Dreamlab (production team)

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GenresPop, pop rock, dance-pop, electropop, hip hop
Occupation(s)Producer/ songwriter, musician
Years active2002–present
Associated actsNicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, The Wanted, Celine Dion, Vanessa Hudgens, Girls' Generation, Aly and AJ
MembersDaniel James
Leah Haywood

Dreamlab is an Australian record producing and songwriting team, composed of Daniel James and Leah Haywood, based in Los Angeles. The team's genres range from pop and dance to hip hop.


James and Haywood initially began as a collaboration, releasing their self-titled EP Dreamlab. Dreamlab later became their production and songwriting team name.[1] Before moving into Dreamlab productions, Haywood received success in mainstream music as a Singer-songwriter with her debut album Leah. In 2001 Haywood was nominated for Best Female Artist as well as Most Performed Australian Work for her hit single "We Think It's Love" at the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards.[2] Around this time James moved to the band 'Receiver' as the lead vocalist, touring the United States and Australia.

After relocating from Australia to Los Angeles, Dreamlab's initial success came with producing a majority of the debut release of Aly and AJ, "Into the Rush". The album was later certified Platinum by the RIAA.[3] From then Dreamlab has gone on to Co-produce and Co-write for Grammy Award nominated artists Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, and in 2011 wrote and produced three songs from the Girls' Generation self titled Double platinum selling album.[1][4] Haywood has also performed background vocals for Britney Spears and Celine Dion.[5] In 2011 dreamlab set up the imprint, Layer Cake Records, with their first signing being Hunter Parrish.


Year Artist Album Details
1999 Celine Dion Vocals, ("That's the Way It Is")
2001 Leah Haywood Leah Co-writer, ("Leah Album")
Leah Haywood What Women Want Soundtrack Co-writer, ("We Think It's Love")
2003 Mandy Moore Stuart Little 2 Writer, ("Top of The World")
2005 Aly & AJ Into the Rush Producer, writer, ("Rush","In a Second") Producer ("No One", "Collapsed", "Out of the Blue", "Something More", "Protecting Me", "I Am One of Them")
2006 Vanessa Hudgens V Producer, writer, ("Promise", "Drive","Afraid")
2007 The Cheetah Girls TCG Producer, writer, ("So Bring It On","Uh-Oh")
2008 Britney Spears Circus Vocals, ("Out From Under")
Vanessa Hudgens Identified Programmer, arranger ("Did it Ever Cross your Mind","Papercut")
Ryan Cabrera The Moon Under Water Producer, writer ("Say", "Relax", "Say You Will", "In Between Lights", "Should've Kissed You") producer ("I Will Remember You", "Please Don't Lie To Me", "How Bout Tonight")
Jordan Pruitt Permission to Fly Producer, writer ("One Love","Simple Things")
Michael Paynter Producer, co-writer, ("Lay My Armour Down","Let Go")
2009 Selena Gomez & the Scene Original Motion Picture Hollywood Soundtrack Producer, writer ("Magical")
Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana 3 Producer, writer, ("Supergirl")
Ashley Tisdale Guilty Pleasure Producer, writer ("Masquerade")
Cassie Davis Differently Producer, writer ("Do It Again")
Camera Can't Lie Days & Days Producer, writer ("The One That Got Away")
LoveHateHero America Underwater Producer, co-writer ("America Underwater Album")
2010 The Wanted The Wanted Producer, co-writer ("Say It on The Radio")
Debi Nova Producer, writer ("Drummer Boy")
Allison Iraheta Just Like You Producer, writer ("Pieces")
SoundGirl Something to Dream About Producer, co-writer ("Hero")
BC Jean Producer, writer ("Shattered","Get All Over Me")
2011 Demi Lovato Unbroken Producer, co-writer ("Unbroken","Mistake","Hold Up")
Selena Gomez & the Scene 'When the Sun Goes Down Producer, co-writer ("Hit the Lights")
Girls' Generation Girls' Generation Co-writer ("I'm in Love With the Hero","Beautiful Stranger","Born to Be a Lady")
Avery Producer, co-writer ("Go Screw Yourself","That Girl","Next Level")
2012 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Co-producer, co-writer ("Marilyn Monroe")
Bridgit Mendler Hello My Name Is... Producer, co-writer, Mixed ("Blonde")
2013 Selena Gomez Stars Dance Producer, co-writer ("Like A Champion", "Write Your Name", "Music Feels Better", "The Lover in Me")
Selena Gomez Come & Get It Vocal producer
Nikki Williams Glowing Co-producer, co-writer
2014 The Veronicas The Veronicas (album) Producer, writer. (Cruel, Teenage Millionaire)
2015 Selena Gomez Revival Vocal producer, writer, editor ("Sober", "Good For You", "Camouflage", "Survivors", "Perfect", "Cologne")
2017 Bea Miller Chapter Two: Red Producer (Like That)
Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony Producer (Make You Mad, Messy)
2019 Kygo & Chelsea Cutler Not Ok Co-producer, writer, vocal producer
Katy Perry Never Really Over Co-producer, writer


  1. ^ a b "Daniel James and Leah Haywood (Dreamlab)" Archived 1 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine Advanced Alternative Media. Retrieved 9 February 2012
  2. ^ "APRA|AMCOS Nominations – 2001". Archived 8 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine Australasian Performing Right Association. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Aly and AJ" BMI. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Album/Collection:Girls Generation" Anime Lyrics dot Com. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Artist Direct" Leah Haywood Biography. Retrieved 9 February 2012.