Steven Jordan (born November 2, 1971) better known by his stage name Stevie J, is an American musician, singer, record producer and songwriter, born in Buffalo, New York. Early life: Steven Jordan was born on November 2, 1971 in Buffalo, New York. He grew up in Rochester, New York where he was raised by his father after his mother 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, Tamia and Tevin Campbell. Jordan also co-wrote the 2001 hit single "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" for Eve, who he was dating at the time. 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 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. Personal life: He has been previously linked to Eve and Alex Martin. He later married rapper Joseline Hernandez, although the marriage is rumored to be false due to no legal proof of marriage records or license being produced. Works: 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, 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, Notorious B.I.G.: "Life After Death Intro", "Somebody Gotta Die", "Last Day", "Mo Money Mo Problems", "Niggas Bleed", "Notorious Thugs", "Another", "Playa Hater", "Nasty Boy", "You're Nobody (till Somebody Kills You)" from the album Life After Death, Various Artists: "I'll Be Missing You", "I'll Be Missing You Instrumentals" from the album Tribute To The Notorious B.I.G., 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, 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, R. Kelly: "Spendin' Money" from the album R. (Co-Producer/Writer), 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 US CD #2, 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 album, 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), Snoop Dogg and Loon: "Gangsta Shit" from Bad Boys 2 Soundtrack, Lumidee: "Never Leave You", 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", 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), 2014 Rick Ross: "Nobody" from the album Mastermind

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