Trey Songz's Life in Pics

Trey Songz's Life in Pics
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2008

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Trey Songz performs during the first concert of the BP3 tour at Bank Atlantic Center on February 20, 2010 in Sunrise, Florida.

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Led by the hit single, “Gotta Go,” Virginia-born Trey Songz burst onto the scene in 2005 with his debut, “Gotta Make It.”

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Songz hangs with fellow balladeer J. Holiday backstage at the House of Blues in Chicago.

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Songz works the crowd during the opening show for the Trey Songz & J. Holiday tour at Chicago’s House of Blues.

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After a decade of sporting braids, Trey Songz premiered his new, mature look on the red carpet.

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Songz and actor Jackie Long floss for the camera.

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Songz attends a pre-BET Awards nomination party with his mom, April Tucker, and then-girlfriend, Helen Gedlu.

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Songz poses alongside Warner Brothers’ label executive, Kevin Liles.

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Raised as a military kid, Trey’s nomadic upbringing prepared him for the ever-changing rigors of the entertainment industry.

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Repping for the new school, Songz is often compared to both R. Kelly and Usher. Here, he arrives on the red carpet for VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors.

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Songz joined West Coast rapper, Warren G, for a performance at last year’s VH1 Hip-Hop Honors in New York.

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Songz arrives on the red carpet at BET Honors where he performed alongside Stevie Wonder and India.Arie.

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In 2008, Trey launched the non-profit organization, Songz for Peace, to inspire youth to reach, high, to make their dreams a reality.

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As a provider for his family, Songz feels it’s most important that he be recognized for being a good man.

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Now a Grammy nominee, Songz continues to make strides with his current album, “Passion, Pain and Pleasure.”

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Trey Songz made our hearts melt at the 2010 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Trey Songz has become the new heartthrob on the Billboard charts.

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Trey’s ascent into the upper stratus of the music industry speaks volumes for his creativity and hard work.

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Trey Songz, alongside Kesha, takes the stage for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Trey sang “Purple Rain” at the 2010 BET Awards as a part of the Prince Lifetime Awards tribute.

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Treu Songz received Best Male R&B award at the 2010 BET Awards. He brought his mother onstage with him to accept the award.

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