Grammy award winning songwriter and producer Jodi Marr cut her teeth writing songs and fronting bands in the Florida music scene in the late 1990’s. A graduate of the University of Miami, School of Music, Arts & Sciences, she was signed to Universal Records by Producer DESMOND CHILD with her band BIG in 1999.
She broke first as a writer in the Latin Market, winning a Grammy in 2003 for her first number one single “DE VERDAD” from the Rock Album of that year “SOY” by ALEJANDRA GUZMAN, and then went on to pen songs for Ricky Martin, RBD, Luis Fonsi, Paulina Rubio and most recently, Ednita Nazario.
In 2006 Jodi was introduced to a then unknown 19-year-old London based university student named MIKA, whom she developed and was ultimately signed by Universal Music Group global chairman Lucian Grainge. Mika’s debut album “Life In Cartoon Motion”, on which Marr produced several songs, and was credited as associate producer, went on to sell over 7 million copies worldwide, achieving gold or platinum sales in 32 markets.
Jodi has written several hits in the U.S, Latin and European markets, both in English and Spanish, and has also had several top ten hits across the globe. Some of her most notable work included,
MIKA’s “Grace Kelly”, Ricky Martin’s “Jaleo”, Paloma Faith “New York”, Kristin Chenoweth “Fathers and Daughters”, Alejandra Guzman “De Verdad’, OV-7 “Tengo El Control” & “Love Colada”, TIKNTAK “Why Girls Cry” Nikki Webster “Never Been Kissed” and Pop Stars France “As Good As It Gets”. Jodi has produced and/or written hit songs with dozens of artists, and several major hit makers, including Red One (Lady Gaga), Desmond Child, (Ricky Martin, Bon Jovi,)
Greg Wells (One Republic, Katy Perry,) Neil Sedaka, Carole King, Rob Fusari (Destiny’s Child) Rob “Reef” Tewlow (50 Cent,) Brett James (Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw), Richie Supa, (Pink, Aerosmith) & George Noriega, (J-Lo, Shakira).
As a producer, writer and performer, Jodi has been awarded several Gold and Platinum records, and received over 30 Grammy certifications. JODI was recently tapped as a Vocal Coach on FOX TV/ Syco /Freemantle Media “ The X Factor USA” season Two featuring Britney Spears, Demi Lovato , L.A. Reid, and Simon Cowell, and appeared on camera during previous shows. Jodi co-wrote on 7 songs for the upcoming MIKA album “ The Origin Of Love”, to be released globally in this fall, 2012.