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Breyan Isaac (born May 24, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and pianist based in Daytona Beach, Florida. He has written, produced, and performed on songs by a number of artists including, David Guetta, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj, Charlie Puth, G-Eazy, Waka Flocka Flame, Lecrae, and others.

Breyan Isaac
BornBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
LabelsBMG/APG/SAL&CO
Associated acts
Websitewww.breyanisaac.com

Isaac has also received five consecutive awards for songwriting from BMI between 2013 and 2017,[1][2] and was ranked the 76th best songwriter and producer in the world in 2015 by SS100.[3] In 2018, he won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for his work on Damian Marley's Stony Hill. He has publishing deals with Mike Caren's Artist Publishing Group and BMG and is managed by SAL&CO. He also runs a production company with Dre Marshall.[4]

Early lifeEdit

Isaac was born in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. As a child, he relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida after his father found a better job there. In his youth, Isaac was a worship leader in church.[4]

CareerEdit

Isaac began his career in earnest after moving to Daytona Beach, Florida. He was invited by a friend to do some sessions with Flo Rida and would continue to work with him thereafter. That work eventually led Isaac to his first placement, "Good Feeling."[4] That song, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100,[5] would later be released on Flo Rida's 2012 album, Wild Ones. Isaac co-wrote 4 songs on that album, including "Good Feeling" and "Whistle"[4] the latter of which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[5]

The following year, he co-wrote "Timber" by Pitbull featuring Kesha. That song would also top the Hot 100 chart and go multi-platinum in several countries.[6][7] In 2015, he co-wrote Charlie Puth's "One Call Away" for which he would go on to win a BMI Pop Award (his fifth in as many years).[1]

In 2016 and 2017, he worked on a variety of movie soundtrack songs, including Lecrae's "River of Jordan" from The Shack, Nick Jonas and Nicki Minaj's "Bom Bidi Bom" from Fifty Shades Darker,[4] and Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, and Travis Scott's "Go Off" from The Fate of the Furious.[6] In 2017, he worked on Damian Marley's "Medication," the lead single off of his album, Stony Hill. The album would go on to win the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2018.[8][9]

DiscographyEdit

Selected songs with production and songwriting credits
Song name
[8][10]
Year Primary artist(s) Album Role Notes
"Whistle" 2012 Flo Rida Wild Ones Co-writer, Vocals US No. 1[5]
"Good Feeling" US No. 3[5]
"Let It Roll" UK No. 17[11]
"Sweet Spot" Flo Rida (feat. Jennifer Lopez) ARIA No. 25[12]
"Let It Roll (Pt. 2)" Flo Rida (feat. Lil Wayne) Co-writer
"Change Your Life" Far East Movement (feat. Flo Rida and Sidney Samson) Dirty Bass Co-writer, Vocals ARIA No. 60[13]
"Troublemaker" Olly Murs (feat. Flo Rida) Right Place Right Time UK No. 1[14]
"Get Low" Waka Flocka (feat. Nicki Minaj, Tyga, and Flo Rida) Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family Co-writer, co-producer US No. 72[5]
"Tchu Tchu Tcha" Pitbull (feat. Enrique Iglesias) Global Warming Co-writer
"Can't Believe It" 2013 Flo Rida (feat. Pitbull) Non-album single Co-writer, Vocals ARIA No. 7[15]
"How I Feel" Flo Rida Non-album single US No. 96[5]
"Dade County Dip" DJ Tight (feat. Cupid) Non-album single Co-writer, co-producer
"Shisha" Massari (feat. French Montana Non-album single Co-writer CAN No. 37[16]
"Hey Porsche" Nelly MO US No. 42[17]
"Timber" Pitbull (feat. Kesha) Meltdown US No. 1[7]
"Kama Sutra" 2014 Jason Derulo (feat. Kid Ink) Talk Dirty
"Bubblegum" Jason Derulo (feat. Tyga) ARIA No. 38[18]
"Bed of Lies" Nicki Minaj (feat. Skylar Grey) The Pinkprint Co-writer, co-producer US No. 62[19]
"What I Did for Love" David Guetta (feat. Emeli Sandé) Listen Co-writer, Vocals UK No. 6[20]
"Goodbye Friend" David Guetta (feat. The Script)
"Beast" Mia Martina (feat. Waka Flocka) Mia Martina CAN No. 39[21]
"Celebrate" Pitbull Globalization Co-writer
"Cola Song" Inna (feat. J Balvin) Inna ROM No. 34[22]
"Too Sexy" 2015 Inna
"Birds Fly" Hardwell (feat. Mr Probz) United We Are
"I Don't Like It, I Love It" Flo Rida (feat. Robin Thicke and Verdine White) My House US No. 43[5]
"That's What I Like" Flo Rida (feat. Fitz) Co-writer, Vocals
"Wobble" Flo Rida
"Go Hard or Go Home" Wiz Khalifa and Iggy Azalea Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Co-writer US No. 86[23]
"One Call Away" Charlie Puth Nine Track Mind Co-writer US No. 12[24]
"Losing My Mind" 2016 Co-writer, co-producer
"Suffer"
"Liar" Britney Spears Glory Co-writer, Vocals
"Zillionaire" Flo Rida Non-album single
"Hello Friday" Flo Rida (feat. Jason Derulo) Non-album single US No. 79[5]
"Gettin' Old" 6lack Free 6lack Co-writer, co-producer
"Gimme Gimme" 2017 Inna Nirvana Co-writer ROM No. 16[25]
"Milk and Honey" G Girls Non-album single ROM No. 67
"Sounds Good To Me" Nelly Non-album single
"River of Jordan" Lecrae The Shack Soundtrack Co-writer, Vocals
"Bom Bidi Bom" Nick Jonas and Nicki Minaj Fifty Shades Darker: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Co-writer, co-producer, Vocals
"Go Off" Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, and Travis Scott The Fate of the Furious: The Album Co-producer, vocals
"Obsession" Vice (feat. Jon Bellion) Non-album single Co-writer
"Sober"[26] G-Eazy (feat. Charlie Puth) The Beautiful & Damned Co-writer, co-producer US RB/HH No. 49[27]
"Want You Back" Citizen Four Non-album single Co-writer
"Medication" Damian Marley (feat. Stephen Marley) Stony Hill Co-writer, co-producer

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Songwriter & Recording Artist Breyan Isaac Shares Hit-Making Tips at SAE Institute Miami". Broadway World. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "THE SS100 Yearbook 2015" (PDF). THE SS100. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e Kawashima, Dale (January 18, 2017). "Breyan Isaac Co-Writes Big Hits For Flo Rida, Pitbull & Kesha, Charlie Puth And Other Artists". Songwriter Universe. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Flo Rida – Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Balanon, Romar (January 24, 2017). "'The Fate of the Furious' release date, news: Breyan Isaac talks about the film's music". Ecumenical News. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Pitbull – Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Breyan Isaac – Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley Wins GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album". Grateful Web. April 18, 2018. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
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  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  12. ^ "Flo Rida (Feat. Jennifer Lopez) – Sweet Spot (song)". Australian Charts. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  13. ^ "FAR EAST MOVEMENT FEAT. FLO RIDA + SIDNEY SAMSON – CHANGE YOUR LIFE (SONG)". Australian Charts. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100 25 November 2012 – 01 December 2012". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  15. ^ "FLO RIDA FEAT. PITBULL – CAN'T BELIEVE IT (SONG)". Australian Charts. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  16. ^ "Massari – Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  17. ^ "Nelly – Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  18. ^ "JASON DERULO FEAT. TYGA – BUBBLEGUM (SONG)". Australian Charts. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  19. ^ "Nicki Minaj – Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100 01 March 2015 – 07 March 2015". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  21. ^ "Mia Martina – Chart History – Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  22. ^ "Airplay 100 – Cristi Nitzu | Kiss FM". Media Forest (in Romanian). Kiss FM. June 15, 2014. Archived from the original on April 26, 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  23. ^ "Wiz Khalifa – Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  24. ^ "Charlie Puth – Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  25. ^ "Airplay 100 – 9 aprilie 2017". Media Forest (in Romanian). Kiss FM. April 9, 2017. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  26. ^ Weatherby, Taylor (December 28, 2017). "Charlie Puth Recalls Recording With Selena Gomez in a Closet, Liam Payne's Weird Studio Habits & More Duet Details". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  27. ^ "G-Eazy – Chart History – Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2018.

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