August Rigo

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August Rigo
Birth name Dan August Rigo
Born (1986-08-06) August 6, 1986 (age 30)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Pop, R&B, dance-pop
Occupation(s) Songwriter, record producer, singer
Labels Alpine Music, Sony/ATV, Island Def Jam
Website augustrigo.com

Dan August Rigo or better known professionally as August Rigo (born August 6, 1986) is a Filipino-Canadian recording artist, songwriter, producer and musician. August Rigo is signed to a publishing contract with Sony/ATV[1] as a songwriter.

Early life[edit]

Dan August Rigo (born August 6, 1986 Toronto, Ontario, Canada) became passionate about music when he watched Michael Jackson's performance of "Billie Jean" on Motown's 25th Anniversary TV Show. He taught himself to play keyboards and guitar while in his teens.[2]

Music career[edit]

He Co-wrote U Smile, "Stuck in the Moment" and "Kiss And Tell" for Justin Bieber, Solo for Iyaz and Outta this World for JLS. He is featured on Cheryl Cole's second album, Messy Little Raindrops, on the song Better To Lie. He is the executive producer of Musiq Soulchild's 2011 release of "musiqinthemagiq" and co-wrote "Anything", "SayIDo", "Silver & Gold", "WaitingStill" and "BackToWhere".[3]

In 2010, August secured a publishing deal with Sony/ATV[1] as well as an admin society deal with BMI.[4] He is also signed with Island Def Jam Records.[4]

In October 2011, August released his first single "Here Comes Trouble" featuring Busta Rhymes on Alpine Music Group/Island DefJam.[5] He also released his promo mixtape "Too Big To Fail" online.[6]

Rigo produced and featured on YouTube rapper D-Pryde's mixtapes "Once Again" (2012) and "Mars" (2011), as well as D-Pryde's first EP Canal&Richvale (2013)

On September 18th, 2015, August Rigo released the Japanese version of his album "The Fall Out" on Manhattan Records in Japan.[7] "The Fall Out" was released independently on Rigo's label "Summerchild Records" in Canada on November 6th, 2015.[8] The album was nominated for a Juno Award for Best R&B/Soul Recording.[9]

Discography[edit]

Singles Written by August Rigo[edit]

Songs Written by August Rigo[edit]

  • 2010

Justin BieberMy World 2.0

  • 3. "Stuck in the Moment"
  • 4. "U Smile"
  • 11. "Kiss and Tell" (iTunes bonus track)"

IyazReplay

JLSOutta This World

  • 3. "Outta This World"
  • 5. "Work"
  • 6. "I Know What She Like"
  • 11. "Love at War"

GirliciousRebuilt

Cheryl ColeMessy Little Raindrops

  • 9. "Better to Lie"

D-Pryde - "MARS"

  • 13. '"Big Shot"
  • 2011

Mindless BehaviorNumber 1 Girl

  • 3. "Future"

Musiq SoulchildMusiqInTheMagiq

  • 1. "Anything"
  • 3. "Sayido"
  • 5. "Silver&Gold"
  • 6. "WaitingStill"
  • 7. "Backtowhere"
  • 13. "Clumsylove" (iTunes bonus track)
  • 2014

Jesse McCartneyHave It All

  • 3. "The Writer"
  • 2015

Chris BrownRoyalty

  • 1. "Back To Sleep"
  • 2017

Kehlani - SweetSexySavage

  • 2. Keep On

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rigo". Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "August Rigo: Perseverance Paying Off | MusicWorld®". BMI.com. January 21, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  3. ^ Kellman, Andy (May 3, 2011). "Musiqinthemagiq – Musiq (Soulchild)". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  4. ^ a b "August Rigo Joins BMI Family | Photos". BMI.com. June 14, 2010. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  5. ^ "August Rigo releases his first single "Here Comes Trouble"". Evigshedentertainment.com. September 30, 2011. Archived from the original on October 11, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  6. ^ jschramm23 (October 13, 2011). "August Rigo – Too Big To Fail (Mixtape)". GoodMusicAllDay.com. Retrieved 2012-07-25. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/the-fall-out-japan-edition/id1029826247
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-fall-out/id1054027817
  9. ^ http://junoawards.ca/nomination/2016-rbsoul-recording-of-the-year-august-rigo/