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    Trey Songz is a busy man. At 26, he just began the nationwide BP3 Tour 2010 opening for Jay-Z, his third album "Ready" was just certified Gold exceeding sales of 500,000, and he just participated in the remake of the classic "We Are The World" benefiting Haitian earthquake relief. During a break on his touring schedule in Dallas, Songz chatted with ESSENCE.com about the messages in his music, what it's like to work with superstars like Jay, Stevie Wonder and Barbra Streisand, and why he's excited about performing at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

    ESSENCE.com: Congratulations on going Gold, how do you feel about that?
    SONGZ: I am proud. It's an achievement to say the least. It's my third album and it's the first one to go Gold. But I don't want to be stuck in that moment, I want to make sure that I strive to do whatever is next. I am excited that the album is doing very well, you know, but I'm chasing Platinum now.

    ESSENCE.com: I hear that for sure, so talk to me about your music. It really resonates in the clubs and particularly with the ladies.
    SONGZ: Musically, I want to make good music that people can feel. Music sets a tone like a soundtrack for your life. And, with the music I make, I know that I am making you laugh, making you feel sexy, making you wanna dance, make you wanna make love, whatever it is. I am trying to make good music that people can feel and people can relate to. The ladies just happen to relate to it a little more, and I appreciate that.

    Read the full interview at Essence.com

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Atlantic Records's picture
on February 25, 2010 - 10:06am

Trey Songz is a busy man. At 26, he just began the nationwide BP3 Tour 2010 opening for Jay-Z, his third album "Ready" was just certified Gold exceeding sales of 500,000, and he just participated in the remake of the classic "We Are The World" benefiting Haitian earthquake relief. During a break on his touring schedule in Dallas, Songz chatted with ESSENCE.com about the messages in his music, what it's like to work with superstars like Jay, Stevie Wonder and Barbra Streisand, and why he's excited about performing at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

ESSENCE.com: Congratulations on going Gold, how do you feel about that?
SONGZ: I am proud. It's an achievement to say the least. It's my third album and it's the first one to go Gold. But I don't want to be stuck in that moment, I want to make sure that I strive to do whatever is next. I am excited that the album is doing very well, you know, but I'm chasing Platinum now.

ESSENCE.com: I hear that for sure, so talk to me about your music. It really resonates in the clubs and particularly with the ladies.
SONGZ: Musically, I want to make good music that people can feel. Music sets a tone like a soundtrack for your life. And, with the music I make, I know that I am making you laugh, making you feel sexy, making you wanna dance, make you wanna make love, whatever it is. I am trying to make good music that people can feel and people can relate to. The ladies just happen to relate to it a little more, and I appreciate that.

Read the full interview at Essence.com

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Mrs.StealMrSongzNeverson's picture

your are definitely a hardworker, & it nothing wrong with having fun... single til the right person come along for you. but i hope you continue to be blessed
MsTreyBudden's picture

Trey again congratulations on all your deserved success. Please just like fellow fan Omi said please keep humble. I do see a more cocky change in you, and I'm not saying you can't have high self esteem. Like Omi said the world can suck you causing you to loose your identity. I've been a big big fan of your since "Trapped in the closet remake," and followed you ever since. 2 years ago I seen you perform and Nokia theater and we took a picture which I upload I treasure it dearly. I remember you calming me down because I was so nervous to meet you, and I am so grateful for you compassion. I don't want you to loose yourself, because you as an ARTIST should be a blueprint for many in the industry. God bless Trey and hopefully one day we can meet again. Good Luck, and sincere.
Omi's picture

Trey congratulations and remember stay humble!!! I want to be very honest with you. Trey you have an amazing voice!!!!!however, the world can suck you in and and with so much lust and perversion you can get caught up in it. At the height of your success, you are liberty to have what you want if you know what I mean. Be careful and think before you act because if you give into anything, you can get yourself into serious consequences and at times there is no rewinding. I say all this with lots of LOVE!!!! GOD bless you and I hope someday I can meet you in person. When you get a chance read Philippians 4:8
Ambyr's picture

He sums it up exactly. How does this man just know exactly what every woman wants to hear? he has done wonders makin me feel sexy ive always thought i was wonderwoman and then he made a song about me. I just listen to him and feel so sexy and beautiful gotta love him for that. and those beautiful lips, umm.
mizzcreativity's picture

again why tremaine is my baby!-500,000 copies and gold?!-get it, tremaine!-tell em WHO'S BOSS!-keep having fun, working hard "for the money" as donna summer says and i'll be waiting on that new album to drop!-by the way, if you need any artwork or songs written for your new album, please contact me-mizzcreativity
CHOCOLATE DROP -'s picture

I told u u was going to make it up them charts....stay on top....I love ur voice u are truly bless to have that voice....
lovin_mii's picture

Just saw Trey in concert last night in Greensboro...Lovin it! I had the worst seats and I still feel like he performed for me. Trey is a crowd pleaser and he makes music I definitly can follow. Very rare to find someone where you can relate to their music at any age. Change for no one Trey! You are a classic!
Chess Nthusi.'s picture

I LOVE YOU TREY!!!
@ChrissyCrack's picture

Ummmm.... Ima need Essence to know that the man is 25 YEARS OLD.. not 26 lol. But, seems like a great interview. I support it :-)
Uneek_Chic_2's picture

They made you a year older babe, but I loved the interview, your humility shines throughout everything you do and I love it. God has truly blessed you and its so much more in store, so continue to keep him first babe. I know your performance on the ESSENCE Music Festival is going to be HOT FIYAH! Congrats Trey to all your awards and accomplishments, can't wait to see you on tour, luv ya much:)
lady virtue's picture

keep doing your thing. keep God first and he will reveal your soul mate to you in do time. I love your heart, spirit and soul from all that you show. you truly have a heart of love, gratitude, wisdom. Keep ignoring insults let God and Jesus fight those battles. sad to say that instead of rejoicing in others' success a lot of people get jealous and/envious and show a lot of hate by rumors beefing for no reason. you are covered in God favor Jesus grace. so keep progress and working sweetie. we love you. God bless
MRS_TREMAINE_NEVERSON's picture

baby i lovee u & u won't be single 4 long @ least when u meet me
andreabaybee09's picture

yes dey got his age wrong iam readin it and iam like he not 26 how dey get his age wrong sheesh
treyswifey224's picture

im glad im not the only one that noiced that they got his age wrong. but its a good interview none the less
big3goondeck's picture

trey babii keep up the good work ,ready was just a preview of ur hard work trey'' goin in'' like the lil wayne an drake song'' lol......
Brooklyns Darling's picture

Besies Essence making a boo boo about Trey being 26, when hes's 25. The interview was good.. Im looking forward to Trey having is own tour in the future. .TTU IS ROCKING WIT TREY TILL THE WHEELS FALLS OFF.. BUT EVEN THEN WE'LL RIDIN THEM BITCHES ON THE RIMS...
charity24's picture

I feel you trey your music is so the sound track to my life every song means something special to me Yo side of thebed touchs my heat I hope to tell you why someday Love You Trey
Mz.sLiMsExC's picture

I love all ur music DADDIE... And I'm sure dat READY will go PLATINUM... Keep goin HARD Trey... Luv U;-)!!
monique_42's picture

It's always great to see you get all you deserve and you do deserve this i have all three albums been a fan since you started and i love you so much keep doing ya things and always know "US" the fans love you......Let's go PLATINUM!!!!!! An Fyi I'm feelin ya grown and sexy it's you baby.
monique_42's picture

It's always great to see you get all you deserve and you do deserve this i have all three albums been a fan since you started and i love you so much keep doing ya things and always know "US" the fans love you......Let's go PLATINUM!!!!!! An Fyi I'm feelin ya grown and sexy it's you baby.
SBME's picture

Always will love your music Trey. Keep doing what you are doing, your doing great:)ily!!
KarahSongz's picture

LOL trey turned 25 on November 28 tyvm, Trying to make him seem 1 year older -Smh , ILOVEMYBABYTREYSONGZ, nice interview. Trey I supported your music from day 1 and wont stop. You are seriously my #1 favorite artist ;D I really want to meet you, when are you coming to MTL?
Ninja_Pixie's picture

He just turned 25 in nov. I hate when magazines get ppl ages wrong lol good interview by the way

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