Patrick Michael Smith aka j.Que

Born: 1974 Anniston, AL

R&B Songwriter, Producer

Source: Alabama 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 has a son (Channing) and recently had a daughter (Riley) with his wife Vivian.[1]


Songs produced or written


Year Song title Artist Album

2002 "Hush Lil' Lady" Lil' Corey featuring Lil' Romeo I'm Just Corey

"Yeah!" Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris Confessions

2004 "Throwback" Usher                                                 Confessions

"Truth Is" Fantasia Free Yourself

2005 "Sposed to Be" Toni Braxton Libra

2006 "4 Minutes" Avant Director

"Like a Boy" Ciara Ciara: The Evolution

"Ice Box" Omarion 21

2007 "Promise Ring" Tiffany Evans featuring Ciara Tiffany Evans

"Hate2LoveU" Amerie Because I Love It

"Forever" Jennifer Lopez Brave

"Wrong When You're Gone" Jennifer Lopez                     Brave

"Brave"              Jennifer Lopez                                    Brave

"Radar" Britney Spears Blackout

"Freakshow"       Britney Spears                                    Blackout

"No Definition" Mario Go

2009 "Long Gone"      Chris Cornell Scream

2011 "Best Thing I Never Had" Beyoncé                          4

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



1^ Windswept - The Writers

Source: Patrick M. Smith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


I'm Just Corey, CoreyConfessions (Bonus Track Version), UsherBrave, Jennifer LopezBlackout (Bonus Track Version), Britney SpearsBeyoncé, 4

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