Shy Carter
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Blake Anthony "Shy" Carter (born August 21, 1984), is an American songwriter, record producer, and singer. Recently, Shy has written for top acts such as Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and Billy Currington. He co-wrote Charlie Puth's two-time platinum hit "One Call Away" which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart.[1] In 2009, he co-wrote "Someday" with Rob Thomas, which spent over 40 weeks in the Top 5 and became a No. 1 hit on Billboards Adult Top 40 chart.[2][2][2] "Stuck Like Glue", his collaboration with Sugarland, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 20 and became the 11th most downloaded country music song of all time. He has also been featured on Latin artist Gloria Trevi's #1 song "Habla Blah Blah".[3] He's also worked with Faith Hill, Ashanti, and Chingy. Carter also wrote a song titled "Bring it Back", which was released on August 7, 2015 and hit the Top 40 of Billboard's Rhythmic chart.[4]



In 2007, Carter signed a production deal with Nelly.[5] A year later, he signed a publishing agreement with Primary Wave Entertainment.


In September 2009, Rob Thomas released "Someday", co-written with Carter, and became Rob Thomas's third career No. 1 on Billboards Adult Top 40 chart.[2] Within a couple of years, he co-wrote "Stuck Like Glue" with Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra), Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland. It was released in July 2010, selling almost three million copies and became the 11th most downloaded country music song of all time, and the highest debut for a country group or duo on the Hot 100, debuting at No. 20.[6] He co-wrote, co-produced, and was featured alongside Ray J on Mr. Midwest's song, "Shorty Is A Weirdo", which was released on March 20, 2011. In May 2012, Haley Reinhart released Listen Up! with the song, "Let's Run Away" which he co-wrote and produced. Carter co-wrote and co-produced the song, "Don't Keep in Touch", from Marcus Canty's EP, This...Is Marcus Canty. In 2013, he was a part of two songs on country artist Billy Currington's album We Are Tonight, on which he co-wrote, produced, and sang background on "Hallelujah" as well as rapped a verse on "Banana Pancakes". Carter appeared on Gloria Trevi's album, De Pelicula, singing a rap verse on "Habla Blah Blah".[7] The song reached No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs on the Billboard charts.[8] He was also on the song "Mr. Almost", from Meghan Trainor's debut, three-time platinum studio album, Title.[9]


Shy released his single "Bring It Back" under RCA Records in 2015.[5] It debuted on Sirius XM Hits 1 radio, on their weekend show, "Hitbound", on July 25, 2015, and "graduated" to their "Weekend Countdown" on September 19, 2015.[10] The song hit the Top 40 of the Billboard Rhythmic charts.[11] Shy wrote Jamie Foxx's single "Baby's In Love" feat. Kid Ink which was released in May 2015.[12] Carter appeared on DJ Quik and Problem's Rosecrans Ep on the track "A New Nite".[13] Shy also appeared on Charlie Puth's song "As You Are", from Puth's debut studio album, Nine Track Mind and co-wrote the two-time platinum hit single "One Call Away".[1]Billy Currington's number one "It Don't Hurt Like It Used To" (released in February 2016) was also co-written by Shy.[14] Most recently, Shy co-wrote Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's latest single "Speak To A Girl" off their upcoming duets album.[15] The song is currently climbing the country charts.[16] He also is featured on two songs on Keith Urban's new album, Graffiti U.


  1. ^ a b "Charlie Puth Dials Up First No. 1 on an Airplay Chart as a Lead With 'One Call Away'". Billboard. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b c d "Rob Thomas".
  3. ^ "Gloria Trevi premieres her new single 'Habla Blah Blah'". AXS. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "iTunes (U.S.) - Music - Shy Carter - Bring It Back (feat. Aleon Craft) - Single". iTunes (U.S.). August 7, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Tomorrow's Hits: Alvaro Soler, Shy Carter & Dallas Smith". Billboard. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Week Ending May 5, 2013. Songs: Macklemore Pulls A Gaga". Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Gloria Trevi on Recording In English, Breaking Language Barriers at Billboard Latin Conference: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Chart Highlights: Nico & Vinz Vault To No. 1 On Adult Pop Songs With 'Am I Wrong'". Billboard.
  9. ^ "iTunes (U.S.) - Music - Meghan Trainor - Title (Deluxe Edition)". iTunes (U.S.). January 9, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Hits 1: Weekend Countdown (10/24/2015)". Hear & Now. 2015-10-26. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Shy Carter - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Google Play". Google Play. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "DJ Quik / Problem: Rosecrans Album Review | Pitchfork". Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Billy Currington Stays at No. 1 Two Weeks Running". Taste of Country. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Hear Tim McGraw, Faith Hill's Sweeping Duet 'Speak to a Girl'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "Login to All Access | Breaking Radio News and Free New Music |". All Access. Retrieved .

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