5 things you didn't know about Trey Songz
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Over the years, Trey Songz has established himself as a successful R&B singer and sex symbol in his own right. With hits like “Say Ahh” and “Neighbors Know my Name” Trey knows how to dominate the music charts and keep his fans wanting more.

Though he’s been in the music game since 2004, there still might be a few things you’d be surprised to learn about him.Take a look, at five of the facts not every fan will know about.

5. Trey Songz was a barber-in-training

If Trey Songz’s career as a musician didn’t take off, you’d probably find him at a barber shop cutting hair.

In a former MTV show titled, “When I was 17,” Trey revealed that he dropped out of high school and was training to be a barber when he was a teen.

"I cut everybody's hair for the prom,” he said on the show."The whole week of prom, like every day, probably at least five to 10 guys would come over to the house to get a shape-up. My clippers got so hot. I remembered I messed my homeboy's head up so bad, he had scars for, like, the next two days."

4. He looks up to D’Angelo

Trey Songz has previously named D'Angelo has one of his greatest musical influences. And though he loves R.Kelly’s music, Trey is tired of people comparing him to the legendary R&B singer.

3. He won a contest to sing with Aretha Franklin

At the age of 17, Trey Songz won a music contest that earned him a spot to sing on Aretha Franklin’s album. Trey later went on to sing background for B2K on their hit single, “Bump, Bump, Bump.”

2. His producers inspired his stage name

Trey Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson, got his stage name when his producers repeatedly labeled his demo tapes “Trey’s Songs.” Trey changed the “s” to a “z” and eventually the name stuck.

1. The tattoo on his chest is dedicated to his family members

Trey Songz is very close to his family, so he got a chest tattoo in honor of his mother, grandmother, and brother.

It reads, “To God I pray may April's shower's rain on her Forrest and grow the strength that started with one Rose."

Trey Songz’s mother’s name is April, his brother’s name is Forrest, and his grandmother’s name is Rose.