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Thom Russo is a multi-Grammy award-winning American record producer, composer, programmer, songwriter, and mixer.

He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio; he studied computer music and music theory at Northwestern University, in Chicago, Illinois.

Russo is best known for a widely diverse career, sonically, stylistically and aesthetically. He has worked with a broad variety artists in the American and Latin worlds, including Michael Jackson, Prince, Audioslave, System of a Down, Juanes, and Mana.

Thom Russo experienced sessions with some of the giants in pop and R&B. This began early in his career and includes the artists: Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Diana Ross, Cher, Babyface and Prince.While beginning to frequently remix, In 1997 he worked on his first Grammy-winning track, Eric Clapton's "Change the World," which won for both Record and Song of the Year. He quickly started a progression into what would be a career stamped with deep diversity, musically and culturally.

Johnny Cash's "Man Comes Around" also snagged a Grammy nomination for Thom in later years, while his work with Latin rock superstar Juanes has secured him an astounding 12 Grammy awards to date, from Latin and Anglo Grammy's combined. He continued down a path of deep diversity, working on projects from a rock super-group (Audioslave), on a soundtrack for the a Hollywood blockbuster ( "Spider-Man"), or on a bonafide pop music / culture phenomenon (Jay-Z's "99 Problems").

His work includes multi-platinum projects like Dangerous, Michael Jackson album, and Eric Clapton / Change The World. He has won 2 American [[Grammy]] Awards and won 11 [[Latin Grammy Award]]s, including statues for his work on [[Diego Torres]]'s [[Distinto]] and [[Juanes]]' [[La Vida... Es Un Ratico]]. He has also received over 13 platinum record awards for his work in the music industry.

After a long string of Latin rock hits, Thom has continued to work with powerhouse artists all over the Latin world, including as Mana ( Warner Mexico ), Alejandro Sanz (Spain), Aterciopelados (National records / Columbia), indie critic favs KINKY ( Sonic 360/ Mexico), and cutting edge newcomers like the Spanish flamenco-hardcore artist, Huecco ( Warner, Spain). In 2008, he produced the violin virtuoso Lili Haydn's most recent record, a project bridging the gap between classical and rock, and expanding into in yet another genre.

In recent years, he completed the sophomore release for the Mexican / anglo superstars Jesse and Joy, who took best new artist Grammy in 2007. The record, "Electricidad", peaked at #3 on the national Billboard charts and first single reached #4. He also recently complete work on Mana's most recent release for Warner Latino, which debuted at #1 on the single and album charts ( breaking chart records on both).

Today Russo is based in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rep. Jennifer Campbell

Family (1)

Spouse Alanna Ubach (3 May 2014 - present)  (1 child)

Trivia (1)

His wife, Alanna Ubach, gave birth to his son named Thomas Rodolfo Russo III on July 25, 2017.

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