Songwriter and producer Rufio Hooks -- known for his co-write credit on BTS’ massive hit "Butter" -- has signed to Reservoir. The global publishing deal includes "Butter" along with all future works of Hooks, born Sebastian Garcia.
The K-pop phenomenon's second English-language single debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a spot it's held for seven weeks and counting. With such immense chart success, it might be hard to believe that the track was Hooks' first time working in mainstream circles. (Hooks is credited as Sebastian Garcia on "Butter.") His previous credits include pop, R&B, folk and country projects with artists such as Zach Crowell, Filmore, Jennifer Denmark, Jimmie Allen, Seaforth, Sophia Quinn, Cameron Bedell and Stephen Kirk.
"Seasoned songwriters dream of achieving the kind of record-breaking success that 'Butter' has, but the fact that this is Rufio’s first cut is utterly extraordinary and only speaks to his remarkable talent," said Reservoir’s executive vp of creative, John Ozier in a statement. "He has such a strong ability to write across various genres, and we’re eager to tap into his natural gift and identify future collaborations for him across the industry."