Sarah Aarons

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Sarah Aarons
Born (1994-10-04) 4 October 1994 (age 24)
Melbourne, Australia
Genres
Occupation(s)Songwriter
LabelsSony ATV Publishing

Sarah Paige Aarons (born 4 October 1994) is a songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. Now based in Los Angeles,[1] Aarons is signed to Sony ATV Publishing. She co-wrote "Stay" by Zedd and Alessia Cara[2] and "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, which both went to #1 on Mainstream Top 40 and were each certified double platinum in the US. In 2019 Aarons was nominated for Song of the Year at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards for her work on "The Middle".

In Australia, Aarons had acclaimed success with the breakout song "Keeping Score" by LDRU,[3] "Frozen" by Pon Cho and Cosmo's Midnight's "History," which in turn has become the most played song on Triple J in 2017. She has also received three ARIA Awards for her work with LDRU and has gone double platinum in Australia.

Recently, Aarons was appointed one of APRA AMCOS Ambassadors[4] and was included in LA Weekly's 20 hottest current songwriters.[5] At the APRA Music Awards of 2018 she won Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year,[6][7] she was also nominated for Country Work of the Year for the track, "House", alongside co-writers Brooke McClymont, Mollie McClymont, Samantha McClymont and Michael Fatkin.[8]

Selected discography[edit]

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Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
2015 Smizzy The Cover "Problems Aside"
(featuring Paige IV)
Martin Brown, Luke Rundle, Timothy Carr, Paul Conrad
LDRU Sizzlar "Keeping Score"
(featuring Paige IV)
Drew Carmody
2016 Jai Waetford Heart Miles "Living Not Dreaming" Jai Waetford, Michael Fatkin
"Worlds" Jai Waetford, Michael Fatkin
PON CHO Non-album single "Lonely Walls"
(featuring Paige IV)
Kevin Kerr
Emmalyn "Hungover" Emmalyn Estrada, Brett McLaughlin, Jordan Palmer
PON CHO "Frozen"
(featuring Paige IV)
Kevin Kerr
2017 Cosmo's Midnight What Comes Next "History" Cosmo Liney, Patrick Liney
Lost Kings Non-album single "Quit You"
(featuring Tinashe)
Robert Abisi, Norris Shanholz, Sean Myer
Zedd TBA "Stay"
(with Alessia Cara)
Anton Zaslavski, Anders Froen, Jonnali Parmenius, Linus Wiklund, Alessia Caracciolo
Mabel Bedroom EP "Bedroom" Mabel McVey, Thomas Hull
LDRU Sizzlar "The Calling" Drew Carmody
Jessie Ware Glasshouse "Alone" Jessica Ware, Thomas Hull
Galantis The Aviary "Tell Me You Love Me" (with Throttle) Christian Karlsson, Linus Eklow, Jimmy "Svidden" Koitzsch, Henrik Jonback, Robert Bergin, Eddie Jenkins
Demi Lovato Tell Me You Love Me "Lonely"
(featuring Lil Wayne)
Dijon Mcfarlane, Niholas Audino, Lewis Hughes, Te Whiti Warbrick, Dwayne Carter Jr.
"Smoke & Mirrors" Demetria Lovato, Benjamin Abraham
Guy Sebastian Conscious "Drink Driving" Guy Sebastian, Bastian Langebaek
Madison Beer As She Pleases EP "Say It to My Face" Dayyon Drinkard, Frederik Ball
Camila Cabello Bright: The Album "Crown"
(with Grey)
Camila Cabello, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha
2018 Zedd TBA "The Middle"
(with Maren Morris and Grey)
Anton Zaslavski, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha, Stefan Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Marcus Lomax
Whethan Fifty Shades Freed OST "High"
(with Dua Lipa)
Ethan Snoreck, Dua Lipa, Jonathan Hill
Bobi Andonov Non-album single "Smoke" Bobby Andonov, Samuel Watters, Louis Biancaniello, Dylan William
SeeB Nice to Meet You EP "Drink About"
(featuring Dagny)
Simen Eriksrud, Espen Borg, Joakim Haukaas, Alex Hope, Thomas Hull
Alina Baraz The Color of You "Tainted" Alina Baraz, Ajay Bhattacharya
The Rubens Lo La Ru "Never Ever"
(featuring Sarah)
Samuel Margin, Elliott Margin
Peking Duk Reprisal EP "Fire" Adan Hyde, Reuben Styles, Samuel Littlemore
Lykke Li So Sad So Sexy "Sex Money Feelings Die" Li Zachrisson, Ilsey Juber, James Ryan Ho, Dacoury Natche, Thomas Hull
Ruel Ready EP "Younger" Ruel van Djik, Mark Landon, Larry Griffin Jr., JaVohn Griffin
Cosmo's Midnight What Comes Next "Talk to Me"
(featuring Tove Styrke)
Cosmo Liney, Patrick Liney
Ruel Ready EP "Intro" Ruel van Djik, Mark Landon, Larry Griffin Jr.
Odette To a Stranger "Lights On" Georgia Sallybanks, Alex Hope
Zedd TBA "Happy Now"
(with Elley Duhé)
Anton Zaslavski, Jonnali Parmenius, Linus Wiklund
David Guetta 7 "Don't Leave Me Alone"
(featuring Anne-Marie)
Pierre Guetta, Jonnali Parmenius, Linus Wiklund
Gryffin Gravity "Tie Me Down"
(with Elley Duhé)
Daniel Griffith, Badrilla Bourelly, Aaron Forbes, Jussi Karvinen, Nathaniel Cyphert
Example Bangers & Ballads "Headlights" Elliot Gleave, Andy Sheldrake
Noah Cyrus Good Cry EP "Mad at You"
(with Gallant)
Noah Cyrus, Thomas Hull
Nao Saturn "Drive and Disconnect" Neo Jessica Joshua, Daniel Traynor, Ajay Bhattacharya, Jeff Gitelman
Khalid Suncity EP "Vertigo" Khalid Robinson, Ryan Vojtesak, Jamil Chammas, Jonathan Hill, Rogét Chahayed
Forever Neverland "I Want You" Karen Marie Ørsted, Ajay Bhattacharya
Louis the Child Kids at Play EP "Breaking News"
(featuring Raye)
Frederic Kennett, Robert Hauldren, Rachel Keen
Kelsey Liu Blood "Due West" Kelsey Liu, Jeff Kleinman, Michael Uzowuru, Rodaidh McDonald, William Boston
2019 Maren Morris Girl "Girl" Maren Morris, Greg Kurstin
Meg Mac Hope "Something Tells Me" Megan McInerney
"Head Away"
Maren Morris Girl "Common"
(featuring Brandi Carlile)
Maren Morris, Greg Kurstin
John Legend TBA "Preach" John Stephens, Greg Kurstin
Khalid Free Spirit "Paradise" Khalid Robinson, Jonathan Hill, Dacoury Natche
"Outta My Head"
(with John Mayer)
Khalid Robinson, John Mayer, Jamil Chammas, Jonathan Hill
"Free Spirit" Khalid Robinson, Ryan Vojtesak, Jamil Chammas, Justin Scott Lucas
"Bluffin'" Khalid Robinson, Ryan Vojtesak, Jamil Chammas
Miquela Non-album single "Right Back" Miquela Sousak, Ethan Snoreck, Jordan Palmer
Ruel "Real Thing" Ruel van Djik, Mark Landon
"Painkiller" Ruel van Djik, Mark Landon
Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins "Happy When I'm Sad" Nicholas Jonas, Joel Little
Mabel High Expectations "FML" Mabel McVey, Kelly Marie Richardson, Marlon McVey-Roudette, Warren Felder
Hilltop Hoods The Great Expanse "Exit Sign"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "For Sarah Aarons, illness was a 'turning point' on the way to a chart-topping song".
  2. ^ "Meet the 23-year-old Melbourne writer behind the biggest pop song in the US".
  3. ^ "The Secrets Behind How Australia's Biggest Pop Tracks Get Made".
  4. ^ "10 quick questions with Ambassador Sarah Aarons".
  5. ^ "The 20 Hottest Songwriters in Pop Music Right Now".
  6. ^ "Full List of Winners". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Country Work of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.