Teddy riley honored with a star on the hollywood walk of fame
Teddy Riley
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Teddy Riley Honored With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Teddy Riley just received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The famed singer, songwriter, and record producer was honored with his star located on Cahuenga and Hollywood boulevard on Friday (August 16).

The 51-year-old Harlem artist was responsible for launching the New Jack Swing era of the mid-80s and ’90s and crafting classic hits like “I Like,” “Before I Let You Go,” and “No Diggity.”

READ: Teddy Riley Talks the History of New Jack Swing, Returning to Apollo & What Michael Jackson Taught Him About Music

“I’m thrilled [about the honor], but it’s a calm, cool excitement because I’m afraid of anxiety,” Riley told Variety.

Singer Tank was present to honor Riley saying, meeting him as a child made him" inspired, to learn and understand what greatness and who God is because when he makes something and he has a divine purpose for it, and he wants it to be elevated to a place that very few men have ever been or have ever seen, he does it and he does it very well... And he’s done that with Mr. Teddy Riley.”