Cirkut Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 05 Oct, 2020
Facts of Cirkut
Date of Birth: 1986 , April-23
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Name Cirkut
Birth Name Henry Russell Walter
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place/City Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Profession Record Producer, Songwriter
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown
Online Presence Twitter
Music Group Let's Go to War
Albums Karmageddon
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Henry Russell Walter, known by his pseudonym Cirkut, is a Canadian music producer and songwriter who has helped co-write and co-produce songs for artists like Rihanna, Pitbull, Katy Perry, The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Jessie J, Kesha, Shakira, and Nicki Minaj, to name a few. Besides that, he is one-third of the Canadian electronic music trio Let's Go to War with Adrien Gough and Peter-John Kerr

How Old is Cirkut? Age, Early Life, Birthplace

Henry Russell Walter was born on April 23, 1986, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. As of October 2020, he is 34 years old. 

Career

Walter moved to Toronto when he turned 18 to pursue a career in music. His first big break came when he produced the instrumental track that would become the song "Mmm Papi" on Britney Spears' 2008 album "Circus". 

He has since gone on to write and produce chart-topping songs like Katy Perry's "Part of Me", "Roar" and "Dark Horse"; Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball"; Maroon 5's "Sugar"; and The Weeknd's "Starboy". 

Other than that, he has produced and/or written over 40 mainstream songs for artists such as Rihanna, Pitbull, Jessie J, Kesha, Shakira, and Nicki Minaj, to name a few. 

Cirkut has been nominated three times for a Grammy Award, winning in 2018 for Urban Contemporary Album for The Weeknd's album "Starboy". 

Henry Walter AKA Cirkut in-studio SOURCE: Elle

Besides his accomplishments behind-the-scenes as a music producer and songwriter, Cirkut once made up one-third of the Canadian electronic music trio Let's Go to War with Adrien Gough and Peter-John Kerr. They have released one studio album to date, titled "Karmageddon", on August 31, 2009.

He had known Gough since high school and once Let's Go to War disbanded, they briefly collaborated on producing music together as the production duo, Dream Machine.   

Cirkut is currently based in Los Angeles, California, where he still produces and writes for some of the biggest names in the music industry as part of record producer Dr. Luke's production house, Prescription Songs

Estimated to have a Net Worth of $5 Million 

As of October 2020, Henry "Cirkut" Russell Walter is estimated to have a net worth of around $5 million. While by no means definitive, his wealth is, nonetheless, attributed to his career as an avant-garde music producer and songwriter. He has helped co-write and co-produce records for the biggest pop stars in the world.

A thrice Grammy Award-nominated music producer, he won the Grammy Award for Urban Contemporary Album in 2018 for The Weeknd's "Starboy". On the performance side, Cirkut is part of the electronic music trio Let's Go to War with Adrien Gough and Peter-John Kerr.    

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