Multi-platinum Fil-Canadian singer/songwriter August Rigo is not only a talented performer himself, but is currently one of the most sought out songwriters. He has worked with the likes of BTS, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Ginette Claudette, Kehlan, One Direction, Brian Puspos and many more. See August’s full discography here.
Find out how he he is “Living for the Music,” in this MYX original series, presented by McDonald’s during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month honoring young AAPI leaders making history in the United States and globally. Watch the trailer below and FULL episode HERE on MYX. The show features artists August has worked with for years including GRAMMY award winning producers, The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars) and Andrew Garcia. Take a peak into new projects with artists like Brian Puspos and Destiny Rogers. Part 2 coming soon.
ABOUT AUGUST RIGO:
August Rigo became passionate about music when he watched Michael Jackson‘s performance of “Billie Jean” on Motown’s 25th Anniversary TV Show. He taught himself to play keyboards and guitar while in his teens. He Co-wrote U Smile, “Stuck in the Moment” and “Kiss And Tell” for Justin Bieber, Solo for Iyaz and Outta this World for JLS. He is featured on Cheryl Cole‘s second album, Messy Little Raindrops, on the song Better To Lie. He is the executive producer of Musiq Soulchild‘s 2011 release of “musiqinthemagiq” and co-wrote “Anything,”, “SayIDo,” “Silver & Gold,” “WaitingStill” and “BackToWhere.”
In 2010, August secured a publishing deal with Sony/ATV as well as an admin society deal with BMI. He is also signed with Island Def Jam Records. In October 2011, August released his first single “Here Comes Trouble” featuring Busta Rhymes on Alpine Music Group/Island DefJam. He also released his promo mixtape “Too Big To Fail” online.
Rigo produced and featured on YouTube rapper D-Pryde’s mixtapes “Once Again” (2012) and “Mars” (2011), as well as D-Pryde’s first EP Canal&Richvale (2013) On September 18th, 2015, August Rigo released the Japanese version of his album “The Fall Out” on Manhattan Records in Japan.”The Fall Out” was released independently on Rigo’s label “Summerchild Records” in Canada on November 6th, 2015. The album was nominated for a Juno Award for Best R&B/Soul Recording.
In February 2020, prior to the release of “Map Of The Soul: 7” album by BTS, Black Swan was pre-released single before the release of the said album. August Rigo and Vince Nantes co-wrote it, now, Black Swan, a b-side track from the album has now 104 #1’s on iTunes surpassing the album’s leading track “ON” with 93 #1’s and surpassing Adele’s “Hello” with 102 #1’s and BTS is the 2nd Artist to achieved it.