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RICKY REBEL - GRAMMY MEMBER & 2X TOP 40 BILLBOARD CHARTIST - A TRUE “REBEL WITH A CAUSE”

GRAMMY SERIES 2024


By Angel Men Chan

Instagram @angelmenchan


Ricky Rebel, a Grammy voter as a member of the Recording Academy, is talented singer-songwriter and recording artist. With two top Billboard 40 singles under his belt, "Boys and Sometimes Girls" and "The New Alpha," Rebel has proven himself to be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. His unique blend of pop, dance-pop, R&B, indie rock, and folk rock showcases his versatility as an artist.


Ricky Rebel, born Ricky Godinez in California also known as Ricky G and Ricky Harlow, is an American singer songwriter and has been active in the music industry since 1995. He first gained recognition for lending his voice to the Tom Hanks film "Apollo 13." In 1996, he joined the band No Authority as their lead vocalist and was signed to Michael Jackson's label MJJ Music and Madonna’s label Maverick Records.  Throughout his career, Ricky has worked on various films and projects, showcasing his talents as a singer, actor, and dancer.


In recent years, Ricky specifically reinvented himself to use the the name “Rebel” - aka Ricky Rebel - as to continue to make waves in the music industry and promote LGBTQ rights.  In 2018, he performed at the New York Pride parade, representing Univision TV Network, and released a music video for his song "Life is a Runway." He also launched a custom jewelry line called the "Ricky Rebel Renaissance" collection, showcasing his creative flair and passion for fashion.


In 2019, Rebel embarked on a tour of Japan as part of the "Champion" concert series.  On stage, he has performed live with Britney Spears.  He also made appearances at the Grammy Awards and on FOX & Friends, further solidifying his status as a rising star in the music industry. Additionally, ELLE magazine recognized Ricky Rebel alongside legends like David Bowie and Madonna for his bold fashion choices at the Grammy Awards, cementing his reputation as a style icon.


Most recently, one of the songs from Ricky Rebel's album 'Wild Reality,' titled "Time Will Tell," was featured in the movie 'Apocalypse Love,' which went on to win the Best Animated Feature award at the Golden State Film Festival. This achievement is a testament to Rebel's enduring talent and ability to captivate audiences across different mediums. With his infectious energy, catchy tunes, and fearless approach to music and fashion, Ricky Rebel is undoubtedly a rising star to watch in the music industry. Follow him onTwitter and Instagram to stay updated on his latest projects and performances.




I had the pleasure of seeing Ricky perform spectacularly live at the famous 50 year old - The Globos Club in Silverlake Los Angeles - and asked, “Who and what inspires you to continue to work in the music industry - which you are singularly so uniquely talented in?”


Ricky Rebel relies “First of all, thank you, I appreciate that. The people that have inspired me the most in the music industry are the artists who take chances, push boundaries, and reinvent themselves and their music. Artists like Madonna, David Bowie, Prince, and Michael Jackson. What inspired me to continue to work in this industry is the feeling I get when I’m on stage, sharing my music, and making people happy. It’s an indescribable feeling that I’m addicted to. There’s no better high in the world.”


Instagram @rickyrebelrocks


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Mar 23
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Great Job Ángel you are so fantastic ! You have such a great eye with people artists and also very talented to write. Ricky Rebel you are great GOAT Continue like that !!!😁😁😁

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Mar 23
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Bravo !!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Mar 23
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Fantastic article!

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