St.Thomas natives Rock City smash hit “Locked Away”
Rock City, also known as R. City and Planet VI, is an American musical duo formed in 2003, from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The duo, composed of brothers Theron and Timothy Thomas, who use the stage names, A.I. and Uptown AP respectively, are also a songwriting and record production team. The Thomas brothers are perhaps best known for writing and producing hit singles for several prominent artists, including Sean Kingston (“Take You There”), Miley Cyrus (“We Can’t Stop”), Nicki Minaj (“Only”) and Rihanna (“Pour It Up”), among others.
The duo has also contributed to numerous Grammy-nominated albums including Rihanna’s Unapologetic (which won Best Urban Contemporary Album), Jennifer Hudson’s self-titled album (which won Best R&B Album), and Ariana Grande’s My Everything (which was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album)
R. City, “Locked Away,” feat. Adam Levine
After making their mark as songwriters, brothers Theron and Timothy Thomas are scaling the Hot 100 as artists, as “Locked Away,” their new single as recording act R. City, bounds 35-25. The track, featuring Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, surges to the Digital Songs top 10 (18-10; 66,000 downloads sold in the week ending Aug. 13, up 30 percent) and claims the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award (49 million in radio audience, up 33 percent).