Red One 2016
Full name

Nadir Al-Khayat


April 9, 1972 (age 44)


Tétouan, Morocco


Nadir K, RedOne, TheOne


Producer, Songwriter, Music Executive


2101 Records, Cash Money Records, Interscope, Universal Republic, Island


RedOne official

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.

Grammy Awards

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
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

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
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"


One Direction

Up All Night

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