Richard Preston Butler, Jr.
Universally known by his stage name Rico Love, is a grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, singer, and creative. With a history of writing and producing hit records for iconic vocalists such as Usher, Nelly, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Diddy, Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Fergie, Alexandra Burke, and Fantasia, it’s safe to say Love is indeed a master at his craft. A list of some of some hit records he has produced includes: Usher’s There Goes My Baby and Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home), Nelly’s Just A Dream, Gone, as well as Queen B’s timeless record Sweet Dreams. Rico Love has contributed to timeless music masterpieces that have resulted in the winnings of Grammy Awards such as: Beyonce’s 2009 Best Contemporary Album I Am Sasha Fierce, Usher’s 2010 Best Contemporary R&B Album Raymond V. Raymond, as well as Usher’s 2010 Best Male R&B Vocal Performance There Goes My Baby. Love has also been featured on records with Fat Joe, Jermaine Dupri, Jamie Foxx, Usher, T.I., and Rich Boy. Aside from Love’s applaud-worthy accomplishments, he is also a hardcore motivational speaker, and has birthed an annal We Love Music Conference, in its second year– where he fuels artists of all backgrounds with his The Gift Is In You mindset.