Brandon Beal

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Brandon Beal
Brandon Beal on stage.jpg
Brandon Beal Live Smukfest Copenhagen 2014
Background information
Born (1983-12-16) 16 December 1983 (age 35)
Tyler, Texas[1]
GenresR&B, pop, hip hop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, producer
Years active2004–present
LabelsUniversal Music & Then We Take The World
Associated actsBeal & Ras (duo with Hedegaard)
Kato, Lukas Graham, Hedegaard, Christopher
Websitebrandonbeal.net

Brandon Beal (born 16 December 1983)[1] is an American singer, songwriter, & producer. He is best known for his single "Twerk It Like Miley" which went viral through the app Dubsmash, and has charted at number 1 in 14 different countries including Denmark, Indonesia, and Malaysia.[2] He gained his first musical recognition through his independent album Comfortable released in 2006,[3] (a collaboration with Danish/American producer Multiman). Brandon Beal has worked with artists like Snoop Dogg,[4] Flo Rida, Juelz Santana,[5] Kato, Lukas Graham[6] and Christopher.[7]

In February 2011, Beal and Rasmus Hedegaard, also known as Beal & Ras toured Denmark with Kato, Ida Corr, and (Danish band). Their first single "Money" stayed on the Danish Dance charts for 14 weeks peaking at #13[8] They released their second single "I Like It" feat. Troo.L.S on August 18, 2011.

Beal was featured on "My House 2.0" on Kato's latest album Discolized 2.0. The song peaked at #40 on Hitlisten without being an official single.[9][10] He is also featured on Kato's single "Never Let U Go" that also features Snoop Dogg. The single debuted at #2 on Hitlisten in its first week of release.

He also worked alongside Danish singer and band Lukas Graham on their album, which was #1 on the album charts for 11 weeks, and to date has gone 3x platinum.[11] On October 22, 2012, Lukas Graham released the single "Better Than Yourself" which was also co-written by Brandon. This song debuted at #1 on Hitlisten, and is his biggest selling single to date.[12]

In 2014, he released the song "Twerk It Like Miley" produced by Hedegaard and featuring Danish singer Christopher. The single reached number one on Tracklisten, the official Danish Singles Chart and later received a Danish Music Award for "Club Hit of the Year".

In 2016, Beal released the single "Golden" featuring vocals by Lukas Graham. It reached number 1 on Hitlisen, the official Danish Singles Chart becoming his third number 1 in Denmark after "Twerk It Like Miley" and "CPH Girls".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Peak positions
DEN
[13]
2008 Comfortable
2016 Truth 34
[14]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album Certification
BEL
(Fl)

[15]
AUT
[16]
DEN
[13]
SWE
[17]
2014 "Single for the Night" 45
(Ultratip)
13
(Dance)
Non-album single
"Twerk It Like Miley"
(featuring Christopher)
1 Truth 3x Platinum
"Side Bitch Issues" 21 Gold
2016 "Golden"
(featuring Lukas Graham)
64 1 55 2x Platinum
2017 "Paradise"
(with Olivia Holt)
39
[18]
2018 "EX"
(featuring Jimilian)

Featured in

Year Single Peak positions Album Certification
DEN
[13]
2011 "My House 2.0"
(Kato featuring Brandon Beal & Negash Ali)
40 Kato album
Discolized 2.0
2012 "Never Let U Go"
(Kato featuring Snoop Dogg & Brandon Beal)
2 Kato album
Behind Closed Doors
2014 "CPH Girls"
(Christopher featuring Brandon jr)
1 Christopher album

Told You So

2x Platinum
2015 "Smile & Wave"
(Hedegaard featuring Brandon Beal)
20 1x Platinum
2016 "With You"
(De Fam featuring Brandon Beal)
2017 "Bad Attitude"
(Lågsus P3 featuring Brandon Beal)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2016 Zulu Awards New Artist of the Year Brandon Beal Nominated
Danish Deejay Awards Peoples Choice Award "Smile And Wave Won
Hit of the Year "Golden" Nominated
2015 Danish Deejay Awards Danish Deejay Favorite "Twerk It Like Miley" Won
Danish Urban Release of the Year "Twerk It Like Miley" Won
Dancechart.dk Award "Twerk It Like Miley" Won
Danish Music Awards Hit of the Year "CPH Girls" Nominated
2014 Danish Music Awards Pop Release of the Year "Told You So" Nominated
Writer of the Year "Told You So" Nominated
Album Release of the Year "Told You So" Nominated
Hit of the Year "Twerk It Like Miley" Nominated
Producer of the Year "Happy Home" Won
Clubhit of the Year "Twerk It Like Miley" Won
2013 Danish Music Awards Hit of the Year "Better Than Yourself (Criminal Mind pt. 2) Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2016-03-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://aandrdepartment.com/?s=brandon+beal&x=31&y=3
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2012-04-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.vibe.com/posts/v-premiere-cankoone-feat-juelz-santana-and-brandon-beal
  6. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Lukas-Graham-Better-Than-Yourself-Criminal-Mind-Pt-2/release/3972483
  7. ^ http://www.scandipop.co.uk/?p=6156
  8. ^ http://www.djz.dk/dancechart/&week=201109
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2011-06-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2011-06-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ http://www.hitlisterne.dk/default.asp?w=46&y=2012&list=a40
  12. ^ http://www.hitlisterne.dk/default.asp?w=43&y=2012&list=t40
  13. ^ a b c "Brandon Beal discography". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  14. ^ http://www.hitlisten.nu
  15. ^ "Brandon Beal discography". ultratop.be/nl/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  16. ^ "Brandon Beal discography". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-26. Retrieved 2010-08-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 19, 2017". Hitlisten. Retrieved 17 May 2017.

External links[edit]

Music Exclusives Interview [1]