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Stevie J

Stevie J

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Countries United States of America
Occupations Songwriter Record producer
Gender male
Birth November 2, 1971 (Buffalo)
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Steven Aaron Jordan (born November 2, 1973) better known by his stage name Stevie J, is an American musician, record producer, songwriter and television personality born in Buffalo, New York.
One of the more successful record producers of the mid-to-late 1990s, Jordan won a 1997 Grammy Award for his work on Puff Daddy's debut album No Way Out and produced for a number of artists including Mariah Carey, The Notorious B.I.G., 112, Jodeci, Faith Evans, Jay-Z, and Eve.

Early life

Steven Aaron Jordan was born on November 2, 1973 in Buffalo, New York. He grew up in Rochester, New York where he was raised by his father, Moses Jordan after his mother, Penny Daniels abandoned the family.

Career

Jordan first rose to fame as a member of Bad Boy Records' "Hitmen" roster of in-house producers and writers during the 1990s. He worked often with label owner Sean "Puffy" Combs, producing on several Bad Boy projects, such as the self-titled debut album of R&B quartet 112. Jordan produced their lead single "Only You" featuring The Notorious B.I.G.. Jordan produced several records on Notorious B.I.G.'s Life After Death album, such as "Mo Money Mo Problems", "Nasty Boy", "Notorious Thugs" (featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), "Another", "You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)", and "Last Day". Jordan went on to win a Grammy Award for production work on Combs' No Way Out album, most notably the Notorious B.I.G. tribute song, I'll Be Missing You. Outside of his association with Bad Boy, he has also produced for artists including Mariah Carey, with whom he was nominated for a Grammy Award for the contribution on her album Butterfly (1997). From the album, he produced songs like "Honey" (the album's lead single), "Breakdown" (featuring Bone Thugs-n-Harmony), "Babydoll", and for Carey's #1's (1998) "I Still Believe" and "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)". In the summer of 1997, three of the aforementioned Stevie J-produced records (I'll Be Missing You, Mo Money Mo Problems, and Honey) topped the Billboard Hot 100 consecutively from the chart weeks of June 14 through September 27, 1997. He has also produced for Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Brian McKnight, Ma$e, Lil' Kim, Deborah Cox, Simbi Khali, Tamia and Tevin Campbell. Jordan also co-wrote the 2001 hit single "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" for Eve.

Prior to joining Bad Boy Records, Stevie J often performed with Jodeci as one of their live musicians, playing the bass guitar. Stevie also appeared on their 1995 album The Show, The After Party, The Hotel. Jordan was a member of Swing Mob, a Rochester, New York-based record label and music compound founded by Jodeci member DeVante Swing. After Swing Mob folded and Jordan signed with Bad Boy, he continued a working relationship with Swing's younger brother and fellow Jodeci member Dalvin DeGrate, producing and singing on DeGrate's solo debut album, Met.A.Mor.Phic (2000).

In 2012, Stevie J began appearing as a primary castmember of the VH1 reality TV series, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, which featured him involved in a love triangle involving his then girlfriend, Mimi Faust, and wife Puerto Rican rapper Joseline Hernandez.

Since the show premiered in 2012, Jordan and Hernandez have become a popular couple in the hip-hop world, making cameo appearances in music videos such as former labelmate Faith Evans' "I Deserve It", featuring Missy Elliott and Sharaya J and Trey Songz's Hail Mary, featuring Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne.

In 2016, Jordan announced that he will be producing and starring in a movie "That Time of the Month" which is set to be released by the end of the year.

Personal life

He has been previously linked to Eve and Alex Martin. Jordan has six children - Dorian Jordan (with Rhonda Henderson), Sade Jordan (with Felicia Stover), Steven Jordan Jr, Savannah Jordan (both with Carol Antoinette Bennett), Eva Giselle Jordan (with Mimi Faust) and Bonnie Bella Jordan (with Joseline Hernandez). Both Mimi and Joseline appear with Stevie on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. He also has an adopted son, Angel Antonio Fernandez. He has a grandson, Zion, from his eldest son Dorian.

He was arrested in New York in 2014 for nonpayment of court-ordered child support and owed over $1,107,412 at the time.

Works

1995

  • Jodeci: "Fun 2 Nite", "S-More", from the album The Show, The After-Party, The Hotel

1996

  • Soul For Real: "Where Do We Go", "Love You So" from the album For Life
  • Horace Brown: "How Can We Stop", "I Want You Baby" from the album Horace Brown
  • 112: "112 Intro", "Pleasure and Pain", "Come See Me Remix", "Sexy You Interlude", "I Can't Believe", "Only You Remix", "I Will Be There", "In Love With You", "Why Does", "Throw It All Away", "Only You" from the album 112
  • Faith Evans: "I Just Can't" from High School High Original Soundtrack
  • Lil' Kim: "No Time" from the album Hard Core
  • Mona Lisa: "Just Wanna Please You" (Stevie J. Version)
  • Faith Evans: "Soon As I Get Home"(REMIX) from the album Faith
  • Simbi Khali: "Strung Out on You (REMIX)" from the album Simbi Khali
  • SWV: "You're The One" (Bad Boy Remix)
  • The Isley Brothers: "Floatin' On Your Love" (Bad Boy Remix), "Floatin' On Your Love"(Bad Boy Slow Remix)
  • Babyface: "This Is for the Lover in You" (Puffy Combs Remix)
  • Chantay Savage: "I Will Survive" (Puffy Combs Bad Boy Remix)
  • Tevin Campbell: "You Don't Have To Worry" from the album Back to the World
  • MC Lyte: "Cold Rock A Party" (Bad Boy Remix)
  • New Edition and Missy Elliott: "You Don't Have to Worry (Vocal Version)"

1997

  • Mariah Carey: "Breakdown", "Honey", "Babydoll" from the album Butterfly
  • Puff Daddy and the Family: "No Way Out Intro", "Victory", "Been Around The World", "Is This The End", "Friend", "I'll Be Missing You", from the album No Way Out
  • Simone Hines: "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!" (Stevie J. Remix)
  • Tasha Holiday: "Just The Way You Like It" from the album Just The Way You Like It
  • Mase: "Love U So" from the album Harlem World
  • Jay-Z: "Lucky Me" from the album In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (Produced with Buckwild)
  • Gina Thompson and Missy Elliott: "The Things You Do (Bad Boy Remix)" – Single
  • KRS-One: "Step into a World / Rapture's Delight" (Bad Boy Remix)
  • Puff Daddy and Faith Evans: "I'll Be Missing You" – single
  • Sting & The Police: "Roxanne '97"
  • Total: "Kissing You" (Remix)
  • Cherrelle: "The Right Time"- single
  • Boyz II Men: "Can't Let Her Go" from the album Evolution
  • LL Cool J: "Don't Be Late, Don't Come Too Soon" from the album Phenomenon
  • Frankie: "I Have Love" from the album My Heart Belongs To You (co-writer, guitarist)

1998

  • 112: "So Much Love Interlude", "Crazy Over You", "Never Mind" from the album Room 112
  • Simply Red: "The Air I Breathe" Single from the album Blue
  • Deborah Cox: "September", "Love Is on the Way" from the album One Wish
  • Jay-Z: "Ride or Die" from the album Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
  • Faith Evans: "Lately I" from the album Keep The Faith
  • Simbi Khali: "Be Alone with You" from the album With You
  • Tamia: "Falling For You" from the album Tamia
  • Total: "If You Want Me", "What About Us?" (Bad Boy Remix) from the album Kima, Keisha, and Pam
  • The Jacksons: "Want You Back" Remix from album Motown 40 Forever
  • Brian McKnight: "You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time)" from the album Anytime
  • 7 Mile: "Just A Memory", "After" from the album 7 Mile

1999

  • Mariah Carey: "I Still Believe" (Stevie J. Remix) from remixed single I Still Believe
  • Tevin Campbell: "Another Way", "For Your Love baby", "My Love and Blind", "Dandelion", "Losing All Control", "Siempre Estaras en Mi (Dandelion)" from the album Tevin Campbell
  • Notorious B.I.G.: "Would You Die For Me" from the album Born Again
  • Mariah Carey: "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To?)" from the #1's
  • Dave Hollister: "My Favorite Girl" from the album Ghetto Hymns

2000s

2000

  • Mariah Carey: "Honey", "I Still Believe" from the album #1's Import Bonus Tracks

2001

  • 112: "I Surrender," from the album Part III
  • Mariah Carey: "Honey" and "I Still Believe," from the album Greatest Hits
  • Tyrese & Heavy D: "Criminal Mind," from Blue Streak Original Soundtrack
  • Eve: "You Had Me, You Lost Me" and "Let Me Blow Ya Mind," from the album Scorpion

2003

  • Mariah Carey: "Honey", "Breakdown" from the album The Remixes.
  • Mary J. Blige: "Love & Life Intro", "Love at First Sight", "Feel Like Making Love" from the album Love & Life
  • 112: "Intro/Medley", "It's Going Down Tonight", "Hot and Wet", "Right Here for You", "Knock You Down Interlude", "Know You Down", "Hot and Wet Remix", "Give It To Me" from the album Hot & Wet
  • Beyoncé: "Summertime" (co-producer, writer) from the soundtrack of The Fighting Temptations
  • Snoop Dogg and Loon: "Gangsta Shit" from Bad Boys 2 Soundtrack

2004

  • Carl Thomas: "Work It Out", "A Promise" from the album Let's Talk About It
  • Eightball and MJG: "Shot Off", "Trying To Get at You", "Baby Girl" from the album Living Legends
  • New Edition: "Been So Long" from the album One Love

2005

  • B5: "Dance For You", "Let It Be", "No More Games" from the album B5
  • Black Rob: "Y'all Know Who Killed Him" from the album The Black Rob Report
  • The Notorious B.I.G.: "Down For Whatever" from the album Duets: The Final Chapter

2006

  • Notorious B.I.G.: "Mo Money Mo Problems" from the album DUB Hop Tribute To Notorious B.I.G.

2007

  • Notorious B.I.G.: "Notorious Thugs" from Greatest Hits

2008

  • Cheri Dennis: "Freak" from the album In and Out of Love

2009

  • Day26: Forever in a Day
  • "Notorious Thugs" from Notorious Soundtrack

2010

  • Mel Waiters: I Ain't Gone Do It (guitar)

2011

  • Bobby V - "Heaven (My Angel Part II)" (co-writing, co-production, guitar) from the album Fly on the Wall

2013

  • TGT - "Hurry" (co-writing) from the album Three Kings

2014

  • Rick Ross: "Nobody" from the album Mastermind

2015

  • Puff Daddy and the Family - "You Could Be My Lover" from MMM (Money Making Mitch)

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2012–present Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Himself Supporting (Seasons 1–3)
Main Cast (Season 4–present)
2013; 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Himself Pre-Show Host
2014 This Is Hot 97 Himself Guest
2015 Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding Himself Host
2016 Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood Himself Main Cast
Executive Producer
2016 Leave It To Stevie Himself Main Cast
Executive Producer

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