Scotty Granger

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Scotty Granger
Also known as Scotty Grand, Scotty G
Born July 19, 1987 (1987-07-19) (age 27)
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Genres Pop , Dance R&B, soul, techno
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, record producer, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, flute, saxophone, piccolo, others
Years active 1998 – present
Associated acts Jordin Sparks, Danny Granger, Mahalia Jackson, Timati
Website www.scottygrand.com

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

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

Scotty 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.

Career[edit]

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 famous 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.

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, Scotty 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]

Scotty 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.

Performances
Week Date of broadcast Hook / Song Composer Team
1
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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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.
9
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).
10
Finale
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

Personal life[edit]

Scotty is the younger brother of NBA basketball player Danny Granger and great nephew of gospel legend, Mahalia Jackson. Scotty is an openly gay artist.[2][3] His coming out has 'alienated' him from many in his life, including his immediate family members.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

as Scotty Granger
  • Revelations of Music [Jam Tight Records]
  • 2004: So Natural [Poetik Arkhitekture Inc.]
as Scotty Grand
Title and details Notes
A Songwriter's Right
  • Type: Album
  • Released: 2012
  • Record label:

Singles[edit]

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]

Videography[edit]

  • 2015; "If This Ain't Love" [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donna Reynolds (July 19, 2006). "Reality News Online – Season Premiere, Who Will Be "The One?"". Reality News Online. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ Michael Jensen (June 20, 2011). "After Elton: Interview – Scotty Granger Writes the "(Platinum) Hits"]". After Elton. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ Snicks (May 10, 2011). "Meet Scotty Granger, the "Solo Gay" on Bravo's "Platinum Hit"". AfterElton. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 

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