Lucas Secon

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Lucas Secon
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Lucas Secon by Thomas Christensen
Born Lucas Secon
Copenhagen, Denmark
Other names Lucas (as singer/rapper)
Occupation
  • Musician
  • DJ
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • recording/mixing engineer
  • programmer
Relatives Paul Secon (father)
Berta Moltke (mother)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Years active 1990–present
Labels
Website LucasSecon.com

Lucas Secon, also known by the stage name Lucas, is record producer, songwriter, DJ, rapper, and singer. He has written and produced for The Pussycat Dolls, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, Toni Braxton, Mos Def, The Wanted, The Saturdays, JLS, Alesso, Snoop Dogg, Olly Murs, Boyz 2 Men, Cheryl Cole, Steve Aoki, Sean Kingston, Sugababes, Blonde and Travie McCoy.[2][3][4][5][6][7] Secon has won a BMI Award[8] and has been nominated for a Grammy Award[9][10] and an MTV Award.[11]

Early life[edit]

Secon is the son of Berta (nee Moltke) and Paul Secon.[12] His mother is from Denmark and served as the former head of the Danish Academy of Arts;[13] while his father - who was of Jewish descent[12] - was a musician, songwriter, music critic, Billboard reporter, and businessman who co-founded the retailer Pottery Barn. Paul Secon's songs were performed by Nat King Cole, The Ink Spots, Rosemary Clooney,[14] and The Mills Brothers, who recorded Secon’s composition ‘’You Never Miss the Water (Till the Well Runs Dry)’’.[15] Paul Secon also wrote a musical, ’’Patrick X’’, based on the life of civil rights activist Malcolm X.[16]

Career[edit]

1990-1994: solo career[edit]

Signed to Uptown Records by Andre Harrell, Secon debuted in 1990 with the album To Rap My World Around You.[17]

In 1993 he signed with Atlantic Records' East Coast hip hop and dance music record label, Big Beat, and released his 1994 album, the jazz-influenced Lucacentric which hit the Top 40 in at least 10 countries.[citation needed] It also spawned the single Lucas with the Lid Off, which peaked at #29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100[18] and became his only Top 40 hit as a solo artist. The music video for the single, directed by Michel Gondry, received a Grammy Award for Best Music Video nomination at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards and a MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Male Video[11] in 1995.

Song writing and producing career[edit]

Following the release of Lucacentric, Secon moved into music production and song writing, producing and writing for recording artists such as The Pussycat Dolls, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, The Wanted, Kylie Minogue, Toni Braxton, Mos Def, The Saturdays and Keisha White.

He wrote and produced on three no.1 UK albums: Conor Maynard's Contrast, Olly Murs's Right Place Right Time and Kylie Minogue's Aphrodite, and two UK no.2 albums with The Wanted's debut album[19] and Sugababes Angels with Dirty Faces;[20] as well as a top 5 American album with The Pussycat Dolls's Doll Domination, a no.1 US R&B Billboard album with Toni Braxton's Pulse a Top 10 American albums with Aaron Carter's Platinum-certified Oh Aaron[21] and a no.3 Billboard album with Big Time Rush's BTR[22]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Secon has been nominated for Grammy and MTV awards, and in 2010 won a BMI London Award in Pop Music for The Pussycat Dolls I Hate This Part.

  • Grammy nomination in Best Music Video for Lucas With The Lid Off[9][10]
  • MTV nomination for Best Male Video for Lucas With The Lid Off[11]
  • BMI airplay award for The Pussycat Dolls I Hate This Part[8]

Personal life[edit]

Secon’s son, Fabian, is also a recording artist [23]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

Selective discography as Songwriter and Producer[edit]

Music used on soundtracks[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic: Credits
  2. ^ AllMusic: Credits: Lucas Secon
  3. ^ AllMusic.com Lucas discography
  4. ^ AllMusic.com Lucas Secon discography
  5. ^ AllMusic.com: arists: Lucas Secon
  6. ^ Song Facts: detail: Lucas
  7. ^ Billboard: news: Lucas Secon
  8. ^ a b BMI.com: 2010 BMI London Award Winners: Pop Award: ‘I Hate This Part’ - Lucas Secon
  9. ^ a b The LA Times: 37th Grammy Award nominations: Best music video
  10. ^ a b Associated Press: 37th Grammy Award nominees
  11. ^ a b c Rock On The Net: MTV Video Music Awards History: Best Male Video
  12. ^ a b The Michigan Daily: "Lucas takes the "lid off" of hip hop" 9 December 1994
  13. ^ Gallery: Berta Moltke
  14. ^ New York Times obituaries: Paul Secon
  15. ^ All Music song information, Your Never Miss Your Water credits
  16. ^ New York Sun obituaries: Paul Secon
  17. ^ Discogs: discography: Lucas, To Rap My World Around You
  18. ^ Lucas Secon producer | Miloco Studios Clients
  19. ^ Offciial Charts: The Wanted
  20. ^ Official Charts
  21. ^ RIAA History - Gold and Platinum - Search Results[dead link]
  22. ^ Mansfield, Brian (13 April 2011). "Adele re-takes top album spot; Jennifer Hudson drops from Top 10". USA Today. 
  23. ^ Lucas Secon, news: Fabian Secon recordings
  24. ^ a b c d e f AllMusic: artist credits: Lucas
  25. ^ AllMusic: artist credits: Lucas - CityZen
  26. ^ Discogs: artists: Lucas - Comin‘ Out To Play
  27. ^ Discogs: artists: Lucas - My Feet Hurt
  28. ^ Discogs: artists: Lucas - My Feet Work
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
  30. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
  31. ^ AllMusic: credits: Kylie Minogue
  32. ^ AllMusic; credits: Get Outta My Way
  33. ^ AllMusic: credits
  34. ^ AllMusic: credits: Red Hot Kinds Love
  35. ^ AllMusic: credits: Pixie Lott
  36. ^ AllMusic: credits: The Saturdays
  37. ^ AllMusic: credits
  38. ^ AllMusic: credist: Alesso
  39. ^ AllMusic: credits: Sean Kingston
  40. ^ AllMusic: credits: Tonight
  41. ^ AllMusic: credits: Conor Maynard
  42. ^ AllMusic: credits: Olly Murs
  43. ^ AllMuisc: Cody Simpson: No Ceiling: Credits
  44. ^ AllMusic: credits: Underwater
  45. ^ AllMusic: credits: Face Of Love
  46. ^ IMDB: soundtrack: Can’t Hardly Wait
  47. ^ IMDB: soundtrack: Can’t Hardly Wait - Lucas With The Lid Off