Tyler Woods (born November 29, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Born in Pleasantville, New Jersey and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Tyler Woods was influenced by music from an early age, participating in church choirs, studying piano, and forming his own group, Devoted. After graduating high school, Woods immediately began touring Europe with N-Trigue. His debut album The R&B Sensation, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder, was released in 2009. Tyler Woods has also been featured with many artists including Styles P,Talib Kweli, Buckshot, Chink Santana, Lloyd, Marc Dorsey, Living Color, Bink, and The LOX.
Tyler Winchester Woods was born on November 29, 1982 in Pleasantville, New Jersey to Geraldine Woods and the late William E. Woods, Sr. The second of three children, Tyler's family relocated to North Carolina a year after his birth. Raised in Fayetteville, Tyler Woods was heavily influenced by his parents, both musicians in their own right. Woods was active in his church choir from age five and watched his mother play piano every Sunday. By the age of ten he was attending rehearsals with his father, a collegiate music professor, playing drums and the trombone with high school students. By the time Woods entered high school he had formed his own group, Devoted, performing in local talent competitions and public events. Shortly after graduating in 1999, Tyler left North Carolina for a European tour with R&B quartet N-Trigue.
Work With 9th Wonder and Jamla Records:
After international success, Tyler Woods returned to the states in 2002. He briefly enrolled at Living Arts College in Raleigh-Durham, studying audio engineering, music theory, and graphic design before dropping out to continue pursuing his musical career. Independently, Woods worked extensively with producers Rich Harrison, Chink Santana, and Ski. Local radio station 102 Jams in Greensboro, North Carolina, picked up his single "Maybelline Lady", which caught the attention of Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder, who signed Tyler to his Jamla Records label in 2008.
The R&B Sensation:
In 2009, Tyler Woods released his first full-length album, The R&B Sensation. Grammy-Award- Winning 9th Wonder produced and released the album on his label Jamla Records.
The Mahogany Experiment:
Tyler Woods' follow-up album, The Mahogany Experiment, was released on February 14, 2011. This EP was again produced by 9th Wonder along with E. Jones and featured Jamla Artists Big Remo and Heather Victoria as well as Talib Kweli and Styles P.
Christmas In The Woods and D-Block Records Presents: A Tyler Woods Christmas:
Tyler Woods has released two R&B holiday records. Christmas In The Woods was self-released in 2009 and D-Block Records Presents: A Tyler Woods Christmas came out in 2013.
The LOX and "Faded":
In December 2013, Tyler Woods spent time in the studio with The LOX as they worked on The Trinity EP. Woods was featured on "Faded", the first single off the record. Tyler Woods appeared with The LOX on DJ Kay Slay's morning radio show on January 15, 2014.
International Work and Collaborations:
Since first touring internationally with N-Trigue, he has also worked and toured with artists such as Us 5, Ayman, The Weather Girls, Crystal Waters, Greg De Nuville, D Double E, Triple M, and ZYX Records.
Tyler Woods has also been featured with many artists including Styles P, Talib Kweli, Buckshot, Chink Santana, Lloyd, Mark Dorsey, Living Color, Bink, and The LOX. Additionally, Tyler has produced with Pete Rock, Andre Betts, Kid Capri, and Statik Selektah.
The singles "Prove Myself" and "Slow Jams" reached number one on BET J (now Centric). Tyler Woods received an Southeastern Music Entertainment Summit Music Award for the number one song "Prove Myself" in 2009.