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Name  Lucas Secon
Role  Record producer

Education  New York University
Albums  Lucacentric, Two
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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.

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Early life

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.

  • Grammy nomination in Best Music Video for Lucas With The Lid Off
  • Grammy nomination in Best Dance/Electronica album for "Wonderland" by Steve Aoki
  • MTV nomination for Best Male Video for Lucas With The Lid Off
  • BMI airplay award for The Pussycat Dolls I Hate This Part
  • Personal life

    Secon’s son, Fabian, is also a recording artist

    Albums

  • 1990: To Rap My World Around You
  • 1994: Lucacentric
  • Singles and EPs

  • 1991: "Show Me Your Moves" - Uptown/RCA
  • 1994: "Wau Wau Wau" - Big Beat
  • 1994: "Lucas with the Lid Off" - Big Beat
  • 1994: "CityZen" - WEA
  • 1996: "Comin’ Out to Play" (featuring Junior Dangerous) - Mercury
  • 2001: "My Feet Hurt" (featuring Blue) - Open-Door Records
  • 2001: "My Feet Work" - Polydor
  • Selective discography as Songwriter and Producer

  • The Pussycat Dolls - "I Hate This Part" - co-composer
  • Travie McCoy -Need You from Lazarus - co-composer/producer
  • Blonde - "All Cried Out" - co-composer/producer
  • Kylie Minogue - "Get Outta My Way" (from Aphrodite) - co-composer/producer
  • The Wanted - "Heart Vacancy" (from The Wanted) - composer
  • Toni Braxton - "Make My Heart" and "Lookin At Me" - co-composer/producer/arranger
  • Christina Aguilera - "Red Hot Kinda Love" (from Lotus) - co-composer/producer/arranger -
  • Sugababes - Virgin Sexy and Million Miles from "Angels with Dirty Faces" - composer
  • Pixie Lott - "Gravity" (from Turn It Up) - co-writer
  • The Saturdays - "The Way You Watch Me" feat Travie McCoy (from On Your Radar) -producer, composer
  • Cheryl Cole - "Goodbye Means Hello" (from Only Human) - composer/producer/mixer
  • Alesso - "Cool" - co-writer
  • Sean Kingston - "Face Drop" - producer,co-writer
  • Alexandra Burke - "Tonight" (from Heartbreak on Hold) -producer, co-composer
  • Conor Maynard - "Another One" (from Contrast) - co-writer/producer/instrumentation
  • Olly Murs - "Cry Your Heart Out" (Right Place Right Time) - producer/co-writer
  • Cody Simpson - "No Ceiling" -producer, co-composer
  • Keisha White -"Weakness in Me" and "Don't Care who Knows" feat Cassidy from "Don’t Mistake Me" -producer, composer
  • Big Time Rush - Boyfriend feat Snoop Dogg and "Show Me" (from Elevate) - co-composer/producer/arranger
  • Boyz II Men - "Underwater" (from Collide) - composer/producer
  • JLS - "Can't Sing About Love" (from Outta This World) - composer/producer/arranger
  • Steve Aoki -"Earthquakey People" feat Rivers Cuomo from Wonderland - composer
  • Mohombi - "In Your Head" - producer,composer
  • Jordin Sparks - It Takes More and Walking On Snow from Battlefield - composer/producer/arranger
  • Miranda Cosgrove - "Face of Love" (from High Maintenance) - producer/co-composer
  • Shara Nelson - "Poetry" and "Exit 1" (from Friendly Fire) - composer
  • Music used on soundtracks

  • Can't Hardly Wait (1998) Lucas With The Lid Off - as Lucas
  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) Leave It Up to Me by Aaron Carter
  • References

    Lucas Secon Wikipedia


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