Dance artist edges out Adele and Ed Sheeran as the UK's most successful songs man
The dance producer released two hit singles ‘Bounce’ and ‘Feel So Close’, which both reached Number Two in the Official UK Singles Chart, co-wrote Rihanna‘s massive hit ‘We Found Love’ and was also named as a co-writer on Chris Brown’s single ‘Yeah 3X’ after he complained it sounded similar to his track ‘I’m Not Alone’.
Songwriting trio The Smeezingtons, which includes Bruno Mars, were the second most successful, having written hits for Eminem’s ‘Bad Meets Evil’ EP, Snoop Dogg and the entirety of Mars’ extremely successful album ‘Doo Wops And Hooligans’.
Adele was third, Ed Sheeran fourth and Norwegian songwriters Stargate, who penned hits for Rihanna, Alexis Jordan and Wiz Khalifa during 2011, were fifth, with Ester Dean, who has written for the likes of Katy Perry and Pussycat Dolls in sixth.
Lady Gaga was seventh, with frequent Jessie J collaborator Claude Kelly in eighth, Welsh composer Paul Mealor, who wrote the Military Wives’ Christmas Number One ‘Wherever You Are’ was ninth and Ke$ha/Kelly Clarkson songwriter Dr Luke was 10th.