Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Moroccan producer RedOne dancing atop charts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – If the U.S. and British pop charts are any guide, a producer from Morocco might be one of the hottest names in the music industry right now.

Los Angeles-based RedOne produced and co-wrote dance-pop singer Lady GaGa's single "Just Dance," which has ruled the charts on either side of the Atlantic for two weeks. The tune will also vie for a dance Grammy on February 8.

"Just Dance" is one of six RedOne contributions to Lady GaGa's debut album "The Fame," which is currently No. 3 in Britain and No. 14 in the United States.

RedOne (real name: Nadir Khayat) is currently working with Enrique Iglesias, and has partnered with his friend, R&B singer Akon, on top-secret sessions with Michael Jackson.

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