The Invisible Men

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The Invisible Men are a Grammy-nominated multiplatinum songwriting and music production trio, consisting of Jason Pebworth, George Astasio and Jon Shave. Invisible Men's songs have so far achieved over 1.5bn Spotify streams, 30 million record sales worldwide and the trio have frequently ranked among Music Week's Top Songwriters.[1] They co-produced and co-composed Iggy Azalea's seven week US #1 single "Fancy" (featuring Charli XCX) which has sold in excess of 9.1 million copies digitally worldwide to date, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time and the seventh best-selling single worldwide of 2014 [2], and her US million-selling debut single, "Work", as well as a vast portion of Azalea's debut album The New Classic.

In 2017, The Invisible Men announced a music publishing joint venture with Downtown Music Publishing.[3] Their first signings include songwriting and production duo Saltwives[4] (co-writers of Zayn & Sia's global hit Dusk Till Dawn), One Man Silent Disco, Michael Blackburn and D-DOTs.

The Invisible Men's songwriting and production catalogue includes international hits such as Jonas Blue's By Your Side (feat. Raye) (200m+ Spotify streams), Sigala's Say You Do (UK top 5), DJ Fresh's UK No. 1 hit "Hot Right Now" (featuring Rita Ora), No. 3 hit "Dibby Dibby Sound" (featuring Ms Dynamite) and Conor Maynard's debut top 5 hits "Can't Say No" and "Vegas Girl", Jessie J's hits "Do It Like A Dude", "LaserLight" (feat. David Guetta), "Who's Laughing Now?" and the Noisettes' "Don't Upset The Rhythm" and "Never Forget You".

Before The Invisible Men were formed in 2008 Jason Pebworth and George Astasio were members of Orson, who sold over a million copies of their debut album, reached No. 1 in both the UK singles and album charts, and received the Brit Award for Best Breakthrough Act 2007. Jon Shave was a member of Xenomania in the early 2000s, contributing to a string of top 10 hit singles, including co-writing "The Show" for Girls Aloud.

IIVI[edit]

As a side project, Invisible Men also produce under the name “IIVI”[5].  IIVI have produced records for Lil Peep, Bexey and XXXTentacion. Their sound has been described as “the 808s and rumbling basslines of trap music [combined] with the guitars of early 00s emo music to create an atmosphere that is at once hard-hitting yet bleak”, mixing “emotive riffs with the slap of rap drums”[6].  IIVI co-produced six of the seven tracks on Lil Peep’s 2017 album “Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 1”, as well as the majority of its forthcoming follow-up “Pt. 2”.

Discography[edit]

Productions and co-writes:

Year Artist Song Album Notes
2018 Lil Peep, XXXTentacion Falling Down as IIVI
Bexey Take A Shot, Hell Bound, Come Alive, Spooky Electrick, Prince of the Lost and Broken, Bloody Hell Spooky Electrick as IIVI
Sigala What You Waiting For (feat. Kylie Minogue) Brighter Days
Kara Marni Move
Sigala, Ella Eyre, Meghan Trainor Just Got Paid ft. French Montana Brighter Days
Charli XCX No Angel Focus/No Angel
Mako Murder
Charli XCX 5 In The Morning
Russo Lonely, Ghost, Loudmouth, Joyride House With A Pool EP
Kara Marni Love Just Ain't Enough, Golden, Curve, All Or Nothing, Gullible, L Word Love Just Ain't Enough EP
2017 Lil Peep Save That Shit[7], Awful Things (feat. Lil Tracy)[8], U Said[9], Better Off (Dying)[10], The Brightside[11], Problems[12] Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1 as IIVI
Anne-Marie Heavy
Kara Marni Golden
Bebe Rexha Gateway Drug All Your Fault pt. 1
2016 Jonas Blue ft. Raye By Your Side 200m+ streams
#15 (UK) Silver
Liam Bailey Love My Neighbour
Charles Hamilton Oh Well, Clowns, Everyone, Correct, Be With You, Make Yourself Over,

MVP, Only Christina Knows, Real Life, Ugly Supermodel

Hamilton, Charles
Bebe Rexha ft. Nicki Minaj No Broken Hearts 290m+ streams & YouTube views
#30 (US Mainstream Top 40) (Billboard)
Zayn Mind of Mine (Intro), Wrong (ft. Kehlani), Fool For You, Truth,

Lucozade, Like I Would, She Don't Love Me, Golden (as XYZ)

Mind of Mine #1 Argentine Albums (CAPIF)

#1 Australian Albums (ARIA)

#1 Canadian Albums (Billboard)

#1 Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)

#1 French Albums (SNEP)

#1 Hungarian Albums (Mahasz)

#1 Italian Albums (FIMI)

#1 Mexican Albums (AMPROFON)

#1 New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)

#1 Portuguese Albums (AFP)

#1 Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)

#1 Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)

#1 Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)

#1 Taiwanese Albums (Five Music)

#1 UK Albums (OCC)

#1 UK R&B Albums (OCC)

#1 US Billboard 200

Like I Would 150m+ streams

Gold (Canada)

Gold (Australia)

Gold (Sweden)

Silver (UK)

All Saints Fear Red Flag #3 (UK)
Sigala ft. Imani and DJ Fresh Say You Do #5 (UK) Gold
Travis Mills Hangover While You Wait EP
2015 Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea Pretty Girls #1 (US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs)
#5 (Spain PROMUSICAE)
#5 (Sweden Digital Songs DigiListan)
#6 (Greece Digital Songs (Billboard))
#11 (Hungary (Association of Hungarian Record Companies)
#16 (Canada Hot 100)
#16 (UK)
#16 (Finland The Official Finnish Charts)
#25 (France SNEP)
#29 (US Billboard Hot 100)
Charles Hamilton Face The Music, Crayola, Lessons (ft. Sam Bruno) Black Box EP
New York Raining (ft. Rita Ora) #29 (UK)
Liam Bailey Stun Me, Battle Hymn of Central London Definitely Now
Iggy Azalea Trouble (feat. Jennifer Hudson) #7 (UK) Gold
#10 Australia (ARIA)[13] Platinum
#34 US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard) Gold
#67 (US Billboard Hot 100)
2014 Beg for It (feat. ) #3 (US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs)
#11 US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)
#27 (US Billboard Hot 100) Platinum
#29 (Australia)
Fancy (feat. Charli XCX) #1 (US Billboard Hot 100)[14] 7x Platinum
#1 (New Zealand)[15] 2x Platinum
#1 (Canada)[16] 4x Platinum
#5 (UK) Platinum
#5 (Australia)[17] 4x Platinum
Work, Fancy (ft. Charli XCX), Impossible Is Nothing, Goddess, Walk The Line,

New Chick, Don't Need Y'all, Lady Patra, F Love, Rolex, Just Asking,

We In This Bitch, Beg For It (featuring Charli XCX/MØ),

Trouble (featuring Jennifer Hudson), Iggy Szn,

Heavy Crown (featuring Ellie Goulding)

The New Classic / Reclassified #1 US Billboard (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)
#1 US Billboard (Top Rap Albums)
#3 US (Billboard 200) Platinum
#2 (Australia ARIA Charts) Gold
#2 (Canadian Albums Chart) Gold
#3 NZ (Official New Zealand Music Chart)
#5 (UK)
Cheryl Cole It's About Time Only Human #7 (UK)
Lower Than Atlantis Emily, Words Don't Come So Easily, Just What You Need Lower Than Atlantis #16 (UK)
Bright Light Bright Light I Believe, In Your Care, Too Much, Happiness Life is Easy #19 UK Indie Chart
Dominique Young Unique Throw It Down
Katy B Next Thing Little Red (album) #1 (UK)
Dan Croll Wanna Know Sweet Disarray #26 (UK)
DJ Fresh vs. Jay Fay Dibby Dibby Sound (feat. Ms. Dynamite) #3 (UK)
2013 Iggy Azalea Work #5 (US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs)
#54 (US Billboard Hot 100) Platinum
#17 (UK) Silver
#87 (Canada) Gold
#79 (Australia) Gold
Ellie Goulding Flashlight Halcyon Days #1 (UK) 2x Platinum[18]
Conor Maynard Animal (feat. Wiley) #6 (UK)
2012 DJ Fresh Hot Right Now (feat. Rita Ora) #1 (UK) Platinum[18]
The Feeling #13 (UK)
The Power (feat. Dizzee Rascal) #6 (UK)
Hot Right Now, The Power, The Feeling, Skyhighatrist, Forever More,

Don't Tell Me, Fire Over Water

Nextlevelism #14 (UK)
Conor Maynard Can't Say No #2 (UK) Silver[18]
Can't Say No, Vegas Girl, Animal, Take Off, Mary Go Round, Headphones,

Better Than You

Contrast #1 (UK) Silver[18]
Vegas Girl #4 (UK)
Coldplay Princess of China (feat. Rihanna) (Invisible Men Remix)
Bright Light Bright Light Feel It, Waiting for the Feeling, Moves Make Me Believe in Hope
Girls Aloud On the Metro Ten #9 (UK) Gold [18]
Jessie J LaserLight (feat. David Guetta) #5 (UK) Silver[18]
2011 David Guetta Repeat feat. Jessie J Nothing but the Beat Platinum (Australia)

2x Platinum (Austria)

Platinum (Belgium)

2x Platinum (Canada)

Diamond (France)

Platinum (Ireland)

Platinum (Mexico)

Platinum (Spain)

2x Platinum (UK)

Platinum (Europe) (IFPI)

Jessie J Who's Laughing Now #16 (UK) Silver[18]
Do It Like A Dude #2 (UK) Platinum[18]
Do It Like A Dude, Who's Laughing Now, LaserLight, My Shadow Who You Are #2 (UK) 4x Platinum
Pixie Lott Birthday Young Foolish Happy #18 (UK) Gold[18]
Nicola Roberts Say It Out Loud, Take a Bite Cinderella's Eyes #17 (UK)
2010 Gabriella Cilmi On A Mission #9 (UK)
On a Mission, What If You Knew, Love Me Cos You Want To,

Defender, Robots, Invisible Girl, Let Me Know, Sucker For Love

Ten
I Blame Coco Quicker The Constant
Olly Murs Love Shine Down, This One's For The Girls, Sophie Olly Murs #2 (UK) 2x Platinum[18]
2009 Noisettes Every Now And Then
Never Forget You #20 (UK)
Don't Upset The Rhythm #2 (UK)
Never Forget You, Don't Upset The Rhythm, Saturday Night,

Every Now And Then, 24 Hours

Wild Young Hearts #7 (UK) Gold[18]
V V Brown Game Over
Bottles Travelling Like the Light #30 (UK)
2008 Sugababes No Can Do #23 (UK)
No Can Do, Nothing's As Good As You, Hanging On A Star Catfights and Spotlights #8 (UK) Silver[18]
Denial #15 (UK)
Gabriella Cilmi Round & Round Lessons to Be Learned: Deluxe Edition #8 (UK)
2007 Orson Ain't No Party #21 (UK)
Sugababes Denial, Undignified Change #1 (UK) Platinum[18]
2006 Easy, Good To Be Gone #3 (UK) Platinum[18]
2005 Orson Happiness #27 (UK)
Bright Idea #11 (UK)
No Tomorrow #1 (UK) Silver
2004 Girls Aloud The Show #2 (UK)

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1 by Lil Peep". Genius. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
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