Claude Kelly

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Claude Kelly
Birth name Claude Kelly
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Pop, R&B, soul, dance, country
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006-present
Website www.claudekellyonline.com

Claude Kelly is an American singer-songwriter. He has written for, with artists such as Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Kylie Minogue, Backstreet Boys, Jason Derulo, Christina Aguilera, Akon, Bruno Mars, Toni Braxton, Tamia, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, James Arthur, Ella Henderson, Jay Sean, Chris Daughtry/Daughtry, David Cook, One Direction, Martina McBride, Kanye West, Adam Lambert, Karmin, The Wanted, Olly Murs, Jessie J, and Charice.

Career[edit]

He began playing the piano at the age of 3 and by middle school was playing the flute. [1] He attended Grace Church School, Riverdale Country School, and then Boston's Berklee College of Music from which he graduated with a degree in music business/management in 2002.[2] He then returned to New York City.[citation needed] Through networking and word of mouth, Kelly met as many producers as he could, and by 2002 had written a song that ended up a compilation by A Bathing Ape.[citation needed] "It was a lucky break," he said. "It boosted my confidence."[citation needed]

Kelly got his big break when he wrote the song, "Daddy's Little Girl" for Frankie J’s 2006 album, Priceless.[citation needed] Although it didn’t chart well, he said watching his song go from recording to mixing to mastering to music video was the confirmation that he needed to press on.[citation needed] Kelly’s work so impressed Akon that in late 2007, the singer suggested Kelly write to some of his music, one of which was "Forgive Me", written for Leona Lewis’ debut album and produced by Akon respectively.[citation needed] Another song he wrote was "Hold My Hand" which was set to feature on Akon’s third album, however the song leaked and it was decided not to be included in the album.[citation needed] The song, which features Michael Jackson, is the first single to be released from Michael (Jackson's first posthumous studio album).[citation needed] He’s also worked with Whitney Houston; and Christina Aguilera.[citation needed]

Kelly has written songs for Kelly Clarkson ("My Life Would Suck Without You"),[3] Britney Spears ("Circus" from Circus and "Gasoline" from Femme Fatale)[4] and the K-pop girl group Wonder Girls.[5]

Kelly has also written songs for Leona Lewis ("Forgive Me"),[6] Whitney Houston and Fantasia Barrino.

Kelly has since been asked to write songs for R. Kelly,[citation needed] the Backstreet Boys,[citation needed] Christina Aguilera,[citation needed] Toni Braxton,[citation needed] as well as Melanie Fiona,[citation needed] Adam Lambert[citation needed] and Miley Cyrus's "Party in the U.S.A.",[citation needed] which he co-wrote with Jessie J and which debuted at #2 on Billboard Hot 100.[citation needed]

Kelly co-wrote Jessie J's "Price Tag", for which he received credit as "Moonhead".[citation needed] He has also co-written, along with Steve Robson, three UK number 1 singles for Olly Murs - "Please Don't Let Me Go", "Dance With Me Tonight" and "Troublemaker".[citation needed] He makes an uncredited appearance on in the intro of the second song.[citation needed] He has also co-written several of Murs' tracks on all three of his albums.[citation needed]

Selected discography[edit]

Discography
Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
2006 Frankie J Priceless "Daddy's Little Girl" Frankie J, David Sánchez, Nathan Perez, Steve Valdez
"Say Something" Frankie J, DJ Clue?
2007 Kat DeLuna 9 Lives "In The End" Kat DeLuna, RedOne
"Love Me, Leave Me" Kat DeLuna, RedOne, Maher Zain
"Love Confusion" Kat DeLuna, Red One
2008 Brandy Human "Camouflage" Rodney Jerkins
"True" RedOne
Lemar The Reason "If She Knew" Lemar Obika, Tariq Belrouge
Leona Lewis Spirit "Forgive Me" Akon, Giorgio Tuinfort
Jesse McCartney Departure "Told You So" Jesse McCartney, Eric Hudson, Frankie Storm
"Not Your Enemy"
"Oxygen"
Britney Spears Circus "Circus" Luke Gottwald, Benjamin Levine
"Shattered Glass"
2009 Akon Freedom "We Don't Care" Akon, Giorgio Tuinfort
"Over the Edge"
Backstreet Boys This Is Us "If I Knew Then" Kenneth Karlin, Carsten Schack
"Bye, Bye Love"
Corbin Bleu Speed of Light "Speed of Light" Brian Kennedy
"Paralyzed"
"Moments That Matter" Corbin Bleu, Eric Hudson
"Fear of Flying" Brian Kennedy
"Champion" Bleu, Eric Hudson
"Rock 2 It" Brian Kennedy, Mansa Wakili
"Whatever It Takes" Eric Hudson
"My Everything" Brian Kennedy
"Angel Cry" Eric Hudson
"Close"
Toni Braxton "I Hate Love" Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen
Kelly Clarkson All I Ever Wanted "My Life Would Suck Without You" Max Martin, Luke Gottwald
"Don't Let Me Stop You" Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi
Miley Cyrus The Times of Our Lives "Party in the U.S.A." Jessica Cornish, Luke Gottwald
"The Time Of Our Lives" Luke Gottwald, Kesha Sebert, Pebe Sebert
Jason Derülo Jason Derülo "In My Head" Jason Derülo, Moe Faisal, Jonathan Rotem
"Love Hangover" Jason Derülo, Jonathan Rotem
"Queen of Hearts"
Marié Digby Breathing Underwater "Symphony" Marié Digby, Antwoine Collins
E.M.D A State of Mind "Alone" Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi
Melanie Fiona The Bridge "Priceless" Raymond Angry, Daniel Wilensky
Whitney Houston I Look to You "Like I Never Left" feat. Akon Whitney Houston, Akon, Giorgio Tuinfort,
"For the Lovers" Nathaniel Hills, Marcella Araica
"I Got You" Whitney Houston, Akon, Giorgio Tuinfort
Adam Lambert For Your Entertainment "For Your Entertainment" Luke Gottwald
Chrisette Michele Epiphany "Notebook" Chuck Harmony, Shaffer Smith
"Blame It on Me" Chrisette Michele, Chuck Harmony
"Mr Right" Chrisette Michele, Chuck Harmony
"Playin' Our Song" Rodney Jerkins
"Fragile (feat. Wale) Chrisette Michele, Chuck Harmony
Jay Sean My Own Way: Deluxe Edition "Tonight" Jay Sean, J-Remy, Bobby Bass, & J Perkins
Jordin Sparks Battlefield "The Cure" Jordin Sparks, Carlos McKinney
2010 Christina Aguilera Bionic "Woohoo" feat. Nicki Minaj Christina Aguliera, Jamal Jones, Ester Dean, Nicki Minaj
"Desnudate" Christina Aguliera, Christopher Stewart
"Love & Glamour (Intro)"
"Glam"
"Prima Donna"
"Vanity" Christina Aguliera, Ester Dean
Burlesque "Express" Christina Aguliera, Christopher Stewart
"Show Me How You Burlesque"
David Archuleta The Other Side of Down "Falling Stars" Emanuel Kiriakou, Jess Cates
"Complain" Emanuel Kirakou, David Hodges
Fantasia Back to Me "Bittersweet" Chuck Harmony
"I'm Doin' Me"
"The Worst Part Is Over" Warren Fleder
Charice Charice "In This Song" David Foster, Emanuel Kirakou
Miranda Cosgrove Sparks Fly "Kissin' U" Miranda Cosgrove, Luke Gottwald
Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed "Permanent December" Miley Cyrus, John Shanks
Lee DeWyze Live It Up "It's Gotta Be Love" Lee DeWyze, Espen Lind, Amund Bjørklund
"Stay Here"
Fefe Dobson Joy "Stuttering" Fefe Dobson, Jonathan Rotem
Michael Jackson Michael "Hold My Hand" Aliaune Thiam, Giorgio Tuinfort
Lil Jon "What a Night"
"Ms. Chocolate"
Kesha Animal "Take It Off" Kesha Sebert, Luke Gottwald
Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans "Grenade" Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Brody Brown, Andrew Wyatt
Jessica Mauboy Get 'Em Girls "Maze" Jessica Mauboy
Olly Murs Olly Murs "Please Don't Let Me Go" Olly Murs, Steve Robson
Flo Rida Only One Flo (Part 1) "Who Dat Girl" feat. Akon Flo Rida, Luke Gottwald, Bruno Mars, Benjamin Levine, Philip Lawrence
Sugababes Sweet 7 "Little Miss Perfect" Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen
2011 David Cook This Loud Morning "4 Letter Word" David Cook, Matt Squire
Jason Derülo Future History" "Be Careful" Jason Derülo, Jonathan Rotem
Glee "As Long As You're There" feat. Charice Adam Anders, Par Astrom
Hot Chelle Rae Whatever "Honestly" Ryan Follese, Nash Overstreet, Ian Keaggy, Sam Hollander, Dave Katz
Jessie J Who You Are "Price Tag" feat. B.o.B. Jessica Cornish, Luke Gottwald, Bobby Ray Simmons
"Nobody's Perfect" Jessica Cornish
"Abracadabra" Jessica Cornish, Luke Gottwald
"Domino"[7] Jessica Cornish, Luke Gottwald, Max Martin, Henry Walter
Joe Jonas Fastlife "Make You Mine" Joe Jonas, Nathaniel Hills, Marcella Araica
Ledisi Pieces of Me "Pieces of Me" Ledisi Young, Chuck Harmony
"Bravo" John Webb, Julia Miranda, Joshua Webb
"Shine" Ledisi Young, John Webb
Jennifer Lopez Love? "Hypnotico" RedOne, Lady Gaga, Aliaune Thiam, Tami Chynn
Martina McBride Eleven "One Night" Martina McBride, Tommy Lee James
James Morrison The Awakening "Right By Your Side" James Morrison, Steve Robson
Matthew Morrison Matthew Morrison "Summer Rain" Matthew Morrison, Espen Lind, Amund Bjørklund
Olly Murs In Case You Didn't Know "Dance with Me Tonight" Olly Murs, Steve Robson
"In Case You Didn't Know"
"This Song Is About You"
Musiq Soulchild MusiqInTheMagiq "Yes" Ceon, Kim Ofstad
NKOTBSB NKOTBSB "Don't Turn Out the Lights" Jess Cates
Pitbull Planet Pit "International Love" feat. Chris Brown Armando Pérez, Carsten Schack, Peter Biker, Sean Hurley
Simple Plan Get Your Heart On! "Loser of the Year" Pierre Bouvier, Charles Comeau
Britney Spears Femme Fatale "Gasoline" Luke Gottwald, Benjamin Levine, Bonnie McKee, Emily Wright
The Wanted Battleground "Gold Forever" Steve Mac, Wayne Hector
2012 Christina Aguilera Lotus "Just a Fool" feat. Blake Shelton Steve Robson, Wayne Hector
Faith Evans R&B Divas "Tears of Joy" Chuck Harmony
Neon Hitch "Gold" feat. Tyga Neon Hitch, Benjamin Levine, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars
Karmin Hello "Brokenhearted" Amy Heidemann, Nick Noonan, Emily Wright, John Hill, Henry Walter, Elite
"Hello" Amy Heidemann, Nick Noonan, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen. A. Rowe
"Walking on the Moon" Amy Heidemann, Nick Noonan, John Webb Jr.
Adam Lambert Trespassing "Better Than I Know Myself" Luke Gottwald, Joshua Coleman
Olly Murs Right Place Right Time "Troublemaker" feat. Flo Rida Olly Murs, Steve Robson, Tramar Dillard
"Right Place Right Time" Olly Murs, Steve Robson
"Head to Toe" Olly Murs, Chuck Harmony
"Hey You Beautiful" Olly Murs, Steve Robson
"Loud & Clear" Olly Murs, Chuck Harmony
Chris Rene I'm Right Here "Rockin' With You" Chris Rene, Gabriel Rene, Gina Rene, Chuck Harmony
"Love Me Like You" Chris Rene, Carsten Schack, Peter Biker, Gabriel Rene
Jay Sean "Open All Night" feat. Lil Jon
Goapele Sparkle: Music from the Motion Picture "Running" Chuck Harmony
Tamia Beautiful Surprise "Beautiful Surprise" Tamia Hill, Salaam Remi
"Give Me You"
"Lose My Mind" Tamia Hill
"Believe in Love" Tamia Hill
"It's Not Fair"
"Him" Tamia Hill
2013

Big Time Rush

24/Seven "Like Nobody's Around" Jason Evigan, Mitch Allen, Emily Wright]], Austin Bisnow
Daughtry Baptized "Baptized" Chris Daughtry
"Broken Arrows" Chris Daughtry
"Witness" Chris Daughtry
Eve Lip Lock "Make It Out This Town" Eve Jeffers, Nicholas Oshane Moore, Jon Webb
Jessie J Alive "It's My Party" Jessica Cornish, John Larderi & Colin Norman
"Thunder" Jessica Cornish,Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen, Benjamin Levin
"Sexy Lady" Jessica Cornish, Joshua Coleman
"I Miss Her" Jessica Cornish, Charles T. Harmony
"Daydreamin'" Jessica Cornish, Josh Abraham, Oliver Goldstein
"Wild" Jessica Cornish, Joshua Coleman, Dylan Mills, Sean Anderson
"Gold" Jessica Cornish, Henry Walter, Luke Gottwald
"Conquer the World" (feat. Brandy) Jessica Cornish, John Webb, Anders Froen, J. DeBardlabon, Are Sorknes
"Alive" Jessica Cornish, Rodney Jerkins
One Direction Midnight Memories "Why Don't We Go There" Louis Tomlinson, Wayne Hector, Steve Robson
Union J Union J (album) "Carry You" Steve Mac
2014 DJ Cassidy feat. Jessie J & Robin Thicke "Calling All Hearts" Jessica Cornish, Robin Thicke, Cassidy Podell, Gregory Cohen
Kylie Minogue Kiss Me Once "Sleeping with the Enemy" Greg Kurstin
Karmin Pulses "Geronimo Intro" Amy Heidemann, Nick Noonan, James G. Morales, Matt Morales
"Night Like This" Any Heidemann, Nick Noonan, Emily Wright, Kyle Shearer
Ledisi ''The Truth "I Blame You"
"That Good Good"
"Anything"
Amber Riley "Colorblind" Emeli Sandé

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