Tobias “Toby” Gad, born on March 28, 1968, is a renowned German music producer and songwriter based in the epicentre of the music industry, Los Angeles. With a Grammy-winning career, Gad’s impact extends globally, featuring 7 billion streams across his expansive catalogue of 400+ released tracks. His accolades are profound, including three Grammy Awards and ten Grammy nominations.
Gad’s journey took an exhilarating turn when he relocated to New York City from Germany in 2001. In 2007, he scored his first global hit, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry,’ co-written with Fergie, setting a monumental precedent. The success continued with Beyoncé’s chart-topping single, ‘If I Were a Boy,’ in 2009, a performance she delivered in a 5-minute medley at the 2009 Grammys.
His time in the studio with Madonna and Diplo spanned five weeks, resulting in the contribution of nine songs to Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ album, alongside various hit singles, including ‘Living for Love,’ which Madonna performed at the Grammys.
Gad’s influence has traversed genres and borders. He achieved the remarkable Diamond Award and an NAACP Award for ‘All Of Me,’ John Legend’s defining hit, which became one of America’s top streaming songs. For the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, Toby wrote an anthem titled ‘Lovesong to the Earth.’ This extraordinary project featured luminaries like Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, and more, underscoring his enduring global impact.
Adding to his list of accomplishments, Gad served as a distinguished judge on DSDS (German Idol) in 2022.
As of 2023, Gad decided to take a reflective moment and embarked on a legacy project, PIANO DIARIES. Gad reimagines eight of his greatest hits in a fresh light, transforming some of his most iconic songs into timeless piano-vocal recordings featuring new artists and hard remixes. This project embodies Gad’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of his artistry, crafting a resonant and timeless legacy in the world of music.