Multiple GRAMMY-winning producer, musician and songwriter, RedOne, has become one of the most successful and sought after record producers and songwriters in the world. His work has earned more than 70 international hit singles, including 35 (and counting) #1 singles, and is continuing to watch his work garner more chart-topping accolades with Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Quincy Jones, Enrique Iglesias, Nicole Scherzinger, Mary J Blige, Cheb Khaled, Maylene Farmer, One Direction, Midnight Red, Chawki and many more.
“Very rarely does a producer come along that can move the needle on popular culture. RedOne’s impact on international music has been an incredible thing to watch,” – Jimmy Iovine
RedOne won a GRAMMY in 2010 for “Poker Face” with Lady Gaga off of her The Fame album, which RedOne produced and co-wrote 7 songs including 5 back-to-back hit singles. In 2011, he garnered another GRAMMY for Best Pop Album for his production on Lady Gaga’s The Fame Monster. Also, in 2012, he earned yet another GRAMMY nomination for his producing credits on Lady Gaga’s Born This Way album.
RedOne has also been named BMI’s Songwriter of the Year, Billboard’s Producer of Year and #1 Songwriter. The Swedish Music Publishers Association has also awarded RedOne with multiple distinguished awards including, Composer of the Year, Song of the Year (“Bad Romance”), Most Played Song of the Year (“Bad Romance”).
Most recently, RedOne wrote and produced the chart topping anthem, “Hala Madrid….Y Nada Mas,” for champion soccer team, Real Madrid. In less than 8 hours, the song went straight to Number 1 in multiple music charts all across Europe. The inspirational anthem features vocals from the players themselves.
RedOne’s uncanny ability to discover and break new talent has made a name for himself as one of the industry’s leading and most innovative producers – known for creating new sounds and memorable melodies that help launch new artists and that revive established artists’ careers. He is often credited among his peers as the “architect of sound.”
RedOne’s many singles include, Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” “Love Game,” “Just Dance,” “Bad Romance,” and “Alejandro”, Nicole Scherzinger’s “Poison,” Enrique Iglesias’ “I Like It” featuring Pitbull, and Usher’s “More”, Chawki’s “Habibi, I Love You”, and “Time of Our Lives,” Porcelain Black’s “One Woman Army,” Marc Anthony’s “Vivir Mi Vida” among others helped fuel multiple GRAMMY nominations. Additional chart topping singles include Enrique Iglesias’ “Dirty Dancer,” Lady Gaga’s “Judas,” Midnight Red’s “One Club At A Time” and “Hell Yeah,” and Pitbull ft. Marc Anthony “Rain Over Me,” to name a few.
RedOne has also seen success with his chart topping singles “Starships” and “Pound The Alarm” on Nicki Minaj’s platinum certified album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. He has also crafted career surging hits ”Dance Again,” “On The Floor” and “Papi” with Jennifer Lopez (J Lo), and led as Executive Producer on her album Love?. In addition, he wrote and produced all tracks on Austin Mahone’s latest EP, including the single, “What About Love”, which ranked at #1. Overall, his hits have received over 100 million downloads and more than 4 billion video views online.
He has also contributed his time and talent to several charity recordings including producing (with Quincy Jones) “We Are The World 25 for Haiti” and “Bokra” and recording “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” with his brother, Nabil Khayat, for Chimes of Freedom – a celebratory tribute to 50 years of Bob Dylan and Amnesty International.
His success has not happened overnight, but his unique sound is making lasting marks in the world of music and has moved the dial on American radio and radio stations worldwide. So what’s next?
“I don’t want to say [what’s next] because you always want to shock people,” he explained. “And you don’t want to let people know, so that when they hear it, [they say], ‘Oh my God.’ “– RedOne
In addition to RedOne’s music successes, he is also focusing his efforts on his 2101 Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to helping youth with big dreams and to inspire and motivate young people to pursue their passion in life through sports, music, arts and education.