Lauren Christy

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Lauren Christy
Born (1968-09-18) September 18, 1968 (age 47)
London, United Kingdom
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, record producer
Associated acts Avril Lavigne, Liz Phair, Pink Ash, The Matrix

Lauren Christy (born 18 September 1968) is a seven time Grammy nominated English singer-songwriter and record producer, and one of only six women to ever be nominated for a Grammy for Producer of the Year.[1] She was a member of the writing production trio The Matrix.

Career[edit]

Christy was born in London, England. She studied at the Bush Davies Ballet School as a child, before she decided to become a musician.[2]

By age nineteen, Christy had become a solo recording artist. What began as a passion for dance had evolved into a professional journey into the foray of music. She was signed to EMI Publishing and achieved a recording contract with Polygram Mercury records. In 1994, she received an American Music Awards nomination for Best New Artist. Her song "The Color Of The Night" also garnered her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Song in an Original Motion Picture.

Five years later, Christy reinvented herself as co-creator of The Matrix. Alongside creative partners, Christy's then-husband Graham Edwards and Scott Spock, the trio wrote and produced Avril Lavigne's debut album Let Go which included three international number one hits – "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi" and "I'm With You" – selling 20 million copies. "Complicated" led to the Matrix trio winning the Ivor Novello Award for International Hit of The Year, and they garnered seven Grammy nominations – including Song of the Year in 2003 for "Complicated" and again in 2004 for "I'm With You" along with Producer of the Year. Christy is also a two time Juno award winner and a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award recipient.

The Matrix has sold over thirty million records and has worked with artists such as Avril Lavigne, Jason Mraz, Shakira, Liz Phair, Korn, Twisted Transition, David Bowie, Christina Aguilera, Rickey Martin, Britney Spears, Hilary Duff, Ferra, Busted Three AM, Tokio Hotel, Rihanna, Grayson Chance.

After twelve years of being behind the scenes, Christy recently performed again, singing three songs live to 12 million viewers on the Ukraine X Factor.

Her recent solo songwriting work includes but is not limited to Enrique Iglesias's worldwide number one "Tonight I'm Loving You", Chris Medina – "What Are Words"; Kelly Clarkson – "I Forgive You"; Jason Derulo – "Breathing"; Headley – "Kiss You Inside Out"; Neon Hitch - "F You Better"; Leona Lewis - "Your Hallelujah"; Ricky Martin - "Liar"; Michael Franti - "11:59"; Abraham Matteo - "All The Girls Say (La La La)"; Chris Brown - "Time For Love"'; Jamie Foxx - "Baby's In Love"; Shy Carter - "Baby Bring It Back"; Andra Day - "The Light That Never Fails"; Bebe Rexha - "I'm Gonna Show You Crazy"; G-Eazy X Bebe Rexha - "Me, Myself and I"; Iggy Azalea - "Team"; and Jordan Smith - "Stand In The Light".

In 2014, she nominated for a Grammy Grammy nominee for her work on Chris Brown's song, "Time For Love" on the album "X", nominated for Urban Contemporary Album Of The Year. [3]

In 2016, she scored a major hit with G Eazy and Bebe Rexha "Me, Myself and I", a number one record on several radio formats. Christy has written Iggy Azalea's first single "Team" that was released on 18 March 2016, as well as winner of The Voice Jordan Smith's first single "Stand In The Light".

Writing & Producing Discography[edit]

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

  • Shakira "Don't Bother"
  • Shakira "How Do You Do"
  • Korn "Appears"
  • Korn "Coming Undone"
  • Korn "Eatin' Up Inside [a/k/a Eaten Up Aside]"
  • Korn "For No One"
  • Korn "Getting Off [a/k/a Finger Tips]"
  • Korn "Hypocrites"
  • Korn "Inside Out"
  • Korn "It's Me Again"
  • Korn "The Last Legal Drug"
  • Korn "Liar"
  • Korn "Love Song [a/k/a Killing Korn]"
  • Korn "Open Up [a/k/a Open Up Now]"
  • Korn "Politics"
  • Korn "Seen It All [a/k/a I've Seen It All]"
  • Korn "Souvenir of Sadness [a/k/a Souvenir]"
  • Korn "Tearjerker [a/k/a Saturated Loneliness]"
  • Korn "Throw Me Away"
  • Korn "Too Late I'm Dead"
  • Korn "Twisted Translator"
  • Korn "10 or a 2 Way"
  • INXS "Hot Girls"
  • INXS "The Perfect Stranger"
  • Ricky Martin "This Is Good"

2004

2003

2002

2000

1994 Lauren Christy "The Color of The Night"

References[edit]

  1. ^ John, Palisano. "Where Are The Female Music Producers?". Cuepoint. 
  2. ^ Seida, Linda. "Biography: Lauren Christy". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Grammy nominee

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