James Edward Faunyleroy II ( born May 16, 1984) known professionally as James Fauntleroy is an award winning American singer, songwriter and producer. He is well known foe co-writing top songs like Jordin Sparks ” No Air” and Ciara’s “Love sex magic”. He is also recognized for his vocals on DJ Khaled’ collaboration with Jay Z and Nas on the single “Sorry Not Sorry“.
James Fauntleroy was born on May 16, 1984 in Inglewood, California and based in Los Angeles.
Fauntleroy began as a member of the production group The Underdogs and later joined the Y’s.
He wrote five tracks from Chris Brown’s second album “Exclusive” in 2007 and in 2009, he co-wrote six tracks from Rihanna’s fourth album “Rated R”.
He provided vocal assistance for five songs on Common’s The Dreamer/The Believer album in 2011 and gave out his vocals on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D music collaborative album, Cruel Summer in 2012. He also got featured on Timbaland’s 2013 single “Know Bout Me”.
He co-wrote Justin Timberlake’s song “Pusher love girl” in 2014 and also co-wrote most of the song on the album.
In April 2021, he got featured on the top charting single “Sorry Not Sorry” by DJ Khaled featuring Jay Z and Nas.
He has worked with other music stars such as Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Snoop dogg, Kelly Clarkson and so on.
Awards & Nominations
Fauntleroy has won 4 out of 5 Grammy award nominations. He won the Album of the Year, Best R&B song and Song of the Year in 2018 and won Best R&B song in 2014. He also got nominations for Album of the year in 2015.
James Fauntleroy has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.