Benny Blanco is responsible for more than 100 million album sales worldwide due to his work with artists including Halsey, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kesha, Sia, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, Keith Urban, Tory Lanez, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, J Balvin and Juice Wrld. He is also the founder of two labels in collaboration with Interscope Records, Mad Love Records and Friends Keep Secrets.
In July 2018, Blanco released the song "Eastside" under his own name, a collaboration with Halsey and Khalid. It peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Blanco's first top 10 credited as an artist and his 27th top 10 as a writer, a sum that includes seven number one's. "Eastside" was followed by "I Found You" with Calvin Harris, "Better to Lie" with Jesse and Swae Lee, "Roses" with Juice WRLD and Brendon Urie, and culminated in the release of his first album later in the same year.
The legendary Blanco let Live From LA into his home recording studio, where literally the biggest names in music had recorded some of the biggest songs of our time.
We sat down with the music genius to talk famous friends, the AMA’s and what makes him tick..