SONGWRITER JUSTIN TRANTER IS NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD HOT 100 WITH SELENA GOMEZ'S "LOSE YOU TO LOVE ME"
TRANTER TO RECEIVE ACLU'S BILL OF RIGHTS AWARD ON NOVEMBER 17TH
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LOS ANGELES, CA - (November 4th, 2019): Today, acclaimed songwriter & activist Justin Tranter has achieved a number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with Selena Gomez's " Lose You to Love Me".
Co-written with Gomez, Julia Michaels and Mattman & Robin (Mattias Per Larsson and Robin Lennart Fredrikksson), the song tallies Tranter's second number 1 Hot 100 hit to-date alongside Justin Bieber's "Sorry" (2016).
So far in 2019, Tranter has also written on two of the biggest albums in recent memory (Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next and The Jonas Brothers' Happiness Begins), collaborated with some of the biggest artists on the planet including Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa, King Princess, YUNGBLUD, Sara Bareilles and more, earned a spot on Billboard's inaugural 2019 Pride List, and even announced their very own record label & publishing company Facet alongside their longtime publisher Katie Vinten and in conjunction with Warner Records.
Last month, Tranter hosted "BEYOND", their third annual Spirit Day Concert benefiting GLAAD at Sunset Room Hollywood. With over 500 guests in attendance and appearances by Bebe Rexha, Idina Menzel, Jesse Saint John, Jozzy and more, the event raised more than $400,000 for GLAAD's Spirit Day anti-bullying campaign to support LGBTQ+ youth. As a GLAAD Board Member and dedicated advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community, Tranter has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the organization to-date.
Within five years, Justin Tranter reshaped, reconfigured, and redefined popular music as a GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter with over 40 million single sales, 7 billion streams, and dozens of honors and award nods thus far.
Simultaneously, Justin remains a committed philanthropist and GLAAD Board member that gives back at every term.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2002 and founding New York glam-punk fire-starters Semi Precious Weapons in 2006, Justin has become one of the industry's hottest songwriters. They landed their first mega-hit by co-writing Fall Out Boy's quintuple-platinum "Centuries" before going on to co-write Selena Gomez's "Good For You," Justin Bieber's "Sorry," DNCE's "Cake By The Ocean," Hailee Steinfeld's "Love Myself", Fifth Harmony's "Dope", Britney Spears' "Slumber Party", and numerous other songs.
In 2017 alone, they landed four Top 10 smashes at Pop Radio, namely Imagine Dragons' "Believer", Julia Michaels' "Issues", Halsey's "Bad At Love", and Maroon 5's "Cold". Meanwhile, Billboard proclaimed Selena Gomez's "Bad Liar" (co-written by Justin) as "Best Song of the Year."
By year-end, the maverick garnered "Songwriter of the Year" at the BMI Pop Awards and stood out as "the only pop songwriter to land two songs on Variety's 'HitMakers' Most Consumed List'".
In 2018, this game-changer became the only songwriter nominated for both 'Song of the Year' at the GRAMMYS® and 'Best Original Song' at the Golden Globes®. Tranter also won Songwriter of the Year at the 2018 BMI Pop Awards for the second consecutive year and was nominated for Songwriter of the Year at the Spotify Secret Genius Awards.
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November 5, 2019 12:05am ET by Pressparty