Heather Holley

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Heather Holley
Birth nameHeather Holley
OriginAustin, Texas, US
GenresPop
Occupation(s)record producer, songwriter, composer, vocal producer, A&R,
Years active1999–present
LabelsElicit Productions, RCA, EMI

Heather Holley is an American music producer, songwriter, vocalist, vocal producer, composer, pianist, and Pro Tools engineer, whose credits have yielded combined sales of over 29 million albums. She specializes in artist development and is known for her role in launching Christina Aguilera's career. She and Elicit Productions partner Rob Hoffman (Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Etta James),[1] wrote and produced the recordings that led to Aguilera's signing to RCA Records.

Holley has also developed and/or worked with artists including Meredith O'Connor; Holly Brook aka Skylar Grey; Jackie Evancho; Nikki Williams; Katie Costello; Bebe Rexha; Martha Wash; Rebekah del Rio; Kat Perkins; Itaal Shur; and Dave Eggar. Her songs have been featured in prime time television series such as Grey's Anatomy, 90210, American Idol, The Office, Private Practice, So You Think You Can Dance, Ugly Betty, The Hills, Keeping Up With the Kardashians;[2] feature films and trailers including Pursuit of Happyness, Kiss of the Dragon, and David LaChappelle's Rize; and runway shows for New York Fashion Week and ad campaigns for global brands such as Mercedes Benz, Pepsi, and Microsoft. Heather has been interviewed for VH1's Driven: Christina Aguilera and two E! Entertainment Christina Aguilera Specials.[3] In their show at the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Concert, Le Petit Cirque performed to Heather's song We All Need A Hero.[1]

Christina Aguilera[edit]

In 1997, Heather Holley and Rob Hoffman were asked to write and produce a demo for a then unknown, former Mickey Mouse Club member named Christina Aguilera. Their work led to Aguilera's signing with RCA Records. Her self-titled debut album includes a song from Christina's demo called "Obvious," which was written by Holley and produced by Hoffman. The album has sold over 17 million copies worldwide and garnered Aguilera a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2000.

In 2002, Holley and Hoffman contributed to Aguilera's second album Stripped, producing and co-writing the songs "Soar", "Stripped Intro", "Stripped Interlude", and "I Will Be", which was the B-side of the "Dirrty" single. "Soar" was featured in soundtracks and trailers for Rize, Honey, and The Pursuit of Happyness.

In 2004, Holley and Hoffman were commissioned by Mercedes to write and produce a new Christina Aguilera song ("Hello – Follow Your Own Star") for the international advertising campaign launching the Mercedes Benz A Class. The campaign included Mercedes Benz television spots with Aguilera, Giorgio Armani, and Boris Becker, and the end of the campaign featured a concert event in Milan where Aguilera performed "Hello" for the first time. The commercial featuring ("Hello – Follow Your Own Star") won a German advertising award. ("Hello – Follow Your Own Star") became a Radio hit in Europe, charting at #25 in Germany and at #6 in Italy.[citation needed]

In 2006, Heather's song "Here to Stay" was included on Christina's "Back to Basics" album and featured in a worldwide Pepsi commercial campaign.

In 2015, "Soar" was featured in Christina's World Hunger Relief PSA.[4]

Charting[edit]

  • Christina Aguilera debut album #1 Us Billboard 200 Album chart
  • Christina Aguilera "Stripped" #2 US Billboard 200 Album chart
  • 12th Annual Unisong International Songwriting Contest Winners – Siren Song by Caitlin Lowery, Heather Holley[5]
  • No Secrets (album)Album charted #1 Billboard US Top Heatseekers.
  • First Ladies of Disco #6 Billboard Dance Club Chart[6]

Appearances[edit]

Published articles[edit]

Discography[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Label
1999
  • "Obvious"
Christina Aguilera "Christina Aguilera" RCA Records
2000
  • "Obvious"
Christina Aguilera "Remix Plus" RCA Records
2001
  • "Adore You"
Lisa Barbuscia "Kiss of the Dragon Soundtrack" Immortal Records
2002
  • "Soar"
Christina Aguilera "Stripped" RCA Records
2002
  • "Stripped Intro"
Christina Aguilera "Stripped" RCA Records
2002
  • "Stripped Part 2"
Christina Aguilera "Stripped" RCA Records
2002
  • "I Will Be"
Christina Aguilera "Dirrty B-side" RCA Records
2002
  • "Hot"
  • "No Secrets"
  • "Come Back"
No Secrets "No Secrets" Jive Records
2002
  • "Soar"
Christina Aguilera "Honey" Trailer Universal Pictures
2003
  • "Circle"
  • "Remember Love"
  • "Fill Me Up"
  • "Circle Goth Remix"
Suzy K "Circle" Vellum Records
2004 Christina Aguilera "Mercedes Benz Commercial" Mercedes Benz/RCA
2004
  • "Album"
The Randies "At The Friendship Motor Inn" LoveGroove Records
2004
  • "Album"
Bernadette Moley "All I Want" Blossom Recordings
2005
  • "Album"
Holly Brook "Holly Brook" Independent
2005
  • "Soar"
Christina Aguilera "Rize Soundtrack" and "Rize Film" Silva Screen Records
2005
  • "Peanut Butter"
The Randies "Of Hands and Hearts" Music for the Tsunami Disaster Fund
2006
  • "Here To Stay"
Christina Aguilera "Back To Basics" RCA Records
2006
  • "Soar"
Christina Aguilera "Pursuit of Happyness Trailer" Columbia Pictures
2006
  • "All Will Be Forgotten"
Skylar Grey "Like Blood Like Honey" Warner Brothers
2006
  • "Album"
The Randies "I Saw The Light" LoveGroove Records
2006
  • "So Deep"
Walker Chris Cox "Remixes EP" Elicit
2006
  • "Together"
Actors "One Life To Live Prom Night: The Musical Theme Song" ABC
2008
  • "Album"
Katie Costello "Kaleidoscope Machine" Tiny Tiny Records
2008
  • "EP"
Caitlin Moe "Caitlin Moe" Independent
2008
  • "Miss You"
  • "Woman"
  • "Stranger"
Natalia Lesz "Natalia Lesz" EMI Poland
2008
  • "I Come Alive"
Lidia Copania "Prezd Switem" Warner Music Poland
2009
  • "Drop It Real Low"
Bebe Rexha Independent
2009
  • "Someone to La La Love"
Caitlin Moe "GenArt Film Festival Trailer" GenArt Film Festival
2009
  • "We All Need A Hero"
Sasha Lazard Starlight Children's Foundation Theme Song Starlight Foundation
2010
  • composer
various "The D-Monster" short film
2010
  • "Feel Good"
Official Hank Microsoft Office 2010 Launch Flash Mob Microsoft Office
2011
  • "China Feet"
Itaal Shur "Beyond Tomorrow" ITAALAVISION
2011
  • "Know Me"
  • "Everybody is a Star"
Richie Rich NY Fashion Week Runway Show Hammerstein Ballroom
2011
  • "Album"
Rebekah Del Rio "Love Hurts Love Heals" 1111 Records
2011
  • composer
Richie Rich, Paget Big Breakin short film Outfest 2012
2012
  • "I Remember"
Alexandra Monir "Timeless Novel" Random House
2012
  • "Naked"
  • "Neverland"
Pati Sokol singles Pati Sokol Dream Production
2012
  • "Lovekill"
Justin Mise single Justin Mise
2012
  • "Sorry Doesn't Cut It"
  • "Close The Chapter"
Lucius Clark singles Lucius Clark
2013
  • "Fearless"
  • "Toxic"
Dana Lowrey "Dana Lowrey" Buckhouse
2013
  • "Alright"
Martha Wash "Something Good" Purple Rose Records
2013
  • "EP"
Charlotte Sabina "Charlotte Sabina" Teal Torch Media
2013
  • "In Love With You"
Natalia Lesz "That Girl" EMI Poland
2014
  • "Late 4 Wishes"
  • "Like I Do"
  • "Feed the Beast"
Karen Rubyn singles Karen Rubyn
2014
  • "Alone Together"
Sasha Lazard "Lumiere" The Myth of Red, Inc.
2014
  • "Fearless"
Kat Perkins "Fearless" Kat Perkins
2015
  • "Show Some Love"
First Ladies of Disco single and remixes Purple Rose Records
2015
  • "Soar"
Christina Aguilera World Hunger Relief PSA RCA
2015
  • "Stronger Than Us"
Meredith O'Connor

ft Garrett Clayton

single Metamorphosis Productions, LLC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rob Hoffman | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  2. ^ "Heather Holley". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  3. ^ "Heather Holley". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  4. ^ "VIDEO: Christina Aguilera on Her Moving Mission to End World Hunger". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  5. ^ http://www.unisong.com/Winners12.aspx
  6. ^ "Disco Divas Martha Wash, Evelyn 'Champagne' King & Linda Clifford Hit Dance Club Songs Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  7. ^ E! Entertainment Special: Christina Aguilera, 2003-07-20, retrieved 2016-04-28
  8. ^ TV.com. "Driven (2002): Christina Aguilera". TV.com. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  9. ^ https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703779704576073763438355884

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