest names in the music industry.
One of Calloway’s original compositions entitled, “I’ll Be Good For You”, was featured on N’Sync’s multi-platinum CD, “No Strings Attached”, proving his ability to break age barriers by working with current artist and legends.
Best known as the founder and leader of one of the most popular Techno-funk bands, “Midnight Star”, Calloway lead the group to international success, writing, producing and arranging a string of top mega #1 hits which include, “ Operator", “No Parking On The Dance Floor” and "Freak-a-zoid”. Not to forget the #2 Pop anthem, “ I Wanna Be Rich”, performed with brother, Vincent, as the duo Calloway. This song is still being used today as a motivational tool for corporations, businesses and by financial wizards like Suze Orman and Donald Trump.
The Ohio native captured the respect of the music industry insiders for consistently writing a string of Grammy-nominated #1 hits for Teddy Pendergrass, Natalie Cole and LeVert, just to name a few, not to mention the multi-platinum and Gold Albums he has produced. In 1987 he wrote ”Love Overboard” for Gladys Knight and The Pips, which won a prestigious Grammy, elevating him to a new status in the music industry as a rising talent.
His songs have been featured in films including “Deep Cover”, “Wood”, “ How To Be A Player” and “The Pickup Artist”. Some of Calloway’s television credits: “The Simpson’s”, “Ellen Degeneress”, “Soul Food”, “Beverly Hills 90210” and ” The Oprah Winfrey Show”.
From Solar Records to writing signature songs for Midnight Star, Calloway remains on the frontline in developing unique lyrics and ear catching melodies. His most recent addition to his endless list of creative works is his debut solo CD, “Bring Back The Love” which features an impressive collage of love songs.
It is no surprise that the music pioneer received a Grammy nomination for R&B Songwriter of the Year for the hit song “Casanova” in 1987. Twenty years later Calloway is proving he is a modern day Casanova. He dazzles us with the magic of his music and gives us the opportunity to use the gift of our ears.
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