Teddy Riley – A Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter, and Record Producer

Who is Teddy Riley?

Teddy Riley is a big name in the music and entertainment industry. He is a professional singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the creator of a genre new jack swing. This 52-year-old singer has been active in the music industry for more than 35 years.

Quick Info 
Full NameEdward Theodore Riley
Birth Date8th of October, 1967
MotherMildred Riley
BrotherMarkell Riley
Height1.7 meters
Weight79 kilograms
WifeDonna Roberts
ChildrenNia Riley
Taja Riley
Samar Riley
Dejanee Riley,
Lil Teddy Riley,
Dante Horne,
TJ Riley,
Bobbie Riley
Net Worth$3 million


Teddy Riley was born on the 8th of October, 1967 with the name Edward Theodore Riley in New York City, U.S. He is the son of Mildred Riley. His mother is a former nurse and author by profession. Furthermore, he has a sibling, a brother named Markell Riley.

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Physical Statistics (Height, Weight)

Teddy stands to 1.7 meters in height, and his weight is around 79 kilograms.


Details of Riley’s education and schooling are unknown.

Social Media

Teddy has his personal Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. His Instagram id is @teddyriley1. He has more than 648.1  k followers on Instagram. Furthermore, his Twitter id is @TeddyRiley1. He has more than 72.9 k followers on Twitter. His official website is TeddyRiley.com

Personal Information (Dating and Marriage)

Talking about his relationship status, Riley is a married man. He is married to his wife, Donna Roberts. The couple is blessed with 8 children named Nia Riley, Taja Riley, Samar Riley, Dejanee Riley, Lil Teddy Riley, Dante Horne, TJ Riley, and Bobbie Riley.

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Teddy Riley Career

Teddy is considered a child prodigy. He started playing instruments in the church at a young age of 5 years old. He then started working on music at a studio managed and built by his uncle. Teddy also formed a group named Kids at Work under the guidance of Gene Griffin. The group released an album in 1984 titled Kids at Work. However, the group activities were short-lived, and they disbanded early. Furthermore, he also produced a 1986 hit song Go See the Doctor by Kool Moe Dee at the young age of 18-years-old.


Under producer Gene Griffin, Riley and his friends Aaron Hall and Timmy Gatling created a group of R&B genre and named the group Guy. The group released their debut album titled Guy on the 13th of June, 1988 under Uptown, MCA, Warner Bros. Geffen records. With this album, Riley and his group introduced a new genre, the New Jack Swing. This album peaked at number 1 on the U.S. R&B Albums and number 27 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

The group then released their second studio album titled The Future on the 13th of November, 1990, under Uptown/MCA/Warner Bros. This album peaked at number 1 on the U.S. R&B Albums and number 16 on the U.S. Billboard 200. Guy’s third studio album is titled Guy III, which released on the 25th of January, 2000 under MCA Records. This album peaked at number 13 on the U.S. Billboard 200. However, the group disbanded in 1992.

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Riley then formed another group with record producers Thomas R. Taliaferro, Chauncey, and “Black” Hannibal. The group’s first album is self-titled and released on the 21st of June, 1994 under Interscope Records. This album peaked at number 7 on the U.S. R&B Albums and number 52 on the U.S. Billboard 200. The group then released their second studio album titled Another Level on the 9th of September, 1996, under Interscope records. This album peaked at number 1 on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. This album produced a number 1 hit song titled No Diggity.

The third studio album of the group Blackstreet is titled Finally. The album released on the 23rd of March 1999 under Interscope records. This album peaked at number 11 on the Canada Albums Chart, number 9 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Charts, and number 34 on the China Albums Chart. Blackstreet then released Level II on the 11th of March, 2003 under Dreamworks label. Riley then left the group as an artist but produced various songs for the group.


Riley then started composing songs for various artists like Melanie B of Spice Girls, Amerie, Robin Thicke, and Lady Gaga. Riley entered the pop industry and began producing songs for them. He worked with Jay Park on a track titled “Demon.” Furthermore, he worked with various groups of the entertainment label S.M. Entertainment like Girls Generation, Shinee, EXO, and f(x). He produced the song The Boys for Girls Generation and also worked with group Shinee on songs Dangerous, Shine, and Beautiful. Furthermore, he produced EXO’s What is Love and f(x)’s Milk and All Night.

Teddy Riley Net Worth

Teddy Riley is a  wonderful singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who is recognized in the industry for making many hit songs. His net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. He earns money through various performances and royalties from the songs he produces.

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