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Gregory Abbott burst on the music scene in the late eighties and early nineties with his multi-platinum mega-hit “Shake You Down”, top 5 R&B hits “Got The Feelin (Its Over)”, “I’ll Prove It To You” and “Let Me Be Your Hero”. He has written and recorded with artists such as Whitney Houston, Ashford & Simpson, Bill Cosby, Cindi Lauper, Brenda Russell, Jennifer Warnes, Michael Bolton, Ronnie Spector, Diane Warren, Leiber/Stoller and Barry Mann, to name just a few.

In addition to producing his own albums, Abbott has co-produced others. Of special note are his co-productions with the legendary Ahmet Ertigun, the late Chariman and Founder of Atlantic Records. Abbott’s music and performances have been used in network television series, soap operas, and commercials (ESPN). His songs have been interpolated, sampled and covered by Hip Hop artists worldwide (Fifty Cent, Tony Yayo among numerous others). His music has also been featured in major motion pictures; the latest being the film “Are We Done Yet” starring Ice Cube and Nia Long, .

Abbott took a hiatus from music to write and do further work on his PhD and has now returned at his creative best.

Abbott's parents came from Venezuela and Antigua. He is a dual citizen of the US and Antigua. During his early years, Abbott's mother taught him how to play piano and encouraged him to develop vocally.

Before his career as musician, Abbott studied psychology at University of California, Berkeley and creative writing at Stanford; where he won a Wallace Stegner fellowship. Also, he has taught English at University of California, Berkeley.

One of Abbott's first opportunities in his studio was an album for an independent record label, which gave him the opportunity to do a duet with Whitney Houston. Continuing on, Abbott produced for the group EQ on Atlantic Records.

In 1986, Abbott released his first solo album, Shake You Down. The title track for the album was a success, going platinum and topping the Billboard Hot 100. The album's second single, "I Got The Feelin (It's Over)" which reached Number 5 on the R&B chart. With the strength of its singles, the album propelled to platinum status and earned Abbott several awards.

Internationally, Abbott carried much success, winning first prize at the Tokyo Music Festival. The title track of his second album, "I'll Prove It To You" which was released in 1988, was featured on a Japanese movie soundtrack. In Belgium, he performed with Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

Over the years much of his new music has been released via singles on his own Mojo Man Entertainment label. Abbott has continued with his R&B sound but in addition he has added a Caribbean/Soul feel as well. In 2011, a album entitled "Drop Your Mask" was released; and Abbott continues to release new singles two to four times a year.

Gregory Abbott (born April 2, 1964 in New York City, New York) is an American soul-musician (keys and drums), singer, composer and producer. He currently lives in both New York and the San Francisco Bay area.
Before his career as musician, Abbott studied psychology at University of California, Berkeley and creative writing at Stanford; where he won a Wallace Stegner fellowship.
Also, he has taught English at University of California, Berkeley
One of Abbott's first opportunities in his studio was an album for an independent record label, which gave him the opportunity to do a duet with Whitney Houston.
Continuing on, Abbott produced for the group EQ on Atlantic Records
While still pursuing his passion for music as an artist, Abbott has also moved somewhat into placement of music for films and television as well as working on film projects of his own.

 

 

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