Curtis Richa

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Curtis Richa
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Background information
Birth nameCurtis Richardson
OriginTrenton, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresPop, R&B, dance, country
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, producer, A&R, record executive
Years active2000–present
LabelsEagle Note Publishing (2000–2007)
Axiom Worx Music Publishing Inc. (2002–2010)
Truth Be Told Publishing (2007–2010)
Metronumm Musikk Publishing (2010–Present)
Associated actsJennifer Lopez, Rihanna, David Guetta John Legend, Joss Stone, Koda Kumi, LL Cool J, Deborah Cox, Craig David, Jo Dee Messina, Alice Smith, Tohoshinki, SHINee, Taemin (SHINee), Agnes Carlsson, Darin, Andreas Moe, Aleksander With, Hardwell, Tiesto, Disciples Nicky Romero
Websitemyspace.com/curtisricha

Curtis Richa (born Curtis Richardson; November 6, 1972) is an American Singer, songwriter, producer, A&R and record executive. He is the CEO of his own company Richamusikk and is also signed to Metronumm Musikk Publishing.[1] He is one of the founding members of the production team The Conglomerate (aka The Conglomm).

In total, Curtis Richa is responsible for having written and/or produced albums that have sold in the excess of 30 million records worldwide.[2] He has worked with Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, David Guetta, Hardwell, Tiesto, John Legend, Joss Stone, LL Cool J, Disciples, Deborah Cox, Craig David and Jo Dee Messina.[1][2] Richa has also worked with foreign superstars such as Taemin, Kumi Koda, Tohoshinki, Agnes Carlsson, Namie Amuro, Christopher, Rainie Yang, Fady Malouf and Darin.[1][2]

Music career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Curtis Richa began his songwriting career working alongside Zelma Davis. His track "Power" helped the Zelma Davis comeback album take the No.1 spot on the Billboard Dance Club Charts. Since his debut work with Zelma Davis, Curtis Richa has penned tracks for artists including Dante Thomas, Sharissa, AZ and 3LW.

2003–2005: Success since All I Have[edit]

In 2003, Curtis Richa's work with Jennifer Lopez and LL Cool J on the track, "All I Have", earned him his first No.1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. The BMI Award winning cut, "All I Have", remained at No.1 for four consecutive weeks and Jennifer Lopez's This Is Me... Then consequently sold over 6 million copies worldwide. LL Cool J's 10 10 album also went platinum subsequently.
A truly global talent, Curtis Richa regularly travels to London, Stockholm, Norway and Toronto writing with some of the top artists and producers around the world.

He's since landed award-winning cuts with artists such as Joss Stone on her 6 million seller Mind Body & Soul, Crystal Kay on her gold single "As It Began", Jane, Jacksoul, Rihanna producing and writing on her multi-platinum certified second album A Girl Like Me, Agnes' Top 10 single "Champion" on her new album Stronger, Andrea Lewis, Koda Kumi's Top 5 single "Cherry Girl" on her multi-platinum album Black Cherry and Fanatic feat. Deborah Cox.

2005–2011[edit]

In November 2005, Curtis Richa's work with Canadian artist Jacksoul earned him his first SOCAN Award for the most played R&B song for the Top 10 hit "Shady Day".
April 2006, Curtis Richa scored another Top 10 hit in Finland with the song "Sivuioreita" recorded by Jane.

As a producer of THE CONGLOMM, Curtis Richa is credited as a key figure in the development of future global superstars Aleksander With, Wurld, Charlie Vox, Angelique Cinelu and Christos. Curtis Richa, being of multi-genre, has a global reach of influence in the music industry extends beyond the borders of the United States and persists to make its mark in the world at large.

2012–present[edit]

In 2012, Curtis Richa worked with amazing young talents Andreas Moe and Raphaella, both artists signed to UK 's Premier Publishing Label Phrased Differently who both released their EP in beginning of 2013: Andreas Moe with This Year EP and Raphaella with Idiot EP.

In May 2013, "Under the Sun (Where We Belong)" the new single of Swedish DJ John de Sohn written by Curtis Richa went quickly Platinum in Sweden becoming one of the biggest 2013 summer smash hit on Swedish market.

In 2015, Curtis Richa contributed the hit "Colors" on Hardwell's upcoming album United We Are as well as Andreas Moe's hit "Ocean" from the album Before The Rumble Comes and most recently Disciples and David Guetta wonderful collaboration "No Worries" in which Curtis is the main vocalist .

Curtis Richa is currently back in the studio with artists such as Hardwell, Tiësto, Nicky Romero, Andreas Moe, Disciples, Sebastien Drums and Aleksander With working on all of their respective new albums.

Discography and certifications[edit]

A discography of some the songs written and/or produced by Curtis Richa.

Year Song Artist Album Label Certifications
2000 "Power" Zelma Davis  — Bash/Virgin  —
2001 "Wait For Day" Dante Thomas Fly Atlantic/WEA  —
2002 "All I Have" (featuring LL Cool J) Jennifer Lopez This Is Me... Then Epic/Sony Music Australia (ARIA): Platinum
Austria (IFPI): Gold
Belgium (IFPI): Gold
Canada (CRIA): 2x Platinum
Europe (IFPI): Platinum
Finland (IFPI): Gold
France (SNEP): 2x Gold
Germany (BVMI): Gold
Greece (IFPI): Gold
Hungary (MAHASZ): Gold
Netherlands (NVPI): Gold
New Zealand (RIANZ): Gold
Portugal (AFP): Gold
Sweden (IFPI): Gold
Switzerland (IFPI): Platinum
United Kingdom (BPI): Platinum
United States (RIAA): 2x Platinum
2002 "I Can't Wait"
"Henchmen G's"
Sharissa No Half Steppin' Universal Motown Records  —
2002 "Put Em Up" (featuring Treach of Naughty By Nature) 3LW A Girl Can Mack Epic/Sony Music United States (RIAA): Gold
2004 "As It Began" Crystal Kay Motherland Epic/Sony Music Japan  —
2004 "Don't Know How" Joss Stone Mind Body & Soul S-Curve/Virgin Argentina (CAPIF): Platinum
Australia (ARIA): Gold
Austria (IFPI): Platinum
Brazil (ABPD): Gold
Europe (IFPI): Platinum
Germany (BVMI): Platinum
Netherlands (NVPI): Platinum
New Zealand (RIANZ): Gold
Portugal (AFP): Gold
Switzerland (IFPI): Gold
United Kingdom (BPI): 3x Platinum
United States (RIAA): Platinum
2004 "Shady Day"
"The River"
"I Ain't No Good (Without You)"
Jacksoul Resurrected Sony Music Canada  —
2006 "Champion"
"(Baby) I Want You Gone"
Agnes Stronger Sony Music Sweden Sweden (IFPI): Platinum
2006 "Cherry Girl" Koda Kumi Black Cherry Avex Trax Japan Japan (RIAJ): Million
2006 "Final Goodbye" Rihanna A Girl Like Me Def Jam/Universal Music Australia (ARIA): Platinum
Canada (CRIA): 2x Platinum
France (SNEP): Gold
Germany (BVMI): Gold
Hungary (MAHASZ): Gold
Ireland (IRMA): 2x Platinum
Japan (RIAJ): Gold
Poland (ZPAV): Gold
Russia (NFPF): Platinum
Switzerland (IFPI): Platinum
United Kingdom (BPI): Platinum
United States (RIAA): Platinum
2007 "Is That You" W-inds Journey Pony Canyon Japan  —
2007 "Lang Lei Le" Rainie Yang My Other Self Sony Music Taiwan  —
2007 "Officially Yours" Craig David Trust Me Atlantic/Warner Music UK United Kingdom (BPI): Gold
2007 "Zion" Tohoshinki Five in the Black Avex Trax Japan Japan (RIAJ): Gold
2008 "Paradise" Darin Flashback Epic/Sony Music Sweden  —
2008 "To Let Go" Fady Maalouf Blessed Columbia/Sony Music Germany  —
2008 "Under" Koda Kumi Kingdom Avex Trax Japan Japan (RIAJ): Million
2009 "Force" Tohoshinki The Secret Code Avex Trax Japan Japan (RIAJ): Platinum
2009 "Paraphrase" Sasha-Lee Davids  — Sony Music South Africa  —
2010 "Very Very Hot" Miro Gee feat. Angelique Cinelu  — 2AM LTD/Universal Music Spain  —
2010 "Get Up Again" Jo Dee Messina  — Curb Records  —
2011 "#1" Namie Amuro Checkmate! Avex Trax Japan Japan (RIAJ): 2x Platinum
2011 "Against the Odds" Christopher Colours EMI Music Denmark Denmark (IFPI): Platinum (single)
Denmark (IFPI): Gold (album)
2011 "Satellites" Aleksander With Aleksander With Columbia/Sony Music Norway  —
2011 "Lie Instead" Charlie Vox  — Siri Music Group/EOne Music  —
2012 "Awake" Silke Mastbooms  — Sony Music Belgium Belgium (BEA): Sweden (IPFI)Gold
2012 "Ayriliklar Mevsimi" Aynur Aydin 12 Ways To La La Seyham Music  —
2012 "Hero"
"Feel The Love"
L'loyd Cele No Limit Select Records/EMI Music South Africa  —
2013 "This Year"
"Volcanoes"
Andreas Moe This Year Phrased Differently/Columbia/Sony Music Sweden  —
2013 "Power Of You And Me (Teacup)" (featuring Andreas Moe) Rune RK  — Spinnin' Records  —
2013 "Me and My Friends"
"Remedy"
"Honey"
Paulo Mendonça  — PAMA Music/Universal Music Sweden  —
2013 "Better" Aynur Aydin  — Seyham Music  —
2013 "Under the Sun (Where We Belong)" (featuring Andreas Moe) John de Sohn  — TopDJ Records/Epic/Sony Music Sweden Sweden (IFPI): 4x Platinum
2013 "This Year (As We Go)" Wyte Labl & Andreas Moe  — Same Clothes/Warner Music UK  —
2013 "Turbulence" Sherman Chung  — Emperor Entertainment Group  —
2013 "I'm Fallin" Jason Chan  — Sony Music Entertainment  —
2013 "Cong Tou Kao Jin Ni" Jay Fung  — Emperor Entertainment Group  —
2013 "Sinister" (featuring Bekah) Kahi Who Are You? Pledis Entertainment/LOEN Entertainment  —
2014 "Better" Aynur Aydin  — One Night Recordings/DNMM  —
2014 "Ocean" Andreas Moe Before The Rumble Comes Sony Music Sweden Sweden (IFPI): Gold
2014 "(Dance) Midnight Blues" Super Junior Mamacita KT Music/SM Entertainment Multi-Platinum
2014 "We Can Take The Night" (featuring Christos) Benjamin Led  — Room For Visions/Lifted House/disco:wax/Sony Music Denmark  —
2015 "Yi Qian Ge Jia Xiang Jie Ju" Kary NG  — Universal Music Hong Kong  —
2015 "Back to Love" (featuring Curtis Richa) Sidelmann  — Lifted House/disco:wax/Sony Music Denmark  —
2015 "Colors" (featuring Andreas Moe) Hardwell and Tiesto United We Are Hardwell Productions B.V./Cloud 9 Music B.V./Revealed Recordings/Ultra Records  —
2015 "All We Ever Do"
"Sell Me Out"
Aleksander With Butterfly Effect Aleksander With  —
2015 "All We Know"
"Borderline"
Andreas Moe Before The Rumble Comes Sony Music Sweden  —
2015 "Colors" (Vicetone Remix) (featuring Andreas Moe) Hardwell and Tiesto United We Are (Remixed) Hardwell Productions B.V./Cloud 9 Music B.V./Revealed Recordings/Ultra Records  —
2016 "Sail Away" (featuring S-House) Otto Orlandi Sail Away Blanco y Negro Music  —
2016 "Heaven's Door" Alice Smith Theme for Underground (TV series) Sony Music Entertainment Sony Pictures Tribune Broadcasting WGN America  —
2016 "No Worries (Disciples and David Guetta song)" Disciples and David Guetta  — FFRR Recordings Parlophone Records/Warner Bros. Records  —
2017 "Closure" (featuring ADN) Mattway  — EGO Italty  —
2017 MOVE Taemin MOVE SM Entertainment  —
2018 "Got Me Goin'" Koda Kumi AND Avex Trax Japan  —
2018 JUMP SHINee The Story Of Light EP 1 SM Entertainment  —

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Curtis Richardson page on Metronumm". Metronumm, LLC. 1 December 2012. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Curtis Richardson MySpace biography". MySpace. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012.