Julie Frost
Background information
OriginOklahoma, U.S.
  • Songwriter
  • singer
  • guitarist
  • record producer
Years active2002–present
LabelsEMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV

Julie Frost is an American songwriter, singer, guitarist and record producer. She is the recipient of Golden Globe and Eurovision Song Contest awards for songs written, as well as a Parent's Choice Award for album production and performance. She is also the founder of the non-profit "Songs For Elephants", with the mission to help mobilize the music and entertainment industry in support of the world's elephants.

She is the second American songwriter to win the Eurovision Song Contest, as co-writer of the song "Satellite", which won the contest for Germany. Frost co-wrote Madonna's song "Masterpiece", from the soundtrack of her movie W.E., and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

Her songwriting credits include the Black Eyed Peas' multi-platinum single "Just Can't Get Enough", the hook for Pitbull's "Castle Made of Sand", and Flo Rida's "Sweet Spot". She also co-wrote Beyoncé's single "Countdown", Ed Sheeran's "Kiss Me", Marina and the Diamonds's "Primadonna", Frost wrote the end credit song and lead single for the "Endless Love" Soundtrack performed by Tegan and Sara and co-wrote "Lift Me Up" featuring Nico and Vinz and Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Guetta's album "Listen", and co-wrote Charlie Puth's single "Marvin Gaye" with Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor. Additionally, Frost co-wrote the single "Obsession" for DJ Vice Featuring Kyle and Jon Bellion. Most recently, she co-wrote "Ring" for Selena Gomez album "Rare", and "Oh My God" for Alec Benjamin's album "These Two Windows". She is nominated for a 2020 Latin Grammy Award with her song "Love" cowritten with Jesse & Joy, on their album "Aire".

Early life and career

Frost grew up in rural Vermont and began to perform publicly in 1992 in Chicago. Her first solo album The Wave (2002) was received positively by various music critics;... Of her writing style, Music Critic Johny Luftus wrote "Chicago singer/songwriter Julie Frost likes to place pleading heartache, clever wordplay, and determined pluck over nuanced arrangements".[1][2] Later on Frost founded her own studio "Happy Child Studios", which produces songs for families and children, and published her album Happy Child Music (2006).

2009 to present

Frost was signed to EMI Music Publishing in 2009 by music executive Big Jon Platt. In 2010, a song cowritten by Frost and Dane John Gorden, "Satellite", won the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 for Germany. Lena Meyer-Landrut's recording of this song subsequently became a number one hit in various European countries, and went to No. 1 on the European singles chart. It was also a minor hit in various other countries.


Songwriting credits

Year Artist Album Song Chart performance
2010 Lena Meyer-Landrut My Cassette Player Satellite European Hot 100 singles No. 1,[3] German Singles Chart No. 1[4]
Winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2010
2010 Black Eyed Peas The Beginning Just Can't Get Enough UK Singles Chart No. 2, US Billboard Hot 100 No. 3. Multiplatinum
2011 Cody Simpson Coast To Coast On My Mind Radio Disney U.S. No. 1,[5] Billboard U.S. pop songs No. 30[6]
Beyoncé 4 Countdown US Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs No. 12,[7] US Billboard 200 No. 1, US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums No. 1
Pitbull feat. Kelly Rowland & Jamie Drastik Planet Pit Castle Made of Sand US Billboard 200 No. 7,[8] US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums No. 3,[9] US Top Rap Albums No. 2[10]
Ed Sheeran + Kiss Me UK Albums chart No. 1, Ireland Album chart No. 2, US Billboard 200 No. 5 US Folk Albums No. 1

US Rock Albums No. 2

Madonna W.E., MDNA Masterpiece Golden Globe for Best Original Song, UK Albums Chart No. 1

US Billboard 200 No. 1 US Dance/Electronic Albums No. 1

Dia Frampton "Red" Don't Kick The Chair US Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums No. 1
2012 Marina and the Diamonds Electra Heart Primadonna UK Singles Chart No. 11, UK Album Charts No. 1
Mandy Capristo Grace Allow Me German Album Charts No. 8
Flo Rida feat. Jennifer Lopez Wild Ones Sweet Spot US Billboard 200 No. 14,

US Billboard Dance/Electronic Album No. 1, US Billboard Rap Albums No. 2

Stefanie Heinzmann Stefanie Heinzmann Show Me the Way German Album Charts No. 8
2013 La Fouine feat Zaho Drôle de parcours Ma meilleure (featuring Zaho) Trace Urban Music Awards "Best Album", "Best Collaboration", French Singles Charts No. 23
2014 Tegan and Sara Soundtrack "Endless Love" Don't Find Another Love
Sabrina Carpenter Can't Blame A Girl For Trying Best Thing I've Got US Billboard Top Heatseekers No. 16[11]
David Guetta, Nico and Vinz, Ladysmith Black Mambazo Listen Lift Me Up US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[12] #1
2015 Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor Some Type of Love (EP) Marvin Gaye Billboard US Mainstream Top 40 No. 15, Billboard US Adult Top 40 No. 12, Billboard US Adult Contemporary No. 27, US Billboard Hot 100 No. 21, UK Singles No. 1, Switzerland No. 2, Spain No. 3, Scotland No. 1, New Zealand No. 1, Israel No. 1, Ireland No. 1, France No. 1, Billboard Euro Digital Song Sales No. 1, Australia No. 1
2017 Jon Bellion, Kyle (musician), DJ Vice Non Album Single Obsession
2018 Daughtry Cage to Rattle Deep End
Alec Benjamin Narrated For You Swim
Non Album Single O.I.N.V
Last of Her Kind
2020 Selena Gomez Rare Ring Billboard 200 #1
Alec Benjamin These Two Windows Oh My God Billboard Mainstream Top 40 No. 32

Awards, nominations and certifications





  1. ^ Darryl Cater: review of Frost's debut album The Wave Archived 26 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 10 July 2010
  2. ^ Julie Frost Archived 18 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine at centerstagechicago.com, retrieved 10 July 2010
  3. ^ "European Hot 100 Singles: Week of June 19, 2010". Billboard.com. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  4. ^ Einslive.de Archived 7 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Radio.disney.go.com Archived 28 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
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  7. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Week Ending July 2, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  8. ^ Caulfield, Keith (29 June 2011). "Jill Scott Celebrates First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 | Billboard.com". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  9. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: Week of July 9, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 9 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Rap Albums: Week of July 9, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 9 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  11. ^ "Sabrina Carpenter Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Heatseekers Albums for Sabrina Carpenter. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums – Year-end Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  13. ^ Sverige Topplistan Sverigetoppliostan.se
  14. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards 2010". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 26 May 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  15. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Lena+Meyer+Landrut)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  16. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Black Eyed Peas; 'The Beginning')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  17. ^ Ariacharts.com.au Archived 11 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ "Top 50 Singles Chart". (G) in Brackets. ARIA - Australian Recording Industry Association Ltd. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011.