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We know of Grammy winner Lil Eddie from his writing for artists such as Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Jason Derulo, and just about any other legend you can think of in the game. He’s been a vocal coach and Executive/Judge on X Factor: The Band, guest judges on X Factor Malta and even an Executive alongside Simon Cowell at Syco Music. This year alone, he co-wrote Coco Jones’s “Caliber” on Def Jam Records, “She Kissed Me First” for Sera on Universal Records, K Camp “To the Moon”, and Frenna’s “911”. What separates Eddie from the other top songwriters in the game for us, is that he has hits on his own artist project.
10 years ago, Eddie dropped his album “City Of My Heart”, while he toured Japan alongside Ne-Yo. The album featured one of the biggest songs ever to hit the market, “Statue”. To date, “Statue” has 100+ million streams across platforms and is still going viral on TikTok till this day. It’s quite confounding to see an artist and songwriter have a career that transcends many generations, genres and cultures, and still manage to be viral on the new age platform of TikTok.
For us – the exciting thing about this particular album drop is that Eddie also has been creating, collaborating, and releasing a ton of fresh music across his platforms. For example, his Reggaetón track “Figura” features a top ten in the world artist from Nigeria: 1da Banton. His song “Gitana” with Claydee has hit a jaw dropping 50 million across streams across platforms.
With over a half a million monthly listeners on Spotify, and a majority of those fans coming from algorithmic, organic playlisting, Lil Eddie is one of the top Singer / Songwriters in the world right now. He is a living legend. Recently making strong noise in the UK starting 2019 as a judge on X Factor: The Band alongside Simon Cowell and most recently releasing collaborations with X Factor winner Alexandra Burke and JLS lead member Aston Merrygold.
Eddie said: “I love that I get to write and develop artists of all languages, all over the world. It’s time for me to own my sound, my songs and in my language. This album is just the beginning for me. I can’t wait for the world to hear my new music 2023” ONErpm Records dropped the “City Of My Heart” album in 2022. Do yourself a favor and listen on Eddie’s Spotify: