Lauren Christy

Lauren Christy (born 19 November 1967[citation needed]) is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. Originally a solo artist, she found success as part of the writing production trio The Matrix. The Matrix received numerous Grammy nominations including best producer.[1]

Lauren Christy
Born (1967-11-19) 19 November 1967 (age 52)
London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Associated acts

BiographyEdit

Christy was born in London, England.[citation needed] She studied at the Bush Davies Ballet School as a child, before she decided to become a musician.[2]

CareerEdit

By age nineteen, Christy had become a solo recording artist.[3] She was signed to EMI Publishing and achieved a recording contract with Polygram Mercury records.[citation needed] In 1994, she received an American Music Awards nomination for Best New Artist.[citation needed] Her song "The Color Of The Night" also garnered her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Song in an Original Motion Picture.[citation needed]

Five years later, Christy moved into production as co-creator of The Matrix.[3] Alongside creative partners, Christy's then-husband Graham Edwards and Scott Spock, the trio wrote and produced Avril Lavigne's debut album Let Go which included three international number one hits – "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi" and "I'm With You" – selling 20 million copies.[citation needed] "Complicated" led to the Matrix trio winning the Ivor Novello Award for International Hit of The Year, and they garnered seven Grammy nominations – including Song of the Year in 2003 for "Complicated" and again in 2004 for "I'm With You" along with Producer of the Year.[citation needed] Christy is also a two-time Juno award winner and a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award recipient.[3]

The Matrix has worked with artists such as Avril Lavigne, Jason Mraz, Shakira, Korn, David Bowie, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Hilary Duff, Busted, Tokio Hotel and Rihanna.[citation needed]

Her recent[when?] solo songwriting work includes Enrique Iglesias's "Tonight I'm Loving You", Kelly Clarkson – "I Forgive You", Jason Derulo – "Breathing"; Leona Lewis - "Your Hallelujah"; Ricky Martin - "Liar"; Chris Brown - "Time For Love"'; Jamie Foxx - "Baby's In Love"; Dua Lipa - “Blow Your Mind Mwah”; Bebe Rexha - “I Got You” and “Busted".[4]

In 2014, she was nominated for a Grammy for her work on Chris Brown's song, "Time For Love" on the album "X", nominated for Urban Contemporary Album Of The Year. [5]

In 2016, she gained further recognition with her credits on G Eazy and Bebe Rexha's "Me, Myself and I".[3] Christy has written Iggy Azalea's first single "Team" that was released on 18 March 2016, as well as winner of The Voice Jordan Smith's first single "Stand In The Light".[citation needed]

In 2019, she worked in collaboration with Korn on three songs included in their 2019 release "The Nothing". The titles include, "Cold", "Gravity of Discomfort", and "H@rd3r".[6]

DiscographyEdit

Albums
Soundtrack appearances

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John, Palisano. "Where Are The Female Music Producers?". Cuepoint.
  2. ^ Seida, Linda. "Biography: Lauren Christy". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d "Lauren Christy, 'Me, Myself & I' Writer, Signs With Reservoir: Exclusive".
  4. ^ "Bebe Rexha Compares Music Collaborations To Speed Dating ::Bebe Rexha News ::antiMusic.com". www.antimusic.com.
  5. ^ Grammy nominee Archived 7 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Korn The Nothing album liner

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