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Redfoo

Redfoo in 2011
Background information
Birth nameStefan Kendal Gordy
Born(1975-09-03) September 3, 1975 (age 37)
Redfoo,dirty California, United States
GenresHip hop, pop, electropop, house
OccupationsRapper (electro pop singer)
InstrumentsVocals, keytar
Years active1997-present
Labelswill.i.am Music, Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records
Associated actsLMFAO, will.i.am, Far East Movement, GoonRock, Lauren Bennett, PSY
 
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Redfoo

Redfoo in 2011
Background information
Birth nameStefan Kendal Gordy
Born(1975-09-03) September 3, 1975 (age 37)
Redfoo,dirty California, United States
GenresHip hop, pop, electropop, house
OccupationsRapper (electro pop singer)
InstrumentsVocals, keytar
Years active1997-present
Labelswill.i.am Music, Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records
Associated actsLMFAO, will.i.am, Far East Movement, GoonRock, Lauren Bennett, PSY

Stefan Kendal Gordy (born September 3, 1975), better known by his stage name Redfoo, is an American singer, dancer, DJ and rapper best known as part of the musical duo LMFAO. He formed the duo with his nephew, SkyBlu in 2006 and they have released two studio albums.

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Early life

Redfoo was born on September 3, 1975 to parents Berry Gordy, Jr., founder of the Motown record label,[1] and Nancy Leiviska. He attended junior high school with will.i.am and GoonRock.[2] Redfoo graduated from Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California in 1995.[3]

2004–present: Music career

Redfoo started writing and producing his first songs around 1997 and also formed a hip-hop group with Dre Kroon. They released an album, Balance Beam in that year.[4] The group later split up and Redfoo worked as a day trader.[5] He also did engineering work for rapper Defari's album Focused Daily. In 2004, Redfoo collaborated with rappers Figgkidd and Tech N9ne on the song "I Gotta Know" which charted at number 50 on Australian Charts.[citation needed] He formed the electropop band LMFAO with his nephew SkyBlu in 2006 and their first single "I'm in Miami Bitch". They were featured on French DJ David Guetta's 2010 single Gettin' Over You, which peaked at number-one in France and the UK. They released their second studio album Sorry for Party Rocking in 2010. The album spawned worldwide hits "Party Rock Anthem", "Champagne Showers", "Sexy and I Know It" and "Sorry for Party Rocking". Redfoo also worked on songs for rapper Pitbull's album and wrote and produced three songs for pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen's second album Kiss. And he appears in the video Live My Life by Far East Movement.

Personal life

Gordy has been dating top-ranked tennis player Victoria Azarenka since 2012. He also attended the 2012 US Open and 2013 Australian Open, as a member of Azarenka's player box.[6]

Discography

Group Albums

Solo Albums

I′m Getting Drunk (2013)

Singles

As lead artist

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
BEL (Vl)
[7]
BEL (Wa)
[8]
NL
[9]
2004"She Got Game"non-album singles
2006"Welcome to My World"
2012"Bring Out the Bottles"625586TBA
2013"I'll Award You With My Body"

Group Singles

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
AUSCANFRAGERIRLNLDNZUKUSUS Dance
2008"I'm in Miami Bitch"27378651Party Rock
2009"La La La"551
"Shots"
(featuring Lil Jon)
7553682
"Yes"68
2011"Party Rock Anthem"
(featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock)
1111161112Sorry for Party Rocking
"Champagne Showers"
(featuring Natalia Kills)
953124115818324
"Sexy and I Know It"1138471511
2012"Sorry for Party Rocking"323116183527234932

Featured Group Singles

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
AUSCANFRAGERIRLNLDNZUKUSUS Dance
2008"Shooting Star (Party Rock Remix)"
(David Rush featuring Kevin Rudolf, LMFAO & Pitbull)
66Feel the Rush Vol. 1
2010"Outta Your Mind"
(Lil Jon featuring LMFAO)
929584Crunk Rock
"Gettin' Over You"
(David Guetta & Chris Willis featuring Fergie & LMFAO)
41211542131311One More Love
"Sine Language"
(The Crystal Method featuring LMFAO)
Divided by Night
2012"Drink"
(Steve Aoki featuring LMFAO & Nervo)
68Wonderland
"Drink"
(Lil Jon featuring LMFAO)
42102Party Animal

As featured artist

YearTitleAlbum
1999"Duet"
(The Black Eyed Peas feat. Redfoo)
Behind The Front
2004"I Gotta Know"
(Figgkidd feat. Tech N9ne & Redfoo)
Who Is Figgkidd?
2006"Boomba"
(SkyBlu feat. Redfoo)
non-album single
2011"Took My Love"
(Pitbull feat. Redfoo, Vein & David Rush)
Planet Pit
2012"Live My Life (Party Rock Remix)"
(Far East Movement feat. Justin Bieber & Redfoo)
Dirty Bass

Other charted songs

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
USAUS
[10]
CAN
[11]
UK
"Run"
(Flo Rida featuring Redfoo)
20124429Wild Ones
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Production and songwriting discography

YearSongArtist(s)Album
2004"I Gotta Know"Figgkidd feat. Tech N9ne & RedfooWhat Is Figgkidd?
2011"Took My Love"Pitbull feat. Redfoo, Vein, & David RushPlanet Pit
2012"Run"Flo Rida feat. RedfooWild Ones
"More Than A Memory"Carly Rae JepsenKiss
"Wrong Feels So Right"Carly Rae JepsenKiss
"This Kiss"Carly Rae JepsenKiss

References

  1. ^ "Pop Music Listings for June 22-29". The New York Times. 21 June 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/arts/music/pop-music-listings-for-june-22-29.html. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  2. ^ Jones, Steve (28 January 2010). "Grammy-nominated LMFAO is having the last laugh". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2010-01-18-lmfao18_ST_N.htm. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  3. ^ "LMFAO: Looking at the Dance-Party Gurus’ Rise to Music Dominance!". Snakkle.com. Pontiac Digital Media. http://www.snakkle.com/galleries/before-they-were-famous-stars-hot-gallery-lmfao-looking-at-the-dance-party-gurus-rise-to-party-music-dominance-photos-then-and-now/dj-redfoo-lmfao-stefan-gordy-yearbook-high-school-young-1993-photo-gc/. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/balance-beam-mw0000067779
  5. ^ LMFAO's Redfoo Tops Music and Stock Charts CNBC. August 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  6. ^ Victoria Azarenka’s boyfriend is Redfoo of LMFAO
  7. ^ "Discografie Redfoo". Hung Medien. ultratop.be/nl/. http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Redfoo.
  8. ^ "Discographie Redfoo". Hung Medien. ultratop.be/fr/. http://www.ultratop.be/fr/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Redfoo.
  9. ^ "Discografie Redfoo". Hung Medien. dutchcharts.nl/. http://www.dutchcharts.nl/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Redfoo.
  10. ^ http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Flo+Rida+feat%2E+RedFoo&titel=Run&cat=s
  11. ^ Peak chart positions for other charted songs in Canada:

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