Ryan Cabrera

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Ryan Frank Cabrera (born July 18, 1982) is an American pop rock singer and musician. In 2004, Cabrera debuted with his single "On the Way Down", a top ten hit in the U.S., and album Take It All Away. He continued his career with two more albums, You Stand Watching in 2005 and The Moon Under Water in 2008.

Personal background

Cabrera was born in Dallas where he went to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School in Richardson, Texas and then Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, and his ethnic background is Colombian. Listening to Dave Matthews Band influenced him to play acoustic guitar in another band, Rubix Groove, which opened for artists like Cheap Trick and Third Eye Blind. Cabrera composed three songs that impressed a studio engineer, who then let Cabrera record a full-length album, Elm Street, for free at Deep Ellum Studios. Cabrera has dated Ashlee Simpson, Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas, Riley Keough, and Audrina Patridge.

In 2010, he appeared in several episodes of The Hills during its sixth and final season. The episodes chronicled his romance and eventual break-up with Patridge. In 2010 he also appeared in the E! television show, Pretty Wild.

Music career

Take It All Away

Cabrera was signed to Atlantic Records in 2001. His major debut single "On the Way Down" debuted on American radio in May 2004. "On the Way Down" peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Take It All Away was released on August 17, 2004, at number eight on the Billboard 200 album chart and sold over 66,000 copies in its first week and eventually was certified Double Platinum. John Rzeznik, lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls, produced Take It All Away. The second single was "True", whose music video featured Taylor Cole, an actress from the TV show Summerland. The third single was "40 Kinds of Sadness". Cabrera appeared on the Son of the Mask soundtrack with the song "Inside Your Mind" and the Fantastic Four soundtrack with the song "Always Come Back To You". Cabrera has starred in a concert film, Live at the Wiltern, with him performing songs from his album Take It All Away.

2005-2008: You Stand Watching

Cabrera's second album, You Stand Watching, was released on September 20, 2005, and it included his singles "Shine On" and "Photo". Cabrera's relationship with Ashlee Simpson inspired "Photo". Several songs were co-written with singer/songwriter Andrew Ripp. You Stand Watching debuted at #24 on the Billboard 200 and sold around 37,000 in its first week and eventually got certified gold.

On MTV, Cabrera hosted a dating series Score, which also incorporated songwriting in its format.

I Will Remember You

In 2006, Cabrera released a single called I Will Remember You. The song quickly got heard by television executives, and used as the closing montage for the entire series of Will & Grace. Soon after, another show requested to use the song as their good-bye anthem. The song I Will Remember You was used to send off the female contestants of So You Think you Can Dance's 3rd season. Cabrera was then asked to perform the song on the season finale and after he did so, the song cracked into iTunes 100 most downloaded songs. He then added a re-recorded version of the song at the end of his third record, The Moon Under Water.

2008: The Moon Under Water

The Moon Under Water was released on May 13, 2008, under Frolic Room Records/ Papa Joe Records and peaked at #177 on the Billboard 200. It released two singles, "Say" and "Enemies".


On July 3, 2012 Cabrera released a new song called "Home" and is currently working on a new album. On August 2, Cabrera released another single called "I See Love" on iTunes.


Studio albums

Title Details Peak positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Elm St.
  • Release date: 2001
  • Label: AMP
  • Formats: CD
Take It All Away
  • Release date: August 17, 2004
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
  • US: Gold
You Stand Watching
  • Release date: September 20, 2005
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
The Moon Under Water
  • Release date: May 13, 2008
  • Label: EMI America
  • Formats: CD, music download
""?" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Adult
US Pop
2004 "On the Way Down" 15 35 6 4 48 26
  • US: Gold
Take It All Away
"True" 18 9 13 8 "? "?
  • US: Gold
2005 "40 Kinds of Sadness" 47 "? "? 32 "? "?
"Shine On" 86 "? "? 25 "? "? You Stand Watching
"Photo" "? "? "? "? "? "?
2006 "I Will Remember You" "? "? "? "? "? "? The Moon Under Water
2008 "Say" "? "? "? "? "? "?
"Enemies" "? "? "? "? "? "?
2012 "Home" "? "? "? "? "? "? TBA
"I See Love" "? "? "? "? "? "?
""?" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Title Director(s)
2004 "On the Way Down" Dean Paraskevopoulos
"True" Kevin Kerslake
2005 "40 Kinds of Sadness" Bill Fishman
"Shine On" Kevin Kerslake
2006 "Photo" Everado and Leopoldo Gout
2008 "Say" Ken Hoppus
"Enemies" Evan Kaufmann

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