Exclusive: Grammy Winner and Current Nominee for Songwriter of the Year ‘Theron Thomas’ Chats it up with ThisIsRnB


With the upcoming GRAMMY® Awards only days away, excitement is mounting as we eagerly await to see who will take home the revered golden GRAMMY® statue. The 2024 GRAMMY® will be held on February 4 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California.

Highly coveted hitmaker GRAMMYs® winner and world-renowned singer, rapper, and outstanding songwriter, Theron Thomas, has been honored with a nomination for this year’s esteemed ‘Songwriter of the Year’ GRAMMY® Award. Ranking as the third most streamed songwriter worldwide, Theron is also the sole Black nominee in the ‘Songwriter of the Year’ category. His songwriting spans across all genres, striking a chord with a diverse global audience.

Theron’s versatility and influence in music have led to a multitude of high-profile collaborations over the past year, including “Cheatback” for Chlöe and Future, “How We Roll” for Ciara and Chris Brown, and “All My Life” for Lil Durk and J. Cole. He’s also worked with rising stars like Ayla and Sekou, showcasing his commitment to nurturing new voices in the industry. On top of it all, Thomas made an exciting splash in the K-pop arena, contributing to “Seven”, BTS member Jungkook’s debut solo single featuring Latto and more. Theron is widely respected in various music genres and cultures.

Theron, an incredible and charismatic powerhouse, had a lively conversation with ThisIsRnB, sharing valuable advice and lessons for aspiring artists looking to build a career in the music industry, touching on Royalties, and the importance of owning your Master’s, and, the potential problems with A.I. in music. The dynamic conversationalist talked about his contributions to Usher’s upcoming album and his key role in the newly released chart-topping track “Selfish” with Justin Timberlake.

Theron attributes his success and fame to the unwavering honesty and support of his family, whose love and admiration keep him grounded in humility. He admires the way his family keeps it brutally honest with him. As a voting member of the GRAMMYS, Theron reminisced about casting his vote for Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” for ‘Record Of The Year’ in 2023. He recalls his 11-year-old son, who was 10 at the time, jokingly criticized his choice,  saying “Dad, did you just vote for Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” I said “yes,” then his son said, “that the song sucks, and I’m like WHAT!” Welp, his son was off on that one, lol.

His recent nomination arrives on the heels of a significant achievement, following the success of Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” which wonRecord Of The Year’ at the 2023 GRAMMYs®.

To say we enjoyed our chat with Theron is an understatement.  With his warm spirit and infectious laughter, he is just a joy and delight and the spark needed right now. Be sure to watch our full interview below to hear so much more of what Theron imparts to us. You don’t want to miss anything this energetic creative has to say!

While we wait with bated breath to see who will win at the GRAMMYs®, watch our full interview with the  GRAMMYs® Winner and current Nominee, Theron Thomas below. And make sure to check out the 2024 GRAMMYS ceremony broadcasting live on Sunday, February 4 on CBS at 8 p.m./EST. Click here for more GRAMMY news 2024.


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