Ilya Salmanzadeh

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Ilya
Birth name Ilya Salmanzadeh
Also known as KnocDown
Born (1986-09-19) 19 September 1986 (age 31)
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
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Ilya Salmanzadeh (/sɑːlmənˈzɑːdə/; born 19 September 1986), known mononymously as Ilya, is a Swedish songwriter, producer and singer. He rose to prominence after co-writing and producing Ariana Grande's "Problem" and Jennifer Lopez's "First Love".[1][2]

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.[3][4] In 2011, he produced "Mama" and "Reba" from The Lonely Island's Grammy-nominated album, Turtleneck & Chain.[5][6] In 2013, he produced Cher Lloyd's song, "I Wish", and Fifth Harmony's award-winning song, "Me & My Girls".[7][8]

Alongside Max Martin, he co-wrote and produced Ariana Grande's "Problem" and Jennifer Lopez's "First Love" in 2014.[1][9][10][11] "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.[12][13][14][15] In June 2014, Ilya was nominated for the Denniz Pop Awards, an annual prize handed out to up-and-coming musicians.[16][17][18] "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.[19][20] 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.[21] In May 2015, he remixed Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" with Kendrick Lamar, which became his first No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100.[22][23]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist
  • 2007: "Used To Be"[24]
As featured artist
  • 2009: "Get You on the Pool" (Kocky & Trash featuring Ilya)[25]
  • 2011: "Got It Like That" (Lazee ft. Ilya)[26]

Production discography[edit]

Ilya's works include:[27][28][29][30]

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

Ariana Grande – My Everything

YesY
"Dreamers" Mohombi – Universe
YesY
YesY
"Grow Old With You"
YesY
YesY
"Just Like That"
YesY
YesY
"Save Me"
YesY
YesY
"Comeback" Ella EyreFeline
YesY
YesY
"Santa Tell Me" Ariana Grande – Christmas Kisses
YesY
YesY
2015 "Love Me like You Do" Ellie GouldingFifty Shades of Grey soundtrack
YesY
"Things I Didn't Say" Adam LambertThe Original High
YesY
YesY
"City Dove" Tori KellyUnbreakable Smile
YesY
YesY
"Back It Up" (ft. Pitbull) Prince RoyceDouble Vision
YesY
YesY
"Back It Up" (ft. Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull)
YesY
YesY
"Bad Blood" (ft. Kendrick Lamar) Taylor Swift1989
YesY
"Good Thing" (ft. Nick Jonas) Sage the GeminiBachelor Party
YesY
YesY
"Around the World" (ft. Fetty Wap) Natalie La RoseAround the World
YesY
YesY
"One in a Million" Hilary DuffBreathe In. Breathe Out.
YesY
YesY
"Confident" Demi LovatoConfident
YesY
YesY
"Mr. Hughes"
YesY
"On My Mind" Ellie Goulding – Delirium
YesY
YesY
"Codes"
YesY
YesY
"Pay My Rent" DNCESWAAY
YesY
YesY
"Toothbrush"
YesY
YesY
"Focus" Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
YesY
YesY
2016 "Bad Decisions"
YesY
YesY
"Everyday" (ft. Future)
YesY
YesY
"Greedy"
YesY
YesY
"Into You"
YesY
YesY
"Side to Side" (ft. Nicki Minaj)
YesY
YesY
"Sometimes"
YesY
YesY
"Still Falling for You" Ellie Goulding – Bridget Jones's Baby soundtrack
YesY
YesY
"Don’t Talk About It" Tove LoLady Wood
YesY
YesY
"Fire Fade"
YesY
YesY
"They Don't Know" Ariana Grande – Trolls soundtrack
YesY
YesY
"What U Workin' With?" Gwen Stefani & Justin TimberlakeTrolls soundtrack
YesY
YesY
"DNCE" DNCE – DNCE
YesY
YesY
"Pay My Rent"
YesY
YesY
"Toothbrush"
YesY
YesY
"Zoom"
YesY
YesY
2017 "Lions" Skip MarleyLions
YesY
YesY
"Calm Down" Skip Marley – Calm Down
YesY
YesY
"Act My Age" Katy PerryWitness
YesY
"Ain't About What You Got" Star cast – Star (season 1) soundtrack
YesY
YesY
"Would You Mind" PRETTYMUCHWould You Mind
YesY
YesY
"Refugee" Skip Marley – Refugee
YesY
YesY

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2012 Grammy Award Best Comedy Album Turtleneck & Chain (songwriter & producer) Nominated [6]
2014 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Song to Rock Out to With Your BFF "Me & My Girls" (producer) Won [31]
Catchiest New Song "I Wish" (songwriter & producer) Nominated [32]
Denniz Pop Awards Rookie Songwriter/Producer Himself Nominated [18]
Swedish Music Publishers Prize Year's Breakthrough Nominated [33]
Teen Choice Awards Song: Female Artist "Problem" (songwriter & producer) Won [34]
MTV Video Music Award Best Female Video Nominated [35]
Best Pop Video Won [36]
Best Collaboration Nominated [37]
Best Lyric Video Nominated [38]
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Song Won [39]
2015 People's Choice Awards Favorite Song "Bang Bang" (producer) Nominated [40]
Favorite Album My Everything (songwriter, producer & programmer) Nominated [40]
Grammy Award Best Pop Duo/Group Performance "Bang Bang" (producer) Nominated [41]
Best Pop Vocal Album My Everything (songwriter, producer & programmer) Nominated [41]
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Song of the Year "Bang Bang" (producer) Won [42]
"Problem" (songwriter & producer) Nominated [43]
iHeartRadio Music Awards Best Collaboration "Bang Bang" (producer) Won [44]
"Problem" (songwriter & producer) Nominated [45]
Radio Disney Music Awards Song of the Year "Problem" (songwriter & producer) Won [46]
ASCAP Pop Music Awards Writer Among the Most Performed Songs Himself Won [47]
Billboard Music Award Top Soundtrack Fifty Shades of Grey (composer) Nominated [48]
MTV Video Music Award Best Collaboration "Bang Bang" (producer) Nominated [49]
"Bad Blood" (producer) Won
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Song Won [50]
"Love Me like You Do" (songwriter) Nominated
Latin Grammy Award Best Urban Song "Back It Up (Spanish Version)" (songwriter & producer) Nominated [51]
American Music Award Top Soundtrack Fifty Shades of Grey (composer) Nominated [52]
Collaboration of the Year "Bad Blood" (producer) Nominated
2016 People's Choice Awards Favorite Song of the Year Nominated [53]
"Love Me like You Do" (songwriter) Nominated
Golden Globe Award Best Original Song Nominated [54]
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Song Nominated [55]
Grammy Award Best Pop Solo Performance Nominated [56]
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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