Hipgnosis has a collection of proven hit Songs of culturally importance by some of the most talented and important Songwriters globally. Through Hipgnosis Songs Group, it is also the home for our Song Creation activities.
Trivium are key exponents of the metal community, blending all elements of thrash, alternative and groove metal. Formed in Florida in 1999 the band, fronted by Matt Heafy, earnt their stripes through touring and being major road warriors.
The band grew and grew and by the time they released In Waves (2011) as well as the David Draiman (from Disturbed) produced Vengeance Falls album in 2013, the band were even more melodic. They were ultimately Grammy nominated for their song Betrayer from the 2017 Josh Wilbur produced album Sin And The Sentence.
Illinois raised, Atlanta based Christopher ‘Tricky’ Stewart has always been deep in the mix of scouting, producing and writing for talent. He made a big impact on artists like Blu Cantrell, Sole, JT Money and Mya. By 2002 he had written the debut single for B2K Uh Oh, which was a Number 1 US single for 10 weeks and also the hit track Me Against The Music for Britney Spears. By 2007, Tricky had written Umbrella for Rihanna, a song that topped the chart in May of that year and stayed there for 7 weeks. The Song broke sales records at iTunes and claimed two Grammy nominations for Record Of The Year and Best Rap/Song collaboration. In the same year, he received another Grammy nomination for Mary J Blige for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance on Just Fine. More Grammy recognition arrived for Stewart with Blige for his work on her album Growing Pain, when he won the award for Best Contemporary R&B album. Hits kept a coming for Stewart with Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey. His song Touch My Body for Carey hit the Number 1 spot in 2008.
Alongside this, he crafted one of the ultimate female empowerment anthems with Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) for Beyoncé, which Rolling Stone declared as “the Song” of 2008. The song won three Grammys including Song Of The Year, and stayed at Number 1 in the US for 4 weeks. Tricky also helped kick-start Justin Bieber’s rise to fame, writing the track Baby featuring Ludacris; the song became a global success for Bieber as the lead single from his debut album.
Co-lead vocalist and guitarist in the two excellent US rock bands blink-182 and Angels and Airwaves. A native of California, growing up in a world of skateboarding and punk rock songs. blink-182 peaked in 1999 with their Enema Of The State album that sold 15 million albums. There are 10 blink-182 albums and 7 Angels and Airwaves albums to pick from as well as a side art project called Box Car Racer.
Tobias Jesso Jr. is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, born on 11 July 1985, in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He gained recognition in the music industry with his debut album Goon, released in 2015. The album received critical acclaim for its heartfelt and soulful songwriting, reminiscent of classic pop and piano ballads. Tobias’s honest and emotive lyrics, accompanied by his piano-driven melodies, struck a chord with listeners around the world. Over the years, he has collaborated with various artists and continued to build a reputation as a talented singer-songwriter with a unique style that resonates with fans of all ages.
In 2023 he won the ‘Songwriter Of The Year’ award in the inaugural year for this award.
TMS, the British songwriting and record production trio of Tom ‘Froe’ Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Pete ‘Merf’ Kelleher, are among the most successful songwriting trios in the world.
They have co-written records for a host of artists including Lewis Capaldi, Dua Lipa, John Legend, Marroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, Jessie J, One Direction, Olly Murs, Professor Green, Little Mix, Leona Lewis, JLS, Bebe Rexha and many others, among others.
TMS wrote the very powerful Read All About It, Pt. III for Emile Sandé’s album Our Version of Events, which won the Brit Award for Best album in 2013. This song was performed by Emelie Sandé at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.
They have had twenty Top 10 singles, sold over 15 million records and have contributed to over fifty top 40 albums.
Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved is one of Spotify’s most streamed Songs, having been played around 3 billion times on the platform.
Timbaland is in the very top tier of producers. Timbaland started the 90s creating songs for Jodeci, MC Lyte and for Missy Elliot’s R&B group ‘Sista’. By the mid 90’s Timbaland produced the hi Pony for Ginuwine, alongside holding the controls for Aaliyah’s second album One In A Million(1996), Missy Elliot’s debut album Supa Dupa Fly (1997), He then produced her second album Da Real World (1999) as well as Aaliyah on her self-titled third album which included the beautiful songs We Need A Resolution, More Than A Woman and I Care4 U.Timbaland also grew very much as an artist in his own right, releasing his debut album in 1997 alongside his rap colleague Magoo. His albums across the decade included an all-star line up of featured artists including Missy Elliot, Alliyah, Elton John, Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado. As the millennium arrived, Timbaland produced the hit single Cry Me A River for Justin Timberlake and he went on to produce Justin’s subsequent albums FutureSex/LoveSounds and the 20/20 Experience. In the mid 00’s, he produced Nelly Furtado’s Loose album (2006) which featured the monster hit Promiscuous and worked with many other artists including Keri Hilson and D.O.E. Timbaland’s output was prolific during this time, contributing to songs for an exceptional range of artists including Rihanna, Madonna, Ludacris, Nas and JayZ, but also more leftfield artists like Bjork where he produced her 2007 album Volta. In 2009, a collaboration occurred with Chris Cornell for the Soundgarden man’s 2009 album Scream. Always moving things on, Timbaland has more recently been responsible for starting the online hip hop ‘battle series ‘Verzuz’ with fellow producer Swiss Beatz and also for soundtracking the hit tv show Empire.