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Edward James "Ed" Drewett (born 1 April 1988) is a British singer-songwriter who is best known for his contributions and collaborations with acts such as The Wanted, Olly Murs and One Direction.
Early life [ edit ]
Drewett left school at age 16 and went on to a performing arts college in Charlton, south-east London. He then proceeded to vocal college BIMM
in west London the following year. [1 ]
2008–13: Songwriting and debut album [ edit ]
In 2008 he signed to leading Worldwide publishers
Warner/Chappell Music. Later that year he signed his first record deal with Virgin Records and featured on Professor Green's hit single " I Need You Tonight", which charted at number three. Drewett was then dropped by the label and began to write for other artists, resulting in his first number-one hit single " All Time Low" for The Wanted and the multi-platinum hit " Glad You Came". Drewett then signed to Polydor Records in February 2012 only to be dropped later again.
Drewett signed a deal with
EMI Records in February 2009. He began recording his debut album working with producers [2 ] Wayne Hector, Cutfather and JJ, Fraser T Smith and The ThundaCatz. In early 2010, he was featured on Professor Green's first debut single, " I Need You Tonight", which charted at number three in the UK singles charts and number 15 in Ireland. The single remained in the UK Top 10 for four weeks. Drewett also wrote [3 ] The Wanted's debut single, originally for himself, " All Time Low". The single went straight to number one in the UK top 40. Drewett has written three singles for [4 ] The Wanted with Wayne Hector and Steve Mac – " All Time Low", " Glad You Came" and " Lightning". Glad You Came was by far the biggest of these hits, resulting in 4 million Worldwide sales, a UK number hit single and a Top 3 hit single on the Hot 100 in the USA.
In 2012 Drewett also co-wrote two songs, "What a Buzz" and "
Dear Darlin'", which featured on Olly Murs' double platinum album . Drewett also co-wrote One Direction's " Right Place Right Time Best Song Ever", the lead single released to promote their 3D Concert Movie, and the lead single from their 2013 album, Midnight Memories. . One Direction: This Is Us
2014–15: Britain's Got Talent [ edit ]
In 2014, Drewett auditioned for
ITV talent show , performing a song he wrote called "Blink" securing him a place in the next round with three 'Yes' votes from judges Britain's Got Talent Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams. [5 ]
He was selected to participate in the live semi-finals, performing 'Blink' again on the second show. His performance received mostly positive reviews, however
Simon Cowell said he would have preferred a different song. Drewett failed to get enough votes from the public to get into the top three, and was eliminated.
Discography [ edit ]
Singles as lead artist [ edit ]
Singles as songwriter [ edit ]
Album tracks written by Ed Drewett [ edit ]
As featured artist [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]