Ed Drewett

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Ed Drewett
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Drewett at Drunk Dial Showcase in 2013
Background information
Birth name Edward James Drewett
Born (1988-04-01) 1 April 1988 (age 26)
Origin Essex, England, United Kingdom
Genres R&B, pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2006–present
Associated acts Professor Green, Stooshe, The Wanted, Olly Murs
Website http://www.eddrewett.co.uk/

Edward James "Ed" Drewett (born 1 April 1988) is a British singer-songwriter who is best known for his contributions and collaborations with acts such as The Wanted, Olly Murs and One Direction.

Early life[edit]

Drewett left school at age 16 and went on to a performing arts college in Charlton, south-east London. He then proceeded to vocal college Tech Music School in west London the following year.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

2008–13: Songwriting and debut album[edit]

In 2008 he signed to leading Worldwide publishers Warner/Chappell Music. Later that year he signed his first record deal with Virgin Records and featured on Professor Green's hit single "I Need You Tonight", which charted at number three. Drewett was then dropped by the label and began to write for other artists, resulting in his first number-one hit single "All Time Low" for The Wanted and the multi-platinum hit "Glad You Came". Drewett then signed to Polydor Records in February 2012 only to be dropped later again.

Drewett signed a deal with EMI Records in February 2009.[1] He began recording his debut album working with producers Wayne Hector, Cutfather and JJ, Fraser T Smith and The ThundaCatz.[citation needed] In early 2010, he was featured on Professor Green's first debut single, "I Need You Tonight", which charted at number three in the UK singles charts and number 15 in Ireland.[2] The single remained in the UK Top 10 for four weeks. Drewett also co-wrote The Wanted's debut single, "All Time Low".[3] The single went straight to number one in the UK top 40. Ed has co-written 3 singles for The Wanted with Wayne Hector and Steve Mac – "All Time Low", "Glad You Came" and "Lightning". Glad You Came was by far the biggest of these hits, resulting in 4 million Worldwide sales, a UK number hit single and a Top 3 hit single on the Hot 100 in the USA.

In 2012 Drewett also co-wrote two songs, "What a Buzz" and "Dear Darlin'", which featured on Olly Murs' double platinum album Right Place Right Time. Drewett also co-wrote One Direction's "Best Song Ever", the lead single released to promote their 3D Concert Movie One Direction: This Is Us.

2014: Britain's Got Talent[edit]

In 2014, Drewett auditioned for ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent, performing a song he wrote called "Blink" securing him a place in the next round with three 'Yes' votes from judges Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams.[4]

He was selected to participate in the live semi-finals, performing 'Blink' again on the second show. His performance received mostly positive reviews, however Simon Cowell said he would have preferred a different song. Drewett failed to get enough votes from the public to get into the top three, and was eliminated.

Discography[edit]

Singles as lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
UK
2010 "Champagne Lemonade" 84
2013 "Drunk Dial"
2013 "Undefeated"

Singles as songwriter[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
UK
2010 "All Time Low" by The Wanted 1 The Wanted
2011 "Glad You Came" by The Wanted 1 Battleground
2011 "Lightning" by The Wanted 2 Battleground
2013 "Dear Darlin'" by Olly Murs 5 Right Place Right Time
2013 "What a Night" by Loveable Rogues 9
2013 "Best Song Ever" by One Direction 2 Midnight Memories

Album tracks written by Ed Drewett[edit]

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
UK IRE
2010 "I Need You Tonight" (Professor Green featuring Ed Drewett) 3 15 Alive Till I'm Dead
2012 "Never Be a Right Time" (Professor Green featuring Ed Drewett) 35 At Your Inconvenience

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