Born and raised in Reston, VA, benny blanco is an American artist, record producer, songwriter, musician and recipient of the 2013 Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also a five-time BMI Songwriter of the Year award winner, 2017 iHeartRadio Producer of the Year award winner and four-time Grammy winner.blanco’s Gold-certified debut album FRIENDS KEEP SECRETS—streamed more than 1 billion times to date—was release in 2018 and featured the global smash hit “Eastside” with Halsey and Khalid, now certified four times Platinum in the U.S. and two times in the U.K. (where it reached #1), with many other accolades worldwide.As a producer and songwriter, blanco is responsible for hundreds of millions of album sales worldwide due to his work with artists including Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Halsey, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kesha, Sia, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West and many more. He is also the founder of two labels in collaboration with Interscope Records: Mad Love Records and Friends Keep Secrets.

 

blanco recently made his television debut with a guest role in dear friend Lil Dicky's FX Networks comedy "Dave," and premiered the first season of his food show with acclaimed chef Matty Matheson, "Matty and Benny Eat Out America."