Ricky Reed Net Worth & Biography - Celebrity Net Worth




Ricky Reed is an American artist, Grammy-winning music producer, songwriter and founder of Nice Life Recording Company.

Reed is a solo artist and is also known as the lead vocalist of Facing New York and the MC, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter of the pop, hip hop and electronic music act Wallpaper. As of , Ricky Reed has an estimated net worth of about $15M.

At a Glance

Full name: Eric Burton Frederic

Other names: Ricky Reed

Birthday: July 23, 1982


Net worth: $15M

Occupation: Record producer, Singer, Songwriter.

Nationality: United States of America

Net Worth

Reed is the founder of Nice Life Recording Company. The band toured across the United States and also in Europe and Japan. As of , Ricky Reed has an estimated net worth of about $15M.

Early Life

Eric Burton Frederic was born on the 23rd of July, 1982, in California. Frederic founded the electronic music act Wallpaper in 2004. Wallpaper released their first album ‘Doodoo Face’ in 2009.

In 2013, they went on to release ‘Ricky Reed Is Real.’ The album reached the 10th spot on the US Heatseekers chart. When he was in high school, he was in a high school punk band.

Awards & Nominations

Ricky Reed has received RIAA platinum records for two Jason Derulo singles: Talk Dirty ft. 2 Chainz (4× Platinum) & Wiggle ft. Snoop Dogg (2× Platinum).

In 2015, Ricky Reed received a BMI Pop Award for his work on Talk Dirty.

The studio album "Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)" won Grammy Award 2020 for Best Progressive R&B Album where Ricky Reed was the producer of 12 titles of the album.

Favorite Quotes from Ricky Reed

“It’s a song about the devotion and perseverance required on both sides of a relationship to get through some really tough shit. In this case, it was getting through severe depression over the course of my wife’s pregnancy. To have this little one I’m holding now, we had some rocky times.” – Ricky Reed
“A lot of people from the Bay, especially musicians, feel like northern California is not the place where everything’s poppin’ off and not quite on the cutting edge artistically as New York or L.A. People from the Bay feel like they have something to prove, and I always love feeling like I have something to prove.” – Ricky Reed
“What makes me effective as a producer is sitting down first and foremost and asking an artist, ‘how are you?’ I figure out what’s going on, what’s up, what’s down and what’s good, and what’s bad. We don’t write songs immediately. We take a walk to the coffee shop or hang out in the backyard for a bit and kick it. Once we get to that place of comfortability, I can turn on the heat and make some tracks.” – Ricky Reed
”I had a falling out with a little high-school girlfriend, and I basically put a band and a show at a coffeehouse together so I could sing covers of punk love songs for her. That, honestly, was the impetus behind it. Once I played that first live show, I had that feeling. That was it.” – Ricky Reed
“Pitbull is, like, one of the most incredible humans. He recorded the verse in a day, we mixed it the next day, and it was on the radio in like two weeks after we made the initial track. That’s just how he works.” – Ricky Reed


In 2004, Reed formed the band Facing New York. The band released a self-titled album the following year. In 2008, they dropped an album titled ‘Get Hot.’ A few years later, they released an album titled ‘Dogtown.’

For the singer Lizzo, he co-produced some of her biggest hits, ‘Juice,’ ‘Good as Hell’, and ‘Truth Hurts.’ He has been nominated for Grammy Awards in 2017 and 2020 as the “producer of the year.

Most of Ricky Reed's wealth and success came thanks to his work as a successful producer. Reed has produced singles for artists including Far East Moment, Jason Derulo, Pitbull, Meghan Trainer, and CeeLo Green. He has produced many tracks and albums for Lizzo.