The Grammy and BRIT Award nominee, Johnny McDaid is a well known song writer and musician in the music Industry. He co-wrote seven of American singer Ed Sheeran songs on his album ‘X’, which was a massive success worldwide. ‘Photograph’ being one of those songs, became a platinum hit and ‘Bloodstream’ earned nominations for its lyrics. He is known for creating music of all genres like Indie, Dance music, pop, rock, alternative rock, country and jazz.
Johnny McDaid Biography and Family –
John McDaid was born in 1976 on 24th July to father John McDaid Sr. and mother, Pauline McDaid. He has five siblings, which include four sisters, Maev McDaid, Brid McDaid, Aine Mcdaid, Sile McDaid and one brother named Rory McDaid. Johnny was born and brought up in Northern Ireland.
During the early 2014, he got engaged with ‘FRIENDS’ star Courteney Cox. Johnny also has tattoo of Courteney’s initials on his hand. But the couple’s engagement only lasted for a year, as they announced their separation in 2016.
Education: He completed his schooling from St. Bridgid’s Primary School in Carnhill. Later he completed his graduation from St. Columbus College.
Career: He started off his professional career with Vega4 as a songwriter and singer. Their second album’s first single turned out to be a huge hit; ‘Life is Beautiful’ remained in US Top 40 radio charts constantly for 12 weeks with its release in 2007. Later in 2009, he joined another band ‘Snow Patrol’ where he performed the role of a guitarist and sung back- up vocals.
He also collaborated with Ed Sheeran on ‘X’, which was Ed’s second album. McDaid owns Fieldwork Music studio which is located in North London, where he is known to hide in order to write songs, create mixes and produce beats with other artists and songwriters. In 2012, a song ‘Say Nothing’ which was written by McDaid, became a huge hit and ranked second at the UK official charts.
Some of his collaborations are with stars like Harry Styles, Ingrid Michelson, Example, Rosi Golan, Birdy, and Kodaline. Brands like Song BMG, EMI, Universal Music Group, PIAS Recordings and Capitol Records have used Johnny’s fine writing skills and his production records.
Johnny McDaid Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $6 Million US Dollars
The singer has been actively writing and producing music since 1994 and has managed to create a name for himself as a songwriter. He is known to make thousands from his production house contracts and has an annual source of income through his band and tours. The net worth of McDaid is estimated to be around $6 million US dollars as of 2017. His recent song ‘Shape of You’ is hitting the song charts in US and UK. Undoubtedly the earnings from this song will add a good amount to the singer’s bank balance.
Johnny McDaid Business Model –
Apart from his musical career, the Irish musician has featured in several television series like ‘One Tree Hill’, ‘Pushing Daisies’, ‘The Hills’, ‘Defying Gravity’ etc, he has also been used for numerous HBO season campaigns. Some of the advertisement campaigns which used his songs include ‘Land Rover’, ‘Jeep’, and ‘RTE’. His music can also be heard in feature films like ‘Sex Drive’, ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ and ‘Into the Blue’. In 2010, he released a remix version of ‘Unknown Caller’ a U2’s song named as ‘Snow Patrol Remix’.
With the start of this year, he earned his first hit with Ed Sheeran’s single ‘Shape of You’ which was co written by McDaid. The song topped the charts in US and UK. The song has made over 240,000 downloads with its release in the first week. He is an important part in Ed’s third album.
Currently, he is working with former One Direction member Harry Style, who is ready to launch himself, as a solo artist. McDaid and Harry have been friends for a long time and have written numerous songs together.
It seems like his ex fiancée Courteney and Johnny are trying again at their relationship, as the couples is getting photographed together at several occasions. The couple also celebrated this Valentine’s Day together, by going on date on 15th February this year.
Johnny has definitely proved himself as a musician, especially as a profound songwriter, who has some soulful words to say. He is known and loved for his experimentation with all styles of music, be it a dance number or pop or a serene acoustic number. McDaid has worked on all. We would love to hear more of his lyrics and music.