Jamie Scott

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Jamie Scott
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Background information
Birth nameJames Christopher Needle[1]
Also known asJ.S. Baylin
Born (1984-02-12) 12 February 1984 (age 37)
OriginRowtown/Ottershaw, Surrey, United Kingdom
GenresIndie, acoustic, alternative, folk
Years active2002–present
LabelsSony BMG, Polydor, Capitol, Virgin Records, Catherine Records
Associated actsGraffiti6, One Direction, Rag'n'Bone Man
Websitewww.jamie-scott.com

Jamie Scott (born James Christopher Needle; 12 February 1984) is an Ivor Novello Award winning[2] English singer, songwriter and producer.

Career[edit]

Songwriting[edit]

As a writer and producer Scott has sold over 50 million albums, 50 million singles, has had 10 UK No.1 albums, 4 US Billboard No.1 albums and 3 Number 1 UK singles.[3]

Scott has worked with many artists including One Direction, Rag'n'Bone Man, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, Rudimental, Jess Glynne, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Jessie Ware, Enrique Iglesias, Little Mix, Christina Perri and Ed Sheeran.[4]

No.1 songs co-written by Scott include "Cold Water" by Major Lazer & Justin Bieber, "These Days" by Rudimental, "Skin" by Rag'n'Bone Man, "Heartbeat" by Enrique Iglesias, & "Too Much to Ask" by Niall Horan.[4]

Scott is one of the main collaborators of UK boy band One Direction, having co-written their hit singles "Story of My Life", "Drag Me Down", "Night Changes", "You & I", "Midnight Memories", "Home", and "More Than This".[4] With One Direction, Scott achieved 5 No.1 Albums in the US & UK and generated more than 30 million worldwide record sales. Scott is the only collaborator to have worked on every One Direction album,[5] and he played an instrumental role in the bands transition from teen-pop to a more mature, folk-oriented sound.[6] Scott has continued to write with the band members on their solo records, most notably with Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson.[7] Scott's compositions "This Town", "Too Much to Ask", and "Put a Little Love on Me" by Niall Horan were all released as singles and all achieved Billboard Top10 spots.[8][9][10]

Scott was the executive producer of Rag'n'Bone Man's debut album Human, co-writing four songs including the hit single "Skin". The album debuted at No1 on the UK Albums Chart, and became the fastest-selling debut album by a male artist in ten years.[11]

Scott has written and produced music under the pseudonym J.S. Baylin.[12]

Solo music career[edit]

According to his website, Scott never listened to popular, contemporary music while growing up.[13] He began his musical career wanting to write music for other artists to perform, but when sending his demo tape to publishers, they would respond that they liked his voice and wanted him to release them himself. Because of this, Scott signed a record deal with Sony Music in 2002, teaming up with producer Toby Smith, keyboardist and songwriter from Jamiroquai, to work on a full-length album.[14] During this time he toured with artists such as Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Ryan Adams, Kelly Clarkson, Gabrielle, Mario Winans, and Ginuwine.[15]

Scott's debut album, Soul Searching, was scheduled to be out in early 2005. However, due to the tumultuous merger of Sony Music & BMG, the release was delayed and ultimately cancelled.[16][17]

In 2006, Scott featured in the movie, Step Up, playing the character Colin.[18] He performs his song "Made" in the film.[19]

In 2007, Scott signed to Polydor Records under the name Jamie Scott & The Town, and released the album Park Bench Theories the same year. The album was preceded by singles "When Will I See Your Face Again" & "Standing In The Rain".

In 2008, Scott started working with producer TommyD, releasing music under the name Graffiti6.[20] The duo's debut song "Stare Into The Sun" was featured on various TV ad campaigns and appeared on FIFA 12. The pair signed with Capitol Records in the US in 2011, and released their debut album Colours in 2012.[21] Their second album, "The Bridge", was released independently on 21 April 2014.[22]

Scott toured with One Direction on their Where We Are Tour, opening for them on 5 nights, including 3 shows at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.[23]

Scott has released two solo albums through his own record label, Catherine Records: 2015's My Hurricane and 2020's How Still The River.[24]

Scott wrote and features on 2017's "So Far Away" by Martin Garrix & David Guetta, and similarly he features on "Can't Stop The Beat" by Wally Lopez from 2013.[4]

Business[edit]

In 2015, Scott founded publishing company Catherine Songs to facilitate up and coming songwriters and artists. Catherine Songs roster includes Mike Needle, Dan Bryer, Alex Charles, Tom Williams, Ross Galt, & River Matthews.[25][26] Scott is a director of production/record company BSW Music,[16] whose signings include Bow Anderson & Outsider.[27]

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ivor Novello Award
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2019 These Days PRS For Music Award Won
American Music Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2013 Take Me Home Rock/Pop Album of the Year Won
Latin Grammy Award
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2011 Euphoria Album of the Year Nominated

Filmography[edit]

Actor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jamie Scott". Discogs.
  2. ^ "Winners revealed for the 2019 Ivor Novello Awards". www.prsformusic.com. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  3. ^ "About". Jamie Scott. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d "Jamie Scott". TIDAL Browse. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  5. ^ "British Singer/Songwriter Jamie Scott Co-Writes New Hit "Cold Water" (for Major Lazer, Justin Bieber & MØ), Plus Several Hits For One Direction". Songwriter Universe | Songwriting News, Articles & Song Contest. 6 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Jamie Scott on the Secret to Writing Hits for One Direction, Justin Bieber & Niall Horan". Billboard. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Review: Jamie Scott's New Album 'How Still The River' Is a Breath of Fresh Air". Nerds and Beyond. 7 August 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Niall Horan". Billboard. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Niall Horan". Billboard. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Niall Horan". Billboard. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Rag'n'Bone Man scores the fastest-selling male debut album of the decade". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  12. ^ "J. S. Baylin at ARTISTdirect.com – Free J. S. Baylin Music Videos, Downloads, News, biography, MP3, Lyrics and More". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  13. ^ "Jamie Scott's Official Website". Jamie-scott.com. 12 February 1982. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  14. ^ "Jamiroquai | News | Toby working with Jamie Scott - 12 July 2004, 22:20 (BST)". funkin.com. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  15. ^ his website
  16. ^ a b Ellwood-Hughes, Pip. "Jamie Scott – How Still the River album review". Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  17. ^ "Jamie Scott | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  18. ^ "Step Up (2006)". IMDb. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  19. ^ "Step Up (2006)" – via www.imdb.com.
  20. ^ "Graffiti6 on "Colours" and Conquering America". 20 October 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  21. ^ "Graffiti6 'Colours' Out January 24th". popdirt.com. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  22. ^ "Album Review: Graffiti6 – The Bridge". kurttrowbridge.com. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  23. ^ "Jamie Scott's Concert & Tour History | Concert Archives". www.concertarchives.org. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  24. ^ "Jamie Scott". www.catherinerecords.com. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  25. ^ "Songwriters & Producers". Catherine Songs. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  26. ^ "Artists". Catherine Songs. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  27. ^ "BSW Music". BSW Music. Retrieved 13 September 2020.

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