Kevin Rudolf

born on 27/12/1983 in New York City, NY, United States

Links www.kevinrudolf.com (English)

Kevin Rudolf

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Kevin Rudolf

Kevin Rudolf (born February 17, 1983) is an American rock singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer signed to Cash Money Records. His breakthrough song was his 2008 debut single "Let It Rock" featuring Lil Wayne, which was certified Triple Platinum, and reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, #5 on the UK Singles Chart, #3 on the Australian Singles Chart, and #2 on the Canadian Hot 100. His second studio album To the Sky features the platinum hit single "I Made It" featuring Lil Wayne, Jay Sean, and Birdman which peaked at 21 on the US Hot 100 and number 11 on the Digital Singles Billboard Chart. Rudolf has won three BMI awards.

Career

In 2001, Rudolf got his first break with the release of self-written pop record Binocular by Maverick Records under the pseudonym Binocular. The lead track, "You", was featured on the TV series Smallville. A Binocular recording not included on the album, a cover of "Maybe You're Gone" by Danny Scherr, played over the end credits of 20th Century Fox movie The Girl Next Door.[1]

Rudolf relocated to Miami, where he worked as a session guitarist for producer Timbaland, playing on Nelly Furtado's hit Say It Right, Lil' Kim's The Jump Off, The Black Eyed Peas' My Style and many others. While honing his production skills with Timbaland in Miami, he met Brian Baby Williams and Ronald Slim Williams who immediately took an interest in his talents. In the summer of 2008 Rudolf was signed to Cash Money Records/Universal Republic Records, the first rock artist signed to the hip-hop oriented Cash Money. His first album In the City released on November 24, 2008, featured Rick Ross, Nas and Lil Wayne. The album's first single, "Let It Rock," reached #5 on the Billboard US Hot 100 chart, #5 on the UK Singles Chart, #3 on the Australian ARIA Chart and #2 on the Canadian Hot 100. His second studio album To the Sky was released in 2010 and features the hit single I Made It featuring Lil Wayne, Jay Sean, and Birdman; in 2011 it reached #21 on the United States Billboard charts. He has produced and co-written records with Cobra Starship, Leona Lewis, Lifehouse, Natasha Bedingfield, Selena Gomez, Weezer, Cher Lloyd, Flo Rida, Ida Marie, Hollywood Undead, Lil Wayne, My Darkest Days, Nas, Rick Ross, Lil' Kim, John West, and Timbaland. In 2009 Rudolf led his first US Tour, the Let It Rock" tour. In September 2012, Kevin Rudolf's new song "Champions" was released on WWE Monday Night Raw.

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart
positions
US
[2]
CAN
2008 In the City
  • Release date: November 24, 2008
  • Label: Cash Money, Universal Republic
94 74
2010 To the Sky
  • Release date: June 15, 2010
  • Label: Cash Money, Universal Republic
78
"" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US
[3]
US Pop
[4]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[6]
NZ
[7]
UK
[8]
2008 "Let It Rock" (featuring Lil Wayne) 5 6 3 2 15 5
  • AUS: Platinum[9]
  • US: 4× Platinum[10]
In the City
2009 "Welcome to the World" (featuring Rick Ross) 58 26 42 56 77
2010 "I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)"
(featuring Birdman, Jay Sean, and Lil Wayne)
21 17 4 44 4 37 To the Sky
"You Make the Rain Fall" (featuring Flo Rida) 59
2012 "Don't Give Up"
"Champions" (featuring Limp Bizkit, Birdman & Lil Wayne)

Featured singles

Year Single Artist(s) Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
AUS
[5]
CAN
[12]
2008 "Shooting Star" David Rush
(also featuring LMFAO and Pitbull)
66 Feel the Rush Vol. 1
2010 "Just Say So" Brian McFadden 1 Wall Of Soundz
2009 "I Want It All" Birdman "Pricele$$"

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"One Way Trip" 2010 Lil Wayne Rebirth
"Novacane" 2011 Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV

Music videos

Year Title Director
2008 "Let It Rock" Justin Francis
2009 "Welcome to the World" Jeff Panzer/Bill Yukich
2010 "I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)" Jeff Panzer/David Rousseau
2010 "You Make the Rain Fall"[13] Jeff Panzer
2012 "Don't Give Up" Shomi Patwary
2013 "Champions" ft Lil Wayne, Limp Bizkit, Birdman Shomi Patwary

Awards

BMI Pop Awards

Year Title Artist (s)
2010 "Let It Rock" Kevin Rudolf Ft. Lil Wayne
2011 "Halfway Gone" Lifehouse
2011 "Good Girls Go Bad" Cobra Starship Ft. Leighton Meester

Production credits

  • 2005
  • "Thinking of You" (David Banner)
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • "Let It Rock" (Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne)
  • "Something About You" (Kevin Lyttle)[14]
  • 2009
  • "Good Girls Go Bad" (Cobra Starship feat. Leighton Meester)
  • "Love Letter" (Leona Lewis)
  • "Beat Me Up" (Allison Iraheta)
  • "Halfway Gone" (Lifehouse)
  • "Falling In" (Lifehouse)
  • "Late Night Automatic" (Three-6-Mafia)
  • "Hot Mess" (Cobra Starship)
  • "One Way Trip" (Lil Wayne feat. Kevin Rudolf)
  • "I Want It All" (Birdman feat. Lil Wayne & Kevin Rudolf)
  • "Better Than Her" (Matisse)
  • "Paradice" (Lil Wayne)
  • "Faraway" (Gala)
  • 2010
  • "I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)" (Kevin Rudolf feat. Jay Sean, Lil Wayne & Birdman)
  • "Just Say So" (Brian McFadden feat. Kevin Rudolf)
  • "Ghost" (Fefe Dobson)
  • "Round & Round" (Selena Gomez & The Scene)
  • "Turn Off The Lights" (Lights Over Paris)
  • "Oh Yeah" (B.T.R.)
  • "City Is Ours" (B.T.R.)
  • "On and On" (Flo Rida feat. Kevin Rudolf)
  • "All I Need" (Natasha Bedingfield feat. Kevin Rudolf)
  • "The World Belongs To Me" (My Darkest Days)
  • "Get Away" (Mitchel Musso)
  • 2011
  • "One Night" (Jesse McCartney)
  • "I Think She Likes Me" (Jesse McCartney)
  • "Coming Back Down" (Hollywood Undead)
  • "Levitate" (Hollywood Undead)
  • "Don't Cry Now" (Makeba Riddick)
  • "Love2Baby" (Christian TV)
  • "Always Rain" (Jared Evan feat. Kevin Rudolf)
  • "Grow Up" (Cher Lloyd feat. Busta Rhymes)

Musician credits

Instrument Year Title Album Artist(s)
Guitar, Bass 2005 "Thinking of You" Certified David Banner (feat. Case)
Guitar 2006 "Say It Right" Loose Nelly Furtado
"Scream" Timbaland Presents Shock Value Timbaland (feat. Keri Hilson and Nicole Scherzinger)
"Release" Timbaland (feat. Justin Timberlake)
"My Style" Monkey Business The Black Eyed Peas (feat. Justin Timberlake)

See also

  • Let It Rock Tour

References

  1. Binocular. Soundtrack. imdb.com
  2. [[[:Template:BillboardURLbyName]] Kevin Rudolf Album & Song Chart History Billboard 200]. Billboard. Retrieved on September 4, 2010.
  3. [[[:Template:BillboardURLbyName]] Kevin Rudolf Album & Song Chart History Hot 100]. Billboard. Retrieved on September 4, 2010.
  4. [[[:Template:BillboardURLbyName]] Kevin Rudolf Album & Song Chart History Pop Songs]. Billboard. Retrieved on September 4, 2010.
  5. 5.0 5.1 australian-charts.com Australian charts portal. September 4, 2010.
  6. [[[:Template:BillboardURLbyName]] Kevin Rudolf Album & Song Chart History Canadian Hot 100]. Billboard. Retrieved on September 4, 2010.
  7. charts.org.nz New Zealand charts portal. charts.org.nz. Retrieved on September 4, 2010.
  8. Chart Stats Kevin Rudolf. chartstats.com. Retrieved on September 4, 2010.
  9. ARIA Charts Accreditations 2009 Singles. ARIA Charts. Retrieved on September 4, 2010.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 RIAA Gold & Platinum September 4, 2010: Kevin Rudolf certified singles. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved on September 4, 2010.
  11. 11.0 11.1 ARIA Charts Accreditations 2010 Singles. ARIA Charts. Retrieved on September 4, 2010.
  12. Shooting Star acharts.us. acharts.us. Retrieved on September 4, 2010.
  13. Kevin Rudolf music videos. VEVO. Retrieved on 2012-01-09.
  14. Kevin Lyttle Fyah (CD, Album) at Discogs. Discogs.com (2008-08-27). Retrieved on 2012-01-09.

External links

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