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Paul Boutin is a Grammy Award-winning recording and mixing engineer best known for his work on Multi-Platinum records in the pop and R&B charts. For the past 20 years, Paul has worked closely with 11-time Grammy Award winner Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds. In this capacity he has collaborated on 23 Gold records, 15 Platinum records, and 16 Multi-Platinum records.

WHAT DID THEY SAY?

You are the most talented, hardworking individual I ever met. Go take a vacation !
Toni Braxton
Once upon a time in a little house in the mountains lived an engineer who studied mathematics, you’re the best.
Phil Collins
Amazing! How do you guys do that without even talking to eachother?
John Mellencamp

WHO HAS PAUL WORKED WITH?

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Paul has recorded world-class artists such as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Steve Wonder, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Mariah Carey, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Toni Braxton, Phil Collins, Céline Dion, Fall Out Boy, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, Seal, Usher, Lionel Richie, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, After 7, Johnny Mathis, Smokie Norful, Anthony Hamilton, Bobby V., Tamia, TLC, Mary J Blige, Brandy, Kelly Clarkson, Backstreet Boys, N' Sync, Pink, Avante, Anita Baker, Patti Labelle, Chrisette Michele, Jaheim, Ashanti, Jordin Sparks, Jamie Fox, Boyz II Men, Faith Evans, Jon B., Tyrese, and Dru Hill. He has also worked on very cool but never released sessions with The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Rascal Flatts, Musiq Soulchild, and Madonna.

23 GOLD RECORDS, 15 PLATINUM RECORDS, 16 MULTI PLATINUM RECORDS

- DISCOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS -

- 23 Gold records (8 singles & 15 albums)
- 15 Platinum records (2 singles & 13 albums)
- 16 Multi-Platinum records (1 single & 15 albums)

- 4 Singles in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10
- 7 Singles in the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart Top 10 (including 2 songs #1)

- 38 Albums in the Billboard 200 Top 10 (including 10 albums #1)
- 51 Albums in the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart Top 10 (including 14 albums #1)

- 3 Grammy Winning albums
- 18 Grammy nominations (7 songs & 11 albums)
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WHO IS PAUL BOUTIN?

Paul was born and raised in France. After undergraduate studies in biological engineering, Paul moved to the United States to pursue a career in music, his true passion. He studied music production and sound engineering at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1995, Paul spent a year as an assistant sound engineer at Paramount Studios and Sound Chambers Studios in Hollywood and Burbank. By the end of 1995, Rose Mann hired Paul as a runner at the Record Plant in Los Angeles. From this renowned studio, Paul learned his craft in top-of-the line recording rooms by night while serving Lattes to luminaries such as Prince or Michael Jackson by day.

From a runner’s position at the Record Plant, Paul progressed rapidly to being assistant engineer on a mixing session for ‘Waiting to Exhale’, a soundtrack album produced by Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Paul then spent a year assisting Brad Gilderman and Humberto Gatica on sessions for Céline Dion, Liza Minelli and Babyface. When Babyface opened his own private studio, Brandon’s Way, in the summer of 1996, Paul joined him as an assistant engineer, soon to be head engineer with in the year.

At Brandon’s Way, Paul has had the opportunity to work with many of the people who once inspired him to ditch a career in engineering for one in music. As fate would have it, his engineering and programming skills have proved invaluable as the music industry has shifted from analog to digital technologies over the past twenty years. Paul has never looked back with anything but gratitude.
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APPROXIMATELY 270 SONGS COMMERCIALLY RELEASED ON 110 ALBUMS.

Mixing is way more art and soul than science. We don’t really know what we’re doing. We’ve all been faking it for 40 years.
Eddie Kramer