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Drake, Gwen Stefani, more: 10 songs you didn't know were co-written by Chantal Kreviazuk
By
Andrea Warner

Published

May 17, 2016

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Chantal Kreviazuk stormed up the ivories and onto the charts in 1997 with a debut her double-platinum album, Under These Rocks and Stones . The singer-songwriter Recently annoncé June 17 as the dates for her sixth studio release, her first album in seven years Almost, Hard Sail .

Goal in her 20 years in the music business, Kreviazuk HAS aussi beens quietly making a name for herself as a sought-after co-writer of massive hits for major pop stars, Top 40 sensations, indie rockers, club bangers and has some Toronto hip king-hop.

In anticipation of Kreviazuk's Forthcoming release (and her birthday today!), We're celebrating her side gig as prolific songwriter for the stars. Scroll down to check out thesis 10 songs you probably Did not Know Were co-written by the Juno Award winner.


Josh Groban, 'Brave' (Chantal Kreviazuk, Josh Groban, Twags Salter)

Maybe Groban is not your cup of tea, there's no purpose Denying he's got a pretty remarkable voice and a killer sense of humor, too. This Video Has more than five million views, and Its soaring chorus and the orchestra backing helps Groban nail the emotional, inspiring feeling.


Shakira, 'You Do not Care About Me' (Atweh Nasri, Adam Messenger, Chantal Kreviazuk)

Shakira-even sounds a bit like Kreviazuk in her delivery of this emo-pop kiss-off. "You do not care if I die / If You Would, Would Have Spared you my life / I say it Confidently / You just do not care about me," Shakira sings a dramatic contre, stomping, hip-swishing beat.


Avril Lavigne, "He Was not" (Avril Lavigne / Chantal Kreviazuk)

The Canadian musicians-have collaborated on a number of songs over the years, this goal strutting, power-punk-pop screw-you is a high-octane anthem that's beautifully bold and bratty "We've all got choices / we've all got voices / stand up and make some noise! ​​"


The Veronicas 'Revolution' (Chantal Kreviazuk / Raine Maida)

Kreviazuk wrote this hyper, hook-happy song for Australia's identiques twin pop-rockers with her husband, Our Lady Peace's Raine Maida.


Drake 'Over My Dead Body' (Aubrey Graham, Noah Shebib, Chantal Kreviazuk)
[Strong language warning]

In the opening track from His 2011 release, Take Care, Drake raps over Kreviazuk's spare piano and she Provides the twinkly, distorted vocal hooks, too.


Lea Michele, 'Burn With You' (Chantal Kreviazuk, Nasri Atweh, ​​Adam Messinger, Nolan Lambroza)

Remember when everybody Was sort of rooting for Lea Michele, back de ces heady first days of Glee? She thunders and storms her way through this song with all the finesse of a Hulked-out Thor, pushing the well-crafted pop song into overly wrought, utterly powerless, ballad territory.


Carrie Underwood, 'Unapologize' (Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey, Raine Maida Chantal Kreviazuk)

Kreviazuk and Maida joined force again for this mammoth country-pop track. Underwood attacks the chorus with the full strength of a thousand Stampeding cowboy boots, it's a great goal makeover that's not too far off from Kreviazuk's way with giant pop tunes.


Kelly Clarkson, 'Walk Away' (Kelly Clarkson / Kara DioGuardi / Chantal Kreviazuk / Raine Maida)

This chorus is so damn catchy, and Clarkson's in peak vocal command here: soulful, confident, sassy, ​​strong. It's great.


Gwen Stefani, 'Rich Girl' (Chantal Kreviazuk / Gwen Stefani / Kara DioGuardi / Mike Elizondo / Eve / Adrian Young / M. Batson / J. Bock / S. Harnick)

How many people does it take to write a chart-topping pop song? A lot, it seems, even though this song definitely borrows from a variety of inspirations. But it’s another great chorus and it’s almost insidious how deeply it burrows its way inside one’s mental jukebox and just keeps playing long after the actual music stops.


Pitbull, ‘Feel This Moment’ (Chantal Kreviazuk, Nasri Atweh, Adam Messinger, Sir Nolan, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, DJ Buddha, Pitbull)

Speaking of — this song is ridiculously fun, borrows from tons of influences and is ridiculously catchy. Like, just try to stop yourself from singing along with Aguilera throughout the hook. Is your tongue sore yet from biting it so hard? And Pitbull is often disregarded by a lot of white, mainstream music critics, but he is a force and a hero among his fellow Latinos, and a powerful player on the international scene.

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