American pop recording artist, songwriter, producer, actor, reality star and performer Brian Anthony was originally born in Northern California's Daly City, and grew up in a neighboring suburb to San Francisco called Belmont.
Brian spent his childhood and teen years auditioning for and acting in industrials, commercials, and for stage and screen in the SF Bay Area throughout his teens.
There, in a chance victory and a competition to be on a Saturday morning kid's show called, "Name Your Adventure" on NBC –Brian won a slot to be included in the show as a young up-and-coming singer/songwriter who would then write music "on the spot" with multi-platinum recording artists BOYZ II MEN.
Shortly afterward and barely out of his teens, Brian took his destiny into his own hands and relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his dream.
Brian's top charting international hits can be found in the Top 10 of United States Billboard at Billboard.com, top 2 of UK's Music Week Magazine, DMC Update and DJ World Charts across the globe. Most of Brian's releases were launched in promotion to clubs and radio by virtue of the dance market that range from smooth crossover flavored dance remixes to Electro, House, Trance, Progressive House, and even Hip-Hop remixes.
Brian is the first independent recording artist ever to surpass Pop and Dance music industry icon, MADONNA, for the Number 1 Breakout Spot at U.S. Billboard for his song, "Electricity" featuring YA BOY – as well as major corporate label superstars Tiesto, Lil' Wayne, Kelis and Oscar Winning Three 6 Mafia on his own independent label and via his very own efforts in the music industry never having had (at the time) a manager, agent, guide, or an education in "business" or "the music business".
Each of the remix projects are attached to celebrity DJ/Remix Producers in the international dance realm well known for crafting hit dance remixes for megastar corporate brands who are touchstones of the Pop music industry like Madonna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Usher, Hillary Duff, Kylie Minogue and many more.
Listed in his discography, Brian has worked with superstar DJ's who are icons of the dance music industry such as: Chus & Ceballos, SunFreakz, Lenny B, Rui Da Silva, Love To Infinity, DJ DAN, Johnny Vicious, Raul Rincon, LoveRushUK!, Timothy Allan, Mark Picchiotti, Albert Castillo, and many. All of this work can be found on more than 1500 digital downloading stores through INGROOVES / UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP.
As a songwriter/producer, Brian Anthony is currently registered with BMI under Mangiaremusic Publishing. Brian single handedly secured four major motion picture theatrical song placements with (then 20th Century Fox) 20th Century Studios for their summer blockbuster films that skewed to a younger demographic of followers ranging from "Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties" ("Come And Get It") starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" ("WhatsitgonnaB?") starring Jessica Alba, "Dragonball: Evolution" ("Worked UP!") starring Justin Chatwin and Emmy Rossum, and finally "Aliens in the Attic" ("Electricity" [YA BOY]) starring Ashley Tisdale, cast member of the famed youth phenomenon –"High School Musical".
Brian additionally placed his hit dance song "ELECTRICITY" featuring YA BOY from Akon's label Konvict Muzik in VH1's breakout reality series "Basketball Wives" where his song can be heard in episode 108 –the finale episode of the popular show’s first season.
The Special Olympics global organization approached Brian in 2005 to write and produce an inspirational anthem to sing at their opening ceremonies that same year at the Southern California Long Beach Basketball Pyramid. Brian wrote and co-produced an anthem called, "CHAMPION" for the Special Olympics athletes that was then later remixed for the dance market by No. 1 Billboard charting remixer Solar City, who are largely known for producing and writing for the top selling circuit dance artist, Erin Hamilton, daughter to Carol Burnette and TV Producer, Joe Hamilton.
Later in 2005, "CHAMPION" was licensed by corporate giant, Walmart, through Flagler Productions for their international company-wide internal conferences to promote an inspirational message to its employees to change the Walmart public image, and to promote "championing the customer" within its global chain of stores.
The live performance of "CHAMPION" for the Special Olympics Summer Games Opening Ceremonies was held at Cal-State Long Beach for five thousand plus spectators and the entire show was televised on KCAL-9 with host, Hall-of-famer, Olympian, and former Lakers star, [James Worthy] as well as KCAL newscaster Leena Win. Brian also performed a mainstream track released on the B-side of the "CHAMPION" release called "GRAVITY" at that same live show.
Brian also starred in "The TASTE" for ABC –a hit reality competition with super judges Nigella Lawson and the late Anthony Bourdain that was the first of its kind for the network. The major celebrity food "personalities" who are all accomplished chefs fueled the show and acted as "mentors" to the contestants.
Next, Brian inked a deal for the first ever "mobile reality show for any recording artist in history" called "Becoming Brian" with 20th Century Fox's (then) new mobile division, FOXMOBILE/Jamster.
Brian filmed three years of his series to be distributed through Jamster, the company that FOX bought out to create their mobile division. The series was to illustrate Brian's wild ascent on the charts skyrocketing into the public eye while focusing on four significant turning points in his life and career.
The "mobile reality series" depicts Brian as a hugely driven individual and musical talent taking on the music industry all on his own (without the aid of managers, agents, a guide of any kind, or even a background in "business” or "the music business"), in a new "DIY" age of music and in a new digital realm of marketing by leveraging technology to his advantage and using "out of the box" methods of promotion in the dance market to conquer international ground and make a name for himself.
Brian is now taking "Becoming Brian”, which can be seen at Brian's YouTube channel, to production companies to leverage the three years of footage Brian now owns 100% in continuing the reality series.
These scenes provide the basis –both conceptual and literal –in terms of footage –for IRL. As Brian begins work on a new song, and revisits “Becoming Brian”, it's clearly the right time for the cameras to return, and shine a spotlight on the truth behind the “reality.”