Rudy Pérez is an International Songwriter, Producer, Arranger, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. During the last 30 years, he has composed over 1,000 songs with over 300 of them have been #1 or top ten hits. He is one of the Founders of the Latin America Recording Association (LARAS) The Latin Grammys as well as the Co Founder of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. Perez was named Producer of the Decade by Billboard Magazine for having more top ten hits than any other Producer of that decade 2000-2010.
He has written and produced tracks for artists including Beyonce, Julio Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, IL Divo, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Marc Anthony, Jon Secada, Cyndi Lauper, Roberto Carlos, Los Temerarios, Juan Gabriel, Alejandro Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solis, Jose Luis Rodriguez (El Puma) Alexandre Pires, Arturo Sandoval, Chayene, Luis Fonsi, Dima Bilan, Leonid Agutin and Jaci Velasquez, Juan Luis Guerra among many more. He is the first Latin record producer to win the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Producer of the Year for four consecutive years. Perez has also been awarded ASCAP’s Songwriter of The Year 5 times.
In 2010 Billboard Magazine named Rudy “Producer of The Decade” for having more # 1 and Top Ten Hits chart from 2000 to 2010. More than any other Latin Producer in their history. He has been called by industry leaders, “the Producer, Songwriter with the midas touch”. It’s no wonder why he has received over 500 gold and platinum album awards, and his works have been nominated for 19 Grammy Awards, with five wins.
Billboard Magazine’s, Leila Cobo, wrote “A look at the 10 of the 13 tracks this year that placed Rudy Perez at the top of the year-end Hot Latin Tracks producers list reveals a versatile producer/songwriter capable of successfully handling a variety of music genres.” Perez’s strength lies in his chameleon-like capabilities; not only does he easily navigate through assorted styles, he also traverses Record Labels, with credits on each of the Majors as well as Independents. Perez has emerged atop one of the hottest trends to surface in the Latin music Industry: English- speaking Artists like Beyonce, who decide to cross over into the Spanish market. Chairman and Presidents of all Major Labels have been quoted saying: “Rudy’s got this bicultural understanding of the music” ” It’s not about language, it’s about culture, and Rudy seems to understand that very, very well”. He has his thumb on the pulse of the Latin movement. Since he has this unique understanding of the market, it makes it a very smart decision to bring him into all our projects! Mauricio Abaroa former SVP and Executive Director of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, says: “If we analyze the work he’s done in the past years, we find the songs and productions that are the most representative of the contemporary Latin music movement” Music Executive and Producer Ron Fair, former President of A&M Geffen Records says about Rudy’s work with Christina Aguilera: “From a creative standpoint and from a musical standpoint, Rudy Perez was the best possible Songwriter/Producer to bring Christina into the Spanish language world”. Music Moguls like Simon Cowell call upon Rudy to work with his biggest artists like IL Divo. Mr. Perez has a vast experience in music composition and production for Commercials, TV, and Film.
In 2009, Rudy launched his Label, Bullseye Music Entertainment, a unique boutique indie Latin Label whose streamline operation brings together top independent professionals under his direction. Rudy teamed up with friend and music Industry veteran Rick Stevens for this venture. Their first release was with the NBC/Telemundo Telenovela Superstar, Jencarlos Canela who Rudy has been developing since he was 17 years old. Jencarlos is the star of hit Novelas like, PECADOS AJENOS, MAS SABE EL DIABLO, and MI CORAZON INSISTE. In what may be the highest-ever first week position on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart from a debut artist with independent distribution, Jencarlos’ first album “Buscame” debuted at # 2. Under Bullseye, “Buscame” set a record as the highest charting Latin debut album ever on an Independent Label in the history of the charts. Bullseye became the Independent label of the year, and was nominated for a Billboard Music Award as the LATIN POP LABEL OF THE YEAR…the only non-major label so-recognized. In 2011 Bullseye does it again. This time, Bullseye Music Entertainment and Jencarlos solidify their standing once again by coming in at #1 in the first week of releasing Jencarlos’ new album “Un Nuevo Dia”.
Rudy and his label Bullseye focus is on the fastest growing segment of the USA population…the YLA’s (Young Latinos In America). This is the generation that is dominating the general market because they are the general market. Rudy is determined to create artists and a lifestyle that are from this demographic. This is the reason he teamed up with the ASCAP Foundation and created the Rudy Perez Songwriting Scholarship to help aspiring Latino Songwriters since 2003 go to college. In his quest to mentor and develop new artists, Rudy teamed up with longtime friend David Frangioni to create a great mentorship program called IDA (Inspire & Develop Artists) to find out more visit: www.idaprogram.com
More of his projects include, his production of Natalie Cole’s last Album before her untimely passing in which Perez produced a Historic duet with Natalie and her Dad Nat King Cole in Spanish. He produced a very special single for Jon Secada that featured a duet with Cyndi Lauper of a song that Rudy co-wrote with Dr. Maya Angelou and Joel Diamond entitled “Still I Rise”. Rudy is in the studio working with Portuguese Superstar Mickael Carreira on his first Spanish crossover Album. Rudy is also working on Tony Carreira’s Portuguese album.
Rudy recently produced the Soul Man himself, Mr. Sam Moore for his new album “Sam Moore An American Patriot”. His expert Production skills brought together the soulful sound of Sam Moore on the most patriotic songs of all time. It’s a unique and wonderful tribute to America!
Rudy currently sits on the global Board of Directors of ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers) as well as current Classical Crossover Director of the Miami Symphony Orchestra MISO. He’s also an author of his autobiography called “The Latin Hit Maker” published by Harper Collins / Zondervan releasing July 2019.