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|Birth name||Christopher Braide|
|Origin||Cheshire, United Kingdom|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitars, piano, synths, strings|
|Years active||1990s – present|
|Labels||Warner Brothers, Atlantic Records, East West Records, Polydor|
|Associated acts||Sia, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Britney, Yuna, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Paloma Faith, David Guetta, Theophilus London, Cathy Dennis|
Christopher "Chris" Braide is an English singer, songwriter, record producer published by BMG Chrysalis and based in Los Angeles. He is professionally represented by McDaniel Entertainment.
Producer, songwriter and Ivor Novello, ASCAP and Billboard award winner Christopher Braide has achieved considerable success as a songwriter and producer in the UK and the US. He was also a co-founder and co-producer of Producers with Trevor Horn.
Braide has recently produced and written songs for the soundtrack of the 2013 film of the novel The Great Gatsby, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Lea Michele, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, David Guetta, Sia Furler, Paloma Faith, Lana Del Rey, Marc Almond and, along with Pharrell Williams produced the US debut full-length by Yuna
Christopher recently co-wrote and produced the single "Perfume" for Britney Spears' eighth studio album Britney Jean with Sia Furler and Spears. On 27 October Muumuse journalist Bradley Stern revealed that Perfume had frequent Sia Furler collaborator Chris Braide as a third writer and co-producer. Braide described Spears vocals as "Effortlessly Iconic". He also wrote and co-produced the latest Beyoncé release "God Made You Beautiful" with Sia Furler and Beyoncé.
Songwriting and Producer discography
||It has been suggested that this section be split into a new article titled List of songs written and produced by Chris Braide. (Discuss) Proposed since October 2013.|
|2014||Sia Furler||1000 Forms of Fear||Columbia||"Eye Of The Needle"||Writer|
|"Big Girls Cry"||Writer/ Producer|
|Afrojack||Forget the World||Universal / Def Jam||"Ten Feet Tall"||Writer/ Producer|
|2013||Lea Michele||Louder||Columbia||"If You Say So"||Writer/ Producer|
|"You're Mine"||Writer/ Producer|
|Britney Spears||Britney Jean||RCA||"Perfume"||Writer/ Producer|
|"Brightest Morning Star"||Vocal Producer|
|Beyoncé Knowles||Life Is But a Dream||Columbia||"God Made You Beautiful"||Writer/ Producer|
|Sia Furler||the soundtrack of the 2013 rendition of the novel The Great Gatsby||Interscope Records||"Kill and Run"||Writer/ Producer|
|David Guetta featuring Sia||Nothing But the Beat 2.0||Virgin Records/ EMI||"She Wolf"||Writer/ Producer|
|Stooshe||London with the Lights On||Warner Bros||"Your Own Kind of Beautiful"||Writer/ Producer|
|"Perfectly Wrong"||Writer/ Producer|
|Yuna||Nocturnal||Verve/ Universal||"Rescue"||Writer/ Producer|
|Yuna||Sixth Street (EP)||Verve/ Universal||"Let Love Come Through Ft Kyle"||Writer/ Producer|
|2012||Lana Del Rey||Born To Die||Interscope||"Million Dollar Man"||Writer/ Producer|
|Leak||"Damn You"||Writer/ Producer|
|Leak||"Queen of Disaster"||Writer/ Producer|
|Leak||"Hollywood's Dead"||Writer/ Producer|
|Christina Aguilera||Lotus||RCA||"Blank Page"||Writer/ Producer|
|Paloma Faith||Fall to Grace||EPIC||"30 Minute Love Affair"||Writer|
|"Favorite Things"||Writer/ Producer|
|"Loud Noises"||Writer/ Producer|
|" Islands "||Writer/ Producer|
|" Decorate "||Writer/ Producer|
|Delta Goodrem||Child of the Universe||Sony Music||"Hunter and the Wolves"||Producer|
|"Speed of Life"||Producer|
|2011||JLS||Jukebox||EPIC||"Killed By Love"||Writer/ Producer|
|Theophilus London||Warner Bros||"Century Girl ft Dev Hynes"||Writer/ Producer|
|Pixie Lott||"Turn It Up Louder "||Mercury||"Doin' Fine (Without You) "||Writer/ Producer|
|2010||Diana Vickers||Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree||RCA||"The Boy Who Murdered Love"||Writer/ Producer|
|"Four Leaf Clover"||Writer/ Producer|
|"Me and You"||Writer/ Producer|
|JLS||Outta This World||Epic||"That's Where I'm Coming From"||Writer/ Producer|
|Olly Murs||Olly Murs||Epic||"Ask Me To Stay"||Writer|
|The Saturdays||Wordshaker||Fascination/ Polydor||"Denial"||Writer/ Producer|
|2009||Cheryl Cole||3 Words||Fascination/ Polydor||"Don't Talk About This Love"||Writer|
|Lolene||The Electrick Hotel||Island Def Jam||"Beautiful Disaster"||Writer/Producer|
|The Saturdays||Chasing Lights||Fascination/ Polydor||"Chasing Lights"||Writer/ Producer|
|Westlife||Where We Are||Syco Music||" Reach Out "||Writer/ Producer|
|Natalie Bassingthwaighte||1000 Stars||Sony Music||"1000 Stars"||Writer/ Producer|
|" Turn The Lights On"||Writer/ Producer|
|Glenn Tilbrook||Pandemonium Ensues||Quixotic Records||"Little Ships",||Writer|
|2008||Will Young||Let It Go (album)||RCA||"If Love Equals Nothing"||Writer/ Producer|
|Leon Jackson||Right Now||Syco||"Don't Call This Love"||Writer/ Producer|
|James Morrison||Songs For You, Truths For Me||Polydor||"Save Yourself "||Writer|
|JLS||JLS||Epic||"Heal This Heartbreak"||Writer|
|2007||David Jordan||Set The Mood||ZTT||" Fight The World "||Writer|
|" Only Living Soul "||Writer|
|The Click Five||Modern Minds And Pastimes||Atlantic Records||"Jenny",||Writer|
|" Happy Birthday"||Writer|
|"I'm Getting Over You",||Writer|
|2006||Duncan James||Future Past||Innocent Records||"Sooner or Later",||Writer|
|" Somebody Still Loves You"||Writer|
|"I Come Alive"||Writer|
|"Letter to God"||Writer|
|Beverley Knight||Voice – The Best of Beverley Knight||Parlophone Records||"Not Too Late for Love"||Writer/ Producer|
|" Who's Gonna Save Your Soul "||Writer/ Producer|
|The Webb Sisters||Daylight Crossing||Universal Records||"Please||Writer|
|2004||Jesse McCartney||Beautiful Soul||Hollywood Records||Because You Live||Writer/ Producer|
|Diana DeGarmo||Blue Skies"||Sony Music||Dreams||Writer|
|Lara Fabian||A Wonderful Life||Sony Music||I Am||Writer|
|Beverley Knight||Affirmation||Parlophone||"Not Too Late for Love"||Writer/ Producer|
|"Tea and Sympathy"||Writer/ Producer|
|Glenn Tilbrook||Transatlantic Ping Pong||Quixotic Records||Untouchable||Writer/ Producer|
|" Ray and Me||Writer|
|Lisa Stansfield||"The Moment"||ZTT||If I hadn't Got You||Writer|
|2003||Kylie Minogue||Body Language||Parlophone Records||"After Dark"||Writer/ Producer|
|Play||Replay||Columbia Records||"Let's Get to the Love Part"||Writer|
|Clay Aiken||Measure of a Man||RCA||"This Is the Night"||Writer|
|"Run To Me"||Writer|
|S Club 7||Best: The Greatest Hits of S Club 7||Polydor||"Say Goodbye"||Writer|
|"Have You Ever"||Writer|
|2002||S Club 7||Sunshine (album)||Parlophone Records||"Have You Ever"||Writer|
|Will Young||From Now On||Syco Music||"Anything Is Possible"||Writer|
|2001||Victoria Beckham||Victoria Beckham||Virgin Records||"I O U "||Writer|
|Emma Bunton||A Girl Like Me||Virgin Records||"Spell It O.U.T "||Writer|
|" Been There, Done That "||Writer|
|Glenn Tilbrook||Incomplete, Glenn Tilbrook "||Quixotic Records||"Parallel World"||Writer|
|" Morning "||Writer|
|Brian Kennedy||Get on With Your Short Life||Sony||Get on With Your Short Life||Writer|
|1999||Brian Kennedy||Now that I know what I want||19 recordings||"Now that I know what I want "||Writer|
|1996||Cathy Dennis||"Am I the Kinda Girl?"||Polydor||"Run Like A River"||Writer|
In 1993, Braide recorded his first solo album "Chapter One - Chris Braide" for Polydor Records. The album was produced by Thomas Dolby and Simply Red's Mick Hucknall. In 2014 this album was remastered and released in the UK on Plane Groovy Records
In 1996, Dave Stewart signed Braide to his Warner Brothers backed label Anxious Records who released a single co-written with Chris Difford "If I Hadn't Got You", and second single "Heavenly Rain", followed a year later by the album, Life in a Minor Key, which was co-produced by Braide and David A. Stewart at Electric Lady Studios in New York. The record was released in the US on Atlantic Records and in 2013 a vinyl version was released on Plane Groovy Records.
Starting in 1993, Braide began a long-running association with Squeeze, singing backing vocals on their album Some Fantastic Place. Braide would continue to work with Squeeze as a session musician on several of their albums, and officially joined the band as their keyboardist for a few months in 1999. He has co-written several tunes with Squeeze lead singer Glenn Tilbrook that have featured on Tilbrook's solo albums; Braide has also collaborated with Squeeze lyricist Chris Difford on other projects.
The band Producers was co-founded by Braide and fellow record producers Trevor Horn and Steve Lipson in 2006. Braide officially left the group in 2008 after relocating to Los Angeles, though he occasionally returned to perform live with them and continued to contribute to their debut album, Made in Basing Street, released in June 2012.
In 2012, Braide completed work with legendary musician Geoff Downes on a new project called "Downes Braide Association" (DBA). A full length album, Pictures of You, was due in November 2012 on Cherry Red Records and a vinyl version on Plane Groovy Records. Classic Rock magazine gave the album rave reviews describing it as "An absolutely stunning piece of work".
Human Feel is an album of electro pop produced and performed by Chris Braide and featuring Theophilus London, and Cathy Dennis under the name of Hello Leo. It was released on limited edition yellow vinyl and download in November 2012 on Plane Groovy Records.
- 2004 PRS Awards ASCAP
- "Music Week BMG signs songwriter Chris Braide". 19 April 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- "Billboard BMG signings". 26 June 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- "Client list". McDaniel Entertainment. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- "Ivor Novello Awards 2003: Winners". BBC News. 22 April 2003. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
- "The Producers co-founder Chris Braide".
- "Trevor Horn biog".
- "IMBD Chris Braide".
- "The Great Gatsby soundtrack credits Chris Braide".
- "Britney enlists Sia Furler and Chris Braide for new single Perfume".
- "Lotus and the glorious return of Christina Aguilera".
- "Chris Braide has David Guetta's new hit single".
- "Marc Almond announces only British show of 2013".
- "Yuna debut produced by Pharrell and Chris Braide".
- "Official site for Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, signed to Fader Label | YUNA". Yuna Music. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "Yuna Let Love Come Through".
- "Chris Braide on Britney's Perfume Efortlessly Iconic". Muumuse. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
- "Muumuse Perfume Review".
- http://www.digitalspy.com/music/news/a527076/britney-spears-producer-on-new-single-perfume-effortlessly-iconic.html/%7Ctitle=Chris Braide describes Britney Ballad Perfume as Effortlessly Iconic
- . "ASCAP title Perfume work ID 885915772". 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
- "She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) ft Sia written by Sia Furler, Chris Braide, David Guetta and Giorgio Tuinfort".
- "yuna believes we can save ourselves in light bright single rescue".
- "Let Love Come Through produced by Chris Braide".
- "Born To Die credits".
- "Born To Die credits".
- "Blank Page Produced by Chris Braide".
- "Yuna debut credits".
- "child of the universe credits".
- "Chris Braide on perfectsongs.com". Perfectsongs.com. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "iTunes – Music – Life in a Minor Key by Chris Braide". Itunes.apple.com. 4 December 1998. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "Interview with Chris Braide". HitQuarters. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
- "Chapter One by Chris Braide". theorchard. 4 December 1998. Retrieved 5 January 2013.