Terius Youngdell Nash (born December 12, 1978), better known by his stage name The-Dream, is a Grammy-Award-nominated American singer-songwriter and record producer. He was born in Rockingham, North Carolina, and raised by his mother Reva Nash until her death at age 35. The-Dream moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he was raised by his grandfather.
The-Dream met R&B producer Laney Stewart in 2001, who helped him sign a publishing deal. He spent two years working on Nivea's second album Complicated, and continued to write and produce with Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Laney's brother. Together, The-Dream and Tricky produced Rihanna's 2007 smash hit "Umbrella", which boosted The-Dream's music career. He signed a deal with Def Jam Records in 2007, and released his debut studio album Love Hate later that year. In March 2009, The-Dream released his sophomore album Love vs. Money, and is currently working on his third album titled Love King, which is targeted for a 2010 release.
The-Dream married girlfriend Nivea in 2004. However, he filed for divorce in December 2007 & began dating Christina Milian in 2009; the two were married September 4, 2009. July 2009 The-Dream announced that Love King will be his last solo album, however he will still be producing, writing, and featuring for other artists.Content: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The-Dream