J.R. Rotem

Born Sep 1, 1975

Jonathan Reuven "J.R. " Rotem is an American record producer, Songwriter.

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  • How ‘Empire’ Changed Its Tunes In Season 2
    Wall Street Journal - May 11, 2016
  • Sean Kingston Shoots Video For 'back 2 Life' Single With T.I.
    Pop Crush - May 01, 2012
  • How Nicki Minaj Has Become The Coolest, Unlikeliest Pop Superstar In The Game
    MTV News - Apr 12, 2012
  • Nicki Minaj: I’m Surprised That Kids Like My Music
    The Palm Beach Post - Apr 11, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of J.R. Rotem.


1975 Birth Rotem, who is Jewish, was born in South Africa to Israeli immigrant parents in 1975. … Read More


2001 25 Years Old As his first major label placement, the Destiny's Child song "Fancy", from their 2001 album Survivor, is cited by Rotem as being his first 'big break', and the song that convinced the young producer that it was worth pursuing this career path. … Read More
2005 29 Years Old Rotem's next major cut was 50 Cent's "Position of Power" in 2005.


2006 30 Years Old In 2006, together with Katz and his brother Tommy, Rotem started his own record label, Beluga Heights, inking a joint venture partnership with Epic. … Read More
2009 33 Years Old In 2009, Rotem was honored as BMI Producer of the Year.
2011 35 Years Old In 2011 he was again honored by BMI as Songwriter of the Year alongside Lady Gaga and Derülo. … Read More
2015 39 Years Old 1 More Event
J.R. Rotem is managed by Pulse Management, a division of Pulse Recording. In 2015, Rotem worked alongside Neyo and Timbaland on the music for Season 2 of Fox's Empire.


2016 40 Years Old Rotem has ten songs on Stefani's album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like which was released on March 18, 2016.
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