Find Out What Michael from Hollywood Hillbillies Has in Common with Rihanna and Beyonce
07.24.14 by Mandy
Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Evan “Kidd” Bogart is credited for having discovered Eminem at a rap competition, and he’s found another up-and-coming artist in Hollywood Hillbilles’ Michael Kittrell. The two have collaborated on Michael's first single, "Gingerbread", and there’s no doubt that the song is fun, danceable, and extremely catchy. These are qualities that are pretty typical of Kidd Bogart tracks, and in honor of his decidedly impressive discography, we’re running through our all-time songs written by Bogart.
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Remember the summer of 2011? Well, then you also remember the Hot Chelle Rae track “Tonight Tonight.” This anthem was everywhere, and thanks to Bogart, everyone wanted a chance to dance on the edge of the Hollywood sign.
When former Nickelodeon stars Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller came together to form MKTO, young girls couldn't get enough of the musical duo. When they collaborated with Evan Bogart to create the song “Classic,” one of this summer’s biggest hits was born.
Rihanna’s “SOS” was simply huge. Not only did it top the US Billboard charts, it also was an international hit that was certified platinum. So how did RiRi do it? With a little help from E Kidd Bogart, of course.
Evan Bogart certainly isn’t afraid to experiment with new genres. He was one of the song writers who worked on “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny),” a reimagining on the theme song from Slumdog Millionaire.
When it comes to pop music artists, it’s hard to find anyone who can be compared to the Queen B. It turns out that one of our favorite Beyonce tracks, “Halo,” was co-written by none other than Evan Bogart. It's pretty clear that this guy is more than just a songwriter and producer; he's a musical mastermind.
Get a chance to see Michael's new collaborator (and Mema's new crush), Evan “Kidd” Bogart, in action on Hollywood Hillbillies. New episodes start on Tuesday, August 5th at 9p ET/PT.