Lucas Secon

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Lucas Secon
Born Lucas Secon
Copenhagen, Denmark
Other names Lucas (as singer/rapper)
  • Musician
  • DJ
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • recording/mixing engineer
Relatives Paul Secon (father)
Berta Moltke (mother)
Musical career
Years active 1990–present

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.[1][2][3][4][5][6] Secon has won a BMI Award[7] and has been nominated for a Grammy Award[8][9] and an MTV Award.[10]

Early life[edit]

Secon is the son of Berta (nee Moltke) and Paul Secon.[11] His mother is from Denmark and served as the former head of the Danish Academy of Arts;[12] while his father - who was of Jewish descent[11] - 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,[13] and The Mills Brothers, who recorded Secon’s composition ‘’You Never Miss the Water (Till the Well Runs Dry)’’.[14] Paul Secon also wrote a musical, ’’Patrick X’’, based on the life of civil rights activist Malcolm X.[15]


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.[16]

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[17] 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[10] 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[18] and Sugababes Angels with Dirty Faces;[19] 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[20] and a no.3 Billboard album with Big Time Rush's BTR[21]

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[8][9]
  • MTV nomination for Best Male Video for Lucas With The Lid Off[10]
  • BMI airplay award for The Pussycat Dolls I Hate This Part[7]

Personal life[edit]

Secon’s son, Fabian, is also a recording artist [22]



Singles and EPs[edit]

Selective discography as Songwriter and Producer[edit]

Music used on soundtracks[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ AllMusic: Credits: Lucas Secon
  2. ^ Lucas discography
  3. ^ Lucas Secon discography
  4. ^ arists: Lucas Secon
  5. ^ Song Facts: detail: Lucas
  6. ^ Billboard: news: Lucas Secon
  7. ^ a b 2010 BMI London Award Winners: Pop Award: ‘I Hate This Part’ - Lucas Secon
  8. ^ a b The LA Times: 37th Grammy Award nominations: Best music video
  9. ^ a b Associated Press: 37th Grammy Award nominees
  10. ^ a b c Rock On The Net: MTV Video Music Awards History: Best Male Video
  11. ^ a b The Michigan Daily: "Lucas takes the "lid off" of hip hop" December 9, 1994
  12. ^ Gallery: Berta Moltke
  13. ^ New York Times obituaries: Paul Secon
  14. ^ All Music song information, Your Never Miss Your Water credits
  15. ^ New York Sun obituaries: Paul Secon
  16. ^ Discogs: discography: Lucas, To Rap My World Around You
  17. ^ Lucas Secon producer | Miloco Studios Clients
  18. ^ Offciial Charts: The Wanted
  19. ^ Official Charts
  20. ^ RIAA History - Gold and Platinum - Search Results[dead link]
  21. ^ Mansfield, Brian (April 13, 2011). "Adele re-takes top album spot; Jennifer Hudson drops from Top 10". USA Today. 
  22. ^ Lucas Secon, news: Fabian Secon recordings
  23. ^ AllMusic: artist credits: Lucas
  24. ^ AllMusic: artist credits: Lucas
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  27. ^ AllMusic: artist credits: Lucas
  28. ^ AllMusic: artist credits: Lucas - CityZen
  29. ^ Discogs: artists: Lucas - Comin‘ Out To Play
  30. ^ Discogs: artists: Lucas - My Feet Hurt
  31. ^ Discogs: artists: Lucas - My Feet Work
  32. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
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  35. ^ AllMusic: credits: Kylie Minogue
  36. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
  37. ^ AllMusic; credits: Get Outta My Way
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  39. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
  40. ^ AllMusic: credits: Red Hot Kinds Love
  41. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
  42. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
  43. ^ AllMusic: credits: Pixie Lott
  44. ^ AllMusic: credits: The Saturdays
  45. ^ AllMusic: credits
  46. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
  47. ^ AllMusic: credist: Alesso
  48. ^ AllMusic: credits: Sean Kingston
  49. ^ AllMusic: credits: Tonight
  50. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
  51. ^ AllMusic: credits: Conor Maynard
  52. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
  53. ^ AllMusic: credits: Olly Murs
  54. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
  55. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
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  57. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
  58. ^ AllMusic: credits: Underwater
  59. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
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  62. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
  63. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
  64. ^ AllMusic: credits: Face Of Love
  65. ^ AllMusic: credits: Lucas Secon
  66. ^ IMDB: soundtrack: Can’t Hardly Wait
  67. ^ IMDB: soundtrack: Can’t Hardly Wait - Lucas With The Lid Off
  68. ^ AllMusic: artist credits: Lucas