Jamie Scott

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Jamie Scott
Jamie Scott after a live performance with Graffiti6 at K-FOG Radio in San Francisco, California, on June 21, 2012.
Jamie Scott
Background information
Also known as J.S. Baylin
Born (1984-02-12) 12 February 1984 (age 31)
Genres Indie, acoustic, alternative, rock, folk
Years active 2002–present
Labels Sony BMG, Polydor, Capitol, Virgin Records
Associated acts Graffiti6
Website www.jamie-scott.com

Jamie Scott (born 12 February 1984) is a British singer, songwriter and producer. Jamie Scott also wrote and produced music under the name J.S. Baylin[1] and was the writer and lead vocalist behind the band Jamie Scott and The Town. Scott is heavily influenced by 1970s artists like Cat Stevens and James Taylor, and also by neo-soul artists like D'Angelo. He has appeared in Step Up, where he sang on a song on the soundtrack. Scott relocated to Los Angeles in 2011 where he worked on an collaboration with TommyD called Graffiti6, they were signed to Capitol Records.

Scott has had major success as a songwriter with many artists and is one of the main collaborators with UK boy band sensations One Direction, including singles Story of My Life, Night Changes, You & I, Midnight Memories and More Than This. Scott co-wrote their fifth studio album Made in the A.M. released in November 2015. Its debut single Drag Me Down went straight in at No. 1 in the UK Singles Charts and debuted at No. 3 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart (their highest Billboard charting to date). The track went on to reach the number one spot on iTunes in 90 countries. Scott went on to co-write and produce called 'Home', taken from the boys' 'Perfect EP’ which has reached the number one spot on US iTunes.

Scott opened up for One Direction for 5 dates on their Where We Are Tour, playing 24 August 2014 and 27 August 2014 in Dallas and St. Louis as well as the 3 Rose Bowl shows in Pasadena, California.

Jamie Scott's solo album "My Hurricane" was released on 20 January 2015 and debuted at #14 on the iTunes chart in America.


Early life[edit]

Jamie Scott started playing guitar and piano at age seven. He grew up listening to his parents' classic albums, and was influenced by artists like Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway. Inspired by singer/songwriters Simon & Garfunkel, Jamie Scott formed a duo in college and played acoustic shows in London. During this time, a dying aunt bought him a new piano. For the next three years, Jamie Scott spent his time playing records and writing music.

Music career[edit]

According to his website, Scott never listened to popular, contemporary music while he was growing up.[2] Scott started his musical career by pursuing a publishing deal for music written for someone else to sing. When Jamie Scott sent his demo tape to publishers, they responded that they liked his voice and wanted him to sing the songs for himself. Because of this, Scott signed a contract with Sony Music in 2002. He then teamed up with producer Toby Smith, a former keyboardist from Jamiroquai, to work on his full-length album. As he was working on this album, Jamie Scott played solo shows with only his acoustic guitar. He then played a Blues & Soul magazine tour. Following that, he performed with artists such as Alicia Keys, Ryan Adams, Carleen Anderson, Gabrielle, Kelly Clarkson, Mario Winans, and Ginuwine.[3]

Scott writes music on his guitar and piano, and always starts with the song first. He insists that he cannot write in a format specifically to get onto the radio. Scott's songwriting is a way for him to make sense of life and relationships. The lyrics for his song "Just" were inspired by The Prophet by Khalil Gibran. According to his website, the song "Searching" is about trying to make it in the record industry and not listening to people who try to bring you down. But it could also apply to any situation where a person lacks confidence, but is trying to appear strong.

Scott's full-length album, then titled Soul Searching, was scheduled to be out in early 2005. However, due to the merger between Sony and BMG, production got delayed. His song, "Made", is on the soundtrack to the motion picture Step Up.[4] Jamie Scott performs the song in the film, and he also has a brief part as the character Colin.[5] He also plays guitar while Drew Sidora is performing "Til the Dawn".

In 2011, Scott started working with music producer Tommy D, under the name Graffiti6. The duo's song "Stare into the Sun" has been used by The Sun newspaper as part of the "Seize the summer" advertising campaign and also in the Dutch commercial for Wieckse beer. In late 2011, the collaboration found early success with their music being used on a few big television shows including Greys Anatomy, CSI New York and Covert Affairs. The pair signed with Capitol Records in the US. The album Colours was released on 24 January 2012.[6] Their second album, The Bridge, was released independently on 21 April 2014.[7]

Scott has written and produced for many artists including Arlissa, Michael Kiwanuka, One Direction, Enrique Iglesias, Nicole Scherzinger, Marsha Ambrosius, Ron Sexsmith, JLS, The Vamps, Little Mix, Ella Henderson.

He also features in Example's single "Millionaires" and Wally Lopez's "You Can't Stop the Beat".

In October 2013, Scott announced on Twitter that has recorded a new record called "My Hurricane" as a solo artist, to be released on Virgin Records in 2014.


Scott & Wilson co-founded The Angelface in 2012. The Angelface is a publishing, management and production house which is currently based in Shepherd's Bush, London. The writers and producers include; Jamie Scott, Nick Hartman (writer/producer), Squires (producer/writer) and Mike Needle (writer). The latest artist been developed is Milly Pye, who recently was tipped by MTV and is starring in the Coca-Cola advert.


This is the discography of British singer, songwriter and producer Jamie Scott


Jamie Scott and The Town


  • 2004 "Just"— UK Singles Chart|UK No. 29
  • 2005 "Searching"—UK No. 32
  • 2007 "When Will I See Your Face Again"—UK No. 41
  • 2008 "Standing in the Rain"
  • 2010 "Stone in My Heart EP"



Year Artist Album Song Writers
2008 JLS JLS "Don't Go" Scott, Gill, Williams, Merrygold, Humes, Stack
2009 Enrique Iglesias feat. Nicole Scherzinger Euphoria "Heartbeat" Scott, Iglesias, Taylor
Enrique Iglesias "Coming Home" Scott, Iglesias, Taylor
2010 Dane Bowers "All She Needs" Scott
Emin Wonder "Obvious" Scott, Phillips, Agalarov, Mascall, Meehan
"Wonder" Scott, Agalarov
"One Last Dance" Scott, Stack
"Hold You in My Arms" Scott, Agalarov, Meehan
2011 Michael Kiwanuka Home Again "Home Again" Scott, Kiwanuka
"Bones" Scott, Kiwanuka
One Direction Up All Night "Stole My Heart" Scott, Meehan
"More Than This" Scott
2012 One Direction Take Me Home "C'mon C'mon" Scott, Bunetta, Ryan
"She's Not Afraid" Scott, Bunetta, Ryan, Wood
2013 One Direction Midnight Memories "Story of My Life" Scott, Bunetta, Ryan, Horan, Malik, Payne, Styles, Tomlinson
"Diana" Scott, Ryan, Bunetta, Tomlinson, Payne
"Midnight Memories" Scott, Ryan, Bunetta, Tomlinson, Payne
"You & I" Scott, Bunetta, Ryan
"Strong" Scott, Ryan, Bunetta, Tomlinson
"Through the Dark" Scott, Smith, Tomlinson, Payne
"Better Than Words" Scott, Ryan, Bunetta, Tomlinson, Payne
"Alive" Scott, Ryan, Bunetta, Tomlinson
"Does He Know?" Scott, Ryan, Bunetta, Tomlinson, Payne
Marcus Collins Marcus Collins "Love & Hate" Scott, Taylor, Collins, Mascall
"Don't Surrender" Scott, Collins, Meehan
"Break These Chains" Scott, Collins, Meehan
Arlissa Battles "Sticks & Stones" Scott
"Braveheart" Scott
NKOTB NKOTB "Jealous (Blue)" Scott, Jensen, Larsson
5 Seconds of Summer "Over and Over" Scott, Hood, Hemmings
Matt Cardle & Melanie C Porcelain "Loving You" Scott, Cardle, Ashurst, Talbot, Chrisholm
Matt Cardle "When You Were My Girl" Scott, Cardle, Talbot, Smith, Chasez, Harry
Little Mix Salute "Towers" Scott, Shortland, Forre
2014 The Vamps The Vamps "Wild Heart" Scott, Bjorklund, Lind, Harrison,Asmar, McVey, Ball, Evans, Simpson
Christina Perri Head or Heart "Be My Forever" feat Ed Sheeran Scott, Perri
"Shot Me in the Heart" Scott, Perri
Colbie Caillat Gypsy Heart (Side A) "If You Love Me, Let Me Go" Scott, Caillat, Bunetta, Ryan
Ella Henderson Chapter One "All Again" Scott, Henderson
Marsha Ambrosius Friends & Lovers "Love" Scott, Ambrosius
Alex & Sierra It's About Us "Back To You" Scott, Kinsey, Deaton
One Direction Four "Fireproof" Scott, Ryan, Bunetta, Tomlinson, Payne
"Ready to Run" Scott, Bunetta, Ryan, Tomlinson, Payne
"Fool's Gold" Scott, Horan, Mozella, Styles, Tomlinson, Payne, Malik
"Night Changes" Scott, Bunetta, Horan, Ryan, Styles, Tomlinson
"No Control" Cunningham, Scott, Bunetta, Ryan, Tomlinson, Payne
"Spaces" Scott, Bunetta, Ryan, Tomlinson, Payne
"Clouds" Scott, Bunetta, Ryan, Tomlinson, Payne, Malik
"Illusion" Scott, Bunetta, Ryan, Payne
"Once In a Lifetime" Scott, Bunetta, Ryan
Olly Murs Never Been Better "Why Do I Love You" Scott, Murs, Barnes, Keller, Bohn
"Ready For Love" Scott, Murs, Prime
"Us Against The World" Scott, Murs, Smith
Hometown "Where I Belong" Scott, Garrigan, Predergast, May
Union J "She's in my Head" Scott, Hartman
2015 Gavin James "Bitter Pill" Scott, Skarbek, James
2015 One Direction Made in the A.M. Hey Angel Scott, Bunetta, Ryan, Drewett
2015 One Direction Made in the A.M. Drag Me Down Scott, Bunetta, Ryan
2015 One Direction Made in the A.M. Infinity Scott, Bunetta, Ryan
2015 One Direction Perfect EP Home Scott/Payne/Tomlinson
2015 One Direction Made in the A.M. Never Enough Scott/Ryan/Bunetta/Horan
2015 One Direction Made in the A.M. What A Feeling Scott/Bryer/Needle/Payne/Tomlinson
2015 One Direction Made in the A.M. Long Way Down Scott/Bunetta/Ryan
2015 One Direction Made in the A.M. Walking in the Wind Scott/Bunetta/Ryan/Syles
2015 Hometown Hometown Roses Scott/Taylor/Cardle
2015 Hometown Hometown The Night We Met Scott/MoZella/Rad/Payne
2015 Hometown Hometown Standing in the Rain Scott/David
2015 Luhan Reloaded Medals Scott/Squires/Needle


Year Artist Album Song Producers
2013 One Direction Midnight Memories "Through the Dark" Scott, Smith, Ryan
Matt Cardle & Melanie C Porcelain "Loving You" Scott, Cardle, Smith
Matt Cardle "When You Were My Girl" Scott, Cardle, Smith
2014 Ella Henderson Chapter One "All Again" Scott, Smith
"Missed" Scott
Marsha Ambrosius Friends & Lovers "Love" Scott
Alex & Sierra It's About Us "Back To You" Scott
Olly Murs Never Been Better "Us Against The World" Scott, Smith, Rad
One Direction Four "Fools Gold" Scott, Rad
Hometown "Where I Belong" Scott, Smith
2015 One Direction Perfect EP "Home" Scott
2015 One Direction Made in the A.M. "What A Feeling" Scott
2015 Hometown Hometown "Roses" Scott/Smith
2015 Hometown Hometown "The Night We Met" Scott/Needle (vocal production)
2015 Hometown Hometown "Standing in the Rain" Scott/Smith
Additional tracks
  1. 2006: "Made" (Step Up (Original Soundtrack)'')
  2. 2007: "Olivia" (Available on the "When Will I See Your Face Again" CD single)
  3. 2008: "Smile" (Available on the "Standing in the Rain" CD single)
  4. 2008: "Bleeding Love" (Available on the "Standing in the Rain" CD single)
  5. 2008: "Valerie" (Available on the "Standing in the Rain" CD single)
  6. 2008: "I Miss You" (Available on Belgium iTunes Music Download Store)

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result
2011 Euphoria Album of the Year Nominated

American Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result
2013 Take Me Home Rock/Pop Album of the Year Won


  • 27 Dresses – writer and performer of "Lady West"


  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Jamie Scott's Official Website". Jamie-scott.com. 12 February 1982. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  3. ^ his website
  4. ^ Step Up (2006) – Soundtracks
  5. ^ Step Up (2006) – Full cast and crew
  6. ^ "Graffiti6 ‘Colours’ Out January 24th". popdirt.com. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Album Review: Graffiti6 – The Bridge". kurttrowbridge.com. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 485. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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