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|Occupation(s)||Singer, composer, record producer, music director, arranger, Vocal arranger|
Clinton Cerejo is an Indian music producer, film composer and singer.
Clinton Cerejo was born into an academically inclined family with no known musical background. His father was an engineer at L&T and mother is a French professor. His elder brother is a software professional and his younger sister is an editor for medical journals in the United States.
During his younger days, he was influenced by great producers such as Quincy Jones, Trevor Horn, Arif Mardin, Stevie Wonder, Babyface, Hugh Padgham, Peter Gabriel, Roland Orzabal, and Roy Thomas Baker.
Clinton married Dominique Cerejo, who was his college friend and is now an established singer.
During his time at college, he would often have jam sessions with his friend Siddharth Haldipur (of music director duo Sangeet-Siddharth fame). It was on one such session that Amar Haldipur (Siddharth's father), who is a famous arranger and violinist, noticed Clinton and took a liking to his voice. Amar introduced Clinton to Anand Modak, the music director of a Marathi film Mukta and soon he was performing his first song in a recording studio. It was an English song for a Marathi film, picturised on an African-American.
After a series of sporadic recordings, he started lending his voice to many advertisement jingles. During this period he worked with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Lezz Lewis, Ranjit Barot & Louis Banks. Some of his contemporaries at that time were KK and Kunal Ganjawala, who went on to become playback singers. Clinton and Kunal sang a lot of jingles together.
Realizing that his voice was not versatile enough to be a successful jingle singer, he started looking at other areas of interest.
A. R. Rahman, while working in an adjoining studio, happened to overhear one of Clinton's vocal arrangements for a song and when they met a month later, offered Clinton the opportunity to work with him. Soon his work was noticed by many and other projects followed.
Eventually Clinton went on to work with many leading Indian music composers performing various roles in the music department. Later on he composed various songs which were featured in Coke studio. One of the famous songs is "Madari", sung by Vishal Dadlani and Sonu Kakkar.
|2011||Pyaar Ka Punchnama||Hindi||Composed songs in collaboration with Hitesh Sonik|
|2012||Kahaani||Hindi||Background score only.|
|Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu||Hindi||Background score only.|
|2015||Tevar||Hindi||Background score only.|
|2016||Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh||Hindi||Original songs & Background score.|
|2019||Badla||Hindi||Original songs & Background score.|
|2019||Section 375||Hindi||Background Score only.|
|2021||Ezra||Hindi||Original songs & Background score.|
|2013||Reunion Song||Composer for Google India Google Search Advertisement|
|2012||"Madari-Coke studio"||Composed the song|
|2005||Jawani Diwani (Hindi)||Clinton composed the title track for this album which was sung by Bobby Moon|
|2016||Jammin||Inquilab Mera Khwab by Sanam and Clinton Cerejo||Ishq Abhi Bhi By Clinton Cerejo And Sanah Moidutty||Tonight We Dance by Clinton Cerejo & RaagaTrippin|
|2018||Jammin Season 2||Kya Karoon? And Mehram by Clinton Cerejo and Prakriti Kakar||Naina Thug lenge By Clinton Cerejo And Salman Ali||Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga and Safar by Clinton Cerejo & Gajendra Verma|
As music producer (For other composers)
|2012||Mauje Naina||MTV Coke Studio season 2|
|2011||7 Khoon Maaf||Vishal Bhardwaj|
|2007||Come One Come All||The Fine (band)|
|2017||Kaadhali||Telugu||Prasan Praveen Shyam||
|2013||Run Raja Run||Telugu||
|2013||One By Two||Hindi||Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy||
|2013||Raja Rani||Tamil||G.V Prakash||
|2013||Ek Thi Daayan||Hindi||Vishal Bhardwaj||
|2012||Blood Money||Hindi||Sangeet Haldipur, Siddharth Haldipur||
|2012||Vicky Donor||Hindi||Abhishek Akshay||
|2012||Ekk Deewana Tha||Hindi||A R Rahman||
|2011||Oosaravelli||Telugu||Devi Sri Prasad||
|2011||Pyar Ka Punchnama||Hindi||Clinton Cerejo, Hitesh Sonik||
|2011||7 Khoon Maaf||Hindi||Vishal Bhardwaj||
|2010||Karthik Calling Karthik||Hindi||Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy||
|2009||All the Best: Fun Begins||Hindi||Pritam||
|2009||Wake Up Sid!||Hindi||Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy||
|2009||Siva Manasula Sakthi||Tamil||Yuvan Shankar Raja||
|2009||Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam||Telugu||Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy||
|2008||Vaaranam Aayiram||Tamil||Harris Jayaraj||
|2008||Yuvvraaj||Hindi||A. R. Rahman||
|2006||Kalvanin Kadhali||Tamil||Yuvan Shankar Raja||
|2006||Happy||Telugu||Yuvan Shankar Raja||
|2005||Kanda Naal Mudhal||Tamil||Yuvan Shankar Raja||
|2005||Neal 'n' Nikki||Hindi||Salim-Sulaiman||
|2004||Manmadhan||Tamil||Yuvan Shankar Raja||
|2003||Darna Mana Hai||Hindi||Salim-Sulaiman||
|2003||Boys||Tamil||A. R. Rahman||
|2003||Naaga||Telugu||Vidyasagar & Deva||
|2001||One 2 Ka 4||Hindi||A. R. Rahman||
|2000||Kandukondain Kandukondain||Tamil||A. R. Rahman||
|2000||Alaipayuthey||Tamil||A. R. Rahman||
|1999||Taj Mahal||Tamil||A. R. Rahman||
Awards and nominations
|Mirchi Music Awards|
|2010||Best Programmer & Arranger of the Year||"Dil To Bachcha Hai" from Ishqiya||Nominated|||
|2012||Background Score of the Year||Kahaani||Won|||
|2017||Best Song Producer (Programming & Arranging)||"Julia" from Rangoon|||
|2020||Best Background Score||Badla||Nominated|