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TooSmooth

TooSmooth
TooSmooth (Photo Shoot).jpg
TooSmooth at Lights Out Entertainment photo shoot
Background information
Birth name William Alexander McClam
Born (1992-12-06) December 6, 1992 (age 24)[1]
Chicago, Illinois
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Musician
  • Record Producer
  • Entrepreneur
Instruments
Years active 2010–present
Labels Lights Out Entertainment LLC
Website iamtoosmooth.com

William Alexander McClam, known by his stage name TooSmooth, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and entrepreneur. Recording Industry Association of America and National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences member.

Early life

McClam, was born (December 6, 1992) in Chicago Illinois his father Edmund Malone McClam, former Senior Library Specialist at Chicago State University and his mother Alice Ella Brown, a Preschool Teacher for Chicago Public Schools The family moved from Chicago to Schaumburg where McClam attended James B. Conant High School. He graduated high school a year early to study at Full Sail University.[2]

Music career

[3] TooSmooth[4] released his first single "In Love" September 11, 2011 a week later his song was played on Globegig Radio an Independent UK station. The first time TooSmooth was played outside the USA. Smooth's first album The Come Up Vol.1 (Baby, Steps)[5] Was released December 30, 2011. TooSmooth went on to self-release two more albums The Come Up Vol.2 (Stage, Lights),[6][7] The Come Up Vol.3 (Signed)[8] and one EP I Am TooSmooth- EP[9] TooSmooth's first music video[10] and first single from self-released album 'The Come Up Vol.3 (Signed)[11] "Future Dreams"[12] was released on VEVO and MTV MTV.com[13] TooSmooth's latest single "About You" was released May 6, 2014 Spotify released the single under there US new releases playlist along with major artist like Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Austin Mahone and many other artist. That same week Lights Out Entertainment LLC (Independent Label) became a part of the[14] Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) listing TooSmooth and his record label among major labels of America. William is also a National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences member (NARAS) granting him the privilege to vote and attend the Grammy Awards each year. TooSmooth and his family moved to Burbank, California on the One Year Anniversary of The Come Up Vol.3 (Signed) following his transition to California Smooth was Invited out to Warner Bros. by one of their executives[15] for pitching opportunities towards there films. That came about because earlier that year TooSmooth emailed his song "Future Dreams" to the same executive, by doing that sparked interest in TooSmooth and his songwriting ability. Later that year after building a professional relationship with Warner Bros., TooSmooth Was Invited out to Paramount Pictures for the same pitching opportunities.

Discography

Albums

Title Album details
The Come Up Vol.1 (Baby, Steps)
  • Released: December 30, 2011
  • Label: Lights Out Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
The Come Up Vol.2 (Stage, Lights)
  • Released: June 17, 2012
  • Label: Lights Out Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
The Come Up Vol.3 (Signed)
  • Released: September 24, 2013
  • Label: Lights Out Entertainment LLC
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Be Mine
  • Scheduled: TBD
  • Label: Lights Out Entertainment LLC
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
The Promise- EP
  • Scheduled: TBD
  • Label: Lights Out Entertainment LLC
  • Formats: CD, Digital download

Extended plays

List of Albums
Title Album details
I Am TooSmooth- EP
  • Released: June 18, 2013
  • Label: Lights Out Entertainment LLC
  • Formats: CD, Digital download

Singles

  • "In Love" (2011) [16]
  • "It's Your Time" (2011) [17]
  • "One For Me (Eda)" (2012) [18]
  • "Experience (Eda)" (2012) [19]
  • "Exodus 23:1 (Tell All)" (2012) [20]
  • "Future Dreams" (2012)
  • "9 to 5" (2013)
  • "Bad Luck" (2013)
  • "About You" (2014) [21]

Music videos

List of music videos as lead artist, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"Future Dreams" 2013 Kyle Lance O'Brien[22]

References

  1. ^ "About TooSmooth (Facebook)". Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ "TooSmooth's hip-hop career began in the suburbs". DailyHerald.com. 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  3. ^ "TooSmooth". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  4. ^ "TooSmooth". Iamtoosmooth.com. 2012-06-17. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  5. ^ "The Come Up, Vol. 1 (Baby Steps) - TooSmooth | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  6. ^ "The Come Up, Vol. 2 (Stage Lights) - TooSmooth | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  7. ^ "Home | Arena Music". Arena.com. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  8. ^ "The Come Up, Vol. 3 (Signed) - TooSmooth | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  9. ^ "I Am Too Smooth EP - TooSmooth | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  10. ^ "TooSmooth - Future Dreams (2012)". IMVDb. 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  11. ^ Emily Belfiore (2015-07-14). "TooSmooth proves he is hip-hop’s best kept secret with ‘The Come Up Vol. 3’". TheCelebrityCafe.com. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  12. ^ "Future Dreams (2012)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  13. ^ "TooSmooth | Future Dreams | Music Video". MTV. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  14. ^ "default members - July 28, 2015". RIAA. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  15. ^ "'Crazy life' for Conant alum and hip-hop/rap artist TooSmooth". DailyHerald.com. 2015-06-09. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  16. ^ "In Love - TooSmooth | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  17. ^ "Its Your Time - TooSmooth | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  18. ^ "One For Me (Eda) - TooSmooth | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  19. ^ "Experience (Eda) - TooSmooth | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  20. ^ "Exodus 23:1 (Tell All) - TooSmooth | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  21. ^ "About You - TooSmooth | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  22. ^ "Future Dreams | TooSmooth | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved November 17, 2015. 

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