Rhett Lawrence


Rhett Lawrence Brief Biography

James Everette "Rhett" Lawrence is a record producer and songwriter, who has been described as a visionary who has the ability to create career-defining hits for artists. Throughout his career, Lawrence"?s creative contributions helped generate sales of over 225 million records and he received over 725 gold, platinum and diamond awards worldwide. He has produced, mentored, and helped launch the career of 5 of the top 200 artists of all time who have sold over 350,000,000 records worldwide. He has worked with 30 of the top 500 artists of all time who have sold over 2.2 billion records worldwide. He is originally famous for producing the Grammy Award-winning, Billboard No. 1 Hot 100 and No. 1 R&B single "Vision of Love" for Mariah Carey. He produced and co-wrote Kelly Clarkson's first single following her American Idol victory... The pop rock hit, "Miss Independent," was No. 1 for 6 weeks at Top 40 Radio and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Lawrence's second collaboration with Clarkson led to the creation of a new anthem for Ford Motor Company titled "Go." The song was introduced first during American Idol and was inspired by Lawrence's love for Ford's anniversary re-issue of the GT40 Lemans race car (Ford GT). "Go" became Ford's theme song for the Americas, and led to Ford sponsoring Clarkson's tour for two years. Ford and Clarkson gave away a Ford Mustang or Ford Fusion to a lucky audience member at each concert. He produced and co-wrote the Billboard No. 2 Rap single "[[Request + Line]]"? for The Black Eyed Peas featuring Macy Gray, which gave them their first top 40 hit in many countries worldwide. Lawrence's belief in will.i.am's talent and potential led to a mentoring friendship which lasted many years and led to great success. He produced and co-wrote the No. 1 UK hit single "Never Be The Same Again" with Melanie C. of The Spice Girls and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of TLC, which was No. 1 in 35 countries. He wrote the No. 1 single "Angel of Mine" recorded by Monica and Eternal and co-wrote the No. 1 UK song "I Wanna Be the Only One"? for Eternal featuring BeBe Winans. He also programmed the distinctive drum loop (with Maurice Gibb & Scott Glasel) for the Bee Gees 1987 No.1 hit "You Win Again" which sold over 3 million copies worldwide. In addition, he has produced and written songs for and with the likes of Whitney Houston, June Pointer of the legendary pop/R&B group The Pointer Sisters, Crystal Lewis, Enrique Iglesias, Victoria Beckham, Paula Abdul with Ofra Haza, Selena, Earth Wind and Fire (singles and albums), Little Richard, Philip Bailey, Gladys Knight, Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson, 98 Degrees, Crystal Bernard, Jon Anderson (Yes), Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, Carola Hggkvist, gospel greats BeBe & CeCe Winans, and Kirk Franklin.

Rhett Lawrence News

• Former 'American Idol' winner Kelly Clarkson to release first CD album on April 15

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