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Op-Ed: Oak Felder is the ‘One to Watch in the Music Business’ in 2018

Felder has taken the music industry by story over the last few years. As a producer and songwriter, who is based in Los Angeles and Atlanta, he has secured three No. 1 Billboard Top 40 hits, such as Alessia Cara’s “Here” and “Scars to Your Beautiful,” and Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry.” Speaking of Cara, he was last year’s winner of the “Best New Artist” Grammy award, and she worked with Felder quite extensively.

He helped produce two Grammy-winning albums such as Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys (which was named “Best R&B Album” in 2014) and Unapologetic by Rihanna, which took home the Grammy for “Best Urban Contemporary Album” in 2014. In 2015, Felder earned a Grammy nomination for “Best R&B Song” for co-writing Usher’s chart-topping single “Good Kisser.”

Throughout his career in the contemporary music business, Felder he has worked with such global music stars s as rapper Nicki Minaj, singer-songwriter Miguel, Britney Spears, hip hop stars Wiz Khalifa and Jason Derulo, pop princess Ariana Grande, and electronic duo The Chainsmokers, among many others.

More recently, this year, two of the releases that he collaborated on earned subsequent Grammy nominations. These include “Distraction” by Kehlani, which went on to score a nod for “Best R&B Performance,” and the soundtrack for the Disney animated film Moana was nominated for “Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.”

To learn more about record producer and songwriter Oak Felder, follow him on Twitter.

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