Ryan Cabrera

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Ryan Cabrera
Background information
Birth name Ryan Frank Cabrera
Born (1982-07-18) July 18, 1982 (age 32)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Genres Pop rock, acoustic
Years active 2004–present
Labels Atlantic, EMI
Website www.ryancabrera.com

Ryan Frank Cabrera (born July 18, 1982) is an American pop rock singer and musician. In 2004, Cabrera debuted with his single "On the Way Down", a top ten hit in the U.S., and album Take It All Away. He continued his career with two more albums, You Stand Watching in 2005 and The Moon Under Water in 2008.

Personal background[edit]

Cabrera was born in Dallas where he went to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School in Richardson, Texas and then Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. Listening to Dave Matthews Band influenced him to play acoustic guitar in another band, Rubix Groove, which opened for artists like Cheap Trick and Third Eye Blind. Cabrera composed three songs that impressed a studio engineer, who then let Cabrera record a full-length album, Elm Street, for free at Deep Ellum Studios.[1] Cabrera has dated Ashlee Simpson, Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas, Riley Keough, and Audrina Patridge.[2]

In 2010, he appeared in several episodes of The Hills during its sixth and final season. The episodes chronicled his romance and eventual break-up with Patridge. In 2010 he also appeared in the E! television show, Pretty Wild.

Music career[edit]

Take It All Away[edit]

Cabrera was signed to Atlantic Records in 2001.[1] His major debut single "On the Way Down" debuted on American radio in May 2004.[3] "On the Way Down" peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[4]

Take It All Away was released on August 17, 2004, at number eight on the Billboard 200 album chart and sold over 66,000 copies in its first week[5] and eventually was certified Double Platinum.[6] John Rzeznik, lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls, produced Take It All Away.[3] The second single was "True", whose music video featured Taylor Cole, an actress from the TV show Summerland.[7] The third single was "40 Kinds of Sadness". Cabrera appeared on the Son of the Mask soundtrack with the song "Inside Your Mind"[8] and the Fantastic Four soundtrack with the song "Always Come Back To You".[9] Cabrera has starred in a concert film, Live at the Wiltern, with him performing songs from his album Take It All Away.

2005-2008: You Stand Watching[edit]

Cabrera's second album, You Stand Watching, was released on September 20, 2005, and it included his singles "Shine On" and "Photo". Cabrera's relationship with Ashlee Simpson inspired "Photo".[10] Several songs were co-written with singer/songwriter Andrew Ripp. You Stand Watching debuted at #24 on the Billboard 200 and sold around 37,000[11] in its first week and eventually got certified gold.[6]

On MTV, Cabrera hosted a dating series Score, which also incorporated songwriting in its format.[12]

I Will Remember You[edit]

In 2006, Cabrera released a single called I Will Remember You. The song quickly got heard by television executives, and used as the closing montage for the entire series of Will & Grace. Soon after, another show requested to use the song as their good-bye anthem. The song I Will Remember You was used to send off the female contestants of So You Think you Can Dance's 3rd season.[13] Cabrera was then asked to perform the song on the season finale and after he did so, the song cracked into iTunes 100 most downloaded songs.[citation needed] He then added a re-recorded version of the song at the end of his third record, The Moon Under Water.

2008: The Moon Under Water[edit]

The Moon Under Water was released on May 13, 2008, under Frolic Room Records/ Papa Joe Records and peaked at #177 on the Billboard 200. It released two singles, "Say" and "Enemies".


Cabrera in 2011

On July 3, 2012 Cabrera released a new song called "Home" and is currently working on a new album. On August 2, Cabrera released another single called "I See Love" on iTunes, where it reached #83 on the top 100.[14] In January of 2013, Ryan went on a United States tour with Tyler Hilton and Teddy Geiger.[15] Beginning in March, Ryan launched a charity web series 'Live From Ryan's Living Room'. Joining Ryan were celebrities Colbie Caillat, Tyler Hilton, Chord Overstreet, Mark Ballas and more. Each month Ryan chose a charity to benefit, one being City of Hope National Medical Center. [16] In September of 2013, Ryan went on an Ireland and UK tour with Boyce Avenue. [17]


Ryan was then the first artist signed to Dynamite Music, which was founded by Mitchell Davis and Marco Liuzzo in partnership with Caroline Records and Universal Music Group. "All at Caroline are thrilled to welcome Dynamite Music and Ryan Cabrera to the family," the Caroline Records's president, Dominic Pandiscia said, "We look forward to partnering with Dynamite Music and Ryan in supporting his eagerly awaited new album. Ryan is an incredible creative force and Caroline will bring that same energy and creativity in helping to realize his vision." His new EP is set to release in Fall 2014. He has released new artwork and launched a new website. [18]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Elm St.
  • Release date: 2001
  • Label: AMP
  • Formats: CD
Take It All Away 8
You Stand Watching
  • Release date: September 20, 2005
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
The Moon Under Water
  • Release date: May 13, 2008
  • Label: EMI America
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Adult
US Pop
2004 "On the Way Down" 15 35 6 4 48 26 Take It All Away
"True" 18 9 13 8
2005 "40 Kinds of Sadness" 47[29] 32
"Shine On" 86 25 You Stand Watching
2006 "I Will Remember You" The Moon Under Water
2008 "Say"
2012 "Home" N/A
"I See Love"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
2004 "On the Way Down" Dean Paraskevopoulos[30]
"True" Kevin Kerslake[31]
2005 "40 Kinds of Sadness" Bill Fishman[32]
"Shine On" Kevin Kerslake[33]
2006 "Photo" Everado and Leopoldo Gout[34]
2008 "Say" Ken Hoppus
"Enemies" Evan Kaufmann


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  2. ^ Wilkinson, Amy (June 23, 2010). "'The Hills' Recap: Audrina Breaks Up With Ryan". MTV News. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Rashbaum, Alyssa (August 11, 2004). "Ryan Cabrera, Ashlee's Ex, Sets Sights On Album, Sorority Tour". MTV News. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ryan Cabrera > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ D'Angelo, Joe (August 25, 2004). "Now Takes Down Ashlee; 213 Stomps In At #4 On Albums Chart". MTV News. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1663466/bio
  7. ^ Vineyard, Jessica. "Ryan Cabrera Finds Dream Girl In New Video: Taylor Cole From 'Summerland'". MTV News. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  8. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Jesse McCartney, New Found Glory, Ryan Cabrera, Bone Thugs, Jared Leto, Eels & More". MTV News. January 26, 2005. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  9. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1663466/
  10. ^ Tecson, Brandee J. (November 8, 2005). "Still-Single Ryan Cabrera Looks Back At Ex In 'Photo'". MTV News. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  11. ^ Harris, Chris (September 28, 2005). "Disturbed Pummel Billboard Competition With #1 Fists". MTV News. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  12. ^ Vineyard, Jennifer (August 24, 2005). "Ryan Cabrera's Love-Song LP Isn't All About Ashlee". MTV News. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  13. ^ Cabrera, Ryan (September 18, 2008). "Ryan Cabrera France". Ryan Cabrera France. Retrieved February 14, 2011. 
  14. ^ http://www.music-chart.info/artist/66027/Ryan-Cabrera
  15. ^ "Ryan Cabrera teams with Teddy Geiger, Tyler Hilton for Stockton show"
  16. ^ "Chord Overstreet to Appear on Ryan Cabrera's Live Web Series”
  17. ^ "Dallas-born pop star Ryan Cabrera returns to studio with new Dynamite Music label”
  18. ^ "Ryan Cabrera First Signing to Mitch Davis and Marco Liuzzo's Dynamite Music via Caroline”
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  22. ^ "Ryan Cabrera Album & Song Chart History - Adult Contemporary". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Ryan Cabrera Album & Song Chart History - Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
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  26. ^ "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
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  28. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - January 30, 2011: "True" certified awards". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  29. ^ http://www.musicvf.com/songs.php?page=artist&artist=Ryan+Cabrera&tab=songaswriterchartstab
  30. ^ Ryan Cabrera (performer), Dean Paraskevopoulos (director) (June 29, 2004). On the Way Down (Flash). Atlantic Records. 
  31. ^ Ryan Cabrera (performer), Kevin Kerslake (director) (November 23, 2004). True (Flash). Atlantic Records. 
  32. ^ Ryan Cabrera (performer), Bill Fishman (director) (April 19, 2005). 40 Kinds of Sadness (Flash). Atlantic Records. 
  33. ^ Ryan Cabrera (performer), Kevin Kerslake (director) (August 15, 2005). (Flash). Atlantic Records http://www.mtv.com/videos/ryan-cabrera/57550/shine-on.jhtml.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  34. ^ Ryan Cabrera (performer), Everado and Leopoldo Gout (directors) (January 11, 2006). Photo (Flash). Atlantic Records.