Def Jam has found it’s new Vice President of A&R.


Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown, and Karen Kwak, Executive Vice President/Head of A&R at Island Def Jam Music Group, announced that Grammy Award winning singer/super producer The-Dream would be be taking over the position.


The-Dream is a gifted songwriter and producer who writes from a unique cultural point of view. This rare ability sets him apart from all other writers and producers out there,” said Weiss.


The-Dream, real name Terius Nash, has a proven track record as a hit maker having penned songs like “Umbrella” for Rihanna, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” for Beyonce, “Touch My Body” for Mariah Carey and many more. Now he will be looking to find new talent for Def Jam.


According to a statement issued on Oct. 8, The-Dream “will have a comprehensive, broad reaching A&R portfolio.” He will work with both new and established talent at the label, and also work in a production capacity with artists on the Def Jam roster.