j.Que AKA Patrick Michael Smith

R&B Songwriter, Producer

Born: 1974 Anniston, AL

Source: A labama Music Hall of Fame

Patrick Michael "j.Que" Smith (born in North Carolina) is an American Grammy nominated record producer and Songwriter. He has contributed to songs from Usher, Fantasia, Ciara, Avant, Jagged Edge, Chris Brown, The Gospellers and Omarion.

Smith was born in North Carolina, but was raised in Anniston, Alabama, to minister parents. When he graduated from Saks High School he attended a community college and later transferred to Auburn University where he maintained a 3.87 GPA. Smith later dropped out, with his parents blessing, and decided to pursue music in Atlanta. He formed a group with his brothers called Melange and began making themselves known in and around Atlanta. He began writing songs to impress a girl he met named Erika Nuri, because she herself was a songwriter (Pink, Fantasia, Xscape, Babyface). When his manager heard one of those songs, he asked Smith to write more. He is now part of the production group "The Clutch". Smith recently had a son, Channing, with his wife Vivian.[1]

Smith has had 3 Grammy Nominations, 4 BET Award Noms, & 3 BMI Award Noms.

 

References

1^ Windswept - The Writers

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_M._Smith

 

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