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Harry’s House co-writer Kid Harpoon & David Guetta win Songwriter & Producer of the Year Brits

Ahead of the Brit awards tomorrow, the winners of Producer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year have been revealed.

David Guetta – who will perform on the show joined by Becky Hill and Ella Henderson – has been named the recipient of this year’s Producer of the Year award.

Also nominated for International Song of the Year, the 2x Grammy winning French DJ and producer has not only sold 50 million albums worldwide, achieved over 37 billion global streams and 7 x UK No. 1 singles, he has produced for some of the world’s biggest artists including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, The Black Eyed Peas and collaborated with artists such as Sia, Nicki Minaj and Anne-Marie and many more.

Guetta has been behind some of the UK's biggest tracks of 2022: the double-Platinum selling hit Remember with Becky Hill, which enjoyed another big moment in 2022 when it went viral on TikTok, the Top 5, Platinum-selling Crazy What Love Can Do with Ella Henderson and Becky Hill, and the No. 1 and 1 billion streamed global hit I’m Good with Bebe Rexha.

The BRIT award for Producer of the Year has been voted on by a panel of A&R executives drawn from across the recorded music sector

“I am very honoured to receive Producer of the Year,” said Guetta. “I have always felt a strong connection to British music and culture. The UK music scene is full of world class artists and producers so to be recognised like this means a lot to me. Thank you so much!”

Kid Harpoon, who co-wrote and co-produced the Grammy-Award winning album Harry’s House by Harry Styles, is announced as winner of the Songwriter of the Year award.

Kid Harpoon will be presented with his award on the Brits red carpet. This award was introduced in 2022 with Ed Sheeran as the inaugural recipient.

Alongside writing credits for artists including Lizzo, Florence + The Machine, Miley Cyrus, Jessie Ware, Maggie Rogers, Mabel and Years & Years, Kid Harpoon (aka Tom Hull), has written on all three of Harry Styles’ studio albums, which all hit the top spot in the UK charts as well as many international charts.

Harry’s House was the biggest selling UK album (and fastest selling UK album) of 2022, not leaving the Top Ten since May of last year. Lead single As It Was, co-written by Kid Harpoon, was the UK’s biggest selling single of 2022 and has to date achieved over 2 billion global streams.

Additionally, it garnered various Grammy Award nominations, winning Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.

The BRIT award for Songwriter of the Year was decided by a panel of publishers from the recorded music sector.

“To be acknowledged by the BRITs this year for songwriting, a beautiful and complex craft, is unbelievable,” said Kid Harpoon.

“It’s a dream come true to create for a living, I cannot wait to celebrate with everyone on Saturday.”

British R&B group FLO were revealed as winners of the prestigious BRITs Rising Star award last year

The award that helps identify the future stars of British music has been won by Adele, Florence & The Machine, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Griff and Holly Humberstone in previous years.

The group – who have accumulated 100 Million+ global streams of their debut The Lead EP and sold out their recently announced US tour in less than three minutes – will be presented with their award on the BRITs Red Carpet show on ITV2 by a former winner of this award, Jessie J.

Cat Burns, David Guetta & Becky Hill & Ella Henderson, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Lizzo, Sam Smith & Kim Petras, Stormzy and Wet Leg will perform at the ceremony.

2023 will mark 30 years of ITV as broadcast partner, 25 years of Mastercard as headline sponsor and 13 years with the show held at The O2 arena.