REDONE WINS SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AT THE BMI POP AWARDS
You may not recognize his face, but there's no question you know and looove all of his songs.
Morocco-born music producer RedOne (aka Nadir Khayat) has been the mastermind behind Lady Gaga's futuristic sound and number one hits, including "Just Dance," "Poker Face" and "Bad Romance." He's one of Gaga's true influencers and he's also worked with a lot of other artists, including recently teaming up with Enrique Iglesias and Lionel Richie on an upbeat song featured on Iglesias' new album which will be released in July.
We were lucky enough to get to meet and hang out with this friendly, talented guy in the YH studio only hours after he won Songwriter of the Year at the BMI Pop Awards. Still on a high from celebrating his honor the night before, he stopped by the studio the following morning carrying his well-deserved shiny trophy.
Thanks RedOne for coming by, and congrats from all of us at YH! You deserve it!
Oh, and don't forget to create that new "Young Hollywood" song you promised us" ¦ can't wait to hear it.
JUST ACCEPT IT" ¦ MIKE POSNER REALLY IS COOLER THAN YOU.
Mike Posner is definitely one to watch. His first single from the album, "Cooler Than Me" is getting tons of airplay and currently charting on the Billboard Hot 100 at #40. Posner's debut album is expected to release later this summer and he'll also be festival hopping this summer, performing at Bonnaroo plus all 42 dates of the 2010 Warped Tour.
We hung out with the Detroit native singer at the YH Studio and got some interesting raw footage, including learning what the 3 D's represent: the "D" = Detroit, the "Big D" = Dallas, and the "Dirty D" = Durham.
CINCO DE MAYO PARTY WITH SECONDHAND SERENADE
YH celebrated Cinco de Mayo with friends, tacos, guacamole and an impromptu jam session with Secondhand Serenade at the YH studio. Debuting their newest single along with hit favorite, "Fall For You," lead singer/songwriter John Vesely tells the crowd about the meaning behind the songs and plans for the future.
I love their music" ¦ definitely check them out! Also check out one of the band members playing guitar AND (later on) bartender" ¦ good times.