Martin Johnson (musician)
Johnson in 2008
|Birth name||Martin Bennett Johnson|
September 9, 1985 |
Andover, MA, U.S.
|Genres||Pop rock, alternative rock, pop punk|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Associated acts||Boys Like Girls|
Martin Bennett Johnson (born September 9, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. In addition to being a songwriter and producer, he is the frontman of the pop rock band Boys Like Girls. He has written and produced for various artists, including Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, Daughtry, Jason Derulo, Christina Perri, Gavin Degraw, Hot Chelle Rae, and many more. Johnson is credited with having several RIAA-certified multi-platinum songs ("The Other Side", "Here's to Never Growing Up", "Two Is Better Than One" (sole writer), "Love Drunk", "The Great Escape," "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home"). Songs he has written have sold over 10 million copies and he has had nine Top 40 charting singles.
Boys Like Girls
Johnson is the lead singer and plays guitar for the band Boys Like Girls. The band, which consists of Johnson, Paul DiGiovanni, John Keefe, and Morgan Dorr (as of 2011) was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 2005. Since releasing their debut album in 2006, the band has sold over a million albums and has accumulated over one hundred twenty million plays for their music on MySpace. Johnson produced the band's latest record, Crazy World. The group is currently on hiatus.
He co-wrote, with Taylor Swift, the song "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home" from the Hannah Montana Movie soundtrack. Most recently, Johnson produced and co-wrote Avril Lavigne's "Here's to Never Growing Up", Jason Derulo's "The Other Side", Karmin's "Acapella", Mike Posner's "The Way It Used To Be", Gavin Degraw's "Best I Ever Had", and Christina Perri's "Human". in 2016 he collaborated with a cappella group, Pentatonix.
|2016||Hunter Hayes||"Yesterday's Song"||TBA||Atlantic, Warner Music Nashville||Writer||Lead single|
|Delta Goodrem||"Heavy"||Wings of the Wild||Sony Music Australia, HouseOfOZ||Producer, Writer||Single|
|"New Year's Day"|
|Elle King||"America's Sweetheart"||Love Stuff||Single|
|Flo Rida||"Once in a Lifetime"||My House||Atlantic||Writer|
|2014||Mat Kearney||"One Black Sheep"||Just Kids||Columbia, Republic||Writer|
|Olly Murs||"Beautiful to Me"||Never Been Better||Syco, Epic||Producer, Writer||Single|
|Betty Who||"Glory Days"||Take Me When You Go||RCA||Producer, Writer|
|"A Night to Remember"|
|"Dreaming About You"|
|Gavin DeGraw||"You Got Me"||Finest Hour: The Best of Gavin DeGraw||Producer||Lead single|
|Jacob Latimore||"Heartbreak Heard Around the World" (feat. T-Pain)||Non-album single||Producer, Writer||Single|
|Timeflies||"All We Got is Time"||After Hours||Island|
|Alex and Sierra||"Scarecrow"||It's About Us||Columbia||Debut single|
|2013||Christina Perri||"Human"||Head or Heart||Atlantic||Lead single, RIAA-certified Platinum|
|"Waiting for Superman"||Lead single, RIAA-certified Platinum|
|"Long Live Rock & Roll"||Promotional single|
|Gavin DeGraw||"Best I Ever Had"||Make a Move||Lead single|
|"Everything Will Change"|
|Avril Lavigne||"Rock n Roll"||Avril Lavigne||Epic, Sony||Producer||Single|
|"Here's to Never Growing Up"||Producer, Writer||Lead single, RIAA-certified Platinum|
|"Sippin' on Sunshine"|
|Emblem 3||"Just for One Day"||Nothing to Lose||Columbia/SYCO||Producer, Writer|
|"I Love LA"|
|Mike Posner||"The Way It Used To Be"||Non-album single||RCA||Single|
|Karmin||"Acapella"||Pulses||Epic/Sony||Lead single, RIAA-certified Gold|
|Jason Derulo||"The Other Side"||Tattoos and Talk Dirty||Warner Bros.||Lead single, RIAA-certified Platinum|
|Escape The Fate||"Forget About Me"||Ungrateful||Eleven Seven||Writer|
|"One for the Money"|
|Heaven's Basement||"Lights Out in London"||Filthy Empire||Red Bull|
|2012||Megan and Liz||"Bad for Me"||Bad for Me||Collective Sounds||Producer, Writer||Debut single, Top 30 Mediabase (CHR)|
|Papa Roach||"9th Life"||The Connection||Eleven Seven||Writer||Deluxe edition bonus track|
|Allstar Weekend||"Life As We Know It"||The American Dream||Diggit||Single|
|Boys Like Girls||"Be Your Everything"||Crazy World||Columbia||Producer, Writer||Lead single|
|Victoria Justice||"Make It in America"||Victorious 2.0||Nickelodeon / Sony / Columbia||Single|
|The Used||"Getting Over You"||Vulnerable||Hopeless||Writer|
|2011||Ariana Grande||"Put Your Hearts Up"||Non-album single||Universal Republic||Debut single|
|Hot Chelle Rae||"Why Don't You Love Me" (feat. Demi Lovato)||Whatever||RCA|
|The Cab||"Bad"||Symphony Soldier||Z Entertainment, Universal Republic||Producer, Writer||Lead Single|
|2010||Taylor Swift||"If This Was A Movie"||Speak Now||Big Machine||Producer, Writer||Debuted at #10 in the Hot 100|
|2009||Boys Like Girls||"Love Drunk"||Love Drunk||Columbia||Writer||Lead single, No. 7 at Top 40, RIAA-certified Platinum|
|"Two Is Better Than One" (feat. Taylor Swift)||Single, No. 4 at Top 40, RIAA-certified Platinum, sole writer|
|"Heart Heart Heartbreak"||No. 32 at Top 40|
|Hannah Montana||"You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home"||Hannah Montana: The Movie||Walt Disney||RIAA-certified Platinum|
|2006||Boys Like Girls||"Hero/Heroine"||Boys Like Girls||Columbia||Debut single, No. 21 at Top 40, sole writer|
|"The Great Escape"||Single, No. 8 at Top 40, RIAA-certified Platinum|
|"Thunder"||Single, No. 22 at Top 40, sole writer|
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- "Boys Like Girls | Music Videos, Songs, News, Photos, and Lyrics". MTV. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
- "Hot Chelle Rae - Whatever - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
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