Scotty Granger

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Scotty Granger
(Scotty Grand)
Also known asScotty Grand, Scotty G
BornJuly 19, 1987 (1987-07-19) (age 32)
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
GenresPop , Dance R&B, soul, techno
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, record producer, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, flute, saxophone, piccolo, others
Years active1998 – present
Associated actsJordin Sparks, Danny Granger, Mahalia Jackson, Timati

Scotty Granger (born July 19, 1987) also known as Scotty Grand and Scotty G, is an American pop, R&B and dance music singer/producer/songwriter.[1] He plays piano, guitar, flute, sax, and piccolo, among others.[2]

Granger, after renaming himself Scotty Grand, embarked on a solo singing career and in November 2011, signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

He has written a number of dance tunes, mainly destined for European dance circuits, but gained fame with American music markets after taking part in Platinum Hit on Bravo and finishing third overall in the competition.[3]


He started singing and taking part in musical competitions when he was 7 years old. In 1998, he appearing on his first televised show from the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY, where he won between 10 participating kids. He released his debut album titled Revelations of Music on New Orleans- based label, Jam Tight Records.

In 2004, while still in high school, he released his second album So Natural with Poetik Arkhitekture Inc. that included the 2005 class song for his high school "Class Dismissed" which he performed at the graduation.

In the summer of 2006, at 18 years, he appeared on another reality TV show titled The One: Making a Music Star on ABC, becoming the youngest participant in the show.[4]

He studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, then moved to Los Angeles. Scotty began touring with Jordin Sparks' back in 2007 performing and acting as Creative Director for her live shows as well as backing her on keyboards and vocals including at Sparks' Battlefield Tour.

During the summer of 2008 he released his writing debut single internationally in the dance music/techno genre with "A Higher Love" charting on various European dance charts. His works have appeared in mixes and dance compilations albums selling over platinum status in more than 6 countries. Mr. Grand has acted as music producer/songwriter in international dance hits like DJ Jose's "Like That", DJ Antoine's Live It Alive" and "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday" and Hi Tack's "I Don't Mind" and Roy Gate's "I Am Music".

On June 10, 2009, he appeared as "Scotty 'Songbird' Granger" on the ABC show Wipeout in Episode 4 The Sisterhood of the Travelling Hot Pants in season 2 of the show and the first person who was able to cross the Sweeper Run successfully. He won $50,000.

He took part in Platinum Hit songwriting competition (see below). He released his third studio album A Songwriter's Right showcasing his songwriting talents in many genres including R&B, dance, pop and country.

In Platinum Hit[edit]

Granger was one of the 12 finalists on the 2011 series on Bravo entitled Platinum Hit, a competition about songwriting. He reached the finale (Final 3) and sang his own composition "Beautiful You"[1] and came third overall behind winner Sonyae Elise and runner-up Jes Hudak.

Week Date of broadcast Hook / Song Composer Team
May 30, 2011 "The One"
by Scotty Granger
Scotty Granger (main)
Brian Judah (team member)
Nevin James (team member)
The Songwriter (Granger) was on the Losing Song entries
but was not eliminated
June 6, 2011 "Paint the Club with Amazing"
by Scotty Granger
Scotty Granger (main)
Nick Nittoli (team member)
Melissa Rapp (team member)
Sonyae Elise (team member)
The Songwriter (Granger) provided the hook
for the winning song
June 13, 2011 "Going Where I Need to Be"
by Johnny Marnell
Granger's hook 'Pack' did not qualify
Johnny Marnell (main)
Brian Judah (team member)
Scotty Granger (team member)
Granger was selected as the winner of the
episode's Elimination Challenge
June 20, 2011 "Walk through Walls"
by Johnny Marnell
Granger's hook "Boy I Wanna (Love You Down)" did not qualify
Johnny Marnell (main)
Scotty Granger (team member)
Jes Hudak (team member)
Granger was selected as the winner of the
episode's Elimination Challenge
June 27, 2011 "Love Me to Life"
by Sonyae Elise
Granger's hook "Love Me or Not" did not qualify
Sonyae Elise (main)
Scotty Granger (team member)
Brian Judah (team member)
Granger was selected as the winner of the
episode's Elimination Challenge
July 8, 2011 "Say It Back"
by Jackioe Tohn
Granger's hook "Melt" did not qualify
Jackie Tohn (main)
Scotty Granger (team member)
Sonyae Elise (team member)
Granger was selected as one of the bottom two song entries
in the Elimination Challenge and was up for elimination
July 15, 2011 "Love You Down"
by Scotty Granger and Jes Hudak
Written for Justin Bieber
Scottie Granger (main)
Jes Hudak (main)
The Songwriter Granger was one of the
best song entries but was not selected as the winning song
July 22, 2011 "Reign"
by Scottie Granger
Scotty Granger (main)
Sonyae Elise (team member by choice)
Nick Nittoli (team member by deafault)
Granger provided the hook
for the winning song.
Nittoli (in Granger's team) was singled out
for having the best contribution
and won a feature article spot in Spin magazine.
July 29, 2011 "DJ Have My Babies"
by Scotty Granger
Won the hook challenge
Scottie Granger (solo – no teams allowed) The Songwriter Granger was not selected
as either a top entry or a bottom entry
in the Elimination Challenge, and advanced
to the next challenge (Final 3).
August 5, 2011 "Beautiful You"
by Scotty Granger
Scotty Granger (solo – no teams allowed) Granger finished 2nd runner-up.
Contest won by Sonyae Elise
and Jes Hudak as first runner-up

After Platinum Hit[edit]

Scotty Granger continued his music career after finishing third in Platinum Hit taking the artistic name Scotty Grand. He released his album A Songwriter's Right in 2012 with an extended playlist under A Songwriter's Right - Paragraph One: Love Is... with the follow-up album A Songwriter's Right - Paragraph Two: Hate Will..., with notable collaboration with a number of artists and prominently with The Ben Leathers Orchestra. A Songwriter's Right - Paragraph Three is due in 2017 with a song a month released by Scotty Grand until date of release.

He worked as keyboard player and backing vocals for Jordin Sparks and eventually was assigned as a creative director for her in 2014. In 2015, he released his own single "If This Ain't Love" featuring The Ben Leathers Orchestra, and accompanied by a music video.

Personal life[edit]

He is the younger brother of former NBA basketball player Danny Granger and great nephew of gospel legend, Mahalia Jackson. Scotty is an openly gay artist.[5][6]



as Scotty Granger
  • Revelations of Music [Jam Tight Records]
  • So Natural [Poetik Arkhitekture Inc.] (2004)
as Scotty Grand
Title and details Notes
A Songwriter's Right
  • Type: Album
  • Released: 2012
  • Record label:
A Songwriter's Right - Paragraph One: Love Is...
  • Type: Album (extended version of A Songwriter's Right
  • Released: 2012
  • Record label:
A Songwriter's Right - Paragraph Two: Hate Will...
  • Type: Album
  • Released: 2016
  • Record label:


as Scotty Granger
  • 2011: "Beautiful You" (as Scotty Granger during Platinum Hit)
as Scotty Grand
  • 2013: "If This Ain't Love" (featuring The Ben Leathers Orchestra) [When Words Fail Records]
  • 2014: "Where We Belong" [When Words Fail Records]


  • 2015; "If This Ain't Love" [2]


  1. ^ Erika Nuri. "The Writing Camp - Scotty Granger". The Writing Camp.
  2. ^ Donna Reynolds (July 19, 2006). "Reality News Online – Season Premiere, Who Will Be "The One?"". Reality News Online. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  3. ^ Rich Juzwiak (August 9, 2011). "Platinum Hit's Scotty Granger on Being Gay, Choosing Happiness". TV Guide.
  4. ^ Shannon Wentworth (December 11, 2011). "Simply Scotty: Gay singer defies stereotypes". dot429.
  5. ^ Michael Jensen (June 20, 2011). "After Elton: Interview – Scotty Granger Writes the "(Platinum) Hits"]". After Elton. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  6. ^ Snicks (May 10, 2011). "Meet Scotty Granger, the "Solo Gay" on Bravo's "Platinum Hit"". AfterElton. Retrieved March 7, 2012.

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