Camille Purcell

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Kamille
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Background information
Birth nameCamille Angelina Purcell
BornLondon, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2008–present
LabelsVirgin EMI, BMG Rights Management
Associated acts

Camille Angelina Purcell, known professionally as Kamille, is an English singer, songwriter and record producer.

Career[edit]

As a songwriter, Camille has written numerous UK Number 1 Singles and featured on several platinum albums. Her songwriting credits have contributed to over 3 Billion Spotify streams and over 3 billion YouTube views across official music videos alone.

She is currently working on/has forthcoming singles with Sam Smith, Rihanna, Anne-Marie, Rita Ora, Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Zara Larsson, Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, Mabel, Jax Jones, Marina and The Diamonds, Timbaland, Kranium and more. She is a frequent collaborator with the British girl group Little Mix, for whom she has written 22 tracks including the hits Black Magic and Shout Out to My Ex, the latter winning the Brit Award for Best British Single in 2017[1].

As a solo artist she has released the E.P. 'My Head's a Mess' in November 2017, followed by the single 'Emotional' in May 2018; this single was recently released as a remix with additional vocals from British rappers Stefflon Don and Chip. She has appeared as a featured artist on 'More than Words' by Little Mix, 'Go Deep' by Gorgon City and 'Get Some' by Ghosted. Camille has also recently been performing as a live vocalist for DJ Jax Jones, performing his song 'Breathe' at the 2018 Jingle Bell Ball at the 02 Arena and on the 2018 Top of the Pops Christmas Special[2].

X Factor[edit]

Purcell appeared on The X Factor as a Vocal Coach/Mentor and on the couch panel of ITV2’s Xtra Factor. She has twice been nominated for ‘Songwriter Of The Year’ at The A&R Awards, winning it in 2018[3].

Background[edit]

Camille is of Jamaican and Cuban descent, and started singing from the age of three. The church was a part of her life from a very young age, and she was heavily involved in the youth gospel choir, learning about harmonies, melody, and pitch. Her family loved music, and Camille's early life was influenced by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley and Earth Wind and Fire as well as other noted Motown and R&B artists.[citation needed]

Camille took part in many school productions and plays and studied part-time at the Sylvia Young Theatre School to strengthen her singing, dancing, and acting skills. However, she was encouraged to focus on her education, which her parents always placed paramount over extra-curricular activities. Camille then decided to finish her school, sixth form and university qualifications, where she gained a Masters in Economics[4] before quitting the industry to focus full-time on music.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
1. My Head's a Mess[5]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Body"
(featuring Avelino)
2017 1. My Head's a Mess
"Raindrops"
"Within"
"Give More"
"Separate"
"Go Deep"
(with Gorgon City and Ghosted)
2018 Escape
"Emotional"
(ft. Kranium and Louis Rei (Wstrn)) [6]
TBA

Featured appearances[edit]

Title Year Album
"Anthem"
(Brookes Brothers featuring Camille)
2015 Non-album singles
"Get Some"
(Ghosted featuring Kamille)
2017
"More Than Words"
(Little Mix featuring Kamille)
2018 LM5
"Selfish Love"
(Mabel featuring Kamille)
2019 High Expectations

Songwriting credits[edit]

     indicates a background vocal contribution.

     indicates an un-credited lead vocal contribution.

     indicates a credited vocal/featured artist contribution.

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
2012 Tinchy Stryder Non-album single "Help Me" Kwasi Danquah III, Oliver Jacobs
The Saturdays Living for the Weekend "What About Us" (solo or featuring Sean Paul) Oliver Jacobs, Philip Jacobs, Sean Paul Henriques
2013 Jessie J Alive "Hero" Jessica Cornish, Lorne Tennant, Marwan Bergamy, Meshak Moore
Little Mix Salute "Nothing Feels Like You" Perrie Edwards, Jessica Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirwall, Uzoechi Emenike
"Boy" George Tizzard, Richard Parkhouse
"Good Enough" Perrie Edwards, Jessica Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirwall, Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn
JLS Goodbye - The Greatest Hits "Billion Lights" Lorne Tennant, Daniel Lancaster, David Mespoulet, Sandy Vee
Leona Lewis Christmas, with Love "Mr. Right" Leona Lewis, Jez Ashurst, Ash Howes, Richard "Biff" Stannard
2014 Sam Bailey The Power of Love "Treasure" Bradford Ellis, Jez Ashurst, Richard "Biff" Stannard
The Saturdays Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits "808" Jamal Gure, George Tizzard, Richard Parkhouse
Ella Henderson Chapter One "Glow" Steve McCutcheon
"Empire" Gabriella Henderson, Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn
Cheryl Only Human "Throwback" Cheryl Tweedy, Nicola Roberts, George Tizzard, Richard Parkhouse
Union J You Got It All - The Album "Song for You and I" Matthew Schwartz, Joshua Wilkinson, James F. Reynolds
2015 Little Mix Get Weird "Black Magic" Edward Drewett, Edvard Forre Erfjord, Henrik Barman Michelsen
Andrea Faustini Kelly "Give a Little Love" Andrea Faustini, Lee McCutcheon
Little Mix Get Weird "Love Me Like You" James Newman, Steve McCutcheon, Iain Farquarson
"Weird People" Edward Drewett, Edvard Forre Erfjord, Henrik Barman Michelsen
"Hair"
(solo or featuring Sean Paul)
Anita Blay, Iain Farquarson, Edvard Forre Erfjord, Henrik Barman Michelsen
"Grown" Perrie Edwards, Jessica Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirwall, Jessica Glynne, Janee Bennett, Edvard Forre Erfjord, Henrik Barman Michelsen
"I Love You" Perrie Edwards, Jessica Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirwall, Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn
"The End" (No additional writers)
"The Beginning" (No additional writers)
Fleur East Love, Sax and Flashbacks "Sax" Fleur East, James Abrahart, Edvard Forre Erfjord, Henrik Barman Michelsen
"More and More" Fleur East, James Abrahart, Edvard Forre Erfjord, Henrik Barman Michelsen
"Gold Watch" Fleur East, Edward Drewett, Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn
2016 LuvBug Non-album single "Best is Yet to Come" Roy Stride, Steve McCutcheon
Olly Murs 24 Hrs "You Don't Know Love" Oliver Murs, Wayne Hector, Steve Robson
"Grow Up" Oliver Murs, Wayne Hector, Steve Robson
Little Mix Glory Days "Shout Out to My Ex" Perrie Edwards, Jessica Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirwall, Iain Farquarson, Edvard Forre Erfjord, Henrik Barman Michelsen
Sigma Non-album single "Find Me"
(featuring Birdy)
Cameron Edwards, Joseph Lenzie, Jasmine van den Bogaerde, Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn
Little Mix Glory Days "Power" James Abrahart, Daniel Omelio
"Your Love" James Abrahart, Jeremy Coleman
"Nothing Else Matters" Wayne Hector, Daniel Heloy Davidsen, Peter Wallevik, Mich Hansen
"Beep Beep" Iain Farquarson, Edvard Forre Erfjord, Henrik Barman Michelsen
2017 Neiked Non-album single "Call Me"
(featuring Mimi)
Victor Radstrom, Geraldo Sandell, Alexander Papaconstantinou, Viktor Svensson, Steve Robinson, Mimmi Linnea Sanden
The Script Freedom Child "Rain" Daniel O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, James Barry
Ghosted Non-album single "Get Some"
(featuring Kamille)
Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn
CNCO CNCO "Reggaetón Lento" (Remix) (with Little Mix) Luis Angel O'Neill, Jadan Andino, Eric Pérez, Jorge Class, Jean Rodriguez
The Script Freedom Child "No Man is an Island" Daniel O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, James "Jimbo" Barton
Kideko Non-album single "Dum Dum" (with Tinie Tempah and Becky G) Ryan Hurley, Timothy Powell
Syn Cole "Got the Feeling"
(featuring Kirstin)
Rene Pais, Grace Barker, Steve Robson
2018 Don Diablo Future "Give Me Love"
(featuring Calum Scott)
Don Schipper, Martijn van Sonderen, Andrew Bullimore, Victor Bolander, Linus Nordstrom, Calum Scott
MIST Diamond in the Dirt "Wish Me Well"
(featuring Jessie Ware)
Rhys Sylvester, Shah Naseem, Jessica Ware
Louisa Non-album single "Yes"
(featuring 2 Chainz)
Andrew Bullimore, Christopher Crowhurst, Frank Nobel, Linus Nordstrom, Matthew Radosevich, Tauheed Epps
Wild Youth The Last Goodbye EP "Can't Move On" Conor O'Donohoe, Daniel O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan
Jess Glynne Always in Between "I'll Be There" Jessica Glynne, Jerker Hansson, Finlay Dow-Smith, Edvard Forre Erfjord, Henrik Barman Michelsen
Clean Bandit What is Love? "Solo"
(featuring Demi Lovato)
Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto, Fredrik Gibson, Demetria Lovato
Jax Jones Snacks EP "Ring Ring" (featuring Mabel and Rich the Kid) Timucin Aluo, Uzoechi Emenike, Mark Ralph, Mabel McVey, Marlon McVey-Roudette
James Arthur Non-album single "You Deserve Better" James Arthur, Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn
Marc E. Bassy Postmodern
Depression EP
"Right Now" Marc Griffin, David Park, Nicholas Balding, James Alexander Hau
Olly Murs You Know I Know "Love Me Again" Oliver Murs, Wayne Hector, Steve Robson
Little Mix LM5 "Think About Us" Frank Nobel, Linus Nordstrom
"Strip"
(featuring Sharaya J)
Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirwall, Perrie Edwards, Jessica Nelson, Christopher Crowhurst, Sharaya Howell
"Monster in Me" Arya Jones, Chrstopher Crowhurst, Frank Nobel, Linus Nordstrom
"Love a Girl Right" Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirwall, Perrie Edwards, Jessica Nelson, Christopher Crowhurst, Robert Suarez, John Barrett, Joseph Longo III, Timothy Kelley, Robert Robinson, Mark Andrews, Markquis Collins
"More Than Words"
(featuring Kamille)
Anya Jones, Timothy Mosley, Angel Lopez, Federico Vindver, Larrance Dopson
"The Cure" Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn
"Forget You Not" Anya Jones, Edvard Forre Erfjord, Henrik Barman Michelsen
Clean Bandit What is Love? "Baby" (featuring Marina and Luis Fonsi) Jack Patterson, Jason Evigan, Marina Diamandis, Matthew Knott, Luis Lopez-Cepero
Boyzone Thank You & Goodnight "Tongue Tied"
(featuring Alesha Dixon)
David Ezra, Andrew Bullimore, Frank Nobel, Linus Nordstrom
"Loaded Gun" Edward Drewett, Daniel Heloy Davidsen, Peter Wallevik, Mich Hansen
2019 Mabel High Expectations "Don't Call Me Up" Mabel McVey, Steve McCutcheon
Wild Youth The Last Goodbye EP "Close" Conor O'Donohoe, Daniel O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, James Barry
Europa Non-album single "All Day and Night"
(featuring Madison Beer)
Timucin Aluo, Martin Picandet, Hailee Steinfeld, Janee Bennett, Rebecca Hill, Mark Ralph
Mabel High Expectations "Mad Love" Mabel McVey, Steve McCutcheon
SG Lewis Dawn EP "Easy Loving You"
(featuring Kamille)
Samuel George Lewis, Benjamin Ash
Jax Jones TBA "Harder"
(with Bebe Rexha)
Timucin Aluo, Steve McCutcheon, Bleta Rexha
Mabel High Expectations "Selfish Love"
(featuring Kamille)
Mabel McVey, Fraser Thornycroft-Smith

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BRIT Awards 2017: The full list of winners and nominees". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  2. ^ BBC Music (25 December 2018), Jax Jones feat. Kamille - Breathe (Top Of The Pops Christmas 2018), retrieved 10 April 2019
  3. ^ "The A&R Awards 2018: All the winners". Music Business Worldwide. 7 November 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  4. ^ Savage, Mark (20 June 2018). "The stockbroker who writes Little Mix hits". Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  5. ^ "1. My Head's a Mess - EP by Kamille on iTunes". iTunes Store. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Emotional - Single by Kamille, KRanium & Louis Rei on iTunes". iTunes Store. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.