Where in the world is…Posted: April 16, 2012
There are two things I remember about Mr. Cabrera:
- He used to have the most outrageous, yet attractive hair I’ve ever seen. Probably could store tons of junk in it too.
- He dated Ashlee Simpson (pre lip-syncing debacle) and got a record deal out of it. Hint: Papa Joe Simpson.
Before I get to the Ashlee Simpson era of Ryan’s life, let’s rewind to July 18, 1982. If you guessed that this is Ryan’s birthday…I have a prize waiting for you at my apartment. Head on over and ask for Baby Al or Maria (those are the cats…they run this town) for assistance.
Anywho, Ryan was born in Dallas, Texas, his middle name is Frank and he is Colombian…into it.
Ryan caught a break in 2001 when he was signed to Atlantic Records but didn’t release his debut single until May 2004. The name of the song will probably bring back some sweet, sweet memories…”On the Way Down.” I was into this song…hard. But Ashlee Simpson had to ruin everything and make an appearance in the video…ugh.
In August 2004, Ryan’s (second) album “Take It All Away” was released and Carson Daly was predicting big things for Mr. Cabrera. During the first week of the album release, “Take It All Away” sold over 66,000 copies an eventually was certified double platinum. Two additional singles were released off this album: “True” and “40 Kinds of Sadness.”
Now that I have refreshed your memory…what the hell has Cabrera been doing since 2004?
In 2005, Cabrera released his second studio album “You Stand Watching” that included singles “Shine On” and “Photo,” which is based on his relationship with Ashlee Simpson. The album peaked at number 24 in the U.S.
It took until 2008 for Cabrera to release his third studio album titled, “The Moon Under Water” which peaked even lower at 177…o0o0o0 burn.
I guess Ryan filled his spare time with all the ladies he previously dated. Besides Ashlee, Ryan was linked with Lisa Origliasso from The Veronicas, Riley Keough (Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter) and Audrina Patridge. At least his relationship with Audrina got him some TV time on “The Hills.” He was also spotted on that brief reality show “Pretty Wild.” Remember that one?
Recently, Cabrera has been laying pretty low. The last Cabrera spotting was back in Oct. 2011. The singer was partying his face off at The Roosevelt. Hey at least we know he’s not dead and he’s still rocking that sweet, but awkward hairdo.
Ryan – it’s time for a full-on comeback…consult B. Spears for further directions.