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Khayat in 2017
Khayat in 2017
Background information
Birth nameNadir Khayat
Born (1972-04-09) 9 April 1972 (age 50)
Tétouan, Morocco
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • record executive
  • Keyboards
  • guitar
  • drums
  • vocals
Years active1991–present
Laila Aziz (m. 2009)

Nadir Khayat (Arabic: نادر الخياط; born 9 April 1972), better known by his stage name RedOne,[1] is a Moroccan-Swedish singer, songwriter, record producer and record executive.[2][3]

Works[change | change source]

As a record producer and songwriter, he has worked with many high-profile recording artists, such as Ava Max, Lady Gaga, Akon, Michael Jackson, RBD, Now United, U2, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger, Gru, Cross Gene, MIKA, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Wyclef Jean, Mariah Carey, Paulina Rubio, Mylène Farmer, Mohombi, Inna, Khaled, Alexandra Burke, Austin Mahone, One Direction, Marc Anthony, the Band Perry, Prince Royce, Rod Stewart, Usher and Saad Lamjarred, among many others. His production discography boasts many Billboard and international hits.[4] RedOne has established his own record label named RedOne Records.[5]

Awards[change | change source]

RedOne has been nominated for ten Grammy Awards, winning three. He was also awarded the Grammis Award for Producer of the Year, which is the Swedish version of the Grammy Awards. In 2009, he was the number one producer on the Billboard Hot 100. He ranked number three as songwriter[6] and BMI Songwriter of the Year.[7] Commonly, he makes songs in the pop, rock, R&B, house, hip hop, and dance music genres.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gundersen, Edna (25 January 2011). "Music producer RedOne achieves monster fame". USA Today. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. "Nominees And Winners". 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. "RedOne's BMI Artist Roster". Broadcast Music, Inc. 2006–2011. Retrieved 15 October 2008.
  4. Warner, Kara. "Hit Maker RedOne Introduces New Artists, 'DWTS' Tracks". MTV Newsroom. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  5. "Universal Music Announces Label Deal with Super Producer RedOne". Universal Music Group. August 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  6. Levine, Mike (9 April 2010). "RedOne | International Hitman". Electronic Musician. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  7. "Grammy Award® Winning Producer-Songwriter RedOne Wins BMI Latin Award For Spanish Version of Jennifer Lopez's "On The Floor" ("Ven a Bailer") Feat. Pitbull". PR Newswire Association LLC. PR Newswire. Retrieved 8 June 2016.

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