Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 12 April 2017
Rokstone Music/ UMPG writer Steve Mac is celebrating three No.1’s in the first six months of the year: his massive hit, 'Shape of You', by Ed Sheeran (produced by Mac and co-written with Ed Sheeran & Johnny McDaid), Clean Bandit - 'Rockabye' (ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie), and Clean Bandit - 'Symphony' ft. Zara Larsson.
'Shape of You' has had 12 consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts, 14 weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and since release has topped the official charts in 60 countries worldwide, reaching global sales of 12 million. This follows on from Clean Bandit - 'Rockabye' ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie (which Mac co-wrote / co-produced) spending 9 weeks at the top of the UK charts, giving Mac 21 consecutive weeks at No. 1 - an extraordinary feat for a songwriter/producer.
Mac's incredible knack for crafting the perfect pop hit has made him one of one of the most successful writer/producers in modern pop. He's had 27 No.1 singles in the UK alone, and has been associated with over 180 hit singles and albums internationally. Mac is behind hits for artists as diverse as Ed Sheeran, Anne-Marie, Pink, Liam Payne, Rita Ora, Robin Schulz, Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, Little Mix, The Wanted, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Rixton, Il Divo, Shakira, Westlife, Cobra Starship and Kelly Clarkson amongst others.
Mac has been recognized with numerous prestigious accolades including ASCAP Songwriter of the Year & Song of The Year awards, three BMI awards, a BRIT and a MOBO award for Best Single, and MMF Producer of the Year. He’s also received the MMF Record of the Year Award three times.