|F8 (Veit Renn) bio:
F8, also known as Veit Renn, is a singer, producer and songwriter born in Augsburg, Germany and currently located in Orlando, Florida. Renn has written and produced for artists such as NSync, the Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Hudson, Shaquille O’Neil, and Aaron Carter.
Renn started to get involved in music at the young age of six when his parents bought him his first organ. From the inspiration of his brother, nine years his senior, Renn began to write his own songs at an early age and showed interest in playing other instruments as well. In addition to learning to play the keyboard with the aid private lessons from an instructor, Renn also taught himself to play the guitar and bass. In his early years, while singing in bands since the age of 16, Renn was recognized with an award for “Most Promising Musician” of his hometown This, along with growing success from his writing for a band with members many years his senior prompted his enrollment to Berklee College of Music. There he developed multiple technical skills, including songwriting, arranging, sequencing, and singing.
After Berklee, he began working on an album with vocalist RAab, then signed to Rip It Records. Renn not only sequenced, but also co-arranged much of the project, including “Foreplay” a gold single from the album. He then went on to work with the group “Jaze” on a song titled “Summer Love Thang”. Soon after he met the Backstreet Boys, co-producing the platinum single, “I’ll Never Break your Heart” and a few more, Renn wrote and produced 18 songs for NSync during the group’s career and his license music and production has been used on HBO, Jenny Jones, and Nordic Track commercials. He has played a vital roll in the development of Nsync and Backstreet Boys and several upcoming Artist like “Natural”, “Jennifer Hudson”, Erly Thornton and Jamie Williams.
In addition to his talents as a producer and Songwriter, Fate or F8, as he is known now, also has become an accomplished engineer, mixing records in multiple genre’s; Jazz, Pop, R&B and Rock, He continues to work on projects with various artists and has started his own label called “Celerity Records featuring Artists Crystal Starr Knighton, Jesse Stevenson, Eugene Wilde and Ian Von and himself.
He is currently teaching Advanced Audio Production Techniques at Full Sail University.
Several Multi-Platinum Awards from RIAA as Producer/Songwriter/Engineer with over 50 million.
Nr. 1 on billboard Top 40 Chart with “I’ll Never Break Your Heart” – Backstreet Boys
Most sold records in US for first week of all time with NSync’s “No Strings Attached” Album
Community Service Affiliations
Member National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences
Full Sail School Advisory Committee 2002-2005
ASCAP Member 1995-2012
Universal Music Group published songwriter 2006-2012
SESAC 2012- current
|Celebrity 2001 Jive
Nsync 1997 BMG Ariola Munich 27 million (US)
Home For Christmas 2000 BMG Ariola Munich
No Strings Attached 2000 Jive
|Backstreet Boys 1995 Jive 37 million million(US)
Black & Blue 2000 Jive
|Michael Fredo||Michael Fredo 1999 Warner Bros|
|Wild Orchid 1997 RCA|
|2Ge+her||2gether 2000 TVT|
|2gether again 2001 TVT|
|Take 5||Against all Oddz 2000 Electra|
|Innosense||So Together 2000 RCA|
|The Grinch||The Grinch Soundtrack 2000 Intersccope|
|Boys and Girls||United 2000 Edel|
|Solid Harmonie 1997 Jive|
|Platinum Christmas 2000 Arista/RCA/Jive|
|Worthington Davis||Never Get to Heaven 1998 Coconut Records|
|Jamie Williams||Jamie Williams 2006 J.W Records|
|Others||Erly Thornton 2008 Groovelations RecordsRAab 1994 Rip-it RecordsCrystal Starr 2010 Celerity RecordsJesse Stevenson 2010 Celerity RecordsEugene Wilde 2010 Celerity Records|