PENTATONIX - The Album drops with vocal production by Roc Nation's Kuk Harrell...
PENTATONIX - The Album drops with vocal production by Roc Nation's Kuk Harrell...
Kuk kicks off the year with vocal production for Pia Mia, Rihanna and Katherine McPhee to name a few...
Jessie J‘s is making her return to the Pitch Perfect soundtrack with her latest single “Flashlight,” a tender and uplifting ballad penned by Australian singer-songwriter Sia, in its sequel...
Congratulations to Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj as 'Bang Bang' climbs to #1 on Top 40 Pop Radio in the US...
Roc Nation's Kuk Harrell teams up with DFRNS on the song "Your Loss I'm Found" from Jessie J's new album, available October 14. Pre-order the album titled "Sweet Talker" now on iTunes.
With Jessie's vocal production by Kuk Harrell, in just under 12 hours their catchy collaboration was already sitting pretty at the top of the US iTunes chart...
Roc Nation's Kuk Harrell, lands his 5th Grammy Award for Rihanna's UNAPOLOGETIC - "Best Urban Contemporary Album". This is the 3rd Grammy Rihanna and Harrell have teamed up for and it's only the beginning!!...
Recording artist and UK phenom, Jessie J, heads back into the studio with 5x Grammy Winning Vocal Producer Kuk Harrell for her upcoming US release...
One of the more anticipated single releases of our young year, Shakira's first single from her upcoming spring album, now has a launch date. "Can't Remember To Forget You," featuring Rihanna, will be unveiled next Monday (Jan. 13)...
The diva's new studio album, "Closer to the Truth," also logs her highest debut ever (solo or otherwise) with its arrival at No. 3.
Eminem and Rihanna collaborate for his latest album and current single "The Monster".
Rihanna's new album is reportedly planned to drop later this year. According to MTV Italy, the 25-year-old Barbadian singer's new album will be "worked on in the next few weeks" and completed soon so it can be released in November.
It’s been confirmed that the Colombian superstar will start promoting her forthcoming album as soon as it is finished likely in the fourth quarter of the present year after completing the recording sessions that have been postponed due to extended breaks throughout the production.
The famed singer performed Woman's World, the first single on her upcoming album, on the fourth-season finale of NBC's The Voice. Later, on the post-show red carpet, she talked about the album, Closer to the Truth (Warner Bros. Records).
“Motownphilly’s back again…” Remember this? Well, it looks like Philly’s given birth to another group of boys who can blow! From Boyz II Men to Smokey Robinson to Jodeci—you name it, MPrynt will tear it up and put their own soul in it.
From covering pop princesses Katy Perry and Britney Spears to legendary performer Barbra Streisand, the 26-year-old singer has consistently wowed Glee fans with her wide range of performances as Rachel Berry.
For Kuk Harrell, success starts with being open to the creative process and letting it all flow. While this is half of the equation, the other half is Kuk’s indescribable ability to interpret music.
With his composition and production talents on Rihanna’s record breaking hit “Umbrella”, Harrell swept the music industry’s most prestigious awards in 2007. He won a Grammy Award for “Best Rap/Sung”, three Grammy nominations, MTV’s “Smash Video of the Year Award”, ASCAP’s “Pop Music Award” and ASCAP’s “Rhythm and Soul Award”.
Though Kuk works with some of the biggest artists in the business, he insists on keeping things simple. Whether he’s in the studio producing vocals on a track with the legendary Sting, an emotional ballad with Celine Dion, a pop/ R&B classic with Usher, or guiding a newly signed artist, Kuk’s goal is "to take the artist to a level vocally that they’ve never been to before.” In 2004, Kuk joined his cousin Tricky Stewart at the Atlanta-based RedZone Entertainment. His years working with various genres of music and personalities allowed him to contribute the gift of diplomacy to the team’s creative process. Kuk states that over this time, he "learned a lot about yielding, being open and patient".
According to Kuk, the ingredients of successful songwriting and production are: God-given talent, patience, professionalism and efficiency. “This business moves fast, you need to get in the studio and create quickly and precisely. This can be very challenging. Working with any artist can feel like marrying a stranger. You have to commit and produce something beautiful, without the advantage of getting to know each other first. You have to create a comfortable atmosphere and build a rapport with the artist, so you feel instantly familiar and connected. I do my homework before every project. I’m at the studio at least two hours early, that way I’m prepared. It’s important to stay a few steps ahead of the artist in order to utilize everyone’s time productively and efficiently” he explains.
In 2008, His vocal production on Mary J. Blige’s hit album “Growing Pains” received glowing critical acclaim, already earning a Grammy nomination for best female R&B vocal performance 2007 on the first single entitled “Just Fine”. The album won a Grammy for “Best Contemporary R&B Record”, 2008. The 2008 release of Usher’s “Here I Stand” features his songwriting and production talents, most notably the chart topping single “Movin’ Mountains”. One of the epic releases of 2008, Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”, was co-written by Harrell. The current songs of heavyweight artists such as Celine Dion, Ciara, “The-Dream”, Chris Brown, Lionel Richie and Jesse McCartney benefit from his musical gift, as do the projects of many of today’s hottest up and comers. Kuk Harrell continues to reign at the top of his field.
In 2009, Harrell’s success began to pour over onto the big screen. Kuk Harrell along with James Horner and Simon Franglen garnered a 2010 Golden Globe nomination for “Best Song in a Motion Picture-Drama”. “I See You” performed by Leona Lewis reigned as theme song for the James Cameron directed Avatar. In addition, Kuk snagged the coveted 2010 Grammy for “Song of the Year” with Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”. In the same year, Harrell’s notable composing and vocal production was featured on the theme song of Karate Kid's “Never Say Never” performed by Justin Bieber. “Never Say Never” was then catapulted into a box office smash film Never Say Never, on which Harrell served as music supervisor. Kuk also imparted his talent as album vocal producer and producer on Justin Bieber's "My World Acoustic" album.
As vocal producer on present day pop stars such as Rhianna and Katy Perry, Kuk’s genius is not hard to find on the charts. As usual, his work is nothing short of amazing as vocal producer on Katy Perry's 2010 "Teenage Dream" album. After serving as album vocal producer for Rihanna's "Loud", Harrell picked up 2011 Grammy award for "Best Dance Recording" and a 2012 Grammy nomination for "Album of the Year." Kuk's vocal production of Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World) alongside production and songwriting team Stargate, has earned him his fourth Grammy award to date.
At present, Kuk Harrell’s musical momentum is not slowing down. Along with being undoubtedly the most in-demand vocal producer in the business creating the hit records that define this musical generation, Kuk has embarked on setting up Kuk Harrell Enterprises as the mother company for Suga Wuga Music, When asked about the future, Kuk answers without hesitation. “Along with continuing to write and produce chart-topping songs, my vision is to introduce great new talent to the world and take them to the highest levels of success, to discover and develop artists that have something powerful to say to us with their music, that are full of life and hope.”
Theme song "I See You" ft. Leona Lewis
"I Was Here"
Under The Mistletoe Album
"Teenage Dream" Album
Talk That Talk Album
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"
My Worlds Acoustic
"Growing Pains" Album
5X Grammy Award-Winning and Golden Globe-Nominated producer, vocal producer and songwriter Kuk Harrell currently works with many of the biggest and brightest super stars of today including Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Usher, Shakira and many more.
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