Lucas Secon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lucas Secon
Born Lucas Secon
Copenhagen, Denmark
Other names Lucas (as singer/rapper)
Occupation
  • Musician
  • DJ
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • recording/mixing engineer
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 a Grammy Award[1][2] and MTV Award nominated[3] and a BMI Award winning[4] record producer, songwriter, DJ, rapper, and singer who 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, Rivers Cuomo and Travie McCoy.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

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.[11]

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[12] 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[13] 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[14] and Sugababes Angels with Dirty Faces;[15] 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[16] and a no.3 Billboard album with Big Time Rush's BTR[17]

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[18][19]
  • MTV nomination for Best Male Video for Lucas With The Lid Off[20]
  • BMI airplay award for The Pussycat Dolls I Hate This Part[21]

History[edit]

Secon’s American father, Paul Secon, who worked as a music critic and a Billboard reporter, was also a musician and songwriter whose work was performed by Nat King Cole, The Ink Spots, Rosemary Clooney,[22] and The Mills Brothers, who recorded Secon’s composition ‘’You Never Miss the Water (Till the Well Runs Dry)’’.[23] Paul Secon also wrote a musical, ’’Patrick X’’, based on the life of civil rights activist Malcolm X.[24] His mother is Danish artist Berta Moltke, former head of the Danish Academy of Arts.[25] Secon’s son, Fabian, is also a recording artist [26]

Discography[edit]

[27][28][29]

Albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

Selective discography as Songwriter and Producer[edit]

Music used on soundtracks[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The LA Times: 37th Grammy Award nominations: Best music video
  2. ^ Associated Press: 37th Grammy Award nominees
  3. ^ Rock On The Net: MTV Video Music Awards History: Best Male Video
  4. ^ BMI.com: 2010 BMI London Award Winners: Pop Award: ‘I Hate This Part’ - Lucas Secon
  5. ^ Discogs: Credits: Lucas Secon
  6. ^ Discogs.com Lucas discography
  7. ^ Discogs.com Lucas Secon discography
  8. ^ AllMusic.com: arists: Lucas Secon
  9. ^ Song Facts: detail: Lucas
  10. ^ Billboard: news: Lucas Secon
  11. ^ Discogs: discography: Lucas, To Rap My World Around You
  12. ^ https://milocostudios.com/client/lucas-secon/
  13. ^ Rock On The Net: MTV Video Music Awards History: Best Male Video
  14. ^ Offciial Charts: The Wanted
  15. ^ Official Charts
  16. ^ RIAA History - Gold and Platinum - Search Results
  17. ^ Mansfield, Brian (April 13, 2011). "Adele re-takes top album spot; Jennifer Hudson drops from Top 10". USA Today. 
  18. ^ The LA Times: 37th Grammy Award nominations: Best music video
  19. ^ Associated Press: 37th Grammy Award nominees
  20. ^ Rock On The Net: MTV Video Music Awards History: Best Male Video
  21. ^ BMI.com: 2010 BMI London Award Winners: Pop Award: ‘I Hate This Part’ - Lucas Secon
  22. ^ New York Times obituaries: Paul Secon
  23. ^ All Music song information, Your Never Miss Your Water credits
  24. ^ New York Sun obituaries: Paul Secon
  25. ^ Gallery: Berta Moltke
  26. ^ Lucas Secon, news: Fabian Secon recordings
  27. ^ [1]
  28. ^ Discogs.com Lucas discography
  29. ^ Discogs.com Lucas Secon discography
  30. ^ Discogs: discography: Lucas, To Rap My World Around You
  31. ^ Discogs: albums: Lucacentric
  32. ^ Discogs: artists: Lucas - Show Me Your Moves
  33. ^ Music Stack: Lucas - Show Me Your Moves
  34. ^ Discogs: artists: Lucas - Wau Wau Wau
  35. ^ Discogs: artists: Lucas - Lucas With The Lide Off
  36. ^ Discogs: artists: Lucas - Cityzen
  37. ^ Discogs: artists: Lucas - Comin‘ Out To Play
  38. ^ Discogs: artists: Lucas - My Feet Hurt
  39. ^ Discogs: artists: Lucas - My Feet Work
  40. ^ Songfacts: artists: Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part
  41. ^ Discogs: artists: Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part
  42. ^ Google Books: Bruno Mars: Travie McCoy, Lazurus
  43. ^ Songfacts: artists: Blonde - All Cried Out
  44. ^ Songfacts: artists: Kylie Minogue - Get Outta My Way
  45. ^ Songfacts: artists: Kylie Minogue - Get Outta My Way
  46. ^ Songfacts: artists: The Wanted - Heart Vacancy
  47. ^ Songfacts: artists: Toni Braxton - Make My Heart
  48. ^ Songfacts: artists: Christina Aguilera - Red Hot Kinda Love
  49. ^ Songfacts: artists: Big Time Rush - Boyfriend
  50. ^ Discogs: artists: Sugababes - Angles With Dirty Faces
  51. ^ Discogs: artists: Sugababes - More Than A Million Miles
  52. ^ Songfacts: artists: Pixie Lott - Gravity
  53. ^ Discogs: artists: Pixie Lott - Gravity
  54. ^ Discogs: artists: The Saturdays -The Way You Watch Me
  55. ^ Discogs: artists: Cheryl Cole - Goodbye Means Hello
  56. ^ Songfacts: artists: Cheryl Cole: artists: Goodbye Means Hello
  57. ^ All Music: Alesso: Cool
  58. ^ AllMusic: Sean Kingston: Face Drop
  59. ^ All Music: Conor Maynard: Contrast
  60. ^ All Music: Olly Murs
  61. ^ All Music: Travie McCoy: Lazarus
  62. ^ All Music: Keisha White: Don’t Mistake Me
  63. ^ All Music: Boyz II Men: Collide
  64. ^ Hit Quarters: Lucas Secon interview
  65. ^ All Music: Steve Aoki: Earthquakey People
  66. ^ Discogs: Credist: Lucas Secon: Mohombi
  67. ^ Discogs: Credits: Lucas Secon
  68. ^ Discogs: Lucas Secon credits: Aaron Carter]
  69. ^ Discogs: Lucas Secon credits: Jordin Sparks]
  70. ^ Discogs: Miranda Cosgrove: credits
  71. ^ Soundcloud.com
  72. ^ Discogs: Falling credits
  73. ^ Discogs: Lucas Secon credits: Richard Blackwood
  74. ^ IMDB: soundtrack: Can’t Hardly Wait
  75. ^ IMDB: soundtrack: Can’t Hardly Wait - Lucas With The Lid Off