Nina Woodford-Wells is Swedish song writer.
Nina Woodford (born 13 July 1979) Stockholm, is the daughter of the Swedish music producer Sten Sandahl, and the Afro-American social anthropologist Prudence Woodford-Berger. At the age of 16, she began her career doing backing vocals for Swedish artists such as Eric Gadd, Titiyo, The Navigators. She also featured on the Britney Spears album Oops!... I Did It Again. Woordford started to make suggestions on how to improve the songs lyrics that encouraged her to start writing songs. By the age of 20 she had a publishing deal. Woodford also tried a hand at acting in the mid 90’s and played smaller parts in a handful of Swedish TV and film productions. By 2001 she was part of Murlyn Music, a production house that signed a publishing deal with Universal.
At age 25 Woodford moved to London where she began to submit her songs to a number of record companies. Since then she has written songs for Tom Jones, Leona Lewis, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, British TV Show Britannia High, Australian singers Cassie Davis and Holly Valance, Christina Milian, The Saturdays, Sugababes and Jay Sean. Woodford noted that Kate Bush "makes me feel free to dare to try different things. There are very few women who write that kind of direct poetry".
Her biggest hit to date is Broken Strings, the third single by James Morrison from his second studio album Songs for You, Truths for Me. The song is a duet with Canadian pop/R&B singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado.
Nina grew up in Stockholm's Södermalm borough. Today she lives in Los Angeles and is married to record producer Greg Wells. She has a son, Marley, through a previous relationship with Colin Barlow.
- 2010 SKAP prize, an award designated to Swedish pop music writers.
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