Sarah Hudson (singer)

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Sarah Hudson
Parent(s)Mark Hudson (father)
Musical career
Years active2003–present
LabelsEMI / S-Curve
Associated actsUltraviolet Sound

Sarah Theresa Hudson is an American pop singer-songwriter, and creator of the club-pop music project Ultraviolet Sound.

Music career[edit]

2005–2006: Debut album[edit]

Hudson's previous record label, S-Curve Records, folded before her debut album, Naked Truth (2005), was officially released. Collaborators include Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian, Billy Mann, Ozzy Osbourne and Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler. Hudson has been featured in Interview, Women's Wear Daily, YM, Seventeen, Teen Vogue and Elle.

2007–2011: Ultraviolet Sound[edit]

Work began in late 2008 on Hudson's new "club pop" music project under the name Ultraviolet Sound. The group, also known as UVS, released their first full-length record, O.C.D. (Obsessive Compulsive Dancing), in April 2009 independently. The band secured sponsorship of O.C.D from Adidas Originals and garnered a total of 135,000 downloads. UVS released another album worldwide in 2011 entitled "Ultraviolet Sound". Their first single "Suck My Kiss" was released digitally on iTunes along with three remixes. Followed by the release of their second single "Girl Talk" which was the #1 release at Top 40 radio from an independent label in 2011, playing on over 50 Top 40 stations. In 2012, they released a collaboration with DJ Kill The Noise called "Dying". UVS played a 35-city US tour with Family Force 5, shows with DJ's Kill The Noise, Treasure Fingers, Ludachrist, SebastiAn, Kavinsky and more. They also played several one off shows with Lady Gaga, a SXSW performance on a bill with Robyn, N.E.R.D, Katy Perry and shows with many other top artists. They received multiple posts from celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, and heard their cover of "Two of Hearts" in rotation on top dance stations around the country. Ultraviolet Sound took their music international in March 2010 with a 20-date U.K. tour. Sarah had a featuring and co-write on EDM artist Brillz's record called "Fuzzy Peach" and EDM artists Kill The Noise and Brillz's record "Saturn" which was released on Skrillex's label OWSLA, featured in Rolling Stone and continues to be played by high-profile DJ's around the world.

Present: Songwriting and solo project[edit]

Sarah Hudson is currently signed to Prescription Songs/AAM as a songwriter. A song she co-wrote with Katy Perry, Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Cirkut entitled "Dark Horse" became Perry's third single off her album, Prism. "Dark Horse" has been a commercial success, charting at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song topped the charts for four weeks straight and has sold 7.9 million copies so far, making it one of the top-selling digital singles of all time. Sarah also co-wrote "Black Widow" by Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora which has recently been certified 2x platinum by the RIAA and peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. Hudson has currently penned "Get On Your Knees" by Nicki Minaj featuring Ariana Grande, "Swish Swish" by Katy Perry & Nicki Minaj, "The Feeling" by Justin Bieber featuring Halsey, "Banshee" by Santigold, "San Francisco" by 5 Seconds of Summer and many more cuts on the hit records of today. On April 7, 2017, Hudson released a solo EP entitled, "Songs from the Sea".

Television career[edit]

Hudson was featured on Frontline in its report "The Way The Music Died." She has also appeared on a Season 1 episode of Project Runway, during a challenge where the contestants had to design a rocker fashion with which she would portray her image. She was touted as an "up and coming rock star".



  • 2005: Naked Truth
  • 2009: O.C.D. (Obsessive Compulsive Dancing) under Ultraviolet Sound
  • 2011: Ultraviolet Sound under Ultraviolet Sound

Extended plays[edit]

  • 2007: Fast, Cheap And Out Of Control - EP under Ultraviolet Sound
  • 2017: Songs from the Sea' (upcoming EP from Sarah Hudson)


  • 2005: Girl on the Verge under Sarah Hudson
  • 2011: Suck My Kiss under Ultraviolet Sound
  • 2011: Girl Talk under Ultraviolet Sound
  • 2012: Neon Child under Ultraviolet Sound

Music videos[edit]

  • 2005: Girl on the Verge under Sarah Hudson
  • 2009: Gimme My Electro under Ultraviolet Sound
  • 2011: Suck My Kiss under Ultraviolet Sound
  • 2011: Girl Talk under Ultraviolet Sound
  • 2011: Video Megamix under Ultraviolet Sound

Songwriting credits[edit]

List of writer and production work for other artists, with other performing artists and producers, showing year released and album name
Title Year Performing artist(s) Producer(s) Album
"Beauty Killer" 2009 Jeffree Star
Beauty Killer
"Dark Horse"
(featuring Juicy J)
2013 Katy Perry Prism
"Speak in Tongues" 2014 Ferras
  • Billboard
"King of Sabotage"
"Legends Never Die"
(featuring Katy Perry)
"Black Widow"
(featuring Rita Ora)
Iggy Azalea The New Classic
"Get On Your Knees"
(featuring Ariana Grande)
Nicki Minaj
  • Dr. Luke
  • Cirkut
The Pinkprint
"San Francisco" 2015 5 Seconds of Summer Sounds Good Feels Good
"The Feeling"
(featuring Halsey)
Justin Bieber Purpose
"Drown Me Out" 2016 Andy Black N/A The Shadow Side
"The Void" N/A
(featuring Sarah Hudson)
Bro Safari N/A
"Queen of Swords" Idina Menzel N/A Idina
"Banshee" Santigold 99¢
"Genesis" 2017 Dua Lipa Dua Lipa
"Wir brechen das Schweigen" Helene Fischer
  • Madizin
  • Silverjam
Helene Fischer
"Hey Hey Hey" Katy Perry Witness
"Swish Swish"
(featuring Nicki Minaj)
"Mind Maze"
"Miss You More"
"Bigger Than Me"
  • Purity Ring
"Dance with the Devil"
"Act My Age"
"Thankful" New Kids on the Block Thankful
(featuring Uffie)
Charli XCX Number 1 Angel
"Come At Me" Dev
  • Alfy
I Only See You When I'm Dreamin'
"Something's Gotta Give" 2018 Camila Cabello Camila
"Personal" Against the Current N/A Past Lives
  • FRND


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