With five GRAMMY Awards and a Global Globe nomination, Kuk Harrell has made his mark on modern pop music. The famed music producer, songwriter and vocal producer, has collaborated with industry greats including Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Usher, Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Shakira, Jessie J, Chris Brown, Lionel Richie, and Katy Perry.

In 2007, Harrell’s composition and production talents on Rihanna’s record- breaking hit “Umbrella,” earned him a GRAMMY Award for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration”. This opened the door for several other nominations and awards, including a 2008 GRAMMY award for Best Contemporary R&B Record for his work with Mary J. Blige on “Growing Pains”, a 2010 GRAMMY for Song of the Year for Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” a 2010 Golden Globe nomination for Best Song in a Motion Picture-Drama for “I See You,” the theme song for the James Cameron directed film, “Avatar,” a 2011 GRAMMY award for Best Dance Recording for “Only Girl (In the World)”, and a 2014 GRAMMY award for Best Urban Contemporary Album for Rihanna’s Unapologetic. Harrell has continued his work in the film industry as well, most recently as the vocal producer for Sony Pictures’ “Annie”, working with the actors; including Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Cameron Diaz and Bobby Cannavale.


Filming begins today on location in New York on Annie, starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, and Cameron Diaz. An Overbrook Entertainment / Marcy Media production, the film is scheduled to be released by Columbia Pictures on December 19, 2014. A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures’ musical comedy, Annie.

Also starring in Annie are Rose Byrne as Grace, Stacks’ brilliant vice president and Bobby Cannavale as Guy, Stacks’ shrewd and scheming political consultant. Also joining the cast are Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje as Nash, Amanda Troya as Pepper, Eden Duncan Smith as Isabella, Nicolette Pierini as Mia, and Zoe Colletti as Tessie.

About Marcy Media:
Marcy Media Films, founded in 2010 by partners Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, Jay Brown, and Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith, was formed to develop and produce major motion pictures. Projects include the 2014 release of the re-imagination of the classic Broadway musical Annie.

In 2013, Kuk created "Kuk Harrell's World Wide Internet Talent Search" on youtube. To find out "Who's Next," Kuk appeared every Tuesday on Marie Osmond's talk show on the Hallmark Channel "Marie" to wrap up the week's hottest talent that came through on the World WIde Internet Talent Search! kuk-marie-roc-1