Michael Anthony Subercaseaux (born May 6, 1988), known professionally as Michael Caseau (pronounced "Michael Cass-soh"), is an American singer-songwriter, music executive and entrepreneur. Caseau is of direct lineage to the Subercaseaux family and of French Chilean, and Sicilian descent. In 2011, Caseau started gaining recognition as an asset to major music companies and prominent recording artists through building his moniker. He is the chairman and primary executive officer of "The Young 'N Grateful Group, Inc.” (YOUNG ‘N GRATEFUL), a New York-based Music, Media and Advertising company with a sub-set in investments and real-estate management for the company's subsidiary “YNG Capital Partners, LLP.”
As of January 6, 2018, Caseau currently holds a total of (11) Billboard No. 1's on the Billboard Charts for Eminem's 2017 release of Revival (Album), charting on Billboard 200, Billboard Top Album Sales, Billboard Artist 100, Billboard Top Rap Albums, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales, Billboard Top Canadian Albums. Also achieving No. 3 on Billboard Canadian Hot 100, No 2. on Billboard Germany Albums Chart and Peaking at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 for his role in discovering, managing and marketing Brooklyn act, Phresher.
He was born in Stony Brook, New York and grew up in Queens, New York in the Jamaica Estatesand Rego Parkneighborhoods. Caseau is of the prominent Subercaseaux Family and is the great grandson of Ramón Subercaseaux Vicuña.[
The Subercaseaux family is of French descent originating from the cities of Dax and Bordeaux, France becoming notable in the Norte Chico region of Chile during the 19th century for their amassed wealth; and significant roles in Chilean mining, winemaking, politics and arts. His great grandfather was a French-born physician, Francisco Subercaseaux Breton and was one of the pioneers of Chile's mining industry. Caseau's biological father, Francisco Jose Subercaseaux was named after Breton as he was the family patriarch.
Raised by his mother, uncle John and grandparents. He grew up in an Italian-American household, associated to the Lucchese crime family, Anthony Casso and Paul Castellano. In 1997, Caseau's uncle was charged with selling crack cocaine with intent to distribute by way of his door-to-door food delivery business. Michael was abandoned by his biological mother in 2007. He was homeless for several years and recalls sleeping in a 7-Eleven bathroom on Northern Boulevard and Utopia Parkway (Queens) in Auburndale, Queens
Starting out as an artist and producer, Michael's inception into music label ownership and the Grateful imprint gave him the ability to distribute and service artists of choice. Operating Young ‘N Grateful with artists Such as Phresher, who most recently featured on Eminem's latest full-length release, Revival (Album). The music and media company have also gained notability for the August 2016 signing of Riff Raff with Ghazi Shami, The President and CEO of Empire to a joint venture and distribution deal to release music under "Neon Nation." Following DJ Afterthought, for the release of "Balloween," Riff's first album after fulfillment to his recording agreement with BMG/Sony. Balloween reached no. 2 on iTunes North American charts.
In January 2015, Michael was granted a Distribution deal with Empire. The Empire deal includes the label Young 'N Grateful, Neon Nation, NuLa Ent., and Legacy Publishing Group, Inc. Caseau has since taken on Nikolus Albright and Kris Henry to head the companies business’.