**Exclusive**Hit-Making Songwriter Claude Kelly Ends 2011 With “Grenade” Nomination

Hello Divas,

Claude Kelly, hit-making songwriter, received his second and third career GRAMMY® Award nominations, including a “Song of the Year” nod for co-writing Bruno Mars’ “Grenade”, on November 30th.  For the second year in a row, Claude Kelly was nominated in the Best R&B Song” category – this year for co-writing Ledisi’s “Pieces of Me.”  Claude Kelly received his career-first GRAMMY® Award nomination in 2010, in the “Best R&B Song” category for co-writing Fantasia’s “Bittersweet.”  The 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards will air live February 12, 2012 from Los Angeles, CA on CBS.


If you haven’t guessed it already, Claude Kelly is featured on FOX’s “The X Factor” as one of the show’s Vocal Producers/Coaches.  Claude Kelly works with the mentors – Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid, and Nicole Scherzinger – as the team arranges, train and coach the contestants on how to best sing and perform their song selections each week.


An expert in his field, Claude Kelly has written Billboard #1 hits and critically-acclaimed, award-winning tracks across genres for Miley Cyrus (“Party In The USA”), Kelly Clarkson (“My Life Would Suck Without You”), Jason Derulo (“In My Head”), Britney Spears (“Circus”), Michael Jackson (“Hold My Hand” featuring Akon), Jessie J (“Price Tag”), Ke$ha (“Take It Off”), Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Leona Lewis, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Chris Brown, T.I., Jordin Sparks, David Cook, David Archuletta, Brandy, R. Kelly, NKOTBSB, Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, Olly Murs, Fefe Dobson, Charice, Chrisette Michelle and Melanie Fiona, among many others.


Some of Claude Kelly’s most recent songs include Hot Chelle Rae’s “Honestly,” Musiq Soulchild’s “Yes,” Jason Derulo’s “Be Careful” and “Bombs Away” along with BET Networks’ “Sunday Best” season 2 runner up Jessica Reedy’s single “What About Me” off her debut album, From The Heart.

For more information about Claude Kelly and his recent work, please visit: http://www.claudekellyonline.com and http://www.simonesmallspr.net/clients/claudekelly/Bio.html


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