The-Dream has had a phenomenal career since deciding to step into the spotlight after years of writing songs for other artists. His endless string of hit R&B songs -- both for himself and others -- has made him one of the genre's most successful artists in recent years. Last October, one week after Island Def Jam hired Dallas Austin as SVP of A&R, The-Dream was appointed executive vice president of the same department. With a team like that, Def Jam is bound to bring in some smash singles and heavy-hitters from R&B's most exciting up-and-coming talent.

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