James Poyser, born January 30, in Sheffield, England is a multi-Grammy winning songwriter, musician and multi-platinum producer. Poyser has written and produced songs for various legendary and award-winning artists including Erykah Badu, Mariah Carey, John Legend, Lauryn Hill, Common, Anthony Hamilton, D'Angelo, The Roots, and Keyshia Cole. During his career, Poyser has toured, and played live with such distinctive artists as Jay-Z, The Roots, Erykah Badu, and Aretha Franklin. An active session musician, he has contributed to the works of Adele, Norah Jones, Eric Clapton, Joss Stone, Ziggy Marley, Macy Gray and Femi Kuti. Poyser received a Grammy for Best R&B Song in 2003 for co-writing Erykah Badu and Common's hit "Love Of My Life." James was also the executive producer on Badu's highly celebrated albums, Mama's Gun and Worldwide Underground. A longtime collaborator and member of The Roots, James has joined them on stage, performing live as the houseband for NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Co-producer/Writer/Keyboards: "No Love Allowed"
Co-producer/Writer: "Sierra Leone", Writer/Keyboards: "First Chain", "All Figured Out", and "Control"
Writer/Producer "Master Teacher" and "Telephone"
Writer/Producer "Window Seat" and "Out My Mind, Just in Time"
Writer/Producer (Otherside of the Game, Sometimes (Mix #9), Afro (Free Style Skit)), RIAA: Certified 3X Platinum, Grammy Award: Best R&B Album, Grammy Award: Best Female Vocal Performance
Executive Producer/Writer ("Penitentary Philosophy", "My Life", "Cleva", "Kiss Me on My Neck", "Green Eyes", RIAA: Certified Platinum, Rolling Stone Top 10 Album of 2002
Executive Producer/Writer ("World Keeps Turnin'", "Bump It", "Back in the Day", "I Want You", "Danger", "Love of My Life World Wide"), RIAA: Certified Gold
Musician, RIAA: Certified 8X Platinum, Six Grammys
Writer/Producer/Musician, RIAA: Certified 8 Million, 5 Grammys
Writer/Producer, "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)", Grammy Best R&B Song in 2003
Writer/Producer "Mine Again", RIAA: 5 Million Sold, Grammy (Best R&B Album, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B song for "We Belong Together")
Writer/Producer "I Wish You Well", RIAA: Cerified 2X Platinum
WriterProducer "Chicken Grease", RIAA: Certified 2X Platinum, 2 Grammys: Best R&B Album, Best R&B Vocal Performance
Writer/Producer: "Cornbread Fish and Collard Greens" and "I Tried", RIAA: Certified Platinum
Writer/Producer "Live has A Way"
Executive Co-Producer/Writer, 2 Grammys: Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Performance by a duo or group with vocals
Writer/Producer "The Blackest Lily"
Musician, RIAA: Certified Platinum
Executive Co-Producer/Writer, 3X Grammy Winner: Best R&B Album, Best R&B Song "Shine", Best Vocal Performance "Hang in There"
Producer: "The Other Side"
"Be": Writer/Producer, "Love is": All Instruments, "Faithful" -Musician, "Its your World Part 1 and 2": Writer/Producer, RIAA: Certified Gold
Executive Co-Producer/Writer, RIAA: Certified Gold
Writer/Producer: "Try", "Exclusively", RIAA Certified: 2 Million
Writer/Producer: "Talk to Me", "Cant Explain", RIAA: Gold
Writer/Producer: "You'll Be Alright"
Writer/Producer: "Can't hide From Love" and "Get on the Floor"
Theme Song Composer
Writer/Producer: "I Wish You Well"
Writer/Producer: "That Name" and "Everything I am"
Writer/Producer: "Wonderful Life"