More than perhaps anyone else this decade, Terius Nash (AKA The-Dream) has been R&B's go-to behind-the-scenes man. Although his solo career has attracted a ravenous, cultish following, The-Dream's biggest smash hits (and paychecks) have come courtesy of his songwriting. He's penned tracks for Rihanna, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige-- basically all of the most prominent female R&B singers since the '90s-- and even seen a few of them hit number one.

It's pretty common knowledge that Terius did Rih Rih's "Umbrella," Bey's "Single Ladies" and Justin Bieber's "Baby," so we're digging for the more unexpected ones. These aren't necessarily obscure tracks, but rather ones you never guessed you'd see The-Dream's name on.

After reading this, be sure to check out the similar features we did for Frank Ocean and Ty Dolla $ign