|Birth name||Rod Michael Koch|
17 February 1985|
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
|Labels||BMG Deutschland GmbH|
Rod Michael Koch (born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States on 17 February 1985) better known as just Rod Michael is an American pop singer. He signed with BMG Deutschland GmbH (German arm of BMG) in 2001.
In 2001, Rod Michael became a founding member of a boy band called B3 alongside Timothy Andrew Cruz and John Steven Sutherland. Rod Michael left the band at end of 2002 and was replaced by Blair Madison Late. Michael had recorded with them First, their most successful album that went gold in Germany. B3's biggest hit was "I.O.I.O.", a cover of a Bee Gees song that was #4 in Germany in 2002 and was in charts in many European and Asian countries (including Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Thailand).
At end of 2002 Rod Michael went solo. In June 2003, he released his first solo single was "My Prerogative", a cover version of the Bobby Brown classic. He has written more than 60 original songs.
After success in Europe, in January 2008, "1720 Entertainment" distributed his first solo US release entitled "Knight in Shining Armor".
Michael took part in the blind auditions for the third season of the American singing competition The Voice. His audition was broadcast on October 1, 2012 on the last day of the blind auditions. He sang "Please Don't Go", a Mike Posner song. But none of the four judges Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera or Blake Shelton hit their "I Want You" button by the end of his performance, and Michael was eliminated without moving to the next round.
- with B3:
- First (February 2002)
- Solo Albums
- The Next Episode (March 2004)
- Intro feat. Caramel (01:14)
- Someday (03:53)
- Sadie (04:02)
- My Prerogative feat. Caramel (04:09)
- Dirty Love feat. Silvashado & Caramel (03:40)
- X Boyfriend (03:21)
- Here Comes Love Again (03:18)
- The Way U Are (03:38)
- Supernatural (03:10)
- Song 4 U (03:02)
- Nothing But Trouble (03:06)
- Dreams (03:09)
- Show U The Way (02:41)
- When I Think Of U (06.55)
- Singles with B3:
- "You Win Again" (2001)
- "Nightfever" (2002)
- "I.O.I.O." (2002)
- Solo singles
- "My Prerogative" (May 2003) (CD)
- "Someday" (2004) (CD)
- "Knight in Shining Armor" (2008)
- Can't Believe It (T-Pain featuring Rod Michael)
- Rod Michael Official site
- Rod Michael Yhaoo page