Sean Douglas (songwriter)

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Sean Douglas
Birth nameSean Maxwell Douglas
Born (1983-05-27) May 27, 1983 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
LabelsSony ATV Publishing

Sean Douglas (born May 27, 1983)[1] is a Grammy winning American songwriter and record producer. The song "Die A Happy Man" (performed by Thomas Rhett), which Douglas co-wrote, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song and has gone on to win the ACM for Single Record of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Country Song, CMA Award for Single of the Year and BMI Song of the Year. He won a Grammy for Lizzo's "Cuz I Love You" album which won a Grammy for Urban Contemporary Album.

He is signed to Sony ATV Publishing.[2]

Douglas currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of actor Michael Keaton[3] and actress Caroline McWilliams. He attended Washington University in St. Louis.[4]

On August 30, 2014, he married Rachel Bartov,[5] with whom he has a son.

Selected discography[edit]

Year Artist Title Album Label Credited as Accolades
2012 Cady Groves "This Little Girl" N/A RCA Writer
Plug In Stereo You're on My Mind Patience EP N/A Writer/Producer
"I Blame You" Writer/Producer
"Frozen Heart" Producer
"Patience" Writer/Producer
2013 Backstreet Boys "One Phone Call" In a World Like This K-BAHN Writer Album #1 in 6 countries
Jason Derulo ft. The Game "Side FX" Tattoos Beluga Heights, Warner Bros. Writer
Kat Graham "Power" N/A A&M/Octone Writer
Demi Lovato "Heart Attack" DEMI Hollywood Writer 2x Platinum in the US
Plug In Stereo ft. Megan and Liz "To Be Wanted" A Little Peace EP Atlantic Writer/Producer
Plug In Stereo "Wait for Me" N/A N/A Writer/Producer
"Home Soon" Writer/Producer
2014 Brandyn Burnette "Empire" N/A N/A Writer
"If You Were A Song" Writer
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz "Talk Dirty" Talk Dirty Beluga Heights, Warner Bros. Writer/Vocal producer 3x Platinum in the US
#1 on Top 40 and Rhythmic Radio
#1 in 7 countries
Jason Derulo ft. Snoop Dogg "Wiggle" Writer 2x Platinum in the US and Australia
David Guetta "What I Did for Love" Listen Parlophone Writer
"Hey Mama" Writer 2x Platinum in Canada
Platinum in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Italy
"Goodbye Friend" Writer
"Yesterday" Writer
Olly Murs "Did You Miss Me" Never Been Better Syco, Epic Writer
Fifth Harmony "Sledgehammer" Reflection Epic, Syco Writer
Jessie J "Said too Much" Sweet Talker Lava, Republic Writer
Nick Jonas "Wilderness" Nick Jonas Island Writer/Vocal Producer
"Nothing Would Be Better" Writer/Vocal Producer
Danny Mercer "Who Are You Loving Now?" N/A N/A Writer
Plug In Stereo "Everything I Shouldn't Say" N/A N/A Producer
"Don't Say Goodnight" Producer
2015 5 Seconds of Summer "Castaway" Sounds Good Feels Good Capitol Writer
Alyxx Dione
feat. Jason Derulo
"Chingaling" TBA RCA Writer
Chris Brown "Zero" Royalty CBE, RCA Writer
Jason Derulo "X2CU" Everything Is 4 Beluga Heights, Atlantic Writer
"Get Ugly" Writer
Hilary Duff "Brave Heart" Breathe In. Breathe Out. RCA Writer
Nick Jonas "Levels" Nick Jonas X2 Island, Safehouse Writer
Madonna "Ghosttown" Rebel Heart Interscope, Boy Toy, Live Nation Writer
"Inside Out" Writer
Austin Mahone "Dirty Work" Dirty Work – The Album Cash Money, Republic Writer
Thomas Rhett "Die a Happy Man" Tangled Up Valory Music Group Writer
"Vacation" Writer
"I Feel Good" Writer
Max Schneider "Gibberish" Hell's Kitchen Angel DCD2 Writer
Daniel Skye "LoveSick Day" TBA Writer
2016 Nick Jonas "Champagne Problems" Last Year Was Complicated Island, Safehouse Writer
"Good Girls" Writer
"Chainsaw" Writer
Jon Bellion "Morning In America" The Human Condition Visionary Music Group, Capitol Writer
Red One
feat. Enrique Iglesias, R. City, Serayah + Shaggy
"Don't You Need Somebody" TBD Writer
Gavin DeGraw "Technicolor" Something Worth Saving RCA Writer
Tyler Glenn "Waiting Around" Excommunication Writer
2017 Taeyeon "Eraser" My Voice S.M. Entertainment Producer
The Chainsmokers "Honest" Memories...Do Not Open Disruptor, Columbia Writer
Jeremih, Ty Dolla Sign and Sage the Gemini "Don't Get Much Better" The Fate of the Furious: The Album APG, Atlantic, UMG Writer
Pitbull "Options" Climate Change RCA, Polo Grounds, Mr. 305 Writer
Dua Lipa "Garden" Dua Lipa Dua Lipa Limited, Warner Bros. Writer
Demi Lovato "Sorry Not Sorry" Tell Me You Love Me Island, Hollywood, Safehouse Writer
"Daddy Issues"
"Only Forever"
Fitz and the Tantrums "Fool" TBA Atlantic Writer
Thomas Rhett "Sixteen" Life Changes Valory Music Group Writer
"Sweethart" Writer
"Gateway Love" Writer
Rachel Platten "Shivers" Waves Columbia Records Writer
"Loose Ends"
Chromeo "Juice" Head Over Heals Atlantic Writer
"Slummin It"
"Don't Sleep"
"Count Me Out"
Andy Grammer "Spaceship" The Good Parts S Curve Writer
2018 Bishop Briggs "Water" Church Of Scars Island Records Writer
Liam Payne "Familiar" LP1 Capitol Records Writer
Ruel "Dazed & Confused" Ready RCA Records Writer
Matt Nathanson "Used To Be" Sing His Sad Heart Vanguard Records Writer
"Way Way Back"
Bishop Briggs "Baby" N/A Island Records Writer
2019 The Chainsmokers
5 Seconds of Summer
"Who Do You Love" TBA Columbia Records Writer
Léon "Better In the Dark, Lost Time" Léon Léon Recordings Writer
Lizzo "Like A Girl" Cuz I Love You Atlantic Records Writer
Thomas Rhett "Blessed" Center Point Road Big Machine Records Writer
Lewis Capaldi "Forever" Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent Virgin EMI Records Writer
Pretty Much "Lying" N/A Syco Music and Columbia Records Writer
Aaron Carpenter "Chase" TBA Capitol Records Writer
Louis Tomlinson "Kill My Mind" Walls Arista and Syco Writer
2020 Selena Gomez "Ring" Rare Interscope Records Writer
Louis Tomlinson "Defenceless" Walls Arista and Syco Writer
Sia "Original" Dolittle Back Lot Music Writer
Celeste "I Can See The Change" Celeste Polydor Records Writer


  1. ^ "California Birth Index". Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  2. ^ Sony/ATV Music Publishing signs worldwide publishing deal with multi-platinum songwriter Sean Douglas
  3. ^ Heigl, Alex (January 11, 2015). "Sean Douglas: Michael Keaton's Son Is His 'Best Friend'." People. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  4. ^ "Sean Douglas, Michael Keaton's Son, on Writing for Madonna and Downplaying His Family Ties". The Hollywood Reporter. January 13, 2015.
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