MEET RAY DALTON
When DJ and record producer Ryan Lewis contacted him on Facebook for a possible collaboration in 2011, Ray Dalton was in the midst of pursuing his goal to work with every big hip-hop artist in Seattle. The multi-talented singer/songwriter was hoping that any of the powerhouse hooks he was creating would help him get discovered as an artist. The one that finally caught on - his infectious chorus for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ hip-hop anthem “Can’t Hold Us” - helped spur the track from the duo’s Grammy winning album, THE HEIST, into an ongoing global phenomenon. It also laid the groundwork for the 27-year-old Dalton’s emergence this year as an artist in his own right, with the release of his deeply grooving debut pop-soul single, “If You Fall.” Dalton co-wrote the new track with Scott Effman (Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Mike Posner) and it was produced by Rufus Dipper. Dalton is excited about sharing his deeper, ever-evolving artistry as a songwriter and vocalist with the fans who know him best from “Can’t Hold Us.” Certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA, the track was a #1 hit on four Billboard charts, including the Hot 100, and was a chart-topper everywhere. Named “The Most Streamed Song of 2013” by Spotify, its massively popular Grammy® nominated video also earned the singer two MTV Video Music Awards.
The Grammy® nominated singer also co-wrote and performed on the worldwide smash “Don’t Worry” with Madcon (#1 in over 21 countries) and “Stronger” with DJ Arty.