Rob Kinelski

Robert Kinelski (born January 27, 1981[1]) is an American mixing engineer, engineer, and record producer. He is best known for his engineering and mixing work for Billie Eilish, Finneas, Lil Dicky, Big Sean, Karol G, Joji, Beyoncé, and more.[2] In 2020, Rob won four Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for mixing Billie Eilish's debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.[3]

Rob Kinelski
Birth nameRobert Michael Kinelski
BornNew York City, U.S.
Genrespop, R&B, hip-hop, alternative
Occupation(s)Mixing engineer, recording engineer, producer

Early life and career

Rob was born in Staten Island, New York; at a young age, he relocated with his family to nearby Howell Township in New Jersey, and later graduated from Howell High School and the SAE Institute in Manhattan.[1]

He started his career at Sony Studios New York, engineering for Swizz Beatz, LL Cool J, and Ryan Leslie, amongst others, notably working on Beyoncé's GRAMMY-winning album B'Day.[4]

After relocating to Los Angeles in 2009, Rob would collaborate with No I.D., J. Cole, Rihanna, Nas, Common, Vince Staples, Jhené Aiko, and Big Sean, and more as a member of the Cocaine 80s music collective.[4] Beginning in 2018, Rob has worked very closely with Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell, mixing a majority of their discography through the present.

Mixing discography

Singles and album tracks, by year, title, artist, and album name[5]
Year Title Artist Album
2009 "You Stop My Heart" Melanie Fiona The Bridge
2011 "Kiss Me" Ed Sheeran +
2012 "Loco-Motive" (featuring Large Professor) Nas Life Is Good
"Accident Murderers" (featuring Rick Ross)
"This Time" (featuring J. Cole) Melanie Fiona The MF Life
"L.O.V.E." (featuring John Legend)
2013 "3:16AM" Jhené Aiko Sail Out
2014 "Heavy Metal and Reflective" Azealia Banks Broke with Expensive Taste
"Ice Princess"
"Chasing Time"
"Gasoline" Troye Sivan TRXYE
2015 "Alright" Logic Under Pressure
"All Your Fault" (featuring Kanye West) Big Sean Dark Sky Paradise
"I Don't Fuck with You" (featuring E-40)
"Play No Games" (featuring Chris Brown and Ty Dolla Sign)
"Research" (featuring Ariana Grande)
"Pieces" Tanlines non-album single
"Save Dat Money" (featuring Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan) Lil Dicky Professional Rapper
"Molly" (featuring Brendon Urie)
"Lost on You" LP Lost on You
2016 "My Beyonce" (featuring Dej Loaf) Lil Durk Lil Durk 2X
"She Just Wanna" (featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
2017 "So Good" (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) Zara Larsson So Good
"Sunday Morning Jetpack" (featuring The-Dream) Big Sean I Decided
"Inspire Me"
"Bigger Than Me" (featuring Flint Chozen Choir and Starrah)
"Lung" Vancouver Sleep Clinic Revival
"Someone To Stay"
"Living Water"
2018 "Good Vibes" (feat. Tove Styrke) Alma Heavy Rules Mixtape
"Hail To The Victor" Thirty Seconds to Mars America
"Lovely" (with Khalid) Billie Eilish 13 Reasons Why: Season 2
"Crush Culture" Conan Gray Sunset Season
"Greek God"
"Come Out and Play" Billie Eilish non-album single
"Pussy is God" King Princess Make My Bed
"Winnebago" (with Quinn XCII and Daniel Wilson) Gryffin non-album single
"Believer" CYN non-album single
"Miss You" Jez Dior non-album single
"Come and Go" (featuring Rome Ramirez) non-album single
"Hotel" Blake Rose non-album single
2019 "When I Was Older" Billie Eilish Roma
"Lost" Blake Rose non-album single
"Love Alone" Mokita non-album single
"Cold In LA" Why Don't We non-album single
"Hit Your Heart" (with Dagny) Steve Aoki non-album single
"Terrible Ideas" CYN non-album single
"Bad Guy" (Justin Bieber remix) Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
"Angel" Finneas non-album single
"Tusa" (with Nicki Minaj) Karol G non-album single
"Tough On Myself" King Princess Cheap Queen
"Hit The Back"
2020 "Everything I Wanted" Billie Eilish non-album single
"No Time to Die" non-album single
"Ew" Joji Nectar
"Gimme Love"
"High Hopes"
"Pretty Boy"
"Like You Do"
2021 "Lo Vas a Olvidar" Billie Eilish, Rosalía Euphoria: (Original Score from the HBO Series)
"Good Without" Mimi Webb non-album single
Full albums and EPs, by year and artist name[5]
Year Artist Album Name
2011 Common The Dreamer/The Believer
2012 Big Sean Detroit (mixtape)
2013 Hall of Fame
2014 Cozz Cozz & Effect
2015 Le1f Riot Boi
Tanlines Highlights
2017 Joey Badass All-Amerikkkan Badass
Billie Eilish don't smile at me (all songs except Party Favor, Ocean Eyes)
2018 Cozz Effected
The Frights Hypochondriac
LP Heart to Mouth
2019 Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Milky Chance Mind The Moon
2021 Karol G KG0516
Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever

Awards and nominations

Award Year[A] Nominee(s) Category Result Ref.
Grammy Awards 2020 When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Album of the Year Won [3]
Best Pop Vocal Album Won
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Won
"Bad Guy" Record of the Year Won
2021 "Everything I Wanted" Won [6]
2022 "Happier Than Ever" Nominated [7]
Happier Than Ever Album of the Year Nominated
Best Pop Vocal Album Nominated
Latin Grammy Awards 2020 "Tusa" Record of the Year Nominated [8]


  1. ^ Indicates the year of ceremony. Each year is linked to the article about the awards held that year, wherever possible.

External Links

  1. ^ a b "Staten Island son up for three Grammys Sunday during music's biggest night". silive. 2020-01-21. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  2. ^ "Rob Kinelski Talks Mixing For Billie Eilish, Working With Young Artists, and Keeping His Approach Simple". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  3. ^ a b "2020 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Nominees List". November 20, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Inside Track: Billie Eilish 'Bad Guy'". Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  5. ^ a b "Rob Kinelski | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  6. ^ "Grammy Nominations 2021". The New York Times. 24 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Grammy Nominations 2022". The New York Times. 23 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Record Of The Year Nominees | 2020 Latin GRAMMYs". 2020-11-16. Retrieved 2021-01-04.