Cha Cha Malone

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Cha Cha Malone
Cha Cha Malone at AOMG studios
Cha Cha Malone in South Korea with b-boy crew, Art of Movement
Background information
Birth name Chase Vincent Malone
Also known as B-boy ChaCha
Born (1987-05-25) May 25, 1987 (age 27)
Seattle, Washington, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B, Soul, Pop, Electronic, Dance, K-pop
Occupations Singer, music producer, songwriter, composer, Illustrator and b-boy
Years active 2006–present
Labels AOMG, Iconic Sounds LLC
Associated acts Art of Movement (AOM), Iconic Sounds, Jay Park, TheM Team, Flava Squad, Dok2
Website chachamalone.com

Chase Vincent Malone (born May 25, 1987), more commonly known as Cha Cha Malone, is an American singer, music producer, songwriter, composer, and member of b-boy crew, Art of Movement (AOM), from Seattle, Washington. Malone is widely known for his work with Korean-American singer, friend, and fellow AOM member, Jay Park, which began in 2010 with online hits "Bestie" and "Speechless", and has produced nine tracks for his multi-platinum and award-winning works, Take A Deeper Look and New Breed. In 2011, Malone released an EP, Breakthrough, through iTunes and Bandcamp.[1] Aside from collaborations with Park, Malone has produced and worked with many other artists in South Korea, including Kara, Dok2, The Quiett, Brian Joo, U-KISS, and B1A4.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Early years: B-boying, music production, and illustration[edit]

Malone was born in Seattle, Washington and was raised by a single mother for the first 16 years of his life. His grandmother also played a huge role in his life. Malone's first passion was art and illustration, and from a young age this became his creative outlet.[4] At age 7, Malone began playing the piano by ear, and was influenced by his mother who used to write songs and sing in a band.[4][5] Malone used to write rap verses in third grade, and was first introduced to the use of modern technology in beat making when he stumbled upon an early version of FL Studio on a friend's computer in 2000, and has participated in online beat battles at Rocbattle.[6] At age 12, and in middle school, Malone entered the world of b-boying with friends at Seattle-based b-boy crew, Art of Movement, and in 2005 he appeared in episode of MTV's Made.[citation needed] Malone graduated from The Art Institute of Seattle in 2009, earning a B.F.A. in Media Arts and Animation, and was interested in working in the field of concept art and visual development.[2] Malone found he was always making time to create music during his studies, even when classes were long and homework was draining.[7]

2009-present: Jay Park, Breakthrough, and South Korea[edit]

In 2009, Malone sent friend and fellow Art of Movement member, Jay Park, who had recently returned to Seattle from South Korea, a folder of beats to see if he was interested in collaborating.[2] Since then, Malone and Park formed a strong partnership into the producing music and writing songs. In October 2010, the pair's first works were released online; the duet, "Speechless", and Park's single, "Bestie".[3] 2011 saw further successful collaborations between Malone and Park, in which Malone produced four of the seven tracks, including the title track, "Abandoned", on Park's EP, Take A Deeper Look, which went on to win a Golden Disk Award.[4] Also in 2011, Malone produced and wrote his own EP, Breakthrough, with title track, "I Still", a self-inspired and heart-capturing track which Malone calls one of his favourites.[1][2] Malone hosted Myx TV's Top 10 countdown for a week in 2011.[8] Malone also released "Single Life", which featured Park, as a free download in September 2011.[9]

In 2012, Malone began working with an increasing number of K-pop artists and groups alongside Park, and became a member of production team, Iconic Sounds LLC, who have worked on albums such as The Boys by Girls' Generation, and Only One by BoA. February 2012 saw the release of Park's first studio album, New Breed, in which Malone produced five tracks. The album went multi-platinum with 100,000+ physical sales in South Korea, and peaking at number 1 on the Gaon Album Chart and on international iTunes R&B/Soul charts.[10] Malone and Park produced and wrote "Can't Stop", released in Korean and English, which also featured Park, for Brian Joo's 2012 EP, ReBorn Part 1.[3] Malone and Park also worked together on "4U (For You)" for U-KISS' sixth EP, DoraDora, and on new K-pop girl group Tiny-G's song "Polaris" through South Korea television show, MBC's Music & Lyrics, which starred Jay Park and Lee Si-young.[11] Malone produced three tracks for Park's 2012 mixtape, Fresh Air: Breathe It, including the title track "BODY2BODY", and featured and wrote the track "Hopeless Love".[12] In October 2012, Malone produced "One Love" for South Korean boy band B1A4's 2012 debut Japanese album, 1.[3] 2012 also saw Malone working with American Idol contestant and fellow Seattleite, Mackenzie Thoms.[3][13]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays
  • Breakthrough (2011)
Singles
  • "Speechless" (2010)
  • "I Still" (2011)
  • "Single Life" (2011)

Production discography[edit]

Year Song Artist(s) Album
2010 "Bestie" (English Version) Jay Park -
"Bestie" (Korean Version) Take a Deeper Look (EP)
"Bestie" (Korean Remix) -
"Speechless" Jay Park & Cha Cha Malone -
2011 "While Drinking Coffee" Jay Park -
"Abandoned" Jay Park feat. Dok2 Take a Deeper Look (EP)
"Don't Let Go" Jay Park
"I Can't Be Without You"
"I Still" Cha Cha Malone Breakthrough (EP)
"Let It Go"
"Aggression"
"Different Is Beautiful"
"Manifesto Anthem" (Levis' Denizen Commercial) Jay Park feat. Kwon Ri Sae -
"Single Life" Cha Cha Malone feat. Jay Park -
"Let It Go" (Remix) Dok2 feat. Cha Cha Malone Do It For The Fans (Mixtape)
"Up and Down" Jay Park feat. Dok2 New Breed Part 1 (EP)
"I Can't Be Without You" (Acoustic Version) Jay Park
2012 "Turn Off Your Phone" New Breed
"Go"
"Come on Over"
"Can't Stop" Brian Joo feat. Jay Park & Beenzino ReBorn Part 1 (EP)
"Can't Stop" (English version) Brian Joo feat. Jay Park & Dumbfoundead
"4U (For You)" U-KISS DoraDora (EP)
"Polaris" Tiny-G TBA
"Blastoff" AFSHeeN & Mackenzie Thoms -
"More Than Friends (Benefriends)" Mackenzie Thoms
"Crazy"
"Play" Bridget 'Jett' Hermano -
"Rendezvous"
"BODY2BODY" Jay Park Fresh A!r: Breathe !t (Mixtape)
"Do What We Do"
"Be With Me 2Night"
"One Love" B1A4 1
2013 "Appetizer" Jay Park -
"Around the World" Mizz Nina feat. Jay Park -
"Joah" (좋아) Jay Park Joah (Digital Single)
"Welcome"
"Sending You My Love" (멀리 있더라도) Andrew Choi Love Was Enough (EP)
"I Like 2 Party" Jay Park I Like 2 Party (EP)
"Hot" Jay Park
"Happy Happy Love" (ハッピー ハッピー ラブ) Kara Fantastic Girls
"Audition" Gaia feat. Jay Park Audition (Digital Single)
2014 "Ride Me" Jay Park Metronome (Digital Single)
"Love Potion" Gaia Love Potion (Digital Single)
"Good Bye Bye" (굿 바이 바이) Nu'est Re:birth (EP)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BREAKTHROUGH (MINI EP)". Cha Cha Malone. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "[Exclusive] Koreaboo interviews K-pop producer Chase "Cha Cha" Malone". koreaboo. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Malone, Cha Cha. "CHA CHA MALONE'S stream on SoundCloud". Soundcloud. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Malone, Cha Cha. "CHA CHA MALONE". Cha Cha Malone. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Malone, Cha Cha. "Cha Cha Malone - Myspace". myspace. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Read our Interview with producer @ChaChaAOM ChaCha Malone". Phoenixstar9. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "IN THE SPOTLIGHT: CHASE’IN CHA CHA MALONE…". whotolduthat. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Malone, Chase. "Cha Cha Malone hosts Myx TV". YouTube. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Single Life - Cha Cha Malone feat. Jay Park". YouTube. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Jay Park tops iTunes R&B/Soul Chart". allkpop. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Tiny-G’s debut song "Polaris"". korea.com. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "JAY PARK - Fresh A!r:Breathe !t". datpiff. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Who Is Mackenzie Thoms? American Idol 2012 Contestant Background Info". wetpaint.com. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 

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