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Coming Kings Vol. 6 – Bryan-Michael Cox
Coming King Bryan-Michael Cox could be called the comeback kid of the music industry, but not for the reasons you might think.
FACE CARDÂ Breathing new melodies into deflated careers may become Bryan-Michael Coxâ€™s legacy. While heâ€™s also produced hits for artists such as Usher and Bow Wow with Jermaine Dupri, itâ€™s the Grammy-winning comebacks by Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige that have cemented his mark. At 26, he became the only producer with more consecutive No. 1 hits on Billboardâ€™s Hot 100 than the Beatles. Now 29, heâ€™s ready for his next resuscitation: Whitney.
Producers and songwriters are easy targets because weâ€™re not artistsâ€¦ Weâ€™re equated with the publishing and the points. Weâ€™re equated with the money.
I never looked at it like I was in J.D.â€™s shadow. I was paying my dues. He was the teacher, and I was the student. I did a lot of records outside of what I was doing with Jermaine, but the stuff we did together was so large. He taught me the formula to making a hit.
People ask me to write another â€œBe Without U,â€ and I think: â€œWhy? Why do you want something thatâ€™s already been done?â€
The one song I wish I had written is â€œLady of My Lifeâ€ by Michael Jackson.
To see the rest of the 2007 Coming Kings class, pick up the June â€˜07 issue of KING Magazine, on newsstands now!
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