|Name Lucas Secon|
Role Record producer
|Education New York University|
Albums Lucacentric, Two
|Nominations MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, Grammy Award for Best Music Video|
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Lucas Secon, also known by the stage name Lucas, is record producer, songwriter, DJ, rapper, and singer. He 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, Blonde and Travie McCoy. Secon has won a BMI Award and has been nominated for 2 Grammy Awards and an MTV Award.
- How to play lucas with the lid off by lucas secon on acoustic guitar
- Early life
- 1990 1994 solo career
- Song writing and producing career
- Awards and nominations
- Personal life
- Singles and EPs
- Selective discography as Songwriter and Producer
- Music used on soundtracks
Secon is the son of Berta (née Moltke) and Paul Secon. His mother is from Denmark and served as the former head of the Danish Academy of Arts; while his father - who was of Jewish descent - was a musician, songwriter, music critic, Billboard reporter, and businessman who co-founded the retailer Pottery Barn. Paul Secon's songs were performed by Nat King Cole, The Ink Spots, Rosemary Clooney, and The Mills Brothers, who recorded Secon’s composition ‘’You Never Miss the Water (Till the Well Runs Dry)’’. Paul Secon also wrote a musical, ’’Patrick X’’, based on the life of civil rights activist Malcolm X.
1990-1994: solo career
Signed to Uptown Records by Andre Harrell, Secon debuted in 1990 with the album To Rap My World Around You.
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. It also spawned the single Lucas with the Lid Off, which peaked at #29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 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 in 1995.
Song writing and producing career
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 and Sugababes Angels with Dirty Faces; 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 and a no.3 Billboard album with Big Time Rush's BTR
Awards and nominations
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.
Secon’s son, Fabian, is also a recording artist