Antonina Armato

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Antonina Armato
Nationality American
Occupation Songwriter, record producer, music producer, businesswoman
Years active 1987–present
Known for Rock Mafia

Antonina Armato is an American songwriter, record producer, music producer and businesswoman. She is the co-founder and member of Rock Mafia, a record production/songwriting team. Antonina is credited for writing and producing for artists beginning in the late 1980s. She has worked with Brenda K. Starr, Eddie Money, Demi Lovato, Vanessa Hudgens, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez,[No Doubt]], Wyclef Jean, Green Day, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, Ellie Goulding and Tokio Hotel. Rock Mafia have sold over 100 million albums worldwide, and over 10 million albums alone in 2007.[citation needed]

One of her first major hits was "I Still Believe," when Armato was only 16. It reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 for Brenda K. Starr after being featured on her self-titled album. The track was later covered by Mariah Carey, who reached number 1 on the charts with her version.[citation needed] Armato was inspired to write the song after a breakup with her boyfriend at the time.[citation needed]

She has also written songs with the Jonas Brothers.[1] She wrote the Top 40 radio hit "Come Back To Me" for singer Vanessa Hudgens.[citation needed] She also wrote and produced the top 5 single, "Love You Like a Love Song" for Selena Gomez and "I'm on a Roll" by Stefano Langone.[citation needed] She co-wrote and produced Miley Cyrus's Top 10 singles "See You Again" and "7 Things" and her single "Fly on the Wall".[citation needed] She co-wrote the song, "Potential Breakup Song", with 78violet, which Time and CNN named one of the Top Songs of 2007.[citation needed]

She co-wrote "Bet On It" from High School Musical 2, and "Right Here" from the album Meet Miley Cyrus.[citation needed]

Armato has worked with Adam Lambert and the Beach Girl5 (known as BG5). Rock Mafia wrote and produced Miley Cyrus first single, "Can't Be Tamed" which went top 10 on Billboard and #1 on iTunes.[citation needed] She wrote and produced six additional tracks on Cyrus's album Breakout.[citation needed] She produced Bonnie McKee's debut album Trouble along with Rob Cavallo.[citation needed]

Armato co-wrote and produced the platinum song "Naturally" from Kiss & Tell, Selena Gomez & the Scene's debut album.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cohen, Sandy (14 August 2008). "Lyric Culture pays songwriters for their words". Fox News Channel. Retrieved 25 January 2011.