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Shellback
Shellback
Information
Full name

Karl Johan Schuster

Born

February 1, 1985 (age 31)

Resides

Stockholm, Sweden

Nicknames

Shellback

Occupation

Songwriter, record producer, musician

Website

shellbackmusic.com

Karl Johan Schuster, professionally known as Shellback is a Swedish songwriter, record producer and musician. He's written music for Briney Spears, Leona Lewis, Backstreet Boys, Pink, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift and One Direction. He's written and/or produced 6 songs that have peaked at number 1 in the Billboard Hot 100.

Background

Karl started out as a drummer before becoming a vocalist. Aged 16, he originally said that he had no interest in pop music and went with indierock and deathmetal types of music. He met Max Martin, a music producer and songwriter, through mutual friend Julius.

Julius kept sending Max indierock/ deathmetal demos by Karl but in 2006, Max invited him to a demo to see what Karl would be like making pop music and since 2007, Karl has been signed with Maratone, Max Martin's production company. His first songs whom he co-wrote with Max Martin were Pink's "So What" and Britney Spear's "If You Seek Amy".

Credits

One Direction

Take Me Home

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