Atlanta singer-songwriter The-Dream (born Terius Nash) became a household name in late 2007 with his smash hit "Shawty Is a 10." With a drooping melody, light synth embellishments and a piano line that dances around the downbeat, the song -- off his December 2007 debut, Lovehate -- is the equivalent of R&B cotton candy. But Nash's story begins before then. Among many other credits, he wrote Rihanna's smash hit "Umbrella," as well as J. Holiday's "Bed." In addition to "Shawty Is a 10," The-Dream also scored big with Lovehate's "Falsetto" and "I Luv Your Girl." In 2009, he released sophomore effort Love Vs Money. The album channels the lite electro-funk of Prince, while also echoing R. Kelly's arrogant sexuality. Add The-Dream's uncanny ear for melody and ability to sculpt instantly memorable hooks, and you have one of the biggest new stars in R&B.