Emile Haynie

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Emile Haynie
Birth name Emile Haynie
Born (1980-07-13) July 13, 1980 (age 34)
Buffalo, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop, indie, pop
Occupation(s) Music producer, songwriter, DJ
Instruments Drums, Keyboard, Sampler, Drum machine
Years active 2000–present
Labels Dream On (former)
Associated acts Eminem, FKA twigs, Kid Cudi, Lana Del Rey, Plain Pat, P!nk, Linkin Park, Sampha

Emile Haynie (born July 13, 1980) (often credited simply as Emile), is an American music producer from Buffalo, New York. His range of production includes alternative rock, hip hop, indie and pop music. In 2010, Haynie won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album for his contributions on Eminem's seventh studio album, Recovery. Haynie works out of his studio in the New York City neighborhood of Chelsea.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Haynie is a native of Buffalo, New York. He started primarily as a sample-driven hip-hop producer and got his first big break after handing off a beat CD to now-deceased, Detroit rapper Proof.[2] He then began producing for various members of Eminem’s Detroit camp, as well as New York City rappers Raekwon, Cormega, and C-Rayz Walz.[2] He relocated to New York City and got his start as a hip hop producer in the early 2000s, collaborating with rappers Obie Trice, Ghostface Killah, The Roots, Cormega, M.O.P., Rhymefest, and AZ. His career grew and, by the second half of 2000's first decade, he had worked with Ice Cube, Slaughterhouse, Eminem, Kanye West and Kid Cudi.[2] Haynie remixed Michael Jackson's 1972 song, "Maria (You Were the Only One)", for the 2009 album Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite.[1]

In 2009, Haynie, along with record producer Patrick “Plain Pat” Reynolds and recording artist Kid Cudi launched their record label, Dream On, in partnership with Kanye West's GOOD Music and Universal Motown. Cudi announced in February 2011 however, that the label had been dissolved.[3] Cudi stated to Complex magazine that they were still on good terms: "I wanted to try something new, and I wanted to take control of things myself.[...] There’s no hard feelings."[4] The label released Kid Cudi's albums, Man on the Moon: The End of Day (2009) and Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager (2010).[5]

Haynie was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and won for Best Rap Album for Eminem's Recovery.[6] He co-produced Kanye West's 2010 single, "Runaway", and expanded into pop music, working with Lana Del Rey, Bruno Mars and Fun..[2] Haynie produced Del Rey's 2012 album, Born to Die, which debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 2 in the U.S., and No. 1 in Britain, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and Austria.[7] and alongside Jeff Bhasker, Fun's album Some Nights. co:wrote "Compass" by Lady Antebellum in 2013's single


Singles produced[edit]

List of singles as either producer or co-producer, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released, performing artists and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Stuck in a Box"
(Young Sid featuring Stan Walker)
2010 15 What Doesn't Kill Me... and From the Inside Out
(Kanye West featuring Pusha T)
12 30 9 46 13 28 56 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
"Mr. Rager"
(Kid Cudi)
77 Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
"Life Goes On"
(Gym Class Heroes featuring Oh Land)
2011 The Papercut Chronicles II
"Born to Die"
(Lana Del Rey)
34 13 29 59 9
  • ARIA: Gold
  • BPI: Silver
Born to Die
"Off to the Races"
(Lana Del Rey)
(Lana Del Rey)
"Blue Jeans"
(Lana Del Rey)
16 32
"My Kind of Love"
(Emeli Sandé)
114 60 167 17
  • ARIA: Gold
  • BPI: Silver
Our Version of Events
"Summertime Sadness"
(Lana Del Rey)
56 44
  • RIAA: Platinum[8]
  • BVMI: Platinum
  • IFPI AUT: Gold
  • IFPI SWI: Gold
Born to Die
"National Anthem"
(Lana Del Rey)
152 92
"Blue Velvet"
(Lana Del Rey)
40 49 60
"Locked Out of Heaven"
(Bruno Mars)
1 4 1 3 7 4 6 2
  • RIAA: 4× Platinum
  • ARIA: 5× Platinum[9]
  • BPI: Platinum
  • BVMI: Gold
  • IFPI DEN: 2× Platinum[10]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum
  • MC: 4× Platinum
  • RMNZ: 2× Platinum
Unorthodox Jukebox
"Doom and Gloom"
(The Rolling Stones)
72 44 64 61 GRRR!
"Dark Paradise"
(Lana Del Rey)
2013 45 Born to Die
"Burning Desire"
(Lana Del Rey)
172 Paradise
(The Neighbourhood)
I Love You.
(Bruno Mars)
22 41 23 117 61
  • RIAA: Gold
  • ARIA: Gold
Unorthodox Jukebox
(Eminem featuring Nate Ruess)
2014 45 11 5 21 54 86
  • ARIA: Gold
The Marshall Mathers LP 2
"Final Masquerade"
(Linkin Park)
43 85 45 30 106 The Hunting Party
"Guts Over Fear"
(Eminem featuring Sia)
22 6 4 22 9 10 35 22 40 10 Shady XV
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ a b Levine, Mike (October 13, 2011). "Talking Shop With Emile". Electronic Musician. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Isenberg, Daniel; La Puma, Joe (October 28, 2011). "Emile Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records". Complex. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kid Cudi Splits With Manager, Launching New Label". MTV. February 27, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kid Cudi: Puzzling (2011 Cover Story)". Complex. September 19, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Kid Cudi Splits With Label and Managers, Starts New Label". Billboard. February 28, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Nominees And Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ Brown, Jacob (February 9, 2012). "A Star Is Born (and Scorned)". T. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ Ugwu, Reggie (September 15, 2013). "Go Behind Lana Del Rey's 'Summertime' Surge". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". ARIA Charts (Australia: Australian Recording Industry Association). Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Bruno Mars "Locked Out of Heaven"" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 

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