Aren B

Real Name:
Brendan Nadel Woodard
Brendan Nadel Woodard, professionally known as Aren B, (born April 18th, 1980) is an American singer-song writer and entrepreneur, was top 30 on the sixth season of American Idol. Founder of the digital record label The RAIN Digital, Aren B has written for a number of artists in a variety of genres ranging from R&B to Pop to Electronic House music. In 2012, he had his most commercial success to date with EMI Music Poland recording artist Patricia Kazadi and her single "Burning Through My Heart".

Aren B has several Electro House releases under such labels as System Recordings, Kolour Recordings, Muzique Boutique, Lost My Dog, Loud East Records, and a remix of his 2009 release "Beautiful Connection" by OM Records Artist/DJ Fred Everything which charted on the Dance/Electronic Albums in 2010.


Aren B was born in Warrensburg, Missouri, and moved with his mother, Lelia Williams, to Oakland California at the age of 1. He began singing, playing drums, percussion and piano as a young child. At the age of 7 he relocated back to the Midwest (Columbia, Missouri) where he was able to establish a strong musical foundation by singing in the local choir, which his mother directed. At the age of 12 he began playing drums for a traveling gospel group "Soul Winners". He acquired a love for art and began drawing and painting while in high school and won several art competitions. He received a basketball scholarship and obtained a degree in The Arts. In 2006, he auditioned for the sixth season of American Idol in Memphis, Tennessee at the FedEx Forum with 18,000 other hopefuls. Out of Memphis he and 15 others emerged with a chance to continue on to the Hollywood rounds. When asked how he felt about making it to Hollywood he added, "It was a huge accomplishment for me, but I want more." He made the cut from 60 to 30, but was eliminated in the second round during the group portion of the show. In 2007 he took the next step in his career by moving to New York City to pursue his dream of music.


in 2008, Aren B was scouted by production company Moonlight Entertainment/Green Ocean Media, and signed as one of the first artists for the anticipated record label of Tommy Hilfiger in New York City. The label never became a success, so Aren B was forced to create other opportunities for himself. He began working with Sony executive Terrance Laurel to write for major artists such as Robin Thicke and Musiq. In 2009 he released his highly anticipated album "Private Symphony" with Australian digital label Blue Pie Records in hopes to establish a more global fan base. His single from the album "Cover Girl", created a buzz in Europe generating over 100,000 digital downloads. After turning down several major record deals, he decided establishing his own empire using the networks he had obtained was his next move. In 2011 he teamed up with hit producer, David Hall to create The RAIN Digital, a digital record label created for Musicians, by Musicians.


Aren B Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

MuBou010 Aren B - Thirst E.P. album art Bernard Jones And Jon Milsom Feat. Aren B Bernard Jones And Jon Milsom Feat. Aren B - Thirst E.P.(3xFile, MP3, EP) Muzique Boutique Recordings MuBou010 US 2009


LMDX003 Aren B - Don't You Wish (Part 1) album art Bernard Jones Ft. Aren B Bernard Jones Ft. Aren B - Don't You Wish (Part 1)(5xFile, MP3) Lost My Dog LMDX003 UK 2008
KRD-014 Aren B - Main Ingredient album art Bernard Jones Featuring Aren B Bernard Jones Featuring Aren B - Main Ingredient(4xFile, MP3) Kolour Recordings Digital KRD-014 US 2008