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Redfoo is an American rapper, DJ, singer, and composer best known for forming the musical group LMFAO alongside his nephew Sky Blu. The hit song ‘Party Rock Anthem,’ which reached No. 1 in numerous nations’ music charts, including the UK and the US, made the uncle-nephew combination famous. Before creating the band LMFAO, Redfoo had a long career as a musician. During his early years in Los Angeles, he collaborated with a number of rappers, including the Black Eyed Peas in the late 1990s. He even performed alongside Madonna at the Super Bowl. Redfoo was exposed to various types of music at a young age as the son of Berry Gordy, Jr., the founder of the Motown record label. His love of music was also impacted by his mother, a writer and producer. He used to jump onstage during celebrity performances and hang out with the musical stars when he was a kid. He grew up rubbing shoulders with celebrities such as Michael Jackson and performers such as Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson. Despite his family’s company, tennis was his top priority at the time. He just became serious about music when he was 16, after hearing some Christmas raps. He began programming on the Atari STE-50 soon after. He noticed that there wasn’t any rapping or singing in dance music at the time. As a result, he chose to combine it with hip-hop. To realize his dream, he established the band LMFAO and released the song “I’m in Miami Bitch,” which became his first single and launched him to fame.

Childhood and Adolescence

Stefan Kendal Gordy, better known as Redfoo, was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 3, 1975, to Berry Gordy, Jr., the creator of the Motown record company, and Nancy Leiviska, a writer and producer. He is one of seven siblings.In 1995, he received his diploma from Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles.

Career of Redfoo

Redfoo produced rapper Ahmad’s single “Back in the Day” in 1994. On Ahmad’s debut album, he co-produced seven other tunes. In 1996, he signed with Bubonic Records and collaborated on the album ‘Balance Beam,’ which was released on October 10, 1997, with rapper Dre’ Kroon.

‘Life is a Game of Chess’ and ‘The Freshest’ were two more singles he released with Kroon. Redfoo collaborated with The Black Eyed Peas on the song “Duet” in 1999. After that, he worked on Defari’s ‘Focused Daily.’ He appeared in the Figgkidd song ‘I Gotta Know,’ which reached No. 50 in Australia in 2004.

He and his nephew Sky Blu established LMFAO, an electro-pop band, in 2006. Redfoo’s friend brought them to Jimmy Iovine, the head of Interscope, who signed them to Interscope/ Music as they were gaining recognition through their gigs and radio plays.

LMFAO’s debut studio album, ‘Party Rock,’ was released on July 7, 2009 by Interscope Records. ‘I’m in Miami Bitch,’ the album’s first single, was released in 2008. On September 8, 2009, the second single, ‘La La La,’ was released. The third single, ‘Shots,’ was released on October 13, 2009, followed by the fourth single, ‘Yes,’ on December 15, 2009.

The Crystal Method’s single ‘Sine Language’ featured LMFAO in 2009. They were featured on David Guetta’s hit song “Getting Over You” in 2010, which charted in the Top 10 in 11 countries and reached No. 1 in three.

On June 21, 2011, LMFAO released their second album, ‘Sorry for Party Rocking.’ Lauren Bennett, a British singer, was featured in the band’s first single, “Party Rock Anthem,” which was released on January 1, 2011. On May 27, 2011, the second single, ‘Champagne Showers,’ was released. The third song, ‘Sexy and I Know It,’ debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes charts globally on October 3, 2011.

Redfoo declared on September 21, 2012 that he will no longer perform with Sky Blu and will pursue a solo career.
In December 2012, Redfoo released his solo single “Bring Out the Bottles.” He appeared in the film ‘Last Vegas’ the following year. He also appeared in the Australian edition of ‘The X Factor,’ a singing talent program, in the fifth season.

In September 2013, Redfoo released the smash single “Let’s Get Ridiculous.” He debuted the pilot episode of his comic online series ‘Behind the Speedo’ in October. The sixth season of ‘The X Factor Australia’ featured Redfoo in 2014. He released the single ‘Where The Baes At’ in June and the single ‘New Thang’ in August.

He was featured in the song ‘Play-N-Skillz’ and the video ‘Literally I Can’t’ in October 2014. The song received a lot of backlash for being anti-women. He was the first to be eliminated from the 20th season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in the same year. He had previously served as a guest judge on the show’s 18th season.

He released the promotional song ‘Lights Out’ off his second album, ‘Party Rock Mansion,’ on January 15, 2016. The album was published on March 18, 2016, and contained previously released songs such as ‘Keep Shining,’ ‘Party Train,’ and ‘Like Ya Just Don’t Care.’

He joined the ‘Party Rock Crew’ in 2017 to perform all over the world. In July 2017, he appeared in the music video “Holiday” by Harvey Cantwell. The album ‘Party Rock’ by LMFAO reached No. 33 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on the Billboard Dance Chart. In December 2008, the single “I’m in Miami Bitch” was released, reaching No. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 37 on the Canadian Hot 100.

The ‘Party Rock Anthem’ has been his most successful single to date, reaching No. 1 in the United States, the United Kingdom, and 11 other countries. The song also charted in Italy and Norway, and it was the third best-selling single of 2011, with 9.7 million copies sold worldwide.

His single “Let’s Get Ridiculous” debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified platinum four times by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The track ‘New Thang’ was also a big hit in Australia, reaching No. 3 there.

Achievements & Awards

LMFAO was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010 for their album “Party Rock.” The American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group went to LMFAO in 2011. The band was named Favorite Music Group at the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards. For the track ‘Party Rock Anthem,’ they received three Billboard Music Awards that year, including Top Radio Song, Top Digital Song, and Top Dance Song.

His Personal Experiences

In 2012, Redfoo began dating tennis superstar Victoria Azarenka, however the couple broke up in 2014. He’s also a tennis player who tried to qualify for the US Open in 2013. In addition, he competed in the USTA Northern California Sectional qualifying competition.

He is the owner of the Party Rock clothing company and sponsors the Party Rock Open, an ITF Women’s Circuit tournament, through it. LMFAO claimed in 2015 that Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.’s LMFAO Stout infringed on their trademarked term. Pigeon Hill Brewing and band LMFAO reached a deal after weeks of litigation, allowing the former to keep its trademark for LMFAO Stout.

Sky Blu, his nephew, accused him of stealing the LMFAO brand, which they had developed together, in a Facebook post in 2017. Sky Blu’s lawyer notified him that Redfoo is claiming all LMFAO royalties himself, prompting this post.

Estimated Net Worth

Stefan Kendal Gordy, better known by his stage name Redfoo, is an American singer, dancer, record producer, rapper, and DJ with a net worth of $4 million. Stefan Kendal Gordy was born in September 1975 in Los Angeles, California.