Soulpower Productions Biography
Soulpower Productions was started in 1989 in Copenhagen, Denmark by music producer Soulshock.
The company has since become one of the leading music production companies in the world working with artist like Tupac, Pitbull , Chris Brown ,Monica, Backstreet Boys, Whitney Houston, Craig David & Sting, Usher, Beyonce and many more. Some of their best-known work is Pitbull Feat. Chris Brown ” International love” , Whitney Houston’s “Heartbreak Hotel”, JoJo’s “Leave (Get Out)”, Fantasia’s “Truth Is”, Monica’s “Before You Walk Out of My Life”, Craig David and Sting’s “Rise and Fall”, JLS “One shot” and 2Pac’s “Do For Love” and “Heaven Got A Ghetto.”
But success did not come overnight. Soulshock began his career as a hip-hop club DJ, spinning records in his bedroom. His big break came in 1989 when he took third place in the prestigious DMC World Mixing Championships in London. The contest victory led to a DJ position on the European Tour for Queen Latifah, Jungle Brothers and Chill Rob G. That gig, in turn, gave Soulshock the opportunity to remix songs for Mc Lyte, Queen Latifah among others. With his remixes playing on KISS-FM, Soulshock came out to New York to study under DJ Red Alert.
The company made the move to Los Angeles and, after months of struggling, finally scored their first big hit with Monica’s number 1 R&B single “Before You Walk Out of My Life”, which they wrote and produced.
In 1999, Soulpower enjoyed another number 1 single with Whitney Houston’s “Heartbreak Hotel” which received two Grammy nominations: Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Vocalist.
Soulpower produced and wrote their first number 1 top 40 hit “Leave (Get Out)” performed by JoJo, the number 1 R&B song “Truth Is” performed by American Idol winner Fantasia (also received a Grammy nomination for best R&B album).
Soulpower productions have continued to work with a wide range of artist recording songs with Backstreet Boys, Cheryl Cole, Alesha Dixon, Keisha Cole , Pitbul , Chris Brown, Melanie Amaro .
In 2010 Soulpower enjoyed another UK number single with the song “One shot” for JLS.
In 2010 Soulshock took some time off to appear as a judge on the hugely successful TV talent show X-Factor.In 2012 the Pitbull Feat. Chris Brown song “International love” was nominated for Song of the year at the MTV European Awards. The song reached over 200 million views on Youtube and sold over 2 million downloads in US alone .
Soulpower Productions are currently back in the studio with Pitbul, Chris Brown , Enrique Iglesias , Usher , T Mills. Check out new Soulpower song “Love me like you do ” from US X Factor runner up Chris Rene .