Alumni Chart Toppers

Berklee Office of Communications
June 5, 2012
Alumni Miles Walker and Lewis (Luke) Tozour have engineering credits on Katy Perry's album, Teenage Dream.

Billboard charts and iTunes's top downloads are barometers of what music is hot now. To look at the most recent lists reveals a panoply of Berklee alumni credits capturing the zeitgeist of current music. Alumni have a strong pulse on the market when it comes to engineering, mixing, producing, and writing some of today's biggest hits. They also have a noted presence as touring band members for pop and rock's most prominent stars, showing off their chops on stage.

Atlanta-based engineer and mixer Miles Walker '03 has had a hand in albums for musicians such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, Karmin, and Wiz Khalifa. Makeba Riddick has produced vocals for Rihanna; and Claude Kelly '02 cowrote Bruno Mars's "Grenade" and has writing credits for Jessie J. On stage, Theresa Flaminio '08 plays keyboards for Cee Lo Green's all-female backing band Scarlet Fever and Orpheo McCord '02 is the drummer for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

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