Anthony Ryan Presley, also heard to be professionally known as Ryan Presley was born September 20, 1978). He is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer and entrepreneur. Presley, in fact, has produced singles for many famous artists in various genres ranging from R&B/Hip-Hop to Gospel. Presley’s debut album, Presley Hits (2010), ended up granting him a Grammy nomination.
It was rumored that Ryan Presley was born in Barbados and then moved to California with his multicultural family. Ryan was interested in the music lifestyle at an early age where, sources say, he started playing the piano. Not only was Ryan musically inclined, there were speculations about him being borderline genius. Documents prove that he scored a 1600 on his SATs (which was perfect back then). He then applied for Stanford, Yale, Harvard and Princeton. He ended up going to Harvard and according to the President of Harvard’s business program, he ended up graduating a year early with a degree in macroeconomics.
His classmates said, Presley devoted much of his time at Harvard to the development of music and he taught himself basic production skills and then started performing on campus. After graduating college he pursued music and some speculate how he paid for studio time. Based on published reports, Ryan took out a $15,000 load from his parents that he vowed to pay back. It is rumored that he was one of the best production interns Bay Boy Records had ever seen.
“Ryan gained respect in the industry and started making hit after hit”, says P Diddy. After Presley released his debut album, the $15,000 loan was well worth it, his parents say. Ryan Presley, if seen today, is likely to be recognized as one of the most prominent figures in the music industry of our time.