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Nadir Khayat, better known by the stage name RedOne, is a Moroccan international music producer and lyrics writer, born April 9, 1972 in Tetouan, Morocco.

Biography and life story of celebrity in English.

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Name in English: RedOne
Name in Arabic: ريدوان
Full real name: Nader Khayat
Nationality: Morocco, Sweden
Language: English, Arabic, Moroccan dialect
Religion: Islam (Sunni)
Residence: Los Angeles, California, United States
Place of birth: Tetouan, Morocco
Date of birth: April 9, 1972
Age: 50 years old (in 2022)
Astrological Sign: Aries
Profession: Music Producer, Lyricist
Genre: International Songs
Social status: Married
Wife: Laila Aziz (Moroccan international fashion designer)
Sons: Daniel, Jad

Biography, Life story

Nadir Khayat, better known as RedOne, was born on April 9, 1972 in Tetouan, Morocco. At the age of 16, when he was listening to The Final Countdown to a song by Swedish rock band Europe released in 1986, he decided to move to Sweden to study music.

Beginning in Sweden and Europe

He started producing pop music in Europe at the beginning of the 21st century. After several attempts to produce successful music, the songs “I Wish” and “Little Mama” were very popular in Canada, recorded by RNB singer Carl Henry. He also won a Swedish Grammy Award and the title of Best Scandinavian Song of the Year, for the song “Step Up”, working at the time with fellow musician Bilal Hajji.

In 2006, he returned to the spotlight again with the song “Bamboo” with Colombian singer Shakira, which became the “official tune” for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He also performed a remix of Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” with Wycliffe Jane. Shakira sang a remix of this song at the closing ceremony of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Berlin with Wycliffe Jane in attendance. This review was watched by nearly 1.2 billion viewers on television.

Moving to the United States

After that success, he moved to the United States, specifically to New York, and began working with Epic Records.

In 2007, he contributed to American singer Cat DeLuna’s album by producing the song “Whine Up” sung by a duet with Elephant Man, and “Run The Show”, which is a duet with American rapper Besta Rhymes.

He has worked with many celebrities, such as Akon, Brandy, Enrique Iglesias, Lionel Richie, Robin and Flipside.

In 2008, he produced several popular songs for Lady Gaga, “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. Both songs have achieved advanced positions in the song charts in several countries. He also produced 7 songs on the album “The Block” for New Kids on the Block. The album ranked second on the Billboard Albums Chart. In the same year, he received a Grammy Award for Best Production of a Dance Music, for the song “Just Dance”. In addition to being a music producer, he has also written several songs for Christina Milian, Tiffany Evans, Pixie Lott, and Sean Kingston.

In 2009, he continued to produce music, working alongside Alexandra Burke, Shugababes, Backstreet Boys, Casey, and Lil Jon. He also produced several hit songs for Lady Gaga.

In 2017, he released a clip for the song (Boom Boom) with Daddy Yankee, French Montana, and Dina Jean, and filmed it in several Moroccan cities.

In 2018, he released One World, with Albanian singer Adelina Ismaeli and NOW United, in collaboration with beIN SPORTS, which is the official song for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and also became the official music for beIN SPORTS channels.

RedOne has worked with the most famous international stars such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Shakira, Cat Delona, ​​Christina Aguilera… and others.

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RedOne with Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo


RedOne with Colombian singer Shakira

RedOne worked with Colombian singer Shakira through mixing Bamboo and Hips Don’t Lie, sung by a duet with US-based Haitian singer Wycliffe Jean. It is the work that was the official song for the 2006 World Cup which was organized in Germany.


RedOne with Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias


RedOne with American singer Jennifer Lopez


RedOne with American singer Lady Gaga

When RedOne met American singer Lady Gaga, she was not famous, and had just lost a contract. He released her first album with her.