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Ryan Frank Cabrera (born July 18, 1982) is an American pop rock singer and musician. In 2004, Cabrera debuted with his single "On the Way Down", a top ten hit in the U.S., and album Take It All Away. He continued his career with two more albums, You Stand Watching in 2005 and The Moon Under Water in 2008. Cabrera was born in Dallas where he went to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School in Richardson, Texas and then Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, and his ethnic background is Colombian. Listening to Dave Matthews Band influenced him to play acoustic guitar in another band, Rubix Groove, which opened for artists like Cheap Trick and Third Eye Blind. Cabrera composed three songs that impressed a studio engineer, who then let Cabrera record a full-length album, Elm Street, for free at Deep Ellum Studios. Take It All Away was released on August 17, 2004, at number eight on the Billboard 200 album chart and sold over 66,000 copies in its first week and eventually was certified Double Platinum. John Rzeznik, lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls, produced Take It All Away. His major debut single "On the Way Down" debuted on American radio in May 2004, and peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The second single was "True", whose music video featured Taylor Cole, an actress from the TV show Summerland. The third single was "40 Kinds of Sadness". Cabrera appeared on the Son of the Mask soundtrack with the song "Inside Your Mind" and the Fantastic Four soundtrack with the song "Always Come Back To You". Cabrera has starred in a concert film, Live at the Wiltern, with him performing songs from his album Take It All Away. Cabrera's second album, You Stand Watching, was released on September 20, 2005, and it included his singles "Shine On" and "Photo". Cabrera's relationship with Ashlee Simpson inspired "Photo". Several songs were co-written with singer/songwriter Andrew Ripp. You Stand Watching debuted at #24 on the Billboard 200 and sold around 37,000 in its first week and eventually got certified gold. In 2006, Cabrera released a single called I Will Remember You. The song quickly got heard by television executives, and used as the closing montage for the entire series of Will & Grace. Soon after, another show requested to use the song as their good-bye anthem. The song I Will Remember You was used to send off the female contestants of So You Think you Can Dance's 3rd season. Cabrera was then asked to perform the song on the season finale and after he did so, the song cracked into iTunes 100 most downloaded songs. He then added a re-recorded version of the song at the end of his third record, The Moon Under Water, released on May 13, 2008, under Frolic Room Records/Papa Joe Records and peaked at #177 on the Billboard 200. It released two singles, "Say" and "Enemies". On July 3, 2012 Cabrera released a new song called "Home" and is currently working on a new album. On August 2, Cabrera released another single called "I See Love" on iTunes.
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