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Teddy Riley
Born October 8, 1967 (1967-10-08) (age 52)
Origin Harlem, New York
United States
Genres New jack swing
Contemporary R&B
Hip hop
Occupation(s) Record producer
Years active 1984–present
Labels Interscope
Associated acts Michael Jackson, Guy, Blackstreet, MC Hammer, Doug E. Fresh, Mike Posner, Girls' Generation, Jay Park, RaNia, EXO

Edward Theodore "Teddy" Riley (born October 8, 1967) is a Grammy Award winning, American singer-songwriter, musician, keyboardist, and record producer. He is credited with the creation of the New Jack Swing.[1] The musicians with whom Riley has been connected include Michael Jackson, Keith Sweat, and Mike Posner.


Riley started a band called Guy with Aaron Hall and Timmy Gatling in 1987. They have released three albums. In 1994 Riley started another band called Blackstreet. They have released four albums. Riley co-produced half of Michael Jackson's 1991 album Dangerous. It is the best-selling new jack swing album ever released.


  1. Hogan, Paul. "Teddy Riley biography" Allmusic Retrieved on September 19, 2009