From starring on hit television series to producing #1 albums with the biggest artist in music, actor and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Leon Thomas has become one of the most watched multi-hyphenate talents in the entertainment industry today.
In recent years Leon has worked with artists like Ariana Grande, Snoh Aalegra, Kodak Black, and more. In 2021 Leon found himself contributing his production skills to one of the most important albums in the last ten years, Drake’s globally chart-topping album Certified Lover Boy. With writing and production credits that included “Pipe Down,” “Love All” featuring Jay-Z, and “In the Bible” featuring Lil Durk and Givēon, Leon’s unique sound and writing wizardry can now be found up and down the Billboard charts.
“It’s been an amazing collaborative process working with a lot of my co-producers and people I’ve been building with for years on just a huge win like this,” says Leon about his role on an album. “Seeing him take nine slots out of the top 10 was historical, and to be a part of that is a blessing.”
Eventually, Leon’s growing musical prowess led him to create his own music. The run of singles has included “X-Rated (feat. Benny The Butcher),” “Love Jones (feat. Ty Dolla $ign),” and “Breaking Point“.
After closing out a memorable 2022, 2023 saw the release of two new tracks: “Crash & Burn” and a “Breaking Point” remix featuring Victoria Monét, positioning him to join his superstar collaborators on the charts with the release of his long-awaited debut, Electric Dusk, which is coming soon courtesy of Motown.
“I’m a big stickler on the business and making sure that I’m putting out the music in ways that can be advantageous to my old self. I want to look back and say, “Alright, I made some smart decisions as a businessman as well as a creative.” That’s kind of hard to do sometimes when you’re in a rush, so I’m taking my time, and honestly, I feel like that might be annoying to my fans, but I think it’s very important for me in the long run. I just want to be happy with all of my decisions.”
The best of Leon Thomas is certainty yet to come.