Hipgnosis Songs (SONG) has announced it has acquired a music catalogue from 3 times Ivor Novello award winning British songwriter and producer, Brian Higgins.
Brian Higgins has produced music for the likes of Cher and Kylie Minogue
Over the last 25 years Brian Higgins has produced and co-written in excess of 35 top 10 hits including for globally successful artists Cher, Kylie Minogue, Girls Aloud and The Sugababes.
- In 1998, Brian Higgins co-wrote Cher’s Grammy winning hit ‘Believe’ which reached Number 1 in 21 countries, selling over 11 million copies worldwide and being certified 4x platinum in the US. The song topped the UK Singles chart for seven weeks. Higgins received recognition for his work on the song winning three Ivor Novello awards in 1999; ‘Best Song Musically and Lyrically’, ‘Best Selling British Single’ and ‘International Hit of the Year’. ‘Believe’ has gone on to become one of the most iconic songs of all time and now has over 1bn plays on global streaming services.
- Brian Higgins has collaborated closely with Girls Aloud, helping them become the UK’s biggest selling girl group of the 21stcentury, with over 4.3m singles sales and 4m albums sold in the UK alone. This includes co-writing and producing most of their five studio albums, all of which achieved either platinum or double platinum status in the UK. Brian Higgins also co-wrote or produced their Number 1 hits ‘Sound Of The Underground’, ‘I’ll Stand By You’ and ‘The Promise’.
- In 2008, Brian Higgins co-wrote and produced Gabrielle Cilmi’s ‘Sweet About Me’, which reached Number 1 in three countries and was named the most played song in the UK during 2009 by PRS for Music.
- Brian Higgins was named UK producer of the year in 2009 and has also written or produced hits performed by Pet Shop Boys, Dannii Minogue, The Saturdays, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Bananarama, Alesha Dixon, Texas, Rachel Stevens, Saint Etienne, Gossip and Florrie.
SONG: Hipgnosis signs up Brian Higgins