erius "The-Dream" Gesteelde-Diamant accepts the Best R&B Song award
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The-Dream Crafted Some of the Biggest Hits in History — Where Is He Now?

The-Dream's career has been filled with successes. But where is the songwriter now? Read for an update on what the songwriter has been up to!


Jun. 25 2024, Published 8:30 a.m. ET

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The-Dream is known for penning hits like Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” and he has also had a successful recording career of his own. He first gained recognition in 2007 with his debut album, Love/Hate.

The album, produced in collaboration with Tricky Stewart and Los Da Mystro, featured hits like "Shawty Is a 10" and "I Luv Your Girl.” The project only peaked at No. 30 on the Billboard 200 chart, but it helped cement The-Dream’s place as a serious singer.

However, his follow-up albums boosted his career even more. Love vs. Money and Love King both reached the Top 10, selling nearly a million copies – according to Best Selling Albums.

Songs such as "Rockin' That S**t" and "Falsetto" became R&B favorites and staples in the singer’s discography. The-Dream has continued to put out music, although he seems to have stepped away from the spotlight. For fans wondering, here is what the entertainer is up to now.

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The-Dream performs at 2024 Roots Picnic.

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Where is The-Dream now? Breaking down his impressive career.

The-Dream’s influence on the music industry is undeniable. He is credited with penning and producing several of the biggest hits of the 2000s and 2010s.

His songwriting portfolio includes Beyoncé’s "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," Justin Bieber’s "Baby," and Mariah Carey’s "Touch My Body." The songwriter’s work has him earned numerous awards, including GRAMMY Awards for "Single Ladies," which won Song of the Year in 2010.

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The artist has also written and produced his own projects, and he continues to do so. In 2023, The-Dream celebrated his 46th birthday by dropping a new song, “Stream (V7 Demo Archive 9.20)”.

This release came shortly after his contribution to Diddy’s album The Love Album: Off The Grid, where he was featured on the opening track​. This single is his first release since 2020’s SXTP4, which included a collaboration with Jhené Aiko.

Outside of music, The-Dream is battling a scathing lawsuit. In June 2024, the Grammy-winner was accused of rape, physical assault, and psychological manipulation by a former protégée, Chanaaz Mangro, NPR reports.

According to the court documents, The-Dream made promises to help launch the woman’s career before initiating the alleged abuse. The singer has not responded to the lawsuit.

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The-Dream has built a massive net worth.

The-Dream has amassed a net worth of $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. T

he-Dream has diverse revenue streams, which include royalties from his vast catalog of hits, album sales, and concert tours. He also earns significant income from his roles in music production and collaborations with other artists.

In an interview with GQ, The-Dream opened up about the steps he took early in his career that have helped secure his future.

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The-Dream performs at 2024 Roots Picnic at Fairmount Park

“My publishing deal, I didn't take an advance,” he revealed. “I took a lower advance to keep ownership of the publishing. It was time to really look into the future, not just four years ahead or [celebrate] a song placement in the moment. I was like, I need 12 placements, to a point where we don't even call them placements anymore.”

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