April 9, 1972 (age 44)
Nadir K, RedOne, TheOne
Producer, Songwriter, Music Executive
2101 Records, Cash Money Records, Interscope, Universal Republic, Island
Nadir Al-Khayat (born April 9, 1972), (Arabic: نادر الخياط), known by his stage/production name, RedOne, is a Moroccan-Swedish Grammy Award winning record producer, songwriter and music executive. He has worked with many successful and well-known artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, One Direction, Enrique Iglesias, Lady Gaga, MIKA, and Nicki Minaj. Artists often namecheck him at the beginning of songs he produced.
He has won two Grammy Awards and has been nominated for six, total.
Songwriting and Production
RedOne rose to fame by writing and producing songs for Lady Gaga's debut album The Fame, as well as working for a host of other famous artists. His international production credits include Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Nicki Minaj, and through his own label 2101 Records, Jennifer Lopez, Porcelain Black, Havana Brown, Mohombi, 7Lions.
In addition, he has written and produced for various artists, in alphabetical order: Akon, Marc Anthony, Justin Bieber, Birdman, Zander Bleck, Mary J Blige, Brandy, Alexandra Burke, Cassie, Cheb Khaled, Cher, Taio Cruz, Kat DeLuna, Jason Derulo, Jade Ewen, Mylène Farmer, Livvi Franc, Selena Gomez, Ayumi Hamasaki, Enrique Iglesias, Inna, Jean-Roch, K'naan, Katia, Kika, Sean Kingston, KMC, Little Boots, Cher Lloyd, Pixie Lott, Austin Mahone, MIKA, Nicki Minaj, Mohombi, Nayer, Orianthi, Lionel Richie, Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio, Nicole Scherzinger, Space Cowboy, Usher, Lil Wayne and Love Generation.
Bands: Backstreet Boys, Cheetah Girls, Dive Bella Dive, Far East Movement, Flipsyde, Jada, JLS, Love Generation, Midnight Red, New Kids on the Block, One Direction, Sugababes, Talkback, Ying Yang Twins, among others.
His most successful production collaborations are Lady Gaga's Just Dance, Pokerface, Bad Romance and Judas, Kat DeLuna's Whine Up, Enrique Iglesias's I Like It, Jennifer Lopez's On The Floor and Nicki Minaj's Starships.
He released his debut single Don't You Need Somebody on May 20, 2016.
In 2011, RedOne created 2101 Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to helping disadvantaged youth and to inspire and motivate young people to pursue their passion in life through music, arts and education.
He is also involved with A Place Called Home, a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles were undeserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world.
Moroccan Royal Award
After the Grammy Awards, RedOne was awarded the Moroccan Royal Award for "Intellectual Excellence" and was decorated officially by King Mohamed VI of Morocco in an official ceremony held in Tanger in 2011.
|2009||"Just Dance"||Best Dance Recording||Nominated|
|2010||The Fame||Best Dance/Electronic Album||Won|
|2010||"Poker Face"||Best Dance Recording||Won|
|2010||"Poker Face"||Record of the Year||Nominated|
|2010||"Poker Face"||Song of the Year||Nominated|
|2010||The Fame||Album of the Year||Nominated|
|2011||The Fame Monster||Best Pop Vocal Album||Won|
|2011||The Fame Monster||Album of the Year||Nominated|
|2011||RedOne||Producer of the Year, Non-Classical||Nominated|
|2012||Born This Way||Album of the Year||Nominated|
Latin Grammy Awards
|2011||Euphoria||Album of the Year||Nominated|
Swedish Music Publishers Association
The Swedish Music Publishers Association awarded RedOne with multiple distinguished awards including:
- Composer of the Year
- Song of the Year for "Bad Romance"
- Most Played Song of the Year for "Bad Romance"
Up All Night