Antonio Jeffries Jr. (born November 19, 1971), better known as Tony Rich and The Tony Rich Project, is an American Grammy-award winning R&B singer-songwriter best known for his hit single “Nobody Knows”.
He was a staff writer at a record company, where he wrote hits for acts including Boyz II Men, TLC, and Toni Braxton.
In January 1996 Rich released the hit single, “Nobody Knows”, which made it to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, which eh followed up with his debut album Words in early 1996. Both the album and single went platinum and in 1997, Rich won a Grammy Award for the Best R&B Album. The song was covered by country music artist Kevin Sharp in 1997, also as his debut single.