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The stage name of singer/songwriter/producer Santi White, Santigold fuses punk, reggae, grime, and indie rock with electro. Originally dubbing herself Santogold -- a nickname given to her by friends -- her diverse musical background is reflected in acclaimed albums and singles including 2008's Santogold and "L.E.S. Artistes."

Born in Philadelphia, White grew up listening to reggae, jazz, Fela Kuti and Nigerian music, soul legends like James Brown and Aretha Franklin, and punk and new wave acts such as Devo and Siouxsie and the Banshees. With a double major in music and African-American studies at Wesleyan University, she began her musical career in the '90s, working as an Epic Records A&R representative and collaborating on the title track of GZA's 1999 album Beneath the Surface. The song also featured R&B singer Res, whose 2001 album How I Do White co-wrote and produced. The following year, another collaboration with GZA, "Stay in Line," featured on 2002's Legend of the Liquid Sword.

As the singer of the ska-punk band Stiffed, White's vocals commanded attention -- so much so that Martin Heath of Lizard King Records offered her a solo contract after seeing them in concert. After releasing two albums, 2003's Sex Sells and 2005's Burned Again (both of which were produced by Bad Brains' Darryl Jennifer), Stiffed disbanded, and White and her former bandmate John Hill began work on her solo debut. Meanwhile, the cover of the Jam's "Pretty Green" that appeared on Mark Ronson's 2007 album Version marked White's first credited appearance as Santogold.

White and Hill's blend of island rhythms, punk energy, and bright synths led to collaborations with Freq Nasty, Disco D, Switch, Spank Rock's Naeem, XXXChange, Steel Pulse guitarist Clifford Moonie Pusey, and M.I.A. The singles "Creator" and "L.E.S. Artistes" arrived in 2007, while the full-length Santogold was released in 2008, earning widespread acclaim. After spending the rest of the year touring with Björk, M.I.A., Coldplay, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and the Beastie Boys, in 2009 White changed her performing name to Santigold for reasons related to a possible lawsuit from wrestler/director Santo Gold (aka Santo Victor Rigatuso).

While working on material for her next album, she appeared on tracks by N.A.S.A. ("The Spirit of Apollo"), Beastie Boys ("Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2"), and the Lonely Island ("Turtleneck & Chain"). She resurfaced with new music of her own in 2011 with "Go," a collaboration with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O that featured production work by Switch and Q-Tip as well as White. The single served as a taste of Santigold's second album, 2012's Master of My Make-Believe, which White co-produced with TV on the Radio's David Sitek. That year, she also appeared on Amadou & Mariam's album Folila.

Santigold spent the next couple of years contributing tracks to the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack and the World Cup-themed collection Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game, and also appeared on A$AP Rocky's 2013 debut album, Long.Live. In 2015, her song "Radio" appeared in the soundtrack to the film Paper Towns; late that year, she released "Can't Get Enough of Myself," the lead single from her third album, 99¢. Inspired by the rampant commodification of 21st century life, the album featured collaborations with B.C. and I Love Makonnen and arrived in February 2016.

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  • Santigold on How Social Media and Having a Child Inspired Her New Album, 99¢

    Halfway through writing and recording her third album 99¢, out today, February 26, Santigold came to the realization that the record was becoming centered on a singular theme: the notion that everything in modern culture is a finely curated, assembled package. Instead of fighting against it, the Philadelphia native embraced that ethos, crafting a buoyant, exuberant pop album that criticizes the...

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Santigold for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Santigold for your next private or corporate function.
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Santigold Biography

The stage name of singer/songwriter/producer Santi White, Santigold fuses punk, reggae, grime, and indie rock with electro. Originally dubbing herself Santogold -- a nickname given to her by friends -- her diverse musical background is reflected in acclaimed albums and singles including 2008's Santogold and "L.E.S. Artistes."

Born in Philadelphia, White grew up listening to reggae, jazz, Fela Kuti and Nigerian music, soul legends like James Brown and Aretha Franklin, and punk and new wave acts such as Devo and Siouxsie and the Banshees. With a double major in music and African-American studies at Wesleyan University, she began her musical career in the '90s, working as an Epic Records A&R representative and collaborating on the title track of GZA's 1999 album Beneath the Surface. The song also featured R&B singer Res, whose 2001 album How I Do White co-wrote and produced. The following year, another collaboration with GZA, "Stay in Line," featured on 2002's Legend of the Liquid Sword.

As the singer of the ska-punk band Stiffed, White's vocals commanded attention -- so much so that Martin Heath of Lizard King Records offered her a solo contract after seeing them in concert. After releasing two albums, 2003's Sex Sells and 2005's Burned Again (both of which were produced by Bad Brains' Darryl Jennifer), Stiffed disbanded, and White and her former bandmate John Hill began work on her solo debut. Meanwhile, the cover of the Jam's "Pretty Green" that appeared on Mark Ronson's 2007 album Version marked White's first credited appearance as Santogold.

White and Hill's blend of island rhythms, punk energy, and bright synths led to collaborations with Freq Nasty, Disco D, Switch, Spank Rock's Naeem, XXXChange, Steel Pulse guitarist Clifford Moonie Pusey, and M.I.A. The singles "Creator" and "L.E.S. Artistes" arrived in 2007, while the full-length Santogold was released in 2008, earning widespread acclaim. After spending the rest of the year touring with Björk, M.I.A., Coldplay, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and the Beastie Boys, in 2009 White changed her performing name to Santigold for reasons related to a possible lawsuit from wrestler/director Santo Gold (aka Santo Victor Rigatuso).

While working on material for her next album, she appeared on tracks by N.A.S.A. ("The Spirit of Apollo"), Beastie Boys ("Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2"), and the Lonely Island ("Turtleneck & Chain"). She resurfaced with new music of her own in 2011 with "Go," a collaboration with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O that featured production work by Switch and Q-Tip as well as White. The single served as a taste of Santigold's second album, 2012's Master of My Make-Believe, which White co-produced with TV on the Radio's David Sitek. That year, she also appeared on Amadou & Mariam's album Folila.

Santigold spent the next couple of years contributing tracks to the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack and the World Cup-themed collection Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game, and also appeared on A$AP Rocky's 2013 debut album, Long.Live. In 2015, her song "Radio" appeared in the soundtrack to the film Paper Towns; late that year, she released "Can't Get Enough of Myself," the lead single from her third album, 99¢. Inspired by the rampant commodification of 21st century life, the album featured collaborations with B.C. and I Love Makonnen and arrived in February 2016.

Santigold Videos

  • Santigold - L.E.S Artistes - YouTube
  • Santigold - Can't Get Enough Of Myself [OFFICIAL LINEAR MUSIC ...
  • How I Wrote That Song: Santigold "Can't Get Enough of Myself ...

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  • How to book Santigold?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Santigold for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Santigold, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Santigold or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Santigold?

    Booking fees for Santigold, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Santigold, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Santigold?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Santigold for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Santigold for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Santigold or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Santigold or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Santigold is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Santigold for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Santigold generally travels from PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mike Posner, Jeremih, Pitbull, Rihanna and Kanye West. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Santigold for an upcoming event.

Santigold Speaker Videos

  • Santigold - L.E.S Artistes - YouTube
    Santigold - Can't Get Enough Of Myself [OFFICIAL LINEAR MUSIC ...
  • How I Wrote That Song: Santigold "Can't Get Enough of Myself ...

Santigold News

  • Santigold on How Social Media and Having a Child Inspired Her New Album, 99¢

    Halfway through writing and recording her third album 99¢, out today, February 26, Santigold came to the realization that the record was becoming centered on a singular theme: the notion that everything in modern culture is a finely curated, assembled package. Instead of fighting against it, the Philadelphia native embraced that ethos, crafting a buoyant, exuberant pop album that criticizes the...

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