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GREGG PAGANI
BIO

Originally from the east coast, Gregg moved to Los Angeles in the early 90’s. He got a job at the former Motown studio in Hollywood, home of numerous famous recordings of hits by artists like Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, Marvin Gaye and many others. It was there that Gregg began to learn the art of record production. Hired as a ‘runner’, he took advantage of the opportunity and used the studios in his off hours to learn the equipment and the process of making records. After several years it was time to move on. The first opportunity to make real records came with a group called Quo, two young rappers signed to Michael Jackson’s MJJ label. Gregg produced three songs, and was able to leave the job at the studio and pursue record production and songwriting as a full time job.
After a number of independent projects and many demos later, Gregg finally landed his first solo production on a major label act, 3LW. The album went Platinum (1 million sales), and as a result, Gregg was offered a publishing deal with Deston Music, owned by famed songwriter Desmond Child (Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry). That year he was recruited by Desmond to co-write and co-produce Leann Rimes’ pop album, Twisted Angel. The following year Gregg was asked by Leann to co-produce her Christmas album, What A Wonderful World. A number of songs on the album were recorded with The Brian Setzer Orchestra at the famous Capitol Records studios. During the making of Leann’s Christmas album, Gregg met songwriter/producer Robbie Nevil (C’est La Vie). He asked Gregg to submit tracks for an artist he was developing, and he played them for Babyface, who had signed Robbie’s artist. Babyface liked Gregg’s tracks and asked for a meeting. Although the artist never completed the album, Babyface asked Gregg to co-produce a track he was doing to support a voter registration drive for the 2004 presidential election. They did a remake of Wake Up Everybody that included a who’s who of RnB and rap artists of the day. There were over 20 major artists involved, including Mary J Blige, Musiq, Faith Evans, Eve, Brandy, Jamie Foxx, and Floetry. The project was well received, and Gregg was then brought on board to co-produce Babyface’s next solo album, Grown and Sexy. Gregg worked with Babyface on a number of projects, including Classic Moments by Patti Labelle (entire album), and In My Mind by Heather Headly (Me Time). During this period, a song was written for soul artist Calvin Richardson. Although the album was never completed or released, a few years later Gregg gave the song to Charlie Wilson for his solo follow up to Charlie, Last name Wilson. The album, Uncle Charlie,
featured Gregg’s production on three songs, and the song, co-written with Babyface—There Goes My Baby—would be one of Charlie’s biggest hits to date with a Grammy nomination for Best RnB Vocal Performance. The relationship with Charlie has continued, with over 10 songs on four albums, and several more on his upcoming album, Forever Charlie, slated for January release. Gregg also produced and co-wrote two songs on Frankie J’s 2014 Grammy nominated album, Faith, Hope y Amor, as well as “This One’s for Me and You” on Johnny Gill’s new album, Game Changer, and co-wrote a UK pop hit on X Factor sensation Union J.