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Deekay is a Danish production and songwriting team founded by Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Michael Larsson with other members Tim "Data" McEwan, Daniel "Obi" Klein and Johannes "Josh" Jørgensen.[1] The name Deekay comes from the acronym dk, which means Denmark.

Deekay have written and produced for artists like Jason Derulo, Jordin Sparks,[2] Lil Wayne, Diddy,[3] Sugababes,[4] Orianthi,[5] JLS,[6][7][8] Tinie Tempah, Jake Zyrus,[9] Allison Iraheta,[10] Method Man, Fat Joe, Styles P, Lemar,[11] Medina, Mietta, Girls' Generation, Red Velvet, Loona, Exo, TVXQ and others.

Selected production/songwriting credits[edit]

Selected releases & recordings written and/or produced fully or in part by DEEKAY

New Kids on the Block[edit]

  • "Remix (I Like The)" – Produced & co-written', Top 40 US Billboard Adult Radio
  • "10" – Entire album produced, co-written and mixed, except track 10 & 11, #6 US Billboard 200 Album Chart

Diddy-Dirty Money feat. Lil Wayne[edit]

  • "Strobe Lights" – Co-produced & co-written

From Diddy/Dirty Money album Last Train to Paris, #7 US Billboard 200 Album Chart


  • "Believe" – co-written[12]

Title-track on Orianthi's 2nd studio album, which has reached certified Gold status in Japan and Australia.


  • "Kickstart" & "Only Tonight" – Produced & co-written

From their UK No. 1 debut album, which sold in excess of 1.300.000 copies in the UK alone (4 x platinum)

  • "Eyes Wide Shut", "Superhero" & "Better For You" – Produced & co-written, Eyes Wide Shut featured Tinie Tempah and reached #2 on the official UK Radio Airplay Chart, with a total of more than 500.000.000 impressions

From their second album, "Outta This World"


  • "Change" – Produced & co-written

Title-track on UK #1[13] album "Change" – the song was a top 3 UK radio airplay hit.


  • "I Don't Mind That" – Produced & written

From multi-platinum album "Time To Grow"

1st single from multi-platinum album "The Truth About Love" – No. 2 Official UK Radio Airplay Chart & No. 7 UK Single Sales Chart


Hit No. 1 on the iTunes single chart in Germany, Sweden, Austria and Ireland.[14]

  • "Victory"– 7 tracks produced & co-written, #1 Ireland
  • "Young Love" – Produced & co-written, #1 iTunes Sweden[15]
  • "Young Love" – 2 tracks produced & co-written, #1 Ireland

Joe McElderry[edit]

  • "Until The Stars Run Out" – Produced & co-written

From his debut album, which entered the UK album chart at #3.

Ashley Tisdale[edit]

  • "Switch" & "I'm Back" – Produced & co-written

The first track is included in the credits of the 2009 movie Aliens in the Attic and both of them are included in the Tidale's second studio album, Guilty Pleasure.

Girls' Generation[edit]

Hit no. 1 on all Korean charts 7 minutes after release – 150.000+ pre-orders on "Hoot" album...The song was No. 1 for 5 weeks on the Music Bank K-Chart and won the Triple Crown on the Inkigayo chart in November/December 2010. The Hoot EP achieved 18 x platinum status in Korea and became best song of the year according to Gallup Korea.[16][17]

The album became the first ever from a foreign girl group to top the Official Japanese Oricon Chart on the release date. The album sold 231,553 copies in the first week, placed first on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart and surpassed the record for first week debut album sales for a foreign artist.


Hit no. 1 on the Oricon Daily Chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Japan.[18]

  • "Smile" - Co-Produced by Daniel "Obi" Klein

From the Rise as God album


From the multi-platinum UK No. 1 album Guilty

"Breathe Easy" was the third single from the album and a UK #4. It was an 8-week consecutive No. 1 in Italy and the biggest selling single there in 2004 in front of records like "Yeah", "Toxic" & "Superstar". It was also a hit in the rest of Europe (#7 in Austria & Germany etc.)"

"Bubblin'" was the 4th single from the album and a UK #6. It also became a smash hit all over Europe, top 3 in Italy, top 15 in France, No. 11 Germany etc.


  • "Eclipse" was the title track for the single "Kim Lip" by the member Kim Lip herself.
  • "Puzzle" was the B track for the single "Choerry" by the member Choerry herself in collaboration with the previous member JinSoul.

S.M. Entertainment Artists[edit]

Artist Year Song Album Music
Producer Credited
Exo 2014 Love, Love, Love Overdose Daniel "Obi" Klein co-composition
2017 Boomerang(부메랑) The War: The Power of Music co-composition, arrangement
Girls' Generation 2010 Hoot (훗) Hoot Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Michael Larsson co-composition, arrangement, programmed, co-writing
2011 Hoot Girls' Generation
2012 Reflection Girls & Peace co-composition & arrangement
2013 Lips Love & Peace Daniel "Obi" Klein co-composition & arrangement
2015 Check Lion Heart
f(x) 2013 Airplane Pink Tape Tim McEwan co-composition & arrangement
Red Velvet 2015 Automatic Ice Cream Cake Daniel "Obi" Klein co-composition & arrangement
Lady's Room The Red Daniel "Obi" Klein
Time Slip Daniel "Obi" Klein, Johannes "Josh" Jorgensen
Cool World Daniel "Obi" Klein
2016 Cool Hot Sweet Love The Velvet Daniel "Obi" Klein
2017 Mojito (여름빛) The Red Summer Johannes "Josh" Jorgensen, Lars Halvor Jensen
Look (봐) Perfect Velvet Daniel "Obi" Klein
Perfect 10
SHINee 2010 Hello Hello [Repackage] Lars Halvor Jensen, Tim McEwan co-composition & arrangement
Taemin (SHINee) 2014 ACE ACE Daniel "Obi" Klein co-composition & arrangement
2016 Already (벌써 ) Press It
Super Junior 2012 Sexy, Free & Single Sexy, Free & Single Daniel "Obi" Klein co-composition & arrangement
2014 Hit Me Up This is Love
TVXQ 2011 Superstar TONE Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes Joergensen co-composition, co-writing, arrangement
2015 Smile (웨딩드레스) Rise as God Daniel "Obi" Klein co-composition & arrangement
Henry & Sunny (Girls' Generation) 2017 U&I U&I Daniel "Obi" Klein co-composition & arrangement


  1. ^ Deekay discography at Discogs
  2. ^ Jordin Sparks hits the studio with Deekay for new album
  3. ^ Diddy Talks About Strobe Lights
  4. ^ "Sugababes Unlimited". Archived from the original on 2 May 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Orianthi Discography". Starpulse. 13 December 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Song Facts". Song Facts. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  7. ^ "JLS CD Universe". 17 November 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  8. ^ JLS. "". Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  9. ^ Charice. "Charice album". Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  10. ^ Ross, Dalton. "Allison Iraheta, EW". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  11. ^ Lemar Interview Archived 14 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Believe lyrics". Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  13. ^ "album Change chart stats". Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  14. ^ "So much foreign press". Jedward Genius. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  15. ^[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ Girls' Generation
  17. ^ Vitalwarning (20 December 2010). "Gallup Korea confirms SNSD's 'National Girl Group' status". Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  18. ^ 東方神起. "'Superstar' Rank No. 1 on Billboard Japan Chart". Retrieved 18 December 2011.

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