How Diddy Showed Prolific Songwriter Adonis Shropshire the Secret To Writing Emotional Music, and How He Parlayed It Into 3 Grammy Wins
Mariah Carey. Usher. Alicia Keyes. Beiber. P Diddy. Who do these superstars call when they need a hit song? Adonis Shropshire, that’s who.
On this episode of Moment 2 Moment, one of the most celebrated R&B songwriters of his generation breaks down his storybook career. From hopping on a last-minute 14-hour bus ride from Atlanta to NYC to finding himself recording his first track with Puff Daddy and Jennifer Lopez on his FIRST day in New York (merely hours after arriving)…to a 15-minute midnight writing session with Jermaine Dupri that became Usher’s My Boo…to spending a week on a Caribbean island with Mariah Carey co-writing the groundbreaking comeback album, Emancipation of Mimi…Adonis’ much-celebrated body of work is only second to his impeccable reputation & integrity.
To date, Adonis has been nominated for 17 Grammy Awards, earning 3. He is the only songwriter in history to win the Grammy for Best R&B Album of the Year — in back-to-back years. The first coming for Usher’s 2004 Confessions; the second coming for Mariah Carey’s 2005 Emancipation of Mimi.
Adonis Shropshire or Adonis for short, is an American songwriter and record producer. Born in Atlanta and raised in Tennessee, has written and/or produced singles with some of the biggest artists in the industry, including Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Ciara, Puff Daddy, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, and Justin Bieber. Adonis has been professionally writing since 2001, receiving his first formal credit on 2001s “Walking On Sunshine” by Pop Music Icon Jennifer Lopez.