IMRO member Johnny McDaid has just received a GRAMMY nomination in the Song Of The Year category for ‘Bad Habits’ by Ed Sheeran.
Released on the 25th June 2021, ‘Bad Habits’ peaked at number-one in over thirty countries including Ireland, where it spent eleven consecutive weeks at the top of the Irish singles charts. McDaid is credited with a song writing, engineering, production and acoustic guitar performance on the track, which recently also picked up ‘Best Song’ at the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Johnny McDaid is a prolific songwriter and producer behind a wide array of recent chart hits including Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’, ‘Human’ by Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Zara Larsson’s ‘So Good’. Born in Dublin and raised in Derry, Northern Ireland, McDaid moved to London in his late teens and spent a decade leading his band Vega4, whose song ‘Life is Beautiful’ featured prominently in a number of US TV dramas and films. When that band split, Snow Patrol members Jonny Quinn, Gary Lightbody and Nathan Connolly set-up a publishing company, Polar Patrol Publishing, and made McDaid their first signing. Johnny has since written soundtracks and numerous songs for movies alongside Snow Patrol frontman, Gary Lightbody. McDaid went on to tour with Snow Patrol during the Fallen Empires Tour and subsequently joined the band. In addition, the GRAMMY nominated songwriter has worked with diverse artists such as Example, Robbie Williams, Biffy Clyro, Rudimental, Birdy, Kodaline, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, BTS, Beoga and P!nk.
The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on Jan 31st 2022 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.