Rock Mafia

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Rock Mafia is an American record production/songwriting team, consisting of Tim James and Antonina Armato[1] who have been active since the early 2000s. They have worked with artists such as Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, No Doubt, Wyclef Jean, Green Day, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, Ellie Goulding, Demi Lovato, Vanessa Hudgens, Tokio Hotel, Armin van Buuren.


In late 2010, Rock Mafia released a song featuring James' own vocals entitled "The Big Bang".[citation needed] The song was used as the theme song for the VH1 reality show "Mob Wives."[citation needed] "The Big Bang" music video featured Miley Cyrus and Kevin Zegers and currently has more than 27.7 million views on YouTube.[2] Rock Mafia were reportedly in talks with potential writers and producers to bring the music video for "The Big Bang" to the big screens as a feature film, with Armato revealing on her Twitter that she had been meeting with Tish Cyrus (Miley Cyrus' mother) and Jennifer Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland and Memento) to work on creating the movie.[3]"The Big Bang" is featured on the video game FIFA 12, which launched in September 2011, and their song "Fly or Die" is part of the soundtrack in FIFA 13.[citation needed] Their song "I Am" featuring Wyclef Jean, Bill Kaulitz and David Correy featured on the FIFA 14 soundtrack.[4]

Rock Mafia scored a hit in Europe with Aura Dione's hit single "Friends," a song written and produced together with David Jost.[5] A clip showing Miley Cyrus recording vocals over the "Pimps and Hos" track, which has now been renamed to "Morning Sun," has been posted online.[6]



As lead artist[edit]

Year Song Peak chart
2010 "The Big Bang" 91 7 N/A
2011 "Morning Sun"
(featuring Miley Cyrus)
"Fly Or Die"
2014 "I Am"
(featuring Wyclef Jean, Tokio Hotel, David Correy)
FIFA 14 (soundtrack)
"Good Life"
(featuring Lauriana Mae)

Featured singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"See You Again (Rock Mafia Remix)"
(Miley Cyrus featuring Rock Mafia)
2008 10 30 4 52 13 11 Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus
"I'm on a Roll"
(Stefano Langone featuring New Boyz & Rock Mafia)
2012 TBA
(Aura Dione featuring Rock Mafia)
3 1 4 1 6 3 Before the Dinosaurs


  1. ^ "Downtown Inks Producer/Writer Armato". Retrieved 2012-03-08. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Rock Mafia - The Big Bang Featuring Miley Cyrus (Official Music Video)". Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Miley Cyrus Working on Big Bang Film". MTV. 2011-01-11. Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ ""Friends" hat Platz 1 der deutschen Radiocharts erobert". Universal Music Press Release (in German). Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Miley Cyrus And Rock Mafia Collaborate On New Song, 'Morning Sun'". MTV Buzzworthy. January 12, 2011. Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Miley Cyrus Album & Song Chart History: "Billboard Hot 100"". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Hannah Montana Album & Song Chart History: "Billboard Hot 100"". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  9. ^ List os Cyrus's singles on Canada:
  10. ^ List of Cyrus's singles on German charts:
  11. ^ "Discography Miley Cyrus". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved June 7, 2010. 
  12. ^ Peak positions in Poland:
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2008 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved December 25, 2009. 
  14. ^ "See You Again NZ Platinum". radioscope. Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Danish single certifications – Aura Dione – Friends". IFPI Denmark. 
  16. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Aura Dione – Friends" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Aura Dione in the field Interpret. Enter Friends in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  17. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Aura Dione feat. RockMafia; 'Friends')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  18. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Aura Dione; 'Friends')". Hung Medien. 

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