Hayley Warner

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Hayley Warner
Hayley Warner 2015.jpg
Warner in 2015
Background information
Born (1992-01-23) 23 January 1992 (age 27)
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, drums
Years active2009–present

Hayley Warner (born 23 January 1992) is an Australian born singer-songwriter. In 2009, she finished as runner-up in the seventh and final Australian Idol, and was noted for her high-energy performances and vast vocal range. In 2013, The Daily Telegraph named Warner as one of Australia’s most accomplished songwriters.[1] Warner's songwriting credits total over 11 times platinum in worldwide sales. Hayley co-wrote Grammy nominated artist Tori Kelly's single "Hollow" that was released 3 November 2015. After moving to Los Angeles, Warner signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music in 2015.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

As a young child, Warner was incredibly passionate about sports and set her sights on becoming the best, but at the age of seven, she was diagnosed with Perthes disease which stripped her of her sporting dreams and forced her to learn to walk again. Through her struggle, music quickly became her therapy and true calling. When she was just twelve years old she started her first band, Cloud 9. From the ages of twelve to sixteen, she performed at 500 different venues around Australia.


Warner signed to Sony Music shortly after the Australian Idol finale, on 22 November 2009. Her first single debuted and peaked at #11 on the ARIA Singles Chart on 20 December 2009,[2] and was certified gold.[3]

In 2012, she signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony ATV and began collaborating with songwriter and producers all around the world.

Warner co-wrote "Good Night" which was chosen by Sony Records to be the first single for The X Factor Australia season 3 winner Reece Mastin. "Good Night" reached #1 in both Australia and New Zealand, and achieved 5 times Platinum accreditation in Australia and Platinum sales in New Zealand. "Good Night" is the fastest selling digital single by an artist signed to Sony Music Australia in history. She then teamed up with Mastin and co-wrote his second single "Shut Up & Kiss Me" which reached #2 on the ARIA Singles Chart and achieved platinum sales in Australia and #1 with Gold sales in New Zealand. She also co-wrote "Set Me on Fire" which was chosen for season 4 contestant Bella Ferraro. The single was released in December 2012, and debuted at #36 on the ARIA Singles Chart. She co-wrote "Freedom" for artist Stan Walker that was selected for a three-year TV advertising campaign for The Salvation Army in Australia and New Zealand. She co-wrote with Tina Arena for her ninth studio album Reset. The album was released in October 2013, and spent 18 weeks in the ARIA Top 50 including debuting #4. Her co-written single "Still Running" was translated to French for the European release of the album. Her song, "Once" was recorded by Angy for her 2013 album Drama Queen. In 2013, she co-wrote the two runner-up singles for X Factor Australia contestants Taylor Henderson and Jai Waetford. Henderson's single "Borrow My Heart" debuted at #1 and has achieved double Platinum accreditation. Waetford's single "Your Eyes" debuted at #6 and has achieved Gold sales. She also co-wrote Henderson's second single "When You Were Mine" which debuted #5 and achieved Platinum sales. She co-wrote four tracks on his second studio album Burnt Letters, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Charts, achieved Gold status within a week of its release, and is now certified Platinum. The album’s fifth single "Brighter Days" is now being used as the theme song for the highest rated national morning TV show in Australia, Sunrise. In 2014, she co-wrote "Stand by You" which was selected as the single for X Factor Australia season 6 winner Marlisa Punzalan. The track debuted at #2 on the ARIA Singles Chart and is currently double Platinum. The track also reached #7 in Singapore and #21 in New Zealand.

In 2015, Warner was an APRA Music Awards Nominee for Pop Work of the Year and was selected for the exclusive APRA AMCOS SongHubs in Los Angeles.[4]

After penning multiple hits for various artists around the world, Warner found it vital to find her own voice and write about the stories of her own life. In 2015, she released her highly anticipated new single, "Closure".


Hayley Warner discography
Music videos2

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title
2010 "Hands Off" [5]


Year Single Chart Position
Certifications Album
2009 "Good Day" 11 Gold TBA
2010 "Hands Off" - - Hands Off EP
2011 "Best Thing" - - TBA
2015 "Closure" - -

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s)
2009 "Good Day" Laura Dudgeon[6]
2010 "Hands Off" Toby Angwin[7]

Songwriting credits[edit]

Year Artist Song Chart Position
Chart Position
Chart Position


Chart Position
2011 Reece Mastin "Good Night" 1 - - 5x Platinum
2011 Reece Mastin "Shut Up & Kiss Me" 2 - 1 Platinum
2012 Bella Ferraro "Set Me on Fire" 36 - - -
2012 Stan Walker "Freedom" - - - -
2013 Tina Arena "Still Running" 4 - - Platinum
2013 Angy "Once" - - - 2x Platinum
2014 Taylor Henderson "Borrow My Heart" 1 - - -
2014 Jai Waetford "Your Eyes" 6 - - Gold
2014 Taylor Henderson "When You Were Mine" 5 - - Platinum
2014 Taylor Henderson "Brighter Days" - - - -
2014 Taylor Henderson "Sail Away" - - - -
2014 Taylor Henderson "Piece By Piece" - - - -
2014 Dami Im "Without You" - - - -
2014 Marlisa Punzalan "Stand by You" 2 21 7 2x Platinum
2015 Reigan Derry "Feels Like Heaven" 37
2015 Tina Arena "I Want To Love You"
2015 Tina Arena "Overload"
2015 Tina Arena "Magic"
2015 Tina Arena "Wouldn't Be Love If It Didn't"
2015 Tina Arena "Lie In It"
2015 Tina Arena "Heaven"
2015 Tori Kelly "Hollow" 68
2016 JoJo "Music"
2016 JoJo "I Can Only"
2016 JoJo "FAB"
2016 JoJo "Honest"
2016 JoJo "Edibles"
2016 JoJo "Rise Up"
2017 Nickelback "Song On Fire"


  1. ^ "Forgotten talent of our greatest hits". Dailytelegraph.com.au. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  2. ^ Australian-charts.com - Hayley Warner - Good Day Retrieved 5 June 2010
  3. ^ ARIA Charts - Accreditations Aria.com.au, Retrieved 23 August 2010
  4. ^ "APRAP - Song Hubs Los Angeles". Apraamcos.com.au. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Hands Off - EP". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  6. ^ Good Day video Notes - YouTube, Retrieved 7 August 2010
  7. ^ Hands Off video Notes - YouTube, Retrieved 7 August 2010

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