Ricardo Padua

InterContinental Music Awards Judge

Music Producer, Publisher & Artist Developer

The music either all sounds the same, or I find it offensive and tasteless. No real talent. Just artists who have been more or less created by a label. But if that label is your own, and you’re creating yourself then the formula changes into something positive. Such is the case with Ricardo Padua. His only ally is his inborn talent and he takes what he has and multiplies it a thousand-fold with his music. Ricardo proves he isn’t here just because of his looks. He’s here on pure talent and he’s not going anywhere.” – TUNELOUD MUSIC MAGAZINE
Ricardo Padua Ramirez (January 18, 1993) is a Mexican GRAMMY-Shortlisted Songwriter, Producer and Singer. He started playing piano at the age of 7 and by the age of 16 he was already producing music. Ricardo has been asked to pen songs for artists like Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and many others. Some of his credits include teen pop star “Kacey Fifield”, with whom he has written several GRAMMY-Shortlisted singles like “When I Grow Up”, “Keep Summer Going”, “Porcelain Doll” and “Hear Me Out”. Kacey and Ricardo were finalists on the International Hollywood Film festival “DANCES WITH FILMS” with their single “Hear Me Out”, the music video was screened at the legendary “Grauman’s Chinese Theater” in Hollywood, California. His GRAMMY-Shortlisted and Multi-Award winning album “Electronic Heartbeat” on which he uses modern production techniques like YAMAHA’s famous “VOCALOID” software had international success, it was acclaimed by the critics and it was shortlisted for the GRAMMY Awards as Album of the Year and Producer of the Year, making him one of the most recognized “VOCALOID” and “HATSUNE MIKU” producers in the world. His latest album “Sounds Like Me”, which features several artists from Mexico, was shortlisted for the LATIN GRAMMYs and it debuted on the Top 200 Pop Albums on the Mexican iTunes Charts.