TQ (singer)

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TQ
Birth nameTerrance Quaites
Also known asTQ
Born(1976-05-24) May 24, 1976 (age 38)
OriginCompton, California, United States
GenresR&B
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, producer
Years active1990–present
LabelsClockwork / Epic, Cash Money, HUB / Lightyear / WEA, EMI, E1
Associated actsComing of Age, Sarah Connor, Jagged Edge, Cash Money Millionaires, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Jazze Pha, Shade Sheist, MC Eiht, Mack 10
Websitewww.therealtq.com
Notable instruments
Piano
 
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TQ
Birth nameTerrance Quaites
Also known asTQ
Born(1976-05-24) May 24, 1976 (age 38)
OriginCompton, California, United States
GenresR&B
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, producer
Years active1990–present
LabelsClockwork / Epic, Cash Money, HUB / Lightyear / WEA, EMI, E1
Associated actsComing of Age, Sarah Connor, Jagged Edge, Cash Money Millionaires, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Jazze Pha, Shade Sheist, MC Eiht, Mack 10
Websitewww.therealtq.com
Notable instruments
Piano

Terrance Quaites (born May 24, 1976), known professionally as TQ, is an American R&B singer. He is best known for his hit song "Westside", which became a top 40 hit in several countries in 1998.

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

Terrance Quaites began his music career in the early 1990s with the R&B group Coming of Age, who had a hit with the ballad "Coming Home to Love". After two album releases, the group went their separate ways. The summer of 1998 saw TQ notch his first hit with "Westside". Later that year, They Never Saw Me Coming was released, along with the single "Bye Bye Baby", and "Better Days" which followed the next year.

In 2000's, TQ released his second album, The Second Coming. He recorded his own Cash Money album, Gemini, but it was never officially released. He released a new album, Listen, in 2004. In 2007, TQ was featured on a single from the debut album of Iranian-Canadian rapper Imaan Faith. TQ's song Paradise was released on April 29, 2008.

On March 23, 2009, TQ released the S.E.X.Y. EP on iTunes. It was made available on CD on June 30. The EP consists of previously unheard TQ material. TQ released his latest album, titled Kind of Blue, on March 23, 2010.[1] TQ has recorded the Michael Jackson song Dirty Diana for this album.[2]

After a balh-wrote and recorded "Uh Oh", a pop duet with the British singer-songwriter, Danielle Senior, which was produced by Matt Qualifide for Andrew Maurice of Suite Recordings. It was released April 2011. Remixes of "Uh Oh" include the classic soul version by CBKS.

Acting[edit]

TQ's first film appearance was in Rockin' Meera, directed by Param gill, released in 2009. He also appeared in Richard III.

TQ completed a film with Sally Anthony called The Devil's Grind.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearAlbumChart positions
USUK[3]GERAUTSWINLSWE
1998They Never Saw Me Coming122272750451659
2000The Second Coming-3230-7418-
2004Listen-------
2007Gemini-------
2008Paradise-------
2009S.E.X.Y. (EP album)-------
2010Kind of Blue-------
2013Legendary-------

Singles[edit]

YearTitleChart PositionsAlbum
USUK[3]IREGERSWIAUTNLAUSNZ
1998"Westside"
12
4
5
8
29
14
3
10
10
They Never Saw Me Coming
"Bye Bye Baby"
-
7
13
6
16
33
6
7
47
1999"Better Days"
-
32
-
88
-
-
33
-
-
"Summertime" (with Another Level)
-
7
24
-
-
-
-
-
-
Nexus
2000"Daily"
-
14
-
31
77
-
23
-
38
The Second Coming
"Ride On" / "Superbitches"
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2001"Let's Get Back to Bed - Boy!" (with Sarah Connor)
-
16
-
2
9
5
-
-
-
Green Eyed Soul
2004"Keep It on the Low"
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
"Right On"
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Listen
2005"Tear This Bitch Up"
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Listen (UK Version)
2006"Crockett's Theme" (with Jan Hammer and Phillipe)
-
-
-
52
-
-
-
-
-

Other songs and collaborations[edit]

YearTitleAlbum
1994"Compton Long Beach Style"
(Coming Of Age)
Compton Long Beach Style EP
1997"Gotta Git Mine"
(RBL Posse feat TQ, MC Eiht & Tela)
An Eye for an Eye (RBL Posse)
1999"Get Away"
(TQ feat Krayzie Bone)
Blue Streak OST
1999"Come See Me"
(TQ)
Trippin' OST
1999"For All My Hustlers"
(TQ featuring Live Luciano)
South Coast Ballers
1999"Imagine That"
(CJ Mac featuring TQ and Mack 10)
Platinum Game (CJ Mac)
1999"Summertime"
(feat. TQ)
Nexus (Another Level)
2000"Gotta Git Mine"
(RBL Posse featuring TQ, MC Ehit & Tela)
Bootlegs & Bay Shit: The Resume (RBL Posse)
2000"I Got to Go"
(TQ)
Baller Blockin' Soundtrack
2000"Get Paid"
(TQ and Outlawz)
Ride wit Us or Collide wit Us (Outlawz)
2000"Bounce"
(Shade Sheist featuring TQ)
Damizza Presents Where I Wanna Be
2000"Used To"
(TQ)
Damizza Presents Where I Wanna Be
2001"All of My Life"
(TQ)
Urban Renewal
2001"Take Me with You"
(Pnutt featuring TQ and Shade Sheist)
Blazin' Soundtrack
2001"Life of a G"
(Vandalz featuring TQ)
Thug Lifestyles Soundtrack
2001"My Life"
(Juvenile featuring TQ)
Project English (Juvenile)
2002"Day in the Life "
(TQ featuring C-Bo and Vantanni)
Platinum Plaques Soundtrack
2002"Somebody's Watching Me"
(TQ featuring Yukmouth, Lurch and CPO)
Platinum Plaques Soundtrack
2002"Baby (Bye Bye Baby Remix)"
(TQ)
Platinum Plaques Soundtrack
2002"Da Man"
(Big Tymers featuring TQ and Trick Daddy)
Hood Rich (Big Tymers)
2002"Gimme Some"
(Big Tymers featuring TQ and Barewolf)
Hood Rich (Big Tymers)
2002"I'm Comin'"
(Big Tymers featuring TQ, Mickey, Gilly and Jazze Pha)
Hood Rich (Big Tymers)
2002"Sunny Day"
(Big Tymers featuring TQ, Gotti and Mikkey)
Hood Rich (Big Tymers)
2002"Way of Life"
(Lil' Wayne featuring TQ)
500 Degreez (Lil' Wayne)
2002"Pop Yo Colla"
(Caz featuring TQ)
Goin Head Up (Caz)
2002"I Remember"
(TQ featuring Jagged Edge)
Like Mike Soundtrack
2002"Life as a Gangsta"
(Mack 10 and Cash Money Millionaires)
Mack 10 Presents da Hood
2002"Bigger Business"
(Swizz Beats featuring TQ)
Swizz Beatz Presents Ghetto Stories
2002"Think About You (Looking Through the Window)"
(TQ)
Undisputed Soundtrack
2002"Keep On"
(TQ)
Major Work Soundtrack
2002"Day in the Life"
(TQ featuring C-Bo and Vantanni)
Major Work Soundtrack
2002"Let's Get Back to Bed -Boy!"
(Sarah Connor featuring TQ)
Green Eyed Soul (Sarah Connor)
2002"Can't Get None"
(Sarah Connor featuring TQ)
Green Eyed Soul (Sarah Connor)
2002"Magic Ride (Whatever U Wish 4)"
(Sarah Connor featuring TQ)
Green Eyed Soul (Sarah Connor)
2002"Fly Away"
(Baby featuring TQ)
Birdman (Baby Aka #1 Stunna)
2002"Ghetto Life"
(Baby featuring TQ, Lil Wayne and Cam'Ron)
Birdman (Baby Aka #1 Stunna)
2002"How It Be"
(Baby featuring TQ and Jermaine Dupri)
Birdman (Baby Aka #1 Stunna)
2002"Ice Cold"
(Baby featuring TQ and Jazze Pha)
Birdman (Baby Aka #1 Stunna)
2002"Keeps Spinnin'"
(Baby featuring TQ and others)
Birdman (Baby Aka #1 Stunna)
2002"Hustlas, Pimps and Thugs"
(Baby featuring TQ and others)
Birdman (Baby Aka #1 Stunna)
2003"Gangsta Nigga"
(Hot Boys featuring TQ)
Let 'Em Burn (Hot Boys)
2003"Baby Girl"
(Boo and Gotti featuring TQ)
Perfect Timing (Boo and Gotti)
2003"We Can Smoke"
(Big Tymers featuring TQ)
Big Money Heavyweight (Big Tymers)
2003"Against the Wall"
(Big Tymers featuring TQ)
Big Money Heavyweight (Big Tymers)
2003"To Be Played"
(Big Tymers featuring TQ)
Big Money Heavyweight (Big Tymers)
2004"Did You Miss Me?"
(Petey Pablo featuring TQ and Baby)
Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry (Petey Pablo)
2004"I'm a Ryder"
(Drag-On featuring TQ and Baby)
Hell and Back (Drag-On)
2004"Love Is Color Blind"
(Sarah Connor featuring TQ)
Key to My Soul (Sarah Connor)
2004"Hasta la Vista!"
(Sarah Connor featuring TQ)
Key to My Soul (Sarah Connor)
2004"Are U Ready to Ride?"
(Sarah Connor featuring TQ)
Key to My Soul (Sarah Connor)
2005"Boyfriend/Girlfriend"
(Soul Crew featuring TQ)
N/A
2005"Celebrate"
(Outlawz featuring TQ)
Outlaw 4 Life: 2005 A.P. (Outlawz)
2006"Crockett's Theme"
(Jan Hammer Project featuring TQ)
Crockett's Theme: Jan Hammer Project Feat TQ (CD Single)
2007"What About U"
(Ultra DJ's featuring TQ)
various house/promo albums
2007"How I Get By"
(T-Hud featuring TQ)
Undrafted (T-Hud)
2007"Turn U Out"
(Merc Squad featuring TQ)
forthcoming LA Griff album
2007"The Bar"
(Imaan Faith featuring TQ)
Let the Truth Be Known (Imaan Faith)
2009"Bad Enough"
(Redzz featuring Shade Sheist, TQ and Young Noble of 2Pac's Outlawz)
Produced by Redzz
2009"Private Club"
(The Dope Enemy featuring TQ, Shade Sheist and Mams Taylor)
Aka DJ Fricktion
2009"Rockit Girl"
(Shizzio featuring TQ)
Produced by DJ Fricktion aka The Dope Enemy
2011"UH OH"
(TQ VS Danielle Senior)
Produced by Matt Qualifide (Suite Recordings/Universal)
2011"UH OH" the Classic Soul Version
(TQ VS Danielle Senior)
Produced by CBKS (Suite Recordings/Universal)
2011"MARISOL"
(G.No aka The Latin Bird featuring TQ)
Produced by G.No & P.R (Gardelino.com)
2013"Touch The Sky"
(SpaceBoyz featuring TQ & Static)
Produced by Static[4]

Films[edit]

YearTitleRole
2006Rockin' MeeraRock
Richard IIIDJ
The Devil's Grind
2007A Father's Love
Consequences
The Black

References[edit]

  1. ^ Up-to-date Kind of Blue album information
  2. ^ Myspace video
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 546. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ [1]

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