Rock Mafia

Rock Mafia

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Rock Mafia

Rock Mafia is an American record production/songwriting team, consisting of Tim James and Antonina Armato.


2010-present: "The Big Bang" and Collaborations

In late 2010, Rock Mafia released a song featuring James' vocals entitled "The Big Bang" "The Big Bang" music video featured Rock Mafia's frequent collaborator Miley Cyrus and Kevin Zegers. The video currently has more than 28 million views on YouTube.[1] Rock Mafia were reportedly talking with potential writers and producers to make the music video for "The Big Bang" into a film adaption. Armato revealed on her Twitter that she had been meeting with Miley Cyrus' mother, Tish Cyrus and Jennifer Todd to work on creating the film.[2] There has still been no confirmation by James or Armato on if they are still making the film.The song was used as the theme song for the VH1 reality show "Mob Wives" from 2011 until 2013. "The Big Bang" is featured on the video game FIFA 12, which launched in September 2011, and their song "Fly or Die" is part of the soundtrack in FIFA 13. In 2013, their song "I Am" featuring Wyclef Jean and David Correy was featured on the latest version of FIFA's video game series, FIFA 14 and was also featured on the soundtrack.[3]

In 2013, Rock Mafia worked in Europe with Aura Dione on her album "Before the Dinosaurs. The song was written and produced together with David Jost.[4] Afterwards in May 2013, Aura Dione released the song they collaborated on called "Friends" as a single. The song became a massive success through out Europe by becoming a top ten in multiple countries and topping the charts in Bulgaria and Poland.,[5][6] the song was also certified Gold in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland

A clip showing Miley Cyrus singing with James with production done by Rock Mafia in a song called "Morning Sun" was posted online.[7] Rock Mafia was one of the handful of production teams handpicked by Jimmy Iovine to help coach and record with contestants from American Idol Season 10.



Year Song Peak chart
2010 "The Big Bang" 98 7 N/A
2011 "Morning Sun"
(featuring Miley Cyrus)
"Fly Or Die"
2014 "I Am"
(featuring Wyclef Jean, Tokio Hotel, David Correy)
FIFA 14 (soundtrack)
"Good Life"
(featuring Lauriana Mae)

Featured singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"I'm on a Roll"
(Stefano Langone featuring New Boyz & Rock Mafia)
2012 49 - - - - - - TBA
"Friends" (featuring Rock Mafia) - 6 3 4 29 1 10 Before the Dinosaurs


  1. Rock Mafia - The Big Bang Featuring Miley Cyrus (Official Music Video). Retrieved on 2013-01-31.
  2. Miley Cyrus Working on Big Bang Film. MTV (2011-01-11). Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved on 2013-01-31.
  4. "Friends" hat Platz 1 der deutschen Radiocharts erobert (German). Universal Music Press Release. Retrieved on 2013-01-31.
  7. Miley Cyrus And Rock Mafia Collaborate On New Song, 'Morning Sun'. MTV Buzzworthy (January 12, 2011). Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved on 2013-01-31.
  8. - Discography Aura Dione. 'IFPI'. Hung Medien. Retrieved on 2 November 2011.
  10. - Aura Dione - I Will Love You Monday (365) (Dutch). MegaCharts. Hung Medien / Retrieved on 2 November 2011.
  11. SNS IFPI (Slovak). Hitparáda Radio Top100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Retrieved on 14 April 2012.
  12. Peak positions in Poland:
    • "I Will Love you Monday" (365): Listy bestsellerów, wyrónienia :: Zwizek Producentów Audio-Video (Polish). ZPAV. Retrieved on 2012-09-24.

External links

  • Official Website
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