Brad Daymond

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Brad Daymond (born Bradley Daymond Ralph) is a Canadian musician,[1] songwriter, producer and remixer also known as "Riprock".[2]

Growing up in Barrie, Ontario, he changed his name in his early twenties to work in the music industry. First known primarily for his membership in the band Love Inc. (and later in The South Rakkas Crew), he put his keyboard and programming skills to use remixing for other artists, having an early success with mixes for edgy electronica band Republica's "Drop Dead Gorgeous", the single version of which went to number seven in the UK.

Daymond soon put his band on the back burner to form Riprock 'n' Alex G Productions with Alex Greggs and focus on behind-the-scenes work on hotter acts. Together, they remixed songs from 'N Sync's multi-platinum debut album, including the hits "I Want You Back" and "Tearin' Up My Heart". Following that success, the duo added production to their remixing duties for 'N Sync's second album, No Strings Attached, and co-wrote two of the album's songs with band member JC Chasez, including the title track. That album sold over 1 million copies its first day of release, and more than 2.4 million by the end of the first week, setting two sales records that have yet to be broken.[3] The following year, they returned to the studio with Chasez to co-produce three songs they had written with him (and one co-written with Chasez and Justin Timberlake) for the band's followup, Celebrity, another multi-platinum smash which, while it didn't break the band's previous record, hit a new second place mark, selling 1.9 million in its first week.

Riprock 'n' Alex G's success with 'N Sync made them an in-demand remixing team for a number of boy band singles, including A1's "No More" and Joée's "Angel". They remixed tracks from Timberlake's solo album Justified in 2002, and in 2004 they returned to the studio with Chasez for his solo debut, Schizophrenic, collaborating with the singer on songwriting, production, and remixing.

The duo's teen pop activities weren't limited to the boys, however, as they remixed for some of the biggest young female singers around, including Christina Aguilera's debut "Genie in a Bottle", Britney Spears' "Oops!... I Did It Again", "Lucky", and "Overprotected", and Jessica Simpson's "Irresistible".

Brad's Achievements include three number-one songs in Canada, and MuchMusic Video Awards for the Best Video of Year and Best Dance Video. Worldwide, Riprock 'n' Alex G has production, remixing, and/or songwriting credits on over 50 million units sold.

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Citations
  1. ^ LeBlanc, Larry (26 August 2000). "BMC Canada Ventures 'Into the Night' With Radio-Friendly Dance Act Love Inc.". Billboard. p. 64. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Brad Daymond". BBC. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Brad Daymond". BBC. Retrieved 24 August 2013.