Damon Thomas was a songwriter, Grammy-nominated music producer, who made up a pop production group called The Underdogs, alongside Harvey Mason Jr.
They worked with Chris Brown, R. Kelly, Pink, and Lionel Richie, to name but a few.
- Full name: Damon Thomas
- Profession: Songwriter
- Born: 1970 (age 50 years), California, United States
- Spouse: Kim Kardashian (m. 2000–2004)
- Nominations: Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance/Song
- Albums: Wendy Williams Brings The Heat, Vol.1 (Edited), Pandemonium!
- Children: Dimas Thomas
About Damon Thomas
Damon Thomas was a song writer and production partner for R&B producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds during the late 1990s, and worked with Babyface on hits such as Dru Hill’s “These Are the Times”, Faith Evans’ “Never Gonna Let You Go”, and Pink’s “Most Girls”.
Harvey Mason Jr. was part of the Darkchild crew working alongside Rodney Jerkins before teaming up with Thomas.
Thomas began to work with Harvey Mason Jr., who is music producer, in 1999. Their first major production being Tyrese’s single “I Like Them Girls”.
Since then, the duo has worked with a number of R&B performers, among them Lionel Richie, Omarion, J. Valentine, Justin Timberlake, Joe, Donell Jones, Olivia, Mario, JoJo, Mario Vazquez, Stacie Orrico, R. Kelly, Jessica Mauboy, Chris Brown, Jordin Sparks, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Katharine McPhee and more.
Among their work has been the soundtrack for the long-planned film adaptation of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, featuring performances by Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Eddie Murphy, Keith Robinson, and Jamie Foxx.
The Underdogs also produced the Aretha Franklin/Mary J. Blige collaboration “Never Gonna Break My Faith” for the Bobby soundtrack.
Damon Thomas was married to celebrity reality star Kim Kardashian from 2000 to 2004.
In 2011, The Underdogs reunited to produce “Up 2 You” for Chris Brown’s album F.A.M.E. and the song “Living Proof” with Mary J. Blige for motion picture The Help.
In 2012, The Underdogs wrote and produced the first single from Chris Brown’s album Fortune, titled “Turn Up the Music”.
Also in 2012, The Underdogs produced the soundtrack album for the films Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.
In 2014, they produced and arranged music for Get On Up depicting the life of James Brown. In 2015, The Underdogs produced and arranged music for the motion picture biopic Straight Outta Compton.