He has sold an overall 14 million records worldwide in singles and albums.
Reluctant to sing, he began performing with encouragement by friends and family in high school.
His follow-up album, Trey Day, spawned his first top 20 single, "Can't Help but Wait".
9 on the Billboard Hot 100 making it Songz's first top 10 hit.
Ready was nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
Record producer Troy Taylor was introduced to Songz through Songz step-father with whom Taylor attended High School, ultimately leading to Songz signing a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 2003. Songz's debut single, Gotta Make It, featuring Twista, was released in March 2005 and reached #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #21 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
It garnered success in the R&B/urban community but failed to make a mark in mainstream music.
The album's second and final single, Gotta Go, was released in July 2005 and reached #67 on the Hot 100 and #11 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming even more successful than his debut single in the R&B/urban community and in the mainstream community.
After promotion for his debut concluded, he was featured on the lead single from Twista's fifth album, The Day After.
His second studio album, Trey Day, was released on October 2, 2007.
The album reached #11 on the Billboard 200, selling 73,000 copies in its first week.
The following year saw Songz's highest charting song to date, "Bottoms Up" featuring rapper Nicki Minaj from his fourth studio album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure.
In 2012, Songz released his first number one album, Chapter V, which debuted atop the Billboard 200.
The lead single from the album, "I Need a Girl", was released in April 2009 and reached #5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart and #59 on the Hot 100, becoming an R&B/urban hit but not a mainstream hit.