Dr. Antwan Thompson, Ph.D. — better known to his fans as Amadeus — is a multi-platinum music producer, music director, musician and CEO of Platinum Boy Music. He has worked with more than 100 major recording artists, including Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, and 50 Cent. He is also author of the book, “The Story of Amadeus: And The Beat Goes On.”

Amadeus grew up on East 169th St. Washington Ave, and discovered his musical talents while he was in the fourth grade at Saint Augustine School of the Arts. He specifically loved hip hop and playing the drums. He grew up in a strict, religious household of his parents Ruth and Silas Thompson, which he now feels truly paid off for him and his career. He went to Cardinal Hayes, a Catholic High School, and he credits the school with shaping his love of music, along with playing drums in church. He was in a church band at the young age of 13 at The Cathedral of Greater Faith under the leadership of the late Bishop and Pastor Michel White.

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