• Clint Johnson

5 Songwriters You Should Know About

Eric Bellinger

Eric Bellinger is a singer, songwriter, and producer from Compton, California. In high school, he had the chance to receive a scholarship to the University of Southern California but he decided to pass on it. Instead, he chose to tour and record with his R&B group, AKNU. Later on, Eric was invited to join The Writing Camp and some of the first songs he wrote were for artists like Jacob Latimore, Selena Gomez, and Big Time Rush. Eric went on to win a Grammy for Best R&B Album, an album that he worked with Chris Brown. Eric has released 6 solo albums so far. Notable Works: Chris Brown - Fine China and New Flame Justin Bieber - Right Here (Feat. Drake) Usher - Lemme See


PartyNextDoor is Canadian singer-songwriter, rapper and producer. At 18, he signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell and released his first mixtape, PartyNextDoor, to the iTunes store in 2013. The same year he was the first artist to be signed to rapper Drake's label, OVO Sound. Party went on to release 2 albums and has another, Club Atlantis, coming in 2020. Notable Works: Rihanna Feat. Drake - Work and Sex With Me Drake - Ratchet Happy Birthday and Legend DJ Khaled Feat. Beyonce and Jay-Z - Shining

Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer from Lexington, Kentucky. In 2001, he moved to Nashville to be a songwriter and signed a deal with Sea Gayle Music. In his solo career, he's released 3 albums, 2 of which went platinum. He is currently signed to Mercury Nashville as an artist but was also signed to Warner/Chappell.

Notable Works: Josh Turner - Your Man Darius Rucker - The Come Back Song Luke Bryan - Drink A Beer George Strait - Love's Gonna Make It Alright


Although Breland isn't as famous as these other songwriters, that doesn't take away from his talent. Breland is a singer and songwriter from Burlington, New Jersey. He cites Ne-Yo and The-Dream as his songwriting influences and Stevie Wonder and Kim Burrell as his singing influences. Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Troy Taylor took him under his wing and began mentoring him.

Notable Works: Trevor Jackson - Right Now Dru Hill - Favorite Time Of The Year The cast of Star - Yours Tiffany Evans -All I Want Julia Michaels

Julia Michaels is a singer and songwriter from Davenport, Iowa. She began singing at age 12 and at 14, she co-wrote the theme song for Disney's Austin and Ally. At 19, she wrote with Lindy Robbins, and together they wrote: "Fire Starter" for Demi Lovato and "Miss Movin On" for Fifth Harmony. She went on to write songs for artists like Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, and Britney Spears. Notable Works: Selena Gomez - Lose You To Love Me Justin Bieber - Sorry Shawn Mendes - Nervous Britney Spears - Slumber Party

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