Brian Kennedy (record producer)

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Brian Kennedy
Birth name Brian Kennedy Seals
Born (1983-08-08) August 8, 1983 (age 32)
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Genres R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Country
Occupation(s) Producer, Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Piano, Keytar
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts Rob. A!, Chris Brown, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Hudson, Jesse McCartney, Rihanna, Polow Da Don, meech, Corbin Bleu, Marié Digby, Westlife, Pia Toscano

Brian Kennedy is an American songwriter, record producer and musician from Kansas City, Missouri. Revered as a piano prodigy, he has been making music tracks since 2001. He rose to fame in 2006 with featured production on singer Ciara's album Ciara: The Evolution. He is considered one of the industry's top up-and-coming producers and has since worked with many high-profile artists, including Brandy, Chris Brown, Jesse McCartney, Rihanna, Jessica Mauboy, Natasha Bedingfield, BoA, Cheryl Cole, Backstreet Boys, Jamie Foxx, Nelly, and Westlife. Kennedy has also worked with and learned from popular producers including David Foster, Polow da Don, Clive Davis, Timbaland, the Underdogs, and legendary songwriter Diane Warren.

Kennedy is best known for his chart-topping hits "Disturbia" recorded by Rihanna for her "Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded" album and "Forever," the 2nd song released by Chris Brown from his "Exclusive: The Forever Edition" album. He earned a Grammy Award in 2009 for his contribution to Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's self-titled debut album, which took home honors as Best R&B Album. The hit song "If This Isn't Love" garnered an ASCAP win for him as well.

With such a broad stylistic range, Kennedy's music is not genre specific. His music can be heard from diverse music outlets ranging from pop and hip-hop to country. Kennedy's songs can usually be recognized by his tag at the beginning of most of his songs, "You officially tuned into a B.K. classic."

He is a graduate of Paseo Academy of Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO. He is a proud alumni of the Kansas City Boys Choir in Kansas City, MO. He now resides in Southern California and is the founder and owner of Classik Recording Studio.

Early life[edit]

Brian Kennedy was born August 8, 1983 in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the fourth of five children to Charles and Beverly Seals (née Davis). At an early age, he developed an appreciation for the piano. He began taking formal classical piano lessons at age six and established the foundation for the composer he became at eight years old. He excelled in his lessons beyond measure due to his ability to hear and memorize scales and melodies, he would take songs and make them his own.

Kennedy attended the Paseo Academy school of performing arts with a major in music from 1998–2002, and was voted best musician by his classmates.

Production credits[edit]


CiaraCiara: The Evolution
  • 08. "My Love" (co-produced by Ciara Harris, Antwoine Collins)
Mario VazquezMario Vazquez
  • 11. "How we do it" (co-produced by The Underdogs & Antwoine "T-Wiz" Collins)


  • 15. "Fall"
  • 17. "Locket (Locked in Love)" [bonus track]
Chris BrownExclusive: The Forever Edition
Noel GourdinAfter My Time
  • 08. "I Fell"
Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson
Jesse McCartneyDeparture
New Kids on the BlockThe Block
  • 11. "Lights, Camera, Action" (co-produced with Polow da Don)
RihannaGood Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded


Corbin BleuSpeed of Light
  • 01. "Speed of Light"
  • 02. "Paralyzed"
  • 04. "Fear of Flying"
  • 06. "Rock 2 It"
  • 09. "My Everything"
  • 06. "Obsessed"
  • 02. "Control"
Backstreet BoysThis Is Us
  • 08. "Masquerade"
Chris BrownGraffiti
  • 09. "Pass Out" (featuring Eva Simons)
  • 13. "I'll Go"
Lee CharmTBA
  • 01. "D.E.T.O.X"
Marié DigbyBreathing Underwater
  • 02. "Avalanche"
  • 03. "Breathing Underwater"
  • 04. "Should've Been Simple"
  • 07. "Come Find Me"
  • 09. "Machine"
  • 10. "Overboard"
  • 12. "Come to Life"
Kid SisterUltraviolet
  • 07. "Daydreaming" (featuring Cee-Lo)
RihannaRated R
  • 07. "Fire Bomb"
  • 13. "The Last Song"
WestlifeWhere We Are
  • 07. "The Difference"
Alexandra BurkeOvercome
  • 12. "They Don't Know"


Jessica MauboyGet 'Em Girls


  • 4. "Nobody's Singin' to Me"


Chris BrownF.A.M.E.
  • 12. "Should've Kissed You"
Joe JonasFastlife
Pia Toscano – TBD
Kelly ClarksonStronger.


Jeffree StarVirginity
Chris BrownFortune
  • 10. "Stuck on Stupid"
  • 12. "Party Hard / Cardillac (Interlude) (feat. Sevyn)"
  • 12. "Get It Over With"

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