Emily Wright

Emily Wright (born July 1, 1980) is an American songwriter, producer and engineer based in Nashville.[1][2]

Emily Wright
Born (1980-07-01) July 1, 1980 (age 39)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
OriginWethersfield, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, producer, songwriter, engineer
Years active2007–present

Early lifeEdit

Wright grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut, graduating from Glastonbury High School and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in 1998. Wright studied theater and directing at New York University and, upon graduation, worked in sound design in theater, working in New York, Chicago and Minneapolis, and then in television.[3]

Music careerEdit

After getting laid off from a job in television, Wright was introduced by a mutual friend to songwriter and producer Dr. Luke. Wright started her career by running errands for Gottwald before becoming an engineer, vocal producer and songwriter.[3][4]

Wright's first official credit was as engineer on Lil Mama's VYP (Voice of the Young People). Since then, she has recorded and produced for numerous performers including Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Miley Cyrus, Jessie J, Flo Rida, Kelly Clarkson, Cobra Starship, Taio Cruz, Adam Lambert and Karmin.[5][6] Some of her notable tracks are Cyrus's "Party in the USA," Miranda Cosgrove's "Kissin U," Spears' "Circus," Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You," & Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" and "Hot N Cold".[7]

In 2010, Wright began work on Katy Perry's Teenage Dream as an engineer.[3] The album would go on to earn four GRAMMY nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. That same year, Wright recorded and vocal edited eight songs on Ke$ha's Animal.[7] The following year, Wright engineered eight songs and co-wrote one song ("Gasoline") on Britney Spears' Femme Fatale.[8]

In February 2012, Wright began working with musician Adam Young and Owl City.[9] That same year, Wright wrote and co - produced "Brokenhearted" off Karmin's Hello EP.[10] Her most recent songwriting credits include "Call Me When You Get There" and "You Can Have Mine" off Dan Layus's solo album "Dangerous Things".[11]


Year Artist Album Details
2007 Leona Lewis Spirit audio engineer ("I Will Be") [12]
Miranda Cosgrove iCarly audio engineer ("About You Now")
2008 Lil Mama VYP (Voice of the Young People) audio engineer ("Broken Pieces")
Katy Perry One of the Boys audio engineer ("I Kissed a Girl", "Hot n Cold")
Vanessa Hudgens Identified audio engineer ("Identified", "First Bad Habit", "Don't Ask Why", "Amazed", "Set it Off")
Britney Spears Circus audio engineer, vocal editing ("Circus", "Shattered Glass", "Lace and Leather")
2009 Kelly Clarkson All I Ever Wanted audio engineer, vocal editing ("My Life Would Suck Without You")
Flo Rida R.O.O.T.S. audio engineer, vocal editing ("Right Round", "Touch Me")
Ciara Fantasy Ride audio engineer, vocal editing ("Tell Me What Your Name Is")
Jordin Sparks Battlefield audio engineer, vocal editing ("Watch You Go")
Pitbull Rebelution audio engineer, vocal editing ("Girls")
Miley Cyrus The Time of Our Lives vocal producer, audio engineer, vocal editing ("Party in the U.S.A.", "The Time of Our Lives")
Adam Lambert For Your Entertainment vocal producer, audio engineer ("For Your Entertainment")
2010 Ke$ha Animal audio engineer, vocal editing ("Tik Tok", "Your Love Is My Drug", "Take It Off", "Kiss N Tell", "Hungover", "Blind", "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes", "Animal")
Miranda Cosgrove Sparks Fly vocal producer, audio engineer, vocal editing ("Kissin' U", "There Will Be Tears")
Three 6 Mafia Laws of Power audio engineer, vocal editing ("Shots After Shots", "Go To Work")
3OH!3 Streets of Gold audio engineer, vocal editing ("My First Kiss", "Streets of Gold")
B.o.B B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray audio engineer, vocal editing ("Magic")
Lil Jon Crunk Rock audio engineer, vocal editing ("Hey")
Katy Perry Teenage Dream audio engineer ("Teenage Dream", "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", "California Gurls", "E.T.", "The One That Got Away",)
Taio Cruz Rokstarr audio engineer ("Dynamite")
Victoria Justice Victorious audio engineer, vocal editing ("Make It Shine", "Leave It All to Shine")
Ke$ha Cannibal audio engineer, vocal editing ("We R Who We R", "Sleazy", "Blow", "Crazy Beautiful Life", "Grow a Pear", "Cannibal")
Kelly Rowland Here I Am vocal producer, audio engineer ("Rose Colored Glasses")
Nelly 5.0 audio engineer ("Move That Body")
Usher Versus audio engineer ("DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love")
2011 Britney Spears Femme Fatale writer, vocal producer ("Gasoline"), vocal producer, audio engineer ("How I Roll", "(Drop Dead) Beautiful", "Trip To Your Heart"),

audio engineer ("Hold it Against Me", "Till The World Ends", "Inside Out", "Seal It With A Kiss")

Jessie J Who You Are audio engineer, vocal producer ("Domino"), audio engineer ("Price Tag" featuring B.o.B))
Pitbull Planet Pit audio engineer ("Come N Go")
Sabi Upcoming Debut Album vocal producer, ("Wild Heart")
Flo Rida Only One Flo (Part 1) audio engineer ("Who Dat Girl")
Cobra Starship Night Shades vocal producer ("You Make Me Feel..." featuring Sabi)
New Boys Too Cool to Care vocal producer ("Tough Kids" featuring Sabi)
T.I. No Mercy audio engineer ("That's All She Wrote")
2012 Sabi Upcoming Debut Album vocal producer ("Where They Do That At")
Flo Rida Wild Ones vocal producer ("Good Feeling")
Karmin Hello Co - writer, Co - Producer ("Brokenhearted")
Miranda Cosgrove iCarly writer, vocal producer ("Million Dollars" "All Kinds of Wrong")
Adam Lambert Trespassing vocal producer ("Better Than I Know Myself", "Never Close Our Eyes", "Naked Love")
Owl City Shooting Star (EP) writer ("Gold", "Take it All Away")
Rome Dedication (EP) vocal producer ("Seasons")
Owl City The Midsummer Station writer ("Dreams and Disasters", "Gold", "Embers", "Take it All Away")
Marina and the Diamonds Electra Heart vocal producer ("How to Be a Heartbreaker")
Cody Simpson Paradise vocal producer ("Wish U Where Here" featuring Becky G.)
Cher Lloyd Sticks + Stones writer ("Oath" featuring Becky G.)
One Direction Take Me Home vocal producer ("Rock Me")
Ke$ha Warrior vocal producer ("C'mon", "Wonderland", "Last Goodbye", "Gold Transam", "Out Alive") additional vocal producer ("Warrior", "Thinking Of You") audio engineer ("Crazy Kids", "Only Wanna Dance With You", "Love Into the Light")
The Summer Set Legendary writer ("Lightning In a Bottle")
Big Time Rush 24/Seven writer ("Like Nobody's Around")
Britney Spears The Smurfs 2 Soundtrack vocal producer ("Ooh La La")
Owl City The Smurfs 2 Soundtrack writer ("Live It Up")
Relient K Collapsible Lung writer ("Can't Complain"), vocal producer ("That's My Jam" featuring Owl City)
Gavin Degraw Make a Move vocal producer ("Make A Move")
Britney Spears Britney Jean writer, vocal producer ("Chillin' with You")
Karmin Pulses writer, vocal producer ("Night Like This")
Cher Lloyd Sorry I'm Late writer, vocal producer ("Goodnight")
Better Than Ezra All Together Now writer ("Undeniable")
Hilary Duff Breathe In. Breathe Out. vocal producer ("Sparks", "Lies")
Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea Pretty Girls vocal producer ("Pretty Girls")
Giorgio Moroder featuring Britney Spears Déjà Vu vocal producer ("Tom's Diner" featuring Britney Spears)
Owl City Mobile Orchestra writer ("Verge", "Back Home" featuring Jake Owen, "Unbelievable" featuring Hanson)
Sekai no Owari Attack on Titan Soundtrack vocal producer ("Dragon Night", "Anti-Hero", "SOS") [13]
Ben Rector Brand New writer ("Crazy") [14]
Augustana EP writer ("You Can Have Mine")
The Summer Set Stories for Monday writer ("The Night is Young", "All Downhill from Here")
Relient K Look On Up writer ("Look On Up")[15]
Dan Layus Dangerous Things writer ("Call Me When You Get There", "You Can Have Mine")[16]

Personal lifeEdit

On August 23, 2015, Wright married Matt Thiessen, lead singer of band Relient K, in New York City.[17][18]


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