Cris Cab

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Cris Cab
Chris Cab at Mizzou.jpg
Cris Cab performing in August 2014
Background information
Birth name Cristian Cabrerizo
Born (1993-01-21) January 21, 1993 (age 24)[1]
Miami, Florida, United States
Genres Pop, reggae, soul, fusion
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Years active 2011 – present
Labels Island Records,[2] I Am Other
Associated acts Pharrell Williams, Wyclef Jean, Big Sean
Website www.criscab.com

Cristian Cabrerizo, better known by his stage name Cris Cab (born January 21, 1993) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has released a number of EPs, a mixtape, Echo Boom, and has become well known with his international hit "Liar Liar". He is signed to Island Def Jam Records and Island Records.[2] His songs are a fusion of pop, reggae, and soul.

Career[edit]

Cris Cab started music at a very young age. Born to Cuban parents in Miami, Florida, he spent summers in the Bahamas broadening his music tastes. At 14, his father bought him his first studio session. At 15, his early demos caught the attention of Pharrell Williams who met him and mentored him.[3] Hugely popular online, articles appeared about him on blogs including Perez Hilton,[4] Just Jared and online website of Billboard. Cris Cab also opened for various acts including T-Pain, Matisyahu, Rebelution, Gym Class Heroes and O.A.R.

Signing a management deal, he released his debut Foreword EP in 2011 and his original single "Good Girls". Wyclef Jean met him on tour and became a second mentor to him and recorded "She's So Fly" with him.

In 2012 Cris Cab released a full-length mixtape, Echo Boom featuring production and collaboration by Pharrell Williams, Mavado, Wyclef Jean, Melanie Fiona, Shaggy, Daytona, Marc Roberge (of O.A.R.) and was signed to Mercury Records. His single "Good Girls (Don't Grow on Trees)" was written by Pharrell Williams and produced by Wyclef Jean, and features a rap section by Big Sean.

His song "Paradise (On Earth)" was featured on the NBA 2K14 soundtrack.

His international fame came with "Liar, Liar" released on Island Def Jam Records that has charted in Germany, France, Netherlands and Belgium.[5] The release was accompanied by a music video with cameo appearances by Pharrell Williams.[6] "Liar Liar" hit its high on the worldwide iTunes chart at #34.[7]

His full-length album Where I Belong was released on April 7, 2014 in Europe, and is to be released on May 21 in the United Kingdom. A United States full-length release is due this summer.[8][9]

In 2015, he releases the title "Englishman In New York", a re edition of the worldwide hit by Sting, and reached rank 13 in the French chart France Top 40.[10]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album Peak positions Certification Notes
BEL
(Fl)

[11]
BEL
(Wa)

[12]
FRA
[13]
GER
NED
[14]
SWI
[15]
Where I Belong
  • Type: Album
  • Released: September 2, 2014 (US)
  • Record label: Universal Music, Island Def Jam, EMI[16]
72 120 54 87 77 26

EPs[edit]

Title EP details Notes
Foreword EP
  • Type: EP
  • Released: June 7, 2011
  • Record label: CMG 26 Records
Echo Boom EP
  • Type: EP
  • Released: February 2, 2012
  • Record label: 26 Records
Rise EP

Mixtapes[edit]

Title EP details Notes
Red Road
  • Type: EP
  • Released: April 16, 2013
  • Record label: CAB Music

Other releases[edit]

  • Cris Cab - Live... In the Moment (recorded at the Grand Central, Miami)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Album
AUT
[17]
BEL
(Fl)

[11]
BEL
(Wa)

[12]
FRA
[13]
GER
ITA
NED
Top 40

[18]
NED
Top 100

[14]
SWI
[15]
2012 "Good Girls (Don't Grow on Trees)" (feat. Big Sean)  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – Where I Belong
2013 "Liar Liar" 9 32 22 5 9[19] 6 9 14 8
2014 "Loves Me Not"  – 55* 52*  –  –  – 33 93  –
2015 "Englishman in New York"
(feat. Tefa & Moox, Willy William)
 –  – 34 16  –  –  –  –  –
2016 "Bada Bing"
(feat. Youssoupha)
 – 41 18 91
[20]
 –  –  –  –  –
2017 "All of the Girls"
(feat. Pitbull (rapper)

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts. For Ultratip peaks, added 50 positions to arrive at an equivalent Ultratop position

Others
  • 2011: "Good Girls"
  • 2012: "Face to Face"
  • 2012: "Echo Boom" (feat. Pharrell Williams)
  • 2012: "She's So Fly" (feat. Wyclef Jean)
  • 2012: "Good Girls (Don't Grow on Trees)" (feat. Big Sean)
  • 2012: "White Lingerie"
  • 2013: "When We Were Young"
  • 2013: "Another Love" (feat. Wyclef Jean)
  • 2013: "Colors" (feat. Mike Posner)
  • 2013: "Paradise (On Earth)"
Featured in
Year Title Peak positions Album
BEL
(Wa)

[12]
FRA
[13]
2016 "Paradise"
(Nehuda feat. Cris Cab)
49 3
"Paris"
(Willy William feat. Cris Cab)
 –  –

References[edit]

  1. ^ RunninWithIt: Cris Cab biography
  2. ^ a b http://www.islandrecords.com/artists/#c Archived March 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Jessica Duncan (2013). "Cris Cab Gives You the Deets on His Brand-New Mixtape – The inside scoop from music's newest rising star". Teen Vogue. 
  4. ^ PerezHilton.com: Articles about Cris Cab
  5. ^ aCharts.us – Cris Cab – "Liar, Liar" page
  6. ^ Charts in France: Pharrell Williams rejoint son nouveau protégé Cris Cab sur le titre "Liar Liar" (in French)
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140327234620/http://www.theblackkeygroup.com/new-release-cris-cab-liar-liar-ft-pharrell-williams. Archived from the original on March 27, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ke/album/where-i-belong/id838889264.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ http://defpenradio.com/cris-cab-where-i-belong-tracklist-album-cover.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ http://top40-charts.com/song.php?sid=41730
  11. ^ a b "Cris Cab discography (Ultratop (Flanders), Belgium)". ultratop.be/nl/. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c "Cris Cab discography (Ultratop (Wallonia), Belgium)". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c "Cris Cab discography, SNEP French Singles Chart". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Cris Cab discography (Dutch Albums Chart)". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Cris Cab discography, Hitparade Swiss Singles Chart". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  16. ^ Where I Belong - Cris Cab - Releases at AllMusic
  17. ^ "Cris Cab discography in Austrian Charts". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Cris Cab discography (Dutch Top 40)". www.top40.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  19. ^ charts.de: Cris Cab – "Liar Liar" page – Media Control Charts, Germany
  20. ^ http://www.snepmusique.com/tops-semaine/top-singles-telecharges/

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