Martin Johnson (musician)

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Martin Johnson
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Johnson in 2009
Background information
Birth name Martin Bennett Johnson
Born (1985-09-09) September 9, 1985 (age 29)
Origin Andover, MA, United States
Genres Pop rock, alternative rock, pop punk, R&B
Occupations Singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2005 – present
Labels Columbia Records
Associated acts Boys Like Girls
Website boyslikegirls.com martinjohnsonmusic.com

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.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Martin Johnson was born in Andover, MA on September 9, 1985.[2] Johnson attended Andover High School and graduated in 2004.

Career[edit]

Boys Like Girls[edit]

Main article: Boys Like Girls
Johnson performing with 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.[3] Johnson produced the band's latest record, Crazy World.

Songwriting[edit]

He co-wrote, with Taylor Swift, the song "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home" from the Hannah Montana Movie soundtrack.[4] Most recently, Johnson produced and co-wrote Avril Lavigne's "Here's to Never Growing Up," Jason Derulo's "The Other Side,"[5] Karmin's "Acapella," Mike Posner's "The Way It Used To Be," Gavin Degraw's "Best I Ever Had," and Christina Perri's "Human."

Selected discography[edit]

Year Released Artist Title Label Role Notes
2014 Gavin DeGraw "You Got Me" RCA Records Producer
2014 Jacob Latimore "Heartbreak Heard Around The World (Feat. T-Pain)" RCA Records Producer, Writer
2014 Timeflies "All We Got Is Time" Island Records Producer, Writer
2014 Alex and Sierra "Scarecrow" Columbia Records Producer, Writer
2013 Christina Perri "Human" Atlantic Records Producer, Writer First single, RIAA Gold
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 Second single
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 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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