News: Tommy Brown Produces Ariana Grande’s Christmas & Chill EP

“We Did the Project in Four Days,” Says the Producer Who Also Worked On the Pop Superstar’s Yours Truly and My Everything Albums


The News:

“Ariana came to the house and was like ‘I want to do a Christmas song, maybe three Christmas songs,'” frequent collaborator and producer Tommy Brown explains. “I said, ‘let’s do a Christmas project,’ and she was like, ‘okay!'” What transpired resulted in a surprise Christmas & Chill EP release from Ariana Grande. The team of creatives built a studio – complete with microphones, speakers, keyboards, computers – in the pop superstar’s house, where they stayed and crafted the 6-song project over the span of 4 days. “We gave her Christmas songs over trap beats,” Tommy Brown explains, adding that they brought in violin players and a ukulele player.

How’d Ariana Grande, Tommy Brown, and the team celebrate? With a trip to Disneyland. All songs on the Christmas & Chill EP were co-written by R&B singer/songwriter Victoria Monét. Having worked with Ariana Grande on her previous album releases, Yours Truly and My Everything, contributing production and songwriting, Tommy Brown and Victoria Monét are two staples in Ariana Grande’s rise to fame. Together, Tommy Brown and Victoria Monét have formed the VieTom imprint, which is branded to develop artists and songwriters.

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Tommy Brown Background:

Tommy Brown wants to rewrite the music industry rulebook. The super producer, who has supplied marquee artists like Ariana Grande, T.I. and Chris Brown with boundary-shifting tracks, spent the past few years surveying the scene and witnessed how difficult it can be for up-and-comers to connect with more notable writers and producers. His solution: create the Facebook of the music community, where newer musicians can pay various price points and access exclusive instrumentals and get their music heard by a wider audience. In 2012, he signed with BMI, which in turn led to an independent production deal with Sony ATV. Since then, he’s become one of the hottest producers across genres, helming T.I.’s “New National Anthem,” G.O.O.D. Music’s “Sin City,” and four songs on Grande’s chart-topping sophomore album My Everything.


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