Serban Ghenea

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Serban Ghenea
Șerban Ghenea
Birth nameȘerban Ghenea
Born (1969-10-13) October 13, 1969 (age 54)
Bucharest, Romania
Occupation(s)Audio engineer, mixer, record producer
Years active1994–present

Serban Ghenea (Romanian: Șerban Ghenea; born October 13, 1969)[1] is a Canadian audio engineer and mixer.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Ghenea was born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1969. In 1976 he moved to Montreal with his family. He later attended John Abbott College, Concordia University, then McGill University.[2]

His son Alex Ghenea is a mixer and producer in his own right. At the 66th Annual Grammy Awards (2024), Serban and Alex are both nominated in the new Best Pop Dance Recording category with separate recordings.


Ghenea's career began through a chance meeting with Teddy Riley in 1993 while visiting his girlfriend (now wife), that lead to Riley hiring him as an in-house mixing and recording engineer.[2] Throughout his career, Ghenea has worked with top artists in pop music, including Juice Wrld, Ariana Grande, Adele, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake. He has mixed over 188 No. 1 recordings.[3][4] With Riley, Ghenea worked on projects that included Michael Jackson and Blackstreet.[5]

Selected discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ghenea has won a total of 19 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.[5]

He won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year four times; winning for Taylor Swift's 1989 and folklore, Adele's 25 and Bruno Mars' 24K Magic.[6] Ghenea also won the Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year for Shakira’s Fijación Oral, Vol. 1.


  1. ^ a b "Serban Ghenea | Credits". AllMusic.
  2. ^ a b "Grammy winner Serban Ghenea has 24K Magic touch as mixing engineer".
  3. ^ "Welcome". Mixed by Serban Ghenea.
  4. ^ "Serban Ghenea". Advanced Alternative Media.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b Moayeri, Lily (November 29, 2021). "Hitmaker of the Month: Master Mixer Serban Ghenea Keeps the Weeknd, Doja Cat and Ariana Grande in His Own Mix". Variety. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  6. ^ "Serban Ghenea". December 2, 2020.

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