In the world of music, some artists transcend boundaries not only through their talent but also through their unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on society. B. Taylor, a multi-award-winning artist, decorated Navy veteran, and Goodwill Global Ambassador, is a shining example of this. With a career marked by chart-topping records, a deep dedication to the U.S. military, veterans, first responders, and as Co-Founder with Ndileka Mandela of the official Nelson Mandela Signature Electric Car, B. Taylor journey is one that inspires and uplifts.
B. Taylor has achieved remarkable success in the music industry, earning numerous accolades and chart-topping records. With six #1 records on the Billboard charts, including hits like “Fire in Your Eyes” featuring Pauley Perette (NCIS Actress) and “Gotta Have it All” featuring Chris Brown, B. Taylor has proven himself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of music.However, his journey to musical stardom was not without its challenges. One of the most significant obstacles he faced was bridging the gap between his unique brand of urban pop music and the support of the United States government and military. Many A&R executives were initially hesitant to understand his vision, resulting in numerous rejections. But B. Taylor’s determination and passion for both music and service ultimately prevailed.What sets B. Taylor apart in the music industry is his ability to bridge two seemingly distinct worlds: the world of entertainment and the world of military service. He holds the distinction of being the first artist and producer in the urban and hip-hop genres to be discovered by the Motown legends Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. This recognition opened doors for him to work closely with the United States military and the Department of Defense, a unique combination that defines his career.In 2011, B. Taylor made history as the first artist and producer to shoot a music video on board the U.S.S. Midway Aircraft carrier, a production approved by the Department of Defense. The music video featured the Motown Legends and Snoop Dogg’s mother, Beverly Broadus Greene. In 2013, he continued his groundbreaking work by filming at the U.S. Naval Great Lakes (Navy Bootcamp), once again approved by the Department of Defense.One of B. Taylor’s most recent and impactful projects is the new music video and Single “We Are One, Love Is All We Need” featuring country stars Chapel Hart. Filmed during the pandemic lockdown and re-released in March 2023, this song brings together all five branches of the U.S. Military, Homeland Security, U.S. Veteran Affairs, the United States Navy Blue Angels, and the N.F.L. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The music video was also featured on the Jumbotron during the Super Bowl LV pre-game show in Tampa Bay, where B. Taylor was introduced by N.F.L. Hall of Famer Terrell Owens.”We Are One, Love is All We Need” sends a clear message of unity and diversity, emphasizing the importance of coming together, especially during challenging times. B. Taylor’s commitment to promoting this message through his music highlights his dedication to making a positive impact on society.As a decorated Navy veteran himself, B. Taylor has always been deeply committed to supporting military personnel and veterans. Since 2009, he has served as a Goodwill Global Ambassador and Advocate of Entertainment, working closely with the Pentagon’s top officials, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of Veteran Affairs, the Armed Forces, and V.A. Congressional Committee leadership. He uses his platforms in music and sports entertainment to promote initiatives that benefit active-duty military, veterans, and their families.Additionally, B. Taylor is the C.E.O. of L1FE Organization, a nonprofit dedicated to helping military personnel, veterans, first responders, and their families through various programs, including alternative therapies. To date, the L1FE Organization has assisted over 196 heroes and their families, demonstrating B. Taylor’s commitment to making a tangible difference in their lives.When asked about his future aspirations, B. Taylor envisions his brand as a global household name, one that continues to help, save, and change lives for the better. With his track record of success in music and advocacy, there is no doubt that B. Taylor is well on his way to achieving this ambitious goal. With his powerful message of unity and his commitment to supporting military personnel and veterans, B. Taylor’s impact on society is both remarkable and enduring. As he continues to inspire through his music and advocacy, the world can expect even greater things from this extraordinary artist and humanitarian.