Antonina Armato

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Antonina Armato
Born Antonina Armato
Residence Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Songwriter, record producer, music producer, businesswoman
Years active 1987–present
Known for Rock Mafia
Partner(s) Tim James

Antonina Armato (born May 2) is an American songwriter, record producer, music producer and businesswoman. She is the co-founder and member of Rock Mafia, a record production/songwriting team, who write and produce for pop and rock artists. She has written or produced over 25 Top Ten singles.[citation needed]

One of her first major hit compositions was "I Still Believe," which first became a hit for Brenda K. Starr after being featured on her 1987 self-titled album. The tune was later covered by Mariah Carey, who turned it into a hit for the second time. Armato was inspired to write the song after a breakup with her boyfriend at the time.

She has since become primarily known for her songwriting roles with Disney stars. She has written songs with the Jonas Brothers,[1] Hope 7, 78violet, Scott Cutler, and Richard Feldman, and wrote the Top 40 radio hit "Come Back To Me" for singer Vanessa Hudgens. She also wrote and produced the top 5 single, "Love You Like a Love Song" for Selena Gomez and "I'm on a Roll" by Stefano Langone.[citation needed]She co-wrote and produced Miley Cyrus's Top 10 singles "See You Again" and "7 Things" and her single "Fly on the Wall". She co-wrote the song, "Potential Breakup Song", with 78violet, which Time and CNN named one of the Top Songs of 2007.

She co-wrote "Bet On It" from High School Musical 2, and "Right Here" from the album Meet Miley Cyrus. Armato produced and wrote Sick Puppies' newly released Top 5 Rock album Tri Polar. The first single "You're Going Down" reached Top Ten.

Armato has worked with Adam Lambert and the Beach Girl5 (known as BG5). Rock Mafia wrote and produced Miley Cyrus first single, "Can't Be Tamed" which went top 10 on Billboard and #1 on iTunes. She wrote and produced six additional tracks on Cyrus's album Breakout.[citation needed] She produced Bonnie McKee's debut album Trouble along with Rob Cavallo.

Armato co-wrote and produced the platinum song "Naturally" from Kiss & Tell, Selena Gomez & the Scene's debut album. Rock Mafia also wrote "Love You Like a Love Song" by Selena Gomez & The Scene, which went Top 5, and sold over 8 Million world wide. "Stars Dance", and "Love Will Remember". Currently working with Flo Rida, No Doubt, Selena, Aloe Blacc, Daughtry and Beyonce.

Armato is married to Tim James, her producing partner and co-founder of Rock Mafia. She and James live in Santa Monica, California.

Songs credited[edit]

Aly & AJ

  • "Bullseye"
  • "Chemicals React"
  • "Closure"
  • "Division"
  • "Flattery"
  • "Greatest Time of Year"
  • "Like It or Leave It"
  • "Like Whoa"
  • "Not This Year"
  • "Potential Breakup Song"
  • "Shine"
  • "Stick and Stones"

David Archuleta

  • "You Can"
  • "Your Eyes Don't Lie"

Nevermind

  • "Critical"
  • "Surprise"
  • "Total Access"
  • "Not Too Young"
  • "Twist My Hips"
  • "All Electric"

Justin Bieber

  • "Bigger"
  • "Down To Earth"

Mariah Carey

  • "I Still Believe" (originally recorded by Brenda K. Starr; see her entry below)

Miley Cyrus

Miranda Cosgrove

  • "BAM"

Aura Dione

  • "Friends feat. Rock Mafia"[2]

Sheena Easton

  • "What Comes Naturally" (US. #19)
  • "My Cherie"
  • "Till Death Do Us Part"
  • "When You Speak My Name" -Co Wrote
  • "Love Me With Freedom" - Co Wrote
  • "One More Reason"

Selena Gomez and Selena Gomez & the Scene

Hope 7

Hoku

  • "Another Dumb Blonde"[3]
  • "Perfect Day"

Vanessa Hudgens

  • "Hook It Up"
  • "Don't Leave"
  • "Vulnerable"

Demi Lovato

Patrice Rushen

  • "Long Time Coming"

Sick Puppies

  • "Riptide"
  • "You're Going Down"
  • "Odd One"
  • "So What I Lied"
  • "Master of the Universe"
  • "In It For Life"
  • "White Balloons"
  • "My World"
  • "Pitiful"
  • "Cancer"
  • "What Are You Looking For"
  • "All The Same"
  • "Too Many Words"
  • "Asshole Father"
  • "Issues"
  • "Anywhere But Here"
  • "The Bottom"

Brenda K. Starr

Barbra Streisand

  • "What Were We Thinking of?"

Soundtracks[edit]

Camp Rock

  • "Our Time Is Here" (bonus track)[4]
  • "What It Takes"[4]

The Cheetah Girls: One World

  • "Circle Game"
  • "Dig a Little Deeper"

Hannah Montana 3

High School Musical 2

  • "Bet On It"

Another Cinderella Story

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song

  • "Run This Town"
  • "Bless Myself"
  • "Make You Believe"
  • "Knockin"
  • "Extra Ordinary"
  • "Possibilities"
  • "Out Here"

Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

  • "Can't Back Down"
  • "Heart and Soul"

Let It Shine

  • "Don't Run Away"
  • "Guardian Angel"
  • "You Belong to Me"
  • "Around the Block"
  • "Moment of Truth
  • "Let It Shine"
  • "Self Defeat"

Sonny with a Chance

Shake It Up: Break It Down

  • "Not Too Young" Chris Trousdale & Nevermind
  • "Twist My Hips" Tim James & Nevermind
  • "All Electric" Anna Margeret & Nevermind

Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance

  • "Critical" Nevermind & TKO
  • "Surprise" TKO, SOS & Nevermind
  • "Total Access" (bonus track) Nevermind & SOS
  • "The Star I R" (bonus track) Caroline Sunshine

Shake It Up: I <3 Dance

  • "I Can Do Better" Young L.A. (BG5)
  • "Law of Averages" (bonus track) TKO, SOS & Nevermind

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cohen, Sandy (14 August 2008). "Lyric Culture pays songwriters for their words". Fox News Channel. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Aura Dione "Before The Dinosaurs" track list". Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Singer Hoku Ho's Star on the Rise". Reading Eagle. 22 January 2000. p. B7. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Disney's Camp Rock Soundtrack Debuts at #3 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart". SmartBrief. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2011.