Phil Tan

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Phil Tan is an Atlanta, GA-based music/audio engineer.

He is a 3-time Grammy Award recipient, as mixing engineer for Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Best Contemporary R&B Album, 2005), Ludacris' "Release Therapy" (Best Rap Album, 2006) and Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)" (Best Dance Recording, 2010).

Among the artists on Tan's list of credits: Karmin, Kylie Minogue, Ne-Yo, Leona Lewis, Rita Ora, Calvin Harris, Candice Glover, Ledisi, Lea Michele, Wiz Khalifa, Kimbra, John Butler Trio, Katy B, Conor Maynard, Iggy Azalea, Justin Bieber, Whitney Houston, Jill Scott, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Corinne Bailey Rae, K'naan, Icona Pop, Enrique Iglesias, Paulina Rubio, Jennifer Lopez, Jordin Sparks, Gwen Stefani, Anthony Hamilton, Ciara, Taio Cruz, Tinie Tempah, Little Mix, Stooshe, Selena Gomez, Jessica Sanchez, Diane Birch, Wale, Outkast, Jay-Z, Alexis Jordan, Sean Paul, Morgan Page, Lionel Richie, Nelly, Kreesha Turner, Kelly Rowland, The Saturdays, Chris Brown, Sean Kingston, Alicia Keys, k-os, Anahí Puente, Jesse McCartney, Joe, TLC, Kelis, Monica, Toni Braxton, Aretha Franklin, Dappy, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge, Da Brat, and Blue October.

Sales of albums and singles sold in the US with Tan listed in the credits as a mixer, engineer, remixer or producer total over 250 million.

He has mixed and/or recorded 26 singles that have reached Number One on Billboard's Hot 100 chart:

  • Mariah Carey: "Always Be My Baby" (1996)
  • Usher: "Nice and Slow" (1998)
  • Monica: "The First Night" (1998)
  • Usher: "U Got It Bad" (2001)
  • Usher: "Burn" (2004)
  • Usher: "Confessions Part II" (2004)
  • Usher & Alicia Keys: "My Boo" (2004)
  • Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell: "Drop It Like It's Hot" (2004)
  • Gwen Stefani: "Hollaback Girl" (2005)
  • Mariah Carey: "We Belong Together" (2005)
  • Mariah Carey: "Don't Forget About Us" (2005)
  • Nelly feat. Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp: "Grillz" (2006)
  • Rihanna: "SOS" (2006)
  • Fergie: "London Bridge" (2006)
  • Ludacris feat. Pharrell: "Money Maker" (2006)
  • Sean Kingston: "Beautiful Girls" (2007)
  • Leona Lewis: "Bleeding Love" (2008)
  • Rihanna: "Take A Bow" (2008)
  • Rihanna: "Disturbia" (2008)
  • Rihanna feat. Drake: "What's My Name" (2010)
  • Rihanna: "Only Girl (In The World)" (2010)
  • Katy Perry: "Firework" (2010)
  • Wiz Khalifa: "Black and Yellow" (2011)
  • Rihanna feat. Britney Spears: "S&M" (2011)
  • Rihanna & Calvin Harris: "We Found Love" (2011)
  • Rihanna: "Diamonds" (2012)

He has mixed and/or recorded 28 singles that have reached Number One on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart:

  • Xscape: "Just Kickin It" (1993)
  • Xscape: "Understanding" (1994)
  • Xscape: "Who Can I Run To" (1995)
  • Mariah Carey: "Always Be My Baby (1996)
  • Usher: "You Make Me Wanna" (1997)
  • Usher: "Nice and Slow" (1998)
  • Monica: "The First Night" (1998)
  • Jagged Edge: "Let's Get Married" (2000)
  • Bow Wow feat. Xscape: "Bounce With Me" (2000)
  • Jagged Edge: "Promise" (2001)
  • Jagged Edge & Nelly: "Where the Party At" (2001)
  • Usher: "U Got It Bad" (2001)
  • Pharrell feat. Jay-Z: "Frontin'" (2003)
  • Usher: "Burn" (2004)
  • Usher: "Confessions Part II" (2004)
  • Usher & Alicia Keys: "My Boo" (2004)
  • Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell: "Drop It Like It's Hot" (2004)
  • Mariah Carey: "We Belong Together" (2005)
  • Bow Wow feat. Ciara: "Like You" (2005)
  • Mariah Carey: "Don't Forget About Us" (2005)
  • Chingy feat. Tyrese: "Pullin' Me Back" (2006)
  • Janet & Nelly: "Call On Me" (2006)
  • Ludacris feat Pharrell: "Money Maker" (2006)
  • Ciara: "Promise" (2007)
  • Rihanna: "Take A Bow" (2008)
  • Jennifer Hudson: "Spotlight" (2008)
  • Ne-Yo: "Miss Independent" (2008)
  • Rihanna: "Diamonds" (2012)

He has mixed and/or recorded 16 singles that have reached Number One on the UK Singles Chart:

  • Usher: "You Make Me Wanna" (1998)
  • Usher: "Burn" (2004)
  • Sean Kingston: "Beautiful Girls" (2007)
  • Leona Lewis: "Bleeding Love" (2007)
  • Rihanna: "Take A Bow" (2008)
  • Pixie Lott: "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)" (2009)
  • Ne-Yo: "Beautiful Monster" (2010)
  • Alexandra Burke & Laza Morgan: "Start Without You" (2010)
  • Rihanna: "Only Girl (In the World)" (2010)
  • Rihanna & Drake: "What's My Name" (2011)
  • Dappy: "No Regrets" (2011)
  • Rihanna & Calvin Harris: "We Found Love" (2011)
  • Cover Drive: "Twilight" (2012)
  • Rita Ora & Tinie Tempah: "R.I.P." (2012)
  • Ne-Yo: "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" (2012)
  • Rihanna: "Diamonds" (2012)

Tan was inducted into the Full Sail University Hall of Fame on April 20, 2009.

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