RAS (musician)

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RAS
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Background information
Birth name Nicholas Furlong
Also known as RAS
Born (1986-09-16) September 16, 1986 (age 27)
Origin Douglas County, Nevada, United States
Genres Rock, Electronic music, Pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, producer
Labels AttaBoy Music
Associated acts Steve Aoki, Ryan Tedder, Big Time Rush, Janoskians
Website rasofficial.com

Nicholas Furlong (born September 16, 1986), known primarily by his alias RAS, is a multi-platinum selling American singer, songwriter, and producer.[1][2] He has worked with top selling artists including Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 5 Seconds of Summer, Leona Lewis, Colbie Caillat, Big Time Rush, Akon, Steve Aoki, and Diplo.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Nicholas Furlong began his career writing original music for video game soundtracks at the age of 15. He contributed to various soundtracks including NBA Ballers, Blitz: The League, and NBA Ballers: Phenom.

Professional career[edit]

Furlong's commercial success began in 2010, as a co-writer of the Big Time Rush and Jordin Sparks' duet "Count On You". The song was released on the band's debut album on October 11, 2010, selling 67,000 units in its first week and debuting at#3 on the Billboard 200 (the highest charting debut album by a new act that year). Shortly after, Furlong began working with well-known producer, writer, and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, eventually signing to Tedder's publishing company, Patriot Games Publishing. During this time, Furlong worked as a writer and vocal producer for artists including Colbie Caillat, Jordin Sparks, Leona Lewis, The Wanted, and Altiyan Childs.

In 2012, Furlong parted ways with Patriot Publishing and signed with Reach Global. Furlong worked with superstar DJ/Producer Diplo, writing on his Express Yourself EP. He began working with Steve Aoki soon after, writing his single "Singularity" as well as writing and featuring on the single "Bring You To Life (Transcend)". During that time he also worked with artists like The Janoskians, Robbie Rivera, Tiesto, Makua Rothman, and more.

Furlong is currently working on forthcoming releases from 5 Seconds of Summer, Krewella, Steve Aoki, R5, The Janoskians, Michelle Chamuel, Hook N Sling, and many others. He is still signed as a songwriter and producer to publisher, Reach Global. In 2014, Furlong confirmed the launch of his independent record label and publishing company, AttaBoy Music.

Discography[edit]

Year Song Artist Credits
2014 Everything I Didn't Say 5 Seconds of Summer Co-Writer
Social Casualty
Independence Day (Target Edition)
TBA Avicii Co-Writer, Vocalist
TBA The Beautiful Bodies Writer
TBA Cole Plante Co-Writer
Kingdom Elen Levon Co-Writer, Co-Producer
TBA Hook N Sling Writer, Vocalist, Co-Producer
TBA Janoskians Co-Writer
TBA Krewella Co-Writer
TBA ONE OK ROCK Co-Writer
TBA Sleeping With Sirens Writer
TBA Steve Aoki Writer, Additional Vocals
2013 More Than One Brass Knuckles (feat. My Name Is Kay) Co-Writer
Best Friends Janoskians Co-Writer
Underneath The Halo Makua Rothman Co-Writer
The Nite B4
Next To You Kay Co-Writer, Producer
It's Over
Summer Night in July Robbie Rivera & Kay Co-Writer, Vocal Producer
Bring You To Life (Transcend) Steve Aoki & Rune RK (feat. RAS) Writer, Vocalist
The Thrill TAI & Kay Co-Writer, Co-Producer
2012 Here With You Asher Monroe Vocal Producer, Additional Vocals
Take It Outside Crystal Kay Co-Writer
No Problem Diplo (feat. Flinch and My Name Is Kay) Co-Writer, Vocal Arranger
Make It Pour Kristine Elezaj Co-Writer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Sucker Punch
Reach For The Sky Miracle Co-Writer, Producer, Vocal Producer, Vocals
Singularity Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas (feat. My Name Is Kay) Co-Writer, Vocal Producer
Satellite The Wanted Vocal Producer, Engineer
2011 Ordinary Man Altiyan Childs Co-Writer, Co-Producer, Vocal Producer
Time of Our Life Big Time Rush Co-Writer, Vocal Producer, Additional Vocals
Brighter Than The Sun Colbie Caillat Vocal Producer
Cut Me Down Her Majesty and the Wolves Co-Writer, Vocal Producer, Vocoder, Additional Vocals
Emerald Showers
Goodbye, Goodnight
Never Come Down
Our Love
Shades of Grey
Spinning Circles
Walking On The Sun
Back To Me Howie D Co-Writer, Vocal Producer, Additional Vocals
Going Going Gone
I Am Woman Jordin Sparks Vocal Producer
The World I Knew
Won't Let You Down Stan Walker Co-Writer, Vocal Producer
2010 Count On You Big Time Rush (feat. Jordin Sparks) Co-Writer
Automatic Burnham Co-Writer
Glaciers Her Majesty and the Wolves Co-Writer, Vocal Producer
And Then We Dance Justice Crew Writer
2009 Derailed No Angels Co-Writer, Vocal Producer

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicholas Furlong Interview". Carson City, NV. Retrieved September 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kobalt Music". Kobalt. Retrieved September 21, 2010.