#WE Awards 2021 Producer of the Year to 3X Grammy Winner Tre Nagella
The officially global trademarked Women Empowerment Movement, the #WE Movement, has awarded Tre Nagella as its first Producer of the Year Award for 2021. Tre Nagella is cited for his excellence over 20 years in #empowerment in music and music production, both for his acual producing excellence , and also for his mentoring and relationships with artists.
Tre Nagella has worked with and produced some of the biggest names in entertainment from Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Vanilla Ice, Pat Green, Nate Dogg, Monica, Pimp C, Los Lonely Boys, Mercy Me, etc. and two Grammys with gospel legend, Kirk Franklin.
What makes Tre Nagella so empowering and so beloved, as well as so successful, is that he truly embeds himself in a project and wants the artist to like the product and be proud of it. Most of the Grammy or " successful" producers have a " my way or the highway" dictator approach to producing. They take your song, arrange it their way and tell you how you are going to sing it. When you protest any of their dictates, you are likely to hear, " how many Grammys do YOU have", in an egotistical control. And if you don't like it, there commonly is a " there's the door" retort and approach.
Not so with Tre Nagella. He is as humble, approachable and as down to earth as they come. Years and years ago, ( neither Tre nor myself can remember exactly when), but it had to be 2011 or 2012 or before, I first witnessed his interaction with an unknown but up and coming artist in his studio first hand. He worked for hours with a band behind her and when the budget was up, the band went home. Most producers would have too. But Tre picked up an instrument one by one , re-laying better tracks behind her, re-stacking each track, first on guitar, then bass, then drums, etc. He helped her do back-up vocals, and arranging. He even writes songs for artists; custom original songs just for them.