You may not know it already, but you are already very familiar with Dr.Luke.  He is responsible for some of the biggest pop song sensations from 2009-2011.  Some of that artist’s that he worked with is Ke$ha, 3OH!3, Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry.   He is responsible for most of Katy Perry’s hits like “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls”, Kelly Clarkson’s “Since you’ve been gone” and Ke$ha’s “Your Love is my Drug” & “We R Who We R”.    Needless to say that, Dr. Luke is a hit making machine.

Dr. Luke’s real name is Lukasz Gottwald and is a 37 year old who got originally from Rhode Island.   He has always been a fan of music from an early age.    From his younger years he learned the guitar and wanted to learn the drums.  This passion for music lead him to New York City, where he attended the Manhattan School of Music as a young adult.

His first spout in the entertainment industry was with SNL (Saturday Night Live).  He played in the house band for almost 10 consecutive years.  This helpded him establish credibility  within the industry and he started making commercials and working on hip hop albums. 

Everything started to change for him when he collaborated with music producer, Max Martin.   At that point he collaborated on his first major hit with Kelly Clarkson.  The #1 single “Since You’ve Been Gone” quickly climbed the charts and put Dr. Luke in the mainstream.  

From that point on, Dr. Luke has produced at aleast a couple of #1 singles each year.    His work and continued success has lead him to 2 nominations for 53rd Grammy Awards for work with Katy Perry and Producer of the year.  Billboard music has also given him the title of #1 for the 100 hottest songwritters for 2011.  Who knoww that is in store from this guy in the years to come.  One thing is for sure that he is not going away, he is hear to stay in pop music.

Artists that have worked with Dr. Luke:
KRS-One, Zack de la Rocha, B Rich, Kelly Osbourne, Mos Def, Nappy Roots, Kelly Clarkson, Arrested Developmnent, Backstreet Boys, Bo Bice, Pink, Paris HIlton, Kelis, Lady Sovereign, Daughty, Avril Lavinge, Sugababs, Santana, Leona Lewis, Lil Mama, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Flo Rida, Ciara, Jordin Sparks, Pitbull, Miley Cyrus, Weezer, Adam Lambert, Ke$ha, Miranda Cosgrove, Three 6 Mafia, 3Oh!3, B.O.B, Lil jon, Katy Perry, Taio Cruz, T.I., Jessie J

Success & Awards:
– Billboard’s 2010 Hot Songwriters
– Billboard’s 2010 Hot Producers
– (2) Grammy Nominations (2010)
– Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People
– Billboard 2009 Hot 100 Producers
– Rolling Stone Article “Dr. Luke’s Awesomely Trashy Pop Sounds Is Ruling The Airwaves”


Recent video where Dr. Luke talks about Britney Spears latest album.
Courtsey of ABC, Video of how Dr. Luke worked on Teenage Dream for Katy Perry. Great Interview.
Ke$ha and Dr. Luke radio interview video. Learn some the theory and concept behind Ke$ha’s success.

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One Comment

  1. Linda G. Cox @multiple sclerosis April 19, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I appreciate your blog! I am so focused on MS at this time in my life. I’ve recognized that I am happy even living with this cronic disease and I want to help other find joy in living with it.

    Reading about music is a pleasure! I think everyone finds joy and interest in hearing about it, this time about the producers! I look forward to visitng your blog often!

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