Jay Hayden, is a self-contained American-recording artist, songwriter and producer from Washington, D.C. His debut album “Love Counseling,” led to his single “No Where,” charting on the Billboard top 100s under R&B and Hip-Hop (2010). Hayden has since performed with and/or collaborated with a myriad of artists such as Tank, Miguel, Marsha Ambrosius, DJ Luke Nasty, Fat Trel, DJ Kool, Ginuwine, Melanie Fiona, Raheem Devaughn, Ashford & Simpson etc.
His accomplishments include production placements on the TV series Orange is the New Black, Grace and Frankie (Netflix), Survivor's Remorse (Starz), Mixology (ABC), Mindy Project (FOX), Up All Night (NBC), VH1’s-Basketball Wives, Love and Hip-Hop etc. Hayden also scored music for Magic Johnson’s Magic in the Making TV series (Aspire TV)(feat. Simone Biles), and Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success (UPtv).
Hayden took a liking to the world of social media on the Vine app, which was introduced to him by American Actor DeStorm Power. Hayden’s Vine channel caught the attention of Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes. Mendes featured Hayden which led to Hayden accumulating over 100k followers in 24 hours. Hayden earned over half a million subscribers and a half billion views during the vine era. He ranked among the top 200 the platform.
When Hayden introduced the single “Stranger” to his following on the vine app (2015), it generated over 4k new listeners per day and led to Stranger generating over 50k downloads on iTunes in the first 7 days and currently, over 6 million streams on Spotify.
While Hayden garnered much success as an artist, his skills set as a producer and song writer led him to focus on the film industry between 2015-2020. Hayden's successes in other avenues in the music industry eventually brought him back to his true passion of being an R&B recording artist (2021). Hayden currently has over 5 completed/unreleased LP albums and over 200 completed songs in his vault, which he plans to begin releasing to the world starting in 2021.
Hayden's most recent single titled "Special" was released on July 6, 2022, and has since been featured on Apple Music's New Music Daily, New in R&B, and Breaking R&B curated playlists, including Pandora's Top Shelf R&B curated playlist. Special has accumulated over 25K Streams in the first 7 days, and 80k within the first 14 days.
Hayden is expected to release his sophomore album fall of 2022.
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