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SPOTIFY ANNOUNCES SECOND CLASS OF SECRET GENIUS AMBASSADORS
6/13/18

 

 

Spotify has announced its second class of Secret Genius Ambassadors, a program that gives some shine to the writers and producers behind the hits streaming out of their playlists. 

The inaugural class of Secret Genius ambassadors included hitmakers such as Boi1da (Rihanna, Drake, Bryson Tiller), Erika Ender (Luis Fonsi, Justin Bieber), James Fauntleroy (Frank Ocean, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake), Lori McKenna (Little Big Town, Tim McGraw) and J Kash (Maroon 5, Charlie Puth), among others. 

The new batch will be featured in the podcast and Songshops, and honored at the second annual Secret Genius Awards later this year. 

This year, honorees of the global initiative include:

  • Ali Tamposi (U.S.): Songwriter for Camila Cabello, Selena Gomez, Liam Payne
  • Ben Billions (U.S.): Songwriter for The Weeknd, Maroon 5, Beyoncé
  • Benny Blanco (U.S.): Songwriter for Halsey, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5
  • Frank Dukes (Canada): Songwriter for Cardi B, The Weeknd, Camila Cabello
  • Ina Wroldsen (Norway): Songwriter for Calvin Harris, Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne
  • Jamie Scott (U.K.): Songwriter for Rudimental, Niall Horan, Major Lazer
  • Murda Beatz (U.S.): Songwriter for Drake, Migos, Travis Scott
  • Shane McAnally (U.S.): Songwriter for Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett (and, you know, MOGUL)
  • Sky A. Ramirez (U.S.): Songwriter for J Balvin, Juanes, Karol G
  • Tayla Parx (U.S.): Songwriter for Janelle Monae, Demi Lovato, Julia Michaels

Each songwriter will receive a Daniel Ek bobblehead and all the rap caviar they can eat, as well as an invitation to the Secret Genius secret location for assorted top-secret meetings.