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Birth nameAaron Kleinstub
Born (1989-08-20) August 20, 1989 (age 29)
OriginCleveland, Ohio, United States
GenresRap, R&B, pop
Years active2013–present
Associated actsEminem, Rihanna, Frequency, Bebe Rexha, Melanie Martinez
WebsiteImprint One80

Aaron Kleinstub (born August 20, 1989), better known by his stage name Aalias, is an American music producer and musician from Cleveland, Ohio.


Aaron “Aalias” Kleinstub is a songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist.[1] As a teenager, he won numerous awards playing jazz trumpet, including the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Award, honorable mention from the National Association for the Advancement of the Arts, a Berklee Music Camp scholarship and a selection to perform in the Grammy Jazz Band at 16.[2] After graduating from Kenston High School in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Aalias moved to New York to study at Juilliard.[1] He later transferred to Berklee College of Music, where he graduated with a focus in music production.[1]

Aalias is perhaps best known for co-writing and co-producing the #1 hit song "The Monster" by Eminem featuring Rihanna.[1] "The Monster" reached #1 on eight separate Billboard charts, including four weeks at #1 on the Hot 100[3] and thirteen weeks at #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[4] It also topped the charts in twelve countries including Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom and won a Grammy for Best/Rap Sung Collaboration.[5]

Selected discography[edit]

Artist Song Album (label year)
The Kite String Tangle "Give it Time" feat. Aalias (Warner Music Australia 2018)
Jaira Burns "Low Key in Love" (Interscope 2018)
Eminem "Revival (Interlude)" feat. Alice and the Glass Lake
[Produced with Frequency for Whole Doubts]
Revival (Interscope 2017)
Whole Doubts ”Leave” feat. Kevin Garrett (Whole Doubts 2017)
Robin Schulz & Aalias "Fools" feat. IRO Uncovered (Warner 2017)
John Splithoff "Show Me" feat. Madison Ryann Ward (2017)
Janelle Kroll & Aalias "Blush" (Lokal Legend 2017)
Sam Bruno "Hello Hater" & "Tip of My Tongue" I Am Sam, Pt. 1 (Atlantic 2017)
Bryce Fox "Coldhearted" [Co-Produced with Frequency] Heaven on Hold (2017)
DJ Snake "Middle" [Co-Produced with DJ Snake] Encore (Interscope 2016)
TOTEM & Aalias "Bubblegum" (Totemic Sound 2016)
Ro James "The Ride" Eldorado (RCA 2016)
Handsome Ghost "Eyes Wide" feat. Whole Doubts The Brilliant Glow (Photo Finish 2016)
Melanie Martinez "Mad Hatter" [Produced with Frequency] Cry Baby (Atlantic 2015)
Bebe Rexha "Gone" [Co-Produced with Frequency; Maki] (Warner Bros. 2014)
Eminem "The Monster" feat. Rihanna
[Co-Produced with Frequency; Add'l Inst. by Maki]
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (Interscope 2013)


  1. ^ a b c d "Aalias - a.k.a. Geauga County's Aaron Kleinstub - steps into big time as co-producer of Eminem's 'The Monster'". cleveland.com. 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  2. ^ "Primary Wave Music - Aalias". Primarywave.com. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  3. ^ "Pitbull, Ke$ha Take 'Timber' to Top of Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  4. ^ "Beyonce Earns 7th No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs No. 1 with 'Drunk In Love'". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  5. ^ "Kleinstub rocks with Grammy Award-winning 'The Monster' - Cleveland Jewish News: Entertainment". Cleveland Jewish News. 2015-02-19. Retrieved 2015-09-06.