Ryan Cabrera

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Ryan Cabrera
Birth name Ryan Frank Cabrera
Born (1982-07-18) July 18, 1982 (age 33)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Genres Pop rock, acoustic
Years active 2004–present
Labels Atlantic, EMI
Website Official site

Ryan Frank Cabrera (born July 18, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.

He was the lead singer for the popular Dallas band Rubix Groove before he pursued a solo career. In 2001, Cabrera went into the studio to record his own independent album, Elm St.. The response to the album was amazing, and prompted Cabrera to leave his band for good. He released his first major-label album, Take It All Away, on August 17, 2004, and it debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album is co-produced by Goo Goo Dolls lead singer John Rzeznik. Earlier in the year, Cabrera had become known for his up-tempo pop-rock single "On the Way Down", which peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the Billboard Top 40 Tracks. "On the Way Down" was followed by Cabrera's second single, "True"; and his third single "40 Kinds of Sadness".

Cabrera's latest EP, Wake Up Beautiful, was released on March 3, 2015.[1]

Early life[edit]

Cabrera was born in Dallas, Texas, and attended St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School in Richardson, Texas and then Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. Listening to Dave Matthews Band influenced him to play acoustic guitar.

Career[edit]

Cabrera played in the band Rubix Groove, which opened for artists like Cheap Trick and Third Eye Blind. Cabrera composed three songs that impressed a studio engineer, who then let Cabrera record a full-length album, Elm St., for free at Deep Ellum Studios.[2]

Take It All Away[edit]

Cabrera was signed to Atlantic Records in 2001.[2] His major debut single "On the Way Down" debuted on American radio in May 2004.[3] "On the Way Down" peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[4]

Take It All Away was released on August 17, 2004, at number eight on the Billboard 200 album chart and sold over 66,000 copies in its first week[5] and eventually was certified Double Platinum.[6] John Rzeznik, lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls, produced Take It All Away.[3] The second single was "True", whose music video featured Taylor Cole, an actress from the TV show Summerland.[7] The third single was "40 Kinds of Sadness". Cabrera appeared on the Son of the Mask soundtrack with the song "Inside Your Mind"[8] and the Fantastic Four soundtrack with the song "Always Come Back To You".[9] Cabrera has starred in a concert film, Live at the Wiltern, with him performing songs from his album Take It All Away.

2005-2008: You Stand Watching[edit]

Cabrera's second album, You Stand Watching, was released on September 20, 2005, and it included his singles "Shine On" and "Photo". Cabrera's relationship with Ashlee Simpson inspired "Photo".[10] Several songs were co-written with singer/songwriter Andrew Ripp. You Stand Watching debuted at #24 on the Billboard 200 and sold around 37,000[11] in its first week and eventually got certified gold.[6]

"I Will Remember You"[edit]

In 2006, Cabrera released the single "I Will Remember You". The song was used soon thereafter as the closing montage for the series finale of Will & Grace. Soon after, the song was used to send off the female contestants on the 3rd season of So You Think You Can Dance.[12] He added a re-recorded version of the song at the end of his third album, The Moon Under Water.

2008: The Moon Under Water[edit]

The Moon Under Water was released on May 13, 2008, under Frolic Room Records/ Papa Joe Records and peaked at #177 on the Billboard 200. It released two singles, "Say" and "Enemies".

2012-present[edit]

Cabrera in 2011

On July 3, 2012 Cabrera released a new song called "Home". On August 2, he released another single called "I See Love" on iTunes, where it reached #83 on the top 100.[13] In January 2013, he went on a U.S. tour with Tyler Hilton and Teddy Geiger.[14]

In March 2013, Cabrera launched the web series Live From Ryan's Living Room. Joining Ryan were celebrities including Colbie Caillat, Tyler Hilton, Chord Overstreet and Mark Ballas. Each month Ryan chose a charity to benefit, one being City of Hope National Medical Center.[15] In September 2013, Ryan went on an Ireland and UK tour with Boyce Avenue.[16]

In 2014, Cabrera was the first artist signed to Dynamite Music, which was founded by Mitchell Davis and Marco Liuzzo in partnership with Caroline Records and Universal Music Group.[17] On October 7, 2014, Cabrera announced his single "House on Fire" with a video on his Facebook page.[18] The single was released to iTunes on October 22.[19] He released a lyric video for his single "House on Fire" on November 3, 2014, on Artist Direct's website.[20] "House on Fire" peaked at number one on the US dance chart.[21] Cabrera's EP, Wake Up Beautiful, was released on March 3, 2015.

Television appearances[edit]

In 2004, Cabrera appeared in several episodes of the first season of singer Ashlee Simpson's reality show, The Ashlee Simpson Show. Simpson appeared in Cabrera's music video for "On the Way Down".[1] Cabrera later opened for Simpson's older sister Jessica tour.[22]

In 2005, Cabrera hosted the MTV series Score, in which contestants write and perform songs in order to vie for the heart of a guest on the show.[23]

In 2010, he appeared in several episodes of The Hills during its sixth and final season. The episodes chronicled his romance and eventual break-up with Audrina Patridge. In 2010 he also appeared in the E! television show, Pretty Wild.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Cabrera has dated Ashlee Simpson,[24] Riley Keough,[25] and Audrina Patridge.[26]

He is managed by Joe Simpson, manager and father of pop singer and reality star Jessica Simpson.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[27]
Elm St.
  • Release date: 2001
  • Label: AMP
  • Formats: CD
Take It All Away 8
You Stand Watching
  • Release date: September 20, 2005
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
24
The Moon Under Water
  • Release date: May 13, 2008
  • Label: EMI America
  • Formats: CD, music download
177
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

EPs[edit]

Title Details Peak positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[27]
Wake Up Beautiful
  • Release date: March 3, 2015
  • Label: Dynamite Music
  • Formats: music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US
[29]
US AC
[30]
US Adult
[31]
US Pop
[32]
AUS
[33]
NZ
[34]
2004 "On the Way Down" 15 35 6 4 48 26 Take It All Away
"True" 18 9 13 8
2005 "40 Kinds of Sadness" 47[37] 32
"Shine On" 86 25 You Stand Watching
"Photo"
2006 "I Will Remember You" The Moon Under Water
2008 "Say"
"Enemies"
2012 "Home" N/A
"I See Love" Wake Up Beautiful - EP
2015 "House on Fire"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
2004 "On the Way Down" Dean Paraskevopoulos[38]
"True" Kevin Kerslake[39]
2005 "40 Kinds of Sadness" Bill Fishman[40]
"Shine On" Kevin Kerslake[41]
2006 "Photo" Everado and Leopoldo Gout[42]
2008 "Say" Kenny Hoppus
"Enemies" Evan Kaufmann
2015 "House on Fire" Christian Lamb[43]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  25. ^ Fisher, Luchina (July 3, 2013). "Riley Keough: 5 Things About Robert Pattinsons Possible Mystery Date". abcnewsgo.com. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
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  39. ^ Ryan Cabrera (performer), Kevin Kerslake (director) (November 23, 2004). True (Flash). Atlantic Records. 
  40. ^ Ryan Cabrera (performer), Bill Fishman (director) (April 19, 2005). 40 Kinds of Sadness (Flash). Atlantic Records. 
  41. ^ [2][dead link]
  42. ^ Ryan Cabrera (performer), Everado and Leopoldo Gout (directors) (January 11, 2006). Photo (Flash). Atlantic Records. 
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