Sacario

Sacario

Also known as Saccarrio
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Discography of Sacario:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Live Big (Remix) 4 Audio 2002 Elektra
2 Live Big (Remix) 4 Audio 2002 Elektra
3 If I Could Go! 4 Audio 2002 Elektra
4 Live Big (Remix) 4 Audio 2002 Elektra
5 If I Could Go! 7 Audio 2002 Elektra


Jamar Austin, (born January 16, 1980), who records under the mononym Sacario is an American rapper and songwriter best known for writing the song If I Could Go for Angie Martinez.[1] Billboard (magazine) named the song among the biggest songs of the year in 2002.[2][3] It was featured on Totally Hits 2002: More Platinum Hits which is Certified Platinum by the RIAA with sales of over 1,000,000 copies.[4]

His first record release "Live Big (Car Keys)" (2002) and "If I Could Go" were both included on The Transporter movie soundtrack.[5] In the first ever deal of its kind EA Trax packaged "If I Could Go" with NBA Live 2003 Video Game Soundtrack.[6] The soundtrack sold 1.3 Million copies worldwide and is inducted into the Guinness World Records as the "first officially-released video game soundtrack to be RIAA certified platinum".[7][8] According to Guinness World Records, NBA Live 2003 Soundtrack went Platinum in only 6 months.[7][8]

In 2004 MTV announced his nomination in the Mixtape Artist of the Year category at The Annual Mixtape Awards.[9] His latest projects include his film and music production company, Quiet Ink productions[10] and a new mixtape Sneak Attack .[11]

On September 28, 2001 Sacario signed a production deal with Angie Martinez's Animal House Productions. In addition, 3 months later he signed a Record deal with Elektra Records.[12] The two joint venture labels first Sacario release was Live Big Car Keys remix. The remix included Angie Martinez & rapper Fat Joe. The remix was featured on The Transporter Movie Soundtrack.[13] Even thou Sacario signed to Elektra Records as an Artist, he birthed a career as a successful ghostwriter,[14] penning Angie Martinez entire Animal House (album)[15]

Animal House by Angie Martinez began with the debut Rick Rock produced single "If I Could Go" featuring Sacario & singer Lil Mo. The hit record remained on numerous Billboard charts including The Billboard Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs & Top 40 Mainstream Charts for 36 consecutive weeks.[16] The song won two Certified BDS Spin Awards for 50,000 radio spins and 100,000 radio spins.[17] His success continued with a special invitation to perform If I Could Go at Disneyland Park (Anaheim).

A cover of "If I Could Go" was recorded by the Kidz Bop Kids and was released on Kidz Bop 3 children's album.[18] The album debuted #1 on Billboard Kid Albums chart, #17 on Billboard 200 Album chart[19] "marking the highest chart debut ever for a non soundtrack children's album in the history of Billboard 200".[20] The album is Certified Gold by the RIAA selling over 500,000 copies.[4]

On August 20, 2002 Animal House (album) debuted #11 on Billboard 200 Album charts, and #6 on Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts respectively[3] selling 92,000 copies its first week.[21] Rolling Stone gave the album a favorable 3 out of 5 star review.[22] Sacario is also listed as one of the Album's Executive producer's.[23] He is the first recording artist in history to be named Executive Producer of his label bosses album.

Elektra Entertainment closed its Urban Department in 2004 when Elektra CEO Sylvia Rhone, who signed Sacario, was offered a new position of EVP at Universal Records.[24] Sacario was granted a release from his contractual obligation with Elektra and remains unsigned.


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