Mikky Ekko

Mikky Ekko

American musician and record producer, working under contract with 'RCA Records'.
Date of Birth: 17.12.1984
Country: USA

Biography of Mikky Ekko

Mikky Ekko, born John Stephen Sudduth on December 17, 1984 in Louisiana, is an American musician and record producer signed to RCA Records. Although he has not gained much fame through his own performances, his collaborations with other artists have helped him achieve some success. One of his most well-known projects is the single "Stay" with Rihanna in 2013, which achieved great success in several countries and became Ekko's first major hit.

Mikky Ekko

Ekko's childhood was tumultuous as his parents, Karen and John, who was a preacher, moved frequently. They eventually settled in Tupelo, Mississippi, where Ekko became deeply influenced by the style and spirit of gospel music. He later moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he started playing in local bands.

Mikky Ekko

Ekko began writing songs for other artists but soon realized that he wanted to be a singer himself. He released his first EP, "Strange Fruit," on February 15, 2009, with the help of producer Tim Lauer. The EP featured a collection of Ekko's early songs, mostly performed acapella. Nashville proved to be an excellent city for Ekko's musical career and he was grateful for its peaceful and welcoming atmosphere.

Mikky Ekko

In September 2009, Ekko went on tour with the local group Ten Out of Tenn. He continued to work with Tim Lauer and engineer Dan Hansen, recording an acapella version of "Sedated," which became the basis for his first EP. They also collaborated on the project "Reds and Blues," which helped shape Ekko's sound and image and gain him some attention.

Mikky Ekko

Ekko's career took a major leap forward when he was mentioned as one of the creators of Rihanna's seventh studio album, "Unapologetic," released in 2012. He co-wrote the song "Stay," which became a huge success worldwide. It reached the top charts in several countries and marked Ekko's first entry into the British and US singles charts.

Mikky Ekko

In 2013, Ekko released his debut studio album, "Time," featuring collaborations with acclaimed musicians such as Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Stargate, and Dave Sitek. The album received positive reviews and showcased Ekko's talent as a singer-songwriter.

Ekko's music has also been featured in films and TV shows, including "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "True Blood." His song "Smile" from the album "Time" was used in the trailer for the film "Paper Towns."

Mikky Ekko continues to create music and collaborate with other artists, establishing himself as a versatile and talented musician in the industry.

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