Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Management: Alex Ziabko
Sounds Like: Chris Brown, Usher, Jason Derulo, Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas
Rob. A! (born Robert Lamont Allen in Camden County, New Jersey) is an American recording artist and Grammy nominated/multi-platinum singer, songwriter and producer. He is known for layering soulful vocals over rhythmic pop tracks. He creates unique vocal backgrounds and arrangements with his signature studio engineering style. He was discovered in early 2008 when choreographer Flii Stylz introduced Chris Brown to Rob. A! Soon after, they collaborated, and along with Andre Merritt, Brian Kennedy and Polo Da Don, co-wrote two #1 songs back to back in June 2008: "Forever" performed by Brown and "Disturbia" performed by Rihanna. With these two songs, Rob. A! became a multi-platinum songwriter. He then went on to co-write the Beijing Olympic theme song “Dreamer,” also performed by Brown, which peaked at #3 on iTunes and debuted at #16 on Billboard’s Hot Digital Downloads chart.
By August 2008, Rob. A! had signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Within the first year of that deal, he continued to work closely with Brown as one-third of the “Graffiti Ariztz” writing team and placed a number of songs on Brown's "Graffiti" album. During this time, Rob. A! was also collaborating with Omarion (“Comfort”), J. Holiday (“Heart Attack”), Mario (“Need 2 Be There”), Kelly Rowland (“On and On”), R.Kelly (“I Love the DJ”), Usher (“Music Mind Control”) and Jessie J (“I Need This”) amongst others. Despite this success, Rob. A!’s burning desire to change the music industry and re-direct the spotlight to his recording artist career have become his main objectives.
Rob. A! has created the perfect name for the launch of his movement: "The RoBellion." Rob. A! describes "The RoBellion” as his effort to reset the tone of the music business. He explains, “I want to pave the way for true talent and creativity to be noticed. Music has become packaged and mechanical with the exception of the veterans that have total freedom in their art. The variety of unique voices and character is missing and I’m going to bring that back.”
Rob. A! is a recording artist, vocalist, producer, writer, dancer, entertainer and visionary, but most importantly, he is... the FUTURE!
“Rob Allen who is now known as Rob A! has written and produced for Rihanna's Disturbia, Chris Brown's Forever, Glow In The Dark (In My Zone), Trapped In A Dream and many more. The Grammy nominated singer has recently come out as an artist with his new single "Rebel" where you can download for free. Check out "So Mean (Charlie Sheen)" which is also off his upcoming Mixtape "The Robellion Vol 1".”
Next 2 Shine - Next 2 Shine
“Rob A sure knows how to write a hit. The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter co-wrote legendary tracks for Rihanna ("Disturbia") and Chris Brown ("Forever"), plus he worked with people like Usher and R Kelly. He also wrote tracks like "I Need This" for Jessie J and the very, very good "On And On" for Kelly Rowland. By giving his songwriting a soulful touch and combining it with instantly catchy melodies and an airtight production, Rob A has found his own unique way to bridge R&B and pop, and make it sound fresh and ready for radio.”
ArjanWrites - ArjanWrites
Check out ROB. A!’s pop single “DANGEROUS” that just dropped on iTunes. Rob. A! has Co-written #1 HITS “Disturbia for Rihanna” and “Forever for Chris Brown” Other Credits include: Co-wrote “I Need This by Jessie J, I Love The DJ by R. Kellyz, Sweet & Amazing by Sugababes. Now check him out:”
DEFGLAM - DEFGLAM
“Up and coming artist and songwriter, Rob.A, one of the writers that brought you the classic songs, Disturbia by Rihanna and Forever by Chris Brown releases a soon to be hit single of his own, check out the song and review below…”
Vaun - ThatGoodHit
“Jersey singer/songwriter Rob A! isn’t ready to settle down just yet, but on his latest single (and first Booth feature) he encourages girls who think they’re Wifey Material to give it a shot.
Richard - Dj booth
“Grammy nominated writer Rob. A moves from behind the scenes to centerstage for his artist career. His latest internet song leak is "Wifey Material."”
"My expectation is definitely to change the game. For people to realize that there is some real talent out there that they're overlooking. I feel I am going to open people's eyes to a different perspective of music. I feel like I am going to be someone to be reckoned with; I am going to raise the stakes and raise the bar. I want to see people be more creative. I want to aspire to inspire."
Cola Janneti - Singers Room
“Rob Allen Arrives to Cash Money Grammy Pre Party”