Rami Yacoub

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Rami Yacoub
Birth name Rami Yacoub
Born (1975-01-17) January 17, 1975 (age 39)
Sweden
Genres Pop, dance-pop, pop rock, rock, R&B, Europop
Occupations Songwriter, producer,
Years active 1988–present
Labels Jive, RCA, Capitol, LaFace, Island, BMG, Atlantic
Associated acts One Direction, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Danity Kane, Enrique Iglesias, The Veronicas, Robyn
Notable instruments
Keyboard

Rami Yacoub (born 17 January 1975), known professionally as Rami, is a Swedish music producer and songwriter and former member of the successful songwriting/production houses Cheiron Studios and Maratone. Together with Max Martin and other songwriters and producers, he has worked with acts such as Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Danity Kane, Bon Jovi, Jon Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, One Direction, Westlife, The Saturdays, P!nk, Celine Dion, Shayne Ward, Enrique Iglesias, The Veronicas, Robyn, Labrinth and 'N Sync.

Biography[edit]

Rami began his music career at the age of 13 when he began playing bass in a band in Stockholm.[1][2]

His talent for songwriting was already in evidence as he wrote many of the group's songs. Yacoub had also a short singing career most notably with the single "Sight With Sore Eyes", but then decided to give all his attention to writing and producing instead.[3] By 18 he had discovered production when, with the aid of a "sampler, a little mixing board, synthesizers",[4] he began doing remixes.

In 1998, he was approached by Max Martin, who was looking for a new production partner, and asked to join the legendary Cheiron Studios in Stockholm. Rami's first collaboration with Martin was producing the ground-breaking hit "...Baby One More Time" that launched the career of Britney Spears.[1]

Following ten years of service, Rami split amicably from Maratone in early 2008 because he felt that "he needed to go [his] own way." After taking a year off to assess what he wanted to do next, he began putting together his own production group based at his Kinglet Studios in Los Angeles.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • Akon
    • "Americas Most Wanted" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Akon/Redone. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Redone
  • A*M*E
    • "Heartless" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/A*M*E. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk
  • Backstreet Boys
    • "Don't Wanna Lose You Now" – Written by Max Martin. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
    • "Don't Want You Back" – Written by Max Martin. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
    • "Drowning" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Andreas Carlsson/Linda Thompson
    • "Get Another Boyfriend" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
    • "It's Gotta Be You" – Written by Max Martin/Robert Lange. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
    • "I Still..." – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
    • "Larger than Life" (single mix) – Written by Max Martin/Kristian Lundin/Brian Littrell. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
    • "Shape of My Heart" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub/Lisa Miskovsky
    • "Siberia" – Written by Alexandra Talomaa/Rami Yacoub/Max Martin
    • "The Call" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
  • Celine Dion
    • "Faith" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
    • "In His Touch" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yaacoub. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
    • "Love Is All We Need" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
  • Cher Lloyd
    • "Sirens" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Ina Wroldsen. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk
    • "Bind Your Love" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Ina Wroldsen/Shellback. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk



  • Demi Lovato
    • "Shouldn't Come Back" – Written by Rami Yacoub]/Demi Lovato/Savan Kotecha/Carl Falk. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk
    • "Really Don't Care" – Written by Rami Yacoub]/Demi Lovato/Savan Kotecha/Carl Falk/Cher Lloyd. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk


  • Emblem3
    • "Teenage Kings" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Savan Kotecha/Carl Falk. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk


  • i SQUARE
    • "Hey Sexy Lady" - Written by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Steve Angello/Lazonate Franklin. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Steve Angello


  • Jason Derulo
    • " Rest Of Our Life " - Written by Rami Yacoub/Jason Derulo/Wayne Hector/Carl Falk . Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk
  • Jon Bon Jovi
    • " It's My Life " - Written by Jon Bon Jovi/Richie Sambora/Max Martin. Produced by Luke Ebbin/Jon Bon Jovi/Richie Sambora/Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
  • Labrinth
    • "Treatment" – Labrinth/Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk. Produced by Labrinth
  • Lawson
    • "Learn To Love Again" – Written by Andy Brown/Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Eric Turner. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk


  • Lutricia McNeal
    • "Ain't That Just The Way" – Written by G Larson/S Phillips/B Belland. Produced by Rami Yacoub/D Papalexis/D Bäckström/J Larossi
    • "Stranded" – Written by Rami Yacoub/D Papalexis/J Larossi. Produced by Rami Yacoub/D Papalexis/J Larossi
  • Marion Raven
    • "End Of Me" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub/Marion Raven. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
    • "Gotta Be Kidding" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub/Camela Leivert/Marion Raven. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
    • "Here I Am" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub/Marion Raven. Produced by M Martin/Rami
    • "In Spite Of Me" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub/Alexandra/Marion Raven. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
    • "Little By Little" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub/Peter Svensson/Marion Raven. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
    • "Six Feet Under" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub/Marion Raven. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub


  • Midnight Red
    • "Where Did You Go" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Kristoffer Fogelmark/Albin Nedler/Wayne Hector. Produced by Carl Falk
  • Nick Carter
    • "I Just Wanna Take You Home" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yaacoub/Per Aldeheim. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub/Per Aldeheim
    • "I`ve Got You" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub
    • "Blow Your Mind" – Written by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub/Per Aldeheim. Produced by Max Martin/Rami Yacoub/Per Aldeheim
    • "Burning Up" - Written by Nick Carter/Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Savan Kotecha/Briddy
  • One Direction
    • "What Makes You Beautiful" - Written by Savan Kotecha/Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk
    • "I Wish" - Written by Savan Kotecha/Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk
    • "One Thing" - Written by Savan Kotecha/Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk
    • "Live While We're Young" - Written by Savan Kotecha/Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk
    • "Kiss You" - Written by Savan Kotecha/Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Kristian Lundin/Albin Nedler/Kristoffer Fogelmark
    • "Last First Kiss" - Written by Albin Nedler/Kristoffer Fogelmark/Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Savan Kotecha/Harry Styles/Liam Payne/Zayn Malik/Louis Tomlinson/Niall Horan
    • "Heart Attack" - Written by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Savan Kotecha/Harry Styles/Liam Payne/Zayn Malik/Louis Tomlinson/Niall Horan/Shellback/Kristian Lundin
    • "Change My Mind" - Written by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Savan Kotecha/Harry Styles/Liam Payne/Zayn Malik/Louis Tomlinson/Niall Horan
    • "Back For You" - Written by Albin Nedler/Kristoffer Fogelmark/Rami Yacoub/Savan Kotecha/Harry Styles/Liam Payne/Zayn Malik/Louis Tomlinson/Niall Horan
    • "Nobody Compares" - Written by Carl Falk/Rami Yacoub/Savan Kotecha/Shellback
  • Shayne Ward
    • "Breathless" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson/Savan Kotecha. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson
    • "Damaged" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson/Savan Kotecha. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson
    • "Got Me So" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson/Savan Kotecha. Produced by Rami Yacoub /Arnthor Birgisson
    • "Melt The Snow" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson/Savan Kotecha. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson
    • "No U Hang Up" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson/Savan Kotecha. Produced by Rami Yaacoub/Arnthor Birgisson
    • "Some Tears Never Dry" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson/Savan Kotecha. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson
    • "Tangled Up" – Produced by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson
    • "U Make Me Wish" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson/Savan Kotecha. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson
    • "Until You" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson/Savan Kotecha. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Arnthor Birgisson
  • Taio Cruz
    • "Troublemaker" - Written by Taio Cruz/ Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Steve Angello. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Steve Angello
    • "World In Our Hands" - Written by Taio Cruz/ Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Michelle Zitron/Iaian James. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk


  • Tiesto
    • " Redlights " - Written by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Tiesto/Wayne Hector/Michele Zitron. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Tiesto, Additional Production John Amatiello
  • The Fray
    • " Break Your Plans " - Written by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/The Fray
  • The Saturdays
    • "White Lies" - Written by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Ina Wroldsen. Produced by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk
  • The Wanted
    • "Lose My Mind" – Written by Rami Yacoub/Carl Falk/Nina Woodford. Produced by Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk
  • Demi Lovato
    • "Really Don't Care" - Written by Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, Savan Kotecha, Demi Lovato, and Cher LIoyd. Produced by Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk.
    • "Shouldn't Come Back"- Written by Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, Savan Kotecha, and Demi Lovato. Produced by Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk.

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