Ammo (musician)

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Not to be confused with DJ Ammo.
Ammo
Joshua "Ammo" Coleman.jpg
Background information
Birth name Joshua Coleman
Born (1987-05-14) May 14, 1987 (age 27)
Origin Baltimore
Genres Hip hop, pop, R&B, electropop, pop rock
Occupation(s) Musician, record producer, songwriter
Associated acts Kesha, Dr. Luke

Ammo (born Joshua Coleman) is an American songwriter, and record producer. In November 2008, Ammo was signed to producer Dr. Luke's publishing company Prescription Songs as an exclusive producer and songwriter. Ammo has gone on to write and produce songs for Beyoncé, Ke$ha,[1][2] Katy Perry, Pitbull, Britney Spears,[3] Jessie J,[4] Jesse McCartney,[5][6] Jason Derulo,[7] Mike Posner[8] and Becky G.[9]

Background and work[edit]

Coleman's first released production was on Jordin Spark's album, Battlefield on the track "Watch You Go".

Work with Ke$ha[edit]

Coleman had had considerable success from his work with singer-songwriter Kesha. He co-produced and co-wrote one of Kesha's biggest hits, "Your Love Is My Drug" which peaked at 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100. He also co-produced and co-wrote the lead single from Kesha's first EP Cannibal, "We R Who We R" which became only the 17th song to debut at the top of Billboard Hot 100, and became Kesha's first solo number one in the United Kingdom. He also co-produced and co-wrote "The Harold Song" which is one of Kesha's most personal songs. An acoustic version of the track was released as part of Deconstructed. He has also co-written and produced a track for Kesha's second album Warrior title "Out Alive", which released on December 4, 2012.

Selected discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Track Songwriter Producer
2009 Jordin Sparks Battlefield "Watch You Go"
YesY
YesY
Pitbull Rebelution "Girls"
YesY
YesY
Ke$ha Animal "Your Love Is My Drug"
YesY
YesY
"Blind"
YesY
YesY
"Hungover"
YesY
2010 Miranda Cosgrove Sparks Fly "Kissin U"
YesY
"There Will Be Tears"
YesY
YesY
Jesse McCartney Have it All "Shake"
YesY
YesY
Ke$ha Cannibal "The Harold Song"
YesY
YesY
"Cannibal"
YesY
YesY
"We R Who We R"
YesY
YesY
2011 Britney Spears Femme Fatale "(Drop Dead) Beautiful"
YesY
YesY
Katy Perry Teenage Dream "ET"
YesY
YesY
2012 Adam Lambert Trespassing "Better Than I Know Myself"
YesY
YesY
Leona Lewis Glassheart "Lovebird"
YesY
YesY
2013 Jessie J Alive "Wild"
YesY
YesY
"Sexy Lady"
YesY
YesY
Kesha Deconstructed "The Harold Song"
YesY
Jason Derulo Tattoos "The Other Side"
YesY
YesY
Becky G Play It Again "Play It Again"
YesY
YesY
Britney Spears Music from and Inspired by The Smurfs 2 "Ooh La La"
YesY
YesY
Selena Gomez Stars Dance "I Like It That Way"
YesY
YesY
Mike Posner Pages "The Way It Used To Be"
YesY
YesY
Sean Paul Full Frequency "Turn It Up"
YesY
2014 Rixton Me & My Broken Heart EP "We All Want The Same Thing"
YesY
Timeflies After Hours "All We Got Is Time"
YesY
YesY
Jason DeRulo Talk Dirty "The Other Side"
YesY
YesY
Beyoncé Beyoncé "Pretty Hurts"
YesY
Maroon 5 V "Sugar"
YesY
YesY
Jessie J 'Sweet Talker' "Strip"
YesY
YesY

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (September 19, 2012). "Ke$ha Returns: 'Warrior' Attacks Stores in December". Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (November 4, 2010). "Ke$ha "We R Who We R" Single Debuts at #1 on Billboard Hot 100". Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ Reilly, Dan (May 17, 2013). "Britney Spears Debuts 'Ooh La La' From 'Smurfs 2' Soundtrack". Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Trent, Trini (May 23, 2013). "Jessie J Unveils "Wild" Single Cover". Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (November 30, 2010). "Jesse McCartney Letting Shoppers 'Have It All' After Holidays". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on December 10, 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (June 12, 2010). "Jesse McCartney Talks "Have It All," The Holidays and Cooking". Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ Kevipod, Kevin (April 30, 2013). "Jason Derulo – 'The Other Side' (Music Video)". Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (June 10, 2013). "Mike Posner Returns To 'The Way It Used To Be': Hear New Single". Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ Rubenstein, Jenna (May 7, 2013). "New Video: Becky G, 'Play It Again'". Retrieved June 4, 2013.