Rob. A!

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Rob. A!
Birth name Robert Lamont Allen
Born (1985-06-02) June 2, 1985 (age 29)
Origin New Jersey, United States
Genres Pop, Dance, Electronica, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Instruments Vocals, Piano, Synths
Years active 2006 – present
Labels Ultra Records 2009 – present
Associated acts Chris Brown, Rihanna, Brian Kennedy, Polow da Don
Website www.robauniverse.com

Rob. A! (born Robert Lamont Allen) is an American Singer-songwriter and Producer. He is popular for layering soulful vocals on top of rhythmic Pop tracks, a unique vocal background and arrangement comprised through his special engineering style. He is also popular for his freestyle songwriting approach that gave him the nickname “The Jay-Z of R&B”.

He got his break as a songwriter in early 2008 when he collaborated with Andre Merritt, Chris Brown and Brian Kennedy. The collaboration climbed him to a multi-platinum songwriter status with two No. 1 records back to back in June 2009.[1]

By the end of the summer of 2009, he was signed a co-publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing courtesy of the VP/Urban A&R Juan Madrid.[2]

Rob Allen, who is also referred to by Twitter followers as King Rebel, has started the movement called the Robellion. He explains: "It is my effort to reset the tone of the music business. I want to pave a way for true talent and creativity to be noticed. Music has now become packaged and mechanical with the exception of the veterans who have total freedom in their art. The variety of unique voices and character is missing and I'm going to bring that back." Behind the Robellion is his own team, called Team Rebel. He is currently working with producer Donameche "Don-City" Jackson. Together they have made leaked songs "Pressin' Buttons," "Curves," "Wifey Material," "Beat It Up" and "Kill Cupid."

Songwriting Credits[edit]

2008[edit]

RihannaDisturbia
  • 01. "Disturbia" (co-written by Rob. A!, Chris Brown, Andre Merritt and Brian Kennedy)
Chris BrownExclusive

Other Songs written by Rob.A

[Chris Brown]

  • Forever
  • Dreamer
  • Erased [Andre Merritt]
  • Electric Guitar
  • Hologram [Andre Merritt]
  • Golden Girl
  • Froze
  • Trapped in a Dream
  • Without You
  • Spirit
  • Powerful
  • You Need
  • Famous Girl [Graffiti]
  • What i Do [Graffiti]
  • I need This [Graffiti]
  • Glow in The Dark [In My Zone]
  • Seen her naked [In My Zone 2]
  • Captive
  • Nasty Girl
Others

Omarion "comfort", J.Holiday "Heart attack", Kelly Rowland "On & On", R. Kelly "I love the Dj", Jaiko "Two Piece", Sugababes "Sweet and Amazing", Mario "Need to be there"

Awards List[edit]

Teen Choice Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Forever Teen Choice Awards: Best R&B Track Won

People's Choice Award[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Disturbia People’s Choice Award: Favorite Pop Song Nominated

Grammy Award[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Disturbia Grammy Award: Best Dance Recording Nominated

NRJ Music Award[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Disturbia NRJ Music Award: International Song of the Year Won

MTV Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Forever MTV Video Music Awards: Best Video of the Year Nominated
2009 Forever MTV Australia Awards for Best Moves Nominated

BMI Pop Award[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Forever BMI Pop Award Won
2010 Disturbia BMI Pop Award Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warner/ Chappell Music Strengthens Urban A&R Team". Music Industry Network (Music Industry News Network). December 9, 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Warner/ Chappell Music Strengthens Urban A&R Team With Appointments of Juan Madrid and Ryan Press". mi2n (Music Biz Magazine). December 17, 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 

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