Award-winning independent recording artist Sir Ari Gold is trailblazing a storm of political pop. People Magazine says that Ari’s third studio album, Transport Systems, “takes the listener to fresh places” and Clive Davis says Ari “writes from the heart.” His Billboard Top 10 and #1 XM/Sirius Radio dance hit, “Where The Music Takes You” was voted as LOGO’s #1 Video of the Year and is the Grand Prize Winner of the 12th Annual USA Songwriting Competition. Born and raised in an Orthodox Jewish household in the Bronx, Ari released his first album in 2000, receiving critical attention from Billboard, HITS, and VIBE and has been featured on HBO, IFC, BBC, Radio 1, WOR, FOX News, NPR, MTV and VH-1 for breaking down barriers in pop music as an openly gay artist. His coffee table book and remix CD, released in 25 countries, with contributions by Boy George and RuPaul, featured the Billboard dance hit, “Love Will Take Over” which bumped Madonna out of LOGO’s top spot. Ari’s last two video’s “I Can Forgive You” and the Billboard dance hit “Human” mark his 4th and 5th consecutive #1 Videos on LOGO making him the artist with the most #1’s since the network first launched. Ari is an Independent Music Award Winner (Best R&B Song, “Love Wasn’t Built In a Day” featuring Dave Koz), a 2x Outmusic Award Winner, one of the 25 People That Make Us Proud by Metro Source, one of Genre’s Men We Love, an OUT100, was knighted by the Imperial Court of NY and received a “Decade of Achievement Award” from the 17th LGBT Expo. Ari has toured Europe, Canada and in over 50 cities across the US alongside Chaka Khan, Debbie Harry, and Cyndi Lauper including sold out stints at Joe’s Pub, BAM and Lincoln Center.. He has graced countless magazine covers around the world and his activism and charity work includes the HRC, Soulforce, Ali Forney Center, ACLU, Bialy House, amFAR, Live Out Loud and GMHC on HIV/AIDS awareness and research, homelessness and human rights. He is currently working on his 4th studio album with the first single, “Make My Body Rock” slated for a summer release.
What press and industry are saying about Ari Gold and his latest album Transport Systems:
“Ari wrote a very personal album and the lyrics attest to the battles that he’s been through...he writes from the heart.”
- CLIVE DAVIS
“Gold takes the listener to fresh places.” PEOPLE Magazine
“Ari Gold combines everything we ever loved about Michael and Janet...and Transport Systems is pretty much his Thriller--a musically and lyrically ambitious tour de force of modern sexuality, as concerned with turning heads as it is torsos. Its the kind of exuberant soul boogie George Michael once made...and it gives us hope for the future of sexy pop.”
- INSTINCT Magazine
“Ari Gold stands out from the pack…specializing in R&B electro dance sounds that are a pleasant surprise.” – ALL MUSIC GUIDE
“Gold’s music is both a declaration of love and a passionate rendition of identity politics. Luckily, Transport Systems is also ridiculously catchy, locking Gold’s themes into another firm R&B tradition — sneaking in the subversive lyrics through smooth vocals and clean production.” - The FORWARD
“A pop music masterpiece.” – OUT & ABOUT, Nashville
*Ari brings the fairy back into fairy tale in the his latest #1 video “Human.”
*Check out LOGO’s Video Of The Year, “Where The Music Takes You” where pop star/superhero Ari Gold saves the world with just one kiss.
*Watch the groundbreaking tribute to the work of Herb Ritts in Ari’s first video, “Wave Of You” off the Award-Winning album Space Under Sun
*See the video for the Billboard dance hit “Love Will Take Over” that bumped Madonna out of LOGO’s #1 Spot.
* Ari’s first #1 video ballad “ I Can Forgive You” Directed by Christopher Ciccone
Ari interviews the one and only RuPaul on his “Naked City Vlog”:
Ari interviews Grammy Winning R&B Superstar Brandy: