Martin Johnson (musician)
Johnson in 2009
|Birth name||Martin Bennett Johnson|
|Born||September 9, 1985|
|Origin||Andover, MA, United States|
|Genres||Pop rock, alternative rock, pop punk, R&B|
|Occupations||singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer|
|Years active||2005 – present|
|Associated acts||Boys Like Girls|
Martin Bennett Johnson is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. In addition to being a songwriter and producer, he is the frontman of the pop rock band Boys Like Girls. He has written and produced for various artists, including Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, Daughtry, Jason Derulo, Christina Perri, Gavin Degraw, Hot Chelle Rae, and many more. Johnson is credited with having several RIAA-certified multi-platinum songs ("The Other Side", "Here's to Never Growing Up", "Two Is Better Than One" (sole writer), "Love Drunk", "The Great Escape," "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home"). Songs he has written have sold over 10 million copies and he has had 9 Top 40 charting singles.
Boys Like Girls
Johnson is the lead singer and plays guitar for the band Boys Like Girls. The band, which consists of Johnson, Paul DiGiovanni, John Keefe, and Morgan Dorr (as of 2011) was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 2005. Since releasing their debut album in 2006, the band has sold over a million albums and has accumulated over one hundred twenty million plays for their music on MySpace. Johnson produced the band's latest record, Crazy World.
In addition to writing all the songs on Boys Like Girls's three albums (including 6 consecutive Top 40-charting singles), Johnson is credited with co-writing Taylor Swift's "If This Was A Movie," which was released on her album Speak Now and debuted at #1 on the iTunes overall chart. The two also penned the lead single from the Hannah Montana Movie, "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home." Most recently, Johnson produced and co-wrote Avril Lavigne's new single "Here's to Never Growing Up," Jason Derulo's new single "The Other Side," Karmin's single "Acapella," Mike Posner's single "The Way It Used To Be," Gavin Degraw's single "Best I Ever Had," and Christina Perri's new single, "Human."
|2013||Christina Perri||"Human"||Atlantic Records||Producer, Writer||First single|
|2013||Daughtry||"Baptized"||RCA Records||Producer, Writer|
|2013||Daughtry||"18 Years"||RCA Records||Producer, Writer|
|2013||Daughtry||"Wild Heart"||RCA Records||Producer, Writer|
|2013||Daughtry||"Battleships"||RCA Records||Producer, Writer|
|2013||Gavin Degraw||"Everything Will Change"||RCA Records||Producer, Writer|
|2013||Avril Lavigne||"Rock N Roll"||Epic Records||Producer||Single|
|2013||Avril Lavigne||"17"||Epic Records||Producer, Writer|
|2013||Avril Lavigne||"Hello Kitty"||Epic Records||Producer, Writer|
|2013||Avril Lavigne||"Sippin' On Sunshine"||Epic Records||Producer, Writer|
|2013||Daughtry||"Long Live Rock & Roll"||RCA Records||Producer, Writer|
|2013||Daughtry||"Waiting for Superman"||RCA Records||Producer, Writer||First single|
|2013||Emblem 3||"I Love LA"||Columbia/SYCO||Producer, Writer|
|2013||Emblem 3||"Just For One Day"||Columbia/SYCO||Producer, Writer|
|2013||Gavin DeGraw||"Best I Ever Had"||RCA Records||Producer, Writer||First single|
|2013||Mike Posner||"The Way It Used To Be"||RCA Records||Producer, Writer||First single|
|2013||Karmin||"Acapella"||Epic/Sony Music Entertainment||Producer, Writer||First single, RIAA-certified Gold|
|2013||Jason Derulo||"The Other Side"||Warner Brothers||Producer, Writer||First single, Top 5 Mediabase|
|2013||Avril Lavigne||"Here's To Never Growing Up"||Epic/Sony Music Entertainment||Producer, Writer||First single, Top 20 Mediabase, RIAA-certified Platinum|
|2013||Escape The Fate||"One For The Money"||Eleven Seven Music||Writer||Single|
|2013||Escape The Fate||"Forget About Me"||Eleven Seven Music||Writer|
|2013||Heaven's Basement||"Lights Out In London"||Red Bull Records||Writer|
|2013||Heaven's Basement||"Welcome Home"||Red Bull Records||Writer|
|2012||Megan and Liz||"Bad For Me"||The Collective Sounds||Writer/Producer||First single, Top 30 Mediabase|
|2012||Papa Roach||"9th Life"||the Connection||Writer|
|2012||Allstar Weekend||"Life As We Know It"||Writer||Single|
|2012||Boys Like Girls||"Be Your Everything"||Columbia||Writer / Producer||Single|
|2012||Boys Like Girls||Crazy World (album)||Columbia||Writer / Producer|
|2012||Victoria Justice||"Make It In America"||Nickelodeon / Columbia||Writer / Producer||Single|
|2012||The Used||"Getting Over You"||Hopeless / Anger Music Group||Writer|
|2011||Taylor Swift||"If This Was a Movie"||Big Machine||Writer|
|2011||Ariana Grande||"Put Your Hearts Up"||Universal Republic||Writer|
|2011||Hot Chelle Rae||"Why Don't You Love Me" (feat. Demi Lovato)||RCA Records||Writer|
|2011||The Cab||"Bad"||Z Entertainment||Writer, Producer||First Single|
|2009||Boys Like Girls||"Love Drunk"||Columbia||Writer||#7 at Top 40, RIAA-certified Platinum|
|2009||Boys Like Girls||"Two Is Better Than One"||Columbia||Writer||#4 at Top 40, RIAA-certified Platinum, sole writer|
|2009||Boys Like Girls||"Heart Heart Heartbreak"||Columbia||Writer, Producer||#32 at Top 40|
|2009||Boys Like Girls||Love Drunk (album)||Columbia||Writer, Producer|
|2009||Hannah Montana||"You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home"||Walt Disney Records||Writer||RIAA-certified Platinum|
|2006||Boys Like Girls||"Thunder"||Columbia Records||Writer||#22 at Top 40, sole writer|
|2006||Boys Like Girls||"Hero/Heroine"||Columbia Records||Writer||#21 at Top 40, sole writer|
|2006||Boys Like Girls||"The Great Escape"||Columbia Records||Writer||#8 at Top 40; RIAA-certified Platinum|
|2006||Boys Like Girls||Boys Like Girls (album)||Columbia Records||Writer|
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