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D'Mile
Birth nameDernst Emile II
Born (1985-01-24) January 24, 1985 (age 36)
OriginBrooklyn, New York
LabelsMedinah Entertainment, Darkchild productions
Associated actsH.E.R., Rodney Jerkins, Ty Dolla Sign, Diggy Simmons, Eric Bellinger, Mali Music, Victoria Monet, Lucky Daye, Snoh Aalegra, Daye Jack, Ashley Loren

Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II (born January 24, 1985) is an American record producer and songwriter[1] from Brooklyn, New York. He was sometimes referred to as D. Emile, Dernst Emile II, or Dee'Mile is most commonly known and accredited as D'Mile. According to his official Twitter profile, he is signed & managed by Medinah Entertainment.

In 2020, D'Mile's production work with artists Lucky Daye and H.E.R. was nominated for seven Grammy Awards.[2] The following year he won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year alongside H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas for writing the H.E.R. song "I Can't Breathe",[3] as well as the Academy Award for Best Original Song, also alongside H.E.R. & Thomas, for writing the song "Fight for You" which H.E.R. performed in the film Judas and the Black Messiah.[4]

Early life

Emile is the son of Haitian vocalist Yanick Étienne, who was featured in recordings by and toured with Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music in the 1980s, and music producer Dernst Emile.[5][2] He grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and began learning to play the keyboard as a young child.[2]

Career

2005–2012: Career beginnings

Emile made his major production debut on Rihanna's 2005 album Music of the Sun, for which he produced & co-wrote "That La, La, La" with fellow Brooklyn hip-hop group Full Force.[2] Later the same year, he also made an appearance on Mary J. Blige's 2005 album The Breakthrough with the song "Gonna Breakthrough," which he co-wrote and produced.[2] After these bodies of work, a friend introduced D'Mile to Rodney Jerkins, with whom he had an apprenticeship for two years.[2]

He scored his first main chart success with Janet Jackson's tenth studio album, Discipline. He produced and co-wrote the lead single "Feedback," which reached number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, the R&B hit "Luv" as well as the album tracks "I.D.", "Truth or Dare" and "The Meaning".

Justin Bieber worked with D'Mile on "Favorite Girl," which is the fourth single from his debut album My World. D'Mile is also listed as producing the R&B ballad "In the Morning" for Mary J. Blige's ninth album Stronger with Each Tear.

He then worked with Diddy and Dirty Money on their album, "Last Train To Paris," which was released December 14, 2010, producing the song, "Shades", which was co-produced with Justin Timberlake's production group The Y's and featured guest vocals from Timberlake, Lil Wayne, Bilal, and James Fauntleroy II. He also has several productions on Jennifer Lopez's 2011 comeback album, Love? including "One Love"; and the dance-pop number "(What Is) Love?" which was released as the lead soundtrack single and scored in Lopez's 2010 romantic comedy, The Back-up Plan.

D'Mile produced several songs and served as the executive producer for Diggy Simmons' album, Unexpected Arrival, which was released March 20, 2012, on Atlantic Records. D'Mile has produced the single, "Long Distance" by 2011 X-Factor winner, Melanie Amaro which she performed live on the show, December 6, 2012.

2013–present: Current projects

D'Mile has had a strong production record with Ty Dolla Sign, including his Beach House series, Beach House,[6] Beach House 2,[7] Beach House EP, and Beach House 3. Ty Dolla Sign has said that D'Mile is "literally the best producer [he has] ever worked with" following their collaborations.[2] He also produced "Livin' It Up" from Ciara's 2013 album Ciara.

In 2016, he produced the two tracks "Mind Of A Man" and "FWM" for Hard II Love by Usher.[8]

Throughout 2016 and 2017, D'Mile produced all 13 songs on Lucky Daye's debut album titled Painted after the two met in LA.[9][2] D'Mile also provided background vocals on the song "Paint It."[9] The album was released in 2019 and went on to be nominated at the 2020 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album, with two album tracks being nominated for Best R&B Performance ("Roll Some Mo") and Best Traditional R&B Performance ("Real Games").[10]

In 2020, he co-produced Charlie Wilson's "Forever Valentine" with Bruno Mars and The Stereotypes. He and Mars also composed Arashi's "Whenever You Call".

Selected discography

This is a non-comprehensive list of D'Mile's production credits, adapted from Tidal.[11]

Year Song Artist Album
2008 "I'm Grown" Tiffany Evans Tiffany Evans
2013 "nEXt" Sevyn Streeter Call Me Crazy, But...
"Come on Over"
"Alone" Armin van Buuren
featuring Lauren Evans
Intense
2014 "Wood & Leather" Ty Dolla Sign Beach House EP
"Work"
"Royalty" Mali Music Mali Is...
"Stronger"
"Fight for You"
2015 "These Lines" PJ Walking Around Pools
"Nickels & Dimes"
"I Mean It"
"Actress" Ty Dolla Sign Free TC
"Miracle / Wherever"
"LA"
"Solid"
"Credit"
"Saved"
2016 "Come Down" PJ Rare
"Awake"
"Can't Stop"
"This Is What It Looks Like"
"Gangster"
"I'm Good"
2017 "Famous" Ty Dolla Sign Beach House 3
"Famous Lies"
"Famous Last Words"
"Famous Friends"
"Famous Amy"
"Famous Excuses"
2018 "BOSS" The Carters Everything Is Love
2019 "Whoa" Snoh Aalegra - Ugh, those feels again
2020 "Forever Valentine" Charlie Wilson Non-album single
"17" Pink Sweats The Prelude
"Whenever You Call" Arashi Non-album single
"Ass Like That" Victoria Monet Jaguar
"Dive"
"Big Boss (Interlude)"
"We Might Even Be Falling In Love"
"Touch Me"
"Jaguar"
"Go There With You"
"Moment"
"Sunday Morning" Chiiild Synthetic Soul
2021 "Silk Sonic Intro" Silk Sonic An Evening with Silk Sonic
"Leave the Door Open"
"Skate"

Awards and nominations

Academy Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2021 "Fight for You" Best Original Song Won [4]

Grammy Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2017 "Still" Best Traditional R&B Performance Nominated [3]
2019 "Could've Been" Best R&B Song Nominated
"Roll Some Mo" Nominated
2020 "I Can't Breathe" Song of the Year Won

Golden Globe Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2021 "Fight for You" (with H.E.R., Tiara Thomas) Best Original Song Nominated [12]

References

  1. ^ Diehl, Matt (April 20, 2011). "Jennifer Lopez Talks 'Idol,' Her New Album and What She Thinks of Steven Tyler". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Leight, Elias (January 9, 2020). "D'Mile Almost Quit Music. Now He's Up for Multiple Grammys". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 10, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "GRAMMY Award Results for Dernst Emile II". The Grammys. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Dove, Steve. "Oscar Nominations 2021 List: Nominees by Category". abc. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  5. ^ http://yanicketiennemusic.com/?section=music
  6. ^ "Beach House Mixtape by Ty Dolla Sign (Ty$) Hosted by DJ Ill Will & DJ Mustard".
  7. ^ "Beach House 2 Mixtape by Ty Dolla Sign (Ty$) Hosted by DJ Drama".
  8. ^ "D'Mile".
  9. ^ a b Lamarre, Carl (May 7, 2019). "Lucky Daye on His Debut Album 'Painted,' Learning Melodies Through Dr. Seuss Books & Craving His Mother's Acceptance". Billboard. Archived from the original on February 26, 2020.
  10. ^ Turner-Williams, Jaelani (January 26, 2020). "Grammy Contender Lucky Daye Is Waving R&B's Melodic Flag With Pride". Vibe.
  11. ^ "Credits for D'Mile". Tidal. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  12. ^ Bahiana, Ana Maria. "Nominations for the 78th Golden Globe Awards (2021) Announced". goldenglobes.com. Retrieved 4 February 2021.

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