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Rodney Jerkins

Rodney Jerkins



Rodney Jerkins (born July 29, 1977), also known by his stage name Darkchild, is an American record producer and songwriter. He has collaborated with a broad range of popular artists, including Ashanti, Patti LaBelle, Brandy Norwood, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Luther Vandross, Jennifer Lopez, Toni Braxton, Destiny's Child, Lady Gaga, Spice Girls, Britney Spears, and The Pussycat Dolls.

Songs and albums which Jerkins has produced have sold over 160 million records worldwide. Jerkins has also won four Grammy Awards. Among his most successful productions are "The Boy Is Mine" for Brandy and Monica, "You Rock My World" for Michael Jackson, "Holler" for the Spice Girls, "It's Not Right but It's Okay" for Whitney Houston, "Say My Name" for Destiny's Child, "If You Had My Love" for Jennifer Lopez, "Déjà Vu" for Beyoncé, "He Wasn't Man Enough" for Toni Braxton and "Telephone" for Lady Gaga.[1][2][3]



"Telephone" is a song recorded by American singer Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé, for Gaga's third EP, The Fame Monster (2009).
Lose My Breath
"Lose My Breath" is a song by American group Destiny's Child.
Déjà Vu
"Déjà Vu" is a song by American singer-songwriter Beyoncé, featuring vocals by rapper Jay-Z.
When I Grow Up
"When I Grow Up" is a song by American girl group The Pussycat Dolls from their second and final studio album Doll Domination (2008).

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iloveoldschoolmusic.com  –  August 27, 2016
If you don’t know his face, you definintely know his music. Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins has produced hits like “Say My Name” and “You Rock My World”, but now he’s cast his daughter into the spotlight. Record producer Rodney Jerkins poses ...
GAWVI on 'Lost in Hue', learning from Pharrell and Darkchild
rapzilla.com  –  August 1, 2016
Rapzilla interviewed GAWVI about the project, as well as how two Grammy Award-winning producers influenced him on his rise — Pharrell Williams and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins ... “You have to feel the music,” so his drums sometimes have ...
Hit Producer Rodney Jerkins’ Daughter Performs at the Republican Convention
All HipHop  –  July 23, 2016
(AllHipHop News) Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins’ daughter Heavenly Joy opened proceedings with a song at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday night (July 21). The six-year-old, who was a contestant on Season 10 of “America ...
Rodney Jerkins’ 6-Yr-Old Daughter Brings Down The House At RNC [Video]
bossip.com  –  July 22, 2016
Hmm… Does Heavenly Joy performing mean that Rodney Jerkins and his Latina wife are riding with Donald Trump? Six-year-old Heavenly Joy Jerkins brought the Republican National Convention to their feet when she sang a version of “America the Beautiful ...
Rodney Jerkins’s Daughter Heavenly Joy Rocks the RNC (VIDEO)
Wetpaint  –  July 21, 2016
The pint-sized cutie brought the crowd to their feet during her phenomenal performance of “America The Beautiful” on the fourth day of the 2016 convention. Rocking double pigtails, the young songstress belted out in a voice rivaled by adults several ...


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