Taio Cruz

Taio Cruz

Infobox musical artist
Name = Taio Cruz

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Background = solo_singer
Born = birth date and age|1985|04|23 [ [http://www.taiocruzmusic.co.uk/ : Taio Cruz : ] ]
Origin = London, England, United Kingdom
Genre = Pop, R&B
Occupation = Producer, Singer-Songwriter, Performer
Years_active = 2005 – present
Label = Island Records, Rokstarr Music London
Associated_acts =
URL = [http://www.taiocruzmusic.co.uk/ www.taiocruzmusic.co.uk]

Taio Cruz (Pronounced Ty-O-Cruise) is a Nigerian British, producer, songwriter, singer and performing artist.


Taio Cruz was born on April 23, 1985 to a Nigerian father and Brazilian mother, and raised in London, England. He attended a school in rural Sussex, and then attended Stanmore college in London. His love for music was evident from his school days and particularly college days, where he began taking his productions and recordings more seriously.Cruz is the founder and C.E.O. of Rokstarr Music London, which in 2006 released his debut single "I Just Wanna Know". Also in 2006, he signed a joint-venture partnership deal with UMusic Companies, Republic Records and Island Records. [ [http://www.taiocruzmusic.co.uk/bio/ : Taio Cruz :... Bio ] ]

In the UK, Cruz has worked with Omar, Nitin Sawhney, Wookie and Will Young. The song "Your Game", co-written by Taio with Will Young and Blair MacKichan, went multi-platinum and won Best British Single at the Brit Awards.

His album entitled Departure was released in the UK on March 17, 2008. He has so far released 5 singles from the album. Having written, arranged, performed and produced the album himself, he is currently working on new music for Britney Spears, Sugababes, Letoya Luckett, Brandy, Justin Timberlake and The Pussycat Dolls.

Simon Cowell has hired Taio Cruz to write and produce tracks for Leona Lewis and Shayne Ward. [ [http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/3am/2008/07/23/simon-cowell-reckons-leona-lewis-producer-taio-cruz-is-the-next-mark-ronson-115875-20662770/ Simon Cowell reckons Leona Lewis' producer Taio Cruz is the next Mark Ronson - mirror.co.uk ] ] Proving how in demand he is, Cruz is currently in Philadelphia working with US producer Jim Beanz, on new music for Britney, Brandy and Justin Timberlake. Taio has also been asked to write for Anastacia’s anticipated next album and to contribute to the Sugababes’ next album. [ [http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/taio%20cruz%20talent%20shows%20make%20record%20labels%20lazy_1075941 The X Factor - Taio Cruz: Talent Shows Make Record Labels Lazy ] ]




Production & Writing Credits

* Nitin Sawhney - "Rainfall" (Featuring Taio Cruz)
* Vawn - "Let Me See Dat" (Featuring Taio Cruz) Produced by Taio "Rokstarr" Cruz
* Will Young - "Your Game"
* Shayne Ward - TBA [ [http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/lifestyle/lifestyle-catchall/2008/07/27/i-ll-make-brit-a-hit-78057-20672455/ I'll make Britney Spears a hit again, vows British producer Taio Cruz - The Sunday Mail ] ]


* http://entertainment.uk.msn.com/music/news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=7911169

External links

* [http://www.ilikemusic.com/home/Taio_Cruz_interview_2008-4625 Taio Cruz 2008 interview on ilikemusic.com]
* [http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-GB&brand=&vid=c84fc90b-3dd2-403b-949e-a7a142989267 Taio Cruz 2008 video interview on MSN Music]

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