Damon Sharpe

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Damon Sharpe
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Background information
Birth name Damon Jared Reinagle
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Pop, rock, R&B, dance, Hip hop
Occupations Songwriter, record producer, music executive, vocal coach, actor

Damon Sharpe; born Damon Jared Reinagle;[1] is an American award-winning record producer and songwriter who works in Los Angeles. He has contributed many recognizable songs to popular culture and has been involved with the production of various popular albums that cumulatively have sold over 37 million copies.

Early life[edit]

Sharpe was born in Cleveland, Ohio. During his teenage years, his parents spotted his talent as an entertainer and relocated to Los Angeles, California so that he could pursue a career in show business. Sharpe experienced early success soon after the move: he starred in the NBC Saturday morning series Guys Next Door, was signed as a singer to Sony Records by Tommy Mottola, and toured as a backup dancer for the pop star Tiffany. He also appeared in a Pepsi commercial featuring Madonna's "Like a Prayer", as well as over twenty five national commercials and TV guest star spots.[2] He also appeared on Larry King Live as himself. His personal passion for the music of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince and George Michael, however, ultimately inspired Sharpe to focus foremost on his career in music producing and songwriting.

Current career[edit]

Sharpe is currently a sought after music producer and songwriter who is active in Los Angeles. He has worked with various contemporary artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Minogue, Anastacia, Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child, Ariana Grande, New Boyz, Monica, A1, Ginuwine, Amerie, 98 Degrees, American Idol’s Kimberley Locke and Justin Guarini, Natalie Cole, Corbin Bleu, Korean and Japanese artists BoA, SHINee, Kangta, AI, W-inds, Kumi Koda, B1A4, Fairies and many others.[3][4] In 2005 he released the Hurricane Katrina relief record "Come Together Now" written with actress Sharon Stone and featuring contributions from Celine Dion, Nick Carter, Joss Stone, Jesse McCartney, Patti LaBelle, Wyclef Jean, Chingy, Gavin DeGraw, Anthony Hamilton, The Game, JoJo, John Legend, Kimberley Locke, Natalie Cole, Brian McKnight, AJ McLean, Mýa, Aaron Carter, Stacie Orrico, Kelly Price, and Ruben Studdard.[5] Upcoming releases include Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees, JLS, Leona Lewis, Big Time Rush, and more.[6] He also appeared on season 2 of The X Factor as one of the on camera vocal coaches.

On 22 September 2013 it was announced that Sharpe will appear as a coach/judge on the new YTV spinoff series The Next Star: SuperGroup that will start airing in spring 2014. [7]

Awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

"Broken Wings", BMG Rights Management
"Defeated", Mercury and Island Def Jam
"Naughty", Mercury and Island Def Jam
"Paid My Dues", Epic
"Why’d you Lie To Me", Epic
"You’ll Be Fine", Mercury and Island Def Jam
"Nothin Even Matters", Nickelodeon and Columbia
"Elevate", Nickelodeon and Columbia
"Love Me Love Me", Nickelodeon and Columbia
"All Over Again", Nickelodeon and Columbia
"Crazy For U", Nickelodeon and Columbia
"24/7", Nickelodeon and Columbia
"Untouchable", Nickelodeon and Columbia
"Love Me Again", Nickelodeon and Columbia
"Run Wild", Nickelodeon and Columbia
"Cell Block Tango" (Queen Latifah feat. Lil' Kim and Macy Gray), Epic
"Love Is A Crime", Epic
"Cool", Epic
"I Got A Clue", Epic
"So Good", Epic
"Marchin", Hollywood Records
"Mixed Up", Hollywood Records
"Hero" Avex Trax
"Club Hopping", 19 and RCA UK
"Enough Of Me", 19 and RCA UK
"Groove With Me", 19 and RCA UK
"Just Say Yes", 19 and RCA UK
"Every Time You Walk Out That Door", Columbia
"No Man No Cry", Columbia
"Doing It Tonite," Curb Records
"Hey DJ", Curb Records
"Last Christmas", Curb Records
"Now I Can Fly", Curb Records
"Supa’woman", Curb Records
"Talk About Us", Curb Records
"What I Gotta Do", Curb Records
"You Don’t Have To Be Strong", Curb Records
"Get Outta My Way", EMI
"Go Hard or Go Home", EMI
"Bang Bang", Capitol Records
"Rich", Capitol Records
"I Wrote This Song", J Records
"Just Another Girl", J Records
"Dangerous Mind", Motown
"Just Be A Man About It", Motown
"Another Love Story", Epic
"Never Never land", Epic
"Act Like You Know", Virgin
"Gifted", Virgin
"Jump the Gun", Virgin
"Let It Go", Virgin
"Ayo", Entertainment One
"No Part Of You", Entertainment One
"Take The Long Way Home", Entertainment One

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ASCAP Search". Ascap.com. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Damon Sharpe". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  3. ^ "SCV - Hollywood's Backlot: Damon Sharpe". The-signal.com. 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  4. ^ Billboard - Google Boeken. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  5. ^ "The ASCAP Foundation". The ASCAP Foundation. 2006-03-01. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  6. ^ "Big Time Rush Hard At Work On New Album | News Video". MTV. 2012-08-13. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  7. ^ "Canada's 'The Next Star' Spins Off Supergroup Series". Hollywoodreporter.com. 2013-09-23. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 

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