Sheppard Solomon

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Sheppard Solomon
Born (1969-12-12) December 12, 1969 (age 45)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Songwriter
Genre Pop, rock, R&B
Notable works

Best-selling songs

Sheppard J. "Shep" Solomon (born December 12, 1969, New York City, New York, United States) is an American songwriter.


Solomon attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. Upon graduation, he formed two bands, which were signed to EMI and SIRE respectively. During this time, Sheppard co-wrote material with other songwriters.

Solomon decided to focus on songwriting full-time and went on to achieve 14 top 3 single positions in the United Kingdom and Europe, including his second UK number-one single, "Don't Stop Movin'" by S Club 7. This single also secured Solomon a BRIT Award for "Song of the Year".

Solomon returned to song writing in the United States, co-writing cuts with artists such as Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, and Enrique Iglesias. He then went onto write Ryan Cabrera's "True" which charted at #4 CHR Pop and won Solomon a BMI award for Best Song.

Solomon wrote the song "Shiver" for Natalie Imbruglia which went onto be a #1 Pan European airplay hit and Paris Hilton's first single "Stars Are Blind" which was a worldwide top #5 single. He has been also working with American singer Jessie Malakouti.

In 2011 Solomon's releases include the UK Top 10 radio track Wonderland's 'Not a Love Song,'(Mercury UK) One Direction's 'Tell Me a Lie,' (Syco UK) and J-Lo's 'Everybody's Girl' from the Love Album (Island Def Jam).

To date, Sheppard has had 140 of his songs recorded and released worldwide.