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Daniel Andrew Johnson (born December 20, 1986), professionally known as Kane Beatz, is an American record producer and songwriter from Orlando, Florida.[1]

Kane Beatz
Birth nameDaniel Andrew Johnson
BornDecember 20, 1986 (1986-12-20) (age 32)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
OriginOrlando, Florida, U.S.
GenresHip hop, pop, R&B
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter
InstrumentsFL Studio, Pro Tools, Roland Fantom-X, Yamaha Motif, Korg Triton
Years active2003–present
LabelsThe Building, Artist Publishing Group, Atlantic
Associated actsNicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz

Life and careerEdit

Johnson first found monetary success from producing while still in high school by selling his beats over the internet. Working with artists such as Micah T from Invasion Productions. He was soon contacted by Mike Caren, Executive Vice President of A&R for Atlantic Records, who signed him to a publishing contract with the label.[2][3]

Since his success, Kane founded his own label called The Building. The first artist signed was The Mad Violinist.[4] Since then he signed-songwriter Kief Brown and producer Jeremy "JMIKE" Coleman, who signed in a joint venture with Dr. Luke's Prescription Songs).

ArtistryEdit

Musical styleEdit

Johnson tags most of his beats with a robotic male voice saying "Kane is in the building, nigga." [5]

InfluencesEdit

He has stated that his favorite producers and largest musical influences are Timbaland, Dr. Dre, and Mannie Fresh.[6]

Production discographyEdit

Singles producedEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
AUS UK
"Tuck Ya Ice"
(Trick Daddy featuring Birdman)
2006 90 Back by Thug Demand
"BedRock"
(Young Money featuring Lloyd)
2009 2 2 1 9 We Are Young Money
"Reverse Cowgirl"
(T-Pain)
2010 75 64 79 non-album single
"Loyalty"
(Birdman featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga)
107 61 25 Bigga Than Life
"Bottoms Up"
(Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj)
6 2 74 71
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[8]
Passion, Pain & Pleasure
"Right Above It"
(Lil Wayne featuring Drake)
6 4 1 98 37
  • RIAA: Platinum[9]
I Am Not a Human Being
"The Show Goes On"
(Lupe Fiasco)
9 45 4 5 49 Lasers
"Super Bass"
(Nicki Minaj)
2011 3 6 3 6 10
  • ARIA: 6× Platinum[10]
  • RIAA: 8× Platinum[12]
Pink Friday
"Good Good Night"
(Roscoe Dash)
91 44 21 J.U.I.C.E.
"We in This Bitch"
(DJ Drama featuring Future, Young Jeezy, T.I. and Ludacris)
2012 68 Quality Street Music
"Bed of Lies"
(Nicki Minaj featuring Skylar Grey)
2014 62 The Pinkprint
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kane Beatz Is Definitely In The Building". Allindstrom.com. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2011-02-21. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Board Game: Kane Beatz". Ozone Magazine. Archived from the original on 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2011-02-21. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ http://theurbandaily.com/music/jbarrow/kane-beatz-defends-lil-wayne-working-with-nas-and-plies/
  4. ^ http://www.ascap.com/playback/2010/02/ACTION/Beatz.aspx
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-02-04. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Featured: Kane Beatz". Illroots.com. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  7. ^ "American single certifications – Young Money – BedRock". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 2, 2011. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Trey Songz – Bottoms Up". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 2, 2011. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Lil Wayne – Right Above It". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 2, 2011. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  10. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  11. ^ "American single certifications – Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 26, 2013. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Nicki Minaj – Super Bass". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 26, 2013. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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