Harvey Mason Jr. has penned and produced songs for music industry legends including Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears and Chris Brown. He has also produced music for blockbuster musical productions with Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls, Dr. Dre & Ice Cube in Straight Outta Compton, to the eclectic cast in Pitch Perfect, and Mary J. Blige and Ne-Yo in The Wiz Live!

Bio

HARVEY MASON JR.

Harvey Mason Jr. has not only penned and produced songs for industry legends like Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross and Elton John, but also for today’s superstars including Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Chris Brown. Simultaneously, Harvey has been instrumental in producing memorable music for many of the biggest musical films from the past decade. Everyone from Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls, Whitney Houston in Sparkle, to the eclectic casts in Pitch Perfect and SING, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube in Straight Outta Compton and Mary J. Blige and Ne-Yo in The Wiz Live! have called on Harvey to deliver music of the highest standards for blockbuster musical productions.

Harvey was born in Boston, Massachusetts where his parents attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Harvey’s father, Harvey Mason, Sr., is a noted jazz drummer and founding member of the group Fourplay. Mason Jr. grew up in Los Angeles where he tagged along to his father’s recording sessions with the likes of Quincy Jones, Carole King, The Brothers Johnson and Herbie Hancock. Harvey wrote his first song, “Love Makes It Better” for Grover Washington, Jr. at the age of eight. Besides being a gifted musician, Harvey was also a skilled athlete and attended the University of Arizona on a basketball scholarship, playing in the 1988 Final Four with teammates Sean Elliott and Steve Kerr.

Harvey’s first success came when he wrote the song “Truthfully” for Brandy’s 1998 release Never Say Never. He then joined forces with Rodney Jerkins’ Darkchild Entertainment and continued to write and produce hits for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. In 2000, Mason Jr. formed the production company, The Underdogs, whose first hit was Tyrese’s “I Like Them Girls.” He continued to top the R&B charts with hits for B2K, Marques Houston, Ruben Studdard, Joe, Ciara and Omarion, making history in 2009 with the number one hit, “No Air” featuring Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, and again in 2012 with Chris Brown’s “Turn Up the Music.”

In 2006, Harvey produced the soundtrack for the movie musical Dreamgirls where his work on Jennifer Hudson’s rendition of “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” helped earn her an Academy Award for her performance. His work on Dreamgirls was the first to produce three Oscar-nominated songs from the same film in the same year. In 2008, Harvey Mason Media produced the major motion picture More Than a Game documenting the incredible journey of LeBron James’ high school basketball team. The movie garnered a second-place People’s Choice Award at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival. Harvey also composed the score to the film and served as Executive Producer on the soundtrack Music Inspired by More Than a Game, released on his label Mason Music through Interscope Records.

In 2012, Harvey was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the song “The Living Proof” from The Help which featured Mary J. Blige. Then sadly, he was the last producer to work with Whitney Houston when he produced the songs “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” and “Celebrate” for the movie Sparkle. Later in 2012, Harvey produced the a cappella vocal performances for the hit film Pitch Perfect featuring Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick. In 2014, he produced the music for Get On Up, the film about the life and music of the legendary James Brown. With the addition of Hailee Steinfeld, Harvey again joined the cast of Pitch Perfect 2 to produce new a cappella hits for the movie’s 2015 sequel. In the summer of 2015, Harvey arranged and produced all the legendary N.W.A. music for the theatrical release of Straight Outta Compton. Most recently, he wrote and produced music for the top-rated NBC broadcast of The Wiz Live! and produced over 50 songs for the animated musical SING from Universal/Illumination Entertainment. Currently, Harvey is in production for Pitch Perfect 3 and the musical reworking of the 80’s classic, Valley Girl for MGM.

Harvey proudly serves as a board member and advocacy leader for The Recording Academy and its Producers and Engineers Wing. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for his Alma mater, the University of Arizona. Harvey donates his time and resources to several charitable organizations including GRAMMY in the Schools, MusicCares Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, the American Cancer Society, and Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. Harvey received the Spirit of Excellence Award in 2012 by the T.J. Martell Foundation for his philanthropic efforts.

Work

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Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics

Aretha Franklin

Jewels In The Crown: All-Star Duets With The Queen

Aretha Franklin

Bobby (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Aretha Franklin

Director

Avant

B2K

B2K

Grown & Sexy

Babyface

Never Gone

Backstreet Boys

B'Day

Beyoncé

Never Say Never

Brandy

U-Turn

Brian McKnight

Back At One

Brian McKnight

Circus

Britney Spears

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

Britney Spears

Oops… I Did It Again

Britney Spears

Uncle Charlie

Charlie Wilson

Fortune

Chris Brown

F.A.M.E

Chris Brown

Exclusive

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Jackie

Ciara

Ciara

Ciara

The Story Goes…

Craig David

Exodus

EXO

The 2nd Mini Album 'Overdose'

EXO

Free Yourself

Fantasia

Reflection

Fifth Harmony

4

Fourplay

Lion Heart

Girls Generation

The 4th Mini Album "Mr.Mr."

Girls Generation

Unpredictable

Jamie Foxx

JHUD

Jennifer Hudson

I Remember Me

Jennifer Hudson

On The 6

Jennifer Lopez

Get 'Em Girls

Jessica Mauboy

Ain't Nothin' Like Me

Joe

And Then…

Joe

Greatest Hits

Joe

JoJo

JoJo

Right Here Right Now

Jordin Sparks

Battlefield

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks

Believe

Justin Bieber

Justified

Justin Timberlake

Emotional

K-Ci & JoJo

Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee

Thankful

Kelly Clarkson

Echo

Leona Lewis

Anyone Who Had A Heart

Luther Vandross & Elton John

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony

Turning Point

Mario

Mario

Mario

My Life II: The Journey Continues, Act 1

Mary J. Blige

Naked

Marques Houston

Invincible

Michael Jackson

Music from the motion picture Monster

John Legend

Fear of Flying

Mya

Killer Love

Nicole Scherzinger

O

Omarion

More From Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

The Return

Ruben Studdard

Soulful

Ruben Studdard

Odd

SHINee

Everybody

SHINee

Solo Star

Solange

Forever

Spice Girls

(There's Gotta Be) More To Life

Stacie Orrico

Love and War

Tamar Braxton

Stronger

Tank

Now or Never

Tank

Sex, Love & Pain

Tank

Three Kings

TGT

Pulse

Toni Braxton

Libra

Toni Braxton

The Heat

Toni Braxton

Alter Ego

Tyrese

I Wanna Go There

Tyrese

2000 Watts

Tyrese

Music from the motion picture Straight Outta Compton

Various Artists

The Wiz LIVE! Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event

Various Artists

Pitch Perfect 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Various Artists

Pitch Perfect: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Various Artists

Sparkle (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Various Artists

Music from the motion picture The Help

Various Artists

Music from the motion picture More Than a Game

Various Artists

Music from the motion picture Dreamgirls

Various Artists

So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross

Various Artists

I Look to You

Whitney Houston

Willenium

Will Smith

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Press

Harvey Mason Jr. on Spotify's IPO

Music community loves Spotify and Apple, Grammy winner says

Streaming is changing the music industry as we know it, according to Harvey Mason Jr., a six-time Grammy winning record producer who said while times … Read More

Harvey Mason Jr. & John Legend

Jesus Christ Superstar Music Producer Says Star John Legend ‘Knows the Show Inside and Out’

Since being announced as the lead of NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert in December, John Legend has immersed himself in the role of Jesus. “He comes prepared,” the rock opera’s musical … Read More

John Legend as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar: Where to watch and what to expect

Grammy award winning producer Harvey Mason Jr., who is the music producer of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” told CNN that this is not … Read More

Scoring of Disney's "Golden Dream" for American Adventure at Epcot

Behind the Scenes With Walt Disney Imagineering: Updates Iconic ‘Golden Dream’ Anthem for Epcot American Adventure Pavilion

“Golden Dream,” is the patriotic theme song for Epcot’s American Adventure pavilion attraction, which features a tribute to some of the most quintessential moments in American history, … Read More

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT -- Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Press Junket -- Pictured: (l-r) Alex Rudzinski, EP/Live Television Director; Harvey Mason Jr., Music Producer; Camille A. Brown, Choreographer; Paul Tazewell, Costume Designer; David Leveaux, Director in New York on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -- (Photo by: Dia Dipasupil/NBC)

Music and Audience Take Center Stage in NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert’

Legend was recruited to the project by his longtime collaborator Harvey Mason Jr., who is music producer of “Superstar.” The R&B star has been branching … Read More

Awards

2016 Pitch Perfect 2 Soundtrack/Various Artists Billboard Music Award “Best Soundtrack”
2016 Pitch Perfect 2 Grammy Nomination “Outstanding Motion Picture Soundtrack or Compilation”
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 American Music Award “Best Movie Soundtrack Album”
2014 Love and War / Tamar Braxton Grammy Nomination “Best Urban Contemporary Album”
2014 Three Kings / TGT Grammy Nomination “Best R&B Album”
2013 Fortune / Chris Brown Grammy Nomination “Best Urban Contemporary Album”
2012 F.A.M.E. / Chris Brown Grammy Winner “Best R&B Album”
2012 The Help / Mary J. Blige/”The Living Proof” Golden Globe Nomination “Best Original Song in a Motion Picture”
2012 The Help / Mary J. Blige/”The Living Proof” Critics Choice Award Nomination Best Original Song for a Film
2009 Jordin Sparks / Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown /
“No Air”
ASCAP Pop Award “Most Performed Songs of 2009”
2009 Jordin Sparks / Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown /
“No Air”
Grammy Nomination “Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals”
2008 Jordin Sparks / Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown /
“No Air”
People’s Choice Award Winner “Favorite Combined Forces Song”
2008 Jennifer Hudson / Jennifer Hudson Grammy Winner “Best Contemporary R&B Album”
2007 Dreamgirls / Beyonce / “Listen” Academy Award Nomination “Best Original Song”
2007 Dreamgirls / Jennifer Hudson / “Love You I Do” Academy Award Nomination “Best Original Song”
2007 Dreamgirls / Eddie Murphy & Anika Noni Rose /
“Patience”
Academy Award Nomination “Best Original Song”
2007 Dreamgirls / Jennifer Hudson / “Love You I Do” Grammy Winner “Outstanding Song Written for a Motion Picture”
2007 Bobby / Aretha Franklin & Mary J. Blige / “Never Gonna Break My Faith” Golden Globe Nomination “Best Original Song in a Motion Picture”
2007 Dreamgirls / Beyonce / “Listen” Golden Globe Nomination “Best Original Song in a Motion Picture”
2007 Dreamgirls Grammy Nomination “Outstanding Motion Picture Soundtrack or Compilation”
2007 Dreamgirls NAACP Awards Winner “Outstanding Album”
2006 Dreamgirls Critics Choice Award Winner “Best Soundtrack”
2006 O / Omarion / “O” ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Award “Most Performed Songs of 2006”
2006 B-Day / Beyonce Grammy Winner “Best Contemporary R&B Album”
2004 I Wanna Go There / Tyrese / “How You Gonna Act Like That” ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Award “Most Performed Songs of 2004”
2004 I Wanna Go There / Tyrese / “How You Gonna Act Like That” ASCAP Pop Award “Most Performed Songs of 2004”
2004 Soulful / Ruben Studdard / “Sorry 2004” ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Award “Most Performed Songs of 2004”
2003 Justified / Justin Timberlake Grammy Winner “Best Pop Album”
2001 The Heat / Toni Braxton / “He Wasn’t Man Enough” ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Award “Most Performed Songs of 2004”
2000 The Heat / Toni Braxton / “He Wasn’t Man Enough” Grammy Winner “Best R&B Song”

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