Samuel (musician)

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Background information
Born (1987-10-06) October 6, 1987 (age 30)
New York City, United States
Genres Pop Music, Dance Music, Rhythm and blues
Occupation(s) Musician
Labels Columbia/Startime International
Associated acts The Knocks
Alex Winston

Samuel is an indie pop artist with R&B influences born and raised in New York City.[1] His single "I Heart NY" was released on Columbia/Startime International Records in 2010. His full-length album titled Trains to Wanderland is set for release at the end of August 2011, with select singles being released currently.


Samuel began his music career with Benjamin "B-Roc" Ruttner and James "Jpatt" Patterson of the production duo, The Knocks, recording at their label, HeavyRoc Music.[2][3] The Knocks, along with Sam Sparro-producer Jesse Rogg, produced Samuel's earlier EPs and singles, including "Champagne Kisses." He signed with Columbia Records in 2008 where Grammy-nominated Greg Wells was the executive producer of the album "Trains to Wanderland."[4] He released his single, "I Heart NY," in August 2010,[5] which garnered major success on Vevo, from music sources such as The Guardian and NY Post and Hype Machine during the week of its release.[6][7][8] Rapper Joell Ortiz added a verse to the track post-release. He has toured with many notable artists including Jason DeRulo, OK Go!, Dan Black and Marina & The Diamonds.[9][10] In summer of 2010, Samuel recorded a cover of Drake's "Find Your Love," which Kanye West, who produced the original track, featured on his blog.[11] Spin Magazine featured Samuel as one of their "Up and Comers" to watch as did Billboard wrote a feature on him as music to "Hear This Now".[12][13] On June 27, 2011, Staten Island's all children PS22 Chorus released a cover of "I Heart NY."[14]


Released by Startime International in June 8, 2010.[15]

I Heart NY EP[edit]

I Heart NY EP
No. Title Length
1. "I Heart NY" 4:15
2. "Champagne Kisses" 3:44
3. "Still Here" 4:05


  1. ^ Hasty, Katy. "Samuel." Billboard Aug. 2008: 32. Print.
  2. ^ "Samuel Interview: SXSW 2010". Spinner. March 16, 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  3. ^ Petar Kujundzic (July 15, 2010). "In Love With New York: A Chat With Samuel". Hypetrak. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  4. ^ Davies, Derek. "Golden Summers." Neon Gold Records. Ed. Derek Davies. N.p., n.d. Web. June 23, 2010. <>
  5. ^ "Exclusive: Interview with Singer Samuel". Review Fix. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  6. ^ The Guardian UK
  7. ^ The New York Post
  8. ^ "Samuel – 'I Heart NY'". Popjustice. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  9. ^ "Marist SPC Spring Concert: Jason Derulo w/ Samuel at – College on Plancast". April 5, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  10. ^ "Le Poisson Rouge | Mon. March 15, 2010 – Marina & the Diamonds w/ Samuel @ Le Poisson Rouge – 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012". March 15, 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  11. ^ B-Roc (July 21, 2010). "Kanye West <3's Samuel". Heavy Roc Music. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  12. ^ "WATCH: R&B Up-and-Comer Samuel". August 4, 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  13. ^ Billboard – Google Books. August 2, 2008. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  14. ^ "PS22 Chorus "I HEART NY" Samuel". YouTube. June 27, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  15. ^ Gaston, Peter. "WATCH: R&B Up-and-Comer Samuel." Spin Aug 4 (2010). Web. July 19, 2011. <>

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