Over the past year, Partynextdoor has emerged as a hit-making songwriter. His pen molded Rihanna’s “Work” and Drake’s “With You.” Recently, the singer contributed to DJ Khaled’s new single “Shining,” where he crafted Beyonce’s verse. With Party climbing up the proverbial totem pole of songwriting, Billboard takes a look at some of his contributions over the past few years.
Partynextdoor proved his songwriting prowess when he co-wrote Rihanna’s No.1 smash “Work.” Soaked in warm island vibes, “Work” finds the Bajan bombshell right in at home. For Party, the song showcased his versatility as a writer who can pen records for male and female artists.
Rihanna, “Sex With Me”
Once again, Party masterfully crafted another scorcher for Rihanna. The sex-laden record paints Riri gloating on the Anti cut about her best moves in the bedroom.
DJ Khaled featuring Beyonce & Jay Z, “Shining”
After putting his prints on Rihanna’s Anti album, Party etched out Beyonce’s verse for DJ Khaled’s first single “Shining.” Queen Bey’s swagger is vivacious and impenetrable as she sings: “Money don’t make me happy/ And a fella can’t make me fancy/ We smiling for a whole ‘nother reason/ It’s all smiles through all four seasons.”
Drake featuring Partynextdoor, “With You”
The vibrant record off Drake’s 2016 album, Views, features Party as both a guest and a songwriter. He shines throughout the track with a flavorful verse and inescapable hook. “Yeah, I can’t get enough of you, babe/ Bottles open up so you can try and open up for me, baby/ M.I.A. in the M.I.A/ You do you, girl, the haters gon’ hate/ Cut them off like you a sensei, girl/ Oh, I know you feel what I feel/ Breaking you off, it’s so real,” he sings.
Drake featuring Partynextdoor, “Preach”
Party helped Drake with another scintillating tune. this time, it came from the 6 God’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late project. The song finds the crooner spilling intoxicating rhymes: “My name is Party, not participation/ Sorry for the miscommunication/ I need a drink and some tequila with you/ You know what I’m trying to do.”