Ricky Rebel Biopgraphy
Ricky Rebel (Ricky Godinez) known by his stage name Ricky Rebel is an American singer-songwriter, musician, dancer and recording artist. Ricky is known for supporting Donald Trump and advocating for LGBT rights.
Ricky Rebel Age
Ricky Rebel is 38 years old as per 2018 born on December 2, 1980 in Upland, California U.S.
Ricky Rebel Net Worth
Ricky Rebel has an estimated net worth of $250,000.
Ricky Rebel Early Life
Ricky began training at the age of 7 years old as a gymnast and ranked 15th in the state of California at the age of 11. Around the age of 11, Riccky began training in classical ballet and jazz dance styles. He immediately entered dance competitions at the regional and national level. After some years of competitive dancing Ricky then began acting and performed in musicals like Annie in 1991, Oliver in 1992) and Phantom in 1994.
In Los Angeles, Ricky began training with vocal coaches Seth Riggs, Eric Vetro and Mara Buyugalova and choreographers like Marguerite Derricks. Ricky was cast by Debbie Allen in the lead role of Pepito’s Story, which debuted at the Kennedy Center.
Ricky Rebel Career
Ricky started working with the band No Authority in 1996, as their lead vocalist. The band, No Authority, was discovered by an A&R representative from Sony Records and subsequently was signed to Michael Jackson’s label MJJ Music, a custom label at Sony.
No Authority released their first album “Keep On”, in 1997, produced by Rodney Jerkins. The single “Girlfriend” appeared on the Trippin’ original soundtrack. During this time No Authority toured Europe twice and opened for Aaron Carter on the Kids Go Music Festival. The group also traveled to Canada to perform on the YTV Psyko Blast concert. Ricky was featured in 1999, in the Pepsi “Joy of Cola” commercial starring Aretha Franklin.
The group was later signed to Madonna’s label Maverick Records after A&R representatives obtained a copy of No Authority’s second album. The group released their first single “What I Wanna Do” while signed to Maverick Records, produced by Herbie Crichlow from their self-titled album “No Authority.” The next single “Can I Get Your Number (A Girl Like You),” charted at number 18 on the Billboard Charts and “I’m Telling You This” their third single was used in the movie Rugrats in Paris, which became a gold certified record. The group toured and performed with Britney Spears Destiny’s Child, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson and the All That! Music and More Festival after appearing in an episode of the Nickelodeon show All That!.
During the period between leaving No Authority and the beginning of his new identity as Ricky Rebel, he continued to perform on stage in shows like and Aida. In 2004, Ricky became known as “Ricky Harlow” when he assumed the role of lead vocalist for the band Harlow. Ricky produced an album with Jay Baumgardner while working with Harlow. After performing around Southern California with Harlow in 2009 the group disbanded when Ricky encountered strong censorship from his manager/producer and from the recording industry in general, about Ricky’s desire to be an openly gay musician and yearning to produce his own brand of dance pop music even since his days in No Authority.
Ricky was cast in 2010, in two of My Chemical Romance’s official music videos “Na Na Na” and “Sing” where he played an androgynous rollerskating character named “Show Pony”. Ricky opened for My Chemical Romance for their cd release party at the House of Blues in Hollywood.
Ricky Rebel has been performing as a solo artist since 2010. He made a guest appearance on VH1’s Audrina in 2011.
Ricky Rebel won the RAWards Musician of Year Award, in 2012 where he debuted his first big single “Geisha Dance.” Ricky released his first album “Manipulator” also in 2012.
Ricky collaborated with Claudio Cueni in 2014 and released his second EP the Blue Album. Ricky has been a regular contributor to US Weekly’s “Fashion Police” spread since 2014.
Ricky appeared on the Fox 5 San Diego in 2015, to perform his new single “Star” from his album “The Blue Album.” Ricky Rebel secured a sponsorship agreement with the cosmetics company “Mustaev USA”, in late 2015 and subsequently produced the music video for his most recent single “Boys and Sometimes Girls” directed by Rock Jacobs.
Ricky performed at the 2014, 2015 and 2016 “Out At The Fair” festivals at The San Diego County Fair as part of his commitment to advancing gay rights in the United States. He also performed at Gay Pride festivals in major cities like Phoenix, Orange County, Long Beach, Palm Springs, San Diego and Las Vegas. Ricky Rebel also performed at Matinee festivals in Las Vegas and San Diego in 2015.
Ricky performed at the 2016 “Get Out! Awards” in New York City. Ricky Rebel toured with boy-band O-Town later in 2016. Since 2015 Ricky has been working with Casey Alva, DJ’s Hector Fonseca and Tommy Love to remix his songs “Star” and “Boys and Sometimes Girls.”
“Boys & Sometimes Girls” spent 9 weeks on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart and peaked at #28 in 2017. Ricky performed at the 2017 SXSW (South by Southwest) Festival in Austin, Texas. He also performed at a charity event at the Cannes Film Festival.
Ricky Rebel Albums
Manipulator, Geisha Dance
The Blue Album
Star, Boys & Sometimes Girls
Boys & Sometimes Girls (Remixes)
Boys & Sometimes Girls (Remixes)
The New Alpha
Time, If You Were My Baby