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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 December 1958London, England, UK
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Blakey, born in London, England, has earned multiple music degrees from the London Royal College of Music, the University of Berlin as well as the University of Madrid. Coming to the United States with a vast array of musical experience as an accomplished drummer, hit making music producer and music promoter, Blakey made his life long passion and talent for music his business. He earned his first gold record at the age of 12 with the band Christie, won European Musician of the Year two years in a row (age 14 and 15) and became the head of Music Production at the famous Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin all before the young age of 22. Over his career, he has successfully created three record labels, has earned 63 gold and platinum records, is attributed with the sales of in excess of 100 million albums, plus has been nominated for 5 Grammy awards. Through his success, he has been able to work with many superstar artists and producers such as Madonna, No Doubt, Coolio, Tears for Fears, Willie Nelson, Engelbert Humperdinck, Gloria Gaynor, Glen Campbell, Julio Iglesias and many more; he won Melody Maker Producer of the year in 1995 (Europe's equivalent to the Grammys). In 1999, Blakey co-founded 2KSounds and was the first to integrate the Internet into daily operations for the successful distribution of music. Soon after going public in early 2002, 2KSounds entered into a joint venture with Virgin Records and Mr. Blakey was appointed the President of the Record Division. Throughout his career Blakey produced music as well as soundtracks for Television sitcoms and dramas, numerous HBO specials and Motion Pictures including Disney's Cinderella II. Blakey was invited to the White House by President George Bush and was recognized as one of the Top Ten Innovators of the Decade, together with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Estee Lauder and Michael Kors. He was additionally honored by Cambridge Who's Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of production, promotion, marketing and all related areas of the entertainment industry. Now having teamed up with renowned comedian Ron White to create Organica Music Group (OMG), Blakey has already signed several new and existing artists to the label including Gladys Knight, Margo Rey, and Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris, Hugh Hefner's fiancee. Michael Blakey is also the head of Electra Star Management and was recently appointed manager of comedian, Ron White as well as singer-songwriter Margo Rey.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Luthier Society

Spouse (1)

Sasha Blakey (February 2008 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (12)

Licensed to drive Formula 1 race cars, is type rated on numerous types of jet aircraft as well as licensed to race offshore power boats.
Once quoted by Modern drummer Magazine as one of the top ten drummers in the world.
Has one daughter born August 2009.
Married wife, Sasha Blakey, in Nice, France, February 2008.
His mother was an Olympic swimmer.
Is fluent in German and Spanish.
Was named Honorary Deputy Sheriff of Pasco County (2005) and Hillsborough County (2004).
Developed the software technology for Forensic Frequency Separation (with the help of forensic scientists) permitting the audio extraction of vocal performances from a monaural recordings allowing them to be used in a contemporary recording format. This innovation enabled Blakey to create the Patsy Cline "Duets" album.
Co-founded 2K Sounds, which was at the forefront of developing music online and later became a division of Virgin Records.
Selected as one of the 20 sexiest musicians in the world by Melody Maker magazine in the mid 90's.
Listed in the top 10 sexiest musicians of all time in 1996 by Euro music magazine.
Was a recurring feature model for GQ magazine (Gentleman's Quarterly) Europe from 1993-1997 and referred to as "the perfect build".

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