Illinois raised, Atlanta based Christopher ‘Tricky’ Stewart has always been deep in the mix of scouting, producing and writing for talent. He made a big impact on artists like Blu Cantrell, Sole, JT Money and Mya. By 2002 he had written the debut single for B2K Uh Oh, which was a Number 1 US single for 10 weeks and also the hit track Me Against The Music for Britney Spears. By 2007, Tricky had written Umbrella for Rihanna, a song that topped the chart in May of that year and stayed there for 7 weeks. The Song broke sales records at iTunes and claimed two Grammy nominations for Record Of The Year and Best Rap/Song collaboration. In the same year, he received another Grammy nomination for Mary J Blige for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance on Just Fine. More Grammy recognition arrived for Stewart with Blige for his work on her album Growing Pain, when he won the award for Best Contemporary R&B album. Hits kept a coming for Stewart with Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey. His song Touch My Body for Carey hit the Number 1 spot in 2008.
Alongside this, he crafted one of the ultimate female empowerment anthems with Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) for Beyoncé, which Rolling Stone declared as “the Song” of 2008. The song won three Grammys including Song Of The Year, and stayed at Number 1 in the US for 4 weeks. Tricky also helped kick-start Justin Bieber’s rise to fame, writing the track Baby featuring Ludacris; the song became a global success for Bieber as the lead single from his debut album.