Iain James

Topliner / Writer

Based In UK.

Iain has written for artists as diverse as Professor Green, Emeli Sandé, Craig David, Taio Cruz, The Vamps, Anne-Marie, and Korean boybands NCT127, EXO, SHINee and TVXQ (aka Tohoshinki). He has also written for successful acts from reality television competitions, including Little Mix, One Direction, Olly Murs and Leona Lewis.

He co-wrote British number one “Read All About It” by Emeli Sandé featuring Professor Green, as well as Sandé’s own version of the song which appears on her two million-selling album Our Version of Events, which broke a record set by the Beatles for longest unimpeded spell in the UK top 10. The song has sold over 4 million copies.

Very notably, he wrote several songs on the album of Little Mix, the first ever British girlgroup whose album went straight into the top 5 in the US, including the UK Number 1 “Wings” and the critically lauded third place song “DNA”. He wrote songs on their second album Salute, which did not match DNA commercially, but was a critical success, and followed its predecessor in charting in the UK top 5 and US top 10 (it would have repeated DNA’s fourth placing if compilations were not included in the US albums chart).

He wrote the album’s song Little Me with Little Mix and TMS. For the group’s third album Get Weird; Iain co-wrote the singles “Love Me Like You” and “Hair” feat. Sean Paul. The group’s most successful album Glory Days features the single “Shout Out To My Ex”, also co-written by James.

He is also a vocal producer and has recorded many artists including Little Mix, Ella Henderson, One Direction and Pixie Lott.


UK 3 x Platinum Album "Get Weird" by Little Mix featuring "Love Me Like You"


Michael Pollack, Monsters & Strangers, X Ambassadors, Fred Ball, Steve Mac, Julian Bunetta, John Ryan, DJ, Mustard, Camille Purcell


Emeli Sande, One Direction, Anne-Marie, The Vamps, Little Mix, NCT 127, EXO, Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis, Sugababes, Olly Murs