Los Angeles, CA. (Top40 Charts/ North Hudson Music) - "Take me on a trip, I'd like to go someday," intones British soul chanteuse, Estelle
on her first No 1 UK chart-topping single, "American Boy," from her new full length, Shine. Estelle
is the first artist signed to Homeschool Records, a label created by Grammy-winning artist and songwriter John Legend, and distributed through Atlantic Records. "American Boy
" features a cameo rap by superstar Kanye West.
This song was co-written by preeminent Los Angeles-based songwriters and musicians - Keith Harris, Caleb Speir, and Josh Lopez, who added their distinctive styles and chemistry, in accompanying the producer, will i am, and Kanye West in creating an undeniable high energy song for Estelle.
Keith Harris is an accomplished producer, songwriter, keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with a range of artists from Michael Jackson (two remixes on Thriller 25), Busta Rhymes, Kelis, Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas, and Fergie, to Chris Brown's recent 'Picture Perfect" which is featured by Ford Motor Corp. in it's newest advertising campaign.
Caleb Speir is a songwriter and bass player who has toured and recorded with Macy Gray, Nikka Costa and Justin Timberlake. Joshua Lopez is a songwriter, producer and guitarist who has also played with Macy Gray and Nikka Costa, and has recently recorded with JC Chasez and will.i.am.
The trio's music publishing interests are represented by North Hudson Music, LLC; the award-winning Los Angeles- based company founded by leading los angeles entertainment attorney Helen Yu of Yu Leseberg. Outside of North America, they are respresented by Carlin Music and EMI Music.
North Hudson Music LLC provides complete publishing administration services for copyright owners. The company currently represent clients with songs recorded by artists including Roy Ayers, Backstreet Boys, Eric Benet, Black Eyed Peas, Bravehearts, Busta Rhymes, Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), Chingy, Down, Fergie, Estelle, Earth, Wind & Fire, Fleetwood Mac, Tasha Holiday, Kellis, Junior Mafia, Justin Timberlake, Lil Rob, Master P, MC Lyte, Mary J. Blige, Macy Gray, Mount Sims, NSYNC, Nivea, Ozomatli, Amanda Perez, Pussycat Dolls with P. Diddy, Nicole Scherzinger, Britney Spears, Armand Van Helden, Warren G., Chuck E. Weiss, Tupac, Youngstown, Christina Milian, P. Diddy, Tupac, Mario, Spanish Fly, Little Rod, Santana, Ricky Martin, Teairra Mari, Teedra Moses, Ginuwine, Mount Sims, and JC Chasez, Will I Am plus soundtracks for 8 Mile, Scary Movie, Bullworth, Bootycall, Love and Basketball, Be Cool, Poseidon.