TMS (production team)

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TMS
Also known as
  • TMSLDN
  • Ghosted
  • The Breakfastaz
OriginEaling, London, England, United Kingdom
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Songwriters
  • record producers
Years active2002–present
Associated acts
Members
  • Tom 'Froe' Barnes
  • Benjamin Kohn
  • Pete 'Merf' Kelleher

TMS are a multi Grammy and Brit Award winning English songwriting and record production team composed of Tom 'Froe' Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Pete 'Merf' Kelleher.[1] The trio have written hit records for a host of stars including Lewis Capaldi, Dua Lipa, John Legend, Maroon 5, G-Eazy + Bebe Rexha. They have collectively had twenty Top 10 singles, sold over 15 million records, accumulated over 5 billion streams and have contributed to over fifty Top 40 albums.[2][3] They currently hold the record for the longest running top 10 in UK chart history by a British act for Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved",[4] the song for which they were nominated for Song of the Year at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards[5] and won Song of the Year at the 2020 Brit Awards."[6]

Early life[edit]

The members of TMS were all brought up in West London and met while at school. They began playing in local bands before building a studio in a garden shed.[7] After a long gestation period that included releasing records under the name "The Breakfastaz", they broke through in 2011 with two UK #1 records in the space of two months.[8]

Career[edit]

Career highlights include one US No.1 single and seven UK No.1 singles for Lewis Capaldi ("Someone You Loved", "Before You Go"), Jess Glynne ("Don't Be So Hard on Yourself"), Sigma ft. Paloma Faith ("Changing"), Little Mix ("Wings"), Professor Green ft. Emeli Sandé ("Read All About It") and Dappy ("No Regrets").

For the UK Olympics in 2012, TMS had the honour of having their song "Read All About It" performed by Emeli Sandé open the Closing Ceremony, also known as "A Symphony Of British Music." The song featured prominently, being performed twice in front of a backdrop of a stadium covered in newspaper. Watched by a worldwide audience of 750 million people.[9]

In 2019 Capaldi's "Someone You Loved" spent 3 weeks at #1 in the US Billboard Hot 100 while also topping the US AC, Hot AC & Top 40 Radio charts.[10] It spent over 6 months in the European Airplay Top 40 Chart.[11] It was named the biggest single of 2019 by the Official UK Charts Company, spending 7 consecutive weeks at #1 in the Official UK Singles Chart and 43 weeks in the UK Radio Airplay Top 40 Chart.[12] It is currently certified 5 x Platinum in the UK and has amassed over 1.55bn plays on Spotify alone, currently making it the 12th highest streaming single in Spotify's history.[13]

Songwriting and production discography[edit]

Title Year Artist Album Songwriter Producer
"Don’t Break The Heart" 2021 Tom Grennan Evering Road (Special Edition) checkY checkY
"Should Have Known Better" Jessie James Decker Non-album single checkY checkY
"Holy Water" JP Cooper Holy Water checkY
"Therapy" Anne-Marie Therapy checkY checkY
"Sweet Temptation" Gorgon City Olympia checkY checkY
"Happy For You" Lukas Graham Happy For You checkY checkY
"Our Song" Anne-Marie & Niall Horan Therapy checkY checkY
"Confetti feat. Saweetie" Little Mix Confetti checkY checkY
"Bedroom" feat. Anne-Marie JJ Lin Like You Do checkY checkY
"Let's Go Home Together" Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan Evering Road checkY checkY
"Break My Heart" JC Stewart Non-album single checkY checkY
"Weaponry" with Jessie J 2020 Mike Posner Operation: Wake Up checkY checkY
"All Dressed Up" Raye Euphoric Sad Songs checkY checkY
"Confetti" Little Mix Confetti checkY checkY
"Happiness" checkY checkY
"Naughty List" feat Dixie D'Amelio Liam Payne Non-album single checkY checkY
"Kill Me Slow" David Guetta & Morten New Rave checkY
"Alien" Dennis Lloyd Non-album single checkY
"Wild" ft. Gary Clark Jr John Legend Bigger Love checkY checkY
"Cool" Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia checkY checkY
"Time After Time" ft. Jessie Ware 2019 Franky Wah Non-album single checkY checkY
"Before You Go" Lewis Capaldi Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (Extended Edition) checkY checkY
"Marine Parade 2013" James Arthur You checkY checkY
"Heartbeats" Tom Walker What A Time To Be Alive checkY checkY
"Halfway" James Blunt Once Upon A Mind checkY checkY
"5 Miles" checkY checkY
"Youngster" checkY checkY
"If I Left The World" feat. MARINA & Model Child Gryffin Gravity checkY checkY
"Doing To Me" Astrid S Trust Issues checkY checkY
"Blow My Mind" Sabina Ddumba Non-album single checkY checkY
"Hold Me While You Wait" Lewis Capaldi Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent checkY checkY
"Hindsight" Matrix & Futurebound Mystery Machine checkY checkY
"Stopped Believing in Santa" 2018 MNEK checkY checkY
"So Long" Niall Horan Flicker: Featuring the RTE Concert Orchestra checkY checkY
"The Cure" Little Mix LM5 checkY checkY
"Footsteps" Olly Murs You Know I Know checkY checkY
"Go Hard" checkY checkY
"A Lover and a Memory" feat. Mike Posner Steve Aoki Neon Future III checkY
"Someone You Loved" Lewis Capaldi Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent checkY checkY
"Photographs" with Rag'n'Bone Man Professor Green checkY
"No One Compares to You" Jack & Jack A Good Friend Is Nice checkY checkY
"One In A Million" Matoma One In A Million checkY checkY
"You Deserve Better" James Arthur checkY checkY
"Emotional" feat. Stefflon Don & Chip Kamille checkY checkY
"Emotional" feat. Kranium & Louis Rei (WSTRN) checkY checkY
"Can I Get Your Number" Anne-Marie Speak Your Mind checkY checkY
"Your Ex" Paloma Faith The Architect: Zeitgeist Edition checkY checkY
"Make Your Own Kind of Music" checkY
"If I Get My Way" 2017 Little Mix Glory Days: Platinum Edition checkY checkY
"Til I'm Done" Paloma Faith The Architect checkY checkY
"Guilty" checkY checkY
"I'll Be Gentle" with John Legend checkY
"Denim Jacket" Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues checkY checkY
"On My Own" Niall Horan Flicker checkY checkY
"One Chance To Dance" feat. Joe Jonas Naughty Boy checkY
"Play It Cool" feat. Kyla Zac Samuel checkY checkY
"Don't Think About It" Justine Skye Ultraviolet checkY checkY
"How Would You Like It?" Lauren Aquilina Isn't It Strange? checkY
"Bad Together" Dua Lipa Dua Lipa checkY checkY
"You Make Me Whole" Steps Tears On The Dancefloor checkY
"Best Behaviour" Louisa Johnson checkY checkY
"Love Goes On" with Aloe Blacc Kelly Clarkson The Shack OST checkY checkY
"Naturally" 2016 Emeli Sandé Long Live the Angels checkY checkY
"Highs & Lows" checkY checkY
"Private" Olly Murs 24 Hrs checkY checkY
"Find Me" feat. Birdy Sigma checkY checkY
"Better With You" Craig David Following My Intuition checkY checkY
"Change My Love" checkY checkY
"Body Language" Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion: Side B checkY checkY
"New Girl" Reggie 'n' Bollie Uncommon Favours checkY
"Give Up" Birdy Beautiful Lies checkY checkY
"Wild Horses" checkY
"Gold Watch" 2015 Fleur East Love, Sax and Flashbacks checkY checkY
"Temporary Fix" One Direction Made in the A.M. checkY checkY
"Clued Up" Little Mix Get Weird checkY checkY
"I Won't" checkY checkY
"I Love You" checkY checkY
"Coming Home" with Rita Ora Sigma Life checkY checkY
"Me, Myself & I" with Bebe Rexha G-Eazy When It's Dark Out checkY checkY
"Another Love Song" Leona Lewis I Am checkY checkY
"Forgiven" Kwabs Love + War checkY checkY
"Don't Be So Hard On Yourself" Jess Glynne I Cry When I Laugh checkY checkY
"Worship" Years & Years Communion checkY checkY
"She Ain't Me" Sinead Harnett checkY checkY
"Higher" feat. Labrinth Sigma Life checkY checkY
"Who Do I Love You" 2014 Olly Murs Never Been Better checkY checkY
"Never Been Better" checkY checkY
"Nothing Without You" checkY checkY
"Five Tattoos" Ella Henderson Chapter One checkY
"Lay Down" checkY checkY
"Rockets" checkY
"Pieces" checkY checkY
"Empire" checkY checkY
"Walk" Kwabs Love + War checkY
"Can't Dance Without You" feat. Whinnie Williams Professor Green Growing Up In Public checkY checkY
"Changing" Sigma Life checkY checkY
"Last Night" The Vamps Meet The Vamps checkY checkY
"Word Up!" Little Mix Word Up! EP checkY
"My Best" 2013 Rebecca Ferguson Freedom checkY checkY
"Personal" Olly Murs Right Place Right Time: Special Edition checkY checkY
"A Different Beat" Little Mix Salute checkY checkY
"Good Enough" checkY checkY
"About The Boy" checkY checkY
"Competition" checkY checkY
"Little Me" checkY checkY
"Salute" checkY checkY
"Recovery" James Arthur James Arthur checkY
"You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You" checkY checkY
"Square One" Jessie J Alive checkY checkY
"Favourite Scars" Cher Closer To The Truth checkY checkY
"Melodies" Madison Beer checkY checkY
"Thank You" Dot Rotten Voices In My Head checkY checkY
"Free" checkY checkY
"I Can See" checkY checkY
"Pressure" checkY checkY
"Rewind" feat. Diane Birch Devlin A Moving Picture checkY checkY
"Karmageddon" 2012 Dot Rotten Voices In My Head checkY checkY
"Make You Believe" Little Mix DNA checkY checkY
"Stereo Soldier" checkY checkY
"I Like It" JLS Evolution checkY
"Personal" Olly Murs Right Place Right Time checkY checkY
"Hand On Heart" checkY checkY
"DNA" Little Mix DNA checkY checkY
"Wings" checkY checkY
"Overload" feat. TMS Dot Rotten Voices In My Head checkY checkY
"Are You Not Entertained?" checkY checkY
"Rockstar" feat. Brian May Dappy Bad Intentions checkY checkY
"Read All About It, Pt III" Emeli Sandé Our Version Of Events checkY
"Keep It On A Low" 2011 Dot Rotten Voices In My Head checkY checkY
"Going Through Hell" (Dot Rotten Remix) The Streets Computers and Blues checkY
"Dub On The Track" feat. Mic Righteous, Dot Rotten and Ghetts Cher Lloyd Sticks and Stones checkY
"Do You Think Of Me?" Misha B checkY checkY
"Trouble" feat. Luciana Professor Green At Your Convenience checkY checkY
"Read All About It" checkY checkY
"No Regrets" Dappy Bad Intentions checkY checkY
"Hush Little Baby" feat. Ed Sheeran Wretch 32 Black and White checkY checkY
"Spaceship" with Dappy Tinchy Stryder checkY checkY
"Walk This Road" 2010 Third Strike checkY checkY
"Gangsta" checkY checkY
"Take The World" checkY checkY
"I'm Landing" 2009 Catch 22 checkY checkY
"Blank Expression" 2006 Lily Allen Alright, Still checkY

Awards and nominations[edit]

2021

Ivor Novello Awards

• Nominated: PRS for Music Most Performed Work - Lewis Capaldi "Before You Go"

• Nominated: PRS for Music Most Performed Work - Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved"

63rd Annual Grammy Awards

• Won: Best Pop Vocal Album - Dua Lipa "Future Nostalgia"

• Won: Best R&B Album - John Legend "Bigger Love"

• Nominated: Album of the Year - Dua Lipa "Future Nostalgia"


2020

American Music Awards

• Nominated: Favourite Pop/Rock song - Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved"

Mercury Prize

• Shortlisted: Dua Lipa "Future Nostalgia"

Ivor Novello Awards

• Nominated: PRS for Music Most Performed Work - Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved"

BMI London Awards

• Won: Most Performed Work - Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved"

BMI Pop Awards

• Won: Most Performed Work - Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved"

ASCAP Pop Awards

• Won: Most Performed Work - Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved"

Brit Awards

. • Won: Song Of The Year - Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved"

62nd Annual Grammy Awards

• Nominated: Song Of The Year - Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved"


2019

BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

• Won: Best Single - Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved"

A&R Awards

• Won: Song Of The Year - Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved"

Q Awards

• Won: Best Track - Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved"

Brit Awards

• Nominated: Best Album - Anne-Marie "Speak Your Mind"


2018

Brit Awards

• Nominated: Best Album - Dua Lipa "Dua Lipa"


2016

BMI RnB & Hip Hop Awards

• Won: Most Performed RnB and Hip Hop Song - G-Eazy + Bebe Rexha "Me, Myself & I"

BMI London Awards

• Won: Most Performed Work - G-Eazy + Bebe Rexha "Me, Myself & I"

ASCAP London Awards

• Won: Most Performed Work - G-Eazy + Bebe Rexha "Me, Myself & I"

BMI Pop Awards

• Won: Most Performed Work - G-Eazy + Bebe Rexha "Me, Myself & I"

ASCAP Pop Awards

• Won: Most Performed Work - G-Eazy + Bebe Rexha "Me, Myself & I"


2014

BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards

• Won: Best British Single - The Vamps "Last Night"


2013

Brit Awards

• Won: Best Album - Emeli Sandé "Our Version of Events"


2012

MOBO Awards

. • Won: Best Album - Emeli Sandé "Our Version of Events"


2011

MOBO Awards

• Won: Best Video - Emeli Sandé "Our Version of Events"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dua Lipa". GRAMMY.com. 22 April 2021. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Hipgnosis buys music catalog from British songwriting team TMS". Music Business Worldwide. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Lewis Capaldi | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Lewis Capaldi". GRAMMY.com. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Brit awards 2020: Lewis Capaldi tops winners alongside rap triumphs". the Guardian. 18 February 2020. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  7. ^ "TMS Readerzone - Sound on Sound". www.soundonsound.com. 1 July 2002. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Inside Track: Lewis Capaldi's 'Someone You Loved'". www.soundonsound.com. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  9. ^ Ormsby, Avril (7 August 2012). "London 2012 opening ceremony draws 900 million viewers". Reuters. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Production Team TMS on the Unlikely Success of 'Someone You Loved'". Billboard. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  11. ^ "someone you loved | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Lewis Capaldi | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Lewis Capaldi scores No.1 in the US with Someone You Loved". Music Business Worldwide. 28 October 2019. Retrieved 29 October 2020.

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