Of his grandfather, Nash recalls "He came out of a bad time for blacks in the South, but even though we lived in the hood, we had a boat, some cars and a house that was paid for. There's nothing I can't do." Under the pen name "The-Dream", Nash began writing lyrics for popular artists.
He co-wrote Britney Spears' hit "Me Against the Music" from her album In the Zone.
“The accusations don’t disqualify what he’s accomplished.
followed by an album titled 1977 on August 31, 2011, also as a free download.
Def Jam Recordings released 1977 commercially on December 18, 2012 with a modified track list and the new title Terius Nash: 1977. In the nearly three years between Love King and IV Play, The-Dream released the singles "Roc" and "Dope Bitch", which were not included on the final track list for IV Play. The album features guest appearances from Jay-Z, Big Sean, Pusha T, Beyoncé, 2 Chainz, Kelly Rowland, Gary Clark Jr.
Nash wrote and produced Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", which was included on her third studio album I Am... The song went on to win the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and Best R&B Song, becoming the first career wins at the Grammys for The Dream.
On March 10, 2009, The-Dream released his second album Love vs. Upon its release, the album received general acclaim from most music critics, based on an aggregate score of 83/100 from Metacritic and it was more commercially successful than its predecessor, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200.
Holiday’s response came after Tank’s, and he also disagreed with Jacquees about being the top R&B act.