Rudy Pérez is an International songwriter and producer. During the last 25 years, he has composed over 600 songs and written and produced hits for international artists such as Beyonce, Julio Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, Michael Bolton, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Marc Anthony and Jaci Velasquez among others. He is the first Latin record producer to win the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Producer of the Year for four consecutive years in a row. No other Latin Record Producer has had more top ten hits this decade. Rudy has also been awarded ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year 5 times
Rudy’s production of Pilar Montenegro broke Billboard’s Hot Latin Track’s record by being No. 1 for 13 consecutive weeks. He then held Billboard’s No. 1 position again for nine weeks with Jennifer Peña’s “El Dolor De Tu Presencia,” making his productions stay an unprecedented 22 consecutive weeks at No. 1. He has the distinction of holding the No. 1 spot for 11 consecutive weeks with three songs by three different artists. In addition, Rudy has received numerous gold and platinum records, and his works have been nominated for 19 Grammy Awards, with 5 wins.
After the success of his crossover production with Jaci Velasquez’ debut Spanish album, Llegar A Ti, that won the prestigious Dove Award, Rudy was contacted by Ron Fair of RCA to produce Christina Aguilera’s first Spanish album, Mi Reflejo. This album sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. and over 2.5 million abroad, making it one of the most successful Latin albums ever. It also won the 2001 Latin Grammy for Best Female Pop Album, which opened the door for him to work with other English-speaking artists to sing in Spanish like Europe’s boy-band sensation, Westlife, and Michael Bolton. Rudy produced Michael Bolton’s first album of standards entitled “Vintage”. He’s also worked and wrote on all of Il Divo’s albums, and he produced the Grammy nominated Beyonce album “B-DAY’ re-release in Spanish.”
Rudy is active in the film and televison business where his songs are featured in motion pictures, TV novelas, sitcoms and commercials. Fifteen years ago, Rudy penned the original Univision Network theme, which still runs today. He wrote and produced the official Olympic Song for Telemundo/NBC’s historic simultaneous Olympic coverage in both English and Spanish as well as wrote the last 2 world cup theme songs for the Univision, Telefutura & Galavision Networks.
Rudy attributes his successful career to Jose Feliciano, his mentor for the last two decades. “It took a blind man to see my talent,” Rudy said about Feliciano. In 2003, Rudy became one of the first Hispanic songwriters to launch a scholarship program in conjunction with The ASCAP Foundation. The ASCAP Foundation Rudy Pérez Songwriting Scholarship enables underprivileged aspiring Hispanic songwriters to attend prestigious music schools around the world.
Rudy is currently the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Bullseye Music Entertainment, the rebel, Miami-based independent music entertainment company formed by superstar Producer Perez, former Worldwide Creative Boss of PolyGram Records, Rick Stevens and former EMI & Universal Music Latin head, Marco Bissi. Under a unique media partnership deal with Latin television giant, Telemundo/NBC, Bullseye launched the career of its first artist in the fall of 2009, Jencarlos, whose debut album entered the Billboard Latin Albums chart at #2.