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Kevin Rudolf (1983)

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Kevin Rudolf is an American singer-songwriter and record producer signed to Cash Money Records. Rudolf is mostly known for singing and producing rock/pop music. His breakout moment was his hit single "Let It Rock" featuring Lil Wayne, released in 2008, and his production for various artists such as Lil Wayne, Cobra Starship, Lifehouse, Hollywood Undead, Leona Lewis and many others. Rudolf's debut single, "Let It Rock" featuring Lil Wayne, was certified triple platinum by the RIAA on May 5, 2009. It 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. It is the 35th biggest digital download sale of all time with over 4 million downloads and was chosen as the theme song for the 2009 NBA All Star Game. His second single, "Welcome to the World," reached #58 on the Billboard 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 3 BMI awards.

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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.
As Rudolf grew out of his teenage years he relocated to Miami, FL working as a session guitarist for producer Timbaland, playing on the number one hit record “Say It Right” by Nelly Furtado, “The Jump Off” by Lil Kim, “My Style” by The Black Eyed Peas featuring Justin Timberlake, as well as 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 it was official, Rudolf was the newest edition to Cash Money / Universal Republic, and was the first rock artist signed to the Hip-Hop oriented team of superstars. His ground breaking first album “In The City” released on November 24, 2008, featured Rick Ross, Nas and Lil Wayne. “Let It Rock” is the second most widely used sports song behind “We Will Rock You”. It is also used as the main theme for the WWE's 2009 Royal Rumble. and featured on the soundtrack for WrestleMania XXV. "NYC" featuring Nas was featured on CSI: NY. On October 5, 2008. "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” 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. In Canada, it reached #44 on the Canadian Hot 100 . The song debuted at number four in Australia, marking the second top-five hit for Rudolf on the ARIA Singles Chart.

He has won 3 BMI Awards and have defined his career as a singer, songwriter, producer, opening doors and opportunities to venture in to different genres of music. He has produced and co written records with Cobra Starship, Leona Lewis, Lifehouse, Natasha Beddingfield, 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. He has appeared and performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Dancing with the Stars, Miss USA Pageant, and at the 2009 NBA All-Star Game. In 2009 Rudolf lead his first US Tour, the “Let It Rock tour”.

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Name Duration Released
Big Timer 03:19 2010
Whatchu Waitin' For 03:16 2010
Don't Cry 02:52 2010
Crashing Down 03:26 2010
You Make the Rain Fall 02:54 2010
Late Night Automatic 02:47 2010
I Made It 04:10 2010
What Do U Got 03:30 2010
Spit in Your Face 04:36 2010
Must Be Dreamin' 03:03 2010
I Belong to You 03:14 2010
Welcome to the World 03:03 2009
Let It Rock 03:51 29/12/2008
In the City 03:25
Gimme a Sign 03:48
She Can Get It 02:59
Coffee And Donuts 03:16
Scarred 04:17
No Way Out 03:24
N.Y.C. 03:08
Tennessee 03:26
Livin' It Up 02:55
Without You 03:22
I Song 03:15
Great Escape 06:38

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