Rico Love was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but split his childhood between Milwaukee, Wisconsin and New York City's Harlem neighborhood.
31 Facts About Rico Love
The first song Love ever wrote in his career was "Throwback" which ended up on Usher's 2004 album Confessions.
Rico Love is the CEO of Division1, a record label that partnered with Interscope Records in 2013.
Rico Love was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and his parents divorced at an early age.
Rico Love's mother encouraged him as a child to write poetry.
Rico Love wrote his own poems and went on to joining the African American Children's Theater where he recited Langston Hughes and acted.
Rico Love had already been writing his own poems before he was introduced to rap in his early teens.
Rico Love eventually left college because of a paperwork error made by the college's administration's office.
Rico Love went to live with some local Atlanta producers the Corna Boyz.
Usher requested Rico Love compose lyrics for a song written by Just Blaze.
Rico Love next toured with Usher where he met and connected with many music industry players.
Usher encouraged Rico Love to become a songwriter and requests for Rico Love's compositions began coming from artists Chris Brown, Omarion, and Marques Houston.
Rico Love was asked by Usher to contribute to the soundtrack to the film In the Mix.
Rico Love recorded a solo album in 2007 titled The 5th Element which he ultimately decided to focus on his songwriting and not release the recordings.
On December 9,2013, Rico Love released a mixtape entitled El Presidente.
On February 18,2015, Rico Love announced he would be releasing his debut studio album, titled Turn The Lights On, on May 19,2015.
Rico Love recently supported singer Monica on 'The Code Red Experience Tour'.
Rico Love wrote the song "Throwback" at the request of Usher which was a part of the 2004 triple Grammy-winning album Confessions.
Rico Love wrote "Seduction" which was a bonus track on the Confessions special edition release.
In September 2007, Rico Love wrote and produced on the Platinum single "Love Like This" by singer Natasha Bedingfield featuring Sean Kingston.
Rico Love wrote and produced on the Platinum single "Sweet Dreams" which reached No 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Platinum and Grammy-winning album featured four of Rico Love's compositions including two of the album's singles.
The first single, "Just a Dream", co-written and co-produced by Rico Love, went Platinum and landed at number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rico Love worked on the single "Gone" featuring Kelly Rowland, a follow-up to the 2002 Nelly hit "Dilemma" featuring Rowland.
Rico Love wrote, produced, and appeared as an artist on Jamie Foxx's Best Night of My Life album released December 2010.
Rico Love wrote "Freak", which features his appearance as an artist, and "Sex On the Beach".
In November 2010, Rico Love launched Division 1 which originally partnered with Universal Motown but later moved the venture to Interscope Records.
Rico Love has a production company of the same name to which he signed producers, Earl Hood, Eric Goudy, and D Town.
Rico Love has explained when composing he does not write lyrics down or even spend many hours working on songs.
Rico Love simply listens to a beat and then sings what comes to him.
Rico Love was quoted as learning this technique from Jagged Edge.