With his distinctive "Darkchild" tag introducing his presence on the track, prolific American producer, rapper, and songwriter Rodney Jerkins amassed decades of hits with a who's-who of talent from the worlds of R&B, rap, gospel, pop, and more. In the late '90s, he gained a foothold in the industry, penning songs for the likes of Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, and Whitney Houston before crashing the mainstream with the chart-topping 1998 single "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy and Monica. From there, subsequent Hot 100 number ones followed, including Monica's "Angel of Mine," Jennifer Lopez's "If You Had My Love," and Destiny's Child's "Say My Name." He remained in-demand into the 2000s, writing for Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Michael Jackson, *NSYNC, Britney Spears, TLC, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Ayumi Hamasaki, Kylie Minogue, Lady ...
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