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Henry Agincourt Allen, better known as King Henry, is an American record producer and DJ born in Santa Monica, California.[1] He moved to Corrales, New Mexico in 1992, at age three. He attended Chapman University in Orange, California where he studied and practiced music. This began his musical journey which spiraled into his career as a notable producer and DJ.[2]

King Henry
Birth nameHenry Agincourt Allen
OriginSanta Monica, California, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
  • DJ
Years active2008–present
Associated acts

After this time, he moved to Los Angeles where he began being noticed for his productions, landing him an internship in the studio with electronic tycoon Diplo. This exposure gave him the chance to grow as a songwriter and producer for the artist.[3]

He now writes and produces alongside Diplo and is involved in most (if not all) of his projects today, including solo releases such as those by Major Lazer and productions for other artists like Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Charli XCX, Mark Ronson, The Weeknd, Desiigner, Madison Beer, Sting, Kiesza, and many more.[4]

Early lifeEdit

At age 18, King Henry's studies in classical guitar would lead to the genesis of his career as a music producer. Initially, he didn't think that his music would be focused on the mainstream sound. In fact, he admitted "I really wasn't super interested in making 'pop' music at all", but after his first few success stories including co-writing and co-producing Major Lazer's chart topper "Cold Water" and receiving a Grammy Nomination for "All Night" from Beyoncé's renown album Lemonade, his mind was changed about the pop world.

CareerEdit

Son of Parents Bill Allen and Melissa Hill, the young electronic abstract producer has come a long way. His highly anticipated EP Don't Stay Away features vocals from artists like NAATIONS, SEMMA, and Emmi. There will also be accompanying music videos filmed in New Mexico as an homage to Henry's past. The first single on the EP will be to be taken from "Gold Dust", which has already hit the top viral charts on Spotify in the U.S., U.K., and globally.[5] The track currently has over 1.3M streams on Spotify alone. With an already impressive resume at such a young age, the artist who originally began creating mainly hip-hop beats and weird samples from international worlds, the producer has ventured on into the lanes of musical popularity and expertise.

King Henry released his debut artist EP “Don’t Stay Away” in late 2016 on Black Butter worldwide and his own Duke City in North America. Featuring vocals from NAATIONS, SEMMA, Bloodboy, and Emmi, the EP has garnered over 4 million streams to date. His followup “For You EP” was released late 2017 also on Black Butter and Duke City, featuring Sasha Sloan, Rhye, RY X, and Maejor, and has already earned over 11 million streams. The end of 2017 saw King Henry performing his first-ever live shows supporting Rufus Du Sol.

Awards and nominationsEdit

The artist was nominated for a Grammy in 2016 for Beyoncé's track "All Night", which comes off of her award winning album Lemonade.[6]

DiscographyEdit

EPsEdit

Title Album Details Track Listing
Don't Stay Away - EP
  1. "Don't Stay Away" (feat. NAATIONS)
  2. "Steady Soul" (feat. Emmi)
  3. "Pulse" (feat. Bloodboy)
  4. "Gold Dust" (feat. Semma)
For You - EP
  1. "I'll Be There" (feat. Sasha Sloan)
  2. "DeJa Vu" (feat. Maejor)
  3. "Destiny" (feat. RY X)
  4. "Moment" (feat. Rhye)

SinglesEdit

Title Details
"Don't Stay Away" (Acoustic) [feat. Naations]
"Destiny" (feat. RY X)
"Moment" (feat. Rhye)

Songwriting and Production CreditsEdit

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with Produced with
"Lu" 2015 Luhan Reloaded Co-writer/Producer Santell Santell, Djemba Djemba
"All Night" 2016 Beyoncé Lemonade Co-writer/Co-producer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Thomas Pentz, Theron Thomas, Timothy Thomas, Ilsey Juber, Akil King, Aman Tekleab, Jaramaye Daniels, Andre Benjamin, Patrick Brown, Antwan Patton Diplo, Beyoncé
"Cold Water"
(featuring Justin Bieber & )
Major Lazer Non-album single Co-writer/Producer Edward Christopher Sheeran, Benjamin Levin, Karen Marie Orsted, Thomas Pentz, Justin Bieber, Jamie Scott, Phillip Meckseper Major Lazer, Benny Blanco, Jr Blender
"House of Cards" Tkay Maidza Tkay Takudzwa Maidza, Nat Dunn -
"Entao Vai"
(featuring Diplo)
2017 Pabllo Vittar Vai Passar Mal Co-writer Thomas Pentz, Ilsey Juber, Boaz de Jong, Emily Schwartz, Yuri Drummond, Rodrigo Gorky -
"Not That Girl" Girli Feel OK EP Co-writer/Producer Milly Toomey, Alexandra Shungudzo Govere -
"Looking for a Star" XXXTentacion Revenge Jahseh Onfroy, Thomas Pentz Diplo
"Know No Better"
(featuring Camila Cabello, Travis Scott & Quavo)
Major Lazer Know No Better EP Thomas Pentz, Phillip Meckseper, Brittany Hazzard, Camila Cabello, Jacques Webster, Quavious Marshall Major Lazer, Jr Blender
"Front of the Line"
(featuring Machel Montano & Konshens)
Thomas Pentz, Phillip Meckseper, Gamal Doyle, Machel Montano, Garfield Delano Spence Major Lazer, Jr Blender
"What I Like" Gia Keeps on Coming EP Gia, Amanda Lucille Warner, Jesse St. John Morgan Reid
"Zoo"
(with Diplo)
Starrah Starrah x Diplo EP Co-writer Brittany Hazzard, Thomas Pentz -
"You Know It"
(with Diplo)
Brittany Hazzard, Thomas Pentz -
"Swerve"
(with Diplo)
Brittany Hazzard, Thomas Pentz, Phillip Meckseper -
"Help Me Out"
(with Julia Michaels)
Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues Co-writer/Producer Adam Levine, Julia Michaels, Thomas Pentz, Justin Tranter Diplo, Sam Farrar, Mailbox
"Taste" Rhye Blood Michael Milosh Rhye
"Ready Yet" Sasha Sloan Sad Girl EP Alexandra Yatchenko -
"Get It Right"
(featuring )
Diplo Major Lazer presents: Give
Me Future
Thomas Pentz, Americo Garcia, Sonny Moore, Phillip Meckseper, Adrian Bruesch, Karen Marie Orsted Diplo, Skrillex, Jr Blender, Bobby Johnson
"Porsche"
(featuring )
Charli XCX Pop 2 Charlotte Aitchison, Alexander Guy Cook, Cassia "Bonzai" O'Reilly, Karen Marie Orsted A. G. Cook, EasyFun
"Normal" 2018 Sasha Sloan Sad Girl EP Alexandra Yatchenko, Ian Cook, Martin Doherty -
"Worry No More"
(featuring Lil Yachty & Santigold)
Diplo California EP Producer - Diplo, Boaz van de Beatz
"No" Alison Wonderland Awake - Alison Wonderland, Joel Little
"Hurt" Sasha Sloan Sad Girl EP Co-writer/Producer Alexandra Yatchenko -
"Here" Alexandra Yatchenko -
"Psychopath"
(featuring Sasha Sloan & Charlotte Lawrence)
Nina Nesbitt Non-album single Nina Nesbitt, Alexandra Yatchenko, Charlotte Lawrence -
"Suicidal"
(featuring Desiigner)
Diplo California EP Producer - Diplo, Jr Blender
"Audio" LSD Labrinth, Sia and Diplo
present... LSD
Co-writer/Producer Thomas Pentz, Sia Furler, Gustav Rudman, Timothy McKenzie, Philip Keckseper Diplo, Jr Blender
"Stay Open"
(featuring )
Diplo Non-album single Thomas Pentz, Phillip Meckseper, Ilsey Juber, Karen Marie Orsted Diplo, Jr Blender
"Sun in Our Eyes"
(with Diplo)
Forever Neverland Karen Marie Ørsted, Thomas Pentz, Jonathan Hill, Ilsey Juber Diplo, John Hill
"Thru These Tears" LANY Malibu Nights Co-writer/Additional producer Paul Jason Klein, Alexandra Yatchenko, Jacob Goss Mike Crossey, LANY
"Light Me Up"
(featuring Julia Michaels & Miguel)
RL Grime Nova Co-writer/Producer Henry Steinway, Thomas Pentz, Julia Michaels, Miguel Pimental, Jorge Medina, Sonny Moore, Americo Garcia RL Grime, Diplo, Skrillex, Americo, Jorge Medina
"Thunderclouds" LSD Labrinth, Sia and Diplo
present... LSD
Thomas Pentz, Timothy McKenzie, Sia Furler, Philip Mecksepper Diplo, Labrinth
"I Don't Wanna Love You Anymore" LANY Malibu Nights Co-writer/Additional producer Paul Jason Klein, Alexandra Yatchenko, Jacob Goss Mike Crossey, LANY
"The Only"[7] Sasha Sloan TBA Co-writer/Producer Alexandra Yatehcnko -
"Faking It"[8] Alexandra Yatchenko -
"Run"[9] LANY Malibu Nights Paul Klein, Alexandra Yatchenko LANY, Mike Crossey
"Curiosity"[10] Nao Saturn Co-writer/Vocal producer Neo Jessica Joshua, Daniel Traynor, Alexandra Yatchenko, Yvette Riby-Williams Nao, Grades, Loxe
"Heaven Can Wait" LSD Labrinth, Sia and Diplo
present... LSD
Co-writer/Producer Thomas Pentz, Timothy McKenzie, Sia Furler, Philip Meckseper, Gustav Rudman Diplo, Labrinth, Jr. Blender

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "King Henry". Red Light Management. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Henry Agincourt Allen". ASCAP. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Rinder, Grant. "Beyoncé and Bieber producer/co-writer King Henry seizes the spotlight on debut "Gold Dust"". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Henry Agincourt Allen". SESAC. SESAC.
  5. ^ [Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kinghenryla/ "King Henry LA"] Check |url= value (help). Facebook.
  6. ^ Cooper, Duncan. "Here Are The Full Album Credits For Beyoncé's LEMONADE". The Fader. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6en_tphT9I
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O6xu5nZVz8
  9. ^ "Album Malibu Nights, LANY | Qobuz: Download and streaming in high quality".
  10. ^ "Album Saturn, Nao | Qobuz: Download and streaming in high quality".