Lauren Christy

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Lauren Christy (born 1968) is a British 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]


Christy studied at the Bush Davies Ballet School as a child, before she decided to become a musician.[2]


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" for the film Color of 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 solo songwriting work includes Enrique Iglesias's "Tonight I'm Loving You", Kelly Clarkson's "I Forgive You", Jason Derulo's "Breathing"; Leona Lewis' "Your Hallelujah"; Ricky Martin's "Liar"; Chris Brown's "Time For Love"'; Jamie Foxx's "Baby's In Love"; Dua Lipa's "Blow Your Mind Mwah"; and Bebe Rexha's "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]


Soundtrack appearances


  1. ^ John, Palisano (18 March 2016). "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". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Bebe Rexha Compares Music Collaborations To Speed Dating ::Bebe Rexha News".
  5. ^ Grammy nominee Archived 7 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Korn The Nothing album liner

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