Film producer who took over his father's T-Series record label to become the head of India's top music company.
Brandon Arreaga is a singer, dancer, choreographer, and social media personality. He is best known as a member of the famous American-Canadian pop boy band ˜PrettyMuch,' which was formed by <a title='Simon Cowell' href='/famous/simon-cowell.htm'>Simon Cowell</a>. He is also part of an entertainment group called ˜TruCrew,' which strives towards having a positive impact on others with the help of dance and music. Brandon received his big breakthrough in 2011, when he appeared in the television singing competition ˜Majors & Minors.' He became a noteworthy singer by being a part of the show, which eventually landed him opportunities to work with world-renowned musicians like Avril Lavigne, Will.i.am, and Jordin Sparks among others. Brandon's popularity as an entertainer earned him thousands of followers across social media platforms. While his Twitter page has over 88,000 followers, his Instagram account has more than 422,000 followers.
A versatile persona, Tyler Perry is famous as an actor, screenwriter, playwright, director, producer, author and songwriter. With the highly successful ˜Tyler Perry's House of Payne', a TV series, he became one of the highest earning people in the entertainment business for the year 2011. His plays, films and sitcoms, based on the themes of typical African-American households, are very popular for their dramatization and satirical tones. His main character ˜Madea', a grandmother, played by Perry himself, has garnered him immense fame. ˜Madea' is a wise and brave woman, who is always protecting and taking care of family and friends, at all costs. Inspired by the personality of his mother, Perry created this character and gave her the best appeal ever. About this character, Oprah Winfrey once made a comment I think that's what Madea really is: a compilation of all those strong black women that I know and maybe you do too? And so the reason it works is because people see themselves." She also believes in the fact that, since Perry was raised by a strong, black women, he was very much inspired to create a character which not only celebrates her, but also immortalizes her. Therefore, his subjects and themes which reflect the strength, weaknesses, achievements, failures and problems of the African-Americans, center on this character.
Josh Kennedy is an American filmmaker and social media star. His films have been screened at more than 50 film festivals. Josh made a film titled ˜Minimum Max' when he was just 13. He gained prominence after the film was viewed by more than half a million fans. The film's popularity increased when ˜Huffington Post' published an article about it. ˜Minimum Max' was eventually screened at more than 20 film festivals across the globe. After the success of his first film, Josh came up with another film titled ˜Two and a Quarter.' This film too, was a tremendous success as it was screened at 57 film festivals, including the famous ˜Toronto International Film Festival.' Josh is also known for creating videos on the video hosting service, Vine. Josh is also famous among many YouTube communities. He has over 80,000 followers on his Twitter account. He has also promoted ˜MTV' at various events, including the 2015 ˜MTV Movie Awards,' which was hosted by famous stand-up comedian and actress <a title='Amy Schumer' href='/famous/amy-schumer.htm'>Amy Schumer</a>.
Zak Dossi is a music producer who was born in Orange County, California on October 24th, 1999. <a title='Sofie Dossi' href='/famous/sofie-dossi.htm'>Sofie Dossi</a>, an America’s Got Talent contortionist is Zak Dossi’s younger brother. Zak was raised in Orange County with his siblings. He and his younger sister have had an interest in music since they were children. Zak Dossi is also and popularly known for creating popular songs remixes on his self-titled SoundCloud and YouTube channels. His sister appears in the videos alongside Zack. The music producer’s popularity on social media has grown and he has more than 80,000 followers on Instagram. Dossi also has guitar and piano playing skills.
Landon Cube is an American singer and music producer. He gained popularity after his collaborative single with rapper <a title='Lil Skies' href='/famous/lil-skies.htm'>Lil Skies</a>, ˜Red Roses,' became a hit. He is also known for releasing other songs like ˜Drive My Car', '19' and ˜Beachtown'. Drawn to music from his childhood, Cube owes his career to his father who is himself a professional musician. His father guided him and taught him how to play different musical instruments. Beginning his career in 2013, Cube has emerged as one of the most talented upcoming singers and musicians in the industry. He is quite popular on YouTube and SoundCloud, with decent numbers of followers on both these platforms. With the dream of becoming a prominent music producer, this young artiste continues to follow the footsteps of his idols Michael Jackson, Frank Ocean, and Prince.
Dan Schneider is an American actor, television and film writer, and producer who is best known for creating many of the popular children's television shows on Nickelodeon. He started his career as a supporting actor in films like 'Making the Grade', 'Better Off Dead', 'The Big Picture', 'Happy Together' and 'Hot Resort', and went on to appear as the wry and sarcastic computer whiz Dennis Blunden on the ABC sitcom 'Head of the Class' for five seasons. He then began working behind-the-scenes as a writer and producer on television shows such as 'All That', 'Kenan & Kel', 'The Amanda Show', 'Drake & Josh', 'Zoey 101', 'iCarly', 'Victorious', 'Sam & Cat', 'Henry Danger' and 'Game Shakers'. He has worked on the films 'Good Burger' and 'Big Fat Liar'. He often makes cameo appearances on the shows and movies he works on. He is the founder and co-president of the television production company Schneider's Bakery. He has been hailed as the "Norman Lear of children's television" by an article on the 'New York Times' and was the recipient of the first-ever 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the 'Kids' Choice Awards'.
Jonas Blue is a British DJ, music producer, songwriter, and remix artist. He is known for his distinctive style, and his music is often categorized as tropical house, dance-pop, or EDM. His first major success came with his tropical house-style remix of Tracy Chapman's song ˜Fast Car.' Since then, he has released a steady stream of hits, collaborating with a number of artists from Europe and North America. In the media, his style of music has been described as a blend of dance music with pop sensibilities. Ever since breaking into the major music scene in 2015, he has collaborated with a wide variety of artists from the UK, North America, and Australia. He has introduced many new voices through his songs and has also given a bigger platform to many lesser-known artists. His songs are almost always expected to achieve the platinum or the multiplatinum status.
Co-executive producer on <a title='Nicki Minaj' href='/famous/nicki-minaj.htm'>Nicki Minaj</a>'s album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded who had a long-standing friendship/relationship with Minaj for more than 12 years until turmoil arose.
Born Leland Wayne and professionally known as Metro Boomin, he is a record producer who produced instrumentals for hip hop artists including <a title='Ludacris' href='/famous/ludacris.htm'>Ludacris</a>, Migos, <a title='Future' href='/famous/future.htm'>Future</a>, <a title='Wiz Khalifa' href='/famous/wiz-khalifa.htm'>Wiz Khalifa</a>, <a title='Nicki Minaj' href='/famous/nicki-minaj.htm'>Nicki Minaj</a> and more.
Steve Aoki is a well-known American DJ and record producer of Japanese origin. While in college, he established his own record label, ˜Dim Mak,' which released music by bands such as ˜The Bloody Beetroots.' He started his career with remixes, with the Los Angeles-based band called ˜Moving Units.' His debut mix album, ˜Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles,' was featured on ˜Essential Mix,' which was aired on ˜BBC Radio 1.' He toured with different artists and put up shows across the US, Canada, China, and Japan, becoming famous for performing acrobatic stunts on stage. His debut solo album, ˜Wonderland,' was nominated for the ˜Best Dance/Electronica Album' at the ˜55th Annual Grammy Awards.' He is married to Tiernan Cowling and runs his own clothing line, ˜The Dim Mak Collection.' He is the founder of the ˜Steve Aoki Charitable Fund,' which contributes to humanitarian relief and medical research. Of late, he has announced the release of his EP called ˜5OKI,' which is a cross-genre project, featuring artists from around the world. He wishes to give back to the world what he has gained from it, and he believes music is one of the ways in which he can do his bit.
˜Nev' (pronounced ˜neeev') Schulman, born Yaniv Schulman, is an American TV host, producer, photographer and actor. He rose to fame with his documentary film ˜Catfish.' He was born and raised in New York, US. He joined the ˜Sarah Lawrence College' to study dance and photography, but was expelled after a controversial incident. His photographs have appeared in several well-known magazines. He founded a film and photography production company along with his filmmaker-actor brother and another friend. His brother and partner filmed Schulman's involvement in an online relationship and subsequently, it became a reality thriller film, ˜Catfish.' This documentary received wide critical acclaim and led to the MTV series ˜Catfish: The TV Show.' Schulman is the executive producer and co-host of this show, wherein he acts as a moderator, uniting online couples who haven't met in person. He has written a book, ˜In Real Life: Love, Lies and Identity in the Digital World,' which speaks about the risks of social media. He is also the co-founder and an active member of ˜Leave Out Violence.'
Gained fame after marrying NBA center <a title='Shaquille O Neal' href='/famous/shaquille-oneal.htm'>Shaquille O'Neal</a>, and became the executive producer of Basketball Wives. She and Shaq divorced in 2010.
Performing artist known by the stage name of Sub Urban whose music explored a range electronic music, rock, and pop genres. He would combine electronic production and heavier bass design with sensual vocals and melodies that often explored cynical themes. His breakthrough song is called "Cradles."
Mark Ronson is an English record producer, musician, singer, songwriter, and DJ. In his career so far, he has earned nine Grammy nominations out of which he won five. Born in London, the UK, Ronson started his career as a DJ while he was a student at the New York University. His first album ˜Here Comes the Fuzz' failed to register profits though it was well received by the critics. He soon formed his own record label, ˜Allido Records,' along with Rich Kleiman. His second album ˜Version' was a commercial success, reaching the 2nd position on the UK Albums Chart. It also entered the Billboard 200, standing at the 129th position. Reviews from the critics were mostly positive. The success of the album helped to establish him as a talent to reckon with in the music industry. Over the years, he released several critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums and singles. Along with winning the prestigious Grammy Awards five times, he has won other awards as well, such as two Brit Awards out of seven nominations and two Soul Train Music Awards out of five nominations.
Ryan Lewis is a popular American musician, hip-hop artist, disc-jockey, record producer and music video director. He rose to fame with singles such as ˜Thrift Shop' and ˜Can't Hold Us', and has been labelled as rapper <a title='Macklemore' href='/famous/macklemore.htm'>Macklemore</a>'s right hand. Lewis met <a title='Macklemore' href='/famous/macklemore.htm'>Macklemore</a> on ˜Myspace' in 2006 and began working together in 2008. Ever since their collaboration, the duo have never failed to make an impression in the music industry. Ryan's love for music had always been a vital part of his childhood and adhering to his passion he managed to build a career around it. Beginning his career as a photographer and videographer, he went on to produce and release his own extended play. But it was majorly after his collaboration with <a title='Macklemore' href='/famous/macklemore.htm'>Macklemore</a> that his talent showed at the US music charts. From his EP ˜The VS' to his latest album ˜This Unruly Mess I've Made', Ryan is striking all the right cords. He has won eighteen music awards and several nominations spanning only a decade of career.
Indie pop artist and producer who became known as a member of 3OAK with members Daniel James and Benjamin O. Him and his band produce, write and record all their own music.
Electronic musician with a substantial following on SoundCloud who has released a number of singles by the titles of "Quake," "Paranormal," "Enigma," and more.
Hip-hop producer and performing artist who found success with the singles "Beneath Your Beautiful" and "Earthquake" in 2012.
Harvey Weinstein is an Academy Award winning American film producers, who has been accused by many women of sexually assaulting them. He co-founded an entertainment company, Miramax, with his brother <a title='Bob' href='/famous/robert-weinstein.htm'>Bob</a> and the company went on to produce number of successful independent films like 'Pulp Fiction', 'Clerks', 'The Crying Game', and 'Sex, Lies, and Videotape'. This helped them earn widespread attention and strike a deal with the Walt Disney Company. In 1998, he won the Academy Award for producing the movie 'Shakespeare in Love'. The two brothers later founded The Weinstein Company which produced many critically and commercially acclaimed movies, such as 'The Reader', 'Inglourious Basterds', 'The King's Speech', 'The Artist' and 'Silver Linings Playbook'. In October 2017, Weinstein was accused of sexually harassing or assaulting many celebrity actresses, models, as well as employees at his two companies. While his representatives have maintained that the allegations are all false, many of the victims have come forward to confirm the rumors. He was subsequently fired from the co-chairman post of his own company.
Trey Parker, born as Randolph Severn Parker III, is a highly talented multifaceted individual”he is an actor, screenwriter, voice artist and producer all rolled into one. He is best known to his fans as the co-creator of the adult animated series ˜South Park' which he created with his best friend and business collaborator, <a title='Matt Stone' href='/famous/matt-stone.htm'>Matt Stone</a>. The series characterized by its use of slapstick humour, violence, and sexual innuendos meant for a mature adult audience caused quite a stir at the time of its telecast and soon became the highest rated cable program. Parker's creative streak and cheekiness were evident from his childhood; he wrote and performed in a sketch called ˜The Dentist' complete with lots of fake blood in a school talent show”an incident which freaked out many of the students. The self-proclaimed film geek and music buff developed a love for musical theatre as a teenager and performed with a community theatre. While still in the university, he made his first animated short film ˜Jesus vs. Frosty' with fellow student <a title='Matt Stone' href='/famous/matt-stone.htm'>Matt Stone</a>. The duo then proceeded to Hollywood to try out their luck. They found big success with the adult animated series ˜South Park' which won them numerous awards and accolades.
Burnie Burns (Michael Justin Burns) is a popular American writer, actor, producer, host, comedian and director. He is best known as the co-founder of the production company, Rooster Teeth. Burnie is partially credited for revolutionizing the media industry by popularizing Machinima, a technology which uses computer graphics engines to produce cinematic production. He has also ventured into the fields of hosting and podcasting, where he happens to be a well-known entity. His first major work was ˜Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles', a web series that turned Burnie into an overnight internet sensation. The series was created using the popular game ˜Halo' and was appreciated for its wicked sense of humour and the originality factor. He later joined the video game designing company, Electronic Arts, which hired Burns to create a promotional video for their upcoming game ˜The Sims 2'. Burns went on to star in the film ˜Lazer Team', where he also served as a co-writer. In 2015, The Hollywood Reporter, a multi-platform magazine, recognized the immense talent that he possessed and awarded him a place in ˜Top 25 Digital Stars'.
Wildlife enthusiast and the creator, writer and producer of Zoboomafoo, Kratts' Creatures, and other popular educational shows.
Swedish DJ and dance music producer whose remix of "Pressure" became one of the most popular songs in 2011. He's also known for hits such as "Calling" and "Heroes."