Mikky Ekko , the guy who co-wrote, co-produced and sang with Rihanna on her smash hit "Stay," will release his debut album this fall.
The album, called Time, doesn't have a release date yet, but the first single, " Smile ," is now available. Among Mikky's collaborators on the album are OneRepublic 's Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco , both of whom worked on Maroon 5 's recent albums.
"Stay," Mikky's collaboration with Rihanna, was one of the biggest hits of 2013, selling more than 10 million tracks worldwide, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning Rihanna and Ekko a Grammy nomination. The two also performed the song on that year's Grammy telecast.
In addition to working on his own music, Mikky, a Louisiana native who lives in Nashville, is also working on projects for other artists, including Rihanna and Gwen Stefani.
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