Born in Compton, California, Bellinger’s choice to go on tour and record music over a football scholarship paid off, and he quickly became super active in writing for some of the biggest pop and R&B artists such as Selena Gomez, Usher, Justin Beiber, Da Brat, Jacob Latimore and Big Time Rush. By 2012, he was working very actively with The Game, and by 2013 was releasing his own material via mixtapes and his own studio album The Rebirth in 2014. Bellinger won a Grammy for his work on the album F.A.M.E. by Chris Brown in 2011.
His early days on the guitar led to time spent in sessions with bands performing and writing and then on the road with artists like his long-term friend Craig David has given T. Smith a view of music creation and artist life that few others possess. To this end he has managed to become an artist friend, advisor, confidante and fellow creator to an even greater extent than many other songwriters and producers. Understanding virtually all genres of music, from his early work in the dance arena with the Rui Da Silva UK Number 1 single Touch Me, through the early stages of UK grime with Tinchy Stryder and his UK Number 1 single aptly titled Number 1 and with some Ivor Novello winning work for James Morrison. He has been a fully instrumental character alongside progressive UK artists like Kano, Stormzy and Dave. T. Smith worked with Kano on his Mercury nominated Made In The Manor album, Stormzy on his landmark debut and Brit Award winning album Gang Signs & Prayers and also with Dave on his Mercury Prize winning and Brit Award winning album Psychodrama as well as performing alongside this artist on his legendary Brits performance of Black. On top of this, T. Smith wrote and produced Adele’s Set Fire To The Rain and received a Grammy nomination for his contributions to Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour album.
Tuinfort showed all the hallmarks of being a young musical protégé. He was able to write and compose sophisticated musical material from a very young age, playing the piano very seriously, in the classical form from just age 6. By the time he reached his teens he was able to create full musical productions. He grew up in the Netherlands, but by 2006 he moved to the United States where he established an incredibly fruitful partnership with Senegalese recording artist Akon. Together they created songs for Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Sia and Michael Jackson. In 2009, he teamed up with David Guetta and together they created a sound, combining EDM with contemporary American pop R&B, which made for some of the most radio programmable material of its time. They entered into a period of record creating and hit making that rates with some of the very best for commercial success. Ultimately this led Tuinfort to win the prestigious BMI songwriter award an unprecedented 30 times. In his home country, the Dutch Royal Family fully commended Tuinfort for his achievements and his contribution to Dutch music on an international scale.
Kirkpatrick has rapidly emerged as a premiere league songwriter and producer in the pop lane. Growing up playing the drums, with a love of artists like the Aphex Twin, Daft Punk and the Bee Gees he developed his skills with electronic artists like Breathe Carolina and other artists in the rock lane such as Young The Giant, Neon Trees and Plain White T’s, Kirkpatrick then progressively become an entirely formidable force in the global hit making ecosystem. Early successes such as the UK Number 1 single for Jason Derulo’s Want To Want Me have been followed by Justin Bieber ft. Halsey’s hit This Feeling, alongside other monster smashes for Andy Grammer, Nick Jonas and Selena Gomez’s Bad Liar.
More recently, his work with UK artist Dua Lipa has seen his songwriting be taken to even greater success, with New Rules becoming a break-out global smash as well as a UK Number 1 single, and enormous subsequent singles including Don’t Start Me Now, which which received two Grammy nominations for Song of the Year and Record of the Year in 2021.
Itaal is a sonic explorer, having created music across genres of funk, techno, hip-hop and acid jazz in a range of projects including Big Muff and the Groove Collective. Recognition came from songs like soul Ascension for Maxwell, but his key success came via the song Smooth, which he wrote alongside Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 for Santana’s Supernatural album.
Raymond was a professional jazz and classical pianist who studied at Trinity College of Music. He was involved in a number of bands, became music director at the BBC, and was heavily involved across the easily listening, early pop and skiffle explosion of the time.
Having joined Phillips Records, he worked together with Frankie Vaughan, Mary Wilde and eventually very closely with the folk vocal trio the Springfields. Dusty Springfield from this group was whom Raymond achieved his major success with I Only Want To Be With You. Further work followed, especially in Raymond’s role as an arranger for the likes of Helen Shapiro, the Walker Brothers, Julio Iglesias and Ian Dury.
J-Kash arrives in the recording studio as a rapper, musician and songwriter. With a deep imagination and great lyrical skills he is able to establish a full relationship with artists and often is heavily involved across the whole of an album project with his clients. Equally successful with male and female artists, Kasher has delivered enormous hits for solo male and female artists as well as groups and bands including Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony, Selena Gomez, Kesha and Avril Lavigne. Kesha’s We R Who We R debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also at Number 1 in the UK (her first UK Number 1) as well as topped the charts in Australia for 3 weeks. His song Sugar for Maroon 5 received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Performance.
Establishing himself through super tasteful work with his bands such as Steel Train and the Bleachers, Antonoff rose to even greater heights with another of his own bands, fun.. The band won two Grammy awards for Best New Artist in 2013 as well as Song of the Year for We Are Young, ft. Janelle Monae. Antonoff has also become the go-to writing partner for global artists as Taylor Swift, P!nk, Lorde and Lana Del Ray, becoming an integral part of their album process rather than song by song contributions. He won additional Grammys for the St Vincent song Masseducation’ (Best Rock Song) in 2019 and for his work on Taylor Swift’s 1989 album, (Album Of The Year) in 2016.
Jamie Scott is an all-round energy centre and someone who contributes in full when he’s in the room. He looks to have fun all along the way as an artist, as a collaborator, as a band member and as a musical advisor always pushing people to do their very best work. He ended up being very much an integral part of the One Direction phenomenon, the only writer to have worked on every One Direction album. His contributions resulted in the band achieving 5 Number 1 albums in the US & the UK and generating more than 30 million albums globally.
He has also achieved a 1 billion plus streaming record with his song Cold Water with Major Lazer and Justin Bieber, a monster hit with Rudimental and he also achieved more dance floor success with his own feature on Martin Garrix ‘s So Far Away.
Scott also continues to expand his remit with developing other new artists, and he took the role of executive producer on Rag’N’ Bone Man’s debut album Human, co-writing four songs on the album. This album reached Number 1 on the UK album charts.
Growing up in Oklahoma on a very mixed diet of music, Boyer has become more focused on developing and writing in the time-honoured Nashville tradition.
In 2014, Boyer collaborated with Dustin Lynch on the song Hell Of A Night, which reached Number 1 on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart.
In 2016, Dierks Bentley released Boyer’s Somewhere On A Beach, which reached Number 1 on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart and Bentley’s first Number 1 hit on the Hot Country songs chart, becoming a platinum selling song. Further success for the pairing came with the Cole Swindell track Flatliner, feat. Dierks Bentley.
Boyer has worked particularly closely with Jason Aldean. They Don’t Know was taken from Aldean’s Number 1 album of the same name in 2016. Girl Like You was the third single from Aldean’s 2018 album Rearview and became a Number 1 US country airplay hit. Boyer then had 5 songs on Jason Aldean’s 2019 album 9.
Ingram is an esteemed creator within the Christian Music scene. Born in West Virgina, since the turn of this century, he has helped shape the genre in a modern distribution world and was awarded the SESAC ‘Christian Songwriter Of The Year’ award in 2007.
Ingram has recorded as an artist himself but also for bands including The Longing and his current band One Sonic Society. A key song for the band is Great Are You Lord, which also enjoyed exposure through the All Sons & Daughters duo.
Lauren Daigle has been a key recipient and partner of Ingram’s work. The song How Can It Be was the lead single from her album of the same name in 2015 and this album has gone on to sell over a million copies.
Ingram’s music has served to unite whole scenes with his worship anthems, especially under the Passion Music banner which brings together other key characters from the scene such as Kristian Stanfill, Crowder and Christy Nockels. Overall, he creates songs that perfectly match the requirements of worship leaders within the faith and Ingram manages to provides this music so well to Grammy nominated artists like Kari Jobe, Matt Maher and Chris Tomlin.