Nadir Khayat (Arabic: نادر الخياط‎‎), better known by stage name RedOne, (born April 09, 1972) is a Moroccan-Swedish record producer, singer, songwriter and record executive.

He has worked with many high-profile recording artists, most notably Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, U2, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Cross Gene, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Wyclef Jean, Mariah Carey, Paulina Rubio, Mylène Farmer, Inna, Alexandra Burke, Austin Mahone, One Direction, Marc Anthony, The Band Perry, Prince Royce, Rod Stewart, among many others.


RedOne rose to fame by writing and producing songs for Lady Gaga's debut album, The Fame, as well as working for a host of other famous artists. His international production credits include Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Nicki Minaj, and through his own label 2101 Records, Jennifer Lopez, Porcelain Black, Havana Brown, Mohombi, 7Lions.

In addition, he has written and produced for various artists, such as: Akon, Marc Anthony, Justin Bieber, Birdman, Zander Bleck, Mary J Blige, Brandy, Alexandra Burke, Cassie, Cheb Khaled, Cher, Taio Cruz, Kat DeLuna, Jason Derulo, Jade Ewen, Mylène Farmer, Livvi Franc, Selena Gomez, Ayumi Hamasaki, Enrique Iglesias, Inna, Jean-Roch, K'naan, Katia, Kika, Sean Kingston, KMC, Little Boots, Cher Lloyd, Pixie Lott, Austin Mahone, MIKA, Nicki Minaj, Mohombi, Nayer, Orianthi, Lionel Richie, Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio, Nicole Scherzinger, Space Cowboy, Usher, Lil Wayne and Love Generation.

Bands: Backstreet Boys, Cheetah Girls, Dive Bella Dive, Far East Movement, Flipsyde, Jada, JLS, Love Generation, Midnight Red, New Kids on the Block, One Direction, Sugababes, Talkback, Ying Yang Twins, among others.

He released his debut single, "Don't You Need Somebody", on May 20, 2016.


In 2011, RedOne created 2101 Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to helping disadvantaged youth and to inspire and motivate young people to pursue their passion in life through music, arts and education.

He is also involved with A Place Called Home, a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles were underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world.


Moroccan Royal Award After the Grammy Awards, RedOne was awarded the Moroccan Royal Award for "Intellectual Excellence" and was decorated officially by King Mohamed VI of Morocco in an official ceremony held in Tanger in 2011.

Grammy Awards

Year Nominated for Award Result
2009 "Just Dance" Best Dance Recording Nominated
2010 The Fame Best Dance/Electronic Album Won
2010 "Poker Face" Best Dance Recording Won
2010 "Poker Face" Record of the Year Nominated
2010 "Poker Face" Song of the Year Nominated
2010 The Fame Album of the Year Nominated
2011 The Fame Monster Best Pop Vocal Album Won
2011 The Fame Monster Album of the Year Nominated
2011 RedOne Producer of the Year, Non-Classical Nominated
2012 Born This Way Album of the Year Nominated

Latin Grammy Awards

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2011 Euphoria Album of the Year Nominated

Swedish Music Publishers Association

The Swedish Music Publishers Association awarded RedOne with multiple distinguished awards including:

  • Composer of the Year
  • Song of the Year for "Bad Romance"
  • Most Played Song of the Year for "Bad Romance"


One Direction

Up All Night

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