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Trey Songz goes deeper with ‘Tremaine the Album’

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Trey Songz notched back-to-back No. 1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with Chapter V and Trigga.
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Trey Songz’s constant presence on the R&B and hip-hop landscape belies the fact that at age 32, he’s an industry veteran, having sold more than 20 million albums and singles.

The Virginia native made his debut in 2005 with I Gotta Make It, but really made a dent with 2007 sophomore effort Trey Day, featuring “Wonder Woman” and “Can’t Help but Wait.” He has recorded seven albums, been nominated for three Grammys and notched back-to-back No. 1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with Chapter V (2012) and Trigga (2014).

Songz will wrap his current nationwide tour this weekend in LA, but first he’ll play Brooklyn Bowl on the Las Vegas Strip, supporting Tremaine the Album, a new record he calls his most personal work yet. “My real name is Tremaine, so that had to be the title, as it’s my most vulnerable body of work,” he explained during last weekend’s Audience Network concert special. “What you’re hearing is where I am in my life. It’s a soundtrack to me figuring it out. I’ve been blessed. I’ve seen the world. I’ve had so much success. Sharing my love is important, and I want people to get to know Tremaine.” Trey Songz at Brooklyn Bowl, June 1.

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