Ilya Salmanzadeh

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ILYA
Birth nameIlya Salmanzadeh
Also known asKnocDown
Born (1986-09-19) 19 September 1986 (age 32)
OriginStockholm, Sweden
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Ilya Salmanzadeh (/sɑːlmənˈzɑːdə/; born 19 September 1986 in Stockholm), known mononymously as ILYA, is a Swedish Persian[1] songwriter, producer and singer. He rose to prominence after co-writing and producing Ariana Grande's "Problem" and Jennifer Lopez's "First Love".[2][3]

Career[edit]

In 2005 at the age of 19, Ilya signed with Warner/Chappell Music in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2009, he graduated from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. "Miss Me", Mohombi & Nelly's song in 2010, was Ilya's first internationally acclaimed production.[4][5] In 2011, he produced "Mama" and "Reba" from The Lonely Island's Grammy-nominated album, Turtleneck & Chain.[6][7] In 2013, he produced Cher Lloyd's song, "I Wish", and Fifth Harmony's award-winning song, "Me & My Girls".[8][9]

Alongside Max Martin, he co-wrote and produced Ariana Grande's "Problem" and Jennifer Lopez's "First Love" in 2014.[2][10][11][12] "Problem" went on to become one of the fastest-selling singles in iTunes history before winning a Teen Choice Award, VMA and EMA months later.[13][14][15][16] In June 2014, Ilya was nominated for the Denniz Pop Awards, an annual prize handed out to up-and-coming musicians.[17][18][19] "Bang Bang", co-produced by Ilya, was released as a joint single by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj on 29 July 2014 to universal acclaim.[20][21] In January 2015, Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do", co-written by Ilya, was released for the soundtrack album to the motion picture, Fifty Shades of Grey, becoming the most-streamed song in a week on Spotify.[22] In May 2015, he remixed Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" with Kendrick Lamar, which became his first No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100.[23][24]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist
  • 2007: "Used To Be"[25]
As featured artist
  • 2009: "Get You on the Pool" (Kocky & Trash featuring Ilya)[26]
  • 2011: "Got It Like That" (Lazee ft. Ilya)[27]

Production discography[edit]

Ilya's works include:[28][29][30][31]

Year Title Album Songwriter Producer
2008 "Karma" (featuring David Jassy) Darin ZanyarFlashback
☑Y
☑Y
"Road Trip"
☑Y
☑Y
2010 "Miss Me" (ft. Nelly) MohombiMoveMeant
☑Y
☑Y
2011 "Alienized" Linda PritchardAlive
☑Y
☑Y
"Crying in the Rain"
☑Y
☑Y
"Dance Your Tears Away"
☑Y
"Erase & Rewind"
☑Y
☑Y
"Glorious"
☑Y
☑Y
"Miracle"
☑Y
☑Y
"Not Even Hello"
☑Y
☑Y
"On Time"
☑Y
☑Y
"Rise Again"
☑Y
☑Y
"Satellite"
☑Y
☑Y
"Stuck in a Riddle"
☑Y
☑Y
"Got It Like That" LazeeSupposed II Happen
☑Y
☑Y
"Explosive Love" Eric SaadeSaade Vol. 2
☑Y
"Feel Alive"
☑Y
"Mama" The Lonely IslandTurtleneck & Chain
☑Y
"Reba (Two Worlds Collide)" (ft. Kenan Thompson)
☑Y
☑Y
"Finally Free" Kimberley LockeFour for the Floor
☑Y
☑Y
2012 "Get Started" David LindgrenGet Started
☑Y
"Bastard" Amanda FondellBastard
☑Y
☑Y
2013 "Can't Hold Back" Anton EwaldA
☑Y
☑Y
"We Are a Crowd" The Lonely Island – The Wack Album
☑Y
☑Y
"Me & My Girls" Fifth HarmonyBetter Together
☑Y
"I Wish" (ft. T.I.) Cher LloydSorry I'm Late
☑Y
☑Y
2014 "One Last Time" Ariana GrandeMy Everything
☑Y
"Problem" (ft. Iggy Azalea)
☑Y
☑Y
"First Love" Jennifer LopezA.K.A.
☑Y
☑Y
"Bang Bang" (Jessie J with Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj) Jessie JSweet Talker

Ariana Grande – My Everything

☑Y
"Dreamers" Mohombi – Universe
☑Y
☑Y
"Grow Old With You"
☑Y
☑Y
"Just Like That"
☑Y
☑Y
"Save Me"
☑Y
☑Y
"Comeback" Ella EyreFeline
☑Y
☑Y
"Santa Tell Me" Ariana Grande – Christmas Kisses
☑Y
☑Y
2015 "Love Me like You Do" Ellie GouldingFifty Shades of Grey soundtrack
☑Y
"Things I Didn't Say" Adam LambertThe Original High
☑Y
☑Y
"City Dove" Tori KellyUnbreakable Smile
☑Y
☑Y
"Back It Up" (ft. Pitbull) Prince RoyceDouble Vision
☑Y
☑Y
"Back It Up" (ft. Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull)
☑Y
☑Y
"Bad Blood" (ft. Kendrick Lamar) Taylor Swift1989
☑Y
"Good Thing" (ft. Nick Jonas) Sage the GeminiBachelor Party
☑Y
☑Y
"Around the World" (ft. Fetty Wap) Natalie La RoseAround the World
☑Y
☑Y
"One in a Million" Hilary DuffBreathe In. Breathe Out.
☑Y
☑Y
"Confident" Demi LovatoConfident
☑Y
☑Y
"Mr. Hughes"
☑Y
"On My Mind" Ellie Goulding – Delirium
☑Y
☑Y
"Codes"
☑Y
☑Y
"Pay My Rent" DNCESWAAY
☑Y
☑Y
"Toothbrush"
☑Y
☑Y
"Focus" Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
☑Y
☑Y
2016 "Bad Decisions"
☑Y
☑Y
"Everyday" (ft. Future)
☑Y
☑Y
"Greedy"
☑Y
☑Y
"Into You"
☑Y
☑Y
"Side to Side" (ft. Nicki Minaj)
☑Y
☑Y
"Sometimes"
☑Y
☑Y
"Still Falling for You" Ellie Goulding – Bridget Jones's Baby soundtrack
☑Y
☑Y
"Don’t Talk About It" Tove LoLady Wood
☑Y
☑Y
"Fire Fade"
☑Y
☑Y
"They Don't Know" Ariana Grande – Trolls soundtrack
☑Y
☑Y
"What U Workin' With?" Gwen Stefani & Justin TimberlakeTrolls soundtrack
☑Y
☑Y
"DNCE" DNCE – DNCE
☑Y
☑Y
"Pay My Rent"
☑Y
☑Y
"Toothbrush"
☑Y
☑Y
"Zoom"
☑Y
☑Y
2017 "Lions" Skip MarleyLions
☑Y
☑Y
"Calm Down" Skip Marley – Calm Down
☑Y
☑Y
"Act My Age" Katy PerryWitness
☑Y
"Ain't About What You Got" Star cast – Star (season 1) soundtrack
☑Y
☑Y
"Would You Mind" PRETTYMUCHWould You Mind
☑Y
☑Y
"Refugee" Skip Marley – Refugee
☑Y
☑Y
"Teacher" PRETTYMUCHTeacher
☑Y
☑Y
"Open Arms" PRETTYMUCHOpen Arms
☑Y
☑Y
2018 "Raindrops (An Angel Cried)" Ariana Grande – Sweetener
☑Y
"God Is a Woman"
☑Y
☑Y
"Everytime"
☑Y
☑Y
"Breathin"
☑Y
☑Y
"No Tears Left to Cry"
☑Y
☑Y
"Close To Me" (ft. Swae Lee) Ellie Goulding & DiploClose To Me
☑Y
☑Y

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2012 Grammy Award Best Comedy Album Turtleneck & Chain (songwriter & producer) Nominated [7]
2014 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Song to Rock Out to With Your BFF "Me & My Girls" (producer) Won [32]
Catchiest New Song "I Wish" (songwriter & producer) Nominated [33]
Denniz Pop Awards Rookie Songwriter/Producer Himself Nominated [19]
Swedish Music Publishers Prize Year's Breakthrough Nominated [34]
Teen Choice Awards Song: Female Artist "Problem" (songwriter & producer) Won [35]
MTV Video Music Award Best Female Video Nominated [36]
Best Pop Video Won [37]
Best Collaboration Nominated [38]
Best Lyric Video Nominated [39]
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Song Won [40]
2015 People's Choice Awards Favorite Song "Bang Bang" (producer) Nominated [41]
Favorite Album My Everything (songwriter, producer & programmer) Nominated [41]
Grammy Award Best Pop Duo/Group Performance "Bang Bang" (producer) Nominated [42]
Best Pop Vocal Album My Everything (songwriter, producer & programmer) Nominated [42]
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Song of the Year "Bang Bang" (producer) Won [43]
"Problem" (songwriter & producer) Nominated [44]
iHeartRadio Music Awards Best Collaboration "Bang Bang" (producer) Won [45]
"Problem" (songwriter & producer) Nominated [46]
Radio Disney Music Awards Song of the Year "Problem" (songwriter & producer) Won [47]
ASCAP Pop Music Awards Writer Among the Most Performed Songs Himself Won [48]
Billboard Music Award Top Soundtrack Fifty Shades of Grey (composer) Nominated [49]
MTV Video Music Award Best Collaboration "Bang Bang" (producer) Nominated [50]
"Bad Blood" (producer) Won
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Song Won [51]
"Love Me like You Do" (songwriter) Nominated
Latin Grammy Award Best Urban Song "Back It Up (Spanish Version)" (songwriter & producer) Nominated [52]
American Music Award Top Soundtrack Fifty Shades of Grey (composer) Nominated [53]
Collaboration of the Year "Bad Blood" (producer) Nominated
2016 People's Choice Awards Favorite Song of the Year Nominated [54]
"Love Me like You Do" (songwriter) Nominated
Golden Globe Award Best Original Song Nominated [55]
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Song Nominated [56]
Grammy Award Best Pop Solo Performance Nominated [57]
Best Song Written for Visual Media Nominated
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Fifty Shades of Grey (composer) Nominated
Best Music Video "Bad Blood" (producer) Won
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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