James Blunt enjoyed having the best selling album of 2005 in the UK, and ultimately sold over 11 million copies of his debut album globally. The principal reason for this success and the launch of this artist’s career was the third single off the record You’re Beautiful. Skarbek wrote this song with Blunt, and the record achieved a Number 1 position in the UK, Canada, the US and 7 other countries. The song also received 3 Grammy nominations in 2007. Similarly, the transition from young teen tv star to bona fide musical star really helped by the success of Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball. Another Skarbek composition, this song became a US Number 1 song, as well as a UK, Canadian and Spanish number 1 and a top ten single across Europe. Alongside these successes, Skarbek also wrote Cold Shoulder on Adele’s debut album 19 which went charted at Number 1, went on to win the Mercury Music Prize, and two Grammys. Skarbek enjoys making a wide and varied contribution to the musical landscape and has also made key material and enjoyed excellent levels of commercial success for artists such as Lana Del Ray, Back Street Boys, James Bay, Jason Mraz, Gavin James and Jessie Ware.