Best Known Songs: Bruno Mars’ “Grenade,” Britney Spears’ “Circus,” Pitbull's “International Love”
Why He’s Dope: As our music crosses lines more and more everyday, it’s helpful if songwriters know how to dip in and out of the many genres. Claude Kelly has done this quite well. In his career, he’s written for soulful songstresses (Chrisette Michelle, Whitney Houston) and rappers (Lil Jon, Flo Rida) to boy band legends (Backstreet Boys) and Disney Channel breakouts (Corbin Bleu, Miley Cyrus). He has achieved international success as well; his song “Troublemaker” for Olly Murs ft. Flo Rida has gone #1 in the UK.